Making Sound Decisions
The Raukawa Charitable Trust recently held its last workshop for the 2016 financial year which centred on marae development at Mangakaretu Marae on 15th May 2016.
With 16 marae throughout the Raukawa takiwā affiliated to the Raukawa Settlement Trust and with an annual charitable distribution of approximately $500,000 per year, the iwi organisation sought to provide a series of workshops to provide support and training to marae officers, trustees and uri members to equip them with the knowledge required to make sound decisions around the governance and financial management of their respective marae.
The workshops, which have been delivered over the last two years, also focussed on tribal registrations and grants. To ensure that we delivered the best information possible, the workshops were developed and delivered in collaboration with industry professionals including GHA Chartered Accountants, Westpac and Community Waikato.
Over 30 participants attended the final workshop led by our Aka Tauwhiro Group Manager, Maria Te Kanawa. Gary Thompson from Community Waikato presented and this particular workshop focused on charter review, and trustee roles and responsibilities.
Tangata Marae whānau member and RST trustee, Waimātao Smith, attended the hui and found it to provide an excellent forum in which whānau from all the marae could share kōrero that benefits all of our hapū and marae.
“It was really enjoyable and very interesting… especially for those who are unfamiliar with charters”, she said.
“I loved how we were able to collectively share our experiences so we could all walk away more knowledgeable than when we first came. For me it’s about our iwi helping our people to help ourselves, … he huarahi pai tēnā”
Further workshops will be held in 2017 financial year and will be posted in our events calendar, for more information please contact 0800 728 5292