Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana (TTPOW)
Welcome to the home of Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana (TTPOW)
Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana is a entity which was established in 2014 by the descendants of Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana to progress all Treaty of Waitangi claims on behalf of our Iwi.
If you are a descendant of Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana and descend from an ancestor or original owner in the lands and lakes of Waikaremoana we urge you to register here by following the registration link. Please note: You must be 18 years or over to register with Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana.
Posted 18 July 2017
Ngati Ruapani land owners possibilities
Te Tatau Pounamu O Waikaremoana are very pleased with the efforts of Trustees of our lands to secure a Whenua Maori Fund grant from Te Puni Kokiri, of $ 56,000, to produce a Land Use Assessment Report for our remaining lands.
The funding is used primarily to engage specialists in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, housing, aquaculture, infrastructure, honey production, renewable energy and the like. These specialists will produce a cogent report to better inform owners and Trustees on the way forward and the long term sustainability of our land.
Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana will seek feedback from Ngati Ruapani tribal members and their views on this topic at future meetings and specific wananga called to explore all possibilities.
The Trustees leading this development are pleased with progress and advisors have been selected. Advisors are to meet with Trustees shortly.
We will do our best to keep all Heiotahoka and Te Kopani 36/37 land block owners updated on this matter and future developments with our soon to developed section on this website, dedicated to Ngati Ruapani Land matters.
Trustees of Mokau, Te Maara A Te Atua and Hopuruahine Reserves, located on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana have agreed to consider a motion to remove these Reserves from their Trusteeship .
To do so correctly, they have called for a Hui at Tuwai for all owners on:
Saturday July 22, commencing 10am.
Owners in these three Reserves will have an opportunity to offer their views. It is intended that the Trustees will then forward their findings to the Maori Land Court. We urge all owners to attend.
Whilst the Road closure of SH 38 between Wairoa and Murupara has been closed for some timedue to storm damage and land slips the lack of road traffic has been a disaster for visitors to the Te Urewera Park. Recent weather has also prevented occasional blockages of the road between Wairoa and Tuwai. Notwithstanding these challenges, TTPOW, in conjunction with regional Tourism operators, will host mini workshops to explore this potential sector in September 2017.
Ngati Ruapani Hui in Te Teko
Following a very well attended hui in Te Teko the Kaumatua Kaunihera grew with the inclusion of 7 more kaumatua appointed by whanau under the leadership of Tumanako Waiwai. Directors are astonished at the high calibre of kaumatua now assembled by Tumanako and his team.