The Executive have endorsed a 2018 ‘Back To School’ Grant for registered members, to assist in schooling costs. Please download the links below for further information on the grant process, and application form.
In 2016 the Runanga entered into a MOU with Department of Corrections – Ara Poutama Aotearoa to propagate native plant seedling. These seeds were collected within our takiwa by whanau and then sent to Milton Correctional Centre where they were divided with half of them be sent to Invercargill Correctional Centre. Recently the office sent 2000 potting bags to Invercargill as the seedlings needed repotting as they have outgrown the recycled milk cartons they started their journey in.
Horticulture Instructor Kara from Invercargill Correctional Centre sent the photo to show whanau of the progress to date. Hopefully we will received the native seedlings in late 2018 where they will spend some time in the shade house in the Marae garden before being replanted.
It is hoped membership of the committee will comprise of:
5 rangatahi members
2 facilitators who have experience with rangatahi engagement and governance experience.
We are looking for rangatahi who wish to sit on the rangatahi committee for Waihao runanga. This will be the space for rangatahi to determine their own aspirations and the aspirations of other Waihao rangatahi in alignment with the objects of Te Runanga O Waihao Inc. This includes wellbeing, cultural, educational and employment aspirations. We are looking for innovation, creativity and the motivation to develop plans for engagement for rangatahi.
The Executive welcome whānau members from throughout NZ as technology will allow for distance participation in meetings. For rangatahi applicants please outline 1 aspiration you have for Waihao rangatahi in the future.