'Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua' - through better understanding, skills, relationships and use of our land assets our marae and organisation can better support employment, enterprise and housing needs of tribal members.
Waikato Tainui will invest $10million in land development for the following purposes - growing food, solar farming, and the building of affordable homes.
- The Waikato region is the fourth biggest in New Zealand
- Collectively Waikato-Tainui are one of the biggest land holders in the Waikato region yet the potential of many of these land holdings is unrealised
- The Waikato region and Hamilton in particular is growing in economic significance and is a key gateway to Auckland
- Lands in the Waikato region are diverse and rich in natural resources and feature prime agricultural lands
- Maaori homeownership, enterprise and income rates continue to lag behind average New Zealanders
- 68 Waikato marae have plans for the utilisation of their marae land holdings
- 10 marae land proposals progressed to feasibility study
- 50-100 employment opportunities created
- 50-100 whaanau progressing through tribal housing programme
- All tribal land assets identified and suite of supports for land utilisation developed
LINKS TO GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES
- Supporting Maaori and Pasifika aspirations
- Building a productive nation
- Transforming the economy