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reconnecting with land and culture Ambitious and inspirational people wanted TOITŪ TE MANA

A taste of honey on Koro Ruapehu


Passing knowledge down the generations

TOITŪ TE TANGATA New campaign asks ‘Kei whea koe?’

Whenua is when I return to my whānau. The roots into the ground.

We look after nearly 100,000 hectares of Māori land on behalf of over 97,000 owners. But we only have 60% of the contact details for owners that we need. This means that over 30,000 owners are losing a connection to their whenua. We need your help to locate owners so we can invite them to hui, pay them any funds we hold for them, and understand their aspirations for the whenua.

Who is Te Tumu Paeroa We support Māori land owners to protect and enhance their land – for now and generations to come.

What to do next Maintain your connection. If you or your whānau have new contact details, please let us know. 0800 WHENUA








Contents ISSUE 10 / 2019




3 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS Programme of events planned

10 RECLAIMING THE SACRED: RECONNECTING WITH LAND AND CULTURE Reviving old traditions for future generations

23 LISTENING TO THE AWA Connection heralds career change

16 MĀTAURANGA MĀORI LEADS TO AWA KNOWLEDGE Kaumatua help enhance scientific approach

27 NEW CAMPAIGN ASKS ‘KEI WHEA KOE?’ Reconnecting with whānau

4 CUSTODIANS OF ASSETS SET LIMITS An insight into managing debt 5 A TASTE OF HONEY ON KORO RUAPEHU New investment opportunity revealed 7 A  MEETING OF MINDS AND FAMILY Visiting Wākatu Incorporation 9 AMBITIOUS AND INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE WANTED Learning at the Board table


18 PASSING KNOWLEDGE DOWN THE GENERATIONS Awhiwhenua practical tutor appointed

26 KERIA LEAVES TRUST IN GOOD STEAD Trust Chair stands down


21 FROM SAND DUNES TO STEEP HILLS Tyla Whitewood embraces farm life




Editor’s Panui AWHI MAGAZINE Editor Mavis Mullins Deputy Editor Polly Catlin-Maybury Creative Director Sheree Anaru Photography Quentin Bedwell Graphic Design Dave Pope

ĀTIHAU-WHANGANUI INCORPORATION Postal PO Box 4035 Whanganui 4541 Physical 16 Bell Street Whanganui 4500 Ohakune 22 Ayr Street Ohakune 4625 Telephone +64 (6) 348 7213 Fax +64 (6) 348 7482 Email office@atihau.com www.atihau.com

iSTUDIOS MULTIMEDIA LTD Postal PO Box 8383 New Plymouth 4340 Phyisical 77B Devon Street East New Plymouth 4310 Telephone +64 (6) 758 1863 Email info@istudios.co.nz www.istudios.co.nz


Huruhuru te mahuru Pehipehi te rautī Ka tipu hei huatau e Spring is a time of sharp frosts, warmer days and new lives being born. It is also a busy time for farmers like us with calving and lambing beats, fencing repairs and monitoring of grass growth to last us through the coming summer months. We hope you enjoy this edition as we introduce more of our fantastic whānau and their accomplishments. Succession planning is important here at Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporated and we are proud to be able to give uri the opportunity to participate at governance level. We are looking for new independent and associate directors – find out more on page 9. We have stepped up our engagements this year so we can kōrero with our shareholders all year through, not just once at the Annual General Meeting. This has made for a busy calendar but we have found it fun and rewarding to be able to meet so many Ātihau-Whanganui Inc whānau. Our Awhi brand has landed in the USA in the form of Awhi Lamb and Awhi Mānuka Honey. These products are being welcomed at the high-value end of the market, in line with our strategic goals. A huge pat on the back has to go to our diligent staff and management team as we forge these new frontiers. Finally, we hope you find interest and inspiration from each other in this edition of AWHI Magazine.

Ned Tapa enjoys some Awhi Ruapehu Angus at the Whanganui Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau event.

CONTRIBUTORS Polly Catlin-Maybury Moana Ellis Renee Kiriona-Ritete Tui MacDonald



Mavis Mullins Chairperson

Celebrating 50 years A year of remembrance, celebration and gratitude is planned to mark the 50-year anniversary of ĀtihauWhanganui Incorporation (Awhi) being formed. The programme of special events, to be launched at this year’s AGM, will be held around the rohe to ensure that everyone in the Ātihau whānau can take part in marking this significant milestone. “Becoming an incorporated society 50 years ago was a huge shift for everyone concerned,” says Mavis Mullins, Chairperson of the ĀtihauWhanganui Inc Board. “Since then the organisation has followed the dreams and aspirations of that very first committee of management to protect our whenua and bring prosperity to our uri.” “We are proud of who we are and what we have become, an organisation that has grown its equity base and works to provide learning and employment to our people. We are that much closer to being a price maker, not a price taker. We have worked to stay true to our Ātihau-Whanganuitanga, maintaining and enhancing our cultural connections.”

Events will include a rangatahi forum for young leaders to talk and share experiences and their vision for the future, a special farm tour and a chance to dress up and have fun at a Gala Ball to culminate the year. “We want to engage as many as possible to acknowledge our past, the struggles and the hard times, and celebrate the success we have achieved as a business and as a whānau,” says Mavis. “We also want to acknowledge those leaders and whānau who have gone before us who laid the foundations of the path we are now on.” A commemorative book is also planned which will contain a brief history of the incorporation and some insights into the life of Dr Whakaari Te Rangitākuku Dudley Mete-Kingi, who was a tribal leader and chair of both Morikaunui and Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporations, told through the recollections of his whānau.

Above: Committee of Management, 1970 Back row: N. Bates, R. Pehi, Front row: M. Gray, H. B. Marumaru, H. K. Hipango, W. R. Mete-Kingi (Chairman), H. Amohia, J. Lloyd (Secretary).

A record of the landmarks and characteristics of the ĀtihauWhanganui Inc whenua, along with its tribal understanding and knowledge, will also be included. “We want to acknowledge the journey of our people ensuring our connections to the land remain warm while staving off settler interest and government pressure,” explains Te Tiwha Puketapu. “It is such a special story of resilience.” The publication is due to be released in 2020. A more detailed programme of events will be announced at the AGM in December. TOITŪ TE MANA


Custodians of the asset set limits Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation’s Finance Manager Brenton Barker talks about the Treasury Policy in place to keep shareholder assets secure.

In the last issue of AWHI Magazine, I talked about how we use debt to invest in the future of the incorporation, our shareholders and their whānau, tamariki and mokopuna. This issue, I want to explain the controls we have in place to make sure our debt levels remain in balance with our assets, the investments we need to make in our existing businesses and the new opportunities we want to explore to optimise shareholder return over the medium and long term. These controls are called the Treasury Policy and are essentially a set of rules, or guidelines, set by the Board. Each guideline must be met before the Board will grant permission for an investment to be made. Generational responsibility is the key to considerations. The guidelines are that a business case must be made that shows the benefit it will bring to the organisation, how the debt will be managed, what return the investment will bring in monetary terms and that due diligence (confirming the facts of the proposal are all as claimed) is carried out.

Ātihau-Whanganui Inc has a net worth in purely monetary terms of more than $160M - the table below lays out the limitations the Board has set in terms of borrowing funds for investment. All this is termed as ‘mitigating risk’. Risk can be an emotive word, you ‘risk your neck’, for example, but we all takes risks every day, and most of the time we don’t even notice! Taking out a mortgage is a ‘risk’ there is a risk you can’t make the payments, that the interest rates will shoot up alarmingly, that your house (your asset) will get blown away. But all those things can be managed you are good at what you do so keep your job, you ‘fix’ the rate of interest you’ll be paying and you have home insurance. You have mitigated your risk. Ātihau-Whanganui Inc takes the same approach when using debt to invest. We parcel the debt up into packages so we can get the best possible interest rate. So say we invested $4m. We could say lets parcel up $2m that we will pay off at a rate of 3.5% over 10 years, another $1m at a rate of 4% over the next 8 years and the last $1m we will pay off quickly over 5 years at a rate of 4.5%. (The longer the term,

BORROWING LIMITS Debt is managed within the following macro limits & ratios. Ratio

Preferred Policy Limits

Net Interest as % of EBIT Net debt as a % of realisable assetts** Net debt as a % of equity

<40% <100% <30%

*EBIT defined as earnings before interest & tax & depreciation (excluding depreciation on farm development capitalised) **Reliable assets defined as all assets except for that land which was reclaimed as part of the original settlement. 4


generally speaking, the lower the interest rate.) This way, we are making sure we can service the debt, but we are also making sure we reduce our debt levels when we can. We are mitigating the risk. The Executive Team has the challenge of putting up clearly considered investment opportunities to the Board that are aligned with our strategic plan and comply with the Treasury Policy. It is then up to the Board if they grant approval or not. Sometimes, that approval is not given which is a clear indicator of the robust financial governance we have in place, together with a strong business partnership with our funding provider BNZ. So, we can’t just invest in whatever takes our fancy. Our treasury policy defines the framework and sets clear expectations of what we need to consider. We monitor, we test and we reflect before we go ahead, conscious at all times of the responsibility we carry to all our shareholders, the ones that have gone before, those that look to us now and the ones to come. The maturity profile of the total committed funding in respect of all losses and committed facilities is to be controlled by the following limits: Period



0 to 1 years



1 to 3 years



3 to 5 years






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A taste of honey on Koro Ruapehu

Ä&#x20AC;tihau-Whanganui Incorporation is capitalising on its investment into Ruapehu Alpine Limited (RAL) by showcasing its Awhi branded products on the mountain.



An estimated 400,000 tourists and visitors who use the new Sky Waka Ruapehu gondola will pass through the Knoll Ridge Chalet located at the top of the gondola ride.

Ātihau-Whanganui Inc CEO Andrew Beijeman says since the Sky Waka Ruapehu opening at the end of July, ticket sales have exceeded expectations.

The chalet serves Awhi premium beef in its Pinnacles Restaurant, Awhi pies are available at the Pātaka and Four Peak Alley cafes, and there are plans sell Awhi honey in the tourism retail shop.

“In its first three weeks 17,000 sightseeing tickets were sold. If this continues RAL will reach its three-year projection in one year,” says Andrew. “This results in better revenue for us and our investment, plus a lot more people are eating our beef and buying our honey.”

Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Chair Mavis Mullins is proud to have this local produce available to visitors to the region. “The majority of our lands sit under the shadow of Koro Ruapehu, he dominates our landscape and our wairua. He has been our guide, our confidante and the playground for our people for generations–we worship there, we celebrate there, and we play there,” says Mavis. “This was a golden opportunity to showcase our premium products through the culinary outlets on the maunga.” The investment into the RAL venture was made with a lot of thought and deliberation. “We have been a lot clearer where our focus should be and how our bond investment enhances our core business,” says Mavis.



A values meeting with Board members from each company provided a good understanding of the cultural and business benefits both wanted to weave into the venture. “Our due diligence provided positive markers in terms of investment return, so our greatest time was spent ensuring there was going to be a commitment to cultural alignment,” says Mavis.

Innovative design meant the new gondola has a reduced physical footprint with less towers, positioned to blend into the landscape. Wastewater treatment systems have also been improved. The Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Board is also using this opportunity to learn more about the benefits of investing in tourism. The data collected through Sky Waka Ruapehu is available to the organisation and will aid in providing a better understanding of this sector. “Looking ahead at the Central North Island playground, we do need to be thinking more about our tourism strategy,” says Mavis. “As we evolve and grow, we need to spread risk and diversify beyond the farm gate, and tourism could be the way we do that.”

Sustained employment for locals will grow thanks to Sky Waka Ruapehu expecting to attract more summer visitors.

“We have been a lot clearer where our focus should be and how our bond investment “This has positive flow-on effects, enhances our core including more permanent employment business.” opportunities and sales of Awhi brand products,” says Andrew.

Mavis Mullins

A meeting of minds and family Images supplied by Wakatū Incorporation.

The trip to Whakatū (Nelson) in Te Tauihu, the top of the South Island, involved members of the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Board and Executive Management Team.

A deep cultural connection between two Māori organisations was strengthened still further when a delegation from Ātihau-Whanganui Inc visited Wakatū Incorporation.

“Our people have strong individual networks within Wakatū and the time was right to meet business to business,” says Mavis Mullins, Chair of the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Board. “Wakatū is a leading light in terms of taking their products from whenua to market and it was an opportunity for us all to talk and learn from each other.”



“It was particularly pertinent for us to explore how the organisation collects and uses data and analytics, as well as engaging with their people on a cultural level, making sure staff and whānau are fully conversant with the kaupapa or purpose is so important.” Wākatu Incorporation has around 4000 shareholders, descendants of the original Māori land owners of the Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay regions. One of the largest private landowners in the regions, Wakatū farms more than 530 hectares of land and sea and has a diverse business portfolio that includes vineyards, orchards, residential properties, large retail developments, office buildings and marine farms. Kono, the food and beverage business of Wakatū, focuses on high quality beverages, wine, fruit bars, seafood products, pipfruit and hops. Their premium brands include Tohu Wines, Tutū cider, Annies Food You Trust and Kiwa oysters. “It was a real meeting of minds as we talked strategically about our two similar philosophies when it comes 8


to delivering exceptional quality products to discerning customers and moving up the value-add supply chain,” says Mavis. “The story they have to tell resonates a great deal with the journey Ātihau-Whanganui Inc is on so there was an immediate aligned understanding.” Kerensa Johnston, Chief Executive of Wakatū Incorporation, welcomed the opportunity to kōrero with the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc group and build on the existing whanaungatanga relationship.

willing to share their knowledge and understanding. “After the visit, I was left with the feeling that there is a real untapped power between our two entities and I look forward to working together more in the future,” says Kerensa. “Wakatū do what they do beautifully, and with smart execution and integrity,” said Mavis. “I would like to acknowledge Paul (Morgan, Chair of the Wakatū Board), Kerensa and Rachel and thank them for the welcome and sense of kinship they showed us.”

“It was an incredibly positive conversation where we shared our particular aspirations for our businesses and our people.” “We both understand that innovation, adaptability, and diversification is the key to our success and are keen to support each other as we find our ways of adding value to the products we produce.” “The love we hold for our land is a shared one - the Māori connection with the whenua is true for us all, regardless of where we are.” The spirit of kotahitanga was strong throughout the visit, with everyone

Above:Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation Chair, Mavis Mullins with Wakatū Incorporation Chair, Paul Morgan.

Ambitious and aspirational people wanted Providing the opportunity to take a seat around the governance table is helping leaders of the future gain the experience they need.

The associate and independent director programme was launched five years ago as part of ĀtihauWhanganui Incorporation’s succession planning, and has proved to be a positive experience for all concerned. “Providing mentorship and giving people exposure to the nuts and bolts of governance is hugely rewarding,” says Mavis Mullins, Chair of the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Board, “and the organisation benefits too, from their skills and what is often a fresh perspective.” “Previous associate and independent directors have contributed in very meaningful ways to the conversations we have around our various committee tables.” Ātihau-Whanganui Inc is currently reviewing applications and nominations received for an Associate Director to join the Committee of Management and an

Independent Director position on the Audit and Risk Committee. “We know that there are people out there who are already doing and achieving great things and this is their opportunity to connect with us so we can help them continue their journey,” says Mavis. These positions are welcomed into the governance team and hold the same responsibility as other Board members when contributing to discussions. “Essentially, they don’t have a vote but they do have a voice when it comes to making decisions about the future direction of the incorporation,” explains Mavis. “It is an opportunity for people to build their confidence and learn about what good governance looks like.” Laurissa Cooney is an independent director who has completed a four year term on the Audit and Risk Committee.

“The experience has been hugely beneficial for me and I feel that I have made a tangible contribution to the organisation,” she says. “It’s a really nice way of getting your feet under the table and provides a platform for future directorship opportunities.” Laurissa is a qualified chartered accountant and was instrumental in the development and implementation of internal policies and structures to manage risk across Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation’s diversified businesses. “The position was also an opportunity for me to give back to my iwi by using my skills and knowledge,” says Laurissa. “The growth and diversification ĀtihauWhanganui Inc is experiencing means that there are a whole lot of opportunities to learn.” TOITŪ TE MANA


Reclaiming the sacred: reconnecting with land and culture Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation is taking a new approach to connecting whānau more closely with their land and developing a uniquely Awhi way of doing business. Moana Ellis finds out about the critical relationship between reconnecting with land and reclaiming culture.





Shareholders have been experiencing a taste of things to come in a winter initiative designed to draw whānau back to traditions associated with the land, its bounty and each other. Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau is a series of gatherings co-hosted by ĀtihauWhanganui Inc and iwi entities to revive traditions associated with land and food resources. Twin inaugural events were held in June in Ohakune, co-hosted by Ngāti Rangi, and in July in Whanganui, co-hosted by Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui. Held in the chill of mid-winter, the events were organised to align with Puanga, the New Year - for Māori, traditionally a time for reflection, planning, whakawhanaungatanga and social occasions aimed at strengthening alliances and forging new relationships.

Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau is a first step toward re-establishing lost connections with land, traditions and ceremony. “Iho is another word for describing a line of descent from Atua, and another word for mouri. For Ngāti Rangi up here at the mountain, Tūnui-ā-Rangi, a short rainbow, is the mouri or kaitiaki that looks after our food resources.” Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau calls on the different energies of the seasons, celebrated through hākari feasting. Importantly, this is also reciprocal - as food comes out of the oven, the steam goes up as an offering in acknowledgement and thanks. “As we start to clean up our rivers and land, we need to start calling the food back by reviving

the ceremonies around kai. It’s a precursor to returning to some of the sacred aspects of land and living, so that our food and resources become abundant.” “Over time, as we re-learn these things, our families from different blocks will be able to carry out these practices and we’ll start once again to observe and understand the knowledge that is there to read in the wind, the stars, the clouds, the flowering, the birds.” “We’ll regain our ability to hear what the land is saying. In 20 years’ time it will be just part of what we do.” This process has already begun, Che says.

Board member Che Wilson describes Puanga as an important season for building connections. “The stars are aligned over these months for getting together, forging new relationships, and lifting each other’s spirits through connecting and strategising for the year ahead.”

Left:Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation Board member Che Wilson addresses the gathering to celebrate Punaga.



“We’re recording these things and taking note - gathering empirical data to ensure we work well with the land so that we’re producing in a legitimately Awhi way. It’s pretty exciting, because deliberately reconnecting to our land will start a snowball effect.” “As we reconnect with the land we reclaim our culture; as we reclaim our culture we reclaim our distinct way of doing business, and our practices will reflect who we are.”

For Ātihau-Whanganui Inc leadership and management, Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau was also an opportune time to draw in whānau shareholders and their wider iwi for an inside view of the organisation’s business developments. Showcasing the latest high-end Awhi brands, chief executive Andrew Beijeman updated shareholders on the story behind three products: Ruapehu Angus Beef, Awhi singlesource lamb and Awhi single-harvest mānuka honey. The quality beef product launched in February has been on the menus of five-star eateries like Fish at the Hilton, Woodside and Sky City, where the Awhi paddock-to-plate philosophy, environmental practices,

and core values are recognised. The lamb currently goes into the United States in small volumes as an upmarket product, with its singlesource status a unique selling factor. “Awhi single-source lamb is marketed on each animal being traceable to one of our farms or partner farms where it was born and raised. It’s our first year marketing this product - we haven’t finished 12 months yet - and it was great to be able to introduce our shareholders to this premium-value product.” Awhi has also been building a strategic relationship with My Food Bag and its just-launched Made range of ready-made meals. Whānau at the Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau events also got a sweet taste of Awhi’s own mānuka honey brand - not yet for sale, but about to be launched to exclusive markets following a research mission to the United States. The single-harvest mānuka honey, collected only once a season, also champions the ethical TOITŪ TE WHENUA

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farming practices that are a point of difference for high-end consumers. “Taking honey only once a year is better for the bees,” Mr Beijeman said. “The ethical treatment of our bees is part of the Awhi story that is now being told around the world.” That story focuses on the connection Awhi has with whenua, and its commitment to the way people, animals and land are cared for. For Che Wilson, the Awhi commitment is critically linked to cultural knowledge. “Basing our practices not just on western knowledge but tūpuna

“We need more land whisperers – people who can hear, read and talk to the land. The more “We need more land whisperers – we become connected people who can hear, read and talk to the land, the more we to the land. The more we become connected to the land, the more we will understand when the will understand when the land needs land needs resting.” science as well will give us an edge that no one else has, because we’re talking to our whenua.”


Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Chair Mavis Mullins says Ngā Iho Kai o Te Tau continues the drive toward achieving business goals for the Awhi brand. “That includes purposefully reaching out to our whānau shareholders and strategic business partners to strengthen

Che Wilson

our organisation and stakeholder relationships, and bring our people with us. “It is also important to connect with our wider iwi entities, many of whom are going through Treaty settlement processes. Going forward, we will need to pull together because we all work for our people. There are opportunities to do that together.” The celebration of Puanga is a lovely time to touch base with each other and build relationships, she said. “We were so proud to share our premium products with our whānau and give greater insight to our people about what we’re doing. It was a lovely event and I’d like to think we’ll do this with our iwi entities on an annual basis.”



“We were so proud to share our premium products with our whānau and give greater insight to our people about what we’re doing.” Mavis Mullins



Image supplied by Gareth Gardner.

Mātauranga Māori adds to awa knowledge Memories flowed like the waters through the Mangawhero awa during two cultural monitoring days held on ĀtihauWhanganui Incorporation farming stations earlier this year.

During both days whānau shared stories of their tupuna and reflected on their early years as they visited three waterways - Ararawa on Ohorea Station, Hapuawhenua on Tohunga Station and an unnamed tributary above Raukawa Falls on Te Paenga Station - providing an insight into how the waterways have changed over the years. Ngā Waihua o Paerangi, previously Ngāti Rangi Trust, have been commissioned to run a five-year project to monitor these waterways. Results will combine western science and mātauranga Māori to provide a more holistic assessment. This is the first time this type of monitoring has been conducted on Ātihau-



Whanganui Inc farms. Amoa Hawira and Megan Younger, Kairangahau Taiao from Ngā Waihua o Paerangi, work on the project. Both also whakapapa to Ngāti Rangi. “It was a huge thing for whānau to come back to places they hadn’t been to in years. That was beautiful in itself,” says Amoa. “Most didn’t realise that what they had to say was valuable to us. They were just having a good old yarn and reminiscing with people they haven’t seen for ages. Bringing them all together to walk the land, to be by these places and letting them talk was so rewarding.”

Whānau described the native shrubs and vegetation that used to grow in the area, and also reflected on where they gathered kai, lived, played and hunted.

lens. I was also able to answer questions they had about the types of monitoring I had done and why it was important. So it was good learning on both parts,” says Megan.

“Yes, we know everything is different now, but hopefully with the help of this project we can get a balance where our waterways are not suffering because of a new practice on these lands,” says Amoa. “This work is a valuable way of tracking this progress.”

The ecological monitoring will be completed every year and another round of cultural monitoring will be completed in 2023. The results are important as all of the sampled waterway catchment area is on Ātihau-Whanganui Inc farmland.

Before the mātauranga Māori work began, a stocktake of the three waterways was undertaken to determine their current water quality. A Stream Ecological Evaluation was completed during February and March this year. This was when the streams were running at their lowest. The same tests at the same locations will also be conducted each year for the next four years.

“We will be able to see if there have been any changes in the five-year period,” says Megan. “The overall results will add value to the scientific data. Ideally we hope to have the same whānau come back to again share their feedback.”

Megan says being part of the cultural monitoring days enabled her to learn from whānau and she also shared information about how the recent ecological monitoring was undertaken. “It was nice to take everybody out there and to see through their

Ātihau-Whanganui Inc CEO Andrew Beijeman is looking forward to seeing the initial baseline results over the next few months. He is pleased Ātihau-Whanganui Inc partnered with Ngā Waihua o Paerangi on this project. “This is the first time we have done this type of monitoring and we will be tracking progress. We are excited to see the improvements made over time,” says Andrew.

Image supplied by Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Trust.



Passing knowledge down the generations The Awhiwhenua programme is going from strength to strength with the appointment of a Practical Tutor. John Carson has the responsibility of teaching on-farm practical skills such as fencing, stock handling, tractor and LUV/ATV training to first year cadets - many of whom arrive with no farming experience at all.

don’t have to do it fast, but you do have to do it right.”

The skills are being taught on a small training block on Te Pā Station where tauira can learn safely with the full support of John and their fellow students.

“Since I was young I had always wanted to go farming. When I left school an old school farmer took me under his wing,” he says. “He taught me a lot and now I’m the old guy passing on my knowledge to others.”

“It’s like training for the Olympics,” says John. “You learn all the basic steps first and over time you become more confident and proficient. You 18


John grew up in the lower Rangitīkei District and remembers spending his free time working on both his family and neighbouring farms.

After years of working and managing farms throughout New Zealand, John also gained

experience on a research farm in Ashburton before spending six years teaching agriculture in Tūrangi. This experience teaching young adults and his ability to ensure practical lessons align with NZQA unit standards made him the perfect fit for the incorporation as their first in-house Practical Tutor. John has made huge strides in his role since joining the team due to his positive coaching style, according to Natasha Poloai, People and Safety Manager at Ātihau-Whanganui Inc. “John finds ways to connect with our

day a week at Ngā Mōkai marae in the classroom, working towards the completion of level 3 Certificate in Agriculture with Derek Priest, Theory Tutor from Land Based Training.

Above: Practical tutor John Carson and Awhiwhenua cadets Pehira Patena (bottom) and Ahungarangi Poutini (top).

“Our current first year students are quiet achievers. By giving them the space to learn their confidence has grown, enabling them to contribute practically on the farm in preparation for the second year of their cadetship.”

Successfully completing the year means students move to one of the incorporation’s stations for the second year of their studies. This provides tauira with the opportunity to continue to learn whilst contributing to working life on farm alongside experienced kaimahi.

“You learn all the basic steps first and over time you become more confident and proficient. You don’t have to do it fast, but you do have to do it right.”

Cadets reside at Awhiwhenua for their first year under the benevolent care of Olive Hawira, the programme’s Kaiawhi. A typical week will consist of four days learning on Te Pā Station and one

“The Awhiwhenua cadetship is seen as a unique offering and one that we are very proud of. It is our collective hope all our graduates will go on to do great things, before one day returning to us,” says Natasha.

tauira in a meaningful and practical way with the aim of building their capability and confidence to set them up for the future,” says Natasha. “His values are ones we share, and we feel very privileged to have him with us.”

John Carson

“The programme doesn’t just teach them how to be good farmers; it helps forge a meaningful connection to the whenua and our values.” TOITŪ TE WHENUA


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From sand dunes to steep hills The rolling hills of Raetihi are a far cry from the sandy beaches of Ōpōtiki, but Awhiwhenua Year Two tauira Tyla Whitewood is enjoying all parts of her new rural life.



Even though Tyla did not grow up on a farm, she was introduced to the industry through school holiday work on a sheep and cattle station in Kutarere, west of Ōpōtiki. Her love of animals, plus an appetite to see other parts of the country, saw her apply and be accepted onto the Awhiwhenua cadet course in 2018. After acclimatising to both the weather and her immediate independence, she has excelled in her work. “I’m used to the cold now,” laughs Tyla. “It was a hell of a shock going from beaches and sun to cold and mountains.”

John Carson, Awhiwhenua’s Practical Tutor, agrees saying she’s a switched-on young woman and will do well in anything she wants to do. Tyla’s second-year placement on farm has seen her join Tawanui Station as a Shepherd, where she continues to develop her skills and her confidence has gone from strength to strength. She is enjoying learning under the guidance of Steve Tapa and the team from Tawanui. “I’m lucky to be surrounded by the right staff and good people who look out for each other,” she says.

Derek Priest, Awhiwhenua’s Theory Tutor from Land Based Training, refers to Tyla as a model student.

Learning to be self-sufficient has been good for Tyla who lives in new purpose-built tauira quarters. She admits being homesick when she first arrived but she now enjoys her independence. The pastoral care provided by Awhiwhenua in her first year has provided her with another level of skills she can use in the future.

“She’s a good role model. She leads by example and doesn’t shy away from anything.”

Natasha Poloai, Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporated People and Safety Manager, says Tyla has excelled

In the first year of her cadetship she completed the Level 3 Certificate in Agriculture course with ease and has impressed those working with her.

“I’m lucky to be surrounded by the right staff and good people who look out for each other.” Tyla Whitewood

under the maanaki of Steve Tapa and his team at Tawanui. Now at 20-years-old, Tyla is thinking to the future and still sees herself working in the agriculture industry, but not necessarily as a shepherd. “I’m thinking of going to University and doing an Ag Science degree. I’m interested in agronomy which is soil and plant science,” she says. “I’ve had a good chat with the people who do what I want to do. They say my cadetship will help me with the practical side of farming, something they say they missed going straight to uni.” Natasha Poloai has continued to support Tyla in this journey and is pleased she still wants to work in the industry.

Left: Derek Priest and Tyla work on some farming theory. Above: Tyla is excelling at both the practical and academic aspects of the cadetship.



“We are nurturing this goal with her. This cadetship has helped inform what she wants to do and we’re excited for her future.”

Listening to the awa Scholarship recipient Ngā Remu Huia Tahupārae has inherited a deep connection with Te Awa Tupua. She talks to Moana Ellis about the understanding that Whanganui River iwi can contribute to the world of science.

Ngā Remu Huia Tahupārae says she was “born into” her connection with Te Awa Tupua. As a child her father would sit her down by the awa and make her listen to it.   “I used to just roll my eyes and say: I can’t hear anything!” the thirdyear science degree student says. Her late father, John Rangitihi Rangiwaiata Tahupārae (Tahu), was a Whanganui iwi leader and tohunga. 

“Dad was so closely tied to the awa. The whakatauki: E rere kau mai te awa nui mai i te Kāhui Maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au - that comes from Dad.” With his cousins and sister Joan, Tahu launched the annual Tira Hoe Waka journey on the Whanganui River, and mentored a generation of young Whanganui River leaders. “I was blessed to be connected to my cousins through living with Dad as a teen and saw the development

of many of our iwi leaders today. I remember when they were just young and learning to lead our iwi. Those are fond memories that sometimes make me giggle probably them as well!” As a young woman, Ngā Remu ran away from iwi obligations and went overseas where, away from the influence of the awa, she could be free to “be me”.  “Yes, I ran away from it all. I didn’t get the importance of it when I was a



kid. Although deep down, I suppose I knew because of how Dad was around the awa. His eyes would light up in excitement when I swam and connected with the awa.”

whatever I’m here to do. I resisted initially, but I finally got the message at Whakahoro at 4am on the day the Te Awa Tupua settlement was signed at Rānana.”

“It was after Dad passed (in 2008) that I started to wholeheartedly connect with the awa again. I understand the connection now and what it means to listen to it.”

A series of events that morning -including her car gently coming off the road - left Ngā Remu with a clear sense of purpose.

Ngā Remu received a High Achievers grant from Te Āti Hau Trust to support her University of Auckland studies for a Bachelor of Science, majoring in geography. The 40-year-old says it was the awa and tūpuna that steered the Auckland Museum events worker toward a change in career. “I know for a fact that the awa and my tūpuna put me on track to do



“That morning, I got the message and was sent on this pathway. I finally understood that nothing in the world meant more to me than the awa. I’ve always had a good science brain - and who would I be if I didn’t use it for the awa?” She cut back fulltime work at Auckland Museum and began studying. Now in her final year, she says receiving iwi support through the grants have allowed her to

survive in Auckland despite working fewer hours to focus on study. “I know that the awa will provide me with whatever I need to get this job done. “I just keep going and everything keeps falling into place.” “So far I have received top grades and absorbed more understanding than if I was stressing out on making ends meet. Not only that but having iwi support makes me more adamant to go home and make a difference. I feel cared for and that what I’m doing matters to someone more than myself. It’s hard to put in words, but I suppose it’s just the ultimate

support the iwi can show me at this time.” Ngā Remu’s degree studies focus on rivers and coastlines. Her research looks at geomorphic responses to re-vegetation programmes and how they might support ‘finding the voice of the river’ and returning it to a state of ora. She says her deep connection to the awa can’t help but bring a different dimension to the science. “Luckily, my professor understands that there’s a seen and an unseen

realm within nature, and that the river has a mouri and is alive. There is an acknowledgement that, as Whanganui, our understanding and connection with the awa is something we can offer the world.”

contributes to the river - but she

Outgoing Te Āti Hau Trust chair Keria Ponga says Ngā Remu has been a grant recipient for a number of years.

that we value her contribution as an

hadn’t applied for any scholarships. So we awarded her the high achievers’ grant as she is entitled to so much more than what she’s ever applied for. We wanted her to know Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation shareholder descendant.”

“We realised what a high achiever she was, and that she’s an A-grade student who comes home and

E rere kau mai te awa nui mai i te Kāhui Maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.



health and wellbeing, education scholarships, sports, marae, cultural and general.

Keria leaves trust in good stead After ten years Keria Ponga is leaving her position as trustee and chair of Te Āti Hau Trust. “The board is in good stead because we have some really smart, younger and wise heads around the table,” says Keria, who has been active in her whenua and tribal affairs since she was a child. The mother and grandmother from Pūtiki Marae says: “I’ve loved my time on the trust and working with a committed team to deliver for all our people regardless of whether they are big shareholders or small shareholders.” The trust is the charitable arm of Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation and its goal is to support shareholders and their whānau, pursue their aspirations and goals. Keria said a highlight for her was a housing project the trust undertook in conjunction with the Whanganui Primary Health Organisation. “More than 40 houses of our shareholders were insulated over two years, and that made a huge difference for them so, yes, that’s something of which the Trust can be really proud.” 26


Other highlights for Keria were the trust’s creation of a tangihanga fund several years ago, a focus on supporting kaumātua and marae and, seeing the amazing things our shareholders and beneficiaries of Ātihau-Whanganui Inc are doing locally, nationally and globally. I am also pleased that the Alumni programme is underway, as this topic has been under discussion for at least 7 out of 10 years of the Trusts existence.

The new forms are expected to be published on the trust’s website in time for when next year’s grant application rounds open. Applying online will also be an option. “Processing and distributing grants is a huge job for both our people and our administrators so I am happy that the process will be made easier for everyone as I vacate the chair.” The Trust has had many learnings in its 10 year existence. I am reminded of one such initiative where the Trust hosted a series of Hui with likeminded organisations, looking to pool together what little resources we had, to make the funds go further. Although the timing wasn’t quite right, there are new entities on the scene, which now make this a more viable proposition. As we head into the next decade for the Trust, I am excited by the opportunities that lay ahead of them.

We have consistently messaged that the Trust aims to make it easier for shareholders and their beneficiaries to apply for grants, which requires a complete overhaul of the Trusts grant application forms and website.

Shar Amner takes over the reins as chair and is joined by fellow ĀtihauWhanganui Inc board members Whatarangi Murphy Peehi and Rāwiri Tinirau and independent trustees Aaron Rice Edwards and Jessica Smith (reappointed).

The trust currently has two grants applications forms – one for education and scholarships and another for general which covers a range of kaupapa or categories.

“Shar brings a wealth of experience to the role. I wish him all the very best as incoming trust chair, and I depart confident in the knowledge that he will serve our people well.”

“We realised that different kaupapa require different questions and supporting information so now every kaupapa has its own form.”

Keria, who has a background in business mentoring and an in-depth knowledge in the machinery of government, will continue to serve on the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc Board.

Those kaupapa consist of kaumātua

New campaign asks ‘Kei whea koe?’ Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation has embarked on an intensive campaign to reduce the $2.3 million in unclaimed dividends they are holding for shareholders whose contact details are unknown.



Jonelle Hiroti-Kinane and Charmaine Teki are working hard to track down missing whānau.

There are more than 9000 shareholders in the incorporation’s lands but the organisation does not have contact details for 5000 of them, 500 of which have more than $1,000 in unclaimed dividends owing to them. The Ātihau-Whanganui Inc shareholder engagement team will be using social media, print media and hui over the next year to find those shareholders in the new campaign entitled ‘Kei whea koe?’ (‘Where are you?’). Whetu Moataane, ĀtihauWhanganui Incorporation Tikanga and Branding Manager, says the hui planned with whānau across the rohe will be key to finding many of the shareholders. “Our people at home will have institutional knowledge of the families we need to find; it really is just a matter of us taking the time to meet and talk with them which we will be doing over the coming months.” “One of the main problems is that some of these shareholders either don’t know they are shareholders 28


in Ātihau-Whanganui Inc, or some of them have passed on and their whānau don’t know about their Māori land interests or that there is money owing to them.”

grandchildren will need to go through the succession process with the Māori Land Court before claiming their dividend from the incorporation.

The team has estimated that the 500 shareholders are owed a total of $1.5 million in unclaimed dividends.

“It is up to the whānau of the deceased shareholder to decide whether or not they succeed to the shares individually or as a whānau trust, but we are here to help steer them in the right direction with that process,” says Charmaine.

“The majority of the shareholders, whose contact details are unknown, are owed less than $1,000 each but 500 of them are owed substantial amounts between $1,000 and $30,000 each,” says Charmaine Teki from the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc engagement team. “Our aim is to reduce our unclaimed dividends balance.” Charmaine says the process of claiming an unclaimed dividend would be straight forward for those shareholders who are alive.

Earlier this year, the team canvassed shareholders who lived in Australia. “There was $50,000 owing to our people who we knew lived in Australia so by simply contacting them with the details we had on file and requesting updated bank account details we were able to distribute $10,000.”

“It would be a simple matter of them filling out a shareholder update form, providing their identification and their bank account details.”

All shareholders on social media are encouraged to start following the Ātihau-Whanganui Inc page on Facebook and to share any pānui posted on there as part of the ‘Kei whea koe?’ campaign.

For the shareholders who have passed on, their children or

www.facebook.com/ atihauwhanganui

‘Kei whea koe?’ Unclaimed Dividends List Do you or your whānau know any of the people on the list below?

If you have any information, please contact Charmaine or Jonelle at the office as follows:

Each of them holds more than $1,000 worth of unclaimed dividends and Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation would love to reconnect with them.

Email: office@atihau.com Mail: PO Box 4035, Whanganui 4541 Visit us: 16 Bell Street (upstairs), Whanganui Call: 06 348 7213 between 8.30am and 4pm weekdays

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Skelton Helen May 3020 Smith Sarah Tuera 5010 Smith Mark Karihi 18111 Soffe Tracey Michelle 16469 Soffe Matthew Kerry 16471 Soloman Estate Shirley Kuraroa 11698 Spring Letitia Faith Tawhiti 9347 Stevens Estate Tira Cecilia 13453 Stoupe Hepetema Eru 3338 Stringer Waipurukamu 5085 Stubbing Francis Bernard 5726 Sullivan James 5953 Sullivan Tyrin Jay 18299 Taha Mere Hori 11912 Tahana Harata 4398 Tahana Te Rakei Hiko 8418 Tahau Beatrice Valma 2788 Tahuparae Pumipi Rangi 4355 Taiaroa Estate Taitema 12625 Taiaroa Miles Medley 6275 Taipo Rio 12500 Taipua Estate Tira Kahurangi 11416 Taitumu Edward Huiatahi 10356 Taitumu Kopa 11668 Taiwhati Ria 6197 Taiwhati Jnr Francis 18290 Takana Reremoana 4550 Takarangi Keina Tao 3704 Takarangi Terei Hoani Kataka 12718 Takarangi James Wilson 3299 Takarangi Estate Pani 6290 Takarangi Whanau Trust Hakopa Te Rangiunuhia 18582 Ernie Karu Taku Naijel Kevin 6733 Tamaka Estate Urutahi 5047 Tamakehu Estate Maria 4789 Tamana Estate Henare 11298 Tamawhiro Tame 4794 Tamehana Ngawai Maraea 5383 Tamehana Tamara 12647 Tamehana Estate Rapera 12425 Tamou Whanau Trust Mangu and Tirita 17237 Tangaroa Taurimatanga 4850 Tangaroa Bronc te Naera 10551 Tanoa Martin 3701 Tanoa Estate Rangi 4419 Tapa Patricia Eileen 5781 Tapa Lena 6915 Tapa Mark Hori 4839 Taputoro Martin Jnr 7113 Taputoro Stephen Charles 7116 Taukawe Estate Huiarei 11442 Taurua Mae Tauwera 4679 Tawharu Hine-Whakangi Doreen 13449 Te Ara Hera 11316 Te Arohanui Whanau 20692 Trust

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Te Huia Matthew 11435 Te Huia Whanau Trust Rihara and Eva 18648 Te Huna Richard 10212 Te Huna Andre Phillipe 20234 Te Hura Tuturi 12843 Te Miha Frederick 14188 Te Moti-Teka Rex Fitzgerald 19762 Te Patu Whanau Trust 19744 Te Pohe Whanau Trust Anthony & Jackie 20781 Te Porana Estate Francis Harry 3809 Te Taipu Estate Pukeke 9939 Te Ture Peter 7294 Te Ture Richard 14581 Te Ture Whanau Trust Queenie Hoera 20558 Te Weehi Claudine 3567 Te Whareoneone Hinekura 3091 Te Whareoneone Peata 9832 TeAngina Mischima Uru 11975 TeAngina Rangi Guy 12384 TeAngina Estate William Uru 12983 TeAokehu Paki 12146 TeAwheto Retihia 12478 TeHuia Daniel Patrick 2904 TeHuia Luanna 4881 TeHuia Harold 5941 TeHuna Estate Pomare 4327 TeMoa Kahuoterangi 11564 Teo Hira 11379 TeParau Rauaia 12430 TeRueke Wiri 13010 TeRuruku Estate Anaru 2689 TeTana Hami 11255 Tete Reimana 12464 TeUrutahi Puti 12327 TeWaati Peggy Miriama 5051 TeWaati Mutu 12015 TeWhatu Aida 5687 TeWhiti Estate Tuhi 4973 TeWhitu Morehu Rongonui 3920 Timoti Estate John Hone Maata 3189 Tinirau Rose Marie 3283 Tiraha Mihi Timenenga 19752 Tohi Charlie 2819 Toitaha Urianga Wiremu 5042 Tonihi Cecilia 7944 Trow Estate Malcolm Allan 21028

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Tuaine (Piripi) Whanau Lester 8512 Trust Tuaine Terehoro Matua Edward 10307 Tuaolii Estate Losi 9587 Tuatini Ngahuia 12050 Tuka Heta Hastings 4829 Tuka John Charles 5739 Tunga Estate Pollyanne 4166 Turanga Alice 11433 Turner Carlene 17632 Tutauha Estate Bella Ngarataki 4000 Tuwairua Jean 3837 Tyson Elaan Desiree 18377 Waetford Albert Victor 2670 Wairau Tracey Ani 10990 Wairurua Ture 5000 Waitere Taituha 12626 Walker Wiki 4913 Wallace Te Tohe Victor 10352 Wallace Estate Kawai 3453 Walton Ann Marie 5942 Waretini Panico Frances 14345 Waretini Estate Tahana Campbell 13682 Whanau Trust Jack Keipara Kapea 21186 Whanau Trust Paki Te Awhina 21222 Whanau Trust Ruiha Takarangi 21247 Wharemate Pou 12303 Whetu Tony Tohungia 12911 Whetu Mark Anthony 13332 Whitcombe-Taiwhati Virginia 5718 Wickliffe Estate Topeora Tutuki TeWharau 10366 Wihongi Thomas 6632 Wihongi George Sutherland 6635 WiKeepa Rawinia 4507 Williams Benjamin Tukotahi 6178 Williams Jack 11781 Williams Estate Terry 5960 Williams Estate Alfred Francis 11677 Wills Rangi Marehua 21108 Wilson Theresa 9826 Wilson Pine Takarangi 10682 Wilson Evelyn 11193 Wilson Jacqueline 18291 Wineti Faye Nathena Justine 19899 Winterburn Alfred 17893 Wire Erana 11167











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