a few of our past and current Projects...
Tutetawha Marae (Current)
Once building consent is granted for Tutetawha Marae, the plans will be issued to three commercial construction companies for (price) tendering.
This project is a priority for the trust, and we endeavour to complete the mahi over the next financial year.
11 Tuwharetoa Street (Current)
In July 2017, the property ‘11 Tūwharetoa Street’ was offered for sale by the Crown to the Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST) under the ‘Right of First Refusal’ process. TST then approached Te Pae o Waimihia to enter into a 50/50 joint partnership arrangement to purchase the property and the purchase was completed on the 20th October 2017. Commercial opportunities for the property are currently being considered.
Nukuhau Marae Kitchen Upgrade (Completed)
The trust provided a grant to Nukuhau Marae towards the kitchen refurbishment and the marae now has a fully functioning commercial kitchen that can cater to larger numbers of manuhiri.
Pakira Marae Redevelopment (Completed)
A significant event for 2016 was the closing down of Pakira Marae held on 8th October 2016. Following the closing down ceremony, Pakira Marae and the wharekai were removed to make way for a brand-new marae complex for Tutemohuta hapū. The Pakira Marae redevelopment was completed in August 2017, with the reopening held in November 2017.
The project team (Wades Construction, Tom Sando, Wi Tawhai, and marae trustees) did a fantastic job running this project and thanks goes to the many whānau who gave freely of their time for this kaupapa.