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Hineuru Civil Defence Kōrero

Hineuru Civil Defence Kōrero

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Haroto Marae ki te hui tahi, ki te kōrero tahi.
We would like to invite our whanau to a hui at Te Haroto Marae to present the Hineuru Iwi Trust Civil Defence Plan, and to provide whānau with an update on matters related to State Highway 5. Waka Kotahi has agreed to come and share with whānau the mahi they are doing to repair the roads and the work being undertaken to make SH5 safer.
With the agreement and support of the marae chair, this hui will be held following the Te Haroto Marae SGM.
Key details:
  • What: Te Haroto Marae SGM and Hineuru Civil Defence Kōrero
  • When: Saturday, 27 May 2022
  • Where: Te Haroto Marae
  • SGM Start: 10 AM
  • Kai: 12 PM
  • Civil Defence and Waka Kōtahi Kōrero – to start from 12:30 – 1 PM
Nau mai haere mai.

Nau mai piki mai! Hineuru Whakapiki Wairua Day

Nau mai piki mai! Hineuru Whakapiki Wairua Day

Tēnā tātou Hineuru whānui

We wish to welcome you to our Whakapiki Wairua Day, being held next week, 12 April 2023, at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre. This pānui provides you with more information about the why and the what of this kaupapa.

After the past six weeks of turmoil, we wanted to touch base with our whanau to check in and see how everyone was going and provide a space for whānau to come and take their mind off things for an hour or two with mirimiri, haircuts and even foot spas.

The purpose of this day is to relax a little and have a kai and kōrero.


  • What: Whakapiki Wairua Day
  • Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
  • Venue: Napier War Memorial conference centre

We will all meet at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre and then split for a few hours.

Tamariki and Rangatahi

A 50-seater bus will arrive at 10:45 AM to take our tamariki and rangatahi to the  Napier Aquatic Centre. Please bring togs and a towel.

We will have some kai at the pools for tamariki and will be returned to the War Memorial. An adult must accompany children under 5 years of age.

Seats on the bus are first in, first served, and people will accompany our rangatahi.

Adults / Pakeke

We have organised for people to be available to pamper you and make you feel a little better.

  • Four hair-dressers and barbers have been confirmed
  • Four kaimirimiri are confirmed
  • Te Kupenga Hauora will be doing health checks and vaccinations
  • Kai will be available and coffee etc.

Our whānau are most welcome. For mirimiri and haircuts, walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents, bring your tamariki and come and relax for a little bit. Pakeke and kaumatua, come and have a little pamper day and let go of some of the stress.

Maori Womens Welfare League will also join us to help whānau complete the census.

We will conclude the day with a hangi on the forecourt at 2:45 PM to pick up on the way out.

Please register your interest at, and we will see you there.

Mai Hineuru, mō Hineuru.

Hineuru Wananga Reo

Hineuru Wananga Reo

Hineuru maranga mai!
Do you have a passion for te reo Maori? Or even a passion for seeing and hearing te reo Māori amongst our Hineuru whānau? We want you.
Hineuru Iwi Trust is holding a wananga kōrero on 19 April 2023 starting at 5pm at the Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, to find our iwi reo champions. You do not need to be fluent in te reo Māori. If you have a passion for supporting the iwi and supporting the implementation of the Hineuru Reo Strategy, then please come as we are seeking a range of skills.
The wānanga will include:
  1. Mihimihi / Welcome / Kai;
  2. Kōrero about the Hineuru Reo Strategy;
  3. Discussion and developing a plan for implementation;
  4. An assessment of skills to support this implementation; and
  5. An action list moving forward.
We intend to do this over a kai. So please register with us on  for catering purposes. 
Haere mai ki te kai me te kōrero.

Education Grants 2023

Education Grants 2023

Hineuru Iwi Trust and the Hineuru Education and Training Committee are pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 Education Grants are now OPEN. Applications are open from 1 April to 12 PM 30 April 2023. This year, the opening of applications was delayed due to Cyclone Gabrielle.

HIT and the Committee understand that sometimes the pursuit of education can be a difficult and financially burdensome task. The Grants Scheme is a way that the Trust can contribute to the development of iwi members’ education while providing flexibility in how the allocated grant is spent.

Last year 114 iwi members benefited from the Education Grants. The Trust looks forward to receiving a similar or greater number of applications.

The Committee has appointed Maria Rahui as the Grants Administrator for this year. As such, she will be available to provide support to applicants. You can make contact via email: or phone: 027 318 9344

All applications are submitted through the online application form.

Key criteria:

  • You must be a registered iwi member of Hineuru Iwi Trust;
  • You must provide a verified and authenticated copy of the birth certificate of the person in whose name the application is made out for;
  • If the applicant is aged 18 years or over, you must provide proof of residential address;
  • You must provide bank verification for each individual application – a deposit slip or bank statement;
  • You will need to provide a head and shoulders photograph of the applicant;
  • Unless this is your first year of tertiary study, you must include the previous year’s academic transcript. If you do not include an academic transcript, your application will not be accepted;
  • The closing date is final. If your application is late, it will not be accepted;
  • You must provide confirmation of study from your education institution;
  • The name on the application should be the child/student for whom the application is for, not the parent/caregiver; And
  • You must fully complete your application, including the declaration; otherwise, the application will not be accepted.

Tarawera Property and Café Manager

Tarawera Property and Café Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Tarawera Property and Café Manager to lead our team at the Tarawera Café, 6400 Napier-Taupo Road, State Highway 5, Tarawera.

This individual will manage and oversee the operations and running of the Tarawera Property and Café, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day operation of the cafe. They will provide excellent service to our customers and promote and maintain an environment for all our customers and co-workers, with the key aim being to retain existing and attract new customers.

Day to day the role includes:

  • Property Management:
    • Inspecting the buildings, performing basic repairs, maintenance and cleaning tasks as required.
    • Book and service all accommodation offerings on the site.
    • Ensures all property and premises are clean and tidy.
  • Café Duties:
    • Prepare (or procure) foods such as salads, sandwiches, baked goods etc.
    • Ensure food is fresh and kept at a safe temperature.
    • Prepare various beverages including coffee, tea, and cold drinks.
    • Take orders, serve customers and answer their questions. Work closely with customers to answer questions and listen to complaints regarding food quality and customer service before working to resolve those complaints promptly.
    • Order from food suppliers, supervising and maintaining inventory.
    • Supervise other staff and organise work rosters.
    • Cash management responsibilities.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Previous experience in a managerial/supervisory role in hospitality or similar.
  • Certificate of Hygiene preferred.
  • Relevant experience as FOH / Barista in similar business.
  • Solid food & beverage knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of excellent customer service.
  • Well presented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail, flexible and reliable.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Physically fit as you will be required to lift heavy stock items and will be on your feet!

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your hospitality experience in a great location.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if you’re passionate about customer experience, are a team player and leader, and love a challenge, please forward your CV and cover letter by 14th April 2023 to

Applications close on 14th April 2023.

Education Grants OPEN this Saturday


Hineuru Iwi Trust and Hineuru Education and Training Committee are pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Education Grants open this Saturday, 1 April. Applications close 12 PM, 30 April 2023. Note, this year the opening of applications was delayed due to Cyclone Gabrielle.

Like previous years, you must be a registered iwi member to be eligible to receive a grant. If you or one of your tamariki need to register, this can be done here >>

Hineuru Iwi Trust supports efforts on the ground 

Hineuru Iwi Trust supports efforts on the ground 

The Trust is pleased to advise the iwi that the first lot of supplies was airlifted into Te Haroto yesterday. This is a fantastic result, and we welcome the support being provided by CDEM.

Rest assured; your chairman, trustees, CE and operations team are working in the background to ensure outcomes and support for those who reside in the Bay. We know that up to 60% of Hineuru iwi members live in the Hawke’s Bay, and we want to ensure that adequate and equitable support is being provided.

In saying this, to assist in the immediate efforts on the ground, the Trust has pledged $10,000 to be paid to Te Taiwhenua O Te Whanganui Ā Orotu. In addition, the trustees on the ground will conduct welfare checks with Hineuru whānau in Napier and Hastings. This will allow us to see where we can lobby for additional support and/or potentially fill any shortcomings where necessary. 

Below is a photo from last night’s zui:



  • Grow your career within the livestock industry.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • A tidy three-bedroom home provided for you and your whānau to live in.
  • Supportive Environment with professional development.

At Hineuru Property Limited, our vision is to exercise mana whenua as kaitiaki over our tribal rohe, utilise and protect our natural resources, uplift & hiki wairua through actively promoting activity which connects our people with the taiao and the taiao with our Hineuru people, encourage and promote better behaviour and practices for the benefit of our environment and to advocate caring for our taiao today for our future generations tomorrow.

Hineuru Property Limited has an opportunity for an enthusiastic passionate individual to join us as a Livestock Stock Manager on Pukenui Station, located between Napier and Taupo. This position is fixed term to cover maternity leave. The successful applicant can start immediately.

You will be reporting to the Farm Operations Manager and will have the opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day management and planning responsibilities. The key stock policies are to finish all young lambs, calves, and fawns from the breeding unit to target weights also lambing 500 breeding ewes.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • 3-4 well-controlled working dogs.
  • Deer experience.
  • 3-4 years of sheep and beef experience, preferred.
  • Excellent stockman ship and animal husbandry.
  • Knowledge of stock nutritional requirements.
  • Current full NZ driver’s license.
  • The ability to pass a drug test.
  • Experience in operation and maintaining farm machinery.
  • Effective communication skills and attention to detail.
  • A friendly easy-going personality.

To apply for this career opportunity, please send a CV and cover letter to Hineuru Property Limited, c/o Agfirst.


Applications close on 14th February 2023

Board appointed for new Regional Economic Development Agency

Board appointed for new Regional Economic Development Agency

Hawke’s Bay’s new Regional Economic Development Agency (REDA) is in good hands, with a highly skilled line-up of board members appointed to lead the organisation and provide a strong economic voice for the region.

The Matariki Governance Group (MGG) today endorsed the chairman and four board members, following a robust appointment process that attracted many highly qualified candidates.

MGG co-chair Alex Walker said underpinning the appointment selection was the creation of a strong organisation, with mana and positioning, that could give life to the MGG’s aspirations of a thriving Hawke’s Bay economy.

“As a regional leadership group we recognise that partnerships across iwi and hapū Māori, business, and the public and private sectors are essential to create the conditions for regional economic success.

“Imagine a Hawke’s Bay where everyone is actively engaged in, and benefitting from, a thriving regional economy – that’s our aim.

“This newly appointed board brings significant commercial and governance experience along with a strong lens and passion for Hawke’s Bay’s economic development.”

Matariki Governance Group co-chair Leon Symes said the agency would also feed into the wider aims of the MGG.

“REDA will help realise the Matariki Regional Development Strategy, which envisages Hawke’s Bay as a region where wellbeing is enjoyed by every whānau, because the right learning and career opportunities are in place to make sure nobody is left behind.”

Experienced governor and outgoing Napier Port chairman Alasdair MacLeod has been appointed the board chair.

Having held many key roles in Hawke’s Bay, he brings extensive networks, credibility, and economic acumen to lead REDA through its formation, and help set its course for the future.

With its strong business, cultural, social and environmental infrastructure, Hawke’s Bay is a region businesses, investors, talent and visitors want to come to, Mr MacLeod said.

“REDA, as Hawke’s Bay’s most influential new economic enabler, will amplify what others in the region are already doing and, alongside other business support agencies, act as a front door for business in the region.”

The four other board members also brought significant commercial and governance experience, along with a passion for Hawke’s Bay’s economic development.


They are:

  • Shayne Walker – Shayne brings a wide range of governance and commercial skills to the board, including a good understanding of the Māori economy. His governance roles have spanned multiple sectors from health to youth employment, forestry and property development.
  • Erin Simpson: Erin brings experience in the skills development space, with strong connections to the region and the Crown. He has held governance roles with entities including the Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leaders Group, NZ Apples and Pears Inc, and Muka Tangata, People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council.
  • Rawinia Kamau – Rawinia (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) brings a strong understanding of economic development and the Māori economy to the board. Her experience has spanned project management, policy analysis, community planning and development, and general management.
  • Caren Rangi – Caren is an experienced governor, with a strong set of strategic and stakeholder management skills. A proud Cook Island Māori, her governance experience includes positions with organisations ranging from Radio New Zealand to Arts Council of NZ Toi Aotearoa, Pacific Island Homecare Services Trust, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

REDA’s primary focus will be on creating new platforms for growth for Hawke’s Bay by encouraging and enabling new economic activity in the region, and fostering investment and efforts to support a thriving business environment.

BBI Wood Products managing director Brendan O’Sullivan was involved in each phase of the establishment of REDA and said he was pleased to see the board had now been appointed, and was looking forward to the new entity engaging with business and industry in 2023.

“I’m excited about the potential for REDA and the difference it will make for our business sector and the Hawke’s Bay economy as a whole.”

Media enquiries to:

Michael Bassett-Foss

Ph: 021 469 340

Voting paper | Te Haroto Marae Trustee Election

Te Haroto Marae | Pānui


Voting paper | Te Haroto Marae Trustee Election

The Trust, on behalf of the Te Haroto Marae Trustees, is distributing the below pānui to the iwi.

Kia ora e te whānau, koutou mā

Attached is the voting paper for the Te Haroto Marae Trustee Election. We need to elect three trustees from the nine candidates listed. Click here to access the voting paper.

The closing date for the election is 5:00 PM, Monday, 19 December 2022. Send your completed voting paper to the Returning Officer:

Results will be emailed to iwi members during the week of 19 December.

Please direct all queries to the secretary:

Ngā mihi

Toi Tawhai
THM Chair/Secretary
021 237 4143