Tū tahi ki te Kei
Let’s all stand together in the stern of our waka
Murihiku Regeneration is a collaboration between four Papatipu Rūnanga of Murihiku:
E hara taku toa
I te toa takitahi
He toa takitini
My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.
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Find out more about Murihiku Regeneration in the video below from Tahu News:
Our Murihiku Papatipu Rūnanga - are individually strong, collectively enabled and driving Rūnanga and Regional aspirations that will sustain our lifestyles in a thriving, healthy environment for our generations to come.
- Develop a long-term regeneration plan that meets our aspirations of the Four Pou: social, cultural, economic and environment (see diagram).
- Develop a whānau-centric model and plan.
What we’re about
Murihiku Regeneration has been established to work closely and collaboratively with the crown, giving voice to the Treaty partnership, to ensure a clear, coherent plan for a prosperous Southland. This has been triggered by the uncertainty surrounding the future of Tiwai, and the impact it will have on the community.
View the Murihiku Regeneration Office Arrangements (PDF, 191.53 kB) that have been put in place to support its purpose, responsibilities, and objectives.
Murihiku Regeneration will ensure we operate at a mana to mana level, providing the capability and capacity at the governance level, to make strong plans that are focused on action and delivery. Most importantly these will be community facing, reaching out to regional and local entities to pull together an approach we can all support.
This work will support our communities through the next 60 years, and offers territorial authorities and regional government a much stronger voice with central government and connection with their communities.
In September 2020 Awarua Upoko Rūnanga, Tā Tipene O’Regan, called together the Murihiku Rūnanga Upoko and Chairs; to discuss, to vision and to agree on an action plan to drive the regeneration of Murihiku. This formed the foundation of the collective now known as Murihiku Regeneration.
Read the Murihiku Regeneration Kaupapa foundation document (PDF, 682.77 kB)to see the aspirations of those who attended that first wānanga in September 2020.