Our mission statement – “a viable Ngāti Rārua culture, economy and society by the year 2040”.
You often hear it said that “people are our real wealth” – he aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
From a social capital perspective, it’s not just or even the people, it’s the strength of our membership base and the connections we make between our members that is important.
The long hīkoi to settlement has helped us identify a small and committed group of Iwi members, now our challenge is introduce more members into the frame.
We also need to know ourselves better – ages, where we live, where we work, where we would like to work! These then become the important building blocks for a social strategy for Ngāti Rārua.
We have already focussed on manaakitanga, rangatiratanga and whanaungatanga as important ways that we do our business.
Over the next 12 months we will be designing a governance system to ensure a constant focus on developing our social capital and attracting members back to the Iwi.
Engaging more whanau
Knowing ‘us’ best
Investing in an Iwi database
In summary, our Social Strategy is:
Developing our membership base and the connections we make between our members.
Nā tātou te wā – It’s our time!