Tangata Whenua Liaison Fund

Tangata Whenua Liaison Fund

Tangata Whenua Liaison Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support local groups, such as marae committees and/or hapu, projects and initiatives that develop positive relationships between Tangata Whenua, Council and the people of South Taranaki.

Funding a project or initiative depends on available funding and the extent to which the project meets the overall objectives and criteria of the fund. In particular, the Iwi Liaison Committee would give consideration to marae, urupa/wahi tapu, whanau/safer communities, performing arts and visual arts type projects.

The 2018 Tangata Whenua Liaison funding rounds opens on Monday 12 February and closes on Friday 6 April.

Click here for the application form (in Word) or click here for the application form (in PDF).

For further information, contact Maryse Ropiha - Executive Assistant Community Services on maryse.ropiha@stdc.govt.nz or phone 0800 111 323 or 278 0555.

2017 Funding Results

Sixteen applications were received requesting a total of $82,100.62 for the 2017 funding round. Successful applicants and grant amounts from each Iwi were as follows:

Te Kahui o Rauru

Te Wairoa-iti Marae - $3,675.06 to purchase Kapahaka apparel; Wai-o-turi Marae Committee - $1,653.62 to purchase a new clothes dryer and washing machine; Waipapa Marae Trust - $3,045.20 for water testing, gutter cleaning and refilling of two water tanks; and Paepae in the Park - $3,000 to hold its annual music festival 'Paepae in the Park' in 2018 celebrating Waitangi Day.

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui

Ngatiki Pa - $1,742 to concrete driveway from road to fence line for access to the Marae and Kohanga Reo; Wharepuni Marae Trust Committee - $5,062 to install a new commercial gas stove in Marae kitchen; Taiporohenui Marae - $1,496 to purchase linen/sheets for Wharenui, a new blower vac for up-keep of grounds and food mixer for kitchen; and Ki Whanau Trust - $4,200 to purchase a second hand equipment trailer for Ki Whanau Gym.

Te Korowai o Ngaruahine Trust

Ngati Haua Sub 16 – Okare - $6,650 to purchase a 50" data screen, new washing machine, curtains, a new ride on mower and replace broken vacuum cleaner; Oeo Pa - $2,952 to increase gas bottles for hot water; and Aronui Coop - $648 to hold wananga on the skills and techniques of creating tukutuku panels and Maori cloaks.


Paora Aneti 17 & 18 Trust/Puniho Pa - $2,200 to plant southern boundary and set-up a shade house for propagating natives for riparian planting; Orimupiko Reserve Trust - $4,000 to replenish kitchenware; Te Tumu Paeroa - Ngatikahumate IM2 - $1,300 to replace existing decrepit fencing around Urupa; and Te Potaka Pa (Ngati Tara Part No.9 Reserve) - $5,000 to purchase a commercial oven for Marae.