We’re here to help whānau connect with, govern, and develop whenua Māori across Aotearoa. Our site is managed by the team at Te Puni Kōkiri — the Ministry of Māori Development.
Blair Waipara: Land is such an extremely dynamic environment and there’s so many decisions that owners need to be making and that environment changes all the time and so having a hub where we can provide that sort of information in real time will help them to make better decisions for the future of their whenua
Riana Te Ngahue: With the urbanisation of Māori and so many Māori living away from their whenua it is sometimes hard for people who live away to have any form of knowledge on how their whenua works or who lives there or who is in charge of it those kind of things and the whenua knowledge hub provides that kind of information.
Doug Hauraki: My focus over the last 4 -5 years has been to encourage my children and my nephew and nieces to take interest in our land. Our whenua is always linking the whānau to it and this is one of my biggest challenges. But now it is important that the information that will be available is shared amongst everyone that has an interest in Māori land, wherever.
Blair Waipara: We’ve involved our people in its development because it’s for them. It’s really important that we need to understand their needs and their challenges so we can rise to meet those.
Riana Te Ngahue: My dreams for whenua Māori is that te iwi Māori is able to get past the fragmentation of Māori land that came from putting into the western system and be able to work collaboratively and utilise the land in the best ways it can be.