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Mā te whenua e whanake ai te whānau
Rapua Tupu.nz
Reo: English | Māori
Reo: English | Māori

Mō mātou

About Tupu.nz

Our goal is to help whānau connect with, develop and invest in whenua Māori. We created Tupu.nz to support whānau aspirations for Māori freehold land – enabling whānau development through whenua.

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Tupu.nz supports Māori freehold landowners who are navigating the complex journey of land ownership. We provide whānau with information that’s easy to find, easy to use, and easy to understand. We do this by providing simple, step-by-step pathways — walking alongside whānau with guidance about where to start, who to talk to, and what to do next. We want to enable you to take action, and to feel confident making decisions about your whenua. Our goal is to:

  • support the sustainable development of whenua Māori
  • increase the knowledge and skills of Māori landowners
  • help whānau realise the economic, social, cultural and environmental aspirations they hold for the whenua.

It's our hope that Tupu.nz will give you the tools and information you and your whānau need as kaitiaki of your whenua. We hope it will help you nurture, protect, and shape the future of your whenua for many generations to come.

The Whenua Māori Service

Whenua Māori Service kaimahi across Aotearoa provide specialist advice and support to Māori landowners. Our advisors can help your start to explore and unlock the potential of your whenua.

When you're ready to have a kōrero about your whenua, get in touch with us. We can help you work out the next step in your whenua journey.

The Whenua Māori Service
Find a whenua advisor in your region

  • History of Tupu.nz
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    Tupu.nz was originally created in 2019 as part of the Whenua Māori Programme, a 4-year programme of work designed to unlock the potential of whenua Māori, co-led by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Justice.

    To help make sure we created a website that would meet whānau needs, we co-designed Tupu.nz in collaboration with a group of Māori landowners from all around the motu. We worked together to define the tools, resources, and information that could help whānau start to unlock the opportunities for their whenua.

    The owners we talked to brought a wide range of knowledge and experience with them. We talked with rangatahi who are yet to start their own journey to land ownership, kaumātua who have been kaitiaki for their whenua for many years, and everyone in between. Their generosity, wisdom and expertise helped us shape a pathway through the journey of land ownership — from connecting to the whenua, to governance and kaitiakitanga, and finally to considering how to use the whenua to get the best outcomes for whānau.

    This collaboration planted the seed for Tupu.nz. Our goal now is to nurture it, to ensure it continues to grow and flourish over time.

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Contact us if you have any feedback on the site, or if you'd like to share ideas on how we can improve your experience of Tupu.nz.

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