Since 2021 our Kaimahi Blue and Shelly have welcomed multiple people to the Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust Kaimahi team. Together we're working to ensure the everyday operations run smoothly, and our Iwi hopes and aspirations are achieved.
Helena and Wayne work endlessly out in the community to ensure the social and health needs of our Mahia whānau are looked after. Their roles include identifying and addressing barriers to community wellbeing.
They offer caring assistance to connect whānau with the right government services for extra support
The Manaaki Taiao teams role is to replenish, maintain and revitalise our local waterways by fencing, riparian planting and water monitoring. 15km of fencing has been completed by the Manaaki Taiao team as of Nov 2021.
The Manaaki Taiao team is dedicated to ensuring the quality of our moana and whenua is always improving.
TE PUNA WAIORA O NUKUTAURUA
Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust has secured MFE funding (Te Mana o Te Wai) to enable the co-development of an integrated master plan for Freshwater and Taiao restoration and revitalization for the whole of Mahia.
Overtime, Mahia’s freshwater and taiao have been in decline. The Te Puna Waiora o Nukutaurua (Te Mana o Te Wai) team's role is to restore and revitalise these because freshwater is a taonga that sustains our place, our taiao, and our people.
The team is dedicated to ensuring that the quality of our wai and our taiao is being restored.
The Kaimahi Hapori team role is to visit our Mahia community identifying health and social needs. With the permission from community, the Kaimahi Hapori are collecting Covid-19 vaccination information.
On visits they are also receiving feedback to assist with a community pandemic plan to have accessible in the situation that we have Covid-19 in our community.
"Rongomaiwahinetanga is enhanced with fluent and learning Te Reo Māori speakers. Our Marae kawa is strengthened with active Marae, full paepae, kaikaranga and waiata. Rongomaiwahine history is archived, our reliable stories and history is shared for all mokopuna."
Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust Kaimahi aspirations are to have confident kaikōrero, kaikaranga and kaiwaiata.
Kaimahi participate in weekly Te Reo Lessons, and are partaking in Mārae wānanga to listen and learn the kawa and tikanga of each Mahia Marae.
The development of individual learning plans encourages Kaimahi to keep their Te Reo improving and to have an appreciation of Te Ao Māori.