Ngā Ara Matua is our strategic plan for delivering the following outcomes and strategic focus areas for Ngāti Tūwharetoa:
- Natural Resources
Pou Tahi is Kaitiaki o Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho. This pou encourages the active protection of our natural environment inclusive of mātauranga Māori.
Pou Rua is Ko Tūwharetoa te Iwi. This pou supports the maintenance and practice of Tūwharetoa kawa, tikanga, and reo, and building the capacity and capability of our marae and hapū.
Pou Toru is Whai Hua. This pou focuses on educational and vocational achievement.
- Health & Wellbeing
Pou Wha is Te Mauri o te Oranga. This pou encourages healthy active lifestyles and a holistic approach to wellbeing.
- Connect & Engage
Pou Rima is Tūwharetoa ki te Kāinga, Tūwharetoa ki te Ao. This pou recognises that we are living in a time where the adoption of new technology, innovation and new media is critical to remaining relevant and connected.
Pou Ono is Whai Rawa. This pou focuses on fiduciary responsibility, achieving positive financial returns, and building long-term revenue streams.
- Organisational Improvement
Pou Whitu is Ara Whanake. This pou recognises that a sound approach to business management supports the achievement of our Ngā Ara Mātua Strategy.