Ngā Ara Matua is our strategic plan for delivering the following outcomes and strategic focus areas for Ngāti Tūwharetoa:

  1. 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.
  2. Culture
    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.
  3. Education
    Pou Toru is Whai Hua. This pou focuses on educational and vocational achievement.
  4. Health & Wellbeing
    Pou Wha is Te Mauri o te Oranga. This pou encourages healthy active lifestyles and a holistic approach to wellbeing.
  5. 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.
  6. Commerce
    Pou Ono is Whai Rawa. This pou focuses on fiduciary responsibility, achieving positive financial returns, and building long-term revenue streams.
  7. 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.