TE KAUPAPA RAUTAKI PROVIDES THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF TE RUNANGANUI O NGATI POROU.
The Strategic Plan is structured around the concept of a Wharenui, with the foundation provided by Te Reo o Ngati Porou me ona tikanga. The Wharenui is held up by five Pou representing the key strategic goals of the organisation – Rangatira, Whanau, Matauranga, Kaitiaki and Whairawa.
The plan was developed in 2012 after the Board’s 14 elected representatives were asked to gather feedback and whakaaro from Ngati Porou tribal members within their Rohenga Tipuna, using communication tools such as hui, newsletters, social media and email submissions.
When the post-settlement governance entity Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou was being designed it was based on the concept of a Whare Maire (Ancestral House) supported by five Pou. The structure of the Whare Maire was based on the whakaaro of tribal members who had contributed their views during the Te Haeata treaty settlement consultations. The Strategic plan shares the same principles and values as those of the Whare Maire.
The Strategic Plan provides the operational divisions of the Runanganui with the opportunity to align their own business plans with the same goals and objectives as the governance.
“Ko te whare maire ka tu ki roto i te Pa-tuwatawata
he tohu no te Rangatira.”
“A carved ancestral house standing within a fortified pa is a sign of chieftainship.”