Komiti Matauraka wishes to announce the Secondary Schools Grant 2017 is now open. These grants are to assist with school related expenses such as school and examination fees, field trips, uniform, stationary and other equipment etc used in school by the rakatahi.
Forms are available online via the rūnaka website or via the Makaawhio office by phoning to request form/s be posted to you 03 755 7885
Criteria – Open to Yrs 9 – 13 with proof of attendance to a secondary school, registration to Runaka or application to be processed, must whakapapa to Te Runanga o Makaawhio and a bank verified account must accompany all applications.
Closing date is the 17th February 2017.
These grants are kindly financed by Kati Mahaki ki Makaawhio Ltd and administrated by Komiti Matauraka Te Runanga o Makaawhio.
On Wednesday 1st February 2017, Te Runanga o Makaawhio will launch our official “Makaawhio Aotea” and “Makaawhio Pounamu” sales website FOR WHANAU MEMBERS ONLY !!
All Makaawhio taonga is authenticated on the Authenticated Ngai Tahu Pounamu system.
Authentic Ngāi Tahu Pounamu prominently displays both a mark of authenticity and a unique traceability code.
When your unique code is entered online this code identifies the origin and whakapapa of the stone. It will describe how it was extracted and processed and tell you who the artist was that carved it. It will explain that the stone has been treated according to the customary respect and carved with every possible care.
Only licensed individuals or businesses can use this mark. This means, provided they follow the specific rules and regulations, that these businesses can purchase raw Pounamu from Ngāi Tahu for carvings.