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Raised and nurtured on her ancestral pā at Ōtākou, Makareta Wesley-Evans is fuelled by her passion and deep connection to her tūrakawaewae. After starting at Aukaha in 2022, she has found a place in our Mana Taiao team, helping to strengthen their commitment to reflect local hapū aspirations in planning processes and decisions.
It is a busy time for Aukaha as I sit down to write my first pānui as interim Chief Executive. We've been busy pulling together the final details for our annual report, and our board has welcomed a new Independent Director, Mike Collins to the Aukaha whānau.
It's that time of year when we are busy preparing for our AGM as well as keeping on top of our regular mahi. Looking back on what we have achieved keeps us focused on the work ahead.
Notes from the CEO: A refresh of the old Union Dining Hall at The University of Otago embodies more than just a new look.
Notes from the CEO: As the Otago region continues to see significant growth and development, we want to ensure we are providing positive opportunities for Māori and Pasifika individuals and businesses.
Notes from the CEO: It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through 2023 already. It has been a whirlwind of activity here at Aukaha, as we continue to advocate for the rights and interests of manawhenua in environmental and resource management.
Manawhenua-owned consultancy Aukaha has welcomed a more than $40 million boost for new Māori trades and training programmes announced today in Ōtepoti, saying it will make a difference for thousands...
Kā mātāpono Our Values
We act with integrity, responsibility, and authority, reflective of the mana and rakatirataka of the manawhenua we work on behalf of.
We are inclusive and cooperative: with rūnaka, whānau, kaimahi stakeholders, partners and clients.
We work to build the capacity of ourselves and of our rūnaka, whānau, and hapū. We are supportive of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.
We work collaboratively to maximise our collective strengths and achieve hapū aspirations. This occurs across all of our pou; with our board, manawhenua panels, rūnaka and whānau; and with our partners, stakeholders and clients.
We are responsive and communicative, and actively value and work to increase the knowledge systems within which we work.
We are innovative in our work, finding new ways to test our thinking, develop new ideas, generating new knowledge, and ways of operating.
We operate with prudence and with awareness of the wider implications of our actions within financial, social, cultural, and environmental contexts.