Ngāi Tahu whānui have been challenged to think out to 2050 at today’s Hui-ā-Tau.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, says that post-Settlement the iwi had prepared a robust vision to take it to 2025 but that was now only ten years away and the time had come to start thinking beyond the next decade.
“This is not to say that over the next few years there won’t be solid delivery on the 2025 aspirations – there will be – especially in the areas of culture and identity, environment, education, whānau wellbeing and Papatipu Rūnanga development however, we also need to consider what the world might look like for future generations and what we need to achieve for them.”
“Technology is advancing rapidly and we will find unique ways to keep ourselves connected and grow our presence in the region and beyond.”
Hui-ā-Tau 2014 has been hosted by Ngāti Waewae at their new Whare Tipuna, Tūhuru, at Arahua on the West Coast.
Over 500 turned up to the hui, which was also live-streamed to whānau around the world for the first time. Whānau logged on through the Ngāi Tahu website and watched the hui via a live web broadcast.