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Haea Te Awa

Haea Te Awa was created to ensure a focus on the formation of Papatipu Rūnanga development and regional rangatiratanga. This was a strong theme that emerged from the Papatipu Rūnanga Aspirations Group presentations, ‘Auahi-Auora’, in 2016. In 2019, the following outputs of Haea te Awa were approved at the November Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu hui.

Investment Charter

This sets out an overarching framework that governs the management of Te Rūnanga pūtea (investment assets) held by Ngāi Tahu Holdings and a new investment entity focused on regional development.

Regional Development Strategy

This strategy outlines the intent to provide assistance, both in expertise and capital, to allow Papatipu Rūnanga to make investments within their own takiwā.

Financial Policy

This policy outlines the delegated financial responsibilities and authorities across Te Rūnanga Group.

Regional Investment Fund

In 2020 the Regional Investment Fund was established to ensure that there was a mechanism to support Papatipu Rūnanga investments,enhance rangatiratanga in their regions, and to implement the Regional Development Strategy.