Moana-o-Hinerangi shares their whānau story at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012.
Mō tātou, a, mō ko uri a muri ake nei – planning for the next generation
Starting small to plan for 25 years hence.
Her whānau is now growing up in different context re urban rather than rural. At some point they posed the question of what they were going to do about this. They’ve used the PATH planning tool to think through their plans and aspirations.
One solution for them was the formation of a Whānau Trust and application to the Māori Land Court for an occupation order for their whānau land. They then went back to their whānau land and house and did it up. They realised they now have place to take placenta back to.
Planning has given the whānau the rare opportunity to all be in one room, at the one time. Technology is important for this – virtual hui. They’ve been planning for the past 18 months now, and its about creating the best future for their mokopuna.