#LandBack Help us buy back our ancestral land in Wairarapa

$182,919 of $500,000 goal
Given by 3498 generous donors in 4 weeks

#LandBack. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy it back and help recreate a hub for our Ngāti Kahukuraawhitia people.

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We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to help recreate a hub for our Ngāti Kahukuraawhitia people.

- 182.41 hectares of our ancestral land in Wairarapa has come up for sale.

- This whenua backs onto our maunga Tararua, our awa, Waiohine and is near one of our urupā, Te Uru o Tāneroa.

- The tender price is between $1.2-1.5 million.

- Our whānau are trying to raise money to meet the tender price.

- Our iwi has not settled, so we have no collective financial base.

- Our whānau want to buy back our whenua and establish papakāinga and sustainable business to bring our people home to Wairarapa to thrive on their tūpuna land.

Ngāti Kahukuraawhitia's involvement (page creator)

I am an uri of Ngāti Kahukuraawhitia. Ngātuere Tāwhao Tāwhirimātea is my tūpuna, a rangatira of our people during the 1870s, right through to the 1920s.

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The funds will be spent on purchasing our whenua back and developing papakāinga and sustainable business to bring our people home.

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Latest update from us  7 March 2022

Posted by: Te Tini o Ngāti Kahukuraawhitia Trust

Kia ora koutou katoa,

After finally having finished a long process of establishing a trust and a trust bank account we are now in a position to receive any moni aroha and donations of support and put it towards purchasing whenua.

In total, we raised:

DIRECT BANK: $122,711

GIVEALITTLE: $182,918

Because of Givealittle’s service fee we will only get $177,077 from them.

TOTAL TO TRUST BANK ACCOUNT: $299,788

Unfortunately, this was not enough to purchase the original piece of land we intended to purchase. However, this has provided our whānau with a strong base from which to look to purchase another piece of whenua for our people.

Again, we thank you all on behalf of our tūpuna, our current uri and our future generations yet to come. We appreciate all of this aroha from young and old, from money donations to service donations to mini fundraisers, from Māori and non-Māori, from here in Aotearoa and across the world, including our Indigenous whanaunga. Te rourou o te tini will not be forgotten, we will make sure of that.

Nā mātau,

Trustees of Te Tini o Kahukuraawhitia Trust

(Joel, Amber and Safari).

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