Ko Takapuhurihuri e whangai ngā tangata
The ever turning stomach. The food basket that sustains the people.
To acknowledge and embrace:
our cultural, educational and environmental responsibilities which will create a sustainable food basket for our whānau.
Management is guided by the four values of the Kokako Trust vision:
The Trust's history has been immortalised in book form by author Kevin O'Connor. It chronicles our first 30 years and is a light and informative read. Download the free book here. (8Mb PDF)
And here is a few more memorable moments since - pick a year!
Retirement of Patricia Kaisserian, a Trust shareholder who looked after the Trust’s accounting for 30 Years
30th Anniversary celebration at Ngātira.
Te Wano Walters 83rd Birthday at a Trustees meeting
30.3.2017 Jackie Aratema Retirement as a Trustee
Riria McDonald and Kyle Amopiu appointed Trustees to replace Te Wano Walters and Jackie Aratema.
Restructure establishing Kokako Pi Karere LP as the farm operations entity. Gloria Koia, Riria McDonald and Airini Hepi appointed directors.
Ngātira lease signed up for a further 5 years.
279 Kokako Rd property (1.1211ha) purchased to establish the Tuarima Hemp operation.
The Kokako Manaaki Charitable Trust was incorporated and registered as a Charitable Trust to manage future social grants.
Huimai Makela’s 80th Birthday celebration at a Trustees meeting
Takapuhurihuri project commenced
Environmental Footprint and assessment Report completed by Wellcomm group.
Forestry of small woodlots commenced
2020 Hemp Licence granted
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The inhabitants of the area have fought a mixture of invaders and refugees for control of the lands for more than 400 years, at least since the climactic series of battles in about the mid-16th Century between Tainui peoples spreading south from Kawhia and the previous inhabitants (principally the tribe known as Ngati Kahupungapunga).
Raukawa, born near Okoroire according to most traditional stories in about the middle of the 15th Century, began the wider links by marrying an Arawa woman, Turongoihi. Their sons began the line that leads to the owners of the Kokako block.