Chairman's Marae Report December 2021


The TRONM AGM held Saturday 13th November was an excellent hui attended by approximately 80 beneficiaries. I would like to thank those who did attend to come listen on what progress the Runanga has made over the last 12 months. What was also pleasing is that the AGM was live streamed to many of our whanau who couldn’t get back and we had over 917 whanau members who accessed into the live stream. Once again here are some of those key milestones that were achieved this year.


  • Work for Life Centre- Manawa Tu and Manawa Rere. The continued growth of these programmes       

  • Taniwha trails and out partnerships with Te Uru Rakau and MSD  

  •  Final completion of approximately $1.4 million for the marae restoration from the Provincial Growth Fund.  Our four-marae, Rangitahi, Painoaiho, Tipapa and Moewhare.

  • Purchase and investment in the KLC LTD in Kaingaroa through the Provincial Growth Fund. It is now allowing us to become the major shareholder of the company.   

  • TRONM’s continual development; of the long-term Strategic Plan “Te Anga Whakamua.”

  • The full insurance cover to support the four-marae including Nga Hau e Wha Marae in Kaingaroa.

  • Kani Rangi Park Project development and planning

  • The setup of the over-arching Ngati Manawa the Covid-19 response pandemic plan.

A big mihi must also go to the Rangitahi marae committee and whānau for hosting our Christmas hakari and evening entertainment at the Murupara Rugby and Sports Club, I understand it was a great evening held by all.

Election of Officers.

At our last board meeting held on the 24th of November, the following trustees were once again on our executive board.

  • Chairman Kani Edwards

  • Vice-Chairman Pat Mc Manus  

  • Treasurer Tai Taitoko.

Our Commercial board were also unanimously appointed back on for a further 3 years and no changes were made to our Charitable trust board.

Marae restoration Funding Project   

Due to Covid disruptions, the Tipapa marae project is on hold until 16th December, Painoaiho marae we are waiting on some roofing materials to finish off the waharoa and Moewhare marae is progressing steady.  Our marae project has been extended out to March 2022 because of the covid disruptions and the building industry supply of materials stock not available and long waiting periods for delivery.

Full Marae project slideshow available on the website:

Finally, I just want to say on behalf of the Board of Trustees that although this has been a challenging year for our Runanga we the board thank you our iwi for your continued support and encouragement through the year. We will continue to work as diligently and as hard as we can to ensure we do the best for the iwi of Ngati Manawa.

For those whanau who are travelling away for the Christmas and New Year break, travel safe and have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

Nga mihi ki a koutou katoa.

Kani Edwards

TRONM Chairman