Iwi/hapū contribution to the research work carried out by Te Hono ki Raukawa was worth millions. The figures were revealed by Te Hono project manager Daphne Luke at the annual Matariki luncheon held recently at Manomano Marae in Halcombe.
Over the past ten months Te Hono ki Raukawa has held 155 hui representing 458 hours. Present at these hui were 650 people who volunteered their time. Those who were paid to attend are over and above this number. In terms of a dollar contribution this is estimated to represent between $4.4-$8.9m.
Te Hono project manager Daphne Luke acknowledged those people who gave freely of their time and said the trust appreciated their valuable contribution.
An estimated 80 people attended the occasion from the iwi/hapū rohe. Te Hono gave a number of presentations on the progress of the research programme. This included local Manurere Devonshire who spoke on their work involving their hapū (Ngāti Manomano) narratives report.
Ms Luke also looked at a new efforts to improve communication with iwi/hapū groups and especially rangatahi.
By the numbers
In putting together a communications strategy for Te Hono the following statistics were of note: