Waikato-Tanui is committed to building the capacity of the tribe through initiatives that support educational achievement, employment and housing opportunities, and the health and well-being of our iwi members.
Our Whakatupuranga 2050 goals are:
Education / Te Maatauranga
- 85% of iwi members 18-64yrs gain level 2 NCEA qualification or equivalent and 75% of tribal members earn the median income
- Ka tutuki i te 85% o ngaa mema o te iwi kei waenga i te 18 me te 64 tau te kaumaatuatanga te tohu NCEA, i te taumata 2, teetehi tohu oorite raanei, aa, kei te tau waenga te taumata o te moni whiwhi a te 75% o ngaa mema o te iwi.
Housing / Te Noho Whare
- 100% of iwi members live in a healthy home and home ownership rates increase to the national average rate of 64%
- Katoa ngaa mema o te iwi ka noho i teetehi whare toko i te hauora, aa, ka piki ngaa paapaatanga hoko whare ki te paapaatanga wawaenga o te motu, ki te 64%
Health and Wellbeing / Te Hauora me te Oranga
- 100% of iwi members achieve their whaanau plan goals and have access to healthcare, live a healthy lifestyle and live as long as the average New Zealander
- Ka riwha i ngaa mema katoa o te iwi aa raatou whaainga aa-whaanau, aa, e noho waatea ana ki a raatou ngaa huarahi whakaora, e noho hauora ana raatou, aa, e rite ana te roa o te ora ki too te whaanuitanga o ngaa taangata i Aotearoa
Employment / Te Whai Mahi
- 100% of eligible iwi members in paid employment and 50% of those employed will earn the median income or above
- Kua whai mahi ngaa mema katoa o te iwi e taea ana e raatou te mahi, aa, kei te taumata wawaenga te moni whiwhi a te 50% o te hunga kua whai mahi, kei runga ake raanei
Education has long been a priority for Waikato-Tainui and in 2017 we heralded a new milestone, surpassing the 10,000 mark for tertiary education grants and scholarships that we have awarded since our 1995 Raupatu settlement. Tertiary study has been a focus with the majority of recipients studying undergraduate degrees or higher. Support for education has also included funding for kohanga reo and the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development.
Our commitment to education is also evident in the relationships we have forged with WINTEC, University of Waikato, Te Wānanga o Raukawa and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as well as primary and secondary schools throughout our rohe. To date, 25 secondary schools have signed our Kawenata o te Mana Maatauranga which is a region-wide commitment to work together to achieve mutual education objectives. Our goal is for all iwi members aged 15 years and over to have an education qualification by the year 2050.
Providing employment opportunities for our people is a key area of focus for Waikato-Tainui and with the establishment of our Careers Centre iwi members now have access to a range of career pathway services. We also offer a range of housing programmes to transition iwi members from renting to home ownership.
The health and wellbeing of our people is also a top priority and this is demonstrated through our health and wellbeing grants which ensure our kaumaatua have access to the medical and related services they need. Participation in sport and physical activity is also favourite past time of our people and, to encourage this, our contribution and tautoko has included grants, sponsorships and the staging of the ever popular biennial Waikato-Tainui Games.