Toi Kai Rawa

Our Organisation

Toi Kai Rawa is a regional Māori development organisation that has a focus on Māori economic development. Toi Kai Rawa initially began as a Māori economic development board in 2014 under the financial umbrella of Western Bay of Plenty economic development agency, Priority One. In establishing Toi Kai Rawa, the board acknowledges Priority One as our foundation partner and works together to achieve a sustainable economy delivering for all its community. Toi Kai Rawa means creating an abundance of wealth in its widest metaphorical and physical forms. The availability of wealth that can be distributed to and shared by every whānau member symbolises a community that is connected, heathy, thriving and well – a community where everyone is sustained and can thus rise to meet the challenges of the future.

Toi Kai Rawa’s purpose is to advance the prosperity of Māori across the wider Bay of Plenty by:

  • Leading approaches to improve Māori prosperity, which includes wealth and wellbeing
  • Advancing the benefits of increased Māori social, cultural and community outcomes including income, employment, health and education
  • Growing leaders through the practice and tradition of succession/ youth leadership, good governance, cultural sovereignty and expansion, connectivity and living sustainably with our natural world

A key goal of He Mauri Ohooho that will be continued by Toi Kai Rawa, is for Māori in the region to exceed the national average income levels by 2030. For this to occur Toi Kai Rawa will support a range of strategies, partnerships and initiatives where Māori social, cultural, environmental and economic advancement are at the centre. Toi Kai Rawa will focus its attention on four key priority areas: Rangatahi Māori (youth), Whenua (land), Tangata/ Hapori (people) and Pakihi (business). The intersection of all four Ora areas is "Mauri Ora"!

Board of Trustees

Tamarapa Llyod
Tamarapa Llyod

Chairman

Te Horipo Karaitiana
Te Horipo Karaitiana

Trustee

Maui Hudson
Maui Hudson

Trustee

Kererua Savage
Kererua Savage

Trustee

Dr Tanira Kingi
Dr Tanira Kingi

Trustee

Anthony Olsen
Anthony Olsen

Trustee

Dr Riri Ellis
Dr Riri Ellis

Trustee

Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies

Trustee

Operations

Awhina Ngātuere
Awhina Ngātuere

Kaihautū Ōhanga Māori / General Manager