Te Ohu Whakaita was first established in 2009, and brought together a number of organisations across the Waikato region to raise awareness around the Celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.
In 2012, the group re-established itself, and developed a Calendar of Events, as well as a website to promote Matariki events that were occurring around the rohe.
The roopu is made up of representatives from the following organisations; Te Puni Kōkiri, Tanui Group Holdings, Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa, Creative Waikato, The Waikato Museum, Te Wānanga O Aotearoa, WINTEC, The University of Waikato, Aotearoa Experience, Hamilton Astronomical Society, Te Awamutu Space Centre, Mareikura Creations, Indigo Festival, Waikato District Council, Hamilton City Council and Hamilton City Libraries.
We have recently established as a Charitable Trust, and have confirmed our strategic direction and key goals moving forward. We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic people to join the inaugural Board and to assist us in moving this kaupapa forward.
We thank you for your interest and look forward to your involvement and support of Te Ohu Whakaita.