Te Pae Tawhiti sets out an inter-generational strategy for Māori economic development in Manawatū-Whanganui over the next twenty four years (2016-2040).
Its purpose is to provide direction and support for Māori to pursue economic development as whānau, hapū, iwi, enterprises and communities, individually and collectively, within and across Manawatū-Whanganui. Te Pae Tawhiti is premised upon the notion that collaboration through alliances among Māori across Manawatū-Whanganui could accelerate growth for the benefit of Māori and non-Māori in this region.
Te Pae Tawhiti is being implemented in parallel to the Action Plan and the Māori members of the governance group over-see its implementation. Te Pae Tawhiti comprises five overarching goals, 10 priorities, and 10 pathways, all of which are underpinned by six values.
“Ko Te Pae Tawhiti, whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tīnā.
Seek out the distant horizons, while cherishing those on the near horizon.”
– Dr Whakaari Rangitakuku Metekingi