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Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua – I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past”

This whakataukī or proverbial saying speaks about the importance of carrying our past with us (in our present time) to shape and influence our future. The “He Waka Tauihu e Parepareā Ana – Navigating Māori Land programme was designed on the concept of introducing whānau to their past (via Māori Land Court records, Archival records, Whakapapa (contained in the MLC records), and to assist whānau to navigate the Māori Land Court processes to realise their aspirations and to determine their own futures.

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On behalf of our Trust and Land Navigation Team, we welcome you and your whānau to your Whenua Journey! 

Tīhewā Mauri Ora!