Tikanga Ahikaa

“I take my role as a kaitiaki (guardian) of  my culture and natural environment – very seriously.  I acknowledge the sacrifices of my tupuna/ancestors and want to be a good descendent.” ~ Rueben

“Back in my great-grandparents time we all helped each other to build homes.” – Heeni

Taking a holistic approach to project management for us, means considering:

    • The history and previous use of the land.
    • Seeking kaumātua advice on the positioning of a new whare.
    • Location of family urupā/burial or other sites of significance.
    • Always utilising resources with knowledge, respect and responsibility.
    • Choose a site that is secure, sheltered and safe from possible floods but close to a water source.
    • Koha ~ Give back to everyone who has helped along the way.
    • Share knowledge.
    • We follow the Maramataka – the Māori lunar calendar.

“While building a house, we maximise output on optimum days.  Just as importantly, when it was best to rest and not stress if things weren’t running smoothly.” – Rueben

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