Maori Initiatives: Introduction
Maori Initiatives Charitable Trust (MI) is proud to play a part in our awesome nation as a kingdom enterprise contributor in economic development.
Our registered Trust along with our non-for-profit housing enterprise; Te WA Kainga ltd and Kingdom Rhythms exists to; Reconcile poverty with prosperity of the heart for whanau, hapu, iwi and nga hau e wha!
MI advocates for Kingdom Living in Practice (KLIP, Matt 6:9-10,33) through the Whata Atea, Whare wananga and Whata Hakari (network exchange hub for Manaakitanga and kotahitanga in business)
Te kakano o nga Whata Hakari: The Seed of the vision
It was in a humble westie shed in Henderson Auckland NZ in 2017 where the seed of Kingdom Economic Reconciliation first sprouted with Steve Hutana – Ngati Porou and Denny Hansen - Ngapuhi Iwi.
The vision was not sought or hatched but emerged out of two bodies of work completely unconnected. Both were actively engaged in national and international reconciliation and business between the colonizer and Tangata whenua – peoples of the land.
Conventional western styled economics places emphasis on the physical realm whereas a Maori worldview of ohanga – economics draws holistically on Mana Atua (Trinity), Mana Tangata (Whanau) and Mana Whenua (Whakapapa) realms simultaneously.
Maori Initiatives Trust (MI) is Ihu Karaiti - Yeshua centred, Tikanga Maori led, in partnership via Tiriti o Waitangi. MI advocates for “kingdom living in practice” (Matt 6:9-10,33) via the Whata Atea (Hohou rongo) and Whata Hakari (Networking exchange hub).
Maori Initiatives Vision:
“Preserve Enhance Mana Atua, Mana Tangata, Mana Whenua’’
Maori Initiatives Trust applies kawa and tikanga protocols provide; an applied restriction of tapu for moving between spiritual and physical realms. Tikanga is administered by Maori Initiatives kaitiaki stewards in keeping with Maori customary practice.
Maori Initiatives Mission:
” To Champion Te Ira Tangata - Prosperity of the Heart for; Whanau, Hapu, Nga hau e wha”
To reconcile pohara poverty with te ira tangata – improved quality of life for whanau, hapu, iwi, business and nations through kingdom enterprise, on the Whata Hakari network exchange hub for business.
Na kia penei ta koutou inoi: E to matou Matua i te rangi, Kia tapu tou ingoa.0 Kia tae mai tou rangatiratanga. Kia meatia tau e pai ai ki runga ki te whenua, kia rite ano ki to te rangi.
E te hoa aroha, nui atu i nga mea katoa taku inoi kia kake koe ki te pai, kia ora, kia pera ano me tou wairua kua kake ki te pai.
3 John 1:2
9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2
GRASPING by Rabbi Yaakov Brown (Artwork on the left)
The gift of this art, created by Rabbi Yaakov Brown, is paid for and given by the Beit Melekh (House of a King) Messiah Following Community, as a reciprocal act of unity toward the Maori people and the ministry of Maori Initiatives. To find out more about the inspiration behind this beautiful artwork please click on the following link: GRASPING by Rabbi Yaakov Brown
The Symbolism of the artwork is as follows:
The Colours in the artwork
White is the immutably pure King Messiah Yeshua. The Light of God. It is the tallit, the Israeli flag.
Blue is the Shamash (Servant strand) that represents Messiah the Word, it is the living waters of God. Cleansing.
Red is the blood of the King Messiah and the land of the Maori people.
Black is the firm outline of Torah (Instruction), the mark set by God. The black lines are the godly boundaries set by godly Maori leaders.
White and Blue represent Israel Black and Red represent Maori The colours intertwined represent the godly unity made possible through the blood of the King Messiah Yeshua. The grey background is the sin affected world that we are called to minister to.
Tzit Tzit (tassels of the prayer shawl) represent the Word of God, held together by Yeshua (the blue shamash, servant strand). The 5 knots are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Each of the rings of cord wrapped between the knots represent books of the Bible
Whakatauki – Proverb:
Te Haunga o te Hangi
The Aroma of hope rising up from the ground
Whakatauki by Kaumatua Wikitoria
Ko te kainga te whakaruruhau o te whanau;
ki te kore he kainga ma te marangai te whanau e hemo.
The home is the shelter of the whanau; if there is no home the whanau becomes victim of the elements.
Whakatauki by Kaumatua Joe Naden
Maori Initiatives - Melchizedek Marae (Elisheva)
Hohou rongo Reconciling aspirations
2 Cor 5:18
A sacred space for whanau, community, business and nations to reconcile aspirations before Ihu Karaiti - Yeshua.
Manaakitanga Greeting, whakapapa, kai
Melchizedek Elisheva Marae; a place to noho and wananga in tika, pono and aroha on Kaupapa and Whakapapa connections
Ritenga Kingdom living in practice
Economic operations on the Whata Hakari for businesses, community and nations in Kotahitanga and Manaakitanga.
Steve Hutana (Chair)
M.Arch, NZCAD, DIP.Theo
Te Aitanga a Hauiti te Iwi
Trustee – Chair
Mob: +64 2102361696
Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Te WA Kainga ltd
Te WA Kainga is a registered Non for-Profit Housing (Registered Maori Architects) Enterprise.
Director: George Clark Reg. Architect –
Ngati Porou, Ngati Rangi
Director: Steve Hutana
Te Aitanga a Hauiti te iwi
Kingdom Rhythms – Whakamoemiti Praise team
Richard Tetau - Mob: +64 212791777
Maori Initiatives Trust Kaitiaki Stewards (Core team)
Pastor Paul Wihongi
Murray and Lupatea Wynn
Te WA Kainga ltd (TWK)
(A Maori Initiatives trust subsidiary company)
TWK Registered Non for-Profit Housing (Registered Maori Architects) Enterprise – Offering mixed tenure. Social Housing and Progressive Home Ownership on Maori reserve title and general title lands in (T&C apply)partnership with iwi, hapu and regional community NGO social wraparound support services.
Mob: +64 274508256
Mob: +64 2102361696
Te WA Kainga Consortium alliance partner
Nga Whetu o te Wa
Pastor Paul Wihongi
Mob: +64 211003551
SIP Prefabrication Housing factory and Maori Trades Training – Kaikohe Northland
MI Kingdom Rhythms – Whakamoemiti Praise Team + recording studios
Kingdom Rythms Whakamoemiti kaihautū Te Whanganui-a- Tara. Wellington Mob: +64 212791777
Ngāi Tūhoe Iwi International Maori Jazz singer, song writer.
Ngati Porou, Tūhoe International Maori gospel singer, musician, song writer for 50 years.
Kaikohe (recording studio)
Maori Initiatives Apostolic advisory team
World record holder – Sheep shearing champion
Dr Winkie Pratney
Global Apostle/youth ambassador for over 65yrs, Gen. Editor – Revival Bible, Youth Aflame (1964,2020), Spiritual Vocations, Character and Nature of God, Revival, + 15 other books!, 15,000 book library devoted to Revivals) www.winkiepratney.net
Rabbi Yaakov Brown
Beth Melekh Synagogue – Henderson Auck. Internationally renowned Hebrew Scholar, song writer, musician and artist of note. Books written incl. Words, My father’s room, Do less Be more. New Release album – Waving Hands available on Spotify. www.bethmelekh.com
Olohe Dr Mitch and Janet Eli
Oahu, Hawaii. Dr Mitch Eli recently inducted a Hawaiian legend for 50 years of service to Hawaii. Director of the LOA.
CEO – Founding family member - 189yrs – Kualoa Ranch, Oahu Hawaii / Jurassic Park.