The Hautonga Society Incorporated (THSI) developed from a vision by Mr and Mrs Alex and Ada Tatana in 1995 for the benefit of their whanau.

In later years with the inclusion of extended whanau relationships or whanaungatanga of various ethnicity this highlighted the vision and extended to more community wide initiatives.

The registered rules make clear that ‘any persons, group including family group, organisation or affiliated Hapu who agree with the objectives of THSI can become a member, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees’.

A key purpose included in the rules state;

i) To promote and encourage the development of THSI and for the community benefit as a consequence.

The society was formally established in 2019 as a not for profit registered incorporated society under relevant legislation. Registration number 2741352.

The society works out of and utilises some facilities established by Alex and Ada Tatana consisting of a 2.5 Hectare property with buildings as a distinct subdivision of their earlier 250 Hectare dairy farm.

Community initiatives include creating an awareness of tangata whenua cultural beliefs and the true history. Support for the protection of further desecration of the environment severely compromised due to pollution effects.

The society is currently working with claimants in the Waitangi Tribunal Wai 2200 district inquiry in terms of Crown policy and legislation in breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840.

Re-educational endeavours from mis-interpretation by early writers as to the rich cultural history of the region as well as supporting outstanding Sports people in the community are other areas of focus.

We can be called on to assist other community based support operations from time to time.

The society is required to maintain compliance in accordance with registered rules and currently has two trustees and a membership base extending overseas.

To support the society purposes and goals we endeavour to provide assistance in maintaining the use of facilities provided by the Tatana whanau to the society on top of the significant personal support already provided.

In Summary we support:

  1. Community projects that provide the community with lasting benefits.

  2. Culture and history education from different perspectives.

  3. Poverty relief assistance and community focussed support.

  4. Sports activities that benefit the community and support for outstanding sportspeople.

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