Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Commemoration Date and First Commemorations
Will there be a day to commemorate wars and conflicts in New Zealand?
At a hui with iwi in October 2016, it was decided that the 28th of October would be set aside as a day to commemorate wars and conflicts in New Zealand. This coincides with the date the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1835.
The hui resolved that 28 October of each year be assigned as Rā Maumahara – a commemoration day for wars and conflicts between various iwi and the Crown from the mid-1840s to the 1870s.
Where will the first commemorations take place?
The first commemorations will take place on the 28th of October 2017 in Te Tai Tokerau. Commemorations will then move from region to region each year.
Is the Rā Maumahara Commemoration day a public holiday?
The Rā Maumahara Commemoration day is not a public holiday.
What is the purpose of Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Commemoration Regional Fund?
The purpose of the Fund is to support existing and future Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand commemoration events throughout Aotearoa. The Fund has been set up to support iwi, hapū and whānau to initiate, promote and deliver events and initiatives that commemorate the wars and conflicts between various iwi and the Crown from the mid-1840s to the 1870s.
Who can apply for this Fund?
Te Puni Kōkiri will accept applications from whānau, hapū, iwi and community organisations which:
- have an existing role in community activities and/or services
- have the capacity to administer and support the proposed project and
- make a commitment to provide a detailed report of the proposed project after the event
What is the criteria to apply for the fund?
To be eligible for the Fund, applications are sought for specific events or initiatives which meet the following criteria:
- the theme is the commemoration of New Zealand War and/or Conflicts
- the event being commemorated is of significance to Māori and the nation
- the event builds awareness of levelspecific New Zealand wars and/or conflicts and encourages wide community participation, including from Māori and non-Māori and rangatahi
- the event promotes a cultural experience or event consistent with the above.
Priority will be given for proposals that demonstrate:
- supported by local iwi and/or hapū
- partnerships with the education community
- the development of resources to mark the event
- a communications plan for the event
- how success of the event will be evaluated
What is not funded?
Areas that are not funded or covered under the Fund:
- the purchase of alcohol
- retrospective events and activities
- medical bills
- payment of existing debts
- business ventures
- legal costs
- items of a capital nature including buildings and vehicles.
More information about the assessment process and criteria for the Fund can be found in the Te Puni Kōkiri New Zealand Land Wars Commemoration Regional Fund Application Guidelines and Form.
How do I apply?
The application form can be found on the Te Puni Kōkiri website.
For more information email email@example.com or get in touch with your local Te Puni Kōkiri office, contact details for our regional offices can be found at https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakapa-mai/.
When must events and initiatives be held and completed?
All commemorative events applied for in the first funding round (i.e. 8 July 2017-9 August 2017) must be held before 30 June 2018.
How much funding is available and how will this be distributed?
The Regional Fund has $500,000 for regional commemoration events and initiatives that take place throughout the year.
It is important to note that this funding cannot be used to fund the total costs of the project – it is intended to be a contribution only.
Te Puni Kōkiri will provide one-off financial assistance annually for existing and future Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand commemoration events that will contribute to increasing the wellbeing and understanding for whānau, hapū and iwi.
When do applications close for the fund?
Applications close at 12 pm on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Applications postmarked on this date will be accepted. Applications received by fax will not be accepted..
When will applicants receive a decision about their application?
Applicants will receive a decision about their application at least four weeks after the due date outlined above.
Where can I get more information?
If you have any questions about the New Zealand Land WarsTe Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Commemoration Regional Fund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with your local Te Puni Kōkiri office, contact details for our regional offices can be found at https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakapa-mai
Who will oversee the fund?
A panel consisting of government and non-government representatives will oversee the Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Commemoration Fund.
How will the panel advise on which iwi/rohe will host the national event each year?
The Panel will take into consideration advice from the Iwi Chairs’ Forum on which iwi/rohe will host the national event each year.
Who decides whether proposals are approved for funding?
The Panel’s role is to provide advice to Te Puni Kōkiri on the quality of the applications and proposals and make recommendations on the level of funding and to whom. All decisions are the responsibility of the Deputy Chief Executive, Investment Puni of Te Puni Kōkiri.
How often will the panel members meet?
Panel members will attend up to three meetings per to assess applications and proposals for the Fund.