$5,000 in government grants and funding for NZ treasurer

My name is Jenine Murray and the position I have… …is I’m the treasurer/secretary for our trust, our family trust. The family trust is called Hamiora Whanau Trust. The trust is a family trust that’s been in the family for 20 years… …and we’ve gone through five generations… …and we’re being set up to administer the land holdings… …that belong to the Hamiora Whanau and it’s based on Matakana Island. The trust has been operating for about 20 years. Some of our successes have been to build a new homestead on the land… …and of course it’s been five generations of families. And we also put up a [unknown] of special homes for… …looking after our old, my mum and also, you know, as we get older… …[unknown] is here.

The other thing we’ve done is we’ve restored… …all the wetlands on the land itself. Here we are on Matakana Island and… …we’re standing on the boardwalk in the wetlands. We restored the wetlands and part of the money is going to be used… …when the family comes home Not only for planning but also to bring them all home and… …we can [unknown] bring them here to continue to keep this place clean… …from [unknown] and bring them back on… …the [unknown] so the kids can enjoy it. The first thing I did was to research myself with… …the New Zealand Grants for Funding organization… …and the next thing I did was just go online… …and have a look at, search for the grants… …that I wanted to see happen in the trust itself… …and just searched for Maori culture planning… …and I found a website that would help us… …to further our plans and I went on there… First of all, we had to have really good audited accounts.

The other thing was to make sure we had a good trust deed… …and the other one was to make sure that… …we had good minutes that told… …the organization that this was this was the next step… …that we wanted to take as a family and that was it. I think that’s why we got our funding so quickly… …because we focused in on this what we want to do… …this is the next stage in [unknown]. I’m really excited about the fact that… …this funding is going to help us get a better plan for the future… …it’s going to help us stay together as a family… …it’s going to help us create employment for our family… …it’s going to help us expand our trust… …it’s going to help us use a skill set we have as a family… …and create just a better future for our children and grandchildren.