Improving our iwi register
Our iwi database in one sense represents the manawa – heart – of our organisation. It is the principal way that we keep in touch with you, wherever you may be in the world. We’ve being doing a lot over the past year to improve the accuracy of our database and to ensure that the information we hold is up to date. You can send us updated contact information via the contact details in this Pānui.
One of the big recent improvements is that you can now register with us online through our website. You can also register your children – in fact, we encourage you to do so. It is important that you and your whānau are registered as eligibility for grants and other assistance from us is dependent on your being a registered iwi member.
One of the improvements we want to make to our database over the coming months is to enable iwi members to register their skills and qualifications with us, so that when opportunites do arise – either with the iwi or an external party – we can look to our iwi membership first.
We are still looking for a volunteer to work with DoC on track improvements, based at Blue Lake Hut over the first week of December. Anyone considering a career with DoC as a ranger or in any other capacity would be well-advised to consider this. More details are on our website here, or call us on 0800 578 900.