redevelopment and enhancement project
The Trust, as kaitiaki for the Springs, has responsibilities for upholding the cultural and spiritual values of the resource, its long history, and securing a sustainable future. The Trust manages this taonga for the continued benefit of the beneficiaries of the Trust, their hapu, the Iwi and for all visitors to the Springs.
In the past three years, use of the facility by domestic and international visitors has increased. This has placed increasing pressure on the pools’ operations, the facilities are no longer fit for purpose, and it is necessary to improve on its current operations so it is operated with sound business practices and good health and safety, protect the taonga, enable the beneficiaries and the community to derive greater benefit from them and to cater for the increased visitors and provide a quality experience.
The benefits of this project will be felt by the Trust, its beneficiaries, hapu, iwi, local residents, tourist visitors, the Far North and Northland economies. The expected benefits include: increased employment; development of training pathways for potential employees and volunteers in the visitor industry, transferring cultural knowledge, and succession training for governance roles; continued opportunities for community volunteers; and promotion of the cultural, spiritual and historical values associated with the taonga, by telling its stories to the visitors of the springs (local, domestic and international)
Design drawing of the redevelopment and enhancement site layout
where are we at now?
Far North Holdings Ltd have been appointed as the project managers for this project.
FNHL provide a good fit for the Trust's project as they are keen to support projects in the Far North District which provides, both employment, economic, cultural and social outcomes, supports the growth of district and enables local communities.
INVESTORS OF TIME AND MONEY TO DATE
The Trust sincere thanks and appreciation to the following organisations that are supporting us to achieve our vision.
WATCH THIS SPACE....
There are a number of workstreams underway to make this a reality. We are also currently applying for funding to complete the build.
In the new year the Trust will be holding a beneficiary workshop and open day at the pools to discuss the wider development potential future plans and what beneficiaries want to see into the future.
Parahirahi Ngawha Waiariki Trustees
wider development - what it could involve....