To mana whenua of Tāmaki, the peoples of Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Ngati Paoa and Ngai Tai, To taurahere, including those connected to Ruapotaka Marae,
we extend our warmest greetings in respect of your special standing in this area.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
To others who live and/or work in Tāmaki
Kia orana - Malo e Lelei - Talofa Lava - Ni Hau - Namaste - Salaam Malaikum - Ni Sa Bula Vinaka - Fakaalofa Lahi Atu
Warm greetings from the TIES Team
hei hāngai whakaumua
Here is an interpretation of TIES by members of the Changez Youth Group:
TIES is about involving Tamaki communities in any changes that will affect their lives.
Tamaki is our place. We live here. We go to school here. We hang out here.
Inclusive to us means everyone in our community, including youth.
Engagement is a form of relationship; it is on the way to something: a commitment that will last.
Strategy tells us that our community is on to it; we're decision makers; we're thinking about where we want to go and making a plan to get there. A strategy is smart and professional; it looks cool and that
sounds like us.
So what is TIES about? TIES is about bringing people together and making things work for our community,
WHAT IS TIES?
NAVIGATE OUR APPROACH
TIES is a framework for engaging with local communities. We see Tāmaki as ‘a community of communities’ and value many minds working together to create community knowledge and wisdom. TIES offers a principle-based approach to guide action and provides resources to help people ‘walk the TIES talk’ and become agents of change in local developments.
NAVIGATE THROUGH OUR TOOLS
TIES provides practical tools or guidelines for dealing with everyday issues that arise when seeking to engage with Tāmaki communites or contribute to local community developments.
WATCH OUR COMMUNITY STORIES
Here is our community in action. Hear from the people of Tāmaki talking about their stories.