February Pānui last updated - 12 Feb, 2018

From the Chair

Kia ora e whānau.

I want firstly, to pass on my appreciation to Hinemoa (Conner) for agreeing to step up and cover things in my absence during October and November last year. The formal appointment to the Deputy Chairperson role has been delayed a little while we work through a technical matter. I...  Read more »

GM Corner

Kia ora koutou

Ko ngā mihi ki a koutou i roto i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā o te raumati.I hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable break as you now return to school or work. The recent Waitangi Day celebrations on 6 February provided all of us with the opportunity to reflect upon our colle...  Read more »

Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

MANA RANGATAHI KI TĪTĪRANGI/ANAMĀHANGA The first Mana Rangatahi wānanga of 2018 was held in the Christmas school holidays. This time the wānanga travelled down into the Marlborough Sounds to Tītīrangi and Anamāhanga. The participants went camping at Tītīrangi and the first task w...  Read more »

Education and Training

EDUCATION GRANTS Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō received 24 applications for Education Grants for the 2018 year. We are pleased to announce we were able to assist all the applicants in some way to support their further education. This included seven first year teriary students, three comp...  Read more »

Taiao - Environment

Kia ora koutou, This is our second pānui as providers of Taiao services to Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. 2018 is looking to be an exciting year for Iwi in the realm of Taiao with the new Labour led Government making interesting noises about the relationship of Māori to resource manageme...  Read more »


Mary Jane Wilson nee Mahuika  Mary Jane Wilson (nee Mahuika), was born in Westport on 10th of February 1908, ten minutes before her twin sister Sarah (who in later years married Leslie Addison). The second eldest daughter of Te Ahuru and Hinepare Mahuika (nee Bannister), her inte...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

FRANK AND MEGAN WELLS REUNION 23-28 DECEMBER 2017 Spanning four generations, we were fortunate to have 38 immediately whānau members attend our reunion in Whakatū. Staying at Te Ara Poutama (Nelson College) meant that we could maximise the time spent together. Highlights of the w...  Read more »