April Pānui last updated - 16 Apr, 2018

From the Chair

Kia ora e te whānau I am pleased to welcome to the Iwi, Simon Karipa, who has accepted the position of General Manager, on a fulltime permanent basis, based at the Blenheim office. With his background (outlined in the GM corner of this pānui) and experience, I look forward to wor...  Read more »

GM Corner

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa – Let us keep close together – not far apart.

Kia ora koutou Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa – Let us keep close together – not far apart. As one chapter closes another one opens. As Brendon mentioned, after a thorough and fruitful search the Trust has appointed a new general manager, Simon Karipa (Ngāti Apa – Rangitike...  Read more »

Education and Training

EDUCATION GRANTS Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are proud to support our students in their Tertiary and Trade futures.Here is a profile from one of this year’s recipients.Wilson PearseMy name is Wilson Pearse. I am 20 years old, originally from Hastings but am currently living in Palmerst...  Read more »

Taiao - Environment

Kia ora Koutou, this is our first Pānui for the 2018 – 2019 financial year. I am pleased that our service agreement has been going well and Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Kuia have formally agreed to continue the arrangement for the rest of the financial year. Over and above our contract wo...  Read more »

Whakapapa (Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho)

This photograph has been submitted by Delroy Joseph Packer, son of George and Lyla Packer, grandson of George Stuart Packer and Harota Hemi and great grandson of Te Pou Hemi and Tire White. It was supplied to him by his aunt Beverley Packer, his father’s sister. The Kuia on the f...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

We proudly welcome a gorgeous new member to our whānau. Amelia Te Haeata Gaul was born in Christchurch on 22 February 2018 to proud parents Alan Gaul of Ngāti Whatua o Orakei and Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To member Astra McLaren, daughter of Robert McLaren. Congratulations whānau.  Te K...  Read more »


Kaumātua urges whānau to speak up about health After collapsing a few years ago, a kaumātua who works for PHARMAC is encouraging whānau to speak up about their key concerns in Māori health. PHARMAC kaumātua Bill Kaua is urging whānau to have their say in a review of what Māori he...  Read more »