AGM and Whanau Day at Omaka Marae - Sept 24, Sept 25.
AGM and Whanau Day at Omaka Marae - Sept 24, Sept 25.  

Kia Hiwa Rā last updated - 23 Sep 2016

Outward Bound Full Scholarships

DOC is offering 6 fully-funded scholarships to rangatahi for Outward Bound adventure courses, which provide a development opportunity for our future conservation leaders.

Successful applicants will get involved in all the outdoors has to offer, including sailing, kayaking, rock climbing and tramping.

Applicants don't have to have been volunteers for DOC. All information can be found at

The closing date for applications is 5pm Fri 28 October.

NPM Summer Student Internships - Applications Now Open!

Sir Maui Pomare said: “Education is to be the future paddle for our canoe".

The NPM Summer Internships for the upcoming 2016-2017 summer are open for applicants.

This programme is designed to provide experience for Māori students interested in advancing their research skills and capacity in Indigenous research.

Each internship is valued at $5,500 over a 10 week period. Visit the NPM Summer Internship page to find out more about your opportunity to complete one of our paid summer internships.

Deadline for applications Monday 24 October

September Pānui last updated - 16 Sep, 2016

CEO Corner

Tēnā koutou whānau

Sitting here today, in our Blenheim office with the sun shining and the trees greening, it is almost too hard to believe that a couple of weeks ago was winter. Certainly there is a lot happening in our iwi and I know many of you will be contemplating voting, which must be complet...  Read more »



The recent trip to Rotorua by a group of rangatahi, led by Cultural Adviser Kiley Nepia served to further strengthen and deepen the bonds between Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and other groups working in the cultural space. Te Ahorangi hosted the weekend visit, which also included other ...  Read more »

Education & Training

We have one member in Westport who is currently undertaking the Computers in Homes class.

These classes are an excellent way for members who want to develop their basic computer skills, and all participants who complete the course receive a free computer. The Literacy & Numeracy partnership with Workforce Development continues.  It was incredible to see the transforma...  Read more »

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

A selection of the branded gear that has been produced over the years.

Our Archive holds a range of material, from legal documents to whakapapa, oral history recordings to meeting reports. What some may not be aware of is that we also have a small, but growing, collection of branded clothing that reflects our development over the years. By keeping a...  Read more »

Our Whenua

Our Whenua

Kairaranga kaiako Margaret Bond recently led a group of weavers from around the motu on a trip to Tennyson Inlet to harvest kiekie.

It was a fun-filled and deeply moving hikoi that was made more special by the knowledge that we were following in the footsteps of our tūpuna, who would have made this exact same trip for centuries. The tauira learned how to select the best kiekie for weaving, whilst also ensurin...  Read more »


AGM & Whānau Day Reminder Just to remind everyone again, that our AGM and Whānau Day is drawing ever closer. There is travel assistance available to those travelling from outside Blenheim but you must register with us first. Email or call Lyn...  Read more »