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Kia ora e te whānau,

To mark the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori we have something exciting to share with you - a new resource book produced especially for our Apanesians!

Whether you are a gun speaker, or don't know your pepeha from your mihimihi - that's OK! Our cultural gurus have put together some basic information and cultural practices which will get you on your way to knowing more about - and being confident to express - your Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga.

Iwi members keen to get their hands on a copy can either message us on Facebook or email us on comms@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz to reserve a copy. We’ll be posting them out toward the end of this month.


maori language week 2019

August Pānui last updated - 21 Aug, 2018

Rotoroa tuna harvest wānanga

It’s that time of year again - time for our annual tuna harvest at Rotoroa. Each year we take a wānanga to the lake to practice the tikanga of harvesting tuna in preparation for the Hui a Tau. This year’s  harvest will be held September 7-9, and we’re encouraging you to get invo...  Read more »

From the chair

Kia ora whānau This is always a busy time of the year for the Trust, office staff and our accountant and auditor, as we finalise the end-of-year accounts, go through the audit process and prepare the Trust’s Annual Report, which is now available for distribution. Electronic copie...  Read more »

Signing off

Next month’s Hui a Tau will be one of mixed emotions for Adrian Wilson, who is signing off as a trustee after eight years at the table. In this Q and A, Adrian reflects on his time with the trust and his hopes for the future of the iwi.  When did you become involved in the NAKTRT...  Read more »

Whānau cluster wānanga - Whakatū

Kia ora e te whānau o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō ki Whakatū, ki Motueka hoki. On the back of our very successful whānau cluster hui in Christchurch and Blenheim we can now confirm the date for the Whakatū wānanga - Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm (venue TBC). The purpose of the hui is to ...  Read more »

Ngā taonga tuku iho

This photograph was taken in Kawatiri/Westport sometime between 1924 and 1929. Pictured at left is Hinemoa McDonnell, nee Mahuika, who was the third daughter of Heeni Turoa and Hoani Mahuika. She was born in Kawatiri/Westport and was married to (1) Te Wera McDonnell and (2) Kingi...  Read more »