May Pānui last updated - 11 May, 2018

Piki Mai Kake Mai – Q and A with new General Manager Simon Karipa

Simon Karipa was welcomed as general manager of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust with a pōwhiri at Omaka Marae in Blenheim earlier this month. We sat down for a kōrero. Tell us a little about yourself. My primary affiliations are Ngāti Apa, Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi and Ngāti Hauiti/Mō...  Read more »

From the Chair

Kia ora koutou, It was a pleasure to host the pōwhiri on May 7, to formally welcome Simon (Karipa) to the Iwi on his first day as our new General Manager. This enabled Simon’s former employer (Te Ohu Kaimoana) and his Iwi (Nga Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, our northern namesake, and Whangan...  Read more »

Mana Rangatahi

The next Mana Rangatahi wānanga will be held on July 16-21 at Rotoiti. Mana Rangatahi is a great way for our rangatahi to strengthen their connection to their iwi, cultural identity, whenua and, most importantly, each other. It’s a fun-packed six days with heaps of activities. Pl...  Read more »

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

Last month we called on whānau to help us identify the people in a photo submitted by Delroy Joseph Packer. Thanks to Karina Gardiner, we’ve managed to shed some light on who most of the whānau pictured are. If you can help us identify the remaining people, please get in touch. 1...  Read more »

Rising star

She’s only 17, but Risaleaana Pouri-Lane (Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Hāmoa) is already making her mark in the sporting world. In February, Risaleaana, who attended Motueka High School, became the youngest fully contract...  Read more »

Pitopito kōrero

  We are growing! As of May 8, membership of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō had surpassed 3000 people, with 3027 members now registered with us. This represents solid growth since November 2016, when we had 2723 registered members. If you have friends or whānau who are not registered, ple...  Read more »


  Moved house? It is important Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō has up-to-date contact details so we can stay in touch and keep you informed of news and events. If you have changed your residential and/or postal address, or any other contact details, please let the office know. You can eith...  Read more »