June Pānui last updated - 18 Jun, 2018

Mātariki whānau cluster wānanga

We are excited to announce the first dates and locations for our Whānau Cluster Wānanga focused on sharing basic Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō kōrero. The first will be held in Christchurch (10 Show Place, Addington) this coming Wednesday, June 27 from 6pm to 9pm. It will be followed by ...  Read more »

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts Need You!

Nominations are being sought for suitable iwi member candidates for appointment to two vacancies (one for each hapū) on the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts.   The Trusts meet bi-monthly with hui taking place on Saturdays – other time commitments include serving on Trust sub-committe...  Read more »

From the Chair

Kia ora koutou Our new General Manager Simon Karipa has been on board for a month now and is settling in very well. Simon has identified a few areas which need to be tidied up, and is working through a process for doing that. All Iwi involved in the Tasman water space settlement ...  Read more »

Mana Rangatahi

Our popular Mana Rangatahi program is a great way for our younger iwi members to strengthen their connection to their iwi, cultural identity, whenua and each other.

Plus it’s loads of fun. The next wānanga will be held July 16-21 at Rotoiti, and we’re taking registrations now. Please note we have extended the age group for Mana Rangatahi, and anyone aged 12 to 24 is welcome to take part.  To register your interest please email office@ngatiap...  Read more »

Ngā Manu Kōrero

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō once again sponsored the regional Te Tauihu Manu Kōrero competition, held in Richmond last month, and it was great to see so many of our Rangatahi take to the stage, both as competitors and vocal supporters (how good was that haka ngeri!). Congratulations to...  Read more »

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

By Dr Peter N. Meihana (Ngā Pakiaka Mōrehu o te Whenua: Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Kuia, Rangitane, Ngai Tahu) Recently we have had the good fortune of having this taonga made available to us. Ginny Brownlee of Nelson posted the photograph on the Old Marlborough Facebook page, where it was...  Read more »

It takes a village

Tamariki in Marlborough are set to benefit from a sweeping change in the landscape when it comes to Māori education. Te Pā Wānanga,  Marlborough’s first bilingual kaupapa Māori school, is another step closer to reality after welcoming foundation kaiako Virgil Hills last month. Mo...  Read more »

Married, live on TV

Ten years after making their promise, a Rangiora couple have finally tied the knot- on live TV! Iwi member Toby Gilsenan wed his long-time partner Francesca Avent after winning a competition on Three’s primetime show The Project. Toby’s vows - in te Reo - tugged at the heartstrin...  Read more »

A shot at Miss Universe

Marina Kere (Ngāti Apa ke te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāi Tahu) has made it to the finals of Miss Universe NZ 2018. We caught up with Marina while she was on location in Thailand.

Have you always lived in Nelson? Where were you brought up and where are you based these days? I was born in Motueka, I went to kōhanga reo there then my family moved to Wellington where I attended primary school in my younger years. Then we moved back to Nelson to complete prima...  Read more »

One to watch

Another Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō member is off overseas to represent New Zealand. Flynn Warren, 11, has been selected for the New Zealand Under 13 team to play at the Cal Ripkin World Series in Branson, Missouri next month. This is not Flynn’s first time playing at the national leve...  Read more »


As part of our Social Development plan Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust continues to support registered Iwi members starting school with the provision of education packs.  Last month saw a record six school bags filled with stationery and books sent out to new entrants. These school b...  Read more »

Kapa Haka regionals

If you are in Nelson later this month, don’t miss the Te Tauihu Regional Kapa Haka Competitions on Saturday,  June 30 at Nelson College. Doors open at 9am, and are shut during performances, so get there early. Door sales: $5 Secondary school pupils and  adults; $2 tamariki, and u...  Read more »

Moved house?

It is important Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō has up-to-date contact details for iwi members so we can stay in touch and keep you informed of news and events, particularly with upcoming Trustee Elections. If you have changed your residential and/or postal address, or any other contact de...  Read more »