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Latest Pānui last updated - 14 Apr, 2021

Nau mai, haere mai

Kei ngā pātaka pupuri kōrero o te motu, tēnā rā koutou katoa. Nau mai rā ki Te Kaiaotanga o Te Reo, he hui whakarauora reo Māori ka tū nei ki Te Tauihu-o-Te-Waka-a-Māui. He mea manaaki tēnei hui e ngā iwi e rua nei, e Ngāti Apa ki Te Rā Tō me Rangitāne o Wairau.  Me rere i konei ...  Read more »

From the Chair

Tēnā koutou katoa Leading up to the Easter holidays earlier this month, the fairness of public holidays was in the media spotlight. In particular, the specific dates or days the holidays fall on and how this impacts on workers. It seems this is affecting our Māori workforce given...  Read more »

Kaumātua catch-up

It was lovely to meet and reconnect recently with some of our kaumātua in Whakatū. A small but lively group met at the Nelson office for an informal get-together and to share some kai. A big thank you to all for attending. Look out for out next Kaumātua Morning Tea, which will be held in Westport in winter.

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On the whenua at Kohi te Wai

A dawn blessing was recently held at Kohi te Wai near Whakatū to mark the completion of major earth and roadworks. Huataki Whareaitu (Ngāti Kuia)  and cultural advisor Kiley Nepia led proceedings at Seafield Terrace, which suffered considerable damage in the November 2017 and Feb...  Read more »

Welcome Andrew

The Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts have appointed professional director Andrew Murray to the board that looks after the iwi’s commercial interests. Andrew joins chair Gerrard Wilson and iwi negotiator and long-serving director Peter Mason on the board, which oversees both Ngāti Apa...  Read more »

Education profile: Alexandra Taylor

Kia ora koutou, My name is Alexandra Taylor, and I am a 20-year-old student born and bred in Christchurch. I am currently in my third year at the University of Canterbury where I am studying toward Law and Commerce degrees, majoring in international business and minoring in sport...  Read more »

Ka mau te wehi!

Put your hands together for Te Maungarongo Wilson, of Whakatū, who was last month awarded the inaugural Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Scholarship offered by the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). Te Maunga is a past participant of the Mana Rangatahi programme and is now s...  Read more »

Woodchopping champs

The South Island Woodchopping Championships to be held in Reefton at Anzac weekend will be a poignant event for many of our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō whānau. The Ngāti Apa Trusts have sponsored the championship event this year in honour of the late Dan Gilsenan, a well-known chopper ...  Read more »

Wave funding

There is still time to apply for the next wave of Whānau Ora funding through Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. Pouārahi Helen Leahy says that Wave 14 is an opportunity for whānau to apply for funding and create their own solutions to the challenges they face. Applications close at ...  Read more »

Fund closed

Te Kura Ora Fund set up last year by Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia and Rangitāne o Wairau in response to Covid-19 has now closed. 

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Open Day

If you are in Te Tauihu, take a trip out to Te Hoiere for the Ronga Reserve Open Day on Sunday, May 9, 10am -1pm. Ronga Reserve is an ecologically important forest remnant in the Te Hoiere Pelorus catchment. Surrounded by valley streams with oxbow wetlands and springs, it is home...  Read more »