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February Pānui last updated - 18 Feb, 2019

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

The year got off to a great start for a rōpū of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō rangatahi who headed to Motueka and Kaiteriteri for the summer Mana Rangatahi wānanga. It was lovely to once again be hosted by our whānau at Te Awhina Marae and Aunty Ngawhakaara, and be able to take the ranga...  Read more »

The year ahead

E ngā uri o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, tēnā koutou katoa! We have a very busy and exciting year ahead.  To those that attended and/or provided written comments to us on our draft Five-Year Plan, thank you – the responses confirmed that we were largely on the right track, but there wi...  Read more »

Haere rā, Deb

Every now and then in our lives, we can find ourselves in a position where our hearts tell us we must make a particular decision. So, it was late last year when our office superstar Debra Kiesling found herself in this position after she received word that the health of her mothe...  Read more »

From the Chair

Kia ora whānau I trust you have been able to take a break and are managing to survive the heatwave the country has been experiencing. It was good news that in December last year, the sale and purchase agreement between the three Kurahaupō iwi and the Crown (Ministry of Defence) f...  Read more »

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

In June 1902, Hone Te Ahuru “Tati” Mahuika and Henare Pape Mahuika (sons of Hoani and Heni Mahuika) married Hinepare “Polly” Bannister (daughter of Hera Te Koeti and John William Bannister) and Hunia “Julia” Te Naihi (daughter of Wi Katau Te Naihi and Rea Te Koeti) respectively a...  Read more »

She’s a rebel

Meretiana Robinson, daughter of Fayne and Dianne Robinson, is all set for another full-on season playing top-level rugby in Australia. Meretiana has been with the Melbourne Rebels since 2017, and had her first full season last year with the launch of the inaugural Super W competi...  Read more »

Day 1 at Te Pā Wānanga

Founding tauira have had their first day at Te Pā Wānanga, a new Māori medium satellite unit at Omaka Marae. And so far, so great!  “We have waited so long to be able to have the opportunity for our babies to be educated in an environment where tikanga and Te Ao Māori is at the h...  Read more »

Rā Whānau

A big Happy Birthday to Isla Fahey and Cairo Karaitiana, who have had their first day of school this year! We hope you are wearing your new backpacks with pride.  Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō provide registered tamariki with an Education Starter Pack when they turn 5 as a way of support...  Read more »