Kia Hiwa Rā last updated - 16 Dec 2016

Website updates

We continue to build the iwi website to provide a window on the world of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō.

We’ve added the words to the waiata ‘Te Aroha o Te Waipounamu’ in the Culture/resources section – and you can sing along to the words and actions as performed by our Ratana whanau at Apa TV on our Vimeo channel.

We’ve also created a calendar of events in the Panui section, so if you have an event you’d like to see published then let us know by emailing

Red Cross announces grant for earthquake damaged homes

Iwi members in the Kaikoura region whose residential homes received either a red or yellow sticker, or were required to evacuate their homes for seven days or longer following the 14 November earthquakes are eligible for $1000 grants from the Red Cross.

For further information email

Grant application forms can be downloaded from this link: 2016_12_14_Damaged_Home_Grant_application.pdf

Ngā Rau Huia Magazine

Our iwi magazine, ‘Ngā Rau Huia’ is at the printers and will be delivered to homes next week.

Enclosesd with the magazine is a flyer advertising the next Mana Rangatahi Wānanga, which will run from 18-23 Kohitātea (January).

You can register your interest in the wānanga online by going to our website, alternatively you can email and ask for a form to be sent out to you.

Registrations close 11 Kohitātea so be in quick to avoid disappointment.

Congratulations to Lucas Baker!

Marlborough Boys College held their prize giving this week and Lucas Baker (Year 9) was awarded the Aunty Lou Stafford Cup for excellence in Te Reo Māori.

Ka rawe e hoa!

November Pānui last updated - 18 Nov, 2016

From the chair

Kia ora e te whānau

Kia ora koutou Well, mother nature has thrown up a number of curve balls in terms of natural events during the  past week, first with the North Canterbury earthquake (felt as far north as Auckland) followed the next day (in Wellington at least) with torrential rain and flooding. ...  Read more »

CEO Corner

Tēnā koutou e te whānau

First, thank you for your phone calls over the past couple of days, offering support and checking in to make sure that iwi members were okay.  It definitely has been a ‘shaky’ time and there will no doubt be plenty more still to happen and to talk through. We closed the office fo...  Read more »


The biennial Te Waipounamu Kapa Haka competitions were held in Whakatū on the 29th Oct. Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō was proud to be the platinum sponsor for this event. It was so encouraging seeing so many of our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō whānau members, from our babies all the way through...  Read more »

Education & Training

We congratulate Lynne Owen, who has achieved the NZQA Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education Certificate and is looking forward to assisting iwi members in the field of Adult Literacy & Numeracy.

To register your interest in future courses please call us on 0800 578 900 or email us on for further information. Computers in Homes has finished for the year with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō iwi members receiving the benefit of a computer to take hom...  Read more »

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

In light of the recent earthquake affecting the east coast of the South Island and the Wellington region we share this historic J Rose photo from the archive files.

It is referenced: "Illustrating the severity of the convulsions in Westport. The Westport Harbour Boards railway line which, besides being bent, has been completely broken in the centre."  Read more »


Three Day Film School 2,3,4 Hakihea (December) The kaupapa of this School is to teach the basics of telling stories through video. At the conclusion of the Film School you will: Be able to make any video you can dream up. Learn writing techniques. Fundraising & crowd sourcing. Yo...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

We extend our congratulations to Thomas Cutler, who graduated from the University of Canterbury with a law degree (LLB) and recently completed his professionals.

Thomas told us he was extremely grateful for the financial support he received from the iwi throughout his studies. An ex-Wellington College student, Thomas was captain of the school’s swim team and has continued to swim as a way to keep fit and build strength. He’s currently tra...  Read more »