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July Pānui last updated - 17 Jul, 2019

He hokinga mahara Ngāti Apa ki te Rā tō Trustee Denis Gapper.

He hokinga mahara

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trustee Denis Gapper says, although short, his journey on Te Awatea Hou was unforgettable. Parked up on the shore of Rotoiti, watching as two waka filled with Ngāti Apa whānau disappear into the distance, kaumatua Denis Gapper can’t help but think about his ...  Read more »

From the Chair

Read the latest from Trust chairman Brendon Wilson. Kia ora koutou, Late last month, on a crisp Friday morning, I attended a signing ceremony at the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson, for the recently finalised Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Strategy, which has been more than three years in th...  Read more »

Tokihi hi!

The second wānanga to support the iwi’s waka tāngata kaupapa was held at Kaiteriteri from June 21 – 23, with about 40 iwi members and support crew braving the chilly but beautiful waters of Kaiteriteri. And it was smiles all round as whānau young and old came together in the spir...  Read more »

Save the date!

This year the iwi’s Hui-a-Tau will be held on Sunday, September 22 at Omaka Marae in Blenheim. The hui will start at 10am and will be followed by lunch. We’ll also be holding an event for whānau prior to the AGM, on Saturday, September 21, so be sure to keep that weekend free. We...  Read more »

Tyrone’s winning message

Another Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō rangatahi doing us proud is Tyrone Bird. Tyrone took out the Pei Te Hurinui Jones Senior Māori section at the Tairāwhiti Ngā Manu Kōrero secondary school speech competition in Ruatōrea late last month.  Tyrone, who attends Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Haw...  Read more »

Pahi planning

Trustees and members of the Trust’s Marae Sub-Committee met at Rotoiti at the end of June to confirm the site for the iwi’ first Pahi. The site selected, in Massey St on land already owned by the iwi, is a short walk from the lake front and further cements the iwi’s close ancestr...  Read more »

Meet Georgia

Next time you call the office, it may well be Georgia Gapper answering the phone. A big welcome to Georgia, who started working with the iwi last month as the office administrator.  Kia ora e te whānau, I’m Georgia Gapper. I am the youngest child of Clive Gapper and one of the ma...  Read more »

Education profile – Lucy Sanson

Lucy Sanson is one of 23 recipients awarded a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant in the 2018 round.  Tēnā koutou e te iwi, Ko Lucy tōku ingoa. Ko Stephen Sanson rāua ko Cathy Prior ōku mātua. I attend Massey University in Palmerston North, where I am in my second year of...  Read more »

Five minutes with ….

Hinemoa Conner has been a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trustee since 2011, and while she may now live in the Far North, she’s still a West Coast girl at heart.  Read more »