Kia Hiwa Rā last updated - 21 Apr 2017

Job opportunity at Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Do you have or know someone with experience as a researcher, collator and reviewer?.

We are looking for someone with an affinity with the aspirations of our iwi and te ao Māori. This is your chance to get involved as a Whakapapa researcher / reviewer / collator / recorder for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō.

  • Research, update and record whakapapa records

  • Based in Blenheim (two-year contract)

Applications close 4:00pm Tuesday 16 May 2017.

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Or apply by contacting the CEO by email, attaching your CV and Cover Letter to:

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trustee elections.

The Trustee Election nomination process will be commencing mid Haratua (May), 2017 and will provide iwi members with the chance to nominate Trustees to the Ngāti Apā ki te Rā Tō Trusts.

Current entities are listed here on the NAKTRT website.

The actual voting process will commence mid Hōngongoi (July) and close toward the end of Here-Turi-Kōkā (August).

The AGM is scheduled to be held on the 3rd Mahuru(September), 2017.

For question and enquiries, contact us on or call 0800 578 900.

Te Puna Oranga (TPO) Feedback hui.

Whānau leading their own change - Against violence in all forms "

Te Puna Oranga (TPO) have drafted a response model, towards a new and improved way of working with whānau and would appreciate your feedback before they launch in June 2017.

Guest speakers: 
Tā Mark Solomon, Helen Leahy, Tania Mataki 
When: Thursday, 27th April, 2017 (11:00am - 3:00pm) 
Where: Arowhenua Marae, Arowhenua.
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For more information download the brochure here or contact or 022 350 8455

April Pānui last updated - 18 Apr, 2017

From the chair

Kia ora koutou

Welcome to a belated start to the panui cycle for 2017. Kirk MacGibbon our previous Communications Manager finished with the iwi at Christmas time and we now have Jevan Goulter filling the role in the mean-time. The Board have spent the first part of this calendar year, undertaki...  Read more »

CEO Corner

Tēnā koutou e te whānau

There has certainly been a lot happening, with the overhaul of the Resource Management Act passing its final hurdle in parliament, to issues around the potential movement of the Salmon Farms in the Marlborough Sounds to new areas. Last weekend Boaties and Sounds users were encour...  Read more »

Education & Training

Kia ora koutou

Our membership continues to grow steadily and it is fantastic to see members encouraging their whanau to register with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. We continue to offer our Computers in Homes and Literacy & Numeracy partnerships with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and would love to see more mem...  Read more »

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

Along with staff from the Marlborough Museum, Marlborough Archives, Picton Museum and Motueka Museum, I recently attended the Te Papa Te Paerangi training workshop "Māori in museums" held at the Marlborough Museum. Te Paerangi is the national organisation tasked with supporting n...  Read more »


Kohitātea 18-23, 2017 Tawhitō Ngāwariwari – The Ancient Future The first Mana Rangatahi wānanga for 2017 was held on 18 – 23rd January and it proved to be another amazing experience for our Rangatahi strengthening their connection to their iwi, their whenua and each other.The wān...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

Tralee Walker receives the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Education grant. Kia ora my name is Tralee Walker. I was bought up in a small town called Westport on the West coast. My Mother is originally from Levin and my Father is from Denniston a mining ghost town on the West Coast. Westpor...  Read more »


Communications and Engagement Kia ora koutou whanau, I joined Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō two weeks ago and have been meeting and getting to know some of the whanau during that time. I look forward to bringing my skills to the iwi to achieve some of the things that our CEO reguarly tal...  Read more »