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March Pānui last updated - 18 Mar, 2019

Tuia te muka tangata ki uta

Toward the end of this year, Aotearoa New Zealand will acknowledge 250 years since the first sustained onshore meetings between Māori and Pākehā with a national commemoration called Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250). Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, along with our Kurahaupō whanaunga and Te...  Read more »

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Hoe Kia Rite!

Grab your lifejackets whānau – we’ve got good news. At the end of last year, on the sidelines of the consultation hui for the Five-Year Plan, we floated the idea of building a waka tāngata and focusing our cultural programme for the year on the associated mātauranga Māori. We rec...  Read more »

From the Chair

Kia ora whānau, An appropriate word for me to start this month with, is ‘kotahitanga’, which most of you will know means unity, togetherness, solidarity, and/or collective action. This past month has seen a number of examples of this in action. The first is the fires. Over the pa...  Read more »

Spotlight on education

Caitlin Huria is one of 23 Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant recipients for 2018. Caitlin is in her first year at Auckland University, studying Health Science.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou Kia ora, I’m Caitlin Huria. I am 17 and from Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast. My parents are Roland and Leanne Huria. I have an older brother Liam and younger sister, Hannah. My Koro is Hata Peter Huria and my Nan is Horahuia Huria from Hokio Beach. I am a d...  Read more »