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July Pānui last updated - 24 Jul, 2018

Mana Rangatahi reaches new heights

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō’s latest Mana Rangatahi wānanga wrapped up last week, with the biggest participation to date. A group of thirty-six Rangatahi and support crew travelled to Rotoiti from all over New Zealand during the second week of the school holidays to immerse themselves ...  Read more »

From the Chair

Kia ora koutou

Our scheduled meeting with Ngāti Waewae and Buller District Mayor Garry Howard in early July was postponed due to a tangi down at Arahura. The hui has now been rescheduled for July 25, so we should have an update for you next month. In the meantime, we have had further contact fr...  Read more »

Hui a Tau: Save the date

We are looking forward to this year’s Hui a Tau (Annual General Meeting) which will be held in Whakatū (Nelson) on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2pm. There will be a pōwhiri at Whakatu Marae at 11.30am and our traditional hākari in the evening, so make a day of it and bring the...  Read more »

A new dawn

June 22 was a day many in Te Tauihu will never forget. Under starry skies about 250 people gathered at dawn to welcome Te Pā Wānanga into the light. The new kaupapa Māori school unit based at Blenheim’s Omaka Marae has been championed by Marae General Manager and Ngāti Apa ki te ...  Read more »

We heart wānanga

The Matariki Whānau Cluster Wānanga held in Christchurch at the end of June and Blenheim at the start of July were a great way to share Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō kōrero. Whānau of all ages attended and it was inspiring to see so many of our people coming together and connecting. Huge...  Read more »

Pitopito kōrero

MOVED HOUSE? It is important Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō has up-to-date contact details for iwi members so we can stay in touch and keep you informed of news and events. If you have changed your residential and/or postal address, or any other contact details, please let the office know...  Read more »

Ngā taonga tuku iho

This photo, sourced from Yesterdays in Golden Buller (1957) by Ella Matthews, was taken at a Pā near Westport about 1880. After 1870, the Māori population of the Kawatiri was estimated at about 50, with the majority living at the Pā on the east bank of the Kawatiri River. The Mah...  Read more »

Māori land seminar

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō held a Māori Land Information evening at the office in association with Dee Turner, Māori Liaison/ Caseworker for Community Law, Marlborough. It was a really informative evening discussing a wide range of scenarios and Māori land issues. Presentations includ...  Read more »

He pouwhenua, he puapua

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō was well represented at the Ngā Kapa Haka Tuarua secondary school nationals - He Pouwhenua, He Puapua - in Te Papa-i-Oea (Palmerston North) earlier this month. Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō was represented on and off the stage, with most of the tutors also linking t...  Read more »

Remembering the kurahaupō settlement

An exhibition on now at the Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim - ‘Remembering the Kurahaupō Settlement: Ngā Pakiaka Mōrehu o te Whenua’ - has generated plenty of interest. Curated by Dr Peter Meihana, and sponsored by Massey University and Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, t...  Read more »

Nau mai, haere mai

After an awesome debut, the Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market is back! It’s a great night that celebrates Te Ao Māori, and this time around it will be held in Blenheim’s Seymour Square on Friday, September 14, from 4pm to 9pm. The market is being organised under the korowai o...  Read more »


PROGRAMS AND COURSES 2018 Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō continues to support learning in the following areas: Learner Driver Theory Education Work Readiness Financial Literacy & Lifeskills Healthy Lifestyle Literacy & Numeracy Upskilling Please email  Read more »