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February Pānui last updated - 20 Feb, 2020

From the Chair

Kia ora e te whānau, I trust that you have all managed to see through 2019 successfully and welcomed in the New Year recharged. It looks as if we might have a little respite from the heatwave the country has been experiencing, I don’t know about you, but my garden is in need of a...  Read more »

Tūranga mahi!

Kia ora e te iwi. Exciting news – Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is opening an office in Whakatū! This will allow us to have a stronger physical presence within our rohe and make it easier for us to build deep relationships in central and west Te Tauihu. We’ll share more information in th...  Read more »

Welcome Aaron

A huge welcome to iwi member Aaron Hemi, who joins the office team as an advisor to support various kaupapa happening under Te Tirohanga Whakamua a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, the iwi Trust’s five-year plan. Aaron, pictured with Puhi Ariki, 4, and Ngā Muka, 7, is a father to three wit...  Read more »

Kaumatua morning teas

It’s been too long between catch-ups with our kaumatua across the rohe, so we’re holding a series of morning teas to get you together, have a kōrero and hear your ideas. The first morning tea for 65s and over will be held at the Blenheim office on Tuesday, February 25, from 10.30...  Read more »

Education Grants

The Trust was heartened to see the number of applications to the latest Education Grant round continue to grow and was impressed with the breadth of skills and knowledge whānau are gathering. The Trust is proud to support iwi members in their chosen paths and wishes all recipient...  Read more »

Mana Rangatahi ki Whakatū

The sun was shining on rangatahi from Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō last month as they gathered in Nelson for the summer edition of Mana Rangatahi. There were old faces and new, but by the end of the week, the connections made were strong. The six-day wānanga is the iwi’s flagship cultur...  Read more »

Doreen Pizzey: A family treasure

Doreen Pizzey is a much loved mum, nana, and great nana. Aged, 94, Mrs Pizzey is the eldest registered member of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. The article below is taken from an interview she did with whānau. Doreen Pizzey has lived her life surrounded by whānau. Even today, although sh...  Read more »

Education Profile: Patreece Douglas

She’s a busy mum and a passionate educator – meet one of our latest Education Grant recipients, iwi member Patreece Douglas. Kia ora whānau, My name is Patreece Douglas and I am a solo mother of four amazing children. I belong to Felicia Douglas (nee) Morris and she belongs to Ja...  Read more »

Education profile: Grace Shaw

Grace was one of 23 recipients awarded a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust EducationGrant in the previous 2018 – 19 round. Congratulations e hoa! Kia ora koutou Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō whānau. In December last year I received notification that I had passed my final exam in my studies tow...  Read more »

Have an idea?

The Tasman District Council is in the process of refreshing its management of parks and reserves within the Moutere / Waimea Ward. There is a two-step public consultation process, beginning with a ‘seeking ideas’ stage. The initial round of consultation will help inform developme...  Read more »