Kia Hiwa Rā Newsline

The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training.

The funding will also extend Christchurch’s Educated Job Ready Programme to Timaru.

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced the funding in Christchurch today at the launch of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy refresh.

Read the full press release here »

View the Economic Development Strategy document here »

Recent articles from Te Puni Kōkiri.

The latest issue of Kōkiritia, the monthly publication from Te Puni Kōkiri provides yet another rich source of information relating to Māori development and wellbeing.

You can view the newsletter here or subscribe here to receive regular updates. Alternatively, follow the links below for the articles. Kōkiritia - Tuhinga 22, summary links:  Healing Wounds at Parihaka » Waikato Chefs Battle Matariki Inspired Dishes » Ngāti Rangi Finds Work for 220 in Ruapehu District » For Future’s Sake Vote Launch » Young Dad With No Farming Background Wins Ahuwhenua » From Marae to Man-Power » Māori Land Service Feedback » Haka on Great Wall of China » Pearls of Wisdom for Rangatahi at Matariki » Spotting Kiwi at Rakiura Island » 

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This year we are piloting a new cultural initiative to encourage more of our whānau to participate in the cultural space.

The 'one day whakawhanaungatanga days' are a taste tester if you like for whānau to experience our wānanga.

They will be fun and interactive with a mix of history, reo, waiata, whakapapa, sharing kai and meeting more of our big whānau. They will be held anywhere around Aotearoa where we can pull together a cluster of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō whānau.

If you are interested in having one delivered in your area then please contact
Cultural Advisor, Kiley Nepia.

Ngā Manu Kōrero

In the last Kia Hiwa Rā we mentioned our rangatahi who won at the regional Te Tauihu Ngā Manu Kōrero Competitions.

As a follow on here is a teaser of a mini documentary that was filmed capturing their commitment, transformation and achievements. The rest of the mini documentary will be released shortly.  Click here to view on APA TV »

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FOLLOW UP: Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Rangatahi Win at Te Tauihu Manu Kōrero Speech Competitions

Last month rangatahi from all over Te Tauihu took to the stage at the regional Ngā Manu Kōrero competitions in Richmond. All the speakers were of high calibre and represented their respective schools, iwi and whānau with pride and passion. Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō would like to congratulate all of the rangatahi and in particular two of our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō rangatahi who are young emerging leaders and participants of our cultural revitalisation strategy. Click here to view a promo of our mini documentary ». (The documentary follows two of our Rangatahi on their journey). Kiripounamu Nepia came first in the senior Māori impromptu, prepared and overall winner. She also won the taonga for best female. Lucas Baker came first in junior English and second in junior Māori. He also won the taonga for combined individual or school in the junior section. Kiripounamu and Lucas will be representing Te Tauihu at the national Ngā Manu Kōrero Competition in September. 

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The Kaikōura District Council have adopted a recovery plan to "provide a clear direction for restoring and enhancing the Kaikōura District". This was in respose to the November 2016 earthquake.

The plan lays out a roadmap following 5 key themes:

  1. Economy - Developing a sustainable economy

  2. Rebuild - Rebuilding quality facilities and infrastructure

  3. Community - Enabling a strong and healthy community

  4. Natural Environment - Protecting and enhancing the natural environment

  5. Future - Striving for a resilient and positive future

Read the full media release PDFhere or find the recovery plan through the Kaikōura District Council website

Last week Butch questioned the Government on their intention to utilize their controversial ministerial powers in favor of King Salmon which is 51% Malaysian owned, questioning why these same powers are not exercised towards the Governments Treaty Partner being Māori when Māori have a huge interest in Aquaculture.   You can check out his interview here and you can read his full statement here. 

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