Kia ora e te whānau With summer now well behind us and winter just around the corner, to our whānau who might be living in rental accommodation, be aware that coming into force from July 1 this year is a law change which requires landlords to have insulated the ceiling and underfloor areas of their rental properties. If you are renting your house, it may be worth checking that the dwelling meets the requirements and if not, take the matter up with your landlord. More information can be found at www.tenancy.govt.nz/maintenance-and-inspections/insulation/compulsory-insulation[https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/maintenance-and-inspections/insulation/compulsory-insulation] We have been approached by a forestry company in St Arnaud (Rotoiti), with the offer of a number of native beech trees, which are on land adjacent to one of their forestry blocks and need to be removed to enable them to form the area they need to harvest the block. The option of being able to use locally sourced timber in our Pahi at Lake Rotoiti has a great deal of appeal and so we are in the process of investigating the feasibility of milling and processing the trees. If...
After a successful first Hoe Kia Rite wānanga we are now taking registrations of interest for our second waka wānanga. The next wānanga will be held at Kaiteriteri June 21-23 and we’ll be staying at the beautiful Te Awhina Marae. If you have experience with waka or boating that’s cool – if you have no experience but want to join in and learn, that’s OK too. It’s not compulsory that you come to all four wānanga in the series, but it is important to note that we are looking for a dedicated crew to support this kaupapa in the build up to Tuia 250 commemorations in late November. To register your interest, give us a call on 0800 578 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org[mailto:email@example.com]. Please note that registrations need be in by June 4. Travel assistance may be available to iwi members living outside of the rohe – get in touch to find out more.
Hannah Huria is making a splash on the New Zealand swimming scene, picking up two gold medals at the recent 2019 Aon National Age Group Championships in Wellington. Hannah, from Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast, is the grandaughter of Dianne and John Stallard (Doreen Archer – John Archer) and Hata Peter Huria (Titi Jean McDonnell – David Huria). As well as taking home the bling, Hannah also beat two Wellington records, in the 50m breastroke an 100m breaststoke. And to top if off, the teen has just been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2019 Australian State Teams Championships in Canberra in early October. Dad Roland Huria said he and his wife Leanne were extremely proud parents. Hannah, we’ll be watching you and cheering from afar!
*Danya Linton was among the 23 recipients awarded Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant in the 2018 round.* My name is Danya Linton. I was born in and have grown up in South Auckland. I’m 21 years old, and currently I’m a student at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). This year is my final year studying towards a Bachelor of Science. Throughout my studies I have been taught about core science subjects such as microbiology, ecology, and geography which have given me a good base of scientific understanding. I have also been able to carry out field studies and sampling in more specialised papers too. These have been studying water clarity in the Whitianga Harbour for my oceanography class, exploring Auckland’s many volcanoes, and studying animal behaviour at Auckland Zoo. New Zealand’s environment and ecosystems have been a large part of my studies, along with the conservation of our native species. I have chosen the most of my papers to focus on this area as that is where my passion for science lies.
*Jordan Beck was among the 23 recipients awarded Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant in the 2018 round.* Kia Ora, I am Jordan Beck, I am 20 years of age and as of 2019 I am a second-year student at the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus. I was born in Blenheim, however I was raised in Balclutha for 13 years. My Great Grandfather is Dave “Rewi” MacDonald. I’m currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, otherwise known as a PPE for short. My minor is English, and I expect to graduate university at the end of 2020. Once I graduate, I plan on working either in politics, within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, or in an economics-related career. After I finished high school, I took a gap year and worked, which helped pay for my accommodation during my first year of university.
That’s right whānau, we will be celebrating five years of Mana Rangatahi this July as we deliver our 10th wānanga. It’s going to be another epic week of fun and learning more about your Apatanga. The wānanga will be held July 15 to 20. More details to follow, but you know the drill - register your interest now with the office. You can email Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org[mailto:email@example.com] or give a call on 0800 578 900. Registrations close on July 5, 2019. Mauri ora!