October Pānui, 2017 October 2017

From the Chair

From the Chair

Tēnā koutou katoa

Administrative work post the AGM is now under way, to implement the outcomes from the resolutions passed at the SGM. The Board has also met and resolved to appoint myself for another term as Chairman. I appreciate the confidence and faith shown in me and will continue to work for the benefit and betterment of the Iwi. I will be away overseas for the next two months and the Board also resolved that Hinemoa Conner will act as Chair in my absence. The process for filling the current vacancies in the Office has also progressed and this will be covered in more detail in the CEO’s report. I met with Francois Tumahai from Ngāti WaeWae in Westport recently, and we have now signed the two protocols which we have been working on for some time. This i...

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GM Corner

GM Corner

Kia ora e te Iwi

Ko ngā mihi ki a koutou i roto i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā o Whiringa-ā-nuku. While we’ve been waiting to see the results of our national election here at the Rūnanga we’ve got on with the busy requirements of Iwi life.In the last month over and above the initiatives mentioned in this Pānui we have: Secured a marine farm lease agreement with Kono Signed up to a joint Iwi arrangement over marine aquaculture waterspace investigation with Tasman District Council In conjunction with Ngati Kuia begun discussions over our paua quota leasing with commercial operators Continued to develop our relationships with a wide variety of other groups in our rohe including Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Tama, Rangitāne, Wakatu Incorporation, Ngāti Waewae as well as Tasm...

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Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

TE REO MĀORI PACKS HUGE SUCCESS Well, all the whānau who registered for the te reo Māori packs should have received them by now. We have received heaps of positive feedback from iwi members regarding the resource and has proven to be one of our most popular initiatives thus far. For some of the whānau, it was the first time they have engaged with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. If you received a reo pack it would be great to hear from you. Could you please email a picture of you wearing your t–shirt and holding the resources. Also include a quick comment if you have found the resources useful. Please email to culturaladvisor@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz.

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Education & Training

Education & Training

EDUCATION PACKS We have sent out 3 Education Packs for October for tamariki turning 5 yearsold. Please keep the photos coming in, as it is fantastic to see these, and I knowwhānau all over the world enjoy seeing the tamariki with their packs, ready tostart their education journey. DRIVER EDUCATION - LEARNER LICENCE & ROAD CODE THEORY COURSE Understand the steps to getting your Learner Licence. Learn the road rules and how to answer the Learner Licence questions. Avoid wasting your money sitting it before you are ready. We currently have a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō member in Blenheim attending thiscourse, please keep inquiring regardless of where you live, as we may be able toassist in your region. Please continue to let us know, so we can keep ...

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Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho

Toitū he whenua, whatungarongaro he tangata - The land is permanent, man disappears

Māori land is a taonga tuku iho, a treasure handed down, but without information about the land that you may own or one day inherit the process is going to be a lot harder for Māori in the future. Having knowledge of the unique whakapapa connections Māori have with their whenua instills a sense of identity and belonging which is a basic need for everyone.  Māori Land Court If you own or have an interest in Māori land, the Māori Land Court is a judicial forum through which you can interact with other owners or interested people about the current and future use, ownership, occupation and/or management of Māori land. What is Māori land Māori land is defined by Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 as being one of two things: -          Māori Customary...

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Te Kūmara Vine

Te Kūmara Vine

My Ngā Manu Kōrero journey began at a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Mana Rangatahi Wananga where it was proposed that I stand at the Marlborough Boys College competition in the Rāwhiti Ihaka (Junior Māori) and Sir Turi Carrol (Junior English) sections. Leading up to the day I met with papa Kiley (Nepia) every Wednesday and Sunday and I also frequently video called Whaea Tinamaree Kaipara who both helped me deliver my Whaikorero. The day came to compete against my peers at Marlborough Boys College, as I stood on the stage along with several other students and delivered my speeches to an audience consisting of whānau, iwi and several Marlborough Boys College students. I ended up coming out on top with both Rawhiti Ihaka and Sir Turi Carol sections, w...

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Noticeboard

NAKTRT EDUCATION GRANTS Applications for NAKTRT education grants are now open. The last date to apply will be on Friday, 1 December 2017. The application form is available on our website at www.ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz/grants and can be filled out digitally. Please email applications directly to: administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz. Alternatively, contact the office on 0800 578 900 if you would like a form sent to you. CHANGED YOUR CONTACT DETAILS? It is important to us to keep members up to date on information and events. Do we have your correct address on our database? If you have changed your residential and/or postal address or any contact details please notify the office by email at: administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz or phone us o...

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