August Pānui, 2018 August 2018

Rotoroa tuna harvest wānanga

Rotoroa tuna harvest wānanga

It’s that time of year again - time for our annual tuna harvest at Rotoroa. Each year we take a wānanga to the lake to practice the tikanga of harvesting tuna in preparation for the Hui a Tau. This year’s  harvest will be held September 7-9, and we’re encouraging you to get involved. The wānanga is  a great way to learn more about harvesting tuna and our cultural and spiritual connection to the lakes area. It will start Friday afternoon - departure time is still to be confirmed. To register your interest, please give us a call on 0800 578 900 or email Lynne at administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[mailto:administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz]

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From the chair

From the chair

Kia ora whānau This is always a busy time of the year for the Trust, office staff and our accountant and auditor, as we finalise the end-of-year accounts, go through the audit process and prepare the Trust’s Annual Report, which is now available for distribution. Electronic copies are available on our website and hard copies can be obtained from the office – they will also be available at next month’s AGM. A big thank you to all who have been involved in the preparation of these documents and in the planning for the AGM. The Annual Report shows that we have had another good year, and the AGM gives you the opportunity to give us feedback on the overall performance and to ask any questions you may have on the year’s activities and performance. You will have noticed that there has been no further information sent out on the Trustee Election. That is because there were only two nominations received this year, and as they both met the required criteria around hapū affiliation as prescribed in the Deeds, there is no need...

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Signing off

Signing off

Next month’s Hui a Tau will be one of mixed emotions for Adrian Wilson, who is signing off as a trustee after eight years at the table. In this Q and A, Adrian reflects on his time with the trust and his hopes for the future of the iwi.  *When did you become involved in the NAKTRT Trust? How did your involvement come about?* I’ve been a Trustee since 2010, when I first put my name in the hat and was elected as an alternate for Puaha te Rangi (and then subsequently a Trustee). Ngati Apa had supported me while I was at uni studying law. It was a time when the Trust didn’t have a lot to give, but from what it did it was supporting people to gain an education. I became more directly interested after my dad, Brendon, was asked (arm-twisted) by my Aunty June to get involved. He joined as a Trustee, then became Chairman in 2005. *What have been the highlights?* Concluding settlement was one of the early highlights.; seeing the extraordinary efforts so many people had put in...

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Whānau cluster wānanga - Whakatū

Whānau cluster wānanga - Whakatū

*Kia ora e te whānau o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō ki Whakatū, ki Motueka hoki.* On the back of our very successful whānau cluster hui in Christchurch and Blenheim we can now confirm the date for the Whakatū wānanga - Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm (venue TBC). The purpose of the hui is to give you an opportunity to hang out with your Apa cousins and learn a little more about our Apatanga - it's focused on whakawhanaungatanga and will be very informal, so you don't need to worry if you don't speak te Reo or haven't been to a wānanga before. Just come along and have fun. Kai will be provided. Please register by giving us call at the office on 0800 578 900 or email administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[mailto:administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz]

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Ngā taonga tuku iho

Ngā taonga tuku iho

This photograph was taken in Kawatiri/Westport sometime between 1924 and 1929. Pictured at left is Hinemoa McDonnell, nee Mahuika, who was the third daughter of Heeni Turoa and Hoani Mahuika. She was born in Kawatiri/Westport and was married to (1) Te Wera McDonnell and (2) Kingi Hori te Pā.  She raised all her family in Levin, Horowhenua. She passed away in 1934 and is buried in Horowhenua. Tiemi “Jimmy” James White, pictured in the middle, was the son of Heeni Turoa and James White. He lived all his life at Kawatiri, Westport and is buried in the Orowaiti “Oruaiti” Middle Cemetery. He never married or had children. His occupation was a miner. He passed away in 1929, aged 69 years. Heeni Titi “Jeannie” McLaren, nee Mahuika, right, was the second daughter of Heni Turoa and Hoani Mahuika. She was born in Kawatiri/Westport and lived her whole life there. She was married to (1) Leonard Phillips, to whom she had one daughter “Rora” known more affectionately as “Didi”. Her second husband was Daniel McLaren to whom she had six children. Her third husband was...

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