December Pānui, 2017 December 2017

From the Chair

From the Chair

*Tēnā Koutou Katoa* With Brendon back on New Zealand soil it’s time for me to hand back the reins and this is my final duty before I head back to the stalls. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be part of the various decision making processes that go on behind the scenes. I have taken on board some wise and wonderful suggestions from whānau on how to ensure our decision making at board level counts and makes a positive and meaningful difference. I have also enjoyed mingling with the Iwi leaders. Travelling has been exhausting but ensuring our Iwi voice is heard has been rewarding. I hope I have represented you with dignity and grace, as many of you will know a bit of Māori, Irish and Scottish blood can be a firey combination. I’d like to share some highlights with you of some of the forums and meetings that gave me an insite into the advances, struggles and pure frustrations that Māori in general have faced. I mentioned in the last panui that I attended a combined Nelson/Tasman Mayor’s meeting with...

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GM Corner

GM Corner

*Kia ora koutou * *He waka eke noa* A canoe which we are all in with no exception Observing wider issues such as climate change through to watching local issues like the disputes between the various IwI in Tamaki Makaurau I am struck by how often we forget that we are in all of these things together and that the approach that we take affects the outcomes we have to live with mo te wa i haere mai. Similarly we at Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō as an Iwi find ourselves in situations where we have choices to make with our fellow Iwi which will have long term ramifications. In a lot of ways the Iwi Trust operates quite separately from whānau and Iwi members whose lives are intimately tied on a daily basis with their relations and family members and friends who belong to the other Te Tauihu Iwi. The distinction between the tribes is often not thought about or relevant to our lives in those environments.  Yet at a tribal level there are always ongoing areas where we have to make decisions about...

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Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

As mentioned in the previous pānui the Mana Rangatahi initiative was a finalist at the Te Reo Māori Awards in the youth section. A small representative rōpū of Mana Rangatahi graduates attended this auspicious occasion. The other finalists were national youth initiatives including the winner Māori television programme, Paia. Kiley Nepia said the awards provided a great opportunity for our Iwi to be acknowledged. He also said it was also good for our rangatahi to be in the same room as Māoridom’s reo champions and for them to start to develop relationships with them. A highlight for some of the rangatahi was having a selfie with reo rock stars like Stacey Daniels,  Matai Smith and Macey Rika. Te Karere and the National Radio did a story on this kaupapa. Te Reo Maori awards pic

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Education & Training

Education & Training

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Education Back Packs are proudly being worn all around Aotearoa and the World! Here is one of our latest recipients. (pictured right) *Ngā mihi nui rawa mō tēnei taonga e whaoa nei ki waku mātauranga nō te kura!  Kua taiea katoa taku hanga ināianei!!!  Tēnā kōutou katoa!* Peehi-mihimarino Te rere I-Ōmaka Ohomairangi Bailey started kura on the 6th of November at Te Kura o Hīrangi in Tūrangi. Keep these photos coming in whānau. NGĀTI APA KI TE RĀ TŌ EDUCATION GRANTS 2018 Applications for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Tertiary and Trades Grants with have now closed. DRIVER EDUCATION LEARNER LICENCE & ROAD CODE THEORY COURSE The Marlborough course has now completed and we expect to hear our member has successfully achieved his learner licence by the time our firs Panui is issuedin 2018. These courses are available all around New Zealand for no cost – please let us know if you would like more information regarding courses in your area for 2018. MĀORI EDUCATION TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS Applications for  scholarships administered by the Māori Education Trust for secondary and tertiary students are now open. The...

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Te Kūmara Vine

Te Kūmara Vine

NAVIGATING WITH FORESIGHT WORKSHOP 33 Rangatahi from around Aotearoa, hosted by the McGuiness Institute and the New Zealand Treasury, gathered in Wellington from the 19th – 23rd of November to explore what a preferred future for Māori might look like in a post-settlement Aotearoa. Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō member Corey Hebberd was selected by the McGuiness Institute to attend the four-day WakaNZ: Navigating with Foresight workshop. Hosted at Te Herenga Waka Marae, the New Zealand Treasury and Ngā Mokopuna ā Tane. The rōpu explored some key areas, including te reo Māori, pākihi, tino rangatiratanga, hauora and taiao. Corey’s specific interest was on redefining the measures of success for Māori and iwi, with a focus not just on financial success but how the state of our Reo, Hauora, Taiao, Tikanga, Mahi and Mātauranga are faring. The four-day event concluded with a presentation to the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy where the rōpū gifted her with a waiata and presented their view on Aotearoa’s post-settlement future. They also presented to the public at Te Papa’s Marae, Rongomaraeroa.

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Noticeboard

Te Wai Māori Trust is now seeking applications for 2017-18 Wai Ora Fund

This year Te Wai Māori Trust (Wai Māori) is making $250,000 available from the Wai Ora Fund enable Māori to develop expertise to advance their interests in freshwater fisheries through development, research and education. *Advancing Māori interests in freshwater fisheries means:* Increasing iwi and hapū capacity and capability in freshwater fisheries and their ability to control their freshwater fisheries Promoting and sharing indigenous fisheries expertise, knowledge and understanding Increasing the quality and range of information to Iwi and hapū on freshwater fisheries and their interests thereof For further information about this grant or if you’re interested in applying please visit www.waimaori.maori.nz. *Funding applications close* *28 February 2018* and decisions will be announced to successful applications in April 2018.

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