Hurihia tō aroaro ki te rā tukuna tō ātārangi kia taka ki muri i a koe.
Ko ngā mihi ki a koutou i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wiki o te Reo Māori, me ngā mihi ki ngā mahi whakahauora i ngā reo taketake hurihuri noa i te Ao. Tēnā koutou - kia maia koutou.
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you”
A warm welcome to you all in this Māori language week as we acknowledge our official language as well as all those who seek to promote indigenous languages worldwide.
Spring is here (traditionally known as Koanga or Aroaromahana) and it’s a time to embrace the new and the warmth and hope it provides. Thank you to everyone who came to the Whānau Day and AGM recently It was lovely to meet with a number of you and your whānau. Days like those really do bring the sense of purpose of an Iwi organisation to the fore and confirms the importance of us as individuals and as group to each other.
The office is still ticking over as we look to recruit a new Kaiwhakahaere for NAKTRT. In the meantime we are still getting on with a lot of activity and I want to personally thank the team in the office and beyond who help drive NAKTRT. Their passion and desire to help the Iwi is humbling. In the meantime keep a look out for a redesigned office that is a bit more streamlined and better equipped to deliver more value for Iwi members, some landmark activities including actioning relationship initiatives with Ngāti Waewae on the West Coast, ongoing cultural activities, marine aquaculture, and a programme to seek to engage with Iwi members wherever you might be to seek to gain deep insight into who you are and how NAKTRT might best provide value to you.