June Pānui, 2020



Let’s kōrero

We are still on the lookout for iwi members with a passion for, and knowledge of, the needs of our iwi community, particularly as it pertains to their health and wellbeing, to represent the iwi on the Iwi Health Board, which advises the Nelson Marlborough DHB and Te Piki Oranga.

You will be responsible for putting the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō point of view across and periodically providing reports to the Trusts to apprise them of developments in this sector. Meetings are held in Te Tauihu (generally monthly) with meeting fees available, and the iwi will provide support to the individual appointed (including travel etc). Due to the locality, iwi members who are resident in Te Tauihu are preferred.

If you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating why you are interested in the role to office@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz by Friday, July 31. Or for further information, give us a call at the Blenheim office on 0800 578 900.

Pictured is Rena Kennedy of Wainuiomata, who sent us this lovely mihi after receiving a Covid-19 care pack

Supporting whānau

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō staff – and their whānau – were on the ground during Alert Level 4 delivering care packages to whānau.

Alongside check-in calls to all whānau on the register, special permission was granted to enable deliveries to whānau.

All up, around 80 boxes were sorted and delivered. A huge mihi to Te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu for the koha. Kaumātua were also not left behind, with a one-off special grant made to help ease the burden of lockdown.


A big mihi to Leo Wilson, who is not long eight years old.

Leo’s mum Crystal says since attending the Mahuika family reunion in Hokitika last year, Leo has started developing a keen interest in his whakapapa and culture. His keen interest has meant he has now been selected to do extra learning sessions at his school in Winchester in South Canterbury.

Kai pai tō mahi!

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