September Pānui, 2020



Hui ā Tau reminder

Don’t forget to register for Hui ā Tau/AGM for the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts, which is to be held online on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10am by way of a Zoom webinar to make it more accessible to whānau who are living outside of the rohe. All registered iwi members are welcome - and encouraged - to attend. All you need to do is register using the following link: Or, email us at and we will send the link to you. Alternatively, give us a call 0800 578 900 to register or for further information. Please note that registrations for attendance are required by noon on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and are essential as participants will need log-in details for the AGM webinar to attend.

Annual Report out now

The Annual Report for the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts is now available here. Or, if you would like a copy emailed to you, please email administrator@ngā

Rā Whānau!

These big 5-year-olds are just too cute. Rā Whānau to Phoebe Gapper, daughter of Mathew Gapper, mokopuna of Vernon Gapper and great grandchild of Whawhenga (Lena) Gapper (nee Hemi). Phoebe lives in Buckinghamshire, England, and is now off to school.

And a huge Happy Birthday also to the very handsome MacDonald twins, Brooklyn and Braxton, who are now in year 1 at Springlands School in Blenheim. The twins whakapapa to Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō through their dad Tyrone MacDonald, son of Carl MacDonald and Sonia Love, and also their Mum, Janine Bary, daughter of Peter Smythe and Rachel Bary.

Scholarships now open

Applications for the Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana scholarships and awards scholarships are now open. In collaboration with Pharmac, Ngā Pou Mana have established yearly

scholarships in three scholarship categories:  Ngā Pou Mana Kete Tuauri $1,000 - Community and whānau sector x 3 recipients; Ngā Pou Mana Kete Aronui $1,500 - Students x 2 recipients; Ngā Pou Mana Mātauranga Māori $2,000 - Te Ao Māori/Kaupapa Māori sector x 2 recipients. These are open to kaimahi and/or tauira Māori who are in study, and/or those who have had a positive impact on their whānau, hapū and iwi. Applications are open to members of Ngā Pou Mana (register on their website). Visit for more information. Closing date is October 1, 2020.

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