May Pānui, 2018 May 2018

Piki Mai Kake Mai – Q and A with new General Manager Simon Karipa

Piki Mai Kake Mai – Q and A with new General Manager Simon Karipa

Simon Karipa was welcomed as general manager of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust with a pōwhiri at Omaka Marae in Blenheim earlier this month. We sat down for a kōrero. *Tell us a little about yourself.* My primary affiliations are Ngāti Apa, Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi and Ngāti Hauiti/Mōkai Pātea through my paternal grandmother and Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Kauwhata through my paternal grandfather, and Pākēhā through my mother. I am a descendant of Tūariki, the master of the taniwha Tutaeporoporo, which adorns the whare at Omaka Marae. *Where did you grow up?* I was born in Whanganui and grew up in rural Manawatū in a place called Glen Oroua until I was about 14 when we moved into Palmerston North city. I was a country kid that had calves at calf and lamb day and attended the A&P shows. *Tell us a little about your family.* Mum was from Whanganui and worked in the public service most of her life; Dad was born and raised in Parewānui, which lies between Bulls and the coast, and took on what then were normal roles for Māori...

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From the Chair

From the Chair

*Kia ora koutou,* It was a pleasure to host the pōwhiri on May 7, to formally welcome Simon (Karipa) to the Iwi on his first day as our new General Manager. This enabled Simon’s former employer (Te Ohu Kaimoana) and his Iwi (Nga Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, our northern namesake, and Whanganui) to hand him over to us, and the large number of supporters present on the day was testament to the esteem Simon is held in. It was great also to have a number of local dignitaries attend the hui including Marlborough Mayor John Leggett, Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith and representatives from our suppliers and also from Government agencies. A good number of our own people were there as well which was great to see. It is also appropriate at this time to thank Guy (Royal) for the great job he has done over the past 10 months filling the role in the interim, and to acknowledge the work he has completed for us during that period. Guy will continue to be available to help Simon pick up the various work streams he...

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Mana Rangatahi

Mana Rangatahi

The next Mana Rangatahi wānanga will be held on July 16-21 at Rotoiti. Mana Rangatahi is a great way for our rangatahi to strengthen their connection to their iwi, cultural identity, whenua and, most importantly, each other. It’s a fun-packed six days with heaps of activities. Please note that we have extended the age group for Mana Rangatahi to 24 years to cater for some of our older rangatahi. Anyone aged 12 to 24 is welcome to join.  To register your interest please email *office@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[mailto:office@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz]* before July 2. 

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Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

Last month we called on whānau to help us identify the people in a photo submitted by Delroy Joseph Packer. Thanks to Karina Gardiner, we’ve managed to shed some light on who most of the whānau pictured are. If you can help us identify the remaining people, please get in touch. 1. Henry Wilson 6. Unknown 11. Reece Wilson 2. Joey Wilson 7. Zona Wilson 12. Te Pou Hemi 3. Shirley Wilson 8. Albert 13. Tire White 4. Ian Wilson 9. Unknown 14. Mae Wilson, nee Hemi 5. Phylis 10. Unknown  

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Rising star

Rising star

She’s only 17, but Risaleaana Pouri-Lane (Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Hāmoa) is already making her mark in the sporting world. In February, Risaleaana, who attended Motueka High School, became the youngest fully contracted player for the Black Ferns Rugby Sevens, following three overseas tournaments with the New Zealand development team. In April, she was part of the world champion New Zealand women’s side as they made their Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast (and they came home with a gold!). These days Risaleaana spends a lot of time on the road, chasing victory in the five-leg HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Hot on the heel of the win on the Gold Coast the squad headed to Japan, and this month it’s Langford in Canada’s British Colombia. Next up, the series moves to Paris. “It is exciting for her, and she’s come a long way,” says Risaleaana’s mum Lealofi. “She just loves her rugby and sport.” Well done Risaleaana, we’re following you with pride.

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Pitopito kōrero

  We are growing! As of May 8, membership of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō had surpassed 3000 people, with 3027 members now registered with us. This represents solid growth since November 2016, when we had 2723 registered members. If you have friends or whānau who are not registered, please encourage them to do so. Registration can be done online via our website at www.ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz/registration/[/registration/]   Ethnography project We’re working on an exciting project. We want to learn more about the lives of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō members and what matters to you. We want to figure out how to make our interactions with members better so we can be more valuable for you. In the next few weeks, staff and trustees will be reaching out to randomly selected members to ask if they would agree to taking part in this project, which is being run by a company called Empathy. Empathy researchers are keen to spend some time with members so we can better understand what’s important to you and how being a member of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō...

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Noticeboard

  Moved house? It is important Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō has up-to-date contact details so we can stay in touch and keep you informed of news and events. If you have changed your residential and/or postal address, or any other contact details, please let the office know. You can either email us at administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[mailto:administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz] or give us a call on *0800 578 900.*   Ride the wave Applications for Wave Eight funding for Whānau Ora initiatives are officially open. This is a great opportunity to put forward ideas that will make a positive difference to whānau wellbeing. To qualify, initiatives should be whānau-centred, financially viable, strengths-based, locally-owned and intergenerational in their scope, and most of all be innovative in their approach to the collective aspirations of whānau. If you want to know more (and to apply), visit www.teputahitanga.org[http://www.teputahitanga.org] or www.wavefunding.org[http://www.wavefunding.org]. Help is also available by phone on *0800 187 689* or email info@teputahitanga.org[mailto:info@teputahitanga.org] Applications close on June 30, 2018.   Interested in a career in journalism? The Henare te Ua Māori Journalism Internship is a paid 12-month position at Radio NZ for a Māori graduate who...

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