November Pānui, 2018 November 2018

Te Ipukarea 2018

Te Ipukarea 2018

We had a great time hosting Te Tauihu iwi at Te Ipukarea 2018 at Lansdowne Park on Saturday. A huge mihi to all those who turned out in yellow and black, supporters who travelled from near and afar, and of course, our amazing group of Mana Rangatahi, whose hard work and discipline never fails to impress. More than 300 people came from all over the top of the South, and even further afield, and we thank all those involved in this kaupapa. The Apanesians once again brought home the trophy for Tāne Touch and the overall winners on the day were Rangitāne o Wairau. A big mihi also to Ngāti Rārua, who have taken up the mauri for next year’s competition to be held in Motueka on December 7

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FROM THE CHAIR

FROM THE CHAIR

*Kia ora whānau,* Our Deeds now require that the positions of chairperson and deputy chairperson be voted on after the AGM in each election year. Our present trustee rotation means that from now this will occur every year. The Board have recently undertaken the election process for these positions post the 2018 Hui a Tau and I can advise that I have been re-elected to the position of chairman for the next 12 months and that Margaret Bond has been re-appointed to the position of deputy chair. Work in extending our planning horizon out to five years and beyond is continuing and to this end we are currently planning a round of roadshows for early December.  You would have already received information about dates and times, and related information is also included in this pānui. Giving you the opportunity to give feedback on our strategic direction is important to us and, as well as giving you that chance to have your say, it is always great to catch up and have a chat. Our next priority will be to incorporate the feedback,...

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Empathy X Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Empathy X Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

  Earlier this year, the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust engaged Wellington human centred design firm Empathy to do a big piece of ethnographic research for the iwi. Why? Because the trust believes our approaches to engagement can be improved. As a Trust, we are looking to the future. We want to help breathe new life into the iwi community and better connect with whānau – and also support whānau to connect with one another. The Trust asked Empathy to essentially answer a key question for us: How might we as an organisation overcome the barriers to engagement and build meaningful relationships with (and within) whānau so we can create vibrant hapū and iwi communities? We have made a summary report available to all iwi members, but we also thought it would be great to share some of the thinking behind this work from the Empathy side. So we sat down with *Dani Cuaron*, *Nik Jarvie-Waldrom* and *MaiLynn Stormon-Trinh*, the team who worked closely on the project. *Can you tell us a little about the type of work you do – what...

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THANK YOU WHANGANUI

THANK YOU WHANGANUI

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - With your basket and my basket the people will live. Thank you to the whānau who joined Cultural Advisor Kiley Nepia and Trustee Margaret Bond at our Whānau Cluster Wānanga in Whanganui at the end of last month – what an amazing night filled with whakawhanaungatanga, laughter and learning. Feedback from all the cluster wānanga - which have so far been held in Blenheim, Nelson, Christchurch and Whanganui - has been awesome and really encouraging, so watch this space. The purpose of this kaupapa is about learning more about our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga and simply connecting.  Hard to say no to that! Look out for this continuing programme next year.

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NGĀ TAONGA TUKU IHO

NGĀ TAONGA TUKU IHO

This photo was taken circa February 1954 at Westport. It is thought to have been taken at the 21st birthday celebrations of Audrey Eileen Hansen, nee McLaren (pictured far right), who was the daughter of Heni Mahuika III and Daniel McLaren II. Audrey was involved with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō during its re-establishment. Pictured with her are her first cousins, Meryl Dawn Matiu (nee Gilsenan) and Leslie James Gilsenan (Bon). 

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NEW FACES

NEW FACES

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust this month appointed two independent members to sit on the Independent Audit and Risk Sub-Committee. Alex Barton is a Blenheim-based chartered accountant and has worked in accounting and finance in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, including several years with Air New Zealand. She also has experience working with Māori authorities in Taumarunui. Since making the move to Marlborough in 2015, Alex has been appointed a director on the boards of MDC Holdings Ltd and Marlborough Airport Ltd. Alex is joined by John Murray, a chartered accountant from Nelson. Over the past 20 years John has provided business advice to a wide variety of business. He currently holds a number of governance roles and has significant experience working with iwi across Te Tauihu.

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KĀKAHU

KĀKAHU

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ARIGATO, FROM GRACEEJOY

ARIGATO, FROM GRACEEJOY

Young iwi member GraceeJoy Perry, who lives in Levin with mum Trudy Perry (nee Huria) and dad Norman Perry, has returned from the trip of a lifetime. GraceeJoy, a year 7 pupil at Levin Intermediate School, had two weeks at Dokkyo Saitama Junior and Senior High School, in Saitama just outside of Japan’s capital city Tokyo. Highlights of the trip included learning taiko, or Japanese drums, going to Disney Land and Disney Sea and making new friends. Prior to the exchange, GraceeJoy hosted a Japanese exchange student, and had a great time teaching her Japanese ‘sister’, named Runa, about Aotearoa. It was an experience GraceeJoy says she was always treasure. And she’d like to thank her entire whānau for their support in getting her to Japan. No doubt, she’ll be back one day! 

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