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WARU/DECEmber 2012

I tukuna mai tēnei whakaahua e Morgan Mathews nō Wairewa.

Tēnei marama •

Whānau share their photos and kōrero of Te Atakura and Hui-ā-Iwi pg 3-26

Tuahiwi open their new wharenui pg 6-7

Wedding celebrations in Rāpaki pg 9

Ōnuku whānau get ready to host Waitangi Day pg 12

Māori Trade Training students meet Prince Charles pg 33

Hui-ā-Iwi photos pg 36-39


Nā te Kaiwhakahaere The year has finished on a high note with Hui-ā-Iwi in November and the opening of the rebuilt wharenui at Tuahiwi the following weekend.

year. A typical favourite in the programme was Te Atakura with comments such as, “kapa haka was awesome to watch and our kids loved it.” Another young whānau member commented on the great vibe and the chance to see the whānau, as being the aspects he liked best.

Hui-ā-Iwi was held across the weekend of 23, 24 and 25 November. Our estimate is that more than 2000 people participated, which is a lot more than we were expecting. Te Taumutu and Te Rūnanga are excited to see the very positive feedback coming in from everyone but in particular our tamariki and rangatahi. We certainly had more of our young people participating in a tribal hui than I have seen for some time – so hopefully that will mean the word will get out and even more young people will participate at our next Hui-ā-Iwi. I enjoyed the fact that there were so many options for our people over the weekend. I know the High Tea was a highlight for our kaumātua and just for the record auntie – I was wearing an apron, not a pinnie!

The following weekend was the opening of Maahunui II at Tuahiwi. It was great to see a good representation of our Papatipu marae there. Tuahiwi did an awesome job. Their manaaki was amazing. It is a beautiful whare and also the new wharekai is both practical and so modern. Everyone just really enjoyed themselves, enjoyed the day and the entertainment during hākari. A lot of whānau also came back home for this special event, including whānau returning from overseas. The estimate was over 1500 people attended – a huge gathering.

We’ve been going through the feedback forms and I think that there is a real appetite for this type of format to become a regular feature – maybe every second

The past four weeks has also been busy in terms of practical decision making. We held both a Te Rūnanga meeting and the annual general meeting just before Hui-ā-Iwi. I hope by now you have received notice of our decision on the relativity mechanism. While Te Rūnanga has decided to uplift the $68.5 million, which the Crown has acknowledged is owing to us

under the relativity clause in our original Settlement, we have also decided to enter into a process with the Crown to resolve our issue over what we believe to be some aspects of the calculation that have not been included. As I said in my last pānui, I am not overly concerned with entering a disputes process as I believe it is entirely possible for the matter to be resolved efficiently by an independent third party. If you are interested, there is more information about this matter on the Ngāi Tahu website. And finally, I wish to again thank all those who have contributed to our vision of Mō Tātou throughout the year. And also, please remember this is often a time of year whānau are under stress, so I urge you all to take care of one another and to support each other. Meri Kirihimete ki a koe me te whānau. Ngā mihi,

Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura Ngā mate

Rā whānau

Our aroha goes out to the Manawatu whānau with the loss of two tamariki this year, Mahuri Manawatu aged five years and Xavier Clifford (Australia) aged eight months. Also to the Mason whānau for the loss of Lani Mason, and the King whānau for the loss of Ted. To everyone who has lost a loved one this year arohanui to you all.

To all our whānau who reached a milestone this year with a special birthday – rā whānau ki a koe. Rā whānau ki a koe: Rawinia Te Wani 16 December (17) and Haiti Te Wani 23 December (15).


He pēpi

Congratulations to whānau who celebrated a special anniversary or graduation this year.

Congratulations to all the new parents and grandparents, who have welcomed a new member to their whānau this year. I’m sure they are bringing you lots of joy.

We know Jacqi and Garry Te Wani celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary – congratulations. 2

To Hannah Laugessen Mitchell – Māori graduate from the University of Canterbury received her Bachelor of Science – congratulations. To Ethan Wells (Ngāi Tahu / Ngāti Kuia) who has just been made head boy at Waiuku College, Auckland. Ethan is excelling with excellence in the majority of his subjects. Congratulations keep up the good work.

Ethan Wells.

Hosted at Takahanga Marae

Over the year we have hosted many school groups and universities including; Kaikōura High School, Suburban School, Lynton Down, Woodbank, Montessori Preschool, Kaikōura Primary, Nayland College, Middleton Grange, Amberly School, Nelson College, Unlimited, Avonside Girls, Kura Whakapūmau, Te

Wānanga o Aotearoa, the University of Canterbury and the University of Waikato. We have also hosted other rūnanga, hapū and whānau, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Ecoquest, Nols, the Tasman Mako’s, Canteen and the Kaikōura Police.

Te Atakura 2012

This year Te Atakura was held during the Hui-ā-Iwi. To all our whānau who participated and supported us – thank you.

Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi 2012

Congratulations to Te Taumutu Rūnanga and all who participated in the preparation of Hui-ā-Iwi. Everything ran like clockwork and this allowed for our taonga to be expressed and shown in a proud and exciting display of exhibits and craftsmanship provided by wānanga and workshops on site. Tūmeke! To witness Te Atakura in its purest form with each rōpū representative of their respective marae was a very special blend of past and future (old and new) ka mau te wehi. The kai selection was just too much. It’s just as well there was no eftpos available, e hika mā! and then there was the kaumātua lounge, what a lovely place to chat and have more cake − beautiful.

Finally to the sweet sounds of Paranui o Whiti, the many miles travelled between Ōtautahi and Kaikōura has in many ways paid off, whanaungatanga for one, thus reestablishing our whānau link to Te Waipounamu. I commend the knowledge and diligence of our kaiako and caregivers Maani, Te Haere, Ahi and Jamie. You have taught and embraced our rangatahi and oldies in tikanga Māori, while still being actively involved in readiness for Matatini 2014. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, Nā Reihaia Haeata.


A big thank you

Te Pānui Rūnaka

To all our volunteers from our kitchen and to our various committees including our executive committee – thank you for all your hard work over the year, it is very much appreciated.

If any whānau want to share a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or pānui for Te Pānui Rūnaka next year. please contact the office of Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura to submit your announcement or notice. To all our whānau Meri Kirihimete. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Ngā mate

Waewae whānau at Hui-ā-Iwi

Kua tanuku ngā maunga pounamu o Poutini, kua pūroto ngā wai tapu o Arahura, kua kato ake tē putiputi o Ngāti Waewae. On 25 September our taua Roka ‘Rose’ Barber passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her whānau on the Kapiti Coast. During her last months an endless stream of manuhiri from all over Aotearoa and Australia made their way to our tāua’s whare to see her, each one bringing their own stories of her manaakitanga and aroha.

A group of about 40 Ngāti Waewae whānau travelled to Christchurch for Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi 2012. The group stayed at the lovely Rehua Marae. Whānau represented Ngāti Waewae with pride by wearing the beautiful green and black t-shirts, which stood out a mile away. Waewae whānau took part on the Atakura stage and their fabulous kapa haka sent all the whānau in the crowd into tears of joy.

[Insert photos: Waewae kapa haka.] [Captions: Waewae kapa haka.]

These visits were comforting for our whānau and our nan. She is survived by her children Billy and Sandra, her mokopuna Michelle, Annabelle, Brent and Bridget and her mokopuna tuarua Moana, Toa, Omiha-Pearl, Mokemaio, Arahura-Daisy, Oakley, Paris and Kobe. A special thank you to Aunty Ema Weepu for all her tautoko and manaakitanga and for conducting a beautiful service. We are sad to farewell our beautiful taua but happy to know she has gone to meet her much loved ‘boyfriend’ our Grandad Bill. Aroha nui nā matou tē whānau Lee/Barber.

Rā whānau

Our talented tamariki rocked the rangatahi stage with their hip hop performance. It made us all incredibly proud. The tamariki were not afraid or shy at all, they just got up on stage and showed Ngāi Tahu katoa what Waewae tamariki can do! Ka mau tē wehi tamariki mā. An exciting event, everyone can’t wait for next year.

Aroha Blacktopp Shaquelle Culling Caroline Parker Dane Tumahai Francois Tumahai Honey Tauwhare Huck Tainui Judith Turanga Chela Mason Helena Mason Kaleb Mason Karen Mason Kim Mason Missy Campbell Ned Tauwhare Santana Tainui Tahlay Meihana Eiffe Tenaya Meihana Eiffe Jamie Whittle Tauwera Weepu.

A big mihi to Miriama White and Te Rua Mason for their dedication and commitment to teaching the kapa haka. A big mihi also to Chantal Tumahai for the excellent choreography and aroha to the tamariki, a passion for dance. We are blessed to have such talented whānau − a big mihi to everyone for all their awhi and aroha. There is a great sense of unity among our whānau. Ātaahua koutou katoa.


Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou! Nei rā te mihi manahau, te matakuikui hoki o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa! Nei rā hoki kā roimata takiwai o te hapū nei mō rātou kua hika. E auē! Haere atu rā koutou ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna e tatari ana ki tua o te ārai. Moe mai koutou i waekanui i a rātou, moe mai i te rakimārie. Haere, haere, haere atu

rā. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa! Te wā o te Kirihimete is fast approaching and as seems to be the pattern at this time of year (they don’t call it the silly season for no reason!) it has been extremely busy and not likely to slow down anytime soon!

Hākari Kaumātua (Kaumātua Dinner) postponed Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Hākari Kaumātua that was to be held on 1 December. A new date has been set for 2 February 2013 at 4.30pm, Wests RFC, Brittan Street, Hokitika. Please make a note in your calendars and look out for the invites, which will be sent out early next year.

that tailors programmes for Māori to develop healthier habits and make better health and wellbeing choices. Driving the kaupapa is Marie Mahuika-Forsyth who has been contracted as kairuruku. It has been funded for an 18-month period as an extension of the Makaawhio Mauri Ora programme through Healthy Eating, Healthy Activity Funding. However, both the Poutini Kāi Tahu Rūnaka have committed funding support to Te Whare Oranga Pai beyond the initial 18 months. Already 50 participants have signed onto the programme and we are expecting to see some really positive results!

Te Whare Oranga Pai

On Friday 26 October, Makaawhio together with Ngāti Waewae celebrated the opening of Te Whare Oranga Pai. Te Whare Oranga Pai is a Health and Wellness Centre

Te Hui Ahurei o Te Tai Poutini

Competitive kapa haka made its debut at Westland High School on 15 November. Thirteen kura from around Te Tai o Poutini performed and although not all kura were competing, it was a wonderful showcase of our talented tamariki and taiohi.

Congratulations to our winners; Hokitika Primary School who won the aggregate junior section and Greymouth High School who won the senior aggregate section.

Upoko rūnanga Richard Wallace opens kapa haka competition.

Hokitika Primary School.

Te Paerangi workshop

come away with at least one project in mind. Our thanks to Te Papa and our tutors for making the hīkoi, and to all papatipu rūnaka, we absolutely recommend these workshops!

We were thrilled to be able to welcome Te Papa experts to Te Tai o Poutini to run two workshops (Digital Photography and Paper Conservation). Unfortunately participation was lower than originally expected due to a number of clashing engagements, however, participants and tutors were not put off by this and feedback was glowing.

Te Atakura and Hui-ā-Iwi

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio were well represented at Huiā-Iwi this year. We took a busload from Te Tai o Poutini and were fortunate to stay at the beautiful Wairewa Marae maintaining our whakapapa links there.

Gavin Reedy, Kate Whitley and Vicki-Anne Heikell were welcomed to Arahura on 14 November and settled down to business, quickly capturing their audience. Practical and hands on, everyone involved came away with new knowledge and are keen for the next workshop and have

We aimed to perform at Te Atakura, a first for the rūnanga and for many of our rōpū (who were first time


learners and performers) and were rapt to take to the stage with more than 30 participants! Baby steps. This year, we have managed to gain a good repertoire of waiata, which will be good backup for us if we are caught needing to fill a gap with song, the ā-rika portion of the waiata is a work in progress! Thanks to the Ngāi Tahu Fund mō te pūtea tautoko, to our taraiwa pahi, Steven McLaren, our kairakuraku, Tutoko Wallace-Jones and whānau for their enthusiasm and commitment. Ka mau te wehi koutou!

Waka ama

Before closing, I would like to extend our seasons greeting to you all on behalf of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio and to wish you all the best for a joyous, peaceful and safe holiday season.

Westland Waka ama are practising each Tuesday afternoon from 6pm until late at Lake Kaniere. Contact Holly if interested on 027 827 8052.

Kia tau te maukāroko ki ruka i te whenua, he whakaaro pai ki kā tākata. Let there be peace and tranquillity on earth and goodwill to all people. He mihi manahau, he mihi matakuikui, he mihi mō te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa. Cheerful, joyous, Christmas and New Year greetings to all. Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki Mauri ora Susan Wallace.

Rūnanga office hours

Our office will be closing from Wednesday 19 December through until 7 January 2013.

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga He poroporoaki ka tamatoa na matamata

To our servicemen and women who served with honour and courage, we remember your epic feats that gifted us the price-of-citizenship, Uncle Henry Norton, this day, the 1st of December 2012, you will stand in a place of honour in front of the ‘Unknown Soldier’. At the formal Laying-up-of-the-Colours of 28 Māori Battalion, representing all that earned ‘Fighting Honours’ in Greece, Crete, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Italy. A farewell to arms.

Kā Tamatoa o Matamata, Maraka mai ki Ruka, E mau ki ō Patu Pounemu, Kōrero i ōu tohu, te kura takai puni, Te-toka-tū-moana-o-Kā Toa-Rakatira ki Uta, Te-toka-tū-moana-o-Kā Toa-Rakatira ki Tai, Te-toka-tū-moana, i te tukutahi whakarere.

Tūhaitara, Hau Āwhiowhio-i-Raki, Ko Ngāti Wheke, Hau-Āwhiowhio-i-Nuku, Ko Ngāti Irakehu, Aitaka a Makomakomako, Ko Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Tino Whakatakariri, Ko Ngāti Huirapa, Uri Mārohirohi, Ko Ngāti Hāteatea, Aitaka a Ūpoko Māro, Te Aotaumarewa, Uri o Pā Tūwatawata, Ko Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki-ki-te-Toka, Aitaka a Kaha Rawa, Ko Ngāti Maahaki-nui, Uri Kore Rawa E Karo, Ko Ngāti Waewae, Aitaka a Maia, Ko Ngāti Kurī, Kia Haere Tatare Whakakoekoea.

“When the fame of battle grows cold, And the desert wind weeps all alone, When the Kiwis’ name grows dim and old, There’ll be white crosses we’ll always own” We’ve stood their beside you, upon those peaceful urupā Humārie, Aged men and women wept and sobbed, a final farewell. Nā Riki Te Mairaki Pitama – A proud son of a 28 Veteran.

Opening of Mahanui II

Ngāi Tūāhuriri Upoko Rakiihia Tau Snr said, “The opening of the whare represents our intention to strengthen our relationship with the past, the present and the future and to share it with our surrounding Māori and non-Māori Communities in Christchurch and in the wider Canterbury area.”

Tuahiwi Marae trustees, the hapū of Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāi Tahu whānau and the local community celebrated the opening of our newly built whare, Maahunui II. The opening of the new meeting house at Tuahiwi Marae attracted a crowd of about 1500.


Local councillors, MPs and Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon attended the event along with other dignitaries and tribal leaders from across Aotearoa.

A big thank you to Mike Pooley of Motunau for sending up three large bins of fresh koura for the marae opening. There was plenty for everyone, and by all accounts some were still trying to finish off the bodies on Sunday night.

Research for a replacement whare has been under discussion since the early 1990s, the old hall (Mahaanui) was demolished in January this year.

Another big thank you to the Reuben/Hopkinson whānau for laying the ready lawn in time for the marae opening. It has added some much needed colour and comfort to the marae complex.

Tau says, “It’s great to see the new building erected, not only for our mokopuna, but also for the future generations. We have been working hard to achieve this dream.”

Even that much talked about ti kouka looks ‘kind of ok’ eh Aunty Pat. Thanks must also go out to Fred and Glenn Scott of Easy Lawn Kaiapoi and Papa Chunk for their expertise and machinery.

Guests followed the Ratana band onto the marae premises then the wharenui was formally blessed, the whakapapa was explained and whānau then enjoyed the beautiful hākari.

Nā Arapata Reuben.


October 2013. Details for registration will be advertised early in 2013. We would appreciate any old photos you might have. These can be copied on site at school and returned straight away. Please phone 03 3138 521 if you

Tuahiwi School 150th Jubilee

Tuahiwi School 150th Jubilee, Labour Weekend 25-27 can help.

a few songs including your wedding song ‘Always’ by Atlantic Star. Thank you both for showing and sharing the love you have for each other with us all. We look forward to celebrating the many more anniversaries to come.

Wedding anniversary

Taku wahine purotu, taku tāne purotu, kōrua ko te tau e. Nō te 14 o Whiringa ā-rangi 1986 a Liz Crofts rāua ko Shaun Kereru i hono ai. Nō tēnei tau, i taua rā i whakanuia tō rāua hononga e mātou, ā, 25 ngā tau e noho tahi ana. Kua hori mai te 35 tau, ā, tukuna katoatia tō aroha, nāwai ka whakahokia. Nō te 17 o Whiringa ā-rangi i whakanuia tā kōrua rā mārena ki te whenua houkura o Mahia, whakaemi katoa mai tō whānau me ō hoa. i waiatatia ngā waiata arā tētahi ko ‘Always’ nā Atlantic Star. Tēnā rā kōrua e whakatinana mai ana i ngā kare ā-roto o te whatumanawa. Ka whakanuia tonutia kōrua mō ake tonu atu.

Lots of love from Kiriona, Marree, Grayson, Xavier, Taena and Maiauna.

On 14 November 1986 at Rehua Marae Liz Crofts married Shaun Kereru. This year we celebrated 25 years of love and happiness with our parents. A heartwarming 35 years together, you have both given us your world and we have given ours back. So, on the night of 17 November we celebrated your wedding anniversary in paradise (Mahia) with whānau and friends. You sung

Liz and Shaun Kereru on their wedding day in 1986.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Haere mai kā pēpi

Sean Frederick Colin Pohio Abraham, arrived on 15 October to proud parents Andrea (née Read) and Steven Abraham. Grandparents Rose and Barry Read (Kaiapoi and Rāpaki), Sheila and Robert Abraham, Aunty Jordana and great aunties and uncles all of Southampton, England are extremely delighted. Sean is also a great grandson of the late Elma (née Couch) of Rāpaki and the late Douglas Pohio of Tuahiwi.

Congratulations also to Tāua Mariana who popped into the office to report that her first moko Amelia Jane Phillips arrived two weeks early, 6lb 13ozs and doing well. Amelia’s parents are Kirsty Gardner and Lyle Phillips, grandparents Margaret Gardner and the late Tom Gardner, Tāua Nui Te Whe and the late John Phillips.

Rā whānau

December birthdays: John Kottier, Kelly-Ann Briggs, Meri Crofts, Tu Paari Awatea Ruki, Te Rau-o-Te Rangi Winterburn, Torion Manuera Thompson, Tyla-Breeze Cryer, Troy Laffey, Rebecca Gordon, Peta Wilkinson, Tani Ka’ai, Reuben Radford, Darren Rhode, Ray Couch, Juanita Hepi, Michael Wilson, Peter Rhodes, Carlene Timihou, Joseph Tyro, Riki Stuart, Doug Couch, Eugene Rakena, and looking forward to January 2013, Nicholas Korako, Jason Dell, Olivia Rhodes, Jack Stuart, Braden Petherbridge, Judith Wilson, Jamie Swindells, Nathan Pohio, Tracey Gillies, Nicola Hullen, Ward Kamo, Wene Hepi, Sarah Barnes, Diaz Kingston, Allan Couch, Carl Diudonne, Lane Tauroa, Joesph Furlong, Buffy Mckinnon, Grant Couch, Nuku Korako, Areta Briggs, Sean Hartgers, Larissa and Sophia Tucker.

Abraham whānau, Steven, Andrea and Sean.


Whānau wedding celebration

The ceremony was faultless and the reception saw a number of great speeches and multi cultural performances including, haka, siva samoa and a rendition of Gangnam Style performed by all of the mokopuna.

On Saturday 24 November Te Wheke Marae hosted a beautiful wedding. Warren Kiel Rakena (great grandson of Ngāi Tahu kuia, Kui Kamo (née Whaitiri) and Mei Rakena (née Couch) married Annie Suitiu Nikolao (of Samoan and European descent).

Warren and Annie met at The University of Waikato and have been together for over seven years. They have one child together named Te Raihe. Warren is a police constable and Annie is a qualified lawyer currently working in the Auckland District Court.

The couple were married by Ngāi Tahu kaumātua Terry Ryan. The wedding was attended by about 80 friends and whānau from all over Aotearoa and as far as Australia. The ceremony was conducted on the mahau of the whare whakairo, with the reception on the grass verge in a marquee.

Warren and Annie thank all of those involved in making their wedding a beautiful and memorable day. He mihi aroha ki a Warren, Annie and Te Raihe as you continue your journey through life together.

Warren and Annie Rakena.

Wedding anniversary

Wairarapa Moana whānau open wharenui Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

To my wonderful Mummy and Daddy congratulations on your second wedding anniversary love from your wee boy Sean xo.

Nā Mariata Couch

He mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa, whānau whānui. I have been living and working in the Central North Island for the past five years. I am working for a Māori Land Trust as an administrator/ Jack-of-all-trades, for a tourism venture the Trust operates called Awhina Wilderness Experience. I am also the Trusts registration officer, taking care of their beneficiary registrations. The Trust I work for is Te Putahitanga o Ngā Ara. Recently I attended the opening of the Pouakani Wharenui, Tamatea Pōkai Whenua in Mangakino, and thought I would share this with the South Island whānau.

Andrea and Steven Abraham on their wedding day at Rāpaki.

Rāpaki has numerous connections to the Wairarapa Moana whānau. I never actually knew why the aerial shot of Mangakino was hanging in our dining room at Rāpaki but now after reading and learning the history of the Wairarapa Moana whānau I understand.

Andrea and Steven Abraham on their wedding day at Rāpaki.


Pouakani Marae Wharenui Tamatea Pōkai Whenua.


It was a beautiful opening, I didn’t attend the 4.15am dawn ceremony on Saturday 17 November but managed the 9am one. The rain blessed this humble occasion, I was reminded of home knowing I was standing in Tamatea Pōkai Whenua, feeling the awhi of the whānau around me.

This was my first attendance on this marae and I felt so at home. Te Rāpaki o Te Rangiwhakaputa you are in my heart, Te Poho o Tamatea you are on my mind, Whangaraupō I miss your caress, till I see you again.

Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd annual general meeting The chairman’s report acknowledged all board members past and present as well as secretarial administrator Maatakiwi Wakefield. The report also highlighted a range of initiatives that were started during the year, including completion of the three-portfolio investment structures; a service level agreement, further refinement of Te Poho o Tamatea governance processes, quarterly

reporting for the shareholder, development of the website, review of banking, investment management and investment strategy, and with Dorothy’s retirement a change of accountants and a move to the online Xero accounting system. There was opportunity for questions from the floor, and plenty of positive feedback and we concluded with a light snack and time for social chitchat.

Marae visit

Shared lunch with Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village residents, Ngā Maata Waka Social Services Students noho, Fendalton, Lyttelton West, and Cashmere Primary Schools.

Taking a break, Rewi Couch, Sharr Pirikahu-Waata and Gail Gordon.

Lyttelton West getting ready to depart.

Charitable funding

If you are applying for funding assistance, please ensure you read the guidelines and complete the application form in full. It is important that your purpose is charitable and that you include enough information to help the distribution committee make an informed decision.


Te Atakura and Hui-ā-Iwi

surrounded by spectacular scenery on all sides. Rewi Couch is looking for someone with a bit of time to spare over the summer months to attend to weed management and watering. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please register your interest with the office on 03 328 9415 and Rewi will make contact.

Congratulations to those who contributed their time to perform at Te Atakura. Big ups to Ripeka for our awesome uniforms. Kia ora Anaru, for the chur design and ka pai koutou te whānau o Ngāti Wheke for a great performance on stage. The weekend was enjoyed by all and to everyone who performed ka rawe. The Pā Kids on Friday were awesome! The kaumātua room was run extremely well, facilities were great, the whole setup was great. Rāpaki was well represented on Friday and Saturday.

Office closure

Rāpaki Office closes on Friday 21 December and reopens on Monday 21 January. A big thank you to all those who have supported and generously given their time, energy and commitment during the year.

Summer maintenance

Ngā mihi mō te Kirihimete Ngā mihi o Te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa.

Interested in a bit of outdoor activity? What could be more appealing than to be amongst the tōtara,

Ōnuku Rūnanga Congratulations

Kia ora whānau Already another year has flown by – and a much more settled one for those of us in Canterbury! The year gone has been one of planning and re-structuring for us at Ōnuku. Our portfolio management system is well into operational mode and we already have some exciting developments within our rūnanga for 2013. At the end of the year we will see George Tikao step down as our chairperson, although he assures us he will maintain his strong interest in the incorporated society! Many, many years (17) of blood, sweat and tears, certainly have not gone unnoticed uncle – another few years and you might even get a gold watch! Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, portfolio teams, staff, contractors and executive for all your mahi this past year.

Finlay Nolet has had a cracker of a year with his rugby. Firstly by starting the training season early to prepare for a well fundraised trip to Sydney. The tour was hosted by the Mossman club who organised a few games for the boys. The boys had a fantastic trip and Finlay was named over all tour most valuable player. Finlay plays for our Upper Clutha rugby football club, this year in the U13 grade. He was selected early on to represent Central Otago in their U48kg rep team. He was then selected for the Otago U48kg team as vice captain. Being in these teams means a lot of commitment, as we live in Central Otago and there is a lot of travelling involved. They had training every weekend mostly in Dunedin, also Alexandra, Balclutha, Waikouaiti, let’s just say a lot of miles covered.

He pēpi

Hayley Ameriks and Eli King had their firstborn (Luca Eli Ameriks-King) on Monday 12 November, weighing 8 lb 8 oz, Luca is a healthy, beautiful wee tāne. Moko to Debs Tikao and Great-Moko to George and Lois Tikao. Luca is already enrolled and going to get his $60 newborn distribution by being in Whai Rawa before his first birthday (message from Uncle David).

[Photo and caption: Finlay with his Otago Rugby Union Rugby team.]

Finlay with his Otago Rugby Union Rugby team.

The final South Island tournament was held in Lincoln on 1 and 2 October. There was a great turn out of players and supporters. Our Otago team did well, with a win against Southland, draw with Canterbury Metro and sadly a loss to the overall winners on the day, Nelson Marlborough. The two Otago teams U65kg and U48kg won the fair play award for both sections.

Hayley Ameriks and Luca Eli Ameriks-King.


Marae bookings

The highlight of the day for us though was for Finlay to be the only boy from Central Otago, and one of two boys from Otago to be selected for the South Island team. They don’t get to play as a team but have the kudos of being selected and now will be on the rugby union talent list. So watch this space.

Noho marae are already filling up for 2013. If you are planning noho with us in 2013 please contact the office. Office details: Phone: 03 960 3476 Mobile: 021 816 359 (Liz) Email: Website:

From proud parents Dawn and Greg Nolet.

Meri Kirihimete to all – enjoy your holidays, look after each other and safe travels.

Waitangi Day at Ōnuku – 6 February 2013

Waitangi Day programme

Ōnuku Marae will be hosting Waitangi Day in 2013. True to Ōnuku, a spirited debate will be held following our pōwhiri ceremony. Christchurch Mayor, Bob Parker will also be involved on the day. A familyfocused afternoon of fun and entertainment is planned. Remember your sunscreen, guitars and Aunty Bernice Tainui’s song book. Please contact the office if you wish to obtain a song-book prior to the day.

9.30am – please assembly at the gate 9.45am – pōwhiri 10.30am – light refreshments 11am – key note speakers • Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu 12.30am – Mayoral Office Citizenship Ceremony 1pm – Picnic lunch 2pm – “It’s a sing song” BYO – guitar/ukulele/ instrument or voice.

Please assembly at the gate for a 9.30am start.

Te Rūnanga o Wairewa Congratulations

Te Atakura and Hui-ā-Iwi 2012

George Kiely (son of Glenis Kiriau, moko of Liz Maaka) for making the 2012 U13 Canterbury Touch team. The team had a very successful trip to Nelson over show weekend and came home winners of the tournament. In fact the Canterbury teams all did exceptionally well, there was only one grade Canterbury didn’t win. Well done George on your great efforts, we are really proud of you.

Ara Wairewa e Taku pane ki uta Aku waewae ki tai Taku kāika ki Ōtawiri E tau nei Tēnei a Mako Tēnei a Irakehu Ka tarawewehi o Wairewa e Hao nui!

Nā Liz Maaka.

Me mihi ka tika ki ērā rōpū e tū ki te atamira o Te Atakura i tēnei tau, otirā ki ngā kaiwhakahaere hoki. Ko te whakaaro ia kia tūhono tēnei o ngā kaupapa ki tērā o te Hui-ā- Iwi, kei whea mai. Ka whai wāhi ngā kapa nō marae kē ki roto i ngā mahi a Te Atakura, ā, ko Tahu Pōtiki tērā ka rongo i te haumāuiui i te mutunga iho. Ki ngā kaihaka, koutou i haka i te haka a Tāne Rore, taikoroheke mai, taipakeke mai, taitamariki mai ka hītaratara te kiri i te mataki atu, i te wana o ngā mahi a Rēhia. Wairewa congratulates all those groups who performed at Te Atakura this year, but particularly congratulates the hosts of Hui-ā-Iwi, Ngāti Moki and those who put this hui together for a wonderful, wonderful event. It was great to have an occasion to come together and celebrate being Kāi Tahu. Te Atakura as part of this event, meant we saw other marae from different parts of the rohe and didn’t they just blow us all away.

George Kiely with his teammates (last in the line).


Wairewa are super proud of all of our tamariki and rangatahi who perform with our kapa haka, and a big thanks to Tāua Mu, Nanny Doe and not forgetting of course Tāua Tarlin for being the ope tāua keeping us calm and collected. Ka kore e mutu ngā mihi. We had a lot of new performers this year and it was great to see new whānau and their tamariki coming back to the marae and wanting to perform with us. Looking forward to it all again at the next Hui-ā-Iwi.

New executive committee for Wairewa

Office manager resignation

The following members were elected at the annual general meeting held at the marae on 31 October: Theo Bunker, Anthony Smith, Iaean Cranwell, Paul Skipper, John Boyles, Charlie Zimmerman, Maire Kipa, Robin Wybrow and Riki Nicholas.

I put my resignation as office manager to the executive on 22 November, finishing up on 11 January 2013 but have been talked into staying on until 31 January. I have been in the office for just over 10 years and have enjoyed meeting lots of lovely people, seeing how the many different committees work together and all the networking that goes on.

These members met again on 21 November to elect their office holders. The results of that being: • Theo Bunker – chairperson • John Boyles – secretary • Maire Kipa – treasurer.

Working with the other Pātaka o Rākaihautū Rūnanga at Armagh Street then at 79 Hereford Street was fantastic as we could bounce ideas off each other and had some good laughs. Once the earthquakes hit us though things were never quite the same. However, one must move on and that is what I am doing. I wish the rūnanga all the best for the future. No doubt I will still be seeing many of you round.

Rūnanga meetings

Meeting dates for 2013 were also set 3 February, 7 April, 9 June, 4 August, 6 October and 1 December.

Nā Liz Maaka. 13

Te Taumutu Rūnanga Te Taumutu Te Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Election Update As whānau may know Te Taumutu Rūnanga started our Te Rūnanga Representative and Alternate election process in April 2012, however, we decided to pause the election process while Te Rūnanga considered potential policy changes relating to Te Rūnanga Group employees being on Appointment Committees. As Te Rūnanga has made a decision on this issue the Te Taumutu election can now go ahead.

that started in April 2012. Therefore we have decided to restart the Te Taumutu election process and will call for fresh nominations in April 2013. Those who submitted nominations in the April 2012 election process will be contacted individually and asked whether they want to resubmit their nominations in the new election process. The new election process will be run in accordance with all the rules in our constitution. Watch out for announcements about our election process in the new year. If you have any questions, please contact Rose Nutira on 03 371 2660.

Our constitution contains various timeframes that need to be followed in our election process which Te Taumutu cannot meet if we try to continue the election process

Hui-ā-Iwi 2012

tūpuna will be bursting with pride in the heavens!!! We did good whānau.

Me he manawa tītī me tōna hiringa Kia hoki anō i te whatumanawa o te whānau Like the courageous heart of the tītī in all its glory Let the passion of the people return.

To our kaihaka...OMG...proud much! I was thoroughly impressed with everyone’s patience, the wonderful behaviour of our babies, and, most of all...that haka pōwhiri was so the one!!! A truly proud moment! It was humbling to be amongst it.

Thank you all for your phenomenal support to help deliver the Hui-ā-Iwi. It was a huge undertaking which certainly challenged all of us. I appreciate the extra miles many of you went to make sure it happened with poise, dignity and panache!

As for that performance at Te Atakura...we have come a long way whānau. Stunning, stunning, stunning! I think more pari are in order Daph, our babies are growing up and up and up!

In particular, a huge mihi to those who participated in the steering committee – Tania, Patsy, DaveO, Whetu, Annette, Connie, Daphne, Meikura, Carla, Liz, Uncle Pat, Sandy, Rose and Maani. The hard work paid off.

Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Moki, we did it! Fabulous work! The emails have started rolling in already, there are a lot of happy people out there who are saying this is the best tribal hui ever!

To those who took a lead during the hui – Annette, Connie, DaveO, Tania, Patsy, Whetu, Ann, Liz, Temairiki...awesomeness!! You really did us proud.

Please pass on my thanks. Arohanui Puamiria Parata-Goodall.

To the many volunteers, our teenagers, our little people, everyone who participated in some way, I know our


Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Arowhenua Māori School Camp

Tamariki from Arowhenua (Kura Kaupapa) School went on the Kaikōura Whale Watch during their school camp. They saw two sightings of sperm whale, dusky dolphins and marine birds. The tamariki also had turns

sitting next to the captain and even had a turn on the microphone doing narration! In return the tamariki sang the crew songs and performed a haka.

Tamariki in Kaikōura in front of the whale watch boats.

Ashburton Intermediate School Camp at Arowhenua Marae

Ashburton Intermediate year seven classes came to Arowhenua Marae at the end of October for an overnight stay. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about Māori culture and protocol in an authentic context. Before the camp we learnt about the stages involved in a pōwhiri and how to write and say our own mihi.

preserve this was made clear. Sleeping at the marae with everyone in the same room was also a new experience and we had to be tolerant of each other. Teamwork was necessary to prepare for the hāngī and we all learnt how hāngī was prepared and cooked. The food from the hāngī was delicious and a surprise to some of us. We enjoyed making a whistle from clay and hearing about some of the old legends.

We also learnt about rock art and went to the information centre in Timaru. We could then base our own rock art drawings on remembering how they were drawn hundreds of years ago. During this talk we were shown how to weave putiputi and the history of the area. The visit to the cave with authentic old rock art drawings was exciting and the importance of the need to

A warm thank you to Gwen and her staff for their efforts to ensure the camp ran smoothly and we hope other classes will be back in the future. Carol Melrose (Ashburton Intermediate School).


Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Appointments Committee

Elections were held for the six vacancies on the executive of Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Society Incorporated. The successful candidates were:

Te Rūnanga Arowhenua Appointment Committee formally invites applications for the Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Representative and Alternate Representative to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Chairman John Henry.

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Appointment Committee is responsible for appointing the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Representative and Alternate Representative positions in line with clause 16(2) (c) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Act 1996.

Secretary Lavinia Reihana Moe-Mate. Executive members: Suzy Waaka, Lara Reihana, Kari Moana Kururangi and Henare Manawatu.

Applications open 26 November and close 5pm on 31 January next year. For an application form, including eligibility criteria, please access via the website: or call Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Office Phone: 03 6159646 to request the forms by post. D.J. Brooking, Chairperson Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Appointment Committee.

Richard Hopkinson remains as treasurer. Congratulations to everyone on your appointments.


Te Rūnanga o Waihao Te Rūnanga o Waihao

E: Ph: 03 689 4726 M: 021 033 1823.

Applications are invited for the positions of Waihao Rūnanga Representative and Alternate to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. For information and application forms please contact Steve Boyd, on behalf of the electoral kōmiti chair:

Applications close of business on January 18 next year.

International symposium about whitebait

species for both conservation and potential commercial purposes. Despite completing my Master of Science at the University of Otago in 2011, under the invaluable supervision of Dr Mark Lokman and Associate Professor Gerry Closs, I am still researching whitebait amidst the spare moments of my current doctoral research investigating various aspects of hāpuku aquaculture.

Kia ora whānau, I would like to take this opportunity to thank whānau of Te Rūnanga o Waihao for their support during my travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I would like to express my gratitude to all for giving me the opportunity to share knowledge about the giant kōkopu (galaxias argenteus) and inanga (galaxias argenteus) – two of our precious and unique taonga, at the 7th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology.

This year’s batch of kōkopu whitebait has just grown to the right size for eating but instead of being destined for the frying pan, I plan to keep these for further captive breeding purposes.

It was the first time this conference had been held in the Southern Hemisphere and it covered a range of research areas that included aquaculture (fish farming), fish health and fish ecology (the environment that fish live in). It was an excellent opportunity for researchers, postdoctoral fellows and students to gather from all over the world and present research results, interact and make connections with other experts that study fish endocrinology and increase the awareness of the species they study.

I was honoured to represent the University of Otago and New Zealand at the 7th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology and proud to be of Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha and Kāi Tahu descent. The ambition of my research is to help contribute to the future conservation and preservation of these taonga for us and our children after us – Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei. Nā Matt Wylie.

I have dedicated the last three years to researching the reproductive biology and the captive breeding of these

Matt Wylie


Oral archives

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Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Applications for the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Representative and Alternate Representative Positions

and Alternate Representatives in accordance with clause 16(2)(c) of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Act 1996.

Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Appointment Committee formally calls for nominations for Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Representative and Alternate Representative positions to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Applications close at 5pm on 31 January 2013. For an application form please contact the Appointment Committee Chairperson, Haydon Richards by email:, or telephone 022 438 5507.

The Appointment Committee is tasked with the process of appointing Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Representative

Radio Announcer credited for Community Station TALENTED radio announcer Brian Hall (Moeraki) is crediting a community station for playing a huge part in his admission to one of New Zealand’s premier broadcasting schools.

“I was doing top-40 pop music on the weekend and easy listening during the week. I continued the easy listening right through and finished the top-40 show about a year ago.

Brian has been a volunteer at Howick Village Radio (local area 88.1FM) since it began and says the varied practise it provides has prepared him well for the industry.

“I’ve been on air, done outside broadcasts, hosted Howick Music in the Park back in 2008, playlisting, scheduling, voicing, you name it I’ve done it.”

The 20-year-old starts his degree at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch next month, after three years on Howick’s airwaves.

He says the hours he’s spent at the Picton Street studio, combined with part-time work at the Radio Network, was a key factor in being one of 22 successful applicants, from a pool of 200. ‘When I first got on air I was terrible. I listened to my first air tape and it was crap.

“Howick Village Radio has played a huge part in my getting in there,” he told the Times. “It’s basically what I talked about in my application interview. Unless I’d done the volunteer work, I wouldn’t have known how to do things they asked, like voicing ads.”

“If I listen to my show now, I do think I’m more ready for the industry. There’s a big improvement from when I started.”

The former Macleans College student has donned many hats since he helped get Howick Village Radio off the ground, after gaining a diploma in commercial broadcasting. “Back in 2008 after I finished my course, I registered my interest and started a show during the day and a weekend show.

ON THE MIC: Long-time Howick Village Radio DJ Brian Hall is grateful for the experience the community station has given him.


Station manager Mike Rowse says Brian’s departure leaves a large hole in the line-up.

Mr Hall says he’ll miss the intimacy a community station offers that a commercial network might not have.

“His experience and enthusiasm will be a big loss. He’s always made himself available to help train up other people. “It’s great that we’ve been able to provide a platform for him to hone his skills and keep his hand in the game. It’s certainly an element of pride that in years to come he’ll have on his CV that he got his start and experience on Howick Village Radio.”

“The pros of a volunteer station are talking to people in the local area that you can relate to and knowing what’s going on in the community.” Anyone wanting to get involved with Howick Village Radio (local area 88.1FM) can email mike@

Mr Rowse says the role the station can play in preparing potential broadcasters benefits both parties.

“I’ve been on air, done outside broadcasts, hosted Howick Music in the Park back in 2008, playlisting, scheduling, voicing – you name it, I’ve done it.”

“Howick Village Radio volunteers who are looking at broadcasting school, or are here in conjunction with their training, are enthusiastic, take it seriously and rarely miss a show.

He says the hours he’s spent at the Picton Street studio, combined with part-time work at the Radio Network, was a key factor in being one of 22 successful applicants, from a pool of 200.

“Being able to provide a place where people can get onair time is something we’re proud of.

Source: The Howick Times.

“It’s one thing sitting in a classroom and learning it all in theory, but to get out there and behind a microphone gives an extra bit of confidence.”

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Motoitoi Reunion 2014

Planning is underway for a reunion of the descendants of Motoitoi, for Easter 2014. Please pass this on to any whānau you think may be interested. We welcome

any ideas for the time together, based at Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki. Email Nicola Taylor director@

Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi

The general consensus from members of Kāti Huirapa about the Hui-ā-Iwi was that it was fantastic, wonderful, fun – a lovely way to catch up with whānau. Definitely going to the next one! Thanks so much to the blue shirts. This from our reporter on the spot: “Free cockle fritters. Yay! Kapa haka was good, weather was great and catching up with people too. There was lots of free stuff, everyone was having fun, and the whitebait! On the last day there was an area for kids to hang out and next time if my cousins are there it will be even more fun.” Liam Matapura Ellison, age 12.

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka information stall at Hui-ā-Iwi, Lincoln Event Centre.


Mana Pounamu Awards

The Mana Pounamu Awards evening was held on 19 October. Michael Ellison and I were honoured to receive awards and it was a great night. The support of all the kapa haka school rōpū was awesome to see but my highlight was the speeches from the guest speakers. Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone who made it a fun night. Nā Georgia-Rae Flack.

Georgia-Rae Flack and Simone Arbuckle at Mana Pounamu awards.

Michael Ellison at Mana Pounamu awards.

University of Otago science wānanga

On 12 November 40 rangatahi from nine Dunedin high schools arrived at Puketeraki Marae along with their teachers and University of Otago staff for three days of exploring the concept of what university life is like. The primary objective of the University of Otago science wānanga is to enhance achievement and engagement of Māori in science and health sciences. Topics included an investigation into the skinks and tuatara populations, human physiology and traditional Māori sports. It’s the second time this year the wānanga has happened and the rūnaka was delighted to be able to host this inspiring hui. The students participated in research at Macraes Flat and Ōrokonui Eco Sanctuary as well as various activities around Huriawa Peninsula. We acknowledge the support of the partnership between University of Otago and Industrial Research Limited (IRL) Māori Internship Programme, Hikohiko te Uira and the Wānanga.

Rangatahi on Huriawa Peninsula as part of the University of Otago science wānanga.

Migration haerenga

Office opening next year

This is a reminder that the haerenga is happening in January but actual dates and other details are yet to be confirmed. Please contact the office to register your interest as soon as possible and to receive updates.

The rūnaka office will be open on 7 January 2013 at the usual time 9am. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Email or phone: (03) 465 7300. 19

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou He pēpi

Notice of intention to hold a postal ballot

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou wishes to inform its current and potential members of its intention to conduct a postal ballot for the purposes of electing the members of Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Appointment Komiti, starting 28 January 2013. Once elected, the Appointment Komiti will be responsible for appointing the Representative and Alternate Representative to represent its interests at meetings of Te Rūnanga ō Ngāi Tahu. Current members Please contact the rūnanga office to ensure the contact details we hold for you are correct. Please note only those persons who have established their entitlement to be members of the rūnanga before 5pm, 4 March 2013 will receive voting papers for this postal ballot. Please do not hesitate to contact the rūnanga office (03 478 0352) if you have any queries about registration or the postal ballot.

Tama Taituha Parker and Kitty Brown.

Potential members If you are able to trace your whakapapa from our tūpuna Moki (II) or Taoka, or trace your whakapapa to an original Crown grantee to the land known as Ōtākou Native Reserve you are eligible to become a member of the Ōtākou Rūnanga. We encourage you to apply to be registered. Registration forms are available on request from the rūnanga office.

Tama Taituha Parker was born on Monday 26 June at 1.30am weighing 9lb. A long awaited son for Daniel Parker and Kitty Brown. Moko for Chrissy and the late Kitt and Aroha.

Te Rūnanga o Hokonui Kā Pūtea Scholarship recipient

He toto o te tangata, he kai Te oranga o te tangata, he whenua Tīhei mauri ora Ko Ōparure te maunga Ko Mataura te awa ka rere ki te Ara a Kiwa Ko Marua-wai te whenua Ko Mata mata te mōkai o Te Rakitauneke Ko Hokonui te rūnanga tiaki Ko ngā uri o te whakapapa o Ngāi Tahu, e noho nei Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Ki ngā tini aituā o ia marae o ia marae Ki Rakiura tae noa ki te Rerenga Wairua Tēnei te mihi, tēnei te tangi, te poroporoaki ki a rātou, kua wehe atu ki tua o te ārai Haere, haere, haere, Āpiti hono, tātai hono te hunga mate ki te hunga mate Te hunga ora ki te hunga ora Tēnā koutou tēnā tātou katoa.

This year’s Kā Pūtea Scholarship recipient for Hokonui was Christine Robertson. Christine is studying fulltime at the Otago Polytechnic doing a Bachelor in Mental Health and Social Services. We wish Christine all the best with her future study.

Photo: Chirstine Robertson Caption – Christine Robertson and her daughter at Hokonui Rūnanga to receive her scholarship.

Christine Robertson and her daughter at Hokonui Rūnanga to receive her scholarship.


Signing of governance Charter for Te Rōpū Taiao Otago

Ngāi Tūāhuriri wharenui opening

As I pen this, the last pānui from Hokonui for the year my thoughts and best wishes are with you all in the knowledge your new whare tūpuna and wharekai will be opened. It has been a long time coming, but at last your moe moea is about to be realised and so I wish you all the best for the future. To the many who are no longer with you, who lie at rest in Te Urutī – Te Kai o te Atua and elsewhere, I know that they will be there in spirit as well to awhi you. So to you all on this day of new beginnings;

On Friday 16 November the governance Charter for Te Rōpū Taiao Otago was signed. The groups initial membership is made up of the Otago Regional, Dunedin City, Clutha District, Central Otago District Councils and the Hokonui, Ōtākou, Puketeraki and Moeraki Rūnanga. The group will act as a forum between Ngāi Tahu and local authorities to facilitate better mutual understandings, improve iwi engagement and resourcing for council orientated business. The group will also help to foster and grow iwi capacity in local government.

Tēnei te mihi ki a koutou. Mō ngā mahi pai. Kia kaha kia manawanui I roto I ou mahi. Kia kaha. Kia manawanui I roto I ou mahi. Kei te tautoko i tō kaupapa. Arohanui kia koutou Ngāi Tūāhuriri.

Return of Taonga to Murihiku

Josie (Rahera) and I travelled to Auckland to take a taonga to the University of Auckland for care and restoration purposes. It was a privilege to take care of these precious taonga and to bring them safely home to our whānau here in Murihiku. Special thanks on behalf of Josie and myself to, Dilys Johns from the University of Auckland for her and her teams manaaki while we were in Auckland. Also thanks to Gael Ramsay from Southland Museum for making this hīkoi happen and to Michael, Peggy, Cyril, Winsome and Marceia for the pōwhiri and karakia at Te Niho Taniwha. To you all aroha nui ki a koutou.

Nā Taare Bradshaw.

Festive wishes

Well it’s that time of the year, when one wonders what has happened to it, 2012 − its gone, just goes to show how busy we have all been at the coal face. Time really flies! On behalf of Hokonui Rūnanga I would like to extend the thoughts and best wishes to you all. From one end of the motu to the other, have a Merry Christmas and a holy and happy new year. Nō reira, aroha nui ki a koutou ki a tātou katoa. Mā te Atua e manaki. Nā Hokonui Rūnanga.

Nā Taare Bradshaw and Josie Rahera.

Waihōpai Rūnaka Kia ora koutou e te whānau ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa. Firstly let me say a big thank you to my whānau from Auckland, Rachel, Shaun, Merrilyn and partner and Debbie and Chris, thank you for making the effort to come to the first Hui-ā-Iwi, wonderful to see you all, well done Shaun and Chris.

fly them. They travelled because they have travelled this road many times, long before the money became the dominant factor. They travelled because of the whakawhanaungatanga and the chance to say hello to their friends of our 18 Papatipu Rūnanga. A huge thank you to Gwen and Arowhenua, aroha nui whānau we arrived home 8.15pm absolutely tired, but we are up the next day and back into the mahi. Also thanks to He Oranga Pounamu for looking after us so well. You did yourself proud as we all arrived virtually unannounced to awhi our whānau Donna Matahaere as your new CEO.

Secondly and most importantly the Hui-ā-Iwi, to the staff, volunteers performers what a show you all put on the aroha, awhi second to none, the mana of Ngāi Tahu was shown at its best. Well done to all the kaimahi, you were the greatest, the well-being of Ngāi Tahu is in good hands. The kaumātua high tea was one of the highlights, the kaimahi looked after us with pride and humbleness, many, many thanks. The hui in my eyes was a huge success, aroha nui to you all.

We have had a number of hui in the last month, I got away to Taupō for the Federation of Māori Authorities hui, an awesome, and stunning hui, away to Te Anau kaitiaki rōpū hui then back to Christchurch, busy, busy, busy.

As for Waihōpai our kaumātua travelled from Invercargill to the shaky isles without complaining. They went along as best as they could. Some travelled with walkers, walking sticks and other ailments and yet they made the effort, no thanks to the hierachy that wouldn’t

Mhari Batey had her 70th birthday, what an awesome banquet we had at kai time. Ronnie Bull our chef did well as did all her whānau. She does not look a day over 50 − good Ngāi Tahu genes.


With Christmas coming up invitations are being received and the odd hui, plus, the builders have finally started on the kitchen. Whānau who couldn’t make it the this year’s Hui-ā-Iwi aroha nui, I certainly hope you can make the next one. Those who are unwell we hope you all get well soon.

friend, but most importantly whānau, family violence is a no no, back off, go outside. Our families are precious, please be safe over the holiday period and seek help if needed. Big love to you all whānau, thank you to the awesome Hui-ā-Iwi host rūnaka, so long for the year.

Waihōpai wishes you all a very, very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hug, laugh, smile, make a new

Squirrel on the hill.

Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Kia ora whānau, Well, Christmas has crept up on us pretty quickly! Where has the year gone? If you have enjoyed a birthday in the last month or have any new additions to your whānau, congratulations. The very best wishes for the year ahead.

The vegetable gardens and the tunnel house at the marae have now been planted out and are ticking along nicely. If you are keen to volunteer to water or weed during the season, or are interested in working in the nursery, once again please contact the office with your details.

Over the past month the office has been busy organising the printing and distribution of the our annual report. By now everybody should have a copy of this document, received either electronically or by hard copy. If however you have not received one and would like to, they can be downloaded from the Ngāi Tahu website: http:// or alternatively please contact the office for a hard copy.

Finally a big thanks to all of the volunteers who have contributed to the mahi of the rūnaka over the last year. Your presence is vital to our existence. The successes of the various projects both ongoing and new is testament to your dedication and commitment to Ōraka Aparima whānau. Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.

Office hours during the festive season Office closes 12pm, Friday 21December, re-opens 9am, Monday 14 January.

The marae has been well utilised over the last month with the Cultural Mapping Hui and visits from Invercargill Middle School and Riverton Kindergarten. If the volume of cards we have received in the office is a measure of success then it is fair to say these visits were greatly enjoyed by all those who took part!

Have a joyful and safe Christmas and a happy New Year.

Ka mau te wehi Ōraka-Aparima rōpū kapa haka Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka would like to congratulate our kapa haka group who performed at Hui-ā-Iwi.

of Te Atakura to develop and inspire new kapa haka rōpū thoughout the motu. It was fitting that the people who attended chose Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka. Thank you to the wonderful people behind the scenes who worked so hard, are dedicated to the group, and did such a wonderful job of getting everyone up to scratch and ready to perform. Well done.

They were fantastic on Te Atakura stage! They had the ‘āhua’ of a rōpū that have been doing kapa haka for a while, ka mau te wehi whānau. Congratulations also for winning the ‘People’s Choice’ prize. This prize was sponsored by the Waitaha Cultural Council in support


Congratulations to the organisers of Hui-ā-Iwi

From all reports, the weekend of events was nothing short of spectacular. Everyone who we have spoken to that attended has nothing but high praise for all the hard work and effort that went into making the weekend most enjoyable. Kaumātua were looked after and treated like royalty.

Whenua Hou

Rūnaka would like to thank the Ngāi Tahu Fund along with everyone who participated, helped and was involved with this project and made it the success it has been.

Descendants of Wharerimu, Wharetutu, Pura and Popia, participated in a the third and final pilot haereka to Whenua Hou (Codfish) 2 - 5 November. Ōraka Aparima

Back from left; Roger Maaka, Graeme Hunt, Noline Hensley, Karina Neilson, Jane Taunton, Helen Brown, Mandy MacMillan, Dave Taylor and Faye Wulf. Front from left; Perry Davis, Lorraine Everest and Kyle Davis.

He Whakapai i kā Pā Harakeke, from left, Perry Davis, Mandy MacMillan, Kyle Davis, Helen Brown, Roger Maaka, Graeme Hunt.

Kōrero whakapapa Jane Taunton, Graeme Hunt, Noline Hensley.

Back row from left; Perry Davis, Roger Maaka, Karina Neilson, Lorraine Everest, Noline Hensley, Dave Taylor, Jane Taunton, Mandy MacMillan and Graeme Hunt. Front row from; left Kyle Davis, Helen Brown and Faye Wulf.


Taurahere Groups Kāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau For those of us who had been to other hui, it was a time of catching up with those from the past. Having a discussion over lunch on Sunday we all felt the effort of coming was worthwhile, and are all keen to go home and start planning and fundraising to come to the next hui. We even work towards bringing a small kapa haka team with us, possibly a combined team with Kirikiriroa taurahere rōpu.

A first time for Tāmaki Makaurau as a taurahere rōpū to attend a hui in Te Waipoumanu. All arriving on different days at different times, but gathering together for the weekend. What a group. For some it was their first time in Ōtautahi. All had a wonderful time, meeting whānau, some for a first time and making connections, finding whakapapa and history about whānau. An exciting time.

It is definitely only the beginning of these hui for us. Congratulations to those who worked hard to bring this event together and worked throughout the weekend. What an awesome team effort. And a huge thank you for making us feel very welcome.

Left to right; Maha, Peter, Mama, Bones, Sue, Jane (Kirikiriroa), Rosie’s Mum, Riki, Jacqueline, and Jules from Tamaki Makaurau.

Thalia with Papa Bones.

Whānau having lunch on Sunday.

Weaving workshop with Sue Nicoll.


Ngāi Tahu ki Horowhenua

E mihi ake nei ki a koutou ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki!

Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi

and as always, the open forum was informative and entertaining. The stalls had something for everyone and the many kaiāwhina with a smile on their faces and their distinctive tee-shirts were everywhere making sure that everything ran smoothly.

Ko tēnei te mihi maioha ki Te Taumutu Rūnanga, nā koutou te Hui-ā-Iwi i whakahaere kia whakatairangahia te Kāi Tahutaka me ōna āhuatanga tini. Kua whāngaihia ngā taha e whā , kua manaakitia te katoa, tamariki mai, pakeke mai, kaumātua mai. Kei te mihi. What a fabulous celebration of Kāi Tahutaka!

Ka tau kē ngā mahi katoa!

The weather was perfect, the kai was delicious, the concert and kapa haka performances were brilliant

Tui nō Ōtepoti with Ropina and Amiria.

Ngāi Tahu Property Water.

Kāi Tahu ki Queensland Te Kupeka a Tahu Brisbane, QLD

and the tamariki activities kept all the mokopuna occupied and happy! The creative workshops for the adults provided an opportunity to learn some new skills

We had our first Kāi Tahu whakawhanaukataka day on Saturday 17 November in Nerang on the Gold Coast. We had a fantastic morning making whānau connections and talking about our photos and whakapapa. After lunch we had a Kāi Tahu history lesson facilitated by our awesome in-house whaea Manawaroa Rimene. As a collective and in line with our newly acquired knowledge, we agreed to change the spelling of our rōpū name. We will now be known as Te Kupeka a Tahu. After a long but inspiring day, we agreed to meet again in February so watch this space whānau! All enquiries can be made via email to also check out our Facebook page - Te Kupeka a Tahu. Ngā mihi Vicky Va’a. Christine and Manawaroa Rimene.


Kāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana

Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana, bimonthly Hui 2013

The year is almost over and we the committee have seen some changes since our annual general meeting (AGM). We started the year led by our chair of more than five years, Annis Somerville. We are privileged to have had Annis lead us through the years since becoming an incorporated society. This year’s AGM saw us move forward with a new chair, Huey Rurehe, who has been leading us on a new journey as the leader of our committee. A big thanks to Annis and Huey for your commitment to ensuring our local rōpū runs smoothly.

Venue: Tauranga Boys College Wharenui, 1pm Sunday: 17 February 14 April (AGM) 16 June 18 August 20 October 1 December. Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me TeTau Hou.

On the right is a list of bi-monthly hui for 2013. Please diary these dates in your calendar for next year. We look forward to another successful year.

Kāi Tahu ki Waikato

We came back from the Hui-ā-Iwi buzzing! It was a feast of friends, food and whānau, taonga of all sorts, people, pounamu and performance. Our tamariki and kaumātua were right in the middle of all the action, there was something for everybody. Just being there was awesome, reconnecting, making plans, catching up with the news and views, visiting old haunts, making new friends and enjoying the divine kai. If you missed out this year start making plans for the next one!!

Our rōpū enjoying kai.

Our rōpū with members from the Tāmaki Makaurau taurahere group.


Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua Supporting whānau through the earthquakes.

Meeting the needs of the people first. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua was set up by Te Rūnanga for a determined length of time, the working group’s mandate is due to expire at the end of this year.

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Kaitoko workers on the ground providing personalised assistance to affected whānau(ongoing) $150,000 to Project Ora for insulating Waitaha homes Grants for professional or scientific advice to assist rūnanga and Māori homeowners regarding geotechnical reports, insurance etc. Support for rūnanga or Ngāi Tahu landowners wanting to relocate or build on their lands Arranging Ngāi Tahu preferred tradies for Ngāi Tahu homeowners needing repairs and home rebuilds Ongoing communication with Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Christchurch City Council (CCC).

Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua (the Ngāi Tahu Earthquake Recovery Working Group) was established in April 2011 to engage Waitaha rūnanga, marae and mana whenua representation in the immediate and longer-term response to the earthquakes and the region’s recovery. A key role is ensuring Ngāi Tahu values, aspirations and outcomes and our future role in the recovery of the city and region are recognised.

However, it is evident that the longer term recovery of Christchurch will extend, possibly up to 20 years and it is still important that Mahaanui (Waitaha) Rūnanga maintain and enhance their influence and make the most of opportunities.

A total of $953,000 in grants was distributed over the 2012 financial year to support earthquake response and recovery efforts. Funding was received from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and koha from organisations, iwi, whānau and individuals throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Currently the group is investigating the most appropriate successor to Te Awheawhe which may take the form of a collective rūnanga model that can continue to progress earthquake recovery work in the key areas of environment, education, health and economic development in the most efficient and representative way possible. Watch this space. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou to Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua and the He Oranga Pounamu team who have helped to support whānau through the earthquakes.

Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua Management and Governance: chair; Wally Stone, general manager; Rakihia Tau, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representatives; Nuk Korako, Ngaire Tainui,  Elizabeth Cunninghamand Sandy Lockhart. Rūnanga chairs (or their nominees) from each of the six mahaanui rūnanga affected by the Rū Whenua also sit on Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua kōmiti.

Here is just some of the support and advice provided: • Housing and accommodation support for Ngāi Tahu whānau most in need • Emergency preparedness advice for Waitaha rūnanga and marae (on-going) • Hardship grants (on-going) • Mana whenua support, advice and equipment for all the badly hit, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) and Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, on earthquake issues in the rohe (on-going) • Advocacy and support for Māori (on-going) • Grants to He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori trade training initiative building Māori leadership in Canterbury’s building and infrastructure industries • Regular updates to Waitaha whānau regarding various support available and earthquake-related opportunities • Emergency generator subsidy offers to Waitaha marae


Please note: two Red Cross grants will be closing on 31 December 2012: The Targeted Moving Assistance Grant and the Enhanced Water Filter Grant. If you think you might qualify or know someone that might, please go to and click on grants or call 0800 754 726. He Oranga Pounamu Kaitoko Whānau are available to work through any issues regarding accommodation, housing, building repairs, health and education, working with EQC and your insurance company. Remember whānau: He Oranga Pounamu also has up to $1000 available to help out with lawyers’ fees, building reports, engineers reports, geotechnical advice and other specialist earthquake damage advice. Call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).


The Office To kick things off, nāia te mihi ki kā hapū o Taumutu mō ā koutou mahi, mō ō koutou manaaki i te hui-ā-iwi. Kore kē he paika! Te reka hoki o te kai ia rā ia rā! I kite au i a Tio, i a Tītī, i a Kōura, i a Tuna, i a Tuaki, i a Inaka, arā, te kai hau kai. He pai hoki te whakawhanaukataka kai waeka i a tātou katoa! Kua tae mai a Hine-Raumati, ā, kua tae mai hoki ahau hai kaimahi mō tō tātou nei iwi. Nō reira e te akuka, aku mihi ki a koutou! Ko wai tēnei e mihi ana? He uri ahau nō Kāti Irakehu. Kua tipu ake au i Ōtepoti. Ko Victoria Weatherall tōhoku ikoa.

Kupu o te wā

Whānau this next section has kupu that you may find useful over the holiday period. Try and incorporate these kupu and phrases in to your everyday language. With Hine-Raumati present it’s time to ensure we look after our skin, kia tiakina ō tātou kiri, so make sure you and the whānau apply pani ārai hihirā.

It is with summer greetings that I would like to introduce myself to you all. My name is Victoria and I have just starting working for the Kotahi Mano Kāika team. I am based in Dunedin where I was born and bred. My tāne, Brett (nō Ōtākou, nō Wairewa), and I have two sons Tūmai aged six and Tāwera aged three.

Pani ārai hihirā Nāia te pani ārai hihirā Pania te ārai hihirā Kai hea ōku pāraerae? Komohia tō whareama Āta haere. Meri Kirihimete Kā mihi o te wā Mōhiti ārai hihirā

Victoria Weatherall.

Holiday whakataukī!

E/He ō moho māhau? Do you want a snack? (for your journey). This is a whakataukī used for a gift of food given to someone for their journey. ‘Ō’ refers to the provisions for a journey and moho is our rare manu. This whakatuakī comes from the practice of these manu to keep little bits of food clenched in their claws to eat at a later time. So with summer holidays approaching and the prospect of some tiki touring/tipi haere what better

way to embrace this whakataukī. (For more information check out Te Pīere and the Hū o Moho books, available from the KMK website). There are some useful phrases with sound files on this website:

Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) events calendar INITIATIVE Kura Reo Kāi Tahu Aoraki Matatū Kia Kūrapa Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu Kia Kūrapa

Sunblock, sunscreen Here is the sunblock Put some sunblock on Where are my sandals? Put your hat on Travel safely Merry Christmas Season greetings Sunglasses.

WHEN / WHERE 13 – 18 January 2013 Arowhenua Marae, Temuka 8 – 10 February 2013 Venue to be confirmed 1 – 3 March 2013 Awarua Marae, Bluff 20 – 24 April 2013 Dunedin – Araiteuru Marae 24 – 26 May Tuahiwi Marae

WHO / TE REO LEVEL For the whole whānau but must all be speakers of te reo. This is a full immersion wānanga. Intermediate/advanced adult learners interested in developing their teaching skills. Beginners level. Intermediate/advanced learners. Total immersion wānanga. Beginners level.

For all inquiries, registration forms or information on KMK initiatives please call the freephone 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 5248242) or check out our website:


Kura reo Kāi Tahu

compliment the adult learning programme, a combined kapa haka session each day before lunch and fun whānau-based activities for the whole whānau in the late afternoon.

Just a reminder to all te reo speaking whānau to register for the Kura Reo Kāi Tahu, being held again at Arowhenua Marae from 13 – 18 January 2013. Places are limited and filling fast! The programme will follow a similar format to last year, with a tamariki programme to

One of the fun whānau-based activities is the kēmu ki o rahi. Ki o rahi is based on the legend of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai. The game was invented as a way to resolve disputes peacefully. As part of our preparation the Dunedin KMK kaimahi had a demonstration session with Dr Anne-Marie Jackson. A huge thank you to Anne for taking us through the basics! We look forward to sharing what we have learnt and playing ki o rahi with the Kura Reo Kāi Tahu crew. So remember to bring some sports gear. Please also remember to register for Kura Reo Kāi Tahu and be in early to secure your enrolment as there are limited places available! Forms available from: www. or freephone 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 5248242)

KMK team with Dr Anne-Marie.

Funding round closing dates

Remember whānau, we don’t fund attendance at oneoff events, you need to show how you are committed to a wider te reo plan that includes other te reo initiatives or involvement. Priority will be given to those who can demonstrate current participation in a Ngāi Tahu community.

Thank you to all those who applied to our last Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) funding round, which is now closed. For those who would like financial support towards attending the next Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu, you can find funding application forms on our www.kmk.maori. nz website. The next KMK funding round is now open, however, applications won’t be considered until Friday 22 February.

New Kotahi Mano Kāika Rakatahi Reo co-ordinator! Nau mai, tauti mai Tāwini White. Tāwini is the daughter of Paul and Claire White, nō Arowhenua, nō Puketeraki. She is working alongside the Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) team over the next few months supporting our many KMK events particularly the Manawa Hou rakatahi initiative.

Tawini White.


Make it a Whai Rawa Christmas – it’s not too late! The Whai Rawa team are now on leave but it’s not too late to make a deposit to Whai Rawa this year to make sure you get your matched savings.

Deposit funds before 31 December

You can post us a cheque, deposit funds online or via our paypal facility. Find out more at: www.whairawa. com/deposit-funds then by going to the ‘Payment Options’ tab.

Whai Rawa team members; Jolene Marunui, David Tikao and Andrew Scott.

Not yet joined?

Our contact details: Whai Rawa, 50 Corsair Drive, P O Box 13046, Christchurch. Fax 03 3416792 or scan and email to

If you haven’t joined Whai Rawa you can download an application form at:, along with our investment statement. If you decide to join make sure you post, fax or scan and email the application back to us by 31 December. It’s going to get harder to join Whai Rawa from the middle of next year, due to increased legislation to do with PIE investments, so hopefully that’s another incentive to join without delay!

Finally, kia ora Whai Rawa whānau whānui, Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te Tau Hou!

Toitū Te Whenua Hui-ā-Iwi winners

environmental matters from a Kāi Tahu perspective. In particular the wānanga is aimed at the following:

Big congratulations to all of our winners of the Toitū Te Whenua quizzes on mahika kai and wāhi ikoa at Huiā-Iwi over the weekend! For answering all questions correctly, Te Kore Chisholm, Nikora Wati and Miriama White have scored for themselves a copy of Ngāi Tahu A Migration History, while Hinerongo Clayton, Sue Nicoll and Dora Langsbury are the lucky winners of some delicious smoked tuna − wananei hoki!

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Ngāi Tahu conservation board representatives, species recovery group representatives, rōpū kaitiaki members Rūnanga environmental entity staff and governors Rūnanga environmental practitioners and kaitiaki Fresh water representatives Younger Ngāi Tahu who want to learn and be more active in environmental matters.

There are several hot kaupapa in the environmental area at present and a series of presentations and workshops will provide opportunities for kōrero on these. A key kaupapa of the wānanga is “conservation – From a Ngāi Tahu Perspective”. Other topics will include reinvigorating our relationship with the Department of Conservation. A full agenda will be available after Christmas so put these dates in your diary now. For those who want to stay on we are looking to organise field trips for Friday 15 March and possibly over the weekend. The hui will be free and travel assistance may be available.

Conservation and environmental wānanga

Toitū Te Whenua will be facilitating a tribal conservation and environmental wānanga from Tuesday 12 March to Thursday 14 March at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff. We would like to extend an invitation to all rūnanga members who have an interest in conservation and

To register your interest contact Elya Ameriks as soon as possible by e-mail: or phone (03) 974 0061 or 0800 524 8248 ext. 30061.



Pānui Louisa Violet Barrett and William Russell

The family haven’t got a photo of Carline and would appreciate it if someone has and will share with us. I thank you all once again

Kia ora to the wonderful whānau who responded to my request last year asking about photos of Louisa Barrett, unfortunately the computer that received the responses died and now I don’t have any copies of the wonderful photos.

Aroha nui Myra Tipa 9 Rothesay St Waikouaiti 9510 East Otago.

This is now why I ask again for a copy of a photo of Louisa Violet Barrett and her husband William Russell and any photos of their children I have photos of Mere and Oliver (Jock).

Toi Maori – Te Rōpū Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa

workshop even had weaving ‘Caths Pop Up Kete’. Ka rawe whānau. It was wonderful to catch up with many friends and especially having an opportunity to see my mokopuna participate at the event.

Toi Māori and Te Rōpū Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa (TRRWoA) members extend their heartfelt thanks to Hui-ā-Iwi hosts, Te Taumutu, and Ngāi Tahu whānau for the invitation, welcome and honouring of one of our past chairperson – Catherine Brown, at Hui-ā-Iwi 2012.

Nā Morehu Flutey-Henare

Cath was a TRRWoA promoter and great teacher of raranga and Māori Arts, enhancing exhibitions, promoting Māori in New Zealand and overseas. The write up at the Lincoln Events Centre entrance was an awe inspiring tribute to her, together with photos, the historically written pieces, the Manu-tukutuku, the Kakahu, the art exhibition, which included raranga art.

Join Te Rōpū Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa Invitation to all Ngāi Tahu Te Waipounamu raranga weavers, students and whānau to become members of Te Rōpū Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa. Membership subscription 1 Nov 2011 – 31 October 2013 Subscriptions for the year 1 Nov 2011 – 31 October 2013 are now due. As a current member you will receive copies of the weavers newsletter and other information regarding weavers’ regional wānanga. The membership fee also entitles members to nominate a person onto the Te Rōpū Rarnaga Whatu o Aotearoa management committee and allows voting rights at the biennial annual general meeting. The fee is $100 for the two year subscription for individuals and includes voting rights. Payment can be made by either cheque or direct bank deposit.

As TRRWoA rōpū, we went to visit Caths peaceful gravesite at Taumutu on Friday. We also extend our thanks to manaaki whenua staff (members of TRRWoA) for the visit to the harakeke collection.

Cheque – to be made payable to: Toi Maori Aotearoa Toi Maori Aotearoa PO Box 9570 Wellington. Direct bank deposit: Account Name: Toi Maori – Maori Arts NZ BNZ chq acct number: 02-0568-0422417-000. The high tea was a highlight, as was being served, by the kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, a true servant of the people. Saturday was kapa haka day, with everyone from their hapu, performing together on stage. Pio, the great artistic compere, doing what he does with the greatest of ease and enthusiasm. Saturday

For more information please contact: Email: Visit Ph: 04 801 7914.


He Toki students are taught in a cultural environment, which involves tikanga and use of te reo. The He Toki pre-trade training courses are 12 to 20 weeks long covering programmes in carpentry, painting and decorating, plasterboard, plumbing, masonry, fabricating, drain laying, wielding and engineering.

Royal occasion for He toki students

He Toki students also complete the work readiness passport, which was designed by industry partners Hawkins Construction to prepare graduates for the workplace. The passport teaches the students work ready skills such as CV writing, gaining site safe certificates and driver’s license preparation.

Seven lucky He Toki ki te Rika (He Toki) students and graduates showed off their skills during the recent visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to the Re start Mall as part of their tour of Christchurch. The selected students and graduates competed against each other to build planter boxes utilising the skills they have learned in the He Toki trade training programme. The planter boxes constructed by the students will be donated to local marae. He Toki is led by Ngāi Tahu in partnership with CPIT (The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology,) and Hawkins Construction. This unique collaborative model leverages the existing knowledge, experience and expertise of partner organisations to introduce a new era of Māori trade training in Christchurch. Over the next year the aim of the trade training programme is to support a further 200 Māori to contribute to the Canterbury rebuild.

From left Larena Iti, Amos Neate and Raniera Matiu with Prince Charles.

Land owners dividends

We would like to locate the following land owners for the Rakai 2058 Section 2 Ahu Whenua Trust:

If you know the current contact details of the people listed, please ask them to contact the trustees of Rakaia 2058 Section 2 Ahu Whenua Trust in relation to dividends that the trust is holding on their behalf.

Mr Barry Barton Mr Douglas Henry McLenagan Ms Hine R Ryland Ms Cherie Guthrie.

Contact Justin LeSeur Phone: 03 327 8962 Email:

Rehua old boys, girls and whānau

Rehua is building a database of names and addresses and invites all old boys and girls and whānau to contact us with your details. Your information will remain confidential and will allow Rehua to stay in touch with you and let the community know what’s happening at the marae.

Please contact Dora Langsbury: Mobile: 027 228 7968 Home: 03 377 4588 Email:

Waimumu Trust – owners

confidential and will allow us to stay in touch with you. This notice has been placed on behalf of the Trustees of The Waimumu Trust.

We are trying to update our database for a proposed AGM early in 2013. If you have not heard from us it means we do not have your current correct contact details on record. For those of you that we do have addresses for, we also require a current email address if you have one. Emailing will allow us to make better cost savings on mailouts. Your information will remain

Email: Address: C/- P Manning, PO Box 1906, Christchurch Mobile: 021 232 6791.


Papatipu Rūnanga Election Process Once again, Papatipu Rūnanga have commenced their three year elections. You may have already noticed, that Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, Moeraki, Arowhenua, Waihao and Ngāti Wheke have published notices signalling their intention to hold postal ballots shortly. Later this year, other Papatipu Rūnanga will follow and by February 2014, the election rounds will be complete. To help you understand the elections process, we have developed a simple flow chart (below) that spells out the mandatory steps. Some papatipu rūnanga in addition to the mandatory steps, may send out pānui to ensure members have their details up to date, and may even hold an indicative vote for a preferred candidate. As the year progresses, we will post the results of the election process to the website. This ocurred last time and assisted whānau to keep track of the process. Ngā mihi, Chris Ford – Te Rūnanga Group General Counsel.

Members of Papatipu Rūnanga vote which candidate they would like on the Appointments Committee

Candidates for Appointment Committee


Candidates for Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Representative

(The Appointments Committee appoint the Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Representative from the Candidates)

Rūnanga Representative

Rūnanga Alternate Representative 34

For contributions to Te Pānui Rūnaka, email: or phone: Kahu Te Whaiti 0800 524 8248 For photographs and graphics please send to: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu P O Box 13-046, CHRISTCHURCH ISSN 1175-2483 Opinions expressed in Te Pānui Rūnaka are those of the writers and not necessarily endorsed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Graphic Design by Ariki Creative.

Rūnaka Directory

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Ph: 03 328 9415 Em:

Kaikōura Rūnanga Ph: 03 319 6523 Em:

Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata Ph: 03 365 3281 Em:

Te Taumutu Rūnanga Ph: 03 371 2660 Em:

Wairewa Rūnanga Ph: 03 377 1513 Em:

Ōnuku Rūnanga Ph: 03 366 4379 Em:

Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga Ph/fax : 03 755 6451 Em:

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Ph: 03 313 5543 Em:

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Ph: 03 755 7885 Em:

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Ph: 03 615 9646 Em:

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Ph: 03 465 7300 Em:

Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Ph: 03 234 8192 Em:

Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Ph: 03 439 4816 Em:

Hokonui Rūnanga Ph: 03 208 7954 Em:

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Ph: 03 478 0352 Em: Waihōpai Rūnaka Ph: 03 216 9074 Em:

Awarua Rūnanga Ph: 03 212 8652 Em:

Taurahere Rōpū

Te Rūnanga o Waihao Ph: 03 689 4726 Em:

Ngāi Tahu ki te Tai Tokerau Janet Hetaraka Ph: 09 438 6203 Em:

Ngāi Tahu ki Kahungunu Bruce Wakefield Ph: 027 223 5199 Em:

Ngāi Tahu ki Whanganui-ā-Tara Angela Wallace Ph: 04 2322423 or 0272453619 Em:

Ngāi Tahu ki Whakatāne Pauline Cottrell Ph: 07 307 1469 Em:

Ngāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau Sue Nicoll Ph: (09) 5702405 Em:

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Hui-ā-Iwi 2012 Ngāi Tahu whānui, nāia te owha ki a koutou,

Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu staff for supporting us in hosting the event and all the hard work you did leading up to and throughout the weekend. We look forward to the next one!!

We were honoured and humbled to have host the inaugural Hui-ā-Iwi at the Lincoln Events Centre. It was an enjoyable weekend of whanaungatanga and celebrating our Ngāi Tahutanga. For us the highlight was seeing everyone with smiles on their faces and enjoying the sun and atmosphere and seeing our local community coming along and enjoying the weekend as well. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Te

E kore e mahiti te puna aroha! Nei te reo o Moki, o Te Ruahikihiki e rere nei. Ngā mihi Te Taumutu Rūnanga.





Whakaahua Tīpuna/Whānau

This is an unknown group standing in front of St Stephen’s church, Tuahiwi in 1867. If you are able to provide names or information about this photo please contact Arapata Reuben, Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit on 0800 KAI TAHU.


TPR Dec 2012  

TPR Dec 2012, Te Panui Runaka, Ngai Tahu

TPR Dec 2012  

TPR Dec 2012, Te Panui Runaka, Ngai Tahu