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Te Panui Runaka A monthly newsletter of Ka–i Tahu news, views and events – ura ru – nanga | te ru – nanga o nga–ti waewae | te ru – nanga o makaawhio | te nga–i tu – a–huriri ru – nanga Kaiko – – – – – – te hapu o ngati wheke | te taumutu runanga | te runanga o koukourarata | wairewa runanga – nuku ru – nanga | te Ru – nanga o arowhenua | te ru – nanga o waihao | te ru – nanga o moeraki | ka–ti huirapa ru – naka ki puketeraki o – – – – – – – – – nanga te Runanga o otakou | Hokonui runanga | waihopai runaka | oraka aparima runaka | awarua ru

Ono/October 2012

I tukuna mai tēnei whakaahua e Wiremu Kere Huntley nō Tūāhuriri, Rāpaki, Koukourārata Wairewa, Temuka, Moeraki.

Tēnei marama • Whānau compete at the Pitama Cup South Island Māori Netball Tournament pg 2, 5 and 7

• Whānau are getting ready for Hui-ā-Iwi next month pg 11, 16 and 17

• Ngāi Tūāhuiriri welcome whānau to the opening of their new whare in December pg 6

• Rangatahi go on the Manawa Hou hīkoi in Murihiku pg 28

• The Manning whānau held their reunion at Arowheuna Marae pg 14

• Ariana Tikao launches her new album Dust to Light pg 31


Nā te Kaiwhakahaere Ko ngā hau ki ētahi wāhi, ko ngā kai ki Ōrariki. E ngā uri o Te Ruahikihiki, o Moki, nāia te mihi manahau ki a koutou katoa i runga i te kaupapa nui o te Hui-ā-Iwi. Ko whakawātea te wāhi kia whatua ngā aho tūpuna o te whare. Nō reira, e ngā tohunga o te manaaki, kai te mihi, kai te mihi, kai te mihi.

the booklet.This year’s hui starts with a formal pōwhiri at 11am on Friday 23 November.

Some of you may still be wondering why we have not called this event Hui-ā-Tau. This is because at every annual hui we have sought feedback and you have consistently told us that whanaungatanga, connecting with each other and renewing our relationships, is the key ingredient for an awesome hui. This has been the driver for a new three-year format cycle where we have a large whanau I’m looking forward to seeing you festival – Hui-ā-Iwi – once every at Hui-ā-Iwi whānau. If you haven’t three years which allows us to really already got your plans in place for focus on whanaungatanga in a big Hui-ā-Iwi, which is happening over way, celebrating what it is that makes the Friday, Saturday and Sunday us Ngāi Tahu. Organising something (23-25 November), it is not too late like this takes a huge amount of and all the details you need to get resource so in the intervening years to the Lincoln Events Centre (just we will return to a Hui-ā-Tau format. outside of Christchurch) can be found This year we can look forward to in the booklet included with this some unique programme elements edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka. Lincoln with a focus on showcasing some is only 20km from the centre of of our best Ngāi Tahu talent, Christchurch and about 12km from including our musicians, visual Hornby so there are a great deal of artists, entertainers and kapa haka accommodation options available, exponents. The last time I checked, including options at Lincoln. Again, we already had 10 marae-based kapa you will find more information inside haka groups scheduled to perform.

At any one time, there will be different activities to choose from. Along with the entertainment happening on the main stage, a number of our artists are planning to hold workshops and there will be a marketplace operating from midday Friday until the close of the event on Sunday afternoon. Also, Sunday is our big sports day with fun activities for all ages. Another change from previous years is that there will be a hākari immediately after the pōwhiri but after that kai for the rest of the weekend is either bring your own picnic, or purchase kai from the many and varied stalls. There will also be a brief report back from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on Friday after the hākari.

Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura Rā whānau September

South Island Māori Netball Tournament (Pitama Cup)

Ma-rea Clayton, Rana Poharama, Chrystal Mansfield, Rose Clemett, Ramari Ruhe-Guthrie, Te Auhia Solomon, Che Solomon, Miri Furlong, Te Amo Solomon, Sue King, Tina Smith, Raki Solomon, Hari Manawatu, Rana Edgarton, Justin Solomon, Jackie Te Wani, Mark Solomon.

Two clubs, Kaikōura and Te Ahikaaroa, represented Kaikōura at the Pitama Cup, held on 15 September in Rangiora. Te Ahikaaroa came third in the netball and second in marching. Kaikōura won the kapa haka trophy.


Mereaina Manson, Hineau MacKenzie, Tawhai Te Karu, Che Tamaira, Heather Manawatu, Jaana Kahu, Craig Posa, Benay Aiomanu, Maria Tuhakarina, Garry Te Wani (snr), Nyra Luafutu, Jah-Kaya Manawatu, Corey Manawatu, Cowan Wards, Gina Davis, Maurice Manawatu (snr), Spencer Kahu (jnr).

Te Ahikaaroa team photo.


Te Ahikaaroa marching.

Te Ahikaaroa playing.

Next year the tournament will be held in Kaikōura under the mana and tikanga of Ngāti Kurī.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Rā whānau

Milly Campbell Wiremu Weepu Manu Weepu Courtney Sargeant Jamie Meihana-Whittle Ariana Tainui Rosemarie Tainui Kelly Mason Arana Sutton Te Aotaumarewa Meihana-Eiffe Maia Tonihi Tioti Campbell Gayleen Culling Te Ngarahau Mason Chance Beckett-Ria Tania Hutana Jo-anne Coakley (Millie).

Carving wānanga in Rotorua

In August, Ngāi Tahu master carver Fayne Robinson and his three apprentices, Mahana Coulston, Caleb Robinson and Jamie Whittle, visited Rotorua to attend a carving conference held on Tangatarua Marae at the Waiariki Polytechnic.

We arrived in Rotorua to a warm reception from our host Tommy Ratima, who assisted Fayne in carving the wharenui ‘Kaipō’ at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui marae in Bruce Bay.


Ariana Stevens, granddaughter of the late Harriet Mason, was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand on Friday 21 September. Ariana studied law at Victoria and Canterbury and graduated in 2011 with her LLB (Bachelor of Law). She now works as a policy advisor for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Ngāi Tahu master carver Fayne Robinson’s three apprentices Mahana Coulston, Caleb Robinson and Jamie Whittle at Tangatarua Marae, Waiariki Polytechnic.

The next day was spent at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia visiting Te Takapū o Rotowhio, the national pounamu, bone and stone carving

From left; Komai Rider-Stevens, Ariana Stevens, Mona Stevens.


school where Lewis Gardiner, a Ngāi Tahu master pounamu carver, (three times winner of the prestigious Mana Pounamu award), is head tutor. At Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau, the carving school, we met Clive Fugill, who was Fayne’s tutor when he trained in the 1980s. Those conversations and sharing of ideas are invaluable and awe inspiring.

artists. It was great to see ‘Huey, Dewey and Louie’ together again and to hear and share their stories of their training days. Thanks Fayne, Roi and Ian-Wayne. What an honour and privilege to be in the same room with some of New Zealand’s most esteemed carvers. After the poroporoaki and all our goodbyes in Rotorua, we departed on our journey home. We were fortunate to have our whanaunga, Dougal Austin, arrange a special visit to the archive rooms at Te Papa Tongarewa, where we got to see some fabulous carved weapons and taonga from all around the motu. What a privilege to experience the ihi, the wehi, the wana, the mana of these treasures of old. It was a real inspirational reality check on the journey we have chosen. We then boarded the Arahura, a fitting way to return to Te Waipounamu.

In the evening we experienced Te Pō, a kapa haka based show followed by a delicious hāngī and hot chocolate on the warm rocks in front of Pohutu geyser. The following day, our hui began at Te Waiariki Institute of Technology. We entered the marae with Waiariki Purea Trust, and spent time after the pōwhiri with introductions and getting acquainted with the attendees and host carvers. What a privilege to stay and learn in Ihenga, the beautiful carved wharenui (opened in 1996).

Mahana, Caleb, Jamie and Fayne would like to thank Te Rūnanga of Ngāti Waewae, Tūterakiwhanoa Trust for their support. The experiences and knowledge gained at this hui are invaluable in assisting us on our journey to becoming successful carving artists. It reminded us all that although we have had three years of training and we have received the highest quality tutelage, there are still many years of our learning journey ahead to even get close to the calibre of carvers we met on this hīkoi. We look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us, and can’t wait for the next hui.

The three - day hui included wānanga on many aspects of whakairo, from tool care and technology (old and new), design, whakapapa and ideology, to painting techniques. We gained valuable knowledge and wisdom from some very talented and experienced artists and whakairo carving experts. The apprentices made connections with carvers from around New Zealand. These friendships and connections within the carving world are important in furthering and improving our skills as carvers and

Nā Caleb Robinson.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae postal vote

Weavers create tukutuku panels for Scott Base

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae is due to conduct a postal vote to elect the Appointment Committee who will be responsible for appointing the Rūnanga Representative and their Alternate, to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Members are invited to both ensure that they are properly registered as well as ensuring we have a valid current postal address.

In September a team of weavers including members of Kāti Waewae from Arahura and eight Antarctica New Zealand members helped put two tukutuku panels together to be sent to Scott Base in Antarctica.

Photo: The weaving team with the completed tukutuku panels, which will be sent to Scott Base, Antarctica.

The electoral roll will close at 5pm, 19 November 2012. All potential members not already registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae, who are 18 and over and would like to participate in the voting process for the Appointments Committee are invited to apply to register by returning the Rūnanga Registration form to the Rūnanga office before 5pm on 19 November 2012. Registration forms can be requested from the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office. All potential members are encouraged to register with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae.

The weaving team with the completed tukutuku panels, which will be sent to Scott Base, Antarctica.

Whaea Ranui, ngā mihi ki a koe, provided the design. The panels will hang on a leaders’ wall and a memorial wall, each using traditional designs to tell their stories. The memorial panel, Maumahara, shows many crosses or stars twinkling in the skies, remembering those who have passed on from Ngāi Tahu and those who have travelled down on the ice. The pattern is called purapura whetū and the panel will be placed on the wall above the photos.

Appointment Committee Nominations

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Inc is calling for nominations for the Appointments Committee. These nominations are required on the relevant nomination form and addressed to the office manager, to the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office, PO Box 37, Hokitika.

The second panel, Manukura, speaks of leadership or those who have inspired others. The design with a poutama pattern in the middle, is also traditional. It speaks of the on-going journey of learning and portrays the people who travel down to the ice, and the research.

Nomination forms can be requested from the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office. Nominations will be required to be received by the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office by 5pm, 19 November 2012. 4

For the staff at Antarctica New Zealand, it gave them an opportunity to take part in something new and to be a part of Scott Base.

Overall it is about Ngāi Tahu connection to Antarctica and what New Zealand Science is doing to enhance our knowledge.

Pitama Cup – South Island Māori Netball Tournament Ka mau te wehi Kia Toa Hokitika. Congratulations to all our rangatahi who went away to the South Island Māori Netball Tournament on 15 September in Rangiora. The results were outstanding; the midgets and juniors won their marching competition, the juniors won their grade, the midgets got the runners up trophy and the trophy for overall best behaviour. The teams would like to give a big mihi nui to all the wonderful supporters who helped with fundraising and the kind generosity of sponsors and koha. Our rangatahi had an amazing experience. Thank you all who made this possible.

Kia Toa juniors from left back: assistant coach, Missy Campbell, Shiana Meihana, Nikita Lang, Tayejana Coulston, Bridget Barlow, Maia Tonihi, Jurnee Ratana, Caroline Parker (coach). From left, front: Jilly James, Brooke Parker, Elly Mullholland, Bianca Thomas, Kristyn Lang.

Kia Toa senior team: Coach- Rebecca Thompson, Ngahuia King, Nelly Mason, Shanita Meihana, Shanice Meihana, Demelza Stuart, Crystal Meihana, Caroline Parker, Tamara Reynolds, Marina Morris.

Kia Toa midgets from left: Karera Wallace-Jones, Lucy Tonihi, Nikitah Russell, Shari Tacon, Aleigha Ngaamo, Savannah Page, Zion Meihana-Whittle, Kaedance Mehrtens, Carleen Veevers in front.

Kia Toa midgets, juniors and seniors with supporters and the fabulous trophies our tamariki won.

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou!   Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa! Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate hūhua o te wā.  Ki a koutou kua hīkoi atu ki tua o te ārai, kai te mihi atu, kai te taki atu.  Haere, haere, haere atu rā.  Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie.    Rātou ki ā ratou, tātou anō ki a tātou.  Tēnā anō tātou katoa! Te Tai o Poutini has lived up to its reputation recently, with plenty of rain! It’s played havoc for our white baiters but before the rain set, in there were some big runs and so we have managed to have a couple of feeds of 2012 bait.

Rugby Football Club, Brittan Street, starting at 4.30pm. Please also note the Te Paerangi Workshops. We need to ensure we can fill these up so we can bring them back down to the coast for more workshops.

Hui-ā-Tau and special hui

Rūnanga members gathered in our whare tipuna, Kaipō on Saturday 22 September for our Hui-ā-tau and a special hui to make some changes to our constitution. Around 50 members came along and spent much of the day in hui. Three positions were open for election this year, with Stuart Barr reappointed as our kaipūtea and Marie Mahuika-Forsyth and Maxie Duncan appointed as mema rūnanganui. Members will be updated about the outcomes of the special hui in our next edition of Kā Tangi te Kōkō next month.

We have a few events coming up over the next couple of months. The most important date to note in your calendar tāua mā, pōua mā is 1 December. We will once again hold our Hākari Kaumātua in Hokitika at Wests 5

Hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai

Contact Susan Wallace in the office on 0800 955 007 or Kara Edwards 027 683 9020 if you have any questions.

A group of intrepid explorers enjoyed a fantastic three days reconnecting with our whenua. At the time of writing, they were getting ready to come out.  Keep an eye out in next month’s edition for a full account of their hīkoi!  

Hui rūnanganui executive meetings

The next scheduled meeting of our rūnanganui (executive) is due to be held on November 24 at the marae. Please contact the office if you plan to attend for catering purposes.


Hui-ā-Iwi Kāi Tahu and Te Atakura When: November 23 to 25 at Lincoln University As advised in the last edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka, we will be taking a rōpū across to Hui-ā-Iwi and performing in the hapū kapa haka event, Te Atakura! In a first for Te Tai o Poutini, we have started learning waiata and pulling together a program.

Te Paerangi workshops on Te Tai o Poutini

Reminder to whānau to mark your calendars and to book a space now! We are thrilled to be able to offer a couple of fantastic training opportunities through two workshops being run by Te Papa Tongarewa here on the coast on 14 and 15 November. Digital photography and paper conservation workshops will be held, with spaces for up to 20 participants on each. If you want to know more about these workshops, contact the office, and book a space now! Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki.

Our weekly practices are from 4pm – 5pm on Thursdays at Hokitika Primary School. Whānau are welcome to come and participate. Once dates have been sent for Wānaka Waiata, we will let everyone know.

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Rā whānau koroua me ngā mokopuna hoki ki te whakanuia. He mea nui tēnei ki a pōua Johno nā te mea ko Xavier tētahi o ana Great-grandchildren. Aroha atu, aroha mai Nā Shaun and Liz Kereru.


Happy 30th anniversary to Garry and Jacqui Te Wani.

Xavier Johnson-Kereru.

Kua kotahi tau a Xavier Johnson-Kereru. I whakaturia te rā whānau tuatahi a Xavier ki te marae o Tuahuru i Te Mahia Mai Tawhiti. I tae atu te tokomaha o ngā kuia,

Garry and Jacqui Te Wani.

Opening of our new whare

Nāia te tāwhiri, nāia te karanga, tēnei te mihi ki a koutou. The Tuahiwi Marae Trustees and Ngāi Tū Ahuriri Rūnanga welcome you to join in the celebrations for the opening of the new whare, Maahunui.

Immediately after the blessing, there will be a pōwhiri to welcome everyone. Celebrations will continue throughout the day with whakawhanaungatanga, entertainment and kai.

When: Saturday 1 December 2012 Time: 10.30am.

Please RSVP to Janine Lancaster at tuahiwi.marae@ or call the rūnanga office on (03) 313 5543.

Please gather at Tuahiwi Urupā (corner Greens Road and Tuahiwi Road). From there you will be led by the Ngā Pou o te Haahi Ratana band to the marae car park, ready for the blessing.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai rā.


Tuahiwi Marae update – it’s a pretty big job

Pitama Cup – Southern Māori Netball Tournament

The wharenui is looking great; there is a flash new fence on the west side of the wharekai, a new water well, the concrete has been laid in front of the veranda and the kitchen, the rūnanga office has been shifted next to the rūnanga meeting room, the security system is fully operational, the decking has been placed around the mahau, the drain laying finished and the gateway at the northern end of the Soldiers Memorial Fence has been restored. There is still lots of machinery around, it’s all go! (looks great).

Congratulations to the new patroness Barbara Greer, from the West Coast Club Kia Toa. She has taken the position of our late patroness Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan. Good luck Barbara, and don’t give up on the knitting.

Māori Women’s Welfare League

Well, the nationals for the Māori Women’s Welfare League (M.W.W.L) were held at Ōmaka, Blenheim, in the last weekend of September. It was a lovely trip to Blenheim and Te Waipounamu catered for about 700 people. A few funny things happened at the hui – no names but someone went to get dressed for the pōwhiri and found out that she had put her husband’s brand new underpants (still wrapped) in her bag instead of her own knickers (what a laugh!). Luckily our motel was across the road from Countdown. Apart from that it was a very good hui. More details next time!

Still haven’t been inside to have a good look, however when the sun is shining, you can have a sneak peek through the windows (looks great). Only three of the original builders who started on day one are still here. Some of the others have gone to build Woodend Community Hall or the Kaiapoi Swimming Pool, that’s a big job due to be finished in June 2013. The wharenui will open on Saturday 1 December. There will not be a waharoa or pou pou put up for the opening, but at a later date these will be erected around the marae.

Love ya, ka kite Patricia Anglem-Silk.

Owners of Section 34 Kaiapoi Māori Reserve 873

Love ya, ka kite Patricia Anglem-Silk.

Owners of Section 34 Kaiapoi Māori Reserve 873 are invited to attend a shared kai and meeting. When: 27 November, 5.30pm-9.30pm Where: 36 Rossiter Ave, Redwood, Christchurch.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Ngā mate

Kia ora Te Wheke whānau. On behalf of the Tikao whānau, our thanks for the support you gave at the tangi of Tony Carl Piuraki Tikao, our uncle and brother who passed away recently.

Aunty Omaha Hawkings Remembering you with fondness and much respect, deepest sympathy to Uncle Russell, Aunty Dawn Kottier and all the whānau.

Your manaakitanga, mahi, and aroha were hugely appreciated. Uncle Tony is fondly remembered for many things – for being a decorated and courageous soldier, for his wicked sense of humour, and for bringing enormous aroha to all who knew him, especially his many nephews and nieces – who we know he loved dearly.

Rā whānau

To all of our whānau with birthdays this month, enjoy your day and may you have a happy and prosperous year. Those we know to be celebrating spring birthdays are Rose Read, Rima Subritzky, Ray Kamo, Reuben Thompson, Sally Pitama, Cassandra Lee, Maurice Rehu, Miriama Kamo, James Thompson, Te Whe Phillips, Mishel Radford, Mariana Phillips, Huia Rhodes, and Cyrus Te Maio Mafeking Hutana-Waitoa.

Once again, to all our whānau in Rāpaki, thank you. Tēnā rawa atu koutou mō ā koutou mahi. Ngā mihi maioha David Tikao.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Incorporated annual general meeting

Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd, charitable company

This was held on Sunday 9 September at Rāpaki with Chris Henderson and Wally Stone re-appointed as secretary and treasurer. Ripeka Paraone and Sharlene Pirikahu are to share responsibility for the culture and identity portfolio, and Rangimarie Takurua has joined the Rāpaki education committee. Copies of the chair’s report can be obtained by contacting the office.

Four nominations for directorships to the board were received at the annual general meeting and it’s expected that appointments will be made known after the October meeting. The annual reporting of Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd will take place in November.


Pou whenua blessings

traditional Māori art of carving (whakairo). Tutor Caine Tauwhare uses stories, mythologies and histories and tikanga to ensure that the carvings students produce have a spiritual quality.

Recently two pou were gifted, installed and blessed in the Lyttelton area. They were named Ōhinehou and Kōauau o Tāne Whakapiripiri. Riki Pitama and Te Mairiki Williams conducted the blessings, assisted by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke chair Kopa Lee supported by Rāpaki whānau, Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council, Lyttelton locals and the Whakaraupō Carving Centre.

‘We need to put more markers in the ground to give significance to the sites where our ancestors, both Māori and European, met, traded and lived. This is something all people in Aotearoa can be proud of,’ said Caine.

Ōhinehou, installed at Ōhinehou (Sutton Reserve) in Lyttelton, is named after a female ancestor or guardian of the area. Sutton Reserve was a pā site and also the place where Māori held a market and sold fruit and vegetables to the early settlers.

Chair of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Kopa Lee said ‘telling our people’s stories using the pou means our mokopuna, both Māori and Pākehā, will be able to identify with this land and stand tall.’

Kōauau o Tāne Whakapiripiri was installed at Ōtūherekio (Pony Point Reserve near Cass Bay). It marks a modern boundary between Rāpaki territory and Kemp’s Deed (a post treaty document). It also marks where Māori called their guests onto the marae (the karanga as part of the pōwhiri). This is an experimental pou as it has a flute-like function built into it that should sound in the easterly wind. The pou were carved by students from the Whakaraupō Carving Centre Trust in Lyttelton, which teaches the

Deputy mayor, Ngaire Button, accepted the gifting on behalf of the council. ‘Placing the pou is a way of celebrating the goodwill and sharing between Pākehā and Māori that happened in early colonial times and this is a genuine bicultural acknowledgement of the histories of Christchurch and the harbour basin.’ Photos and words courtesy of Joanna Bean, Christchurch City Council.

Caine Tauwhare of the Whakaraupō Carving Centre Trust in Lyttelton explaining the significance of Kōauau o Tāne Whakapiripiri Pou.

Ōhinehou pou in the Sutton Reserve ceremony.

Marae hosting

and 19 tamariki in total (not including the whānau who live here – who are also included in the picture).

During September we hosted the Airdmhor Montessori Kōhanga Reo group, which included Craig Pauling and his tamariki, a one-day Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu meeting, Ngāi Tahu Education Hui, Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee Hui, Rangiruru Early Childhood visit, and Te Waka Trust.

Visiting from Canada at the moment, are five members of the Saddle Lake First Nations Reserve who are entrusted with investing the income from their natural gas and oil ventures. This is a follow-up to the visit from the Blue Quills College in early July facilitated by Marilyn Shirt who is married to our own Rewi Couch. Rewi would like to thank Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for hosting both groups, and giving them insight as to how whānau from the Settlement through programmes such as Whai Rawa, Fisheries, Property and so on.

New role for Hawera head kindergarten teacher

Congratulations to Judith Nowotarski (Rangiwananga) who was voted in as national president of New Zealand Education Institution (NZEI), Te Riu Roa at the

In the school holidays, whānau (Pirikahu) from Taranaki (Ngā Rauru) brought their tamariki to Ōtautahi for a hīkoi, including a visit to Rāpaki. There were six adults 8

institute’s annual meeting in Rotorua. Judith, who has tribal affiliations to Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāi Tahu and Ngā Puhi, is the first person from the early childhood sector to hold the role of president of NZEI, and is looking forward to taking up the two-year appointment early next year.

Call for nominations Rāpaki Marae Trust

Ripapa Island

A postal ballot will be sent out to all the members of Te Hapū of Ngāti Wheke over 18 years of age. All persons eligible to become, or vote for, a Trustee are encouraged to apply to be registered as a member with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Incorporated. Members of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Incorporated who have previously been registered are encouraged to ensure that their contact details as held by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Incorporated are correct.

Rāpaki Marae Trust wishes to call for nominations for trustee(s) for the Rāpaki Marae Trust as pursuant to the Māori Reservations Regulations. All nominees must be resident within the Waitaha / Canterbury region and descend from the Hapū of Ngāti Wheke.

Recently I was lucky enough to take a trip to Ripapa Island accompanied by Riki Pitama and two Department of Conservation (DoC) workers who were going across to assess the damage to the buildings and land for their insurers. We travelled in a small pleasure boat in choppy and freezing conditions. On arrival the two DoC workers went ahead to make sure it was safe for us to carry on after Riki did karakia for us. It was sad to see where masonry had fallen over and half the chimney had come down, but on the whole the building was in reasonable condition. When the DoC workers went inside, it was plain to them that quite a bit of damage had been sustained and the restoration would require a lot of work and money. When we left to come home, the black backed gulls and Canadian geese gave us a raucous send off.

The written forms and requirements can be obtained from the Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke office and are to be received by the Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke office no later than 28 November 2012. Also as a reminder, nominations for the Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Appointment Committee are also to be received by the Office no later than 28 November 2012. Please contact the office for further information and if you have any questions contact;

Rāpaki waiata kapa haka practices

Practices have started and will continue from now until performance day at Te Atakura being held this year on Saturday 24 November at Lincoln Events Centre.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke 37 Rāpaki Drive, Rāpaki, PO Box 107, Lyttelton 8841 Telephone: 03 328 9415 Email: Rā

Ōnuku Rūnanga Kia ora whānau With spring in the air, the timing has been perfect for planting fruit trees for our whānau garden. A handful

Trenching in the irrigation.

Bruce over-seeing the job.

of helpers put in the hard work, with special thanks to Nige Robinson and Mike Atwill for their professional installation of the irrigation system.

Planting the trees.

Looking good.


A gardener in the making.

Kapa haka

Pōwhiri wānanga

Our team has been practising regularly these days and members are getting some new waiata under their belts. It’s not too late to join in, our ability levels are quite varied and practices are loads of fun for the tamariki! For more information, please contact Liz Robinson or

On November 11 we will hold a wānanga at Ōnuku to strengthen our field in kaikaranga and whaikōrero. For details contact the office or Rik at rik.tainui@ngaitahu.

Important dates

Canterbury Area Schools tournament

3-5 November Whare taonga production filming at Ōnuku 11 November Pōwhiri wānanga 17-18 November Kapa haka wānanga 7 December Environment Canterbury visit to Ōnuku.

This annual event was recently hosted by Akaroa Area School, and thoroughly enjoyed by the rakatahi. The Ōnuku Marae facilities were well utilised and many of our whānau, young and old, donated their time to food preparation, umpiring, homestays, transportation and much more.

Raising Hemi – our son with autism

Research shows that between 25 and 40 hours per week of intense evidence - based intervention provides the greatest improvements for young children with autism. However with this intense therapy there comes a cost. We have worked out that we need $33,000 per year. After funding, we need to come up with $20,000 per year.

To whānau, friends and the wider community, our son Hemi has beautiful hazel eyes, sandy brown hair, two gorgeous dimples and an infectious smile. He loves to kick his rugby ball and play outside amongst the trees. He is non-stop on the go and has difficulty sleeping. Dinosaurs, shapes and colours are also favourite things of his. He has shown us how amazing his little mind is whether it be using keys to unlock the door to run off or using toilet rolls to aid his climbing expeditions. Hemi is two years old and has recently been diagnosed with autism.

Therefore we invite you to become a sponsor to benefit ‘raising Hemi’ – our son with autism. The primary source of funding for raising Hemi is from corporate sponsors as there is limited government funding and fundraising activities. We will gladly accept items to auction online, goods and services and if you choose to make a monetary donation, a receipt will be issued for tax purposes.

Since diagnosis we are now on a journey together celebrating the smallest steps of progress as he meets new challenges. Hemi has limited language skills and finds everyday things difficult. Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in Australia and New Zealand. One in 160 children is diagnosed with autism. There is no medical cure. However with early intervention Hemi will be able to attend mainstream school with his siblings. He will learn to communicate and socialise. Early intervention is an essential element in Hemi leading an independent typical life. Early intervention aims to rewire the brain. The theory is that very young brains are more ‘plastic’ (able to be reshaped) and that new neural connections can be made.

Fundraising diary • Wrist bands for sale (available through his Facebook page and at Hui-ā-Iwi) • Custom made singlets, tees and snapbacks (available through his Facebook page and at Hui-ā-Iwi • Online auction 16 November – 24 November RaisingHemiOurSonWithAutismAn exciting music event will be held early in 2013 • Your sponsorship will help assure the success of ‘raising Hemi’. All sponsors will be thanked through social networking (via Facebook), at the concert and promotional media. For further information, questions or account details please contact me via the three links below. Yours sincerely, Kylie, James, Tiaarangi, Meihana, Tama and our Hemi Mason. RaisingHemiOurSonWithAutism


Te Taumutu Rūnanga Tū mai te tapu, te kanohi matakuikui a Hine Kōanga, te whakaoho, te puāwaitanga o te rau aroha ki a tātou ōku hiri nui, ōku hiri rahi, tātou rā ngā manu koekoeā,kua tuituia te raupuhipuhi ki te ihu o tēnei waka o Aoraki me ōna pūkanakana mai rā ki a tātou.

Hoki mai rā ki a tātou, ki pare o te Rā ka tū, tēnā anō tātou. Nei rā te mihi, te koakoa a Te Pā Tuna ki a koutou, ka whakapiripiri ai tātou ki te whakanuia, whakarangatira te karanga o te iwi whānui, e noho ana nei kei raro te korowai ‘Hui-ā-Iwi’ Heoi i runga te taumarireriretanga o te Ao Hurihuri nei Tau te mauri.

Ka tika hoki ka rere āwhiowhio te hahae, te tau o te ate, ka tuku te rau rangatira ki ngā waipuke o te tangata, koutou rā ngā tini kahurangi kua riro ki te Pō, ki te Poho o Paerau, haere, rere atu, e oki


Rerekiao (9yrs) who played basketball for Hoon Hay School and was later chosen to play in the All Stars tournament for Pioneer, received ‘Team Player of the Year’. Tau kē tamariki mā!

The Perenara-O’Connell tamariki have completed an excellent season of winter sports, all coming away with awards. Te Puawai (12yrs) who played for Cashmere Netball, was nominated ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ for her versatility being able to play every position by the end of the season. Kāmaioha (6yrs) who played for Marist Albion, received ‘Player of the Year’. Kāmaioha averaged four tries a game, scoring a massive 10 tries in one Te Puawai game. Perenara-O’Connell.

Kāmaioha Perenara-O’Connell.

Hui-ā-Iwi Taumutu Rūnanga t-shirts

Rerekiao Perenara-O’Connell.

To place your order please contact the rūnanga office, email, or phone 03 371 2660.

At the Hui-ā-Iwi Taumutu stall the rūnanga will be selling Taumutu tee shirts. We are giving whānau the opportunity to pre-order theirs to avoid missing out. The tee shirts are emerald green: Women’s fitted sizes 6-24 $15 Mens/Unisex small-5xl $15 Children 2-16 $12.

Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata He pēpi – Jordan Te Maihengia Datema White “Nau mai e taku mokopuna ki te wheiao, ki te ao mārama. I whānau mai a Jordan Te Maihengia Datema White i te 16 o ngā rā o Haratua, 2012, hei mokopuna tuatahi mō Mere Skerrett, nā Rochelle Jamieson rāua ko Te Haimona White.

He tungāne ki a Mikaila. Nō reira e te taonga nau mai, whakapiki ki runga! Tō nohoanga kai te keu ki te tonga o Aoraki, kei mārama koe te titiro ki te matakūrae, ki Taukihepa, te whenua o ou mātua tūpuna, hei oranga mōu, mō nga uri e whai ake nei, tihei mauriora!”.

Jordan Te Maihengia Datema White.


Te Rūnanga o Wairewa Manawa Hou

Tēnā tātou katoa, He tika hoki kia mihi atu ki a rātou kua wehe atu ki te pō, rātou katoa kua kapo i te rika kaha o aituā, ā, rātou hoki i mate i kā pakaka nui o te ao, te tini me te mano o Kāi Tātou te iwi Māori i hikahika rā i kā motu kē o te ao, e poua mā, e tāua mā, haere atu rā, haere atu rā, moe mai rā i te manaakitaka o ō koutou atua. Nō reira, waiho rātou ki a rātou, ko tātou ki a tātou, tēnā anō tātou katoa.

Mark-James Bain (16) and Bradley MacPherson (16), from the Kipa whānau recently attended the inaugural Manawa Hou rakatahi hui at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff. Around twenty rakatahi from Year 11 – Year 13 were mentored by Kāi Tahu tuākana who are mostly in their 20’s. Everyone stayed on Te Rau Aroha Marae and over the course of four days there were hīkoi to Waihōpai, Jericho at Takitimu Ranges, Te Ana Au, Hokonui and Tuturau, learning the history of the area from kaumātua Aunty Jane Davis and Tā Tipene O’Regan along with experts like Dean Whaanga. They also learnt waiata, haka and did awesome outdoor activities like waka ama.

Ko kā marae he wāhi mō kā akoraka hai hohou i te uarataka o te whakatikatika i a koe anō. Ko kā tikaka tuku iho pēnei i te manaaki, kā karakia, me kā kawa, he āhuataka kāre i tupu noa iho. Pēnei anō i te waihaka mataora, me tino whakaaro, me whakatakoto he tikaka mahi, me whakatikatika i te tuatahi. Mauri ora ki a tātou.

[Insert photo: Manawa Hou rakatahi.]

Ko te ono, pua kōwhai ki uta, inaka ki tai.

Hua kakī anau – swan eggs

The swans are still laying, meaning more trips out onto Kaitōrete to collect some hua kakī anau. Therefore more one-egg omelettes and scrambled eggs for breakfast. The kids love it, especially when the car gets a little dirty.

Photo: Metua and Te Kaio Cranwell, and Mihiroa Pauling gathering some swan eggs from a nest on Kaitōrete.

Manawa Hou rōpū outside Te Rau Aroha Marae, Bluff. See https:// for more photos.

Make sure your rakatahi have the opportunity to attend next year’s Manawa Hou hui and register early with our Rūnaka office.

Youth and Disasters Conference in Sendai, Japan Bradley McPherson was nominated by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to attend the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Conference on Youth and Disasters in Christchurch last year.

Metua and Te Kaio Cranwell, and Mihiroa Pauling gathering some swan eggs from a nest on Kaitōrete.

Since then Bradley has been networking with other youth in Christchurch interested in post – disaster recovery and basically learning from what happened. Bradley helped out at Rehua Marae and in the community after the 22 February earthquake. The whānau were proud that Bradley could share what he learned from this at the UNESCO conference along with youth from Southeast Asia and Pacific countries who’ve lived through major natural disasters. As a result of all of that learning Bradley and four other youth from Christchurch won scholarships to attend the UNESCO Youth and Disasters conference in Sendai, Japan on 21 – 25 August.

Just a little bit of mud after another swan egg expedition


He mihi – Tayla-Rose and Paige Ahlbrandt

Bradley says it was an awesome learning experience and he would like to acknowledge the support from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu who initially nominated him to attend the UNESCO hui at Rehua.

Congratulations to Tayla-Rose and Paige Ahlbrandt who are members of the All Star Pride Leopardz team, which took first place at the Rock ‘n Cheer National Cheerleading Championships in Auckland on 24 June.

Insert pic Rica Handayani and Bradley McPherson at the UNESCO hui in Japan

Tayla-Rose and Paige are the great mokopuna of Janice Wakefield and David John Wehipeihana. We wish them luck in their upcoming competition the Australasian Majors! Go girls!

Tayla-Rose and Paige Ahlbrandt.

Rica Handayani and Bradley McPherson at the UNESCO hui in Japan.

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua He aituā

Angela Bennetts, Nicola Jonathan and Mamae Reo Ora (Kris, Motty) Walker.

Photos from the tamariki day

Kerry and James happy to be at the marae.

Aunty Dorothy, Aunty Joan and Peter Hopkinson (kaumātua tautoko).

Jade (Solomon) Lomano with Nephi – sharing pēpeha

Happy little miss Anasta Boaza (Anglem).


Tāua Andy with Marama Hannah and Aunty Dorothy’s great mokopuna Kiya (Manning) Hogg.

Heketau – play time.

The Manning whānau reunion at Arowhenua Marae Insert photo: Manning whānau.

Ngā mihi nui ki te Ngāi Tahu Fund who funded the hui. Everybody chipped in and ran the reunion, Peter Hopkinson sponsored the hui and provided historical photos, Tania Manning brought kaimoana from Bluff, Gwen and co were the master ringawera, Tania Manning provided Tāua Paki’s bible, Aunty Zita Waaka shared stories about Tāua Paki and Huirapa Manning.

Whānau were painting rock art throughout the hui.

Photo: The kai

Whānau talked about whakapapa, mahinga kai, historical sites and shared personal stories. Whānau also had a go at being artists, went for a guided tour of the pā site Te Waiateruatī and enjoyed the lovely kai. Some said it was better than Master Chef! The hui was organised by Michel Manning with support from his rangatira Sanna and tamariki Antoni, Renata, Tamati and Millie.

The kai was a highlight with outstanding presentation – better than Master Chef!

Photo: Karl Russell

Pierre Manning presented whakapapa and clearly explained the Te Rehe lines that connect Te Maiharoa and Tarawhata. Pierre can be contacted for any whakapapa query on

Kevin Russell-Reihana presented mahinga kai past and present practices and challenges.

Karl Russell showed the whānau the historical pā site, Te Waiateruatī. Karl explained the past and current management of the pā site including the new trust formed after the passing last year of the trustee of Te Waiateruatī site, Jacko Reihana.

Aunty Dot and Aunty Suzy.


Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Ngā pēpi

Annual general meeting

A reminder that the annual general meeting for Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Inc will be held on Sunday 4 November at the marae. It would be great to see whānau come and tautoko the kaupapa. Accommodation is always available at the marae for whānau who wish to stay for the weekend. And we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Insert photo Mia Rona Uriaro

Business: • Rūnanga annual report • Audited financial report • Moeraki Ltd • Shareholders meeting • Presentation of audited accounts • Company directors’ report • Kāi Tahu ki Otago report • Rock Art Trust report • Appointment of auditor • Consideration of amendments to the constitution • Triennial election of: • Chairperson • Deputy chairperson • Secretary • Treasurer • Two members of the society to assist the officers in their deliberations.

Mia Rona Uriaro.

Mia Rona Uriaro was born on Wednesday 5 September to Nicky (née Dirks) and Teariki Uriaro, Wellington. A mokopuna for Kingi and Paul Dirks.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month.

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Congratulations

Tamariki holiday programme

To Waiariki Parata-Taiapa who received the 2012 Kā Pūtea Scholarship. We are delighted to announce that Waiariki Parata-Taiapa is the recipient of the Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Papatipu Rūnaka Scholarship for 2012. Waiariki is studying for a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Otago, studying Māori, Film and Media. He is a very active member of the rūnaka, and is a wonderful mentor for rakatahi here in Ōtepoti.

This school holiday’s programme was once again action packed. It started with a noho marae for the older tamariki. The activities at the noho included learning a new haka and it was a chance for the older ones to reconnect and to prepare for the arrival of the younger tamariki. Thursday’s weather was blustery and cold to begin with, which nearly managed to derail plans of a day on the water with waka ama and paddle boards. The entire rōpū had lunch down at the boat club on the foreshore and then a group of enthusiasts lined up at the rūnaka office for a briefing before heading out on the water. The sun suddenly came out and the afternoon turned into a pleasant one. That evening, tamariki 10 and over were treated to a very special event, an after dark kiwi spotting tour at the Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary.

Waiariki Parata-Taiapa.


A bus travelled down to the Ecosanctuary in Waitati in time for a talk and video by one of the tour guides. We were then escorted through the top part of the Ecosanctuary to the kākā breeding station, where we experienced the delights of feeding time. Around 12 kākā were spotted doing their ‘dusk thing’ and we even saw six kākā flying overhead! A rare sight indeed. We walked back to the visitor centre for some kai and then, with the use of special solar torches, we headed back out to see if we could spot kiwi. Although we didn’t actually spot kiwi, we were treated to the callings of both kiwi and takahē and we all agreed that we had been truly blessed by the experience. The programme finished at 2pm the next day and both tamariki and rakatahi left the marae with lots of new experiences to share.

Sue Hensley, head tour guide of Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary talking to rakatahi about how to recognise kiwi sign.

A rare group shot of the whole rōpū.

Hui-ā-Iwi rūnaka information stall

Annual general meeting, rūnanga meeting and the triennial elections

The rūnaka has agreed to have an information stall at Hui-ā-Iwi to publicise our resources and to sell some merchandise. We need volunteers to help for approximately one hour during the day on Saturday. If you would like to assist, please let me know at the office at Thank you!

The annual general meeting will be held on the morning of Sunday 4 November and will be followed by the triennial elections and the rūnaka meeting. All members are welcome.

Christmas events

Rūnaka newsletter

This year we are taking the Te Wera/Moke Challenge Cup over to Ōtākou. They will be hoping to claim it back and so a full whānau presence from Kāti Huirapa is required on 8 December at the combined Christmas Party. Parents please let the office know in advance if they will have children attending, so that hana koko knows how much shopping he/she needs to do.

Four times per year we distribute a newsletter for rūnaka members. It’s a detailed and colourful publication and we want to attract more member involvement. So many wonderful things are happening out there but you may think that the small achievements that happen in your whānau are not worthy of printing in the pānui. We disagree! We are particularly interested in tamariki or rakatahi getting out there and doing great things, at school, in clubs, at home, on the marae. Photos are always welcome and it is important that we are able to show others what can be achieved by Ngāi Tahu Māori. So, think of the rūnaka newsletter next time you hear of someone who deserves a mention. Articles are accepted at any time. If you don’t receive a copy of the pānui, either electronically or in the post, please do let us know so we can add you to the list.

On Saturday 15 December a purely social gathering is happening at the marae. The theme is hāngī and haggis so dust off your piupiu or kilt. The choice is yours. The rūnaka office will be closed from midday on Friday 21 December for the Christmas and New Year break and will re-open on Monday 7 January.

Rūnaka haereka part two

Watch out for news of a follow up hīkoi in January next year. We will be in touch to let you know the journey and dates, and how to get on the waka.


Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Update on the wharekai

Our wharekai extensions are moving along at a great rate! The steel structure which forms the roof has been erected and we can see what it will look like when it’s finished. We have had three of our own working as sub-contractors on the build, so it’s good to get a bit of insider gossip. One comment I’ve heard is ‘with the beams (for the roof) in place, it’s like working inside a cathedral!’

[Insert photo: wharekai extensions.] Planting seedlings into ‘compost nests’.

Carvings wānanga

Over 25–27 September, we hosted Dean Whiting from the Historic Places Trust, who came to work with us on restoring our carvings on the wharekura. Dean is the son of Cliff Whiting, who along with Para Matchitt, worked on the carvings back in the early 1960s. A small but dedicated group of people spent three days working alongside Dean, learning how to carefully strip the paint of the carvings. The plan is for these people to then continue with this mahi until Dean returns in December, when the carvings will then be prepared for further conservation work. While Dean was here, he also did an assessment of the whakairo inside Tamatea, and will think about how we should progress with restoring these plaster carvings.

A very big shout out to Melissa Weenink-Smith and the services academy students from Logan Park High School, who helped us remove everything from the wharekai and wharenui so the sprinkler system could be installed. He mihi nunui ki a rātou!

Māra kai

In mid-September our second wānanga for our Māra kai project was held. We now have a ‘no-dig’ garden behind the glasshouse. These gardens are built from the ground up, the first layer is wet newspaper and cardboard on top of this grass clippings, seaweed, manure, compost, and then pea straw, and edged with rocks to keep it all in place. Seedlings are planted into little ‘compost nests’ made in the pea straw. Peter Asher is really enjoying looking after the garden, and fending off the rabbits. We’ve also been lucky enough to receive a koha of several variety of taewa (Māori potatoes) from Tahuri Whenua, these will be put in the ground soon.

Left to right; Carolyn Cambell, Delyn Day, Peter Asher, Tahu Potiki, Dean Whiting, Jenny Rowe-Kirk.

Koreana Wesley-Evans dampening down the pea straw, Moana Wesley spreading compost.

Left to right; Carolyn Campbell, Trent Hoani, Delyn Day, and Dean Whiting working on one of the maihi from the wharekura.


Fundraising efforts

So far the fundraising effort has been impressive and we have drawn on over $1m of our own funds as well as received support from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Fund with their new capital development programme. Lotteries New Zealand, via the marae heritage fund, have also made a significant contribution as have Te Puni Kōkiri.

project managers and, more recently, the actual build phase. We still require further funds. All koha to our building fund are gratefully received! Our account details are as follows: Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou 01 0902 00069111 046 (ANZ). Please reference your koha with your name, so we can personally acknowledge your contribution!

This funding has supported everything from the project scoping and planning phases, to the engagement of

Upcoming dates

4 November: Rūnanga meeting in the wharekura, 10am 2 December: Annual general meeting, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, 11-13 December: Dean Whiting – restoration of Wharekura carvings (to be confirmed)

A reminder that if you, or any of your whānau have moved or changed their contact details, please let the office know so that we can update your details on our database! If you have any stories, pānui, news, or photos you wish to share with our wider whānau, email Rachel, rachel.

Waihōpai Rūnaka them in the wharenui. This hui was well received by all the whānau and it was a great two hours with great kai, and lots of photos. Everyone wanted individual photos with the Governor General and his wife. Our kaumātua kapa haka performed while they ate.

Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa te whānau whānui o ngā rūnaka We had lots of things happening on the marae. We had the Governor General and his wife and entourage visit. The rangatahi had a question and answer time with

The Governor General and rangatahi during his visit at Murihiku Marae.


There have been a lot of other community hui through the month and now we are having ki-o-rahi and the kids are loving it.

Thanks to Stewart Bull for organising a tāne hui at Rarotoka (Centre Island). We all had a great time and the weather was splendid. On the Sunday some whales came and put on an awesome show for the boys.

The tamariki enjoying ki-ō-rahi.

Tāne hui Rarotoka.

The ūpoko has his 70th this month, and Batey has her 70th next month. There will be a wedding in December on the marae also – not telling who yet, can you guess?

Congratulations to Debbie Barton (my niece) for getting a job in Christchurch at Rehua. Squirrel on the hill

Ōraka-Aparima Rūnaka Update from the marae

executive komiti has been busy attending and organising a number of hui.

Kia ora whānau. Well springtime has finally arrived and we hope those whitebaiters amongst you are enjoying a bountiful harvest. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner!

Takutai o Te Tītī Marae has been used for a number of hui over the last month, which meant a busier than usual time for the volunteer helpers in the kitchen. If you would like to help out at the marae in any way, whether it be in the kitchen, the nursery, the grounds or in any capacity at all, please contact the office.

If you have enjoyed a birthday in the last month or have new additions to your whānau, congratulations and very best wishes for the year ahead. Over the last month, the


With the introduction of iPads, some of us have needed to be up skilled on the use of them.

Shona Fordyce and Dave Taylor being guided by Jason. Jason has been of great help to everyone with his IT knowledge.


Strong start on road to All Black cap

straight away, and he was scoring tries left, right and centre,’ Mr Tili said.

For most rugby players scoring one try is an achievement but for Reuben Wairau (11) it is something he does about six times a game. This season the Kaikorai Valley College pupil scored 96 tries for his team, the Dunedin Rugby Club under-11 ‘Tiger Sharks’- a total of 480 points. The most points scored by a player in premier rugby in Dunedin was 235. Reuben averaged six tries a game. His dream is to play for Otago or Southland, the province where he was born, and the Highlanders, and eventually to rise to the rank of All Black. And he might have the genes to help him - his grandfather Kevin Laidlaw played 17 games, including three test matches, for the All Blacks.

However, Reuben was just one of two or three effective line-breakers in the team and teams did not know who to look for when they played the Tiger Sharks, Mr Tili said

By Tim Miller

Photo: Tim Miller Source: Otago Daily Times.

Reuben, who started playing rugby when he was six, said scoring tries had always come pretty easy. His shelves are full of the trophies he has won over the past five seasons, including this year’s most valuable player trophy and one for most points scored in junior rugby. Tiger Sharks coach John Tili said at the start of the season Reuben did not know what position he wanted to play. ‘So I threw him in to No 8 and he took to that

Touching down for a try is a familiar feeling for Kaikorai Valley College pupil Reuben Wairau (11), who scored 96 tries and a total of 480 points this season for the Dunedin Rugby Club under-11s.

Karanga wānanga

Department of Conservation hui

The karanga wānanga was held at the marae on the first weekend of September. This was an awe-inspiring learning experience and the weekend was greatly enjoyed by those who took part.

The Department of Conservation monitoring group stayed at the marae from 11 to 15 September followed by another group on 20 and 21 September. These groups did some awesome mahi around our marae. The mahi included re-cladding the shed, preparing gardens and the greenhouse for planting, putting new shade cloth and windbreak around the nursery and much more. Takutai o Te Tītī is a very special place which is visited by people from all over Aotearoa. So a big thank you to the Department of Conservation and all the volunteers who completed these long overdue tasks.

Tāne tautoko hui

The tāne tautoko hui took place at Rarotoka from 21 to 23 September with some 15 participants. Despite the scepticism from some quarters (mainly female), the whole event was organised with the precision of a military exercise! This hui focused on the many issues that are confronting Māori males, from their many roles in society to how best to support each other in those roles. Did you know we are now on Facebook? To contact us through this medium please follow the link below.

Karanga wānanga.

Alternate Te Rūnanga representative

Lynley by email at or call 03 2348 192.

Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Inc have concluded the process for election of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative, and are now calling for candidates for the position of Alternate. All nominations in writing and received by the office no later than 5 pm, Friday, 9 November. For further details on criteria, please contact

Please note, anyone wishing to apply for or have voting rights for this position must be a member of Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka. Final day for registration is Wednesday 31 October. 20

Awarua Rūnanga Kaumātua Christmas lunch

Awarua Synergy has now diversified its business with the introduction of Solar PV electricity systems. We have teamed up with Photon Power, a leading company from Australia with years of experience installing these systems.

Where: Te Rau Aroha Marae When: Tuesday 11 December at 12.00am The program includes Christmas lunch followed by a performance by the Bluff Community School Kapa Haka group and a sing along with Francis Maheno. For catering purposes please confirm your attendance with Jacqui or Sharon at the marae 03 212 7205.

Solar energy is the cleanest and greenest source of renewable energy available to help power your home, business or community building, and it is very cost effective.

Awarua rūnanga meeting

Awarua Synergy Manager Sumaria Beaton said the new venture would help with work flow throughout the year. ‘Insulation is more a winter time demand and solar is best installed in the summer. With increasing power bills, we have had lots of feedback from the public who are interested in this system.’

Te Rūnanga o Awarua monthly rūnanga meeting will be held at Te Rau Aroha Marae on Wednesday 7 November, 5.30pm.

Awarua Synergy – Solar PV Electricity Systems

Awarua rūnanga - owned firm Awarua Synergy is now offering more ways for Southland households to save on their electricity power bills. Formed out of the Bluff Healthy Homes Insulation project, and currently delivering the Southland Warm Homes Trust project, Awarua Synergy has established itself as an insulation expert, transforming hundreds of homes into warmer, drier and healthier environments.

Visit their show room at 117 Eye Street, Invercargill. Our system is being installed this week to give customers an opportunity to see a live system operating. Awarua Synergy is encouraging Southlanders to book a free assessment for their home by calling on 03 214 2927.

Taurahere Groups Te Kupenga a Tahu – Kāi Tahu ki Queensland

Meet and greet whānau day; ko Tahu ko au

After the successful Ngāi Tahu hui held in Beenleigh, Queensland (Australia) in July, we are pleased to advise we now have an official Brisbane rōpū. We had 15 people sign up at the hui and commit to being on a steering committee to bring Kāi Tahu culture to Brisbane. We have had one meeting to date where we decided to put on a whānau day for all local Queensland Kāi Tahu whānau to come and meet and greet.

When: Saturday 17 November 2012 Where: Bert Swift Community Centre, 9a Centurion Cres, Nerang Time: 10am-1pm Bring a picnic lunch to have in the park and any photographs you would like to share of your whakapapa. Rōpū details: Name: Email: Facebook: Contact:

Te Kupenga a Tahu Te Kupenga a Tahu Vicky Va’a (0450 305 217)

Kāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau

On the last weekend of September, a working bee was held at Schlaepfer Park, Scouts Haven, Paerata to clean and repaint some of the buildings. Bones, Daniel and Peter arrived on Friday and started water blasting the kitchen block. Linda, Jacqui, Jenny, Pam and all their whānau also arrived on Friday to help. Together everybody cleaned, scrapped, filled and painted. Daniel finishing trimming trees.


Mark still hard at work.

Whānau relaxing.

The cabins, toilets and the kitchen blocks were thoroughly scrubbed and the overgrown trees trimmed. Jacqui and some of the rakatahi brought the Schlaepfer family monument back to its former glory.

It wasn’t all work and no play. On Saturday night Ian, Jonny and Pam took the children to see the glow worms, and then they walked a trail and played spotlight while the adults relaxed.

On Saturday Jonny, Papa Kukupa, Raelynn and Mark arrived. Papa Kukupa blessed the camp and made a moving tribute to the Schlaepfer family monument.

Well done whānau, another great contribution to the partnership between Kāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau and the Schlaepfer Park Scouts. The camp caretakers Ian and Sylvia were really impressed.

The hard work was done in good spirits with laughter and fun and despite the odd grumble and groan, a lot was accomplished A big thank you to Linda for the getting all the kai ready, which kept everybody well fed and full of energy.

Nā Sue Nicoll.

Ngāi Tahu ki Whakatāne

Kia ora koutou katoa I was lucky enough to attend the hui at Pūkeko Marae on October 6 and 7 organised by Ngāi Tahu ki Whakatāne. The kaupapa was whakapapa. It was awesome that Terry and Joseph came up from Te Waipounamu to inspire everyone with their knowledge and input. The more we talked, the more important and

relevant whakapapa became, the more united the rōpū became. I commend the rūnanga on making available the services of the Whakapapa Unit as they uphold and uplift the iwi so much. Ka nui te mihi ki a Terry, Joseph, the local rōpū organisers and Pukekō Marae. He taonga te hui. Nā Barrie Hawkes.

Ngāi Tahu ki Kahungunu

great sense of pride present of being of Ngāi Tahu for everyone.

Tēnā koutou katoa i raro i ngā manakitanga a Te Mea Ngaro. E ngā tini aituā, e ngā tini mate e kore e mutu ngā maharatanga ki a koutou i takahia ai ki tua o te pae o mahara, nā reira haere koutou, haere koutou whakangaro atu koutou i te tirohanga tangata. Te hunga wairua ki te hunga wairua, te hunga ora ki te hunga ora nō reira he mihi atu ki a koutou katoa ngā uri o TahuPōtiki me nga hau e whā o te motu tēnā tātou katoa.

We were fortunate to have Whetu and Puamiria from the iwi present at our hui and give us an overview of our Ngāi Tahu iwi structure and what services are available to iwi members including Whai Rawa, kaumātua grants and educational grants/scholarships. They also taught us a waiata. Our hui ended with the forming of a working party to help further our aspirations of our Ngāi Tahutanga with future hui in mind, and in particular wānanga to promote whakawhanaunga amongst Ngāi Tahu ki Kahungunu.

Greetings everybody from Kahungunu. After several years of being in recess, Ngāi Tahu ki Kahungunu recently held a hui at Te Poho o Tangiianui Marae, Greenmeadows, Napier with more than 100 people in attendance. Ka mau te wehi! It was fantastic to see so many people attend and even more so to share our Ngāi Tahu whakapapa with each other. There was a

That’s it for now. Kia tau ngā manakitanga a Te Mea Ngaro ki runga i a mātou.


Kāi Tahu ki Waikato

Kia ora whānau, it’s getting close to Hui-ā-Iwi, which will be held 23 to 25 November at the Lincoln Events Centre in Christchurch. We have a small group travelling down from our taurahere rōpū and we are keen to hear from any of the whānau who are thinking about going.

Our waiata practice is going well. We have been focusing on learning Ka Kitea and Ka Tahuri, two beautiful Kāi Tahu waiata. A big thank you to Rosey Tangaroawhai who has been leading us in our sessions and Rosey, a big apology for getting your name wrong in the last issue of Te Pānui Rūnaka.

We are traveling via Jetstar from Auckland as this is the cheapest option, and we would love to have everyone travel as a group or meet up down there so if you are thinking of attending let us know.

Our next two waiata practices will be held 2 November and 30 November at 6.30pm. Come along and bring the whānau.

We have booked accommodation for 10 people at Lincoln University. The cost is $42 per night and breakfast is available at an extra $13. It’s shaping up to be an awesome weekend so do think about coming. If you are interested, please let Wendy know at wendyd@ or phone 07 824 8340. Our rōpū is planning to print tee shirts and sleeveless jackets for the Hui-ā-Iwi, which will have the name of our taurahere rōpū printed on them so we can be loud and proud!!! They should be available the week before Hui-ā-Iwi so let Wendy know if you are interested. We will also be launching a design competition to develop a design that reflects our rōpū and its Waikato location so all you artists out there, get your create juices flowing! We will print the successful design on our shirts, jackets, posters, pānui and so on. Watch out in the next pānui for the details.

Some of the crew enjoying waiata practice in Hamilton. From left Lyn King, Vivien Moke and Rosey Tangaroawhai.

Ngāi Tahu ki Horowhenua New born Fionn with big sister Waimarino.

Waiata practice

Fionn Kaitiaki Samuel Cook-Murphy was born on 1 September. A son for Sharmaine and Willie and a longawaited brother for big sister Waimarino. Ara mai anō he tētē kura.

Haere mai rā, we meet the first Sunday of each month at Tū Roa Kōhanga Reo to practice our Ngāi Tahu waiata from 11am to 1pm. A big mihi to Kotahi Mano Kāika and Nāia for providing an avenue for learning at home. Tau kē!


Hoki ki tōu maunga, kia purea koe e ngā hau o Tawhirimātea. Those of us who will attend this year’s Hui-ā-Iwi are busy making arrangements and looking forward to that fabulous event!

Christmas party

Kāi Tahu ki Horowhenua whānau will have a gettogether at Haruatai Swimming Pool in December. Ko te whakawhanaukataka te kaupapa. Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai e te iwi. Watch this space e hoa mā, more details in next month’s edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka.

Fionn and Waimarino.


Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua Have your say in the earthquake survey

will complement a Nielsen survey of 2,500 greater Christchurch residents aged 18 years and over, who were randomly selected from the electoral roll.)

Whānau, here’s your chance to influence where the resources go! You take part in the on-line wellbeing survey by visiting from 15 October to 2 November 2012.

Red Cross announces additional earthquake assistance

It’s really important we all take part in this new survey initiative as the information will help inform how funding and services are allocated So spread the word!

Whānau who received the 2012 Winter Assistance Grant will receive a second payment of $400 paid direct to their power company. This is because many people are still having difficulty with heating bills due to living in earthquake damaged houses. Applications for the Winter Assistance Grant closed on October 1 and was available to all households with earthquake damage or those who had to move to colder, damper, harder to heat accommodation.

The survey will ask you questions on your quality of life, stress, how connected you are with others, how satisfied you are with the recovery and the positive things that are happening. Results from the survey will help CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) and partner agencies identify where more support, assistance and resources are needed, as well as enhance areas that are going well. Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua and He Oranga Pounamu will also be accessing the results.

More help is available from Red Cross for people with storage bills. It will now pay a grant of up to $1000 towards earthquake-incurred storage bills upon presentation of receipts. Previously the storage grant was up to $500.

If you don’t have a computer at home, you can use one at the library or ask someone to use theirs. Survey results will be presented in the Canterbury Wellbeing Index on the CERA website in early 2013. (This ‘self-select’ survey

For more information visit the Red Cross website www. or call 0800 754 726.

Support available right now: • Free – Earthquake support – He Oranga Pounamu

• Up to $750 – The Independent Advice for

Kaitoko Whānau are available to work through any issues regarding accommodation, housing, building repairs, health and education, working with EQC and your insurance company. Call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).

Small Business grant – for small and family run businesses (under 10 employees) to access professional legal and accounting advice in relation to the effect of earthquakes on their business. Visit or call on 0800 50 50 96.

• $1000 – Funding for specialist earthquake advice (HOP) – He Oranga Pounamu has up to $1000

• Creative NZ grants – Earthquake Emergency Assistance – for artists and arts organisations, not necessarily based in Christchurch. Visit www. for more information.

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).

• Free financial advice – The Commission for

• Red Cross Earthquake Commission grants

Financial Literacy and Retirement Income – for residential red zone property owners. Visit www.

Several grants are still open: including storage, independent advice, disability, a second bereavement grant, moving and water filter assistance. For more information or to apply visit the Red Cross website or call 0800 754 726.

Nā Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua.

Please email regarding feedback and contributions.


The Office • Reo classes for parents and a tamariki programme that will take place while the adults are learning (all tamariki must be able to speak te reo and be able to handle a total immersion setting) • A chance to learn Kāi Tahu waiata/haka (old and new) • Whānau activities some time will be put aside each afternoon to do whānau activities • Night time activities to entertain the night owls.

Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) Kura Reo Kāi Tahu 2013

When: 13-18 January Where: Arowhenua Marae. Are you and/or your whānau looking for an opportunity to further develop your Māori language? Are you looking for a Māori language event that focuses on Kāi Tahu history, tikaka, dialect, whakataukī, kīwaha?

Of course we can’t give everything away so if you would like to find out more you will have to attend. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your Kāi Tahutaka and meet like-minded whānau.

If so, don’t forget to register for Kura Reo Kāi Tahu 2013. This Kotahi Mano Kāika event is aimed at Kāi Tahu iwi members/whānau at an intermediate to advanced level of te reo Māori. If this sounds like you and/or your whānau come along to Kura Reo Kāi Tahu 2013.

If this sounds like something you may be interested in, then come and join us. We are privileged to have pou reo available to support us such as Tahu Pōtiki, Hana O’Regan, Charisma Rangipunga and Lynne Te Aika and deeply appreciate the support of our esteemed kāhui kaumātua throughout this event.

With the numbers increasing every year we encourage you all to register as soon as possible. Due to the limited space available, Kāi Tahu registered iwi members will be selected first. Last year 120 attended, including more than 50 te reo- speaking tamariki!

To register, please visit to download your registration form.

So what does a usual day at Kura Reo involve? • Early morning exercise/zumba in te reo Māori for those who are interested, followed by breakfast and karakia

All registrations should be sent to Brett Lee; Email: Phone: 0800 KAI TAHU Address: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu 50 Corsair drive, Wigram, Christchurch.

Whakapapa Unit

It seems more taurahere groups may be formed in the next year. We continue to work closely with the Māori Land Court on the Silna Land in the final checking of the tīpuna names and their descendants, of the Hawea/ Wānaka Block. It is intended that the appropriate application be considered by the Māori Land Court before Christmas.

The last few months have seen all the staff of the Whakapapa Unit busy strengthening and encouraging the formation of numerous taurahere groups all around the North Island and in Brisbane, Australia too. Well attended hui have been held in Waitara, Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Gisborne, Taupō and Whakatāne – all of which have involved the presence of either Kirsty Ameriks, Joseph Hullen, Arapata Reuben or Terry Ryan.

Applications for enrolment to Ngāi Tahu continue to roll in, which keeps Kirsty very busy. We have Tania Te Karu working diligently on digitalisation of the original 1920 Whakapapa Files, some of which were damaged due to leakage after the February earthquake.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism

open every day of the year, entertaining visitors with its uniquely hands-on experience of farming. It includes a live sheep show, cow milking, NZ dog trial, and the Bowen Homestead provides lunch and dinner.

The Rotorua Westpac Business Excellence Awards, held on 5 October, gave Ngāi Tahu Tourism a great start to the month. The Agrodome business picked up the Guide Hospitality and Attractions Business Award, and then went on to be named overall Rotorua Business of the Year.

John Thorburn, chief executive of Ngāi Tahu Tourism, says the purchase of Agrodome made good business in allowing lots of linkages with Rainbow Springs and creating a vibrant hub of attractions in Rotorua.

Agrodome is the newest of the Ngāi Tahu suite of tourism attractions. It is hugely popular with the rapidly growing China market and other Asian markets. It is

Congratulations Agrodome! 25

Whenua development Mahinga kai and more. Do you have a cultural project that you, your whānau or marae wish to run? Get in touch with us to see how the Ngāi Tahu Fund may be able to help.

Calling for project applications now! The Ngāi Tahu Fund is available to Ngāi Tahu whānau, rūnanga and hapū to help vitalise, strengthen and grow Ngāi Tahutanga in particular: Whakapapa Te reo me ōna tikanga Mahi toi Whānau development

Applications close Friday 29 March 2013. Call 0800 942 472 today and find out how to apply email: or visit www.

5. Whai Rawa helps our whānau to learn important money skills for life. The great thing is, even modest regular deposits into their Whai Rawa accounts attract Matched Savings*. After looking at the table below what can we accomplish in another 6 years? Hari Huritau Whai Rawa!

6. Lastly, a table with some quick statistics. Let us see how far we have come in the last six years… (*see the 2012 Investment Statement for further details)

Oct 1, 2006

Oct 1, 2012

Number of members



Number of child members



Funds under management



Eight weeks to Christmas The good news is it only takes a few minutes to do all your Christmas shopping with Whai Rawa and the money you contribute will help your whānau to get a better education and get into home ownership.  It is a gift that will last. You can also gift your favourite whānau members a Whai Rawa Koha Certificate, available at our office in Wigram. Send us a cheque and we’ll send out the Koha Certificate on your behalf, or straight back to you. Make it easier to get your Whai Rawa matched savings in the future by setting up a weekly, fortnightly or monthly automatic payment.

Yes, Whai Rawa is six years into helping Ngāi Tahu whānau create a better future, so here are six interesting points about Whai Rawa. 1. By opening accounts for our tamariki and mokopuna, whānau have made a commitment to the future wellbeing of our young, the value of which those young ones will increasingly understand and appreciate over the years to come.   2. Tamariki can see the benefits of a good savings habit. By watching their balances increase when their statements are received every six months. Saving is a culture Ngāi Tahu have had for centuries, and we still do it!   

Matched savings for you and you whānau If you are already saving with Whai Rawa ka rawe! If you haven’t yet saved into your Whai Rawa account this year, now is the time to act! • Adult members (aged 16-64 as at 31 December 2012) need to have $200 deposited into their account in the 2012 calendar year to get full matched savings*.

3. 800 plus withdrawals at $1,300,000 to date assisting whānau in education, housing and retirement. 4. Whai Rawa needs your help. Talk with your whānau today about Whai Rawa and future goals and aspirations that you have for you, your tamariki and/ or mokopuna. There are only 3,678 under 16’s yet to enrol in Whai Rawa (or 3,678 missing out). How many of these are your whānau?

• Child members (aged under 16 as at 31 December 2012) need to have $50 deposited into their account in the 2012 calendar year to get full matched savings*.


• Elective members (aged 65 or older as at 31 December 2012) are eligible to receive Kaumātua Grants rather than Whai Rawa matched savings.

For more information on depositing with Whai Rawa, go to (Click on the ‘Save’ link), or call the Contact Centre.

* Te Rūnanga matched savings include retirement scheme contribution tax (RSCT) deducted at your own RSCT rate.

More Information For any questions or for a copy of the 2012 investment statement and application form go to www.whairawa. com, contact us on 0800 Whai Rawa (0800 942 472) or email

How to deposit into Whai Rawa: There are lots of ways you can deposit funds with Whai Rawa: • Internet banking • Over the counter payments with your ANZ deposit card • By cheque • Paypal.

Check out the Ngā Pūkenga web page for information about: • Employment opportunities • Development opportunities or scholarships such as Aoraki Bound • Conferences, workshops and seminars • Governance Appointments.

Join us on Ngā Pūkenga Ngāi Tahu

You can register your skills and experience on ‘Ngā Pūkenga’ our online database allowing us to connect you with future opportunities with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu such as current vacancies, scholarship opportunities or governance appointments.

Ngā Pūkenga is a great way to ensure you are kept in the loop in today’s fast paced world. Register by completing a brief online form. Go to www.

We can offer great opportunities to people with ambition and vision. Whether you are starting your career or are looking for your next move as an experienced professional, working for Ngāi Tahu may be the challenge you are looking for and Ngā Pūkenga is a great way to ensure you hear about the latest opportunities straight from the source.

It’s up to you to keep it current! In order for us to keep in touch with you, you need to keep your details on Ngā Pūkenga current. Updates can be sent to talent@ngaitahu.iwi

Aoraki Bound

Only 14 places per course! Mail us on: Call us on: 0800 KAI TAHU (5248248) ‘Like’ us on Facebook

Aoraki Bound is a cultural and personal development programme combining Ngāi Tahu cultural knowledge and expertise with the experience and reputation of Outward Bound in a 20-day journey-based course that builds leadership, cultural awareness and personal development. Aoraki Bound students spend 8 days at the Outward Bound facility at Anakiwa, Queen Charlotte Sound and 12 days on a hīkoi (journey) from Anakiwa to the base of Aoraki.

Check out our website - for alumni stories, forms, funding info and more.

Get involved There are only 28 places on the 2013 programmes, so apply now! 2nd Kahuru (February) 21st Kahuru (February) 3rd Kahuru-kai-paeka (March) 22nd Kahuru-kai-paeka (March)


Guided by eight fabulous tuakana mentors; Henare Te Aika-Puanaki, Tihou Weepu, Waiariki Parata Taiapa, Hana Skerrett-White, Rauhina Scott-Fyfe, Tawini White, Talia Ellison and Kerepeti Paraone drawn from the motu and led by papatipu rūnanga wisdom, Manawa Hou is an experience not to be missed. Nei rā ngā mihi e rere atu ana ki a koutou katoa, kua tautoko mai i te kaupapa o Manawa Hou. E kore e mutu ngā mihi ki a koutou mō te mahi nui, mō te mātauranga me ngā tikanga kua tohaina mai, ā, e kore rawa tēnei puna whakamihi e mimiti noa. Nō reira koutou, kai te mihi, kai te mihi, kai te mihi. Check out that magic that is Manawa Hou on Facebook for updates, photos and more! Spread the word and keep a look out for the pānui for our next hīkoi planned for early 2013.

Manawa Hou hit the ground running in Murihiku these past school holidays. This ‘your space in our place’ hīkoi targeted at senior secondary schools students was modelled on the ‘bus trips’ in the late 80s – ae its back to the future but not as we know it. The hīkoi based at Awarua took in the wonders of our whenua and the warmth of our whānau; Waituna, Waihōpai, Oue, Ōreti, Ōraka Aparima, Te Koawa Tūroa o Takitimu, Manapōuri, Te Anau, Hokonui, Mataura, Tuturau. Whanaungatanga, whakapapa, waiata and waka ama – what a way to spend your kura holidays – reconnecting with our reo, our tikanga, our whenua and each other. 

Criteria Students must be in years 11, 12 or 13 in 2013, registered with Ngāi Tahu, demonstrate leadership potential for their community and be committed to the kaupapa of Manawa Hou.


Celebrating our success – Matakahi Cadetships

Ngāi Tahu has long recognised the importance of education and consistently invested in it over a long period of time. Education grants, scholarships and programmes have long been a tribal priority.  

Applications are now open for Matakahi Cadetships.

Matakahi means a wedge, used to describe our kaupapa to support the growth of future Ngāi Tahu business leaders, strong in both their culture and in commerce. Matakahi are commercially focused iwi cadetships for Ngāi Tahu tertiary students. The are funded by Ngäi Tahu Holdings Corporation.

Ngāi Tahu Holding Group’s ambitious aspirations for growth and performance maximisation, coupled with inter-generational stewardship of iwi assets creates a human resource demand which we need to plan for – now. For more information go to the website: www. or call 0800 524 8248.

Matakahi is a multi-year support package that includes; fees, pastoral care, holiday work within Ngāi Tahu businesses, an experienced commercial mentor and cultural wānanga.

Matakahi applications close 31st March 2013.

Pānui Ngāi Tahu kids enjoy first ski experience at Porters

Earlier in September a class of students from St Albans School in Christchurch were given the opportunity to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time courtesy of Ngāi Tahu, He Oranga Pounamu and Porters Ski Area.

A hot chocolate from the Porters cafe helped warm up and recharge batteries, before it was back on the bus and off down Porters Pass to Christchurch. Porters looks forward to working again with Ngāi Tahu on the programme, which will continue in coming seasons, to bring more young Cantabrians to the snow for the first time.

The selected class was comprised of kids from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, including some young Ngāi Tahu, many of whom have been adversely affected by the recent earthquakes in Christchurch during 2010 and 2011. The partnership between Ngāi Tahu and Porters is designed to offer these young people an opportunity to try snow sports and enjoy the outdoors together, while also bringing the two organisations closer together given existing synergies. A spectacular return to winter conditions greeted the students as they arrived at the ski area, providing fantastic conditions for them to begin learning with international instructors from the Porters Snow Sports School. An encouraging morning saw all students doing well and progressing to the intermediate area for the afternoon session.


Ngā Ratonga Hauora Māori, Māori Health Service supports hospital patients and their whānau patients are being discharged from hospital.

Going into hospital can be a worrying time for tūroro/patients, and their whānau/family but Ngā Ratonga, Hauora Māori, the Māori Health Service, is there to help. The Māori Health Service operates in the Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women’s Hospital campuses of Te Poari Hauora o Waitaha, Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). The well-being of Te Iwi Māori is their concern and they provide awhina/support to patients and their whānau while they are using the hospitals, assisting them so that their journey through the hospital system is as smooth as possible. Māori Health Services Kaiārahi/ Team Leader, Eru Waiti, says a member of the team can be present, with the patient’s permission, at hospital appointments and consultations. “We get daily lists of all patients admitted to hospital who have identified as Māori or Pacific. We go through these every morning and allocate one of our team to each person. We visit these patients every day, or as much as we can and try to support them in whatever way possible, especially with our elderly, who are often unsure of what the doctors and nurses are telling them.” “Some patients want to see someone who is fluent in Te Reo,” he says. “At a patient’s request we can contact the patient’s whānau and provide community services information that may be of use when


“We may also be able to assist with low cost accommodation at Te Whare Mahana, which is on the Christchurch Hospital grounds and has marae style accommodation for those who have travelled from 100km or more outside the Christchurch area.” The team works closely with social workers. In the case of death the team are there to support whānau. They also support CDHB staff with advice on caring for Māori and provide cultural training. The team has a good rapport with clinical staff on the ward and received many positive comments from patients and their whānau about the support they have received, Eru Waiti says. The Māori Health Service was established in 2007 and has eight staff. A kaumātua, Ted Te Hae, has recently been appointed and the team includes a Pouwhakaako Hauora Māori /Educator, Iranui Stirling. Staff are assigned to several areas of the hospital including the Emergency Department, the Mortuary, Child Health, Sexual Health and Oncology. The wider Māori health team also includes a Māori diabetes clinical nurse specialist, Māori chaplains, Diabetes Māori health worker, Māori Health promoters and Māori health team members at Hillmorton, Burwood and at the Older Persons Specialist Health Services at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

Papa kāika housing on Māori land – progress update

Next steps after the formalisation of the operational policy, land owners can expect: • Engagement from district councils in order to discuss new local rules which enable papa kāika housing on your lands. • District councils are required to have these legally binding rules in place within three years of the Environment Canterbury regional policy statement becoming operative. • Council engagement under the policy will sit primarily with landowners directly via the legal representatives of the various landowners.

Local government policy development for housing on Māori land is at a turning point. The Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has been working at steadily lowering the barriers to the utilisation of Māori land faced by whānau owners. Changes to the Environment Canterbury regional policy statement now provide for the development of papa kāika housing on Māori lands. These new policies are now at a point at which they are beyond legal challenge.

This project has been facilitated by Toitū Te Kāinga, the Ngāi Tahu regional economic development team for the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. We would like to thank the supporting statements of Dr Te Maire Tau and Ms Raewyn Solomon, statements particularly noted in the Commissioner’s report to Environment Canterbury.

What this means for Māori land owners is: • District and city councils will be required to engage Māori landowner groups directly and develop new rules, which provide for and enable the development of housing on Māori land. • Owner groups will not require expensive subdivisions of lands in order to build multiple dwellings. • Owners will not need to alienate or sell their land interests in order to build. • This effects all Māori land within the Environment Canterbury boundaries, including Kaikōura, Horomaka and Tuahiwi through to Waihao.

For further information please contact Ben Te Aika Development Advisor Toitū Te Kāinga.

Ariana Tikao’s new album and launch – Dust To Light

experimentation. This album presents crystalline vocals and spacious meditative song structures with sparse, lush instrumental enhancement. Ariana alternates from English to te reo – in particular the Kāi Tahu dialect. The album was recorded at the Surgery Studio in Wellington, and co-produced by Ariana, Ben Lemi Wood and Lee Prebble who also engineered the album. Musicians featuring on the album are Ariana on vocals, taoka puoro and appalachian dulcimer; Ben Lemi Wood on guitar, drums, percussion, backing vocals and bass; Alistair Fraser on taoka puoro; Brooke Singer on Nord keyboard; and Charley Davenport on cello. Ariana has also just launched a new music video for Te Heke, her mesmerising waiata about whakapapa. The video was made by Louise Potiki Bryant (also of Kāi Tahu descent) and was filmed primarily at Ōnuku Marae, featuring the stunning landscape of Banks Peninsula. You can see the video on Ariana’s website or on You Tube.

Ariana Tikao.

Kāi Tahu singer-songwriter Ariana Tikao will launch her new album From Dust to Light at Te Papa on Saturday 3 November, at 1pm, and at Hui-ā-iwi on Friday, 23 November, then at the Dux Live in Christchurch on Sunday, 25 November (early evening). She will also play at a fundraiser in Melbourne on Sunday 18 November. It has been four years since Ariana’s last solo album, Tuia, which received great praise at home and abroad.

Ariana will be accompanied at her launch concerts by Ben Lemi Wood and Alistair Fraser for her New Zealand shows, and Oakley Grenell in Melbourne. From Dust to Light was funded by Creative New Zealand and you can buy the album through Ariana’s website as well as in traditional retail outlets.

Ariana’s highly anticipated release From Dust To Light was inspired by the devastating earthquake in Christchurch.

For more information, contact Ariana at horomaka@ or check her website For information about the Melbourne show contact

From Dust To Light is more of a crossover album after Tuia showcased Ariana’s stylistic development and


Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given to the 17th annual general meeting of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust. The meeting will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 22 November at the Wigram Office, Christchurch.

Seeking descendants of Tukuwaha and William Thomas from the Neck, Stewart Island.

Please Contact Anne Thomas-Whippy (Secretary) Ph: 03 216 5556. Or write to: 189 Regent Street, Heidelberg, Invercargill, 9812.

Family names would be Thomas, Simon and Flint. This is to ascertain ownership rights of the Jacobs River Hundred: Sections - 67, 68, 70A, 70B, 71, 72, 73 and 74,

Waimumu Trust – owners

This notice has been placed on behalf of the Trustees of The Waimumu Trust.

We are trying to update our database for a proposed annual general meeting early in 2013. If you have not heard from us it means we do not have your current correct contact details on record.

Email: Address: C/- P Manning, PO Box 1906, Christchurch Mobile: 021 232 679.

For those of you that we do have addresses for, we also require a current email address if you have one. Email is more cost effective and allows us to make savings on mailouts. Your information will remain confidential and will allow us to stay in touch with you.

Land dividends

We would like to locate the following land owners for the Rakaia 2058 Section 2 Ahu Whenua Trust: Mr Barry Barton Mr Douglas Henry McLenagan Ms Hine R Ryland Ms Cherie Guthrie 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. 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: 32

The passport has a strong focus on Māori culture and preparation for work while also bringing in industry and Māori trade mentors to inspire students. The He Toki students complete the work readiness passport alongside their pre-trade training course. They learn basic job search skills such as preparing a CV; personal skills such as the importance of time management; and also worksite skills.

In September Te Mairiki Williams and Eruera Tarena led a new intake of He Toki students on a hīkoi around wāhi tapu sites in the centre of Christchurch. The students visited Te Hononga (Christchurch City Council), a building partially owned by Ngāi Tahu Property, and heard the kōrero about Ross Hemera’s art work in the windows. They also looked at an old urupā site that is now a car park and ended the hīkoi at Tautahi Park.

The concept draws on the unique He Toki partnership between tertiary, industry and iwi. Te Rūnanga ensured the passport was embedded in Māoritanga and linked the students into Māori trade mentors. Hawkins Construction worked with industry to help define what employers were looking for. The Centre for Māori and Pacifika Achievement at CPIT has turned this definition of work readiness into a programme to support Māori achievement and progression into the construction industry.

Anaru Rihare Hala Joseph, a 19-year-old who started He Toki in September, said the hīkoi around the wāhi tapu sites taught him a lot. “I never knew how much land of Ōtautahi that Ngāi Tahu actually had and now they are trying to regain it and I think that’s awesome. It has taught me so much more about the tikanga of being a Māori and what it is to have that on your shoulders,” said Anaru.

The work readiness passport will become a key component of He Toki to help support more Māori into successful careers in the rebuild of Canterbury. He Toki is a 12 to 14 week Māori pre-trade training course that Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and industry partners launched last year. The courses cover pretrade programmes in carpentry, painting and decorating, plasterboard, plumbing and drain laying.

Anaru is thrilled to be in the course and hopes he can do his bit in the rebuild of Ōtautahi. “Ōtautahi is looking up, but it’s up to us to create a better future and pass that on to the next generation.”

The students are taught at CPIT’s Trades and Innovation campus and learn in a cultural environment, which involves tikanga and use of te reo.

This hīkoi was part of the He Toki work readiness passport, learning about Ngāi Tahutanga, so that when the students graduate, they have some understanding about the importance of these sites around the city.

If you or someone you know is interested in doing He Toki please contact David Taogaga at CPIT on david. or call 0800 24 24 76. Don’t hesitate next year’s courses are filling up fast.

The work readiness passport is a checklist of practical skills which enable He Toki students to prepare for employment.

Anaru Joseph with Eruera Tarena at Tautahi Park.

September intake of He Toki students at Tautahi park.


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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 35

Whakaahua Tトォpuna/Whト]au

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TPR October 2012  

TPR October 2012, Ngai Tahu, Te Panui Runaka

TPR October 2012  

TPR October 2012, Ngai Tahu, Te Panui Runaka