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Whä August 2010

He Kete nā Tui Falwasser no Ngāi Tūāhuriri

Tēnei marama

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Puaka Önuku, p13

KMK Reo Award Winners, p24

Nä te Kaiwhakahaere

My feeling is that while there is still a way to go, the work we are undertaking through our tribal saving scheme, Whai Rawa, and other initiatives is having a positive effect on our people. Finally, I wish to report on my meetings with the Special Rapporteur during his recent visit to New Zealand. The United Nation’s Special Rapporteur, Professor James Anaya, is responsible for promoting and reporting on the human rights situation of indigenous people internationally. In 2005, Professor Anaya’s predecessor, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, issued a powerful report on the human rights situation of Māori. This month’s visit was a follow-up to that report and an opportunity for the Special Rapporteur to meet with government, iwi and hapū, academics and human rights organisations. He was particularly interested in the findings from the 2005 visit, which included human rights concerns around constitutional issues, Treaty settlements, iwi/hapū rights to lands and natural resources, criminal justice issues and social justice issues; and the foreshore and seabed issue and the Government’s model for replacing the 2004 Act. I was able to meet Professor Anaya as part of the Ministerial Taskforce at an informal dinner hosted by Hon Dr Pita Sharples, and also at an iwi hui hosted by Ngāpuhi chairman Sonny Tau and Ngāti Whatua chairwoman Naida Glavish, where I was asked to speak on behalf of the Iwi Leaders Forum about the foreshore and seabed issue. In the media, the Special Rapporteur has stated that he will be raising concerns about the Treaty settlement process in his report to the United Nations on New Zealand. He believes that while some progress has been made on the recommendations of his predecessor’s report to repeal the Foreshore and Seabed Act, there are clearly problems with the way claims may be settled.

He huia kaimanawa, he manukura o te iwi Nāhau te ara i para, kia eke panuku te iwi E kore rawa mātou e wareware E moe, e moe, e oki e Last month saw the sudden and sad passing of Te Pura o te Rangi Parata. Pura was a well-known rangatira amongst us – treasured and highly respected he will be greatly missed. Our kaumātua were well represented at the recent blessing of the new Christchurch Civic Building. The building has been named Te Hononga by the late Tāua Ruahine Crofts, who chose the name to reflect the union and partnership between Ngāi Tahu and the Christchurch City Council. The building is a key long-term investment for the tribe, which half owns the building and so will receive half the rent over a substantial period of time. It is a good example of an iwi-public partnership. Iwi ownership or part ownership of core Crown and local government assets reflects long-term economic aspirations and long-term usage requirements on behalf of iwi and the public institution involved. Also this month, another important tribal event was the release of the results of the ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey. The results reveal that the financial knowledge of iwi members is on a par with the general New Zealand population. Of those Ngāi Tahu surveyed, 40% had high financial knowledge compared to 43% for the general New Zealand population, 31% had medium financial knowledge compared to 26% of the New Zealand population and 29% of Ngāi Tahu had low financial knowledge compared to 31% of the broader population. The event was attended by the Hon Dr Pita Sharples and visiting international financial education expert Professor Elaine Kempson, both of whom expressed their support for our efforts to gather such data.

Kaikōura Rūnanga

Rā whānau August: Ada Clarke, Marcus Solomon, Awhina Manawatu, Aroha Boyd, Pania Taylor, Tia Timms, Nathan Boyd, Shiloh Hall, Mary Watson, Miriama Watson, Meihana Mason, Tapiha Mason, Justin Solomon, James Mason, and Kylie Mason. September: Ma-rea Clayton, Raymond Clayton, Jackie Te Wani, Justin Solomon, Che Solomon, Miri Furlong, Te Amo Solomon, Te Auhia Solomon, Lesleyanne Morgan, Ramari Ruhe, Rana Edgerton, Hari Manawatu, Suzanne King, Tina Smith, Mark Solomon, Hariata Manawatu, Raki Solomon

Champion for Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Mäui. Te Auhia competed against four others at Queen Charlotte College, Picton. Whānau, friends and supporters in the audience performed a haka before Te Auhia took the stage, much to the surprise of event organisers and Te Auhia. In his speech, Ko töku oranga, ko täku mahi hï ika – My substance comes from my ability to go fishing, Te Auhia talked about his profound love of fishing and he honoured his tïpuna and his whakapapa, acknowledging their contributions in the first section of his speech. He spoke about his grandfather, Wiremu Te Haere Solomon, who inspired his love of fishing; made reference to the BNZ and Whale Watch advertisement and acknowledged Takahanga Marae.

Ngā Manu Kōrero Champion First-time contestant Te Auhia Solomon has been crowned the regional junior Māori Ngä Manu Kōrero


tree, which is about 500 years old, was well worth the scramble and with our obvious excitement, Philip was able to talk us into exploring further.

He is the first contestant from Kaikōura High School to compete in 27 years. “I’m proud of winning and I loved it,” said Te Auhia. “Everyone has supported me, I want to thank Matua Les, my whānau and supporters, Whale Watch and BNZ,” he said. Now he has the chance to become a national champion, one of only two South Island representatives to compete against 40 competitors at the National Ngä Manu Kōrero Competition in Dunedin this September. Photo: Te Au)

Canterbury Rugby

To his and our surprise we stumbled across a matai that he aged around 500 to 600 years old. It also had the bark taken off and he suspected it would be for the same purpose. Philip described the scarring as a “phenomenon”. The use of this word acted as a tonic for our tiring bodies and we were spurred on to go further up the mountain where we came across a true taonga – a 900-year-old tötara tree with an interesting scar. The bark had been taken off the tree approximately 400 to 500 years earlier. The scar was about 20 feet high and three feetwide, and the cut was made in the shape of the inside of a waka. As the tree grew it had slowly rotted from the area where the bark had been taken. This tree would have been handed down a whakapapa line until the canoe was ready to be felled. It appears that line left the area at some point, leaving the waka tree growing to this day.

Congratulations to our own Takerei Norton who made the Canterbury Rugby Team. Ka pai Taks!

From left: Mike, Maurice, Hama Jnr and Corey Manawatu under the matai tree.

Tahu FM Tahu FM is now broadcasting in the Kaikōura rohe on 90.7, so tune in whānau and support the kaupapa.

Congratulations Lorraine Congratulations to our whanaunga Lorraine Hawke, who has been successful in securing a position in Wellington as the Workforce Solution Portfolio Manager for Te Rau Matatini . Te Rau Matatini is funded through the Ministry of Health to look at career pathways for Māori. Her role is to manage the portfolios of the project managers. Lorraine has been advising on projects for Te Rau Matatini for the past two years. Her new role is to develop competencies for the Whānau Ora practitioners.

Waka Tötara On Sunday 18 July, a group consisting of Maurice, Mike, Corey and Hama Jnr Manawatu met with Dr Philip Simpson and his assistant Maggie Atkinson to search for some hidden gems in the Kaikōura ngahere. On a previous visit Philip found a tötara tree that had had its bark removed, which was used to preserve birds. He wanted to show us the scarring that was still evident today. He failed to mention the journey was uphill with no track, so we were certainly following in our ancestors’ footsteps and not on one of the nice DOC walkways we’ve become accustomed to. Sighting the Maurice Manawatu with the tötara tree.

We attended Lorraine’s poroporoaki a few weeks ago and were overwhelmed by the comments people made about her. It is obvious she carries her Mum’s mantle, and people were very sad to see her go. It was quite emotional, which speaks volumes about her as a person and a practitioner. She was not very happy about us doing this small piece for Te Pānui, in fact we gave her no choice – success has to be acknowledged. We are very, very proud of her and we echo the common themes said on the day of her poroporoaki – go and learn what you need to in Welllington and then come home to us with those skills, where they are also needed.


Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Rangatahi profile

Ngā Mate Our condolences go to the Tauwhare Whānau in Christchurch and Arahura for their recent and tragic loss of Laurie Tauwhare. Arohanui ki a koutou.

Name: Chance Barry James Beckett-Ria D.O.B: 10/10/93 AGE: 16yrs Mätua: Neihana Beckett, Alexandra Ria Mätua Tïpuna: Nora McQuarrie (nee Mason), Hank Beckett, Barry Ria, Margaret Ria (nee Hanara) Tuahine: Haara Tarumaitawhiti Ria Teina: Kereopa Rapihana Hawaikirangi Frantano Ria

Rā Whānau Happy Birthday to: • John Tauwhare 8 August • Kyle Parker 29 August • Alex Robinson 23 August • Tamara Liu (21yrs) 4 July • Three Te Tai o Poutini Ngāti Waewae tāua celebrated their birthdays in the month of May with a combined total of 223 years between them!

Iwi: Poutini Käi Tahu, Ngä Ruahine, Rongowhakaata Hapū: Kāti Waewae, Inuawai, Ruapani Sports: Rugby, Kapa Haka, Touch Hobbies: Rugby, Kapa Haka, Touch, Music, Guitar, Sax, Piano, Drums Achievements: School First XV, Best Male Leader Secondary Schools Kapa Haka 2008, Performed at National Level Kapa Haka since 2002 Quote: “Courage knows no defeat!”


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Mau Räkau/Hip Hop Wänanga A successful weekend wänanga organised by Te Tuteraki Whanoa Trust was held for our young girls to learn about both traditional Māori weaponary and hip hop dance. The girls enjoyed learning tï räkau, patu, mau räkau, a haka and a hip hop dance routine. The girls were also taken down to the old Arahura Bridge for a photo shoot. They all had hair and makeup done and were photographed. A hängi was also provided by Te Tuteraki Whanoa Trust on the last day of the wänanga for the girls who participated and their whānau. A big thank you to Te Tuteraki Whanoa Trust, the tutors Jerry Pu and Chantal Tumahai, the cooks Nelly, Aunty Missy and Naomi, all the helpers, parents and the young girls of course!

Ngāti Waewae täua having their monthly blood pressure and sugar levels checked by Fergus Bryant’ a Rata Te Āwhina Trust DSM nurse. Healthy Eating Healthy Activity program co-ordinator Ursula Tainui said the täua were very keen to keep themselves healthy and more active. They met every Wednesday for the past 18 months to keep in tip-top condition. Tumeke täua way to go!


A Mau Rākau Wānanga was held during the last week of school for students attending Greymouth High School. This was organised by the Ministry of Education in conjunction with Te Tuteraki Whanoa Trust. This was the first wänanga to include girls in the training of mau rākau which is generally reserved for boys. Many of the students attending were part of the school’s kapa haka

group. They were eager to learn, use traditional Māori weapons and share some of their own waiata and haka with the tutors. The day went well with many students wanting more of these wänanga.

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Ōtautahi, Te Hokinga Mai, Hip-Hop performance. In mid-July, the Māori Fusion girls travelled to Ōtautahi to perform a hip-hop Māori fusion routine at the closing of Te Hokinga Mai. They also had the opportunity to work in a dance studio with tutor Chantal Tumahai. Many of the whānau attending the ceremony were very impressed with the girls’ performance. Arohanui to Missy Campbell and Jools Tumahai for driving the girls over, taking care of them and giving them heaps of support.

South Island Secondary School Netball Tournament This year Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae sponsored one of our rangatahi to participate in the SISS netball tournament held in Ōtautahi between 5 and 7 July. Ariana Tamainu was selected to play for the Westland High School, year-9 netball team. The tournament took place at Hagley Park in Christchurch. The girls played hard against year-9 and 10 girls from around the South Island, winning three games, drawing one and losing three.


Ariana was very grateful the rūnanga sponsored her, which allowed her to experience netball at a higher level.

Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga Activities Update

Hokitika Netball

Marae Development Project Construction of stage one of the Marae Development Project is due to start in August. This allows for the Papatipu Rūnanga office, ablutions, a wharemoe/ meeting room that sleeps about 25 people, a small kitchen, outdoor court yard with outdoor cooker, kaimoana and vege preparation/cooking area and car parking. The courtyard will have a canopy and sides that can be used on our extremely hot sunny days, or our very wet winter days. We hope this stage of the project will be completed by January 2011.

Every Saturday our young girls have been heading down to the courts for a game of netball. Many of the whānau also help out with coaching, refereeing or even just supporting on the sidelines. Below are a few photos of the whānau support and the girls themselves. Also a big congratulations to Ngawai Weepu and Te Amo Tamainu for being selected to play for the under 13-Hokitika Representative Netball team.

A meeting will be held 11am, 21 August, Arahura Whare Wänanga to discuss the Tukutuku project for the marae. All Ngāti Waewae whānau are welcome the meeting is to be facilitated by Ranui Ngarimu.

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Te Tuteraki Whanoa Trust The trust is calling for students who are planning on beginning or have begun tertiary or other educational study. We are keen to know where you are and what you are doing, so that we can build a database of individuals who we may be able to offer support to in the future. Scholarships will be available later in the year. If you would like to add your name and details to our database, please phone the rūnanga office 03 756 8088, email simone@ngā Cultural materials All Ngäi Tahu whānui/rūnanga wishing to access all


cultural materials within Ngāti Waewae takiwā, Please forward particulars to the rūnanga secretary, Lisa Tumahai, PO Box 37, Hokitika, or alternatively e-mail the rūnanga chairman: francios@ngā

second month, Arahura Whare Wananga, 11am, meeting dates – 15 August, AGM 31 October. Kāti Waewae Trust meetings All trust meetings are held the second Saturday of every second month, the next meeting is 14 August, AGM 30 October.

Calendar of Meetings Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga All rūnanga meetings are the second Sunday of every

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou! Kai te mihi atu, kai te taki atu ki kā tini mate o kā marama nō nā noa nei. He mihi poroporoaki tēnei ki a rātou katoa kua hīkoi atu ki tua o te ärai ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna. Nō reira, e kā mate huhua o ia whānau, ia hapū, ia iwi, haere haere, haere atu rā.

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Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Kā mihi rā whānau! Birthday greetings!

One particularly memorable event was the “first outing” of a korowai made by Peg Sheedy’s moko Michelle. Michelle generously gifted this beautiful taoka to the whānau to use on special occasions, and few will forget the emotion and pride felt by all, as Thomas, who was the first to wear this wonderful cloak, had the korowai placed on him. For once he was lost for words! It was the largest gathering of the descendents of “Ma” Rochford since her funeral in 1985 and many agreed with the sentiments, “how wonderful it was to get together for such a happy occasion”.

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Täua Lena Reardon (Breslin/Vincent) Mō taku hē. In the last edition, we missed including a picture of Täua Lena to accompany our piece about her 93rd birthday celebrations earlier this year. Whānau and friends from all over the country gathered in Hokitika on Saturday 24 July to celebrate the 80th birthday of Thomas Rochford. Thomas grew up at Makaawhio (Jacobs River) and is a great, great grandson of our tipuna Te Koeti Tūranga.

Kā whakamihi atu Congratulations

From left: Uncle Paul Greer, Jennifer (sister), Aunty Val Henry, Janet (mum), Adrian, Brendon (dad), Gerrard (brother) and Aunty Barbara.

Thomas has been a deer hunter, gold miner, whitebaiter, farmer, bushman and remains one of our classic “West Coast personalities”, who is always the life of the party. His reputation remains intact and this party will go down in whānau folklore for many reasons!

Congratulations to Adrian Wilson who was recently sworn in as a barrister and solicitor in Wellington. Adrian


is pictured here between his proud parents Brendon and Yvonne Wilson and other members of his whānau. Kua eke a Adrian ki te taumata o te pae. Ka mau te wehi!

seconded by registered members of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Inc and require the nominee (who must be a registered member) to sign the form agreeing to stand for the nominated position. Additionally, the nominee must attend the rūnanga Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) to be eligible to stand for the position for which they have been nominated.

Hui-ā-Tau Rūnanga AGM Members of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Inc are again advised that our Rūnanga Hui-ä-Tau (AGM) is to be held on Saturday, 25 September, commencing at 9.30 am in our Whare Tīpuna, Kaipo, Te Tauraka Waka a Māui marae, Maitahi (Bruce Bay).

Profiles of the candidates will be available on our website on Wednesday 22 September for those able to access the Internet.

Pānui Agenda 1. Mihimihi and Karakia 2. Kai te noho - Members Present 3. Tuku aroha - Apologies 4. Kā mate 5. Mahi ā whare - Housekeeping 6. Mīniti - Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting held 24 September 7. Mea kä puta - Matters arising 8. Pūroko Pūtea - Annual financial accounts 9. Appointment of Auditor 10. Pūroko - Reports 11. Pōtitanga Rūnanganui - Executive Committee Elections 12. Mahi whānui - General business

Voting Process As has been the practice followed since 2003, ballot papers will be printed based on valid nomination forms received within deadline. The ballot papers will be taken to the Hui-ā-Tau (AGM), where they will be distributed to registered members attending the meeting during the “Election of Officers” portion of the Agenda. Scrutineers will be appointed on the day to count ballot paper votes. Constitution Review By now rūnanga members will have received a copy of the re-drafted rūnanga constitution. The re-draft has been completed taking into account feedback received from members over the last four years and through two main consultation phases, both with extended consultation timeframes. There will be a special general hui held to coincide with Hui-ā-Tau weekend to ratify changes being proposed.

All rūnanganui (executive) positions excluding the two Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (TRoNT) representative positions are open for election at this year’s Hui-a-Tau.

If you have not received a copy, we may have an incorrect address for you, please contact the office on 0800 955 007 or by e-mail: to access a copy.

Please note: The TRoNT positions have been elected under a separate election process carried out earlier this year through postal ballot Election Process. Nominations are being called for the following positions open for election at this year’s Hui-ā-Tau (AGM): Upokorūnanga Deputy Upoko Kaiwhakahaere Chairperson Kaiwhakahaere tuarua Deputy Chairperson Kaipütea Treasurer Kaituhituhi Secretary Mema Executive ordinary members (4)

West Coast Marine Protection Forum Recently the West Coast Marine Protection Forum met with the Minister of Fisheries Hon Phil Heatley and Conservation Minister Hon Kate Wilkinson to present their report containing recommended options for protected marine areas here on Te Tai o Poutini. Our representative to the West Coast Marine Protection Forum, Richard Wallace, joined a delegation from the Te Tai o Poutini and advised that their presentation was well received. They hope to have a decision soon. Mātātahi Young people Remember to check out matatahi to access our survey. Completion deadline is 31 August.

Nomination Process Nominations must be submitted in writing on the Rūnanganui (Executive) Nomination Form available from the office (phone 0800 955 007) and our website (in pdf form)

Mātauraka Māhaki ki Makaawhio Secondary School Grant Our Secondary School Grants will remain open until 1 September. Please visit our website: www.makaawhio. to download the application form.

Nomination forms must be in the hands of the Tumuaki by 4pm Tuesday 21 September to be eligible. To be deemed valid, nominations can only be made and


Maramataka dates The following rūnanganui (executive) meetings dates set for the rest of the year. Marama (Mth) Rima (Sept) Ono (Oct) Whitu (Nov) Waru (Dec)

Rā (Date) 25/09/10 02/10/10 06/11/10 04/12/10

set, along with further information. If you are interested in attending, please check our website, or contact the office and we will let you know confirmed dates as soon as we know.

Kai whea? (Where) Marae Hui-ā-tau (AGM) Hokitika Hokitika Marae

Hīkoi Whakatipu We are in the planning stages for a trip down to Whakatipu Waitai from 3-7 October. There are limited spaces available but we are calling for “Expressions of interest” (EOI) from Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio members who are 16 years of age or older, of a reasonable fitness level (need to be able to walk for around 8 hours) and available from 3-7 October.

Generally meetings start at 9.30am when held in Hokitika (at the rūnanga office) and 9.00am when held at the marae. Members are welcome to attend any meeting but should check with the office to ensure there have not been any changes to the schedule.

Manaakitaka We will be hosting Te Pukenga Atawhai, which is a DOC training course focused on Te Ao Türoa, the natural environment from a Māori perspective from 23-27 August. We are inviting Kāti Māhaki whānau who wish to help us to host this event to contact the office as potential kaimahi.

Other dates/events to note: Māra Marae (Marae Gardens) Our next working bee is to be held on 14-15 Wha (August) when we will erect the second tunnel house, prepare the raised beds, plant our potato boxes, construct our watering system and build a new wood box. Check out the next edition of TPR for an update on how our Māra Marae is developing!

Do we have your correct contact details? Please contact the office on 0800 955 007 or by e-mail to keep your contact details up to date

Wānaka Pounamu We will be confirming a date for this wānaka shortly. The date will be posted on our website as soon as it has been

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora!

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke

He Mate Thanks to Uncle Pura Parata for the many moments you have shared with us over the last few weeks in particular: in the kitchen, over a cup of tea, at the sink, or just sitting around in the wharekai observing. You have left us all with lots of wonderful memories.

Why not take an hour (just one hour) out of your busy, hectic, demanding sometimes crazy schedules and come down to the wharekai for some waiata re-inforcing who we are, where we come from, where we are today and hope to be in the future. Our latest practice was awesome – our wharekai was full to overflowing. Every Sunday from 2pm to 3pm. Karawhiua!

Rā Whānau Ngā mihi to all whose birthdays fall in the months of August and September, including Paula Rakena-Jerard, Shane Laffey, Felicity Phillips, Rangimaria Takurua, Auntie Omaha Hawkings, Dudley Couch, Benjie Guthrie, Tui Timihou, Melville Rehu, Tania Tikao, Thom Dell, Auntie Reihana Parata, and Auntie Mamae Warnes, Charmaine Lee, Rachael Rakena, Uncle Hori Briggs, Uncle Kena Rakena, Rangimaria Suddaby, Honey Barlow.

Tïpuna Whare Opening We wish Gail Gordon well as she takes on the role of project co-ordinator for our opening. It is Gail’s task to identify and co-ordinate all components, and arrangements are well underway. For those who may have missed the date, here it is once again, note it down on your calendar or in your diary now Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November.

Congratulations to Rangitane Thompson for making the Under-13 Canterbury League Team once again.

It will help us with our planning, if we knew the numbers attending in advance. So whānau if you are coming can you please let us know. If you are able to help us with some mahi, give us an indication, along with your contact details so that Gail can put you on her list of helpers. RSVP by: 30 September either to the Rāpaki office or to Gail at gail.rapaki@paradise.

Sunday Rāpaki Waiata Kapa Haka Practice Haere mai koutou, täua, pöua, pakeke, rangatahi, tamariki, mokopuna, tätou katoa, we have a lot of practising to do to get ready for the Ngäi Tahu Festival, Te Atakura in October, which this year is being held over at the Aotea Centre, Burnside High School, and which this year Räpaki is hosting! Then there is what will be for many, the “once-in-a-lifetime” opening of our new Rāpaki Tïpuna Whare on 27 and 28 November.

Wähine Ātaahua We have a small handful of dedicated wāhine who come


Independent Director Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd is a charitable company established as the investment arm of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga to provide a secure investment policy to increase the value of Te Pütea Tautoko for the benefit of its shareholder. There is currently a vacancy on the board for an independent director. A position description is available from the Rāpaki office upon request. All suitably qualified persons with specialist financial knowledge, business acumen and strategic insight are invited to either register their interest by email to the Rāpaki office; phone 328 9415 or apply in writing to independent director vacancy, PO Box 107, Lyttelton 8841.

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Charitable Funds Grants We welcome applications from non-profit organisations or individuals who are involved in activities within the Rāpaki takiwā in the areas of health, welfare, environment, youth, religious, arts and culture. To apply just complete an application (these are available from the Rāpaki office) and either forward with supporting documentation to PO Box 107 Lyttelton 8840 or bring along to the administrator by 30 September.

Joining our Rāpaki Täua Te Whe Phillips for a photo opportunity are two visiting wāhine, Kaa Daniels from Rotorua and Maata Wilson from Australia.

Notice of Anual General Meetings Please note the annual general meetings of Te Poho o Tamatea Limited and Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Incorporated will be held on Sunday 12 September from 9am. Finally, don’t forget Monday night te reo Māori with Brett

Around the kitchen table the kōrero flows.

Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata Greetings! Well Matariki heralds in many changes, some good, some not so good and some heartbreaking. Among the good was the KMK 10-year-celebration and inaugural Te Reo Manukura (Champion) Award. Among the not so good are the random “hearty” frosts (you know what I’m talking about). And sadly among the heartbreaking was the sad and sudden passing of Täua Ruahine “Aunty Rua” Crofts and Pōua Pura o te Rangi “Uncle Pura” Parata, auē te mamae, ka hotu, ka haku e. Both will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved them, thoughts turn to their whānau to whom we extend out heartfelt aroha. Nō reira koutou o te huka wairua haere atu rā, moe mai rā i kā peka o tō tātou nei Ūkaipō. Mā te Atua koutou katoa e manaaki e tiaki. Apiti hono tātai hono rātou ki a rātou ka moe, āpiti hono tātai hono tātou te huka ora ka noho, pai marire!

Rūnaka Meetings A reminder our rūnaka meetings are 10am on the second Sunday of the month at the marae. Please contact the office should you have any questions. Marae Bookings If anyone would like to book the marae please contact the office for details. Koukourarata Te Reo Manukura Congratulations are extended to Nani-Pera and Te Kerei Moka for receiving the Pā Whakawairua Award for Koukourarata. This dynamic sister and brother team attended Aranui High, studying te reo Māori under the tutorage of Tihi Puanaki. During Nani-Pera’s senior years she attended the “He Kākano” course at CPIT. Nani-Pera and Te Kerei have attended Kura Reo since leaving secondary school. Both have performed for senior Christchurch kapa haka


such as Te Kotahitanga and Ngā Manu a Tāne. Attending and supporting many kaupapa Māori events including festivals in support and promotion of te reo.

In 2001 Te Kerei was selected to attend the United Nations (UN) as a youth delegate and was selected again to travel to the UN in 2007 as a youth ambassador, following which he was made a youth ambassador of Aranui for 2007. Over the past 3 years they have tutored the Koukourarata whānau kapa haka writing and recording waiata to help their whānau learn more about themselves and their language. The second and third in their whānau of seven children, Nani-Pera and Te Kerei continue to be role models for their whānau and for their hapū. You’re never too old or too young whānau to learn our beautiful language. Give it a go. The more people we have speaking it, the more it lives. Kia kaha koutou mā, mā rau waha ka ora ai tö tātou nei reo! Pānui Items and Stories Whānau are asked to send items and stories for TPR to the rūnaka office. Contact details can be found at the back of this edition of TPR. Without your stories we can’t submit a column so we look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.

Te Kerei and Nani-Pera Moka.

Wairewa Rūnanga Inaugural Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards Te Pā Whakawairua – Kāi Tahu Papatipu Marae Reo Champion: Maatakiwi Wakefield

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 pöua mā, e taua mā, haere atu rā, haere atu rā, moe mai rā i te manaakitaka o ō koutou atua. Ki a Te Ruahine kōrua ko Te Pura o te Rangi, e kā manu tioriori, haere atu rā e kā rakātira, ki a koe e te Hākui Kiri moe mai, okioki mai, e kore rawa koutou e warewaretia. Nō reira, waiho rātou ki a rātou, ko tātou ki a tātou, tēnā anō tātou katoa. Ka roa haere kā rā, ka huri kā whakaaro ki te māra kai. Ka mōhiotia he raumati kai te haere mai. Ka huri ki kā kō, ka haere ki te rapu i kā kirikiri, kia pai ai te oneone. Kua tere hoki te inaka, kua haoa mai i kā kutu awa. Mauri ora ki a tātou Hui Rūnaka – Upcoming Dates 3 October (Triennial Hui) 5 December

As part of the 10-year celebrations of Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu held the inaugural Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards. He aha te mea nui o te ao? He takata, he takata, he takata. The purpose of the Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori awards was to recognise, encourage and reward KMK’s most vital resource - our people. The purpose of the awards was to seek out and promote the achievements and contributions of individuals, rūnanga and community groups to the revitalisation of te reo Māori in Te Waipounamu over the last 10 years. The

Wairewa Whānau Kapa Haka – Te Atakura The Wairewa whānau kapa haka is practising at CPIT every Sunday from 1.30 to 3.30 pm unless informed before hand. This is to get ready for Te Atakura on 9 October. Please spread the word to whānau to come along, even if they don’t want to get on stage, they can still learn our songs.


aim was to promote further engagement of iwi members and the wider community in language revitalisation, also create a sense of pride in what has been accomplished and generate inspiration for others to follow. Our inaugural recipient for Te Pā Whakawairua – Kāi Tahu Papatipu Marae Reo champion was Maatakiwi Wakefield. Maatakiwi is an integral part of our marae, assisting in many facets from the front to the back, including kaikaraka, kapa haka tutor, waiata composer and kaiäwhina. This award acknowledges her dedication to te reo me ōna tikaka. Nei rā te owha te whakamiha ki a koe mō wāu mahi rawe.

“When Willi’s away with NPC or Super 14, I slot into halfback, but when he’s back he obviously starts and captains the team and I sometimes play a bit of secondfive or reserve,” Takerei said. He will be back-up half back to All Black Andy Ellis and Crusader Willi Heinz and we wish him all the best for the season. Karawhiua!

Oldest Rookie – Takerei Norton A big mihi to our very own Takerei Norton (Kāti Irakehu) from the Rongopatahi and Stevens whānau for making the Canterbury Rugby Team. It has been a long time coming for the Linwood Bulls stalwart. After being a Canterbury B player in 2002, he also travelled to Argentina with the Crusaders development squad and then applied his trade in England for Kenilworth RFC in 2005/2006. Takerei was shocked with the call-up.

Youngest Te Pānui Rūnaka Reader Here at Wairewa we start them young with Oliver Simon reading the latest addition of Te Pānui Rūnaka.

He Mihi Congratulations to Rei Simon. He was made a “Fellow to NZ Institute of Building” after 25 years in business. Ka wani kē!

Oliver reading TPR

“I didn’t really expect anything like this at the start of the year. I probably wasn’t even going to play rugby, to be honest. If I did I thought I’d maybe sit on the bench or play second division, but when Willi Heinz got called up to the Crusaders I had to play halfback while he was away and it’s sort of rolled from there.

Ōnuku Rūnanga te tëpu o Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Ariana Tikao is our alternate representative. Congratulations ladies. We will be looking forward to what is ahead for us the Ōnuku whānau whānui.

Kia ora ki a koutou ngā whānau o Ngäi Tahu, o Irakehu me Tarewa hoki. Ki ngā mate huri noa o te motu, haere, haere haere koutou ki te taha o tö tātou Matua Nui i te Rangi, haere ki runga o ngā waka o ö koutou tūpuna. Haere, haere, Haere atu rā. Ngā mihi ki a koutou te whānau, a Ngāti Türeiti, mo ä koutou kōrero mö Te Pānui Rūnaka.

Our Mel Tainui and her team of hard workers brought Puaka to Ōnuku once again during the winter holidays, so it would be nice to see some photos if any are available, nei rā.

Rā whānau ki a koutou who have had birthdays during the year. I’m sure you all enjoyed your days with those you love. It is one of the best times to share with your whānau whānui, reflecting on wonderful and not-sowonderful memories of what was. This time is precious, so whānau use it wisely and be happy in it.

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Äe rä! There has been a big break in the space where Ōnuku should have been in Te Pānui. Engari, we are still open to sharing some of your interesting news about your whānau. It would be easier for some to e-mail any kōrero straight to Te Pānui, or send hardcopies to Te Pānui Rūnaka, Te Rūnanga o Ngäi Tahu. P.O. Box 13046. Christchurch. For those of you who don’t know yet, Ngaire TainuiWybrow has been elected as Ōnuku representative to

Our kura, Akaroa Area School, also had their time at Ōnuku Marae celebrating Matariki where the Year 10s each took a group of tamariki, from pre-schoolers to


Year 9. They enjoyed many activities from traditions to mau rākau, art, raranga and more. They ended with a delicious hāngi cooked by Matua Topi, Wayne and Henare Robinson. Those Robinson men certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to hāngi. Of course the ringawera in the kitchen added all the rest of the kai reka.

them and they tell you of their experiences and we love them for ever. We have seen our visitors feel at home and the children gain strong relationships with each other. And what it all comes down to is that our whānau have strengthened relationships with each other, their tüpuna, their atua and have overcome the challenges of past.It feels like the beginning of something. The Puaka Ōnuku evolves around the legend of Mäui the trickster to teach leadership to the whānau. This was a two-night wänaka and 68 people, including our tamariki, attended. Thank you to our guest speaker Riki Pitama who brought Māui to life for us. Thank you to Hone Steven for his motivating abilities and Solomon Rahui, who both kept our tama engaged in the kaupapa for hours.

Sharing once again news of fantastic things happening at our kura, Akaroa Area School. Our Puai RobinsonClough, Kane Lewis and Harri Jenkins were selected for top of the South, at the National Area Schools Sports Tournament. Both Puai and Harri, showed their talents at the tournament held in Christchurch. Puai in netball, Harri in rugby. Both were selected for the South Island teams in their respective sports. Each of these rangatahi raised the funds to help out with costs during the tournament, with the support of their student council and our community. On top of that Puai and the rest of her class have been raising funds to help them go for a trip to Rarotonga, which is a treat for our rangatahi every two years. Puai has the choice of going to Rarotonga or her sports, and I know her sports mean a lot to her. Hei aha moko, you will choose whatever is best for you. Ngā mihi ki te Tumuaki Tuatahi a Raye Bygate (Ngāti Porou), whose son Moses Bygate-Smith has been selected in the squad for the Canterbury Ice Hockey Under-13 side. In the next few weeks our netball girls will be taking part in trials for reps. Between Raye, Donna Tainui (Irakehu/Tarewa) our Tumuaki Tuarua and the teachers, whānau and our whole community, who are fantastic supporters of te kura, our tamariki mokopuna can’t ask for a better kura to attend. Kia kaha Akaroa Area School.

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Thanks also for the Mau Rākau Wānaka our tamariki attended, we really got our monies worth out of them, he mihi nui ki a kōrua. To Lorraine and Melani, who now reside in Wanganui-atara and spent some of their last hours in Te Waipounamu with their Ōnuku whānau pampering the wāhine and liberating us from our fears. He mihi aroha. To Ariana Tikao and her amazing ability to create a play with our rangatahi that was funny and magical to watch, and displayed our rangatahi cultural identity through the language and the legend. E miharo ana koe Ariana. And to all the Täua and Pōua who attended, we love you so much and the stories you tell are precious. To Aunty Manea and the ringawera, that kai is what will bring our whānau back – the knowledge gained is an extra bonus. To everyone who attended, kia kaha koutou mā and who knows, with Ngaire Tainui-Wybrow on board, we may have a te reo-Māori speaking Puaka. Let’s do it.

Puaka Ōnuku Puaka Ōnuku, Mäui the Legend was held 9 to 11 July at Ōnuku Marae. For the past eight years, the Ōnuku whänau and the residential whānau of Horomaka have gathered for Puaka. This is an annual event that draws the whānau together for whakawhanaukataka and reflect on the sustainability for the future of Ōnuku. This is an event we have proudly made our own. Over the past eight years we have watched our tamariki become rangatahi and our rangatahi fly away, and the ones who remain are the ones you continue to feed and feel proud of. The ones whom return home wave and yell hello as you pass them in the car, or you catch up with

Te Rūnanga o Moeraki He pepi I would like to welcome our new mokopuna, Kaya Pakanui Majak Tipa, weighing in at 7lb 3.5oz born 8.55pm, 1 July in Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia. He is the younger brother to Jury Mekhi and Kiani Puneke Reheri, new son to Thomas Tipa and Aroha Tuhura and mokopuna to Maria Tipa, Judy and Joseph Tipa.


Kāti Huirapa Rūnanga ki Puketeraki Birthdays Haines Ellison – 1 July Tory Hagan – 3 July Kiri Walsh – 5 July Pania Walsh – 5 July Joan Ellison – 9 July Mitty Ellison – 14 July Andrew Olliver – 14 July Lorraine Smitheram-Baylis - 15 July Graeme Ross – 19 July Marilyn Taylor – 20 July Annie Ellison – 22 July, age 75 Tania Richardson – 27 July Nichole-Louise Moerhuis – 30 July Brendan Flack – 30 July Sandra Olliver – 31 July Courtney Duff – 3 August Eden Purvis – 6 August Chloe Greer – 6 August Tania Duff – 6 August Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe – 7 August Mahana Walsh – 7 August Keanu Vanisi – 9 August Suzanne Ellison – 9 August Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann – 10 August Roy Coombes – 11 August Mahara Fraser – 13 August Savannah Flack – 19 August Hawea Ellison – 20 August Justine Camp – 20 August Marvin Kent – 24 August Richelle Manson – 24 August Zayvia Parata – 26 August Shona Preddy – 27 August Riki Duff – 28 August Coral Wyeth – 28 August Takiwāi Camp – 6 September Riki Mules – 6 September Hone Duff – 8 September Teanahera Parata – 8 September, age 11 Mark Preddy – 11 September Dylan Nicolaou – 13 September Leanne Kent – 14 September

is already making the neighbours familiar with the sound of his whistle as he strives to earn a place amongst the country’s best! Amber Wins at Fashion Design Awards After winning the T-shirt placement section at the Miromoda Fashion Design Awards, Amber Bridgman has the opportunity to be part of New Zealand Fashion Week. At Fashion Week, Amber will show six outfits using garments from her 2011 winter collection, including merino wool and leather pieces accented with items from her latest accessory collection. Amber will also graduate from Otago University this August with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Māori Traditional Arts. HMNZS Otago Visit

HMNZS Otago visit to Puketeraki Marae.

HMNZS demonstration off Karitāne.

Touch Success The 2009/10 touch season was a very good one for 13-year-old Logan Forrester. After refereeing at several tournaments, including the Northern Under 15/17 tournament at Pakuranga, Logan was highly ranked at his home Prebbleton Module. He was rewarded with an appointment to an open grade final. Last month at the Touch Canterbury referees awards dinner in Christchurch, Logan was presented with the trophy for Canterbury’s Most Improved Youth Referee. With the nationals being held in Christchurch early in 2011, Logan

At the invitation of David Ellison, The Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Tony Parr, HMNZS Otago Lieutenant Commander Simon Rocke, and nine naval ratings visited Karitäne on Sunday 25 July. The visit began with a pöwhiri and lunch at the marae followed by a ceremony at the memorial gates. Members of the community gathered at the gates for the laying and blessing of a plaque in honour of the Royal New Zealand Navy and HMNZS Otago. They also remembered all Karitäne veterans who have served in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Karitäne was blessed with


a beautiful day and the visit was greatly enjoyed by all. As part of Project Protector, HMNZS Otago is the first offshore patrol vessel to be accepted by the Royal New Zealand Navy.

There were 46 tamariki of all ages. This time we focused on waiata for the Hui-ā-Tau. We were very lucky to have two great teachers come and help us out, Paulette Tamati-Ellife and Puamiria Parata-Goodall. Paulette came on the Wednesday and Thursday to teach them “Karitāne” and the haka pöwhiri “Tahu Pōtiki”, then on Friday Puamiria went through “Tūraka Tapuwae” with them.

Tamariki July Programme Kia ora Whānau From 14 to 16 July we held our sixth tamariki programme.

There was also flax paper making with Rawinia Puna, mau rākau and tākaro with Waiariki Parata-Taiapa, tuaki cooking with myself and Tumai Ora and Sport Otago were there to Push Play. Thank you to everyone who helped out at this programme, especially to all the täua that came with their mokopuna, Tumai Ora who supplied us with healthy kai and Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki for the funding and use of the marae. The next Tamariki Programme will be on 19 to 21 January, hope to see you there. Tamariki ready to plant.

Nā Aroha Ellison.

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou HMNZS Otago

a channel in the Otago Harbour that runs parallel to the eastern shore and passes close to the small village also named Ōtākou. From 1831 it was the site of the region’s first European settlement, the Weller brothers whaling station, and when the province was established in 1852 the earlier form of the name was applied as the formal name.

The HMNZS Otago made its first visit to Dunedin, arriving on the morning of Thursday July 22. A welcoming ceremony was hosted by Dunedin City Council, Ōtakou and Puketeraki Rūnaka and waiata support from the tamariki of Te Mua Upoko ki Portobello. This was an exceptional opportunity and all involved contributed to upholding the mana of the respective rūnaka. As seen to the right the tug, Karetai assisted the HMNZS Otago into her berth, the koha from Ōtakou explained the origins of the name Otago.

Titiro kau nei ki waho ki te rae o Pūrehurehu rā, rā pea kei runga te Karetai moana he toroa awe nui e topa ana. Tēnei tō tai roa, ko Ōtākou e au-hāro e.

Otago is derived from a southern Māori form of the traditional Māori name Ōtākou. This was the name of


Kāi Tahu Korowai woven for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) contracted Ranui Ngarimu and her fellow weavers to make a korowai to be used on official occasions throughout the Europe by Government Ministers and official representatives on formal occasions. It represents a Ngāi Tahu contribution to the korowai concept with other korowai being prepared from other tribal areas and destined for other NZ embassies across the globe. 

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Kai Hapū Wanaka - our own kōrero on future directions etc depart for Dunedin

Please RSVP to the office by 2pm, Thursday 12 August for catering numbers or if you need transport. There will be a $30 petrol voucher for the driver of each car-pooling vehicle. Rūnanga general meetings Nau mai, haere mai ngä uri o Ōtäkou To all hapū members Rūnanga meetings are held on the first Sunday of every month. Next meeting Sunday, 5 September, 1pm Preceded by Hakuiao Building Project Wänaka, 10am

Ranui and her group of weavers brought the korowai to Ōtäkou on Sunday 1 August to be formally handed over to an ope (group) led by Martin Wikaira representing MFAT.

As you will be aware we have been working towards building an extension of our wharekai, Hakuiao, and we are now looking at how to move from the planning stages to the actual building. However there’s a lot to think about in getting the project off the ground.Funding is a major issue and a building committee is being formed to drive the project. Come along and wānaka with us to get this project going! Please RSVP to the office by Thursday 2 September for catering purposes. Kia ora koutou whanauka mā - We need your help! Have you or someone in your whānau moved? Have your contact details changed? Here at the office we try to keep our records up to date so that we can keep in contact with our members. However, over time we have lost contact with some of you.If you or someone in your whānau has changed their details over the last few years, please contact the office so that we can update our records. We look forward to hearing from you. Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30-4.30pm Friday 8.30am-12.00pm

Afterwards our manuhiri enjoyed some of Takaroa’s bounty, with it being the köura season at the moment, and also tītī and tuaki. Hapū Wānaka Sinclair Wetlands 14 August In the near future Ngäi Tahu will be releasing responsibility for the Sinclair Wetlands to Ōtäkou as manawhenua for the Taieri rohe. This wänaka is for us to become familiar with the wetland itself, with the Trust that is being formed to manage it, and to kōrero re-defining our goals and aspirations, such as improving the health of the wetland, mahika kai, financial aspirations, and so on. 10am 10.30

Ph 03 478 0352 Fax 03 478 0354 – Hoani Langsbury – Glenys Russell (administration)

Arrive at Wetlands, cup of tea meet trustees Walk around followed by kōrero from Rachel Puentener (Toitü te Whenua) and from Steve Bryant, (chair-elect of Trust)


Waihōpai Rūnaka Ngä mihi aroha te whānau o York Pakinga Kia ora Carol, my deepest condolences and aroha to you on the loss of your husband, mate, and friend, Norman York Pakinga. Norman was a good friend of mine, and a lot of other Ngäi Tahu whānau as well. Norman was a great advocate for Ngäi Tahu, he always tried to get his tītī rights, but sadly passed away without them. He taught a number of our Ngäi Tahu men on the process of pöwhiri and te reo. You will be sadly missed Norm. arohanui Carol, and to the children of Norm and his mokopuna. Haere ki te waka o ngā tupuna haere ki, te Reinga te kainga wairua o ngā tupuna. Takoto, takoto, takoto mai.

To our young one’s from WINZ, thank you for your mahi and aroha during your six months working with Waihöpai Rūnanga and Murihiku Marae, be safe and take care arohanui to you all. To all the whānau outside the South Island, thank you for reading our Pänui Rūnaka, hope you are all well and coping with winter, for us here in the South it’s just another day. Congratulations for Jasmine Rolton for achieving her Te Ara Reo Diploma, fantastic, sorry for not mentioning it sooner. Thank you to all the whānau that attended the kapa haka fundraising day at the marae. It was very successful.

Kia ora Ngäi Tahu whānau, how the heck are you all? Well we have been busy here on the marae. All our young ladies were in a frenzy when they heard rap artist J Williams was coming to the marae. They all made sure they had the right hairdo, clothing on, and so on – you know what young girls are like when a top singer comes to visit for two to three days. It turned out very, very good.

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We had a concert on the last night and the young ones that got through did an excellent job at entertaining us all. It was absolutely brilliant! Our country is full of young people with heaps of talent. A big thank you to Joanne Pera and Waihöpai Rūnanga for putting a great package together for our young people, also a special thank you to J Williams for taking his time to come down. The euchre afternoons are going well and getting better, not for me though, the ladies are too growly haha. The Matariki ball was another event, held on the marae by our local kura kaupapa and we look forward to seeing what next year brings. A big thank you to the kitchen staff that helped out at Carol’s husband’s tangi, arohanui to you all.

Tūmeke to all whānau who got up very early the other morning to sign the Cadbury Commonwealth Games Billboard that TV1 Breakfast presenter Tamati Coffey is taking around the country.To all whānau having a birthday this month I hope you all have a great day, enjoy. I am looking forward to going on a trip with Awarua, will let you know all about it in the next issue. Arohanui whānau, take care look after one another. Squirrell on the Hill Waihöpai Rūnanga

Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Kia ora koutou katoa ngā whānau whānui o Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha. He mihi aroha ki te whānau pani o tēnä marae, tēnä marae, kia kaha ngā whānau. He kotahi kōrero Be united in what we say O te whakaaro Of what we say Me mahi tahi tātou We must work together Mö te oranga o te katoa For the wellbeing of all Tēnä koutou, tēnä koutou, tēnä koutou katoa.

Dr Sue Crengle’s whānau and Ōraka/Aparima rūnaka whānau were delighted to hear Sue had received the Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Award for 2009, and Te Tohu Kairangi for her PhD. Congratulations from all of us. Well done!


DOC Volunteer Trip to Rarotoka

We have wanted to improve the sleeping situation in the second house by providing new beds. So in addition to two assembled wooden beds, we bought new timber, and DOC coordinator John Peterson and the others built about three or four more beds. They look stunning and were much appreciated by our volunteers. We planted loads of tï kouka off the main track and at the two wetlands. Over the next two days we planted more plants in last year’s areas. On the way to the lighthouse, we also planted more puheretaiko, tupare (muttonbird scrub) and kokomuka. The daisies on the beach were not forgotten and another weeding effort was carried out by our willing volunteers. It is a testament to the tenacity of our rūnaka members and the volunteers that these weeds are close to being under control.

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At the end of June we had our annual DOC Volunteer trip to Rarotoka. Nine volunteers from the community and two DOC staff  were welcomed on to Takutai o te Tïtï Marae on a frosty Friday morning. After a cup of tea and sorting their gear and sleeping arrangements they came out in force. Their first job was to do some planting around the marae. In the first area we planted lots of red tussocks and a few tï kouka, cabbage trees. Then we moved to the area behind timata nursery, planting lots of lowland trees and shrubs. In total we planted about 350 plants. We covered the areas around the plants with carpet squares, most of these were donated by Winton Flooring Specialists. The plants to be taken to Rarotoka were weeded, and then it was time for evening kai. After kai our manuhiri ran a short interactive teaching session about the Māori perspective on identity and Rarotoka.   The next morning we packed up about 400 plants gathered all the gear and took off in a Southern Lakes helicopter for the big weekend. After settling in on Rarotoka the rest of our first day was taken up weeding along the tracks in Gorse Gully. Two of our volunteers,  Jim Sime and Norman Kennedy  had been to the island in 2005 and were very aware of the gorse issues we were facing. They teamed up with Joan Fluerty, John Peterson, Lee McAuslan and Marion Read to cut down heaps of gorse along the main track leading up from the beach.  

[Rarotoka-Resting between planting.jpg] On the third day, kaiwhakahaere Stewart Bull took our manuhiri on a big hīkoi around the island, showing them all its wonders. All too soon it was time to go home. The volunteers received certificates from both DOC and the rūnaka, and then we said our goodbyes. We are sure we will see some of these volunteers again in a year or three.   It was a great trip and we thank the Department of Conservation and all involved for helping to make it happen.

Taurahere Rōpū The women who  were the  kaikaranga made us proud. Kaumātua Aunty Janice  Kawe  is our röpü kaikaranga. She  made the karanga very special by including our Kāi Tahu  dialect. Aunty Janice and Hana  took us onto the marae  and through them we were able to acknowledge  Täua Ruahine Crofts who passed away recently.   Michaela Kamo  was a superb hui organiser. Her family came from far and near to be with us. Rachel Darmody helped with the ad for the newspaper. Ollie Irving rang those who did not have email. Always in the background helping with the administrative work was our secretary, Kim Rahiri. She even transported Hana  and her children to the Tauranga airport early on Sunday morning to get them on their plane back to Christchurch. Awhina Thatcher was an integral part of the organising

Ngäi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana Ngäi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana, Weekend Hui, June Our second noho marae visit was held in the weekend of 25 to 27 June, at Tutereinga marae in Te Puna. Thanks to all of who attended and supported our distinguished guest Hana O’ Regan. We met many new people and hope you will continue to link in with us. There were many of our whānau who came from out of town, Hamilton, Rotorua and Auckland. I wish to thank some people in particular and forgive me if I leave anyone out.   Thank you to our Kaumātua Uncle Joe Briggs. Uncle Joe guided us through the hui thanking people when appropriate. He was the captain of the waka for our noho.


team arranging the venue and liaising with the marae hosts. Her husband Jack Thatcher was called in at the last moment to speak in the absence of Mark Solomon. Jack presented us with a wonderful talk about Matariki. We really enjoyed a chance to hear from him because we had hoped he would do the same körero at our monthly hui.   Amos Kamo  did the whaikörero for us and presented our koha. We were so grateful he stepped in for Ward Kamo at the last minute. Also speaking for us at the end of the noho  were Peter Rollo and Doug Baker. During the noho everyone helped with the new waiata - Witeria has now shown his true colours. Michaela and Miriama Kamo’s strong voices carried us through our waiata. We will follow up with practices at our bi-monthly hui.   [Insert Photo June 2010 094.jpg] [Insert Photo 26 June 2010 (1).jpg]

For everyone and of course the tamariki who attended the noho thank you. For all of you who learnt our new waiata and haka you helped make the noho successful. It was great to see the cold winter’s day did not stop our senior members attending. Many people shared their Kāi Tahu stories and talked about their whakapapa, new connections and meeting new relations. Our hosts have invited us to their marae once they have installed their new carvings. We look forward to that. We were warmly received at the marae and we celebrated we had the same waka, Takitimu. Hana O’Regan  shared her passion and her vast knowledge of  Kāi Tahutaka with us. We will do another report later of the things she talked about. We have been enriched with her contribution and we have come away lifting our heads high.   Aoraki Matatū! Your Chairperson, Annis Somerville.

Saturday 30 October at Oturei Marae, Oturei Settlement Road, Aoroa, Dargaville. Please contact one of the following for further information Murray Liddell Richard Drake Janet Hetaraka murrayliddell@ richard@ janethetaraka@ (09) 439 6342 (09) 433.2522 (09) 438 6203 To assist with catering, please let us know numbers attending before 1 October. Haven’t been to a hui or marae before? Don’t worry! There will be heaps of support. Bring your whānau and friends. Remember, it’s not just for us, but also those who come after us. Nau mai. Haere mai. Piki mai. Mō tātou,ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei.

Ngäi Tahu ki Tai Tokerau Stop Press! A date has been confirmed for a hui to enable Ngäi Tahu living within Tai Tokerau to connect, or re-connect with each other. This hui also presents the opportunity to learn more about each other and what Ngäi Tahu are doing. Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon has confirmed he will attend on Saturday 30 October. Ngāti Whatua at Oturei will be our hosts and will share some of their history in the area with us.


Wellington Hui for Ngäi Tahu Whänau Ngäi Tahu identity is fundamental to the development and vitality of the iwi. This applies to the greater network of Ngäi Tahu. It is particularly important that those who live outside of our rohe, far from our rūnanga, are given every opportunity to connect with our whakapapa and embrace our Kāi Tahutaka. Our Pounamu Pathway will be held at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington, on the first weekend of spring. For some participants, it will be an opportunity for new beginnings, for others, it will be a chance to reconnect with other Ngäi Tahu within the Wellington region. Guest speakers will present Ngäi Tahu culture, beliefs, and history through stories and songs. Participants will see the richness of our culture and be encouraged to

experience and enhance our sense of identity and connection with our homeland. Throughout the evening, we will highlight what binds us as individuals into an iwi and reinforce the concept of working together in contribution to the iwi. Additionally we will inform people about the opportunities available through Te Rūnanga o Ngäi Tahu, such as Whai Rawa, scholarships and grants for tertiary education and Aoraki Bound. This event will be the first Ngäi Tahu Hui at Tapu Teranga marae. It will strengthen the Ngäi Tahu community in the region and encourage participation from whānau that live outside of our rohe. Midday, 4 September at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington. For queries contact James: jmuirhead@

The Office of Te Rünanga o Ngāi Tahu Tribal Property The success of Te Kōhaka a Tukiauau (Sinclair Wetlands), Papatipu Rūnanga interested in transitioning control and management from The Office to Papatipu Rūnanga. The Office has adopted a similar approach to tribal property. Kāti Kurī has requested the next area of focus is tribal properties within their rohe. This has resulted in the following projects: 1.Kahutara Reserve Pest Weed Eradication Program (The Office). 2.Kaikōura Tribal Property Business Development Strategy (Kite Property Services). 3.Kaikōura Camping Grounds Lease Management Initative. 4.Kahutara Recreation Reserve Management Plan. 5.Oaro Recreation Reserve Pest Weed Eradication Program.

Toitü Te Käinga Toitu Te Kāinga is the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngäi Tahu’s regional development unit. This small team is focused on a number of significant initiatives in community development. The unit is creating building blocks and support platforms for regional development initiatives in the community. These initiatives include the pounamu traceability and authenticity project, the capacity and expectations review and the development of tribal property. Pounamu Traceability and Authenticity Project This project has been led by Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio and is supported by a number of pounamu Kaitiaki Rūnaka. The development of a low-cost tracing and authenticity system for Kaitiaki Rūnaka is now fully operational. The system provides for authentic raw stone to be harvested and sold by Kaitiaki. It then traces the production of carvings to the point of sale, providing the purchaser and retailers easy access to assurance of genuine authenticity. The system is specifically designed as a protection tool and is a key component of the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngäi Tahu’s Pounamu Protection Strategy. This strategy is assisted by the ongoing work of the pounamu protection officer.

Education from Ngāti Moki Ngāti Moki whānau were searching for spare chairs in May this year as teachers, principals, educational professionals and whānau gathered to celebrate the latest Te Taumutu Rūnanga Education resource; He Tirohanga Uara Nö Taumutu – A perspective on values from Te Taumutu Rūnanga. This is a professional development resource which outlines some Te Taumutu Rūnanga values, to encourage schools to discuss and reflect on the implementation of these values into their curriculum.

Capacity and Expectations Review This project follows on and updates previous work such as Kaihiku. Through Dr Edward Challies of Victoria University the project also includes work into indigenous development. Further work will include an assessment and identification of Papatipu Rūnanga expectations and desires. It will look into the current capacity from participating Papatipu Rūnanga and their needs given their expectations and desires. The intention is to provide transparency and consistency across Papatipu Rūnanga, while also appreciating and utilising points of difference.

Taumutu whānau have a tradition education involvement and Ngāti Moki has established itself as a learning marae, its members continuing to promote this kaupapa. In the past, Riki Ellison and Ruku Arahanga willingly shared their knowledge with many groups from schools through to universities at Te Awhitu House and the marae. Similarly through the years, Cath Brown encouraged groups from Christchurch Teachers’ College, the Polytech (CPIT), the Universities of Canterbury and Lincoln, weavers and artists, as well as schools. Education has remained a priority for Taumutu.


Taumutu has held annual education hui at Ngāti Moki since 2004 inviting around 30 schools under their kaitiaki. Schools come to discuss the issues and aspirations of their tamariki with Taumutu whānau. These discussions have led to the development of Te Taumutu Rūnanga’s education projects under the memorandum of understanding between Te Rūnanga o Ngäi Tahu and the Ministry of Education. The resources developed are given to schools at the annual hui at Ngāti Moki. Past resources have included a Kawa and tikanga at Ngāti Moki Marae pamphlet, reporting form for schools, pöwhiri at Ngāti Moki, puräkau and Taumutu history.

The whole rūnanga has been involved by sharing their stories, their knowledge of the environment, the rich history of the area, the tikanga and values of Ngāti Moki and by showing the hospitality that is traditional to all marae. The current Hauora-Education Portfolio members bring huge experience in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education to provide guidance for educational issues. They develop educational projects with the continued support of Christine Brown, maintain relationships with the schools and with our own whānau who are seeking to further their education. They have a holistic overview as their name Hauora Portfolio denotes and the health and mental wellbeing part of their brief is also represented.

Article on behalf of the Hauora portfolio: Liz Hill-Taiaroa (Chairwoman), Denise Sheat, Rosaline Brown, Rose Nutira, Sandy Lockhart, Hirini Matunga, Maureen, Laura Dunlop and Sheena Sherratt (Education Facilitators) Accommodation in the small settlements of Karitāne and Waikouaiti is in high demand. Below are some suggested websites if you are still seeking accommodation. Alternatively, Dunedin is a 30-minute drive south of Puketeraki with many options there.

Hui-ā-Tau 5pm, Friday 19 – Sunday 21 November E te tini, e te mano, nei anō te karanga e rere nei, haere mai rā, piki mai rā …. Planning for Hui-ā-Tau is well underway. Our whānau at Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki are working hard to ensure we are well fed, well cared for and well loved throughout the hui. The Hui-ä-Tau pōwhiri will take place at 5pm, Friday 19 November. Ngā kawe mate o Ngāi Tahu Whānui will also be welcomed at this time. This year our Hui-ā-Tau is spread over two sites. For those whānau who are less able, arrangements are currently underway to move you safely and easily between sites. The more able people will need to remember to wear comfortable shoes for the two-minute walk.

Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki welcome any whānau who wish to assist as kaimahi. Every hand is welcome - Mā pango mā whero ka oti te mahi - each and every one of us can make a difference in our own small way. Please contact the Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki office on: Telephone: 03 465 7300 Email: Website: Further updates will follow in future Te Pānui Rūnaka. Should you require further information please contact Puamiria Parata-Goodall or Tarina Placid at: Telephone: 0800 Kāi Tahu (5248248) Email:

Transport Please arrange your own transport to Hui-ā-Tau. Accommodation Please arrange your own accommodation for Hui-ā-Tau.

Upcoming events: Evening Talks – “This is Ngāi Tahu” Te Manu Tītī: 6pm to 7pm, Thursday, 9 September, Southland Museum. Please join Jane Davis and whānau who will share their vast knowledge of the Tītī Islands.

Mō Tātou ki Murihiku The Papatipu Rūnanga in Murihiku is enjoying hosting the Te Hokinga Mai – Mō Tātou and Mō Ngā Uri exhibitions at the Southland Museum. Each Papatipu Rūnanga thoroughly enjoyed sharing their stories and kōrero about the taonga with everyone who has visited the museum. Local schools and community groups throughout Murihiku have arranged times to come and visit the exhibitions. The feedback has been positive. It’s a prime opportunity for iwi members to go along to the exhibition and learn more about their Ngāi Tahutanga. Ka mau kē te wehi! The Murihiku Papatipu Rūnanga encourages everyone to come along to the Southland Museum and enjoy the stories and taonga in the exhibitions.

Workshops There will be workshops running on the following dates. • 18 and 19 September, at the Southland Museum • 23 and 24 October, at the Southland Museum. Please note that more details for these workshops will be available on our website,, and an email will be sent out via Papatipu Rūnanga in the next few days. If you have any queries about the Te Hokinga Mai – Mō Tātou exhibition, please contact Whetu Moataane on 0800KAITAHU.


For more info about the results of the survey go to www. MATCHED SAVINGS - It’s not too late to set and forget! Kia ora whānau, if you haven’t started your regular savings plan it’s not too late. Below is what you’ll need to contribute each month from September onwards to receive the minimum requirement to obtain Whai Rawa matched savings benefits: Monthly per child $12.50 Monthly per adult $50.00 Remember the minimum payment is $10 and you can set up a regular AP through online or phone banking or by completing the Whai Rawa AP form available from our call centre 0800 WHAI RAWA (0800 942 472). Other ways to save with Whai Rawa You can also make one off payments, over the counter deposits using your ANZ deposit card, by cheque, or by internet banking. Find out more at

ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples attended a launch in Christchurch to celebrate the results of the ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey. This groundbreaking research has been undertaken by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, to set a benchmark for the iwi in growing the financial literacy and independence of Ngāi Tahu whānui.

Annual Report The Whai Rawa annual report was due to be email or posted to members in late August. You can view and download the report at or if you require a copy sent out let us know. For more information or a copy of the investment statement go to, call us on 0800 942 472 or email David Thomas Renata Davis Perita Suddaby Jerome Winterburn Patrick Daintith Paul Morehu

Ngāi Tahu Scholarships Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Targeted and General Scholarships Selection This year 381 applications were received for the targeted, general and Papatipu Rūnanga Scholarships. These scholarships that Te Rūnanga has funded in addition to the Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Grants are intended to support tauira studying at tertiary level. In late May the Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarship Selection Panel (Mark Solomon, David Perenara-O’Connell, Elizabeth Cunningham and Dr Catherine Savage) met to select targeted and general scholarship recipients. As per scholarship policy, applicants for the Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea targeted and general scholarships were assessed on academic ability and iwi involvement. Tribal Interests is pleased to announce that the following students were awarded Kā Pūtea Scholarships ($1500 in value):

Tammy Gardiner Ripeka Paraone Thomas Hildebrand Tanumafili Aumua Ngahina Gillies

Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Targeted Scholarships Nicholas Information Technology University of Comer Otago Tasman Fisheries Management University of Gillies Otago



University of Otago Resource Management University of Otago University of Bilingual/Immersion Teaching Otago Bilingual/Immersion Te WānangaTeaching o-Raukawa Bilingual/Immersion University of Teaching Otago Bilingual/Immersion University of Teaching Canterbury Iwi and Indigenous Te Whare Development Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Business Admin/ University of Financial Management Canterbury Sciences University of Canterbury Visual/Performing Arts Massey University Health and Social University of Services Otago

Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea General Scholarships Gerard Doctor of Philosophy University of O’Regan (Anthropology) Auckland Masters of Architecture Victoria Te Ari Prendergast University Nicholas Bachelor of Arts Massey Drake University Bachelor of Arts and James University of Meager Bachelor of Laws Otago Chloe Bachelor of Massey Hishon Communication University Sarah Van Bachelor of Laws and University of Ballekom Bachelor of Physical Otago Education

Peter Murphy Hugh McHugh Glenis Mark

Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Health Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)

Otago Polytechnic University of Otago Massey University

Applications for Papatipu Rūnanga Scholarships have been sent to respective rūnanga for their selection. Recipients will be selected and informed by midDecember then the outcomes will be shared in Te Pānui Rūnaka.

all Ngāi Tahu tertiary students are enrolled within the Ngāi Tahu rohe with the most popular providers being Southland Institute of Technology (SIT), Otago University and CPIT. In the North Island Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, the Open Polytechnic and Massey University are the most popular options for tertiary study.

More Ngāi Tahu choosing tertiary education Te Tapuae o Rehua recently produced two reports on the numbers and trends for Ngāi Tahu students enrolling in tertiary education throughout New Zealand. The data collected over the six years from 2002 to 2008 has shown a significant increase in the number of Ngāi Tahu choosing to go on to tertiary study with an increase of 65.6% (from 2,733 to 4,528). This figure is more than six times higher than the figure for all New Zealanders at 9.8%. It is also in contrast to the slight dip in the figure for the general Māori population, where enrolments decreased by 2.8%.

In terms of what Ngāi Tahu students are choosing to study at degree level, the subjects studied are very similar to those for the general population. Around 30% study “society and culture” classified subjects. These include law, language and literature, economics, political science, policy studies and sport and recreation. Management and commerce are the next most popular study areas at 17.3%. John Tait said while at degree level Pākehā and Ngāi Tahu were choosing very similar fields of endeavour, at certificate or diploma level there was a slight variation with Ngāi Tahu continuing to prefer the society and culture field, while the favoured field for Pākehā was management and commerce.

“We are delighted with these results for Ngāi Tahu,” says John Tait, CEO of Te Tapuae o Rehua. “It’s hugely positive to see increasing numbers of Ngāi Tahu seeing value in educational attainment as the power of education can never be under estimated. Evidence suggests it is the key to raising self-esteem, financial wellbeing, improved health and so much more both for individuals and their communities.”

The results have been taken from the Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting 2008 data (MOE) and data provided by the MOE Demographic and Statistical Analysis Unit. They also include some key findings from Ngā Haeata Mātauranga 2008/9 (MOE).

Other interesting data from the results show that Ngāi Tahu students tend to do better when studying at an institution within the Ngāi Tahu rohe. Forty per cent of

More information on Aoraki Bound can be found on our website including photos, student testimonials and a promotional DVD. Application forms can also be downloaded from our website. Please contact Kari Moana Kururangi for more information. E: DDI: 03 371 9360

Aoraki Bound The dates for Aoraki Bound 2011 have now been confirmed, and enrolments are being accepted. We will be running two 20-day courses, but there are only 14 spaces available per course. So make sure you get in fast to secure your spot. The course dates are as follows: 30 January – 19 February 2011 5 – 25 March 2011


Our biggest achievement of KMK is our tamariki. To acknowledge and celebrate our tamariki, we held a tamariki dinner for all those tamariki who have been raised either in a total immersion or bilingual setting. The children’s programme on Māori TV, Pūkoro, entertained the tamariki with a whakaari and a few waiata. To see the smiles and the laughter from the tamariki, reassured us that KMK is on the right track. Tamariki mā, karawhiua! E tau taku manu, e tau… Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu celebrated 10 years of Kotahi Mano Kāika with a two-day symposium at Te Puna Wānaka, on 23 and 24 June. The kaupapa of the symposium was He titiro whakamuri, He aka whakamua. Day one of the symposium focused on the past 10 years, looking at what has been achieved, what areas need development, and what needs to be done by Ngāi Tahu whānui to make the language strategy more effective and achievable. Day two focused on moving forward, where participants contributed ideas and suggestions to make KMK a success. Keynote speakers and presenters included Tā Tipene O’Regan, Tahu Pōtiki, Hana O’Regan, Dr Mere Skerrett, and Dr Tïmoti Karetu. The speeches and presentations focused on what has been contributed to reo revitalisation in Ngāi Tahu, what obstacles the iwi have faced in terms of reo revitalisation, and the challenges we need to overcome as an iwi to ensure that te reo Māori is abundant within our iwi.

To conclude the celebrations, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu celebrated and acknowledged both iwi members and mātāwaka, who have been reo Māori leaders and contributed to te reo Māori in either their hapū, rūnanga, marae, and community. These people were acknowledged at the inaugural Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori


Awards that were held at Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, Christchurch, on the Thursday evening. There were six categories and the recipients are:

Te Kerei rāua ko Nani Moka (Koukourarata), Maatakiwi Wakefield (Wairewa), Te Mairiki Williams (Taumutu), Te Wera King (Waihao), Justin Tipa (Moeraki), Dorothy Te Mahana Walsh (Puketeraki), Khyla Russel (Ōtākou), Hana Morgan (Awarua), Rangimaria Suddaby (Ōraka-Aparima), Susan Wallace (Makaawhio), Ben Hutana (Ngāti Waewae) Nei te whakamiha ki a koutou e ngā manukura o te reo! Toitū te Kura wish to acknowledge the following organizations and people for their efforts in making the Sympoisum, the Tamariki Dinner, and the Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards a success: Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori, Ngāi Tahu Seafoods, Tahu FM, Te Puna Wānaka, Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, Ngā Manu a Tāne, Mana Whānau, Mātāwaka Māori Wardens, Advisory Committee me Te Kāhui Kaumātua, Ross Paniora, Stacey Morrison, Komene Cassidy, Hori Mataki, Andrew Lukey, Ranui Ngarimu, Angela Wallace, Poia Rewi. E hoa mā, kia kaha tonu tātou ki te hāpai, ki te kōrero I tō tātou reo rangatira. Tukua te reo kia rere!

Aoraki Matatū (Lifetime commitment to te reo): Te Ruahine Crofts (nō Tūāhuriri) Te Puna o te Kī (Kāi Tahu Kaumātua Champions): Te Ruahine Crofts (nō Tūāhuriri), Jacko Reihana (nō Arowhenua) Mātātahi Matatū (Kāi Tahu Rakatahi Reo Champion): Corban Te Aika (nō Tūāhuriri) Taniwha Hikuroa (Contribution to te reo revitalisation in Te Waipounamu): Kiwa Hutchen (nō Tūāhuriri) Te Tautōhito (Reo teacher of the year): Hana O’Regan (nō Moeraki me Awarua) Te Pā Whakawairua (Papatipu Rūnanga Reo Champions): Brett Cowan (Kaikōura), Reriti Tau (Tūāhuriri), Brett Lee (Rāpaki),

Pānui then install a heat pump, wood burner or pellet fire. If your home is not well insulated, Awarua Synergy have experienced staff available to assess your insulation and heating free of charge and can provide you with an obligation free quote within the week. This is a new project and, although numbers are limited, we don’t have a waiting list yet and we would welcome your interest in what we think is a very worthwhile project.

Assistance With Improving Your Insulation and Heating, No Waiting List ! Is your home cold in winter and hard to heat? If so, it may be because you don’t have good insulation in your ceiling or under your floor. Awarua Synergy and Home and dry may be able to offer you government funding assistance to help with the cost of improving your insulation and

Date: Saturday 11 September 2010

Owners of Alton Block IV Section 5

Time: 1:00PM

Notice of special meeting Owners of the above block of land are advised that a special meeting will be held to nominate and appoint new trustees and vary the terms of the trust to comply with an Ahu Whenua Trust Deed under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993. The particulars of the special meeting are as follows:

Venue: Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre Boardroom, Level 1, 258 Stuart Street, Dunedin Please contact the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre on 0800 626 745 for further information.

Venue: Te Puni Kokiri Office, 115 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

Free Legal Consultation Christchurch

When: 10.00am to 1.30pm Wednesday 22 September. Please phone 0800 626 745 to make an appointment.

A barrister from the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre will be available to assist all Māori, individual/whānau with matters relating to Māori Land.



Soldiers of Rock were nominated in the top three over four categories including: most creative, best individual drummer, best individual male vocalist and best individual guitarist. Reegan played lead guitar and was part of a band who played their hearts out and did their school, friends and families proud.

Soldiers of Rock Reegan Stewart (no te whānau Orbell i Moeraki) was part of Matamata Intermediate School’s eight-piece rock band “Soldiers of Rock”, who entered the Pulse, Battle of the Bands competition in Hamilton. Twelve schools competed from throughout the Waikato and

The history award was won by Contested Ground: Te Whenua i Tohea, the Taranaki Land Wars 1860-1881 edited by Kelvin Day. The te reo Māori award was won by Sir Hirini Moko Mead and Lady June Te Rina Mead for People of the Land: Images and Māori Proverbs of Aotearoa New Zealand. Winners will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at the Manawatu campus on Māori Language Day, 14 September.

Māori Book awards The winners of Massey University’s second annual Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards have been decided by public vote. Awards organiser University Spencer Lilley says the idea for book awards to recognise and celebrate Māori literature was a result of other major book awards failing to do so. “It’s heartening to see the growing interest and the continuing high calibre of finalists”, Mr Lilley says. Books on Māori topics published between June and 30 May last year were selected as finalists in four categories: art, architecture and design; biography; history; and te reo Māori. Julie Paama-Pengelly, Massey PhD candidate and graduate is the winner of the award for art, architecture and design for her book Māori Art and Design: Weaving painting, carving and architecture. Patricia Grace took out the biography award for her book Ned and Kātina.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Maori Environmental Planning and Development Sport in the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Maori Environmental Planning and Development. The appointee will teach into inter-disciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which include courses in Maori planning and development, environmental management and

Maori Unit of the Faculty. A passion for teaching, research,

whanau, iwi and hapu strengthening and resilience is mandatory. knowledge of how Maori interact and contribute to these would be highly desirable as would some research background in issues

of Environment, Society and Design ( is available on the Lincoln University website (

the role. A research emphasis on environmental management 27

M¯o t¯atou, a¯ , m¯o k¯a uri a¯ murim¯ ake nei a¯ , m¯o k¯a uri a¯ muri ake nei o t¯atou, for For us and our children after us us and our children after us

Niho o te Taniwha courtesy of Southland Museum and Art Gallery and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

THE NGAI TAHU WHANUI ExHIbITION the ngai tahu whanui exhibition

taonga from canterbury museu

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20 FEBruary - 20 junE 2010

10 JULy - 14 NOVEMBER FrEE2010 aDMISSIOn Visit for information on FREE ADMISSION public programmes and events

Visit for information on exhibitions and events

Mo¯ Tātou: The Ngāi Tahu Whānui Exhibition developed in partnership by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Ngāi Tahu Iwi Steering Group. Toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mo¯ Tātou: The Ngāi Tahu Whānui Exhibition developed in partnership by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Ngāi Tahu Iwi Steering Group. Toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa






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Rūnaka Directory Kaikōura Rūnanga Phone: 03 319 6523 Email: Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga Phone/fax : 03 756 8088 Email: Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Phone: 03 755 7885 Email: Ōnuku Rūnanga Phone: 03 366 4379 Email: Ōnuku@ngā Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata Phone: 03 365 3281 Email: Koukourarata@ngā Wairewa Rūnanga Phone: 03 377 1513 Email: wairewa@ngā Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Phone: 03 328 9415 Email: Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Phone: 03 313 5543 Email: Te Taumutu Rūnanga Phone: 03 371 2660 Email: taumutu@ngā

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A Pathway to a Career in Tourism

“We Pay your Fees”

Ngāi Tahu Tourism Lincoln University Scholarship will pay your university fees for three years while you study for a degree in Tourism at Lincoln University Anna Istead, 19, Kāti Huirapa “Many things excite me about tourism; I like the fact that there are indoor and outdoor jobs and that you get to share our unique culture and heritage with people from all over the world. I want to complete my degree with the highest possible grades so I will have lots of job opportunities and eventually I would like to manage a tourism business.” Amy Beran, 22, Ngāi Tūāhuriri

“Tourism is fast paced and constantly challenging, which definitely appeals to me and I think that marketing would be an interesting area to work in. Promoting and selling tourism would certainly have a lot of variety. I also want to become more bi-cultural and have a balance between the Māori and European world that I am a part of. ”

Shaunee Morgan, 18, Ngāi Tarewa, Ngāti Irakehu

“I like the idea of working in tourism because it combines discovering new things and places, travelling and adventures and helping people. I plan to complete my degree in Tourism Management and hopefully get a job working for my own iwi.”

”More than a Scholarship” • • • • • •

fees paid for three years a real taste of the industry paid holiday work at one of our tourism businesses mentoring from our experienced business managers learn about your culture in a supportive environment build industry networks

NOW GO to the Ngāi Tahu website: and download the 2011 application form or phone 03 371-2684


Whakaahua Tトォpuna/Whト]au

This photo, we believe is of the Robinson whト]au of Wairewa/Onuku If you are able to provide more information or names, please contact Joesph Hullen, Ngト( Tahu whakapapa unit on 0800 524 824, or 03 366 4345


TPR August 2010  

A Monthly Newsletter of Kāi Tahu news, views and events.

TPR August 2010  

A Monthly Newsletter of Kāi Tahu news, views and events.