Waru December 2010
I mahia tënei whakaahua e Jacqueline Edwards, nö Ngäi Tahu ki Tamaki Makaurau, see page 26.
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Puketeraki host Hui-ā-Tau, pg 27 Rāpaki open their new whare tipuna, pg 7 Cadetships available for 2011, pg 30 Winners of our Christmas book competition announced, pg 32
Nä te Kaiwhakahaere
This extremely successful initiative is ready to advance to the next level of implementation where up to 1000 homes could be insulated over the next three years. In addition Project Ora will seek special project funding, which will enable some homes currently ineligible to be insulated because they are below standard. While the project is expected to pay its own way, Te Rūnanga has agreed to underwrite the project for up to three years.
Kai aku nui, kai aku rahi, kai ngā Papatipu Rūnanga huri taiawhio i Te Waipounamu, tēnā rā koutou katoa. Nei au e mahara tonu ana, e whakaaro tonu ana ki ngā mate i tēnei tau, ā, tae noa mai ki tēnei wā tonu. Kotokoto ana a waikamo i te aroha komaingo noa ki te kura ka riro. Nō reira e koutou e ngā mate, hanatu koutou ki te kāinga wairua i te rangi, ā, kia au te moe
Research has shown that by focusing on insulating and retrofitting old, cold houses there is a reduction in health inequalities within communities. For every dollar spent on insulation there is close to a two dollar benefit in terms of health saving because people in insulated homes spend less time in hospital and off work.
i te manaakitanga o te wāhi ngaro, haere, haere, e oki e. Rātou ki a rātou. Tātou ki a tātou. Mauri ora e te iwi!
At a personal level letters from whānau tell of the immediate benefits of the programme, including the following from the family of a retired Ngāi Tahu commercial fisherman, “The difference the insulation has made is incredible. The house is warmer throughout and we don’t have to huddle over the fire in the small lounge to try and get some heat when we visit… we are grateful our dad will have a better quality of life in his elderly years and won’t be overspending on his power bills or worrying about trying to keep his house warm.”
Ko te tūmanako ia ka whai wā koutou ki te whakanga i ngā hīhī o Tamanui-te-rā, kia puta mai a pito, ā, kia noho tahi koutou ki ō koutou whānau. Mā te marie o te Runga Rawa koutou e ārahi, e manaaki, i tēnei raumati. Kai te mihi, kai te mihi, kai te mihi. At the end of each year we often pause to look back, often over a year of achievements and milestones. I think however, 2010 will be remembered for two significant events which occurred later in the year: the Canterbury Earthquake and the Pike River mining tragedy. These two events will have a lasting impact on many members of those communities and the upcoming Christmas – New Year period will be particularly hard on large numbers of families within our communities. Our thoughts and prayers go to all those families and to other families who have lost loved ones during the year.
So in conclusion, I would like to congratulate Hokonui and wish the rūnanga all the best as it continues with this successful programme. I would like to note that Hokonui is not alone in pushing ahead with innovative ideas at the Papatipu Rūnanga level. Other initiatives are being worked on by our Papatipu Rūnanga and Te Rūnanga is committed to aligning its work programmes with the aspirations of our rūnanga communities – many of which are connected with cultural development, health and education initiatives and marae development. While funding all initiatives will be a challenge, the concept of underwriting projects is a new option which Te Rūnanga will undoubtedly give more thought to in the future.
On a more positive note I would like to report on an initiative that has gained broad support from within the iwi and which is likely to grow in coming years: Project Ora was initiated in 2008 by Hokonui Rūnanga. As a first step it aims to insulate the homes of Ngāi Tahu Whānui and other members of the community, making homes warmer and improving the health of whānau. Eventually Project Ora intends to expand into other social development areas that will improve the health and well-being of our communities.
For now however, I expect that most of us are looking forward to spending a couple of restful weeks with the whānau.
This social initiative only operates to break even with any surplus funds re-directed into other initiatives. It has already achieved significant milestones including:
I hope that you will find time to rejuvenate over the holidays and I wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas.
• Hokonui is only one of three Māori providers in Aotearoa with accreditation from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) which means Hokonui Rūnanga projects qualify for EECA funding of up to 60% of the costs of insulating homes; • Implementation of a successful pilot project – which resulted in the insulating of 70 Ngāi Tahu whānau homes across the takiwā; • Developing an excellent relationship with Meridian and its subsidiary RightHouse, which was contracted to carry out the pilot work.
Kaikōura Rūnanga Ngā Mate Condolences to the whānau of Te Aue Davis. She was a woman of great mana. Te Aue played a vital part in the construction of Takahanaga Marae by leading the way in the completion of the tukutuku panels. She will be sadly missed. Condolences also to the Brennan whānau for their loss of Te Ari. Te Ari was a key member of Manu Tīoriori – the ope that travelled the motu to revitalise waiata in preparation for the tribe’s Settlement day. Also to the whānau of Kath Hemi from Blenheim and the whānau of the miners in Te Tai Poutini.
Reuben Wiki visit to Kaikōura Rugby League great Reuben Wiki was the guest of honour at the launch of the new Paper Plus store in Kaikōura. Some of the pre-schools and schools attended the opening, a good time was had by all.
Rā Whānau Tahu Flight, Tim Manawatu (Jnr), Harmony Samuel, Josh Boyd, Marty Manawatu, Joel Manawatu, Alandra Annett, Jan Beck-Manawatu, Carla Rayner, David Timms, Shaun Comer, Garren Day, Ivan Manawatu, Abby Summerton, Sara Watson, Metua Tangiiatua, Cody Rayner, Kuru Manawatu, Mawhi McLaren, Sharon Rayner, Ariana Elvy, Aaron Manawatu-Endacott, Reihana Furlong, Thomas Kahu, Luana Timms, Eryne Ahuriri, Winnie Matahaere, Erena Watson, Joe Manawatu.
Hui-ā-Tau Whānau from Kaikōura travelled down to Karitāne to attend the annual Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Tau. It was fantastic to catch up with the whānau and hear what the office is doing. Special thanks to Puketeraki whānau for their wonderful kai and manaakitanga.
He Pēpi Congratulations to Kuru Manawatu and Kylee on the arrival of Aroha Fiona Rakai Te Kura Manawatu. Also Jamie Manawatu and Terilee on the arrival of Shyla Leanne Dawn Manawatu. Garin College (Nelson) Colours Awards Congratulations to Ada Clarke who received her Club Garin Colours for Christian Service for outstanding performers.
ITM Cup Congratulations to Takerei Norton and the Canterbury Rugby team for winning the ITM cup three years in a row. Tūmeke!
Taekwondo Well done to Kaiya, Mauaere and Eruera Solomon for achieving their Yellow Belt grading with Master Lee. [Insert Photo: TKD 1]
Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio
A lot has happended since the last edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka, but all of this has been overshadowed by the dreadful events of the Pike River Coal Mine explosion, which sliced through the very whakapapa of the West Coast. For that reason, our article this month will be very brief.
Kua tau te kapua pouri ki ruka i te whenua o Poutini, ā, takapau ana te maru ki reira. Nei rā te reo poroporoaki ki a rātou kua mau i te kōpū o Paparoa. E kā huka aituā, haere koutou ki te kāhui o kā whetū e piataata mai ai ki reira. Haere ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna e tatari ana ki tua o te ārai, okioki ai. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Kai te mihi atu, kai te taki atu ki kā tini aituā, ki kā whanauka hoki kua karakahia e Hine-nui-te-pō ki tōna taha mai Muriwhenua ki Rakiura, tae noa atu ki kā motu kē o te ao. Haere, haere, haere atu rā. Ki a ratou kā whānau i pani, i taki apakura nei hoki, e kore kā kupu e whakakāwari i ō koutou mamaetaka. E kore e mutu kā mihi aroha ki a koutou. Mā te atua koutou e manaaki. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou, me hoki anō ki te ao takata. Tēnā koutou katoa.
Please note 20 February in your calendars. We will be holding a “Rā Whakawhanaukataka” at Woodstock. More details will be provided early next year. Our office will close from Wednesday 22 December until Monday 10 January. Our aroha is extended to all whānau whose losses will be felt heavily this coming festive season. Best wishes to everyone. Mā te atua koutou e manaaki e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora!
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae
Ngā Mate He mihi mahana, he mihi aroha ki te whānau o Te Ari Brennan. Te Tai o Poutini cries for the 29 miners who have been consumed by Hine-nui-te-pō in Pike River … Te Tai o Poutini aches and carries the mamae of every whānau of these brave men … Te Tai o Poutini mourns as we all suffer the devastation of such a tragedy ... Moe ma rā koutou, i tō koutou moengaroa kei roto i ngā Paemaunga o Paparoa e, Moe mai mai rā, okioki mai rā...
have begun to harvest kuta and will begin harvesting kiekie again in the new year. We have been on a few hīkoi checking out what rauemi we have in our rohe such as pingao, raurekau, and paru. A big mihi goes out to Aunty Ranui and Rangimaria Ngarimu for coming over to tautoko us each month. Aunty Ranui continues to share her taonga she carries in her kete mātauranga, which is gratefully appreciated by us all. If you would like to awhi please don’t hesitate to contact Rititia Reed, cell 021 024 24874 or ph 03 755 8067, or Missy (Leane) Campbell – email: panui@ngātiwaewae. org.nz , cell 027 764 4151.
Marae Development Project
Nau mai, tauti mai ki te whānau e ko ... El-Alamein Cheryl MeihanaWhittle blessed us with her long awaited presence at 5:07am on Thursday 16 September, weighing in at a hefty 9lb 10oz. Phew! Tau kē! El-Alamein is the third pepi for Shanita Mason and Jamie Whittle, and little sister to Zion and Jamie. A spoilt moko of Karen (nee Hemahema) and Hemi Mason, Doug Whittle and Michelle Leonard (nee Rupene). He uri tēnei nō te maunga Taranaki, me ngā hapū maha o Ngāti Wairangi, Ngāi Tahu me Poutini Ngāi Tahu hoki.
Woo hoo it’s happening! Construction of stage one of the Marae Development Project is well underway. The foundations are down, the walls are up, the roof is on, and it’s very exciting for all the whānau. If anyone would like information please contact Caroline at the office, phone 03 755 6542, email: admin@ngātiwaewae.org.nz or free phone 0508 786 2642.
Rā Whānau Happy birthday to Tonihi Paewhenua and Lawrence Price 2 November, Gay Tauwhare and Katene Campbell 19 November, Pierre Tumahai 27 November and Lionel Tauwhare 30 November.
Whakaairo Project Work is progressing well on the project with the Ngāi Tahu Fund round one supports completed. The rūnanga was pleased to have a visit from Piri Sciascia from the Ngāi Tahu Fund committee to review our progress. Visitors are welcome, please contact Jerry Pu if you would like to visit, cell 021 427 520 or email: jerry@ngatiwaewae. org.nz.
Tukutuku Project Our Waewae whānau continue to prune kakaho. They
Our master carver Fayne Robinson hard at mahi, chur bro, carving it up.
It was awesome to have such a good sized ope of rangatahi and kaumātua representing Ngāti Waewae to tautoko our whanaunga in Rāpaki. It was great to have Uncle Ben and Trish join us. We look forward to the completion of our marae so we can return the manaakitanga.
Update from the office The rūnanga office has temporarily re-located downtown until our new office block is completed in the New Year, on the new marae site in Arahura. We are now in the old Te Waipounamu shop on Sewell St, next to the Te Waipounamu Māori Heritage Centre. Our new phone number is 03 755 6452. We welcome Missy (Leane) Campbell as our new kaimahi in the office. Missy is currently updating our contact database. If you have changed your contact details or wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact the office or e-mail; panui@ ngatiwaewae.org.nz. If you would like to register with Ngāti Waewae rūnanga, contact Missy for registration forms.
Kāti Waewae Charitable Trust Activities Update Kāti Waewae Trust, the rūnanga executive and Te Tū Terakiwhanoa Trustees had session three of their planning wānanga in November. These meetings are to ensure all entities are aligned, understand each others’ roles and responsibilities and have a shared vision forward. These wānanga have resulted in a proposed re-structure of entity roles and a recommendation for change is on the agenda for the December rūnanga meeting.
Te Whakatūwheratanga o Te Whare Tipuna kei Rāpaki A big mihi to Tutehounuku Korako, Kopa Lee, Gail Gordon, Aunty Doe, Riki Manuel and the many whānau who made this dream come true. You guys really turned it on for the iwi. Even Tama-nui-te-rā paid his tributes with powerful rays of sunshine. I think everyone was grateful to be delivered ice cold wai to quench our thirst as we sweltered in the heat. The whole day was mean Māori mean!
Calendar of Meetings All rūnanga meetings are held on the second Sunday of every second month at Arahura Whare Wananga, 11am. Next meeting date – 13 February. Kāti Waewae Trust meetings All trust meetings are held on the second Saturday of every second month the next meeting is: (AGM) 1pm, 12 February at Arahura Whare Wānanga.
Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Ngā Mate Te Ari Brennan
parents Paul and Fiona of Kaiapoi. A gorgeous brother for Rawiri, Kea and Tama and another beautiful mokopuna for the late Hape and Julie Karaitiana. Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai ki te ao. Congratulations
Joy Hopkinson Api Achibald He Pēpi Kauri George Karaitiana-Maurice was born on July 30 at Rangiora Hospital, weighing 6lb 3oz to proud
Krystal Forgesson, great moko of Hamuera and Kauriki Rupene made her whānau very proud by winning the silver medal in a very tense and dramatic hockey final against Australia at the XIX (19th) Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India. Krystal made her debut with the Black Sticks Womens team in 2005.
She has now represented her country 110 times, scoring 28 goals including, a hat-trick in her 100th appearance against Olympic Champions the Netherlands. Krystal has spent the last two seasons playing hockey for HGC, Den Haag, Netherlands. She enjoys the high speed, intensity and skill level every week. Krystal believes her strengths are her high work rate and ability to put opposition defences under pressure. Her advice to young athletes is “Be yourself and have fun in whatever you do”.
• Do you need practical help to “manoeuvre” your way through the system – walking with you into the Recovery Assistant Centre and asking the right questions in order to be directed to the correct station – supporting you through this process every step of the way. • If you feel intimidated when you enter the recovery assistant centres, we will go with you. • Are you experiencing difficulties with your landlord, agent or tenancy agreement? We will assist and support you. Call the office and we’ll come to you. 03 386 0456, 021 783 594 email@example.com Noho ora mai Aroha H Reriti-Crofts CBE, JP
Another Reuben girl who certainly enjoys putting pressure on her opposition is Aloise Reuben, great moko of Joe and Dorrie Reuben and Te Hira and Kaitomuri Waaka. Aloise attended the NZ National Olympic Wrestling Champs in Dunedin in September.
Two Ngāi Tahu on Kaiapoi Community Board. Robyn Wallace was re-elected to serve a second term on the board. She was also elected unopposed as the Kaiapoi Community Board chairperson. Robyn’s election as chairperson is a real reflection of the respect held by fellow board members. The Kaiapoi Community Board has existed for 20 years since the amalgamation of Kaiapoi Borough into the Waimakariri District. The election of a Ngāi Tahu chairperson is a first for Kaiapoi. Robyn is the daughter of Kelly Kerehoma Kemp and Mere Karaitiana. Robyn is a staunch advocate for her community and the district where she was born and raised. She recommends that people must put themselves out there if they want to make a difference for their whānau and community. “There is a lot to do after the 4 september earthquake,” says Robyn. Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri district has shown huge community spirit and resilience. There is a long way to go before things can be called back to normal but we continue to be positive about the future of Kaiapoi and work towards building back better and stronger.” Ben Brennan is a newly elected member of the Kaiapoi Community Board and is in his first term of local-body government. The position complements his role as one of seven trustees on the Waimakariri Community Development Trust, which provides 11 key social development services within the district. He is also a member of the Kaiapoi Promotions Association, which provides business development advocacy to its 70 members. Ben is the son of Ramari Crofts and Hori Brennan. He has been involved with social and cultural development programmes for several years. Ben sees being elected to the board as a good first step in local body government and looks forward to being more involved in governance roles in the future. He says that the 12,000 Kaiapoi residents and 40,000 Waimakariri residents can be compared to the constituency that Te Rünanga o Ngäi Tahu have with hapū and iwi. He is hopeful that more Ngāi Tahu will become involved in these elected community decision-making authorities. He is married to Nicole Manawatu and they have two children, Maddison Brennan (8) and Te Rakiamoa Brennan (13).
After missing the cut in her preferred weight class of 52kg, exceeding the limit by 1kg, she went up to the 59kg, were she won Gold unopposed. Unfortunately no girls from the 52kg class were willing to compete against her, nor would officials allow her to compete in the 14-16 female categories. The following day the officials bent the rules and allowed Aloise to compete against the males in the 53kg class. Competing against the boys is nothing new for Aloise as she has being wrestling them since taking up the sport three years ago. After some very tight and physical bouts Aloise finished a very creditable fourth. Two of her three defeats went right down to the wire taking her opponents the full three rounds, losing both bouts by only one point. She was that close to finishing with the Silver Medal. Aloise’s success this year follows on from her gold at her first nationals last year in Mt Maunganui. And last but not least there is Georgia Brown, great moko of Hera and William Hopkinson and moko of her recently deceased Taua, Elaine Joy Hopkinson nee Grennell. At the recent Kaiapoi High School Awards, Georgia received the following; Gold Bar netball and touch rugby and most talented netball player of the year. Georgia also took out the Supreme Sportswoman of the year. She was also deputy head girl this year. Response to whānau in need of support as a result of the Earthquake We have whānau members who can provide the following services: • Assistance with filling out forms for the Red Cross Emergency Grant and understanding the process. • Insurance Advocacy including assistance with filling in forms and understanding the process. • Kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) meeting – Need someone to just talk to or visit you.
Kaitoko whänau workers Natalya Pitama (Tūāhuriri me Arowhenua) and Lizzie Ormsby (Maniapoto me Tainui) are the Kaitoko Whānau Workers in the Canterbury Area, working with whānau affected by the September 4 quake. They have been employed by He Waka Tapu to help access entitlements including but not limited to: grants, assessing welfare needs, including food, shelter and clothing, health needs and ongoing issues relating to the quake.
Natalya is working from the Recovery Assistance Centre at 24 Sewell St Kaiapoi, working with people from in the Waimakariri District. Lizzie is working from the He Waka Tapu office at 161 Pages Rd, Aranui, with people in the Christchurch area. If you know of whānau needing support and advocacy, please call into the offices or call or text Natalya on 027 868 9703, 327 6834 or Lizzie 021 046 6108,373 8150.
Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke He Mihi Aroha Our thoughts are with the Brennan Whanau.
Peata Horne was born in Sydney, Australia on 13 September. She is the fourth child and second daughter of proud parents Tania Wieczorek (Nō Tiamani) and James David Horne (Kāti Wheke) and sister of Tiana, Tamatea and Reihana.
He Pēpi Hou He Taoka ātaahua Hoki Tihei mauriora, nau mai, haere mai ki te ao mārama ki a Reiana Walker rāua ko Maia Te Rakiamoa Turuwhenua. Timmy Stone-Walker (Kāti Wheke and Ngāti Porou) and Corinna Sippel (Nō Tiamani) are the proud parents of Reiana Walker, born 18 July. A little sister for Tyson Walker and mokopuna and great moko for the Stone, Walker and Sippel whānau.
Tenā tātou katoa, ka nui te mihi aroha ki a koutou and especially to our whānau whānui who came from near and far to share the momentous occasion of our tipuna whare opening. Koia kei a koutou!
Reiana being held by her great Tāua, Kura Kakerangi Walker, watched by her brother, Tyson, and dad, Timmy Walker.
Morning pöwhiri at Wheke.
Tāua Hapeti Stone and Pōua Dave Horne welcome their lovely mokopuna Reiana. Taua Hapeti Stone is delighted to welcome her new mokopuna Reiana and Maia Te Rakiāmoa. Priscilla Stone is thrilled to have three more great mokopuna for Kāti Wheke hapū.
Jeni-leigh Stone-Walker (Kāti Wheke and Ngāti Porou) and Dr Jason Turuwhenua (Tuhoe and Ngāti Porou) are the proud parents of Maia Te Rakiamoa Turuwhenua born 1 November (7lbs 10oz). A little sister for Kura Kakerangi and another mokopuna for Koko Whare and Clara Turuwhenua. Kura Kakerangi holding her new sister Maia Te Rakiāmoa.
Tä Tipene, Bob Parker and James Brennan.
Rachael Rakena and Sharlene Pirikahu.
Reihana Parata and Sally Rakena.
Marae Bookings Thank you to those who have already expressed an interest in our new tino ātaahua marae facilities. Bookings will not officially open until 2011, after the weekend of 8 January.
Rā Whānau All the best to those who are celebrating December and January birthdays. Rāpaki Water Zone Committee Representatives Te Whe Phillips, Herena Stone and June Swindells.
Upcoming Dates Rūnanga meetings for 2011, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April, 15 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September. Meetings start at 9am.
Appointment To Te Poho o Tamatea Board Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke welcomes Mark Doyle as the Independent director to the Board of Te Poho o Tamatea. We wish him well.
At Years End To all our members who have consistently helped with decision making at rūnanga and executive levels and have attended the numerous, and sometimes laborious hui during the year, thank you for all your hard work.
Education Grants Congratulations to Dean Hawkins who is this year’s papatipu rūnanga scholarship recipient. Thanks to Te Poho o Tamatea annual charitable distribution grant. Jesse Thompson, Nicola Hullen and Tekoharaki Mason will each be receiving Te Rakiwhakaputa scholarships.
As in previous years, the rūnanga office will be closed between December and January, in the meantime the executive and staff wish all their members, whānau, whānui, tātou katoa a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Graduation Three classes of Kāwai Raupapa Level 3 (Introduction to the Arts) graduants stepped up to proudly receive their certificates on the day of the whare tipuna opening. Ruhia said it was a buzz to see the graduates celebrating.
Rangimārie ki roto, Rangimārie i tōu whare, Rangimārie i runga i tōu marae, Rangimārie ki roto, Rangimārie i tōu whare, Rangimārie i runga i tōu marae, Rangimārie i te Ao.
Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata Congratulations
Kā mihi o te wā ki a tātou I’ve never been one to wish my life away, but this is one year (like many in Waitaha) that I won’t be sorry to see the end of. I don’t think we’ve actually had a dull moment, particularly in the latter stages of the year, which naturally has taken its toll on energy reserves and if you’re like me all you’ll be looking forward to some down time. Here’s hoping we all have a happy, safe and festive holiday season. This year will also be remembered for the many sad, sudden losses of whānau members. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of the 29 miners of the Pike River Mine, to the Davis whānau with the sad loss of Aunty Te Aue and to all our whānau who have recently lost a member especially the McCarthy and Deer whānau with the sad loss of Jamie. Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata extends our heartfelt aroha to you and all of our whanauka who have lost loved ones over the past month. Nō reira koutou o te huka wairua haere atu rā, moe mai rä i kā peka o tō tātou nei Ūkaipō. Mā te Atua koutou katoa e manaaki e tiaki. Āpiti hono tātai hono rātou ki a rātou ka moe, āpiti hono tātai hono tātou te huka ora ka noho, pai mārire!
Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata would like to extend our congratulations to Mohi Watene, moko of the late Val Manawatu and son of very proud mum and dad, Pania and Rufus. Mohi recently completed his final year at Te Aute College receiving a taonga created by Earl Heke for Top Art Student, and trophies for Senior Athletic Champion, first equal in visual arts and a certificate in AUT Leadership. Mohi moved with his whānau to Te Hauke, Hastings nearly four years ago to get to know his Ngāti Kahungunu whānau after his Tāua Val passed away. “We know she would be very proud of how well Mohi is doing,” said Mum Pania and further notes “Although Mohi (like all of the whānau) misses Koukourarata and Ōtautahi very much, he has fitted in very well up here.”
to everyone who contributed to the construction of this stunning building. A big mihi to Peter Ramsden and the Tuahiwi boys who helped with the hangi. It was also awesome to see kotukumairangi arrive in the morning with kaihoe from all our whānau.
Next year Mohi will be attending Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Hastings to undertake a Certificate in Māori Arts under the guidance of Sandy Adsett. “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been a wonderful mentor to my son throughout his schooling at Aranui Primary, Chisnallwood Intermediate, Aranui High and especially at Te Aute College. Go hard Mohi!”. Arohanui, tou nā Pania Watene.
Tū mai te Whare Tipuna a Wheke! On a still, warm November morning the hauting sounds of a pūtātara could be heard echoing out from the little bay at Rāpaki signalling the re-brith of the Whare Tipuna Wheke. Whānau from throughout New Zealand and Australia gathered in the early hours of the morning to witness and be part of the ceremony to open the new Whare Tipuna.
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The whakatuwhera was wonderful and fitting of the mana of this tipuna. Congratulations to master carver Riki Manual, master weaver Reihana “Doe” Parata, Rachel Rakena who painted the tukutuku boards and
Ōnuku Rūnanga The Tikao whānau are very proud of Kassandra Tikao for her achievements in high school, and wish her well with her future studies. Here is a message from Kassandra: “I would just like to thank Ngai Tahu for their wonderful support throughout my high school years by providing me with tuition when I needed the extra help with my NCEA studies. I am pleased to say that I have graduated High School with a certificate in distinction with first place in business management. I plan to further my studies and attend the University of Canterbury next year and undergo a double degree in Law and Theatre and Film Studies. Thank you again for the support I am exceedingly grateful.”
Kass Tikao and her proud Mum, Marie Tikao.
Wairewa Rūnanga Henrietta Latimer, Tony Smith, George Haremat, John Boyles, Maire Kipa, Pita Simon, Mike Beresford, Charlie Zimmerman, Pollyann Panirau and Iaean Cranwell.
Tënä tätou katoa, He tika hoki kia mihi atu ki a rätou kua wehe atu ki te pö, rätou katoa kua kapo i te rika kaha o aituä, ä, rätou hoki i mate i kä pakaka nui o te ao, te tini me te mano o Käi Tätou te iwi Mäori i hikahika rä i kä motu kë o te ao, e pōua mä, e tāua mä, haere atu rä, haere atu rä, moe mai rä i te manaakitaka o ö koutou atua. Ki a Te Ari, e te manu tioriori, haere atu rä e te rakatira-ā-haka, ā-mōteatea, ā-kapahaka, kāpā he toki whakairo hoki, tēnei nā te tohuka o te aroha ki te takata. Nā reira e te uri a Tāne Rore hoake rā i tō waka, e kore rawa e warewaretia. Nö reira, waiho rätou ki a rätou, ko tätou ki a tätou, tënä anö tätou katoa. Kua tīmata te harakeke ki te puäwai, ka muia i konei e te tüï me te korimako. Kua takatü te whänau ki te whakakï i kä whata kai, kä waka tio i ënei rä, ki te kai, ki te mïti, ki te mätaitai, hai whäkai i kä whanauka i kä rä o kä hararei. Kua whakarauawatia kä waka mö kä haere ki täwhiti. I ënei rä kua rapua he taea hou, he tiwhikete ora mö kä motokä. Heoti anö kua piri anö a Hine Raumati ki a Tama nui te Rä, kua wera anö kä raki, ä, käore e roa ka tau mai anö ka waewae o Hana Koko ki ia whare hai mihi mö te Kirihimete. Kia pai te Kirihimete, kia pai hoki te tau höu, ä, ko kä manaakitaka o kä atua ki a tätou katoa i kä hararei nei. Mauri ora ki a tātou.
Akaroa Taiāpure The saga of the marine reserve at Te Whata o Kokiro, known to some as Dan Rodgers has almost concluded. The Minister of Conservation has declined the Marine Reserve application on the grounds that it compromised recreational fishing. However her decision is now the subject of a judicial review. Apparently this review will examine the process and is more a technicality than a threat. The Akaroa Taiāpure Committee has already requested that this area now be included in the Taiāpure. Te Kaio Mātaitai On 5 November, the Minister of Fisheries granted the Te Kaio Mātaitai. The mātaitai includes all the waters between Tumbledown Bay and Birdlings Flat, excluding the fisheries waters between the southern entrance of Hikuraki, and the middle of Oashore. At the same time he gazzetted Charlie Zimmerman, Donald Brown, Henare Robinson, Iaean Cranwell, John Boyles, Robin Wybrow and Rei Simon as tangata tiaki for Te Kaio Mātaitai. The mātaitai reserve and appointment of tangata tiaki has taken effect as of 16 December. Commercial fishing within the mataitai reserve is prohibited under regulation 24(2) of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999. The tangata tiaki may authorise any individual to take fish, aquatic life or seaweed for customary food gathering purposes from within the whole or any part of the mātaitai reserve. No fishing for customary food gathering purposes may take place in the mātaitai reserve without authorisation from the tangata tiaki. A meeting to discuss the mātaitai will be held with the whānau early in the new year.
Map of Mātaitai
Great grandson of Margaret Lean, Kody Rowan Lean, was born in June this year. He is the son of our first grandson Kris Lean and his wife Katie. Hui Rūnaka – Upcoming Dates February 13 (6 February is Waitaki Day) April 3 (Daylight savings finishes – check your clocks) June 12 (5 June is Queens Birthday weekend) Triennial Hui The Wairewa Rūnanga Executive was re-elected for another three year term at the triennial hui held last month. Robin Wybrow will continue as chair, Theo Bunker will continue as deputy chair, Rei Simon will continue as secretary and Liz Maaka will continue as the treasurer. Nei rā te reo mihi ki a koutou mō ā koutou mahi papai rawa atu. Kai whea mai koutou. Also at the this hui 10 officers of the rūnanga were elected, being:
Tangata Tiaki A meeting was held on Wednesday 8 December to discuss the heke tuna fishing for this coming season. Invitations were sent out to all previous permit holders, local hapū and whānau. The aim of this hui was to discuss the regulations now that there is a mātaitai in place, which restores the customary fishery of the lake and restores our traditions around the lake to avoid conflict at the drains.
the Jim Wright Te Kaio Memorial Trust and Pūtahi Farm Development structures. Wairewa Rūnanga is the sole shareholder. We need to ensure Jim Wright’s amazing generosity and legacy is never forgotten by successive generations. Rā Whakawhanaukataka – Sports Day Saturday March 5 - Rāpaki Please mark this in your 2011 calendar. The annual Te Pātaka Sports day is to be hosted by Rāpaki, we will focus on the kids in the morning and then waka ama in the afternoon. It should be another fun day, and if by then you haven’t had a chance to visit Rāpaki to check out their flash new whare, this will be it.
Te Kaio Farm We have an obligation to the land left by Jim Wright for our future generations. We now have an opportunity to build on the Wairewa Mahinga Kai Cultural Park ki uta ki tai, whether we are growing organic beef, lamb, vegetables or whitebait. It is all mahinga kai, something Wairewa was famous for and the reason our ancestors settled here. Our core values of manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga are our fundamental point of difference. If we can engage our people in a positive and productive manner and create a space that they want to be part of we will have succeeded. If that space also provides learning and opportunities for our rakatahi and those that follow, we will have fulfilled Jim’s wishes. So far we have successfully secured the Jim Wright bequest and negotiated and settled the testimonial dispute. As a rūnanga we have agreed to the structures required to care for this gift and have now implemented
Apologises to the whānau of Gladys MacDougall (Clough) of Wairewa for printing her name incorrectly in September Te Pānui Rūnaka.
Te Taumutu Rūnanga Merry Kirihimete, ā, kia pai ō koutou Tau Hou He hōnore, he korōria ki te atua He maungarongo ki te whenua He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa i te wā Kirihimete, ā, mō te tau hou hoki Nō reira, kia hari, kia koa, kia tūpato i ō koutou haerenga ā, kia tau te rangimārie hoki i tēnei wā whakatā. Raukawa Graduate
Congratulations to Tania Nutira who has successfully completed a Bachelor of Māori Design and Art. Tania travelled to the Ōtaki campus of Te Wānanga o Raukawa on a regular basis for her study. She has previously graduated with a Bachelor of Māori Information and Management, also from Raukawa. Her whānau are extremely proud of her! Kā pai Tarns! PS: Photo is Tania at a previous Te Manawa Whenua CPIT Graduation ceremony. Aroha mai we don’t have a more recent Grad photo.
Aporonia Arahanga, daughter of Meikura and Huata Arahanga, was recently awarded the Overall Group Winner in the Te Puna Wānaka Award for Excellence – Okea Ururoatia – Rakatahi Supreme Award, Year 9 and 10, Canterbury. Her leadership and cultural contributions to her whānau, hapū, marae and school were all recognised as contributing factors to her winning the award.
Mokopuna of Roberta and the late Korako Arahanga, Aporonia is year 10 at Christchurch Girls High School. She is sitting level 3 NCEA Te Reo Māori this year with intentions and aspirations to attend University next year. Her goal is to have a University degree before she finishes high school in three years time. Aporonia has a huge passion for music, composing and writing.
Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Ngā mate Vervious Taiaroa-Ennis Jamie Stewart Les Double Te Ari Brennan Ranui Parata
and Mark were married at Arowhenua Marae. It was an absolutely beeeeautiful! and awesome day with everyone looking their best. Shannon and Jarred shone throughout the day and loved how all their family and friends had gathered together to celebrate their love to each other.
Birthdays A great night was held on 6 November to celebrate Kevin’s 60th. He arrived to the hall late because his car broke down. I have to thank Brett Harris for his help with that. Kevin had a good night as did the rest of the whānau. Happy birthday Kevin. We will do it again in 10 years. No surprise this time.
Health Arowhenua Whānau Services and He Oranga Pai clinic are still operating and as a reminder our clinic times are: • Arowhenua Marae, Huirapa Road, Temuka, 8.30am to 5pm weekdays. • Te Aitarakihi, Multicultural Centre Bridge Road, Timaru Thursdays 10.00-2pm, • St Johns Room 37 Shearman Street Waimate every Tuesday 1 – 3pm. • Twizel Resource Centre Mt Cook Street Twizel, 1st Friday of every month 12 – 2pm. To ensure you will be seen it is recommended that you telephone to make an appointment to see one of our nurses at the outreach clinics. He Oranga Pai clinic will be closed over the Christmas period from 24 December until 5 January. Did you know that if you have a toothache you can get help from Work and Income if you are on a benefit (and sometimes if you are on a low income). You can get up to $300 for dental treatment and you don’t have to pay it back. Just talk to your dentist, and ask if they do quotes for Work and Income. If you need help with this, give us a ring on 615 7452.
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Kevin Russell-Reihana the birthday boy celebrates with whanau and friends at his surprise birthday party. Happy Birthday also to Mokai and Hemi Reihana on 24 November Thank you Diane Peneamene who has kindly donated a portrait of Te Hapa o Niu Tireni she painted for the marae office.
Arowhenua Puna Group Tēnā koutou from all the tamariki at Arowhenua Puna. This term our tamariki are learning about their different body parts and active movement. Some of the fun activities have included edible faces, handprints, water and sand play. There is much more to come, a mini Olympic obstacle course, dance, music and dental hygiene with Bronwyn Bevan from Timaru Public Health. We are really struggling to find someone who speaks te reo Mäori and would like to come down and teach our tamariki. If you know of anyone that is willing to give up two hours a week please contact me on the number below, it would be much appreciated. We were successful in obtaining funds from a COGS (Community Organisations Grants Services) application submitted earlier this year. This will help purchase play equipment and te reo teaching resources. We operate every Wednesday, 9.30am – 11.30am during the school term. We are only small and would like to grow so please come down and support us. For further information please contact Felicity McMillan Home: 615 7747 Mobile: 021 106 1135
Congratulations Big congratulations to Peter Lyman for being appointed as iwi representative for the South Canterbury District Health Board. Wedding
24 November was a very special day for the Reihana whānau – Shannon Reihana, daughter of Dawnie,
Energy Smart Home Insulation Was your home built before 1978? Have you got a Community Services Card? Do you own your own home? If you answered yes to these three questions you qualify to have your home fully insulated from top to bottom for a minimum payment of $300.00. Or was the home you rent built before 1978? Have you got a Community Services Card? Your landlord can get 66 per cent off the full cost of insulating their property and keeping you warm in the process. Contact Rachel at Arowhenua Whānau Services: 03 615 5180. If you don’t qualify for either option but your house was built before 1978, there will be a one off special ballot (a kind of raffle) where the winner, whatever the income can have their home insulated for a minimum of $300. Keep an eye out for entry forms in the free papers the Herald or contact Energy Smart 03 688 7508
Even if your house was built after 1978, Energy Smart can still offer a range of subsidies relating to insulation, heating or energy efficiency. Contact their Timaru office 03 688 7508 or Wellington 0800 777 111 if you want to know more.
Te Rūnanga o Waihao We are in the process of painting the marae buildings which are showing signs of wear. It will be great to get the whare looking its best again, especially with the 70th anniversary weekend approaching fast. We are also preparing to plant natives along the drive where we have removed the harakeke. There are many plans in the pipeline for the marae and we would love to have your input, whether it be in writing or through kōrero at any of the whānau meetings. Remember you are welcome to attend any meeting of the executive, but the best time to have your say is at the scheduled whānau meetings. These meetings will be held every second month, the first being this month. All meetings will be held on the marae. It is a long, rectangular, mainly wooden structure that links the Waihao River and the sea. It also links to Wainono Lagoon which is the centre of Te Rūnanga o Waihao Takiwā. The box is unique and is believed to be the only functioning one in New Zealand, and possibly
Waihao Box The local community celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Waihao box recently. The box has been an important fixture in the lives of Māori and Pākehā alike.
the world. The purpose of the box is to allow the mouth of the river to open more easily after the sea has blocked it with gravel. Our tīpuna have spent many hours in the area catching tuna, flounder, ngaingai and countless other fish. It is also the habitat of the hao eel, hence the name Waihao. After the ceremony at the box, where Aunty Cis Te Maiharoa Dodds spoke on behalf of the whānau from the area, around 70 people came back to the Marae for some kai and kōrero. It was a great day and very pleasing to hear members of the local community comment favourably about our Marae and hospitality.
love to hear from you. My background is in health and for many years I have worked with agencies such as Work and Income and Child, Youth and Family. I am or have previously been a committee member of stopping violence for men, Arowhenua Whānau Services (Māori health provider), Victoria House (drop in mental health provider), Family Support (supporting families at risk), Barnabas Trust (youth at risk), South Canterbury Womens Refuge, BOT (Māori rep) Mountainview High School, Māori representative for Hospital Advisory Committee –SCDHB, Child Youth and Family – Care and Protection Panel member. Previous employment includes: nursing, an electorate agent for local MP for nine years, manager of South Canterbury Womens Refuge, field officer for the nurses’ union, manager of Straight 2 Work Programme, Chamber of Commerce, and am currently the manager of Project Turn around – Restorative Justice Timaru District Council. I am available should you wish to discuss options that may be available to you and your whānau. Phone 03 687 7276 (daytime), 03 684 7393 (night). Proud Nana praises achievements of her moko Upcoming Southland swimmer Lisa Pankhurst, 21, continues on her road of success after her international debut in the Oceania Championships in Apia, Samoa, with the New Zealand Open Swim Team. The proud Ngāi Tahu swimmer, (also of Ngāti Kahungunu), from Invercargill first qualified for Oceania’s back in April at the New Zealand Open Championships, where she went under the qualifying time and finished seventh overall in the Women’s 200m Freestyle. Her efforts in Samoa earned her two silver medals in her favoured event – freestyle. Her Nana, Majorie Manaena (née GutseIl) fully supports her moko on her continuing path to gold and is very proud of her achievements so far, “She (Lisa) is very dedicated to her swimming, and spends many hours in the pool.” The close relationship Lisa has with her Nana is very evident as she “pops over” often and joins her every Sunday for Nana’s special kai. Swimming is not the only thing on this kōtiro’s plate, along with up to 30 hours of practice per week, Lisa is a part-time student at the Southern Institute of Technology where she studies Sport and Recreation. In between times, Lisa has to be organised at home as she flats in her home town with her parents now living in Christchurch, “I have to be up-to-date with everything and sometimes I struggle with meal planning, so my Nana helps me out a lot and I like spending time with her.” Coming up next for Lisa are numerous trips to Australia to compete against some of the world’s best in Brisbane and Sydney. She is already looking forward to the challenge of qualifying and attending the World
Anne Te Maiharoa Dodds (Aunty Sis). Rakatahi There will be a rakatahi wānanga at the marae during January. We have not finalised dates, but if you are planning on having your rakatahi attending please let the office know. We will inform you of dates and so on as soon as possible. Also, if you are able to help out in some way we would appreciate it, so please let us know. Waihao Executive Member Profiles Keri Peneamene is the grandson of the late Tieke and Rima Peneamene and son of Tairoa and Diana Peneamene. (At 36 years old) “I have worked 16 years in the building industry as a qualified painter and decorator. For seven of these years I was self-employed and a member of the Master Painters. Three years ago I made a career change, working and studying architectural technology to one day see my own designs recognised. I have been married to Mellissa for 10 years and have four children aged 5,10,11 and 18. I believe the future of Waihao is our tamariki and would like to see more focus on this area, so they can have a more positive outlook identifying with their culture in today’s world. Vivienne Wood I believe, that knowledge is power. If you have concerns with heath, education then I am available and would
Wetland We have fenced and planted 500-odd trees at Te Punatarakao Wetland. It is looking great down there and we will be developing the site further over the next few months. It was essential we fenced the area, the local farmer has been grazing cows there and you know what a mess they can make of new plantings! We want to wish all Ngāi Tahu whānui a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Year.
Swimming Championships in China next year and the London Olympic Games in 2012. Her Nana says she is behind her every step of the way and enjoys being part of her mokopuna’s journey. Nā Lisa Pankhurst and Marjorie Manaena
Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Congratulations Mahinarangi Nicholas made it into Te Waipounamu under 19 team that will travel to Palmerston North next Easter for the annual Aotearoa Māori Netball tournament.
Rā Whānau Mahinarangi Nicholas 2 November (18) Hora Nicholas 23 November (15) Hirapeka Nicholas 2 December (17) Jamie Williams 2 December (21) Brock Orbell 30 December Craig Orbell 11 January Ross Kean – birthday wishes to my Pōua “the man” who looks after all of the Rūnanga sites. Love from Kace Katerama Palmer-Kean.
Annual General Meeting Te Rūnanga o Moeraki held their AGM on Sunday 7 November. It was great to see so many whānau attend. We are pleased to congratulate Sally Wast who was elected as the new treasurer. We also took this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Robyn Maguigan who was treasurer from March 1993. He has done an excellent job over this time, ensuring that the rūnanga has conducted its financial business in the appropriate manner. It will be a hard act to follow with respect to the amount of time and effort she has put into the position since she was appointed.
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Special General Meeting of Te Rūnanga o Moeraki The Special General Meeting is to be held at 10am on Sunday 13 February at Moeraki Marae. The purpose of the meeting is to pass the following resolution: • Select a member of the society to assist the officers in their deliberations. Moeraki Mātaitai After 10 years of consultation with local community and commercial fishers the Moeraki Mātaitai has been approved by the Minister of Fisheries. It is divided into three separate areas; Tapuiri – from the old steel wharf at Moeraki around the headland, past the two kāika to Tawhiroko Point. Tūraka Waka – a small area consisting of the beach and two rock spurs on the northern side of the Te Raka-ā-Hineātea Pā site at the eastern end of Katiki Point. Katiki – starts about half way along the southern side of Katiki Point and extends down to the mouth of Tarapuke Creek, about a third of the way down Katiki Beach. The rūnanga will be appointing rūnanga members, local people and commercial fishers onto the mātaitai management committee. If you are interested in participating with the management of the mātaitai please contact the office.
Samantha Sykes and David Higgins. Congratulations Ko Aoraki te maunga Ko Waitaki te awa Ko Uenuku te whare Ko Moeraki te marae Ko Te Aotaumarewa te hapū Ko Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, ngā iwi Ko Lyn Wilson taku ingoa My parents are Piriniha Tumokai Babbington of Tokomaru Bay and Makere Pani Babbington, (née Reiri) of Te Whiti, Masterton. I whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungunu through my grandfather, Te Aroha Hami (Sam) Reiri and to Ngāi Tahu through my Taua, Flora Mei Reiri (née McKay) from Moeraki. On 24 March, I graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology). While completing the clinical placement with Hawkes Bay DHB, I was fortunate enough to live with Aunty Daphne and Uncle Ron Lambess of Havelock North, who kindly accepted me into their home for three years. The academic part of the degree was completed through daily travel to Palmerston North. I am currently working in the imaging department at the Wairarapa DHB and doing locum work with Boulcott Private Hospital in Lower Hutt. It is with much gratitude that I acknowledge the support I received from Te Tapuae o Rehua, Kā Pūtea grants each year for the duration of my degree and also the awesome support from my whānau.
Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Alternate Representative It is with pleasure that the Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Appointment Committee announce that Moana O-Hinerangi has accepted the position as Alternate Representative to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. We wish Moana well in this position and look forward to supporting her in this role. Ngā mihi Stacey Tipa, Chair Appointment Committee. Kā Pūtea Scholarship Grant Samantha Sykes and Albert Titheridge are the Te Rūnanga o Moeraki recipients of the Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarship Grant. Samantha is studying a Bachelor of Teaching and Early Childhood and Albert is studying a Bachelor of Arts. We wish them well with their studies.
Office Hours The rūnanga office will be closed from 5pm Thursday 23 December, re-opening, 8.30am Tuesday 18 January. Ngā mihi mō te Kirihimete Ngā mihi o Te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa. Albert Titheridge and David Higgins.
Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Poroporoakī Auē, taukiri e Kua hika kā wāhine tokotoru o Te Tai o Araiteuru Ko Vervi Ennes nō Whanganui, ko Ranui Parata nō Ōtepoti tātou ko Malia Ellison nō Ōtākou. E kā whaea, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere ki kā tīpuna e tatari ana kai muri i te tatau pounamu o te pō. Haere atu rā kai tua o te ārai Kai ruka o koutou aka ki Rakiatea Ki tō koutou hākui Hine nui i te Pō. Ki kā kirimate, kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui. Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.
with some even making the trek from Australia. With good planning and a great team effort from a huge number of volunteers, we were delighted to be able to make sure the hui went smoothly and manaakitaka was extended to all who attended the hui. Thanks to all those who came to Karitāne for the Huiā-Tau, we loved having you here. Thanks to all our whānau whānui who gathered to do the mahi it takes to have a large hui – we hope to see you at home with us again soon. We also hope the ukuleles continue to be strummed until the next Hui-ā-Tau and that the “spoon section” really does join in the music making next year. Top Academic Congratulations to Etaraika Te Tau, son of Ken Te Tau, grandson of Wi (Tops) Te Tau for his success as Top Academic Year 11 student, Mana College, Porirua.
Rā whānau Caroline Ruckstuhl (75) – 4 November Tania Kelly – 23 November Timoti Potiki – 3 December Angela Duff – 5 December Jim Fyfe – 7 December Scarlett Rose Williams (1) – 8 December Kahu Duff – 9 December Stan Gilmore – 11 December Ros Wyeth – 13 December Craig Chisholm – 14 December Jocelyn Hagan – 20 December Huia Collings – 21 December Eddie Ellison – 22 December Tahu Potiki – 23 December Thomas Duff – 26 December Trevor Ellison – 28 December Rosalie Williams-Sizemore (63) - 30 December Waimarie Parata – 11 January Ann Maree Cairns – 11 January Ros Ellison – 13 January Jim Williams (67) – 19 January Belle (Ata) Williams (11) – 19 January Jesse Te Tau – 21 January Hematata Hakiwai – 26 January Waiariki Parata-Taiapa – 30 January Huriawa Parata – 31 January
Etaraika Te Tau.
Hui-ā-Tau 2010 The pack up was done in double quick time and there is now little evidence of the Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Tau, held in Kāika Karitāne over the weekend of the 19 – 21 November. Once the worn brown patches on the grass disappear it really will be just the memories that remain. Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka, our Te Tai Arai te Uru whanauka and the community of Karitāne enthusiastically welcomed Ngāi Tahu to Karitāne for the annual iwi gathering. Kāti Huirapa whānau returned from all parts of New Zealand,
Office holiday hours The rūnaka office will close at midday on Wednesday 22 December and will re-open on Monday 10 January. Telephone messages, emails and mail will be checked on a regular basis.
Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou He Aitua E kore rā e te aroha i roto rā E tangi mō ngā hoa ka riro, ka mene ki te pō Te ai he hoa takaarohi mo ēnei rā Me kapo kau i te wairua Me kore e hoki mai Auē, e te aroha Auē te mamae Ehara rā i te kākahu hou te kākahu o aituā, he mea i uhia ki te ao i te horahanga mai o te takapau i whakamamaetia ai tō te tangata whānautanga mai ki tēnei ao. It has been a heavy month for our people all around the motu with many of our whānau loosing loved ones. Our thoughts and aroha are with the whānau of Verviers Ennis (Née Taiaroa) daughter of the late Martin Taiaroa who passed away in early November; and with the whānau of Malia Ellison, beloved wife of the late David Ellison (Ōtākou). We also send our aroha to the whānau of Ranui Parata of Puketeraki, to the Tipa whānau of Moeraki, to the Brennan whānau of Tuahiwi and to all those who grieve for their loved ones who have passed into the night. Nō reira, e Tāua mā, e Pōua mā, me ngā tini aituā o te motu nei, moe mai i te aroha o ngā tīpuna. Haere, haere, haere whakaoti atu rā.
rūnaka, a lifetime of service. Kuao Langsbury – A lifetime of commitment and dedication to Ōtākou. Rei and Ray Owens – A lifetime of dedication and support for the rakatahi of the peninsula through pony club. Hine Forsyth – The tireless taxi-driver, providing transport to hui everywhere. Edward Ellison – Years of absolute commitment to the marae, and standing not just once, but twice for the Regional Council. Hoani Langsbury – Dedication to the marae way beyond the realms of his job description. Megan Ellison – All her hard work in getting the website up and running. Paulette Tamati-Elliffe – Fantastic work in co-ordinating Ngā Manu Kōrero. Talia Ellison achiever – Class Act, Youth Parliament, Manu Kōrero. Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe – Leadership skills and manaaki of his peers. Rebecca Langsbury, Les Harris Te Hori, Makareta and Koreana Wesley-Evans – For a brilliantly played netball season and showing great sportsmanship under pressure. After which the tamariki treated us to a selection of their favourite waiata and haka – kia ora, tamariki mā you get better every year! And even some of those not so young were eventually enticed onto the stage!
The AGM Awards On 30 October whānau gathered at the marae to celebrate the achievements and aroha of our rūnaka members, young and old, big and small, nominations came in from all sides in recognition of their “Aroha ki kā tākata”.
We finished with a very late evening in the wharekai having a good old-fashioned social while the tamariki slept in the whare – and still managed to be on board for the AGMs in the morning. He mihi aroha ki a koutou, e ngā rakatira mā, he rei ngā niho, he parāoa ngā kauae. The whānau are enthralled while the tamariki entertain us.
After a delicious pot-luck dinner (maybe we should have nominated some cooks for an award!) we adjourned to the whare Tamatea where Rachel Wesley, chair of the whānau komiti, presented the awards to: Aunt Jean Duff – Unwavering commitment to the
Rūnanga General Meetings Nau mai, haere mai ngā uri o Ōtākou To all hapū members rūnanga meetings are held on the first Sunday of every month.
firstname.lastname@example.org – Hoani Langsbury (marae manager) email@example.com – Glenys Russell (administration) firstname.lastname@example.org – Moana Wesley (whānau komiti worker) Over the Christmas period the office will be closed from 23 December to 17 January. Ngā mihi mahana o te wā ki a koutou!
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Hokonui Rūnanga cares about them in a good environment. You’ve got to talk to the kids on their level and build rapport with them.” Lay had introduced a white belt to the club to give the younger children confidence. “Normally there isn’t one but it gives them confidence. If they can get up in front of everyone and do a few kicks but they’re not at yellow belt stage they get their white belt instead. All 30 members of the Hokonui Rūnanga who were at the grading achieved their white or yellow belts on Saturday.” Eden Clarke (11) of Gore said she liked learning kung fu. “You get to learn how to protect yourself if someone comes and beats you up,’’ says Eden.
EVERYBODY was kung fu fighting at the Hokonui Rūnanga on Saturday 27 October. Thirty young kung fu enthusiasts showed off their skills at a grading day in the hope of being awarded their white or yellow belts. Joe Lay started the Hokonui Rūnanga Kung Fu Club in May and already he has noticed a difference in his young charges. “There have been a lot of behavioural changes, they’re not so boisterous and they have more respect here,’’ Lay said. “`It’s all about discipline, not so much the physical. They might have to stand still for two or three minutes and things like that. Back at the start that was beyond some of them,’’ he said. Lay has a first degree black belt in Nam Wah Pai kung fu which he has held for 13 years. He has started studying social services at the rūnanga after moving to Gore from Invercargill several years ago.
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Aiming high: Terry Fowler (9) of Gore shows of his kung fu skills at the Hokonui Rūnanga on Saturday.
Gloves on: Hokonui Rūnanga Kung Fu and fitness kickboxer tutor Joe Lay brushes up on his skills ahead of Mondays classes.
“I’m trying to help people. It’s good to get their little lives on track. We run with the families to make that happen. The children learn how to protect themselves and self control when they learn kung fu. They’re learning someone
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Waihōpai Rūnaka do things without Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s help? Rubbish we don’t need the office to tell us what to do or how to do things, not impressed with those involved from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Other than that the Mō Tātou exhibition was excellent account of our taonga. A big thank you to the Mō Tātou kōmiti, and to each rūnaka for taking the time out to uphold the mana of Ngāi Tahu Kāti Mamoe and Waitaha. To our Waihopai whānau, a huge thank you to Peggy, who was there all the time for Waihopai, and Marcia, Ora, Averil, Lottie, Matika Mhari and Winsome. If I missed anyone, next time no doubt you will tell me. Also the kapa haka group Te röpü o Murihiku excellent well done. Mhari Baty’s (née Bull) and the late Norman York’s grandson Mason Gavan won numerous leadership awards, well done Mason from the whānau of Waihopai rūnaka. Look out Mark this young Ngāi Tahu and Ngā Puhi boy has leadership qualities and will be a good future Ngāi Tahu leader. Well folks that’s all for now, may you and your whānau have a safe and wonderful Xmas and New Years, but first VIOLENCE in the home is NOT GOOD please take it easy. Don’t get too stressed out, spend within your means. As I always say a hug a day helps keeps violence at bay. Give a smile and you will get one back. Arohanui to you all. Look forward to catching up in the New Year. To all the staff at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu reps a big arohanui to you all for the mahi you have all done, thank you.
Kia ora whānau, ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou kātoa. Ngā taonga mate o ngā whānau haere ki te waka, haere ki te reinga te kainga wairua o ngä tūpuna, haere, haere, haere. Well whānau, it’s that time again (Xmas). It has come around fast, the older you get the faster it comes around. What a great Hui-ā-Tau, thank you very much to the whānau of Puketeraki, you have done yourself and the mana of your tüpuna proud. Stand tall and proud for the mahi that you, the volunteers, cooks (chef) and the kaimahi did, pat yourselves on the back, well done. Excellent location, excellent kai and excellent people arohanui. Well we have been busy here on the marae too, the cooks and whānau have all been doing their mahi with great guts, so well done everybody, you too have upheld the mana of Waihopai Rūnaka. We have all been lucky as we have been on two trips – the Hui-ā-Tau, and the opening of the Rāpaki whare tīpuna. They were both great, mind you our tāua were pretty had it by the time we got home. In the next pānui from Waihōpai, I am going to have an opinion column, Whare Whānau, where whānau can say what’s on their mind from a personal point of view, not the rūnaka. It’s always good to say things that make people think, whether it be controversial or not, after all we do have freedom of speech. Cyril’s Opinion (not the rūnaka) My opinion of Mō Tātou’s handling by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu was, that they didn’t do a great job. For instance putting in a coordinator six weeks into the exhibition. What are they saying that the rūnaka cannot
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Ōraka-Aparima Rūnaka Hui-ā-Tau Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka wish to thank Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki for hosting Hui-ā-Tau. The setting, atmosphere and whānau are what made this hui a success. All our whānau who attended expressed gratitude and thanks for the work and commitment that goes into organising such a splendid hui. Well done.
down there too. The river is still good training for us, especially as the sea is so unpredictable. We have been lucky enough to have Ruby Thomson join us in the last six weeks. Ruby is really enjoying Waka Ama and we are very impressed with how well she is doing. Ruby is our youngest member at 13.
Ōraka-Aparima Waka Ama Our crew have been getting out two to three times and sometimes four times a week. During the last month we have been trying to get out on the sea more, as most competitions that we have entered have been on the sea. We have gained more confidence over the last six months on the river and feel comfortable getting out on the sea. We have travelled to Ōraka and had the waka out, but it was too rough to get back to Aparima. We have also been to Bluff and have had a couple of sessions
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Medal Presentation “Leadership by Example” reads the medal presented to Mason Wanahi Gavan son of Marama Cooper and Colin Gavan, and mokopuna of Mhari Baty and the late Norman York. Only one of these medals is presented on the course this young man attended at Burnham Military Training Camp. The six-week course is designed to develop the life skills of the 144 young people, between the ages of 17 and 25 who began the course. Mason not only attended but he excelled. After receiving a medal, two awards and three certificates, it was Mason who was given the honour of making a presentation to retired High Court Judge Justice John Hansen! One award presented to Mason was the Most effective Team Member and Leadership Award, the second award being the Peers’ choice Award. Along with the medal, he has been the first, since the courses began, to receive all three awards! Mason said, “I’ve been offered a building apprenticeship in Christchurch. The staff at Burnham reckon I should join the army. I am more motivated now to go and get a good job.” Mason is tackling the future with a new confidence that especially after staff told him he was one of the best students to complete the course and they will be happy to give him good references. Riverton and Aparima boy, you have done well. The future is yours. Congratulations.
It was a very productive trip. We mowed all the walking tracks, painted the covered porch in the first house, weeded and sprayed and checked all rat and mice traps to find the island is still predator-free. We created two new planting areas for future planting.
On the last day, we collected a lot of old fence wire and brought it back to Takutai o Te Tītī Marae to go to the tip. It’s taken many years but there is perhaps only one big load of wire left to come off the island.
Rarotoka Working Trip 26 – 28 November The working trip to Rarotoka on Friday 26 – Sunday 28 November was another successful trip. We were really blown away at all the harakeke in bloom. This is one of the first years that they are blooming on mass. They are looking stunning with their crimson red flowers against the landscape. We have two little wetland areas that used to be hard to point out if you were standing a distance away. Now that the harakeke are big enough to bloom, they are so easy to see, and really looking fabulous.
More trips are planned for Rarotoka: 27 December – 1 January: weeding, spraying and maintenance. 1 January – 4 January: there will be a whānau trip. 28 – 30 January: weeding, spraying, prep for planting. 25 – 27 February: weeding, spraying, prep for planting. Please let us know by emailing orakaaparima@xtra. co.nz if you are keen to attend. A schedule of proposed working trips for 2011 is held in the office if anyone wishes to register their interest in being part of this experience. Office Hours The rūnaka office will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 22 December and re-opens 9am Monday 10 January. Executives have had an extremely busy workload this year and for this, our members would like to express their deep appreciation. We wish everyone a peaceful and safe Christmas along with a prosperous New Year. Ngā mihi kirihimete ki te hunga whānau whānui. Noho tau i roto i te rangimārie, te aroha me te whakawhanaungatanga mō te tau hou.
Awarua Rūnanga Meridian Energy On 16 November we hosted 25 Meridian directors and staff at Te Rau Aroha Marae, the dinner was a result of the relationship formed during our Fiordland hīkoi earlier this year.
A big thank you to Fred Ryan, and Ray Donovan together they are producing wonderful vegetables they both take care of daily watering, weeding and general maintenance. In the initial development period a number of rūnaka members and community groups helped, there are too many to thank individually, so we take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them including our Māra Kai sponsors the Ngāi Tahu Fund, Te Puni Kōkiri and HEHA.
Members from Awarua, Waihōpai, Ōraka-Aparima and Hokonui enjoyed a kaimoana feast followed by waiata and kapa haka from Parker Ormond’s rōpū. A big thank you to our volunteers. Awarua Rūnaka Annual General Meeting The Awarua Rūnaka Annual General Meeting will be held at Te Rau Aroha Marae Saturday 12 March, 10am. Nau mai haere mai.
Taonga and Korowai Conservation Workshop Presenter: Rangi Te Kanawa (Ngāti Maniapoto). When: 10am Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February Where: Te Rau Aroha Marae Bluff To register contact Gail 03 212 6029 This two-day workshop has been developed in response to iwi who have recognised the risks of the conservation of taonga in their wharenui and homes around the country. Iwi are in possession of many forms of taonga, including korowai, pounamu, and harakeke that have been handed down over time and through the generations. It is important for these precious taonga to be properly handled, stored and displayed to avoid the full impact of wear and tear. This two-day workshop will provide participants with valuable information to preserve these taonga and will be helpful for those who wish to learn how to: • Identify taonga and the materials they are made from. • Assess the condition of taonga and how to handle them accordingly. • Discuss storage methods. • Make customised storage containers for taonga.
Māra Kai Our māra kai is finally getting to the point that by Christmas we will be able harvest fresh vegetables for the marae. We had a slight upset during the September storm where one of our hot houses was destroyed by Tawhirimātea. Luckily this did not discourage our kaumātua who have now taken ownership of the māra kai.
Both days will be hands on and will require participants to have a sharp eye and steady hand to work with the conservation materials. A key component of the workshop will concentrate on creating the appropriate storage containers for taonga. Workshop Limit: 20 people max Participants are invited to bring along taonga and so on as well as pounamu, korowai, harakeke items that might need conservation help. (The 20 person workshop limit is to ensure attendees get the maximum benefit from the experience of the workshop presenter.)
Annual Permit Day Meeting Beneficial Tītī (Muttonbird) Islands Notice is hereby given that pursuant to regulation 7(1) of the Tītī (Muttonbird) Regulations 1978, the annual permit day meeting will be hald at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff on Saturday 5 February at 10.00am. Any permit applications should be in writing and forwarded to the Rakiura Tītī Committee either at the
address below by 4pm Friday 4 February or handed in at the meeting before 10am. Special business – Tītī (Muttonbird) Regulations review. The Kā Mate Ngā Kiore Annual General Meeting will follow this meeting. Any queries regarding this notice may be directed to: Rakiura Tītī Committee, C/- Robert Coote, 21 Pilcher Ave, Bluff 9814, email: BobComp@ xtra.co.nz or phone: 03 212 8999.
Papatūānuku and all the wonderful things she gives us in Te Hapūa. People are STILL dumping their rubbish and old cards all over our Earth Mother. “We would like you to help us inform our community that we are not happy with rubbish and old cars being dumped in the bushes. In the weekend two of us were chased by a dog left in an old car. It jumped out and chased us when we were walking down the cemetery hill. We don’t feel safe with angry dogs, wild horses and crazy cows roaming in our community. We don’t like abandoned old cars and yucky rubbish hurting Papatūānuku. Please help us to let people know how we feel. “We are learning that if we look after Papatūānuku, our Earth Mother, then she will take care of us when we get older. We all love Papatūānuku.” Anneliese Moses and her class wrote to Uncle Bundy Waitai: “We are learning to care for Papatūānuku and our community. We are sad because some people don’t care about Papatūānuku, but in Te Hapūa School we do… “Can you help us to look after Papatūānuku? She is our Earth Mother and we need somebody to talk to the people and make them stop. Maybe they don’t understand that Papatūānuku gets hurt and sick just like us. She can’t keep giving her best for us because she is choking with all the rubbish. Then the people start getting sick too. “When you become our new councilor (Mr Waitai unsuccessfully sought a seat on the Te Hiku Community Board in Saturday’s elections) do you think a new law could be made to make those naughty people pay for hurting Papatūānuku? We have talked about it and we think that would be fair. But we are only little kids and no one will listen to us.” Crystal Waenga put her faith in local constable (and her uncle) Paris Neho: “We are learning to care for Papatūānuku and our community…Some people don’t care about Papatūānuku and us little kids. People are still dumping their old cars and making it unsafe for us to walk and play in our community…. “We think there should be a law to fine people who don’t look after their dogs properly and who dump their cars all over Papatūānuku. They are not helping to take care of Papatūānuku and that’s why we are sad.”
Ngāi Tahu ki Tai Tokerau Hui-ā-Tau Ngāi Tahu ki Tai Tokerau held their annual meeting at Te Uri o Hau Marae, near Dargaville. It was well attended by whānau from around the region. Whānau enjoyed a full programme packed with time for whanaungatanga and of course plenty of kai, which allowed for round-the-table discussions. Whānau also indicated they were interested in learning Ngāi Tahu waiata, and wanted to encourage papatipu rūnanga to submit pānui into Te Pānui Rūnaka so they could keep abreast with what was happening at their home marae. Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon spoke at the hui about the successes and challenges faced by Ngāi Tahu during the year. Whai Rawa’s Teone Sciascia ran an information session for whānau, who were very interested in what Whai Rawa had to offer. Terry Ryan, supported by Arapata Reuben, from the Whakapapa Unit also spoke. And, Faumuinā Tafuna’i made an appeal to whānau to keep in touch with those in Te Waipounamu via Te Pānui Rūnaka and Te Karaka. Kids call for reinforcements The Year 4 children at Te Hapūa School fear for the future of their natural environment, and have appealed to a number of potential allies for support in encouraging those who are damaging it to change their ways. Shannon Selwyn addressed her plea to the school principal and trustees: “We are learning to care for Papatūānuku and our community. We are very sad, because some of our people don’t care about
Te Pānui Rūnaka editor Faumuinā Tafuna’i also attended the meeting to encourage whānau with Ngāi Tahu whānui to keep in contact via Te Panui Rūnaka. During the meeting, volunteers came forward to set up the komiti that would restart the taurahere group. Afterwards, everybody enjoyed a lovely meal together and shared in whanaungatanga.
Ngāi Tahu ki Kirikiriroa Whānau meeting Ngai Tahu ki Kirikiriroa met together recently for the first time in many years. Whai Rawa’s Teone Sciascia put out the pānui to whānau in the October Te Pānui Rūnaka and was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response. More than 50 whānau attended the meeting at Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa, where they received information about Whai Rawa, Ngāi Tahu Fund and scholarships.
Part-time work sought Cushla McCarthy, seeks part time work in Hamilton, she has a Diploma in Interior Decorating, but any work considered, please phone 07 855 4051. Owns a car, able to travel. Keen on gardening, floral display. All enquiries welcome. Thank you, I remain, yours faithfully Maurice McCarthy Venue Tauranga Boys College Wharenui, Start Time 1.00pm. • 13 February • 10 April (AGM) • 12 June • 14 August • 09 October • 4 December
Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana Meri Kirihimete from Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga. Below are our hui dates for 2011. We would really enjoy seeing lots of people at our hui next year. Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana, Bimonthly Hui 2010,
Marae. Delma was laid to rest with her tane at Waikumete in West Auckland also. Hui-ā-Tau 29–31 October, Kāi Tahu ki Tamaki Makaurau held yet another successful Hui-ā-Tau at Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae. It was good to have our Kaumatua Papa Kū with us on Friday night. Clayton Tikao was our main organiser. Thanks Clay for yet another awesome hui. You are a man of many hats. On the Friday evening everyone was welcomed and participated in whakawhanaungatanga, a time of getting to know each other. Saturday morning started with a very healthy breakfast, to sustain everyone for a rather action packed day. We had Puamiria Parata teach us two beautiful waiata Manu Tiria and Ka Kitea. These have been downloaded for the whanau, to continue practising. Vania Pirini took all the whänau, from the tiny tots to the kaumatua and kuia, for some exercise. There was lots of fun and laughter during this time. Puamiria then took us for another waiata session, after which Leila Goddard explained the tamariki art project. Leila is an art teacher at Edgewater College. The tamariki were enthused with
Ngā Mate Kāi Tahu whanui, tēnā koutou! Over the last couple of weeks we have lost two of our kuia of Kāi Tahu ki Tamaki Makaurau. We offer our aroha and tautoko to their families in their time of sadness. Tuahiwi Kuia Ada Lau’ese was the first of our kuia to pass. Her tangihanga was held at Hoani Waititi Marae. She was known to many as Aunty Ada. She had spent many years working with youth in the courts at Waipareira and was much loved by all who came into contact with her. There were stories of how she would strongly let you know where you stood. She called a spade a spade! There were no grey areas with her. Aunty Ada was laid to rest at Waikumete Urupā in West Auckland. A week after Aunty Ada’s burial, Kuia Delma Joseph passed away. Her tangihanga was held at Piringatahi
the opportunity to paint. Thankyou to Resene Paints for providing heaps of test pots of various coloured paints. Those who were interested in learning to weave joined Whaea Sue with the harakeke to learn more new skills. After a wonderful lunch of boil-up and rewena it was back to listen to Brad Haami speak about some of his mahi, around the ancient manuscripts. It was a very informative korero. A workshop to learn a little about the history and art of pounamu carving was also offered by our very own tohunga whakairo Peter Plumb. Pieces of pounamu were available for everyone to make their own pendants too.
instruments). It was a beautiful, gentle performance to calm us all down before bedtime, especially following the robustness of the dynamic kapa haka group. And to cap the evening off there was an impromptu Cherokee contribution from Cyndi Cross, Peter Plumb’s partner. Her chants and drumming were mesmerising.
Cyndi Cross sings a Cherokee chant. Throughout the day Patricia Wylie offered hands on energy healing for those who wanted it. Papa Bones went out like a light and had a wonderful snooze after a busy time. Just what the doctor ordered! Sunday morning dawned another beautiful day. Then time to cleanup and complete with poroporoaki. Those who stayed till the end, it was felt an enjoyable time had been had by all.
Edgewater College kapa haka. Just prior to dinner, we welcomed pupils from Edgewater College (some of Leila’s students) who gave us a highly professional and powerful performance of kapa haka. What a wonderful experience. Unexpectedly they stayed on for the evening meal so 40 extra settings and extra kai was quickly organised for our visitors. Debbie Tikao ably orchestrated this with the helping hands of many in the kitchen, including Linda Williams and her tane. As always, Debbie cooked up a wonderful array of kai, lots of healthy salads too.
Papa Bones speaking at the poroporoaki. We take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to those who came up from Te Waipounamu to support us and offer their ratonga (services): • Marissa Barry from the Whakapapa Unit • Puamiria Parata for teaching and encouraging waiata • Vania Pirini for the Marae Aerobics – exercise • Faumuina Tafuna’i, the editor of Te Panui Runaka and Te Karaka • Teone Sciascia from Whai Rawa. Also a big thank you to the Kāi Tahu Fund for your contribution. This enabled the komiti to organise and hold a very successful Hui-ā-Tau.
Ariana Tikao performs for Kāi Tahu ki Tamaki Makaurau. After dinner we had the privilege of listening to our Kāi Tahu singer song-writer Ariana Tikao. She combined English chants and moteatea (traditional Maori chants) with the rich sounds of taoka pūoro (traditional Maori
Nga mihi aroha Sue Nicoll and Patricia Wylie
Ngāi Tahu takes pride of place Jacqueline Edwards of Manukau, Auckland, has a special corner to house all her Ngāi Tahu publications and papers.
All Jacqueline’s visitors are surprised and impressed with her special corner in her lounge. So, Te Pānui Rūnaka had a sneak peek look in Jacqueline’s whare and took the photograph that appears on the front of this month’s issue. Tau kē wahine toa.
The Office both the museum and rūnanga. The emphasis of the closing was celebrating the time of exhibition at Southland Museum and more importantly the taonga. The day started with a weaving demonstration with local raranga experts and finished with the sweet sounds of our manutīoriori from the kaumātua kapa haka group. Waihōpai Upoko Michael Skerrett facilitated the karakia. Acknowledgements need to be made to Gael Ramsey and the whānau at Southland Museum for their awesome work and assistance during the exhibition, to Louise Fowler of Awarua who coordinated the different events during the exhibition, and to the Rūnanga Steering Committee for their commitment to ensuring the exhibition was a success. Nei te owha, nei hoki te mihi maioha ki a koutou. Nā koutou tēnei kaupapa i whakarangatira ai. Kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi.
Mō Tātou Exhibition Southland Museum After 18 weeks, the Mō Tātou exhibition closed at the Southland Museum, Invercargill, on Sunday 14 November. The local papatipu rūnanga: Waihōpai, Awarua, ŌrakaAparima and Hokonui worked closely with Gael Ramsey (manager of Southland Museum) and her staff to ensure that the taonga and the people who came to visit the exhibition were well looked after and that manaakitanga was paramount. Throughout the exhibition both the rūnanga and museum hosted many workshops and corporate evenings. The workshops were thoroughly enjoyed by the participants, and the businesses that held corporate evenings at the museum. They appreciated the opportunity to hold such events and the relationship building and networking with
Later that morning and as part of the celebrations there were two programmes held at the museum. The first of these was “Kāi Tahu waiata”, where everyone sang all the Kāi Tahu classics and local waiata as well, led and supported by Paulette Tamati Elliffe and Suzanne Ellison. The second programme was “Tīpuna: the unsung heroes and heroines”, these were presented by the local papatipu rūnaka, and it was an opportunity for them to celebrate and talk about an unsung hero or heroine from their marae and rūnaka. Feedback from those who attended the opening has been positive, where whānau really enjoyed their day at the museum.
Mō Tātou ki Araiteuru: Dawn Opening In the early hours of the morning on Saturday 4 December, the Mō Tātou exhibition was opened for its final exhibition at the Otago Museum. The beautiful ceremony was led by Kā Papatipu Rūnaka o Araiteuru (Ōtākou, Puketeraki, Moeraki, Hokonui, and Waihao) and staff of Otago Museum, and followed by a mihi whakatau to welcome Te Papa Tongarewa CEO Mike Houlihan and his staff, the Iwi Steering Group and the papatipu rūnaka of Murihiku.
Mō Tātou is in the 1877 Gallery at Otago Museum for the next 14 weeks, and comes to its final close on 3 April 2011.
Keep an eye out in Te Pānui Rūnaka for upcoming events and programmes for the Mō Tātou exhibition at the Otago Museum. For any queries, please contact Whetu Moataane on 0800 WHAIRAWA or email@example.com. Exhibition Events January Rakatirataka Authority, governorship • Traditional tool making demonstration, Sunday 23 January, 1pm • Perspectives on the past − chaired by Tahu Potiki, Thursday 27 January, 7pm • Songs and family stories − south of the Waitaki, Saturday 29 January, 1.30pm • Korowai − traditional cloak making demonstration, Sunday 30 January, 1pm February Kaitiakitaka Guardianship • Caring for the past into the future − panel discussion, Thursday 10 February, 7pm • Māori rock art − treasures or doodles? with Gerard O’Regan, Saturday 12 February, 1pm • Creating rock art: tamariki programme, Saturday 12 February, 1pm • A taste of Kāi Tahu kai, Sunday 13 February, 1pm • Harakeke − traditional weaving demonstration, Sunday 20 February,1pm
Hui-ā-Tau This year’s Hui-a-Tau was staged at the tiny southern seaside village at Karitane about 35 minutes north of Dunedin, from Friday 19-21 November. Numerous marquees were erected on the estuary foreshore and around 1000 whānau descended on the village for three days of meetings, reunions with whänau and friends, discussions, tours and activities. There was rigorous debate and healthy discussion in the main marquee, with a full agenda covering Ngäi Tahu Holdings, The Office, Te Rünanga Board and Papatipu Rünanga. Meanwhile, local school pupils performed, a good number of Police and Maori wardens kept an eye on proceedings, at the same time mixing in with visitors and dozens of kids treated the entire location like a giant fun park.
There were demonstrations on traditional methods of working pounamu, with discussion on the distinctive characteristics of the many treasured pounamu varieties; and demonstrations of the making of traditional mokihi (rafts), which are made by binding bundles of dried raupo (bullrush) leaves together with stripped harakeke (flax).
It was often an exhausting business for the tamariki. When they weren’t playing in the sea or exploring the rocky foreshore, they were joining in sack and eggand-spoon races, hip-hop dancing or fake tā moko face painting sessions. The little guy pictured below finally gave in to exhaustion when he was sitting on a chair in the main tent.
A crowd of keen paddlers also gathered for waka ama paddling and sailing activities on the Waikouaiti River and estuary; and Nuku Tirikatene-Nash ran a surf school over the sandhills at Karitane Ocean Beach.
The mohiki pictured above are small, take-home versions. They were traditionally made much larger to transport two to four people. Hui participants also had the chance to visit nearby Puketeraki Marae, the nearby Evansdale Cheese Factory and Huriawa Peninsula to explore the archaeology and re-vegetation of Te Pā o Te Wera. Rihari Taratoa-Bannister and Kelly Tikao were also on hand in the Oi Tent, to show Oi He Whakaaro Maori Short Films. In short, there was something for everyone.
I’m always staggered by the massive amount of organisation that goes into staging these big events – the feeding and accommodating of more than 1000 people is only the beginning. There are hangi to dig and prepare; meetings to schedule and run; guest speakers to organise and so much more. And the hosts this year, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, even went to the trouble of decorating every hui site around the village with giant handpainted banners.
Nä Adrienne Rewi Te Karaka sub-editor completed her studies in commerce and is looking to do a post-graduate course in operations management next year. As part of the cadetship she is working alongside Ngāi Tahu Holdings chief investment officer Wayne Munn. Ata says it is a unique opportunity to work alongside Wayne. “This experience and exposure is something you will not come across often. Studying and working are a lot different and this experience is helping me understand this transition.” The cadetship focuses on both cultural identity and commercial success, so as well as work experience, cadets learn Ngāi Tahu waiata, are offered support for taking additional te reo Mäori courses, visit marae and go and see significant Ngāi Tahu places. On this three-day hīkoi cadets navigated their way from the Moeraki boulders, through Trotter’s Gorge, over Pakihiwitahi to Shag Point, up Puketapu down to Waikouati and along Karitāne beach to arrive at Hui-āTau.
Ngāi Tahu Cadets Hīkoi to Hui-ā-Tau. Last month, 12 Ngāi Tahu cadets journeyed from Moeraki to Karitāne in the footsteps of our tīpuna to arrive at Huiā-Tau. Cadets are Ngāi Tahu tertiary students who have received a Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu scholarship. As well as having their fees paid, the cadets take part in leadership programmes, learn about Ngāi Tahu culture, and get work experience in their study area through Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Te Rūnanga offer Ngāi Tahu Property, Holdings, Tourism and Māori cadetships as well as DOC Ranger programmes. The study backgrounds of these cadets include environmental science, business, management, tourism, commercial property and Māori.
Manaia Rehu, Hitaua ArahangaDoyle and Ata Stone-Mitchell deciding on the best route to Shag Point.
Ngāi Tahu Holdings cadet Ata Stone-Mitchell graduated from high school with academic distinction. She has
Along the way they meet up with local kaumātua, Trevor Hāpe Howse and David Higgins. The kaumātua shared their knowledge about our tipuna and Ngāi Tahu history in the area. “In my life time, this is the first time I have seen this, and I am near 80 years of age,” said Trevor. “This is the first time I have seen rangatahi brought together for this purpose. In my life time only certain families had information, today we have said that must change, I have waited 70 years.” The kaumātua told stories of the Atua Waka Ārai Te Uru, shared their knowledge about rangatira Matiaha Tiramorehu and explained how whakapapa creates webs of linkages across Te Waipounamu.
Ata agreed with Justin’s sentiments. “It is a unique opportunity to learn and grow and find out who you are.” Cadetships are sponsored by Ngāi Tahu Holidngs Corporation, Ngāi Tahu Property, Ngāi Tahu Tourism and Toitū te Kura. There are two commerce cadetships, a property cadetship and a Kotahi Mano Kāika cadetship available in 2011.
At Waikouati cadets were joined by archaeologist Brian Allingham who shared taonga he found on digs in the area. Above, James Taura holding an adze that Brian shared with the group. At the Moeraki Boulders, David Higgins shares with the cadets the story of Atua Waka, Ārai Te Uru.
Application forms for commerce and property cadetships can be downloaded from, www.matakahi.com. For more information contact Kari Moana Kururangi on 03 371 9360 or on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Kotahi Mano Kāika cadetship please contact Keela Atkinson 03 363 8926, or email email@example.com. Applications close 4 February. Applications for Ngāi Tahu Tourism cadets are now closed. However, should you wish to register your interest for 2012, you can contact Eruera Tarena on 03 365 9206, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kotahi Mano Kāika cadet Justine Tipa has just completed his Bachelor of Language specialising in te reo Maori. He said the experience was priceless and it was great to see how excited the kaumātua were to share their kōrero with the cadets. “The whole concept of the hīkoi is great. If one thing needs to stay, it is the access cadets have to the keepers of this invaluable knowledge. I can’t speak enough about its importance.”
Toitū Te Kura • Whānau Development • 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
Applications close Friday 25 March 2011 Call 0800 942 472 today and find out how to apply. Email email@example.com.Or visit www.ngāitahufund.com
• Opportunities to get practical experience facilitating and managing te reo Māori focused initiatives. Cadetships are awarded to Ngāi Tahu students on the basis of academic excellence, cultural participation and leadership potential. Cadetship Tenure The maximum term of a cadetship is up to two years for each recipient. Who can apply? You need to be able to demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of te reo, be involved within your Ngāi Tahu community, committed 100 per cent to your personal language development and enrolled full time at a recognised tertiary institution in a Bachelor of Language, or another equivalent degree majoring in te reo Māori.
Mā te Reo ka pai ake ai āu whiringa mahi Enhance your career options with te reo E ngā manukura, e ngā manutaiko o te nehenehe o Tāne, ko tō reo he harihari ka mekemeke te rau o te tangata. He taonga tuku iho nō ngā mātua tīpuna a Tukuna kia rangona whānuitia kia tangata whenua anō ia ki ngā ngutu o te marea. What is the KMK Cadetship Programme? The aim of this cadetship programme is to support Ngāi Tahu into careers which can be enhanced by te reo Māori and increase the numbers of future iwi leaders strong in their language, culture and identity. Ngāi Tahu students entering into their second or third year of Bachelor of Language (Māori) tertiary qualification at any approved tertiary institution are eligible to apply. The KMK Cadetship package includes: • Fees to support your tertiary studies for a maximum of up to two years. • Opportunities for paid holiday work in Ngāi Tahu organisations or other organisations that Te Rünanga o Ngäi Tahu have a relationship with focusing on te reo Mäori. • Mentoring from established te reo leaders. • Opportunities to strengthen your cultural knowledge and experiences. • Opportunities to strengthen ties to Ngāi Tahu communities. • Opportunities to access further te Reo Māori development courses and wānanga.
Criteria Applicants must: • Be registered with Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit. • Be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution in a Bachelor of Language or another equivalent degree, majoring in (Te Reo Māori) in the second or third year only and provide proof of enrolment. • Provide evidence of previous years of study, such as Year one results. • Be involved in a Ngāi Tahu community or marae. • Be prepared to attend a Kura Reo Kāi Tahu Wānaka in 2011 - 2012. Tono mai – Apply now, download an application go to www.kmk.maori.nz, and click on KMK cadetships. For more information about the KMK Cadetship programme please contact Keela Atkinson 03 363 8928 or 021 987 486 firstname.lastname@example.org.
His life will be shaped by the habits he makes. Make saving one of them.
for more information on the $60 newborn contribution call for an investment statement on 0800 942472 or visit www.whairawa.com
MAtCHeD sAviNgs - Cut off 31 DeCeMber 2010
A new initiative by whai rawa for 2011 is the Newborn Distribution. to receive the $60 contribution, members must complete the enrolment process with whai rawa in the 2011 calendar year and before they turn 1 year of age. Payment will be made as part of the March 2012 distribution round along with other payments relating to the 2011 calendar year. Application forms are available on line or we can post them out.
31 December is the cut off date for Matched savings. Make sure you allow 3 working days for postage if you are posting it.
Nb: the $60 payment is inclusive of rsCt and the actual amount paid to the member account will depend on whether an irD number has been received before the payment is due to be made and will also depend on an rsCt rate having been declared. this includes tamariki living overseas.
it’s just about time to get silly but in the meantime – get serious and take advantage of all the benefits we’re offering. remind your aunties, your cousins, all your wha-nau to get their deposits in and then kick back and enjoy the season.
Matched savings is one of the major benefits whai rawa has to offer is. Now it’s December and the time has come to get those payments made. the six monthly statements you received will tell you what you need to deposit in order to receive the full matched savings benefit.
Please visit our www.whairawa.com for more information on how to obtain a New Zealand irD number.
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Puketeraki in preparation of Hui-ā-Tau. All were busy at the Hui-ā-Tau. Joseph and Marissa manned our table in the marquee and were certainly busy all day. Terry and Arapata were equally busy, answering numerous requests from the many gathered at the hui. Open forum on Sunday provided an opportunity for several speakers to voice their opinion on aspects of whakapapa within the computer age and modern technology. We all hope this dialogue will continue as it is an important issue. We wish you all a blessed and safe Kirihimete with a challenging and great year to follow in 2011. Till then aroha mai, Marissa Barrie, Joseph Hullen, Arapata Reuben and Terry Ryan.
Whakapapa Unit October saw us attending the Ngāi Tahu hui in te Tai Tokerau and Tamaki Makarau (Manukau City). On Saturday 30 October, Ngāti Whatua hosted Ngāi Tahu ki te Tai Tokerau on their marae of Oturei. Terry and Arapata were present to discuss any whakapapa issues. Marissa represented the whakapapa unit at the annual Ngāi Tahu Hui in Manukau City. On November 15 Hapūka school of Mangamaunu (Kaikōura Rūnanga) collected Terry for a whakapapa wānanga at Koukourarata with the young students. Arapata and Joseph were assisting the hau kāinga at
Toitū Te Whenua If you are keen or know of anyone who is interested in applying, please forward their contact details to Kari Moana Kururangi, karimoana.kururangi@ngāitahu.iwi. nz, or phone Kari on 0800 524 8248. An information pack will be sent to you, including application forms. Alternatively, you can download application forms from the NMIT website www.nmit.ac.nz, and let Te Rūnanga know you have applied. Te Rūnanga can help with your application and CV if needed. Applications close 31 March. This initiative is part of the joint project with the Department of Conservation, Te Ara Whakamu, Pathway to the Future which aims to get more Ngāi Tahu working within the Department.
Are you interested in becoming a DOC Ranger? Te Ara Poutama consists of two dedicated Ngāi Tahu positions within the “DOC Trainee Ranger” course run at the Nelson and Marlborough Polytechnic. Te Rūnanga sponsors half the fees of the two positions, as well as providing support to the trainees throughout the year. At the end of the course all 20 participants are able to apply to the Ranger Development Programme which involves a further two years training within the department. Those not chosen for further training have a very high rate of employment within the department and elsewhere.
Pānui or Glenavy and also the descendants of the Māori families of Morven and or Glenavy who worked enthusiastically and diligently to raise the funds for the building. If anyone has stories or photos of the area covering the earlier years could they please forward copies so these can be shared. Copies are preferable but if originals are sent, these will be copied and returned. There is a nominal registration fee of $5 per adult and $10 per family to help cover costs. If you will be attending or wish your apology to be recorded please contact: Jennifer Thomas, email email@example.com or phone 03 489 5811 please RSVP by 30 November.
Centennial Hall 70th Anniversary 15 January marks the 70th anniversary of the official opening of Centennial Hall, Māori Road, Morven. Following some years of disuse the hall became overgrown and was not maintained. A group of locals banded together, clearing the grounds and tidying the hall. A reopening took place in 1986 and 2011 marks the 25 anniversary of this event. It is planned to celebrate these two events over the weekend of 14 - 16 January. This invitation is warmly inviting the locals of Morven and
Christmas Book Competition.
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Congratulations to our winners of the Christmas Book Competition.
Don Carrodus – Moko by Michael King. Hinga Whiu – Crockpots and Slow Cookers. Ryan McCall – Contested Ground: Te Whenua I Tohea – The Taranaki Wars 1860 – 1881. Teresa Troud – Garden Guide
Live in Lincoln – a new rural community A major milestone was reached on the first stage of the Lincoln development, a joint venture between Lincoln University and Ngāi Tahu Property, with contractors sealing the first road in the development this week. Stage 1 is progressing well with work on site expected to reach practical completion in January, with titles for the sections becoming available soon after. Another milestone will also be reached with the beginning of the Show Home Village. Nine building partners will be building homes at Lincoln, making it one of the largest Show Home Villages within Canterbury. This is expected to open mid next year. For further information on buying sections at Lincoln please contact Dene Maddren on 0800 548 346 or 021 622 749. You can also find up-to-date information on our website www.liveinlincoln.co.nz
Winner of Netbook Computer Nicola Fredricks from Ötäkou picked up her new Intel Netbook at Hui-ä-Tau. She won it in the Te Pānui Rūnaka August Draw. Anake Godall and Nicole Fredricks.
Te Ana, Ngai Tahu’s new Rock Art Centre is very pleased to offer you an introductory
50% Discount off the full entry price for the new centre in Timaru Please bring this voucher with you to get the discount
For more info please go to www.teana.co.nz
This discount is valid until the 31 March 2011
Canterbury Māori Colts Congratulations to the Ngāi Tahu rugby players that made the Canterbury Māori Colts. Jacob Ronan RichardsonTaite - Ngati Huirapa, Ngati Kurii, Ngai Tuahuriri, Ngai Te Atawhiua. Reginald James Marsh - Ngati Huirapa, Ngai Te Atawhiua. Brendon Hoani Nolan - Ngai Tuahuriri. Rhys McCoy - Ngai Te Atawhiua. If we have missed anyone please let us know.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Online Bookstore Who are Ngāi Tahu? Where did we come from? What were we like before the treaty? How did our kaumātuau live? Good questions deserve good answers from good books. www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/shop/books. Check out the Ngāi Tahu online bookstore for: • Kupu • Ngāi Tahu: A Migration History • Kura Kaumātua - He Hokika Mahara (Recalling The Memories) • Ngāi Tahu Deeds • Kāi Tahu Taoka $10.00 shipping throughout Aotearoa.
Supreme award for Yrs 11-12 from Te Puna Wānaka for academic excellence. For her efforts she received $1000 worth of prizes, including a laptop computer and software.
Congratulations Katie-Jane Rochford, who was awarded Iho Pūmanawa by Mark earlier this year, was also the recipient of the
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Hui-채-Tau 2011 ki Karitane
Mō tātou, ā, mo kā uri ā muri ake nei For us and our children after us
THE NGĀI TAHU WHĀNUI EXHIBITION
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