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Mātahi-ā-te-tau May 2011

I tukuna mai tënei whakaahua e Meri Wichman nö Kaiköura me Hokonui.

Tēnei marama

• Rūnanga access their red zone office building pg 8 • Hokonui Health and Social Services receive the office koha pg 16 • Mō Tātou closing pg 21– 23

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2006 to 2010. This is a great achievement and equates to growth in the Māori asset base of 4.3% per annum for the last four years compared to the overall real growth of the New Zealand economy of 3% for the same period.

From this week onwards I will be able speak with additional confidence to external groups about the ever growing contribution of Iwi Māori to the New Zealand economy. This is because we have a new report with the most recent figures.

As the Minister for Māori Affairs, Hon Pita Sharples, said on May 5, at the launch of these figures, “No longer will people question whether or not a Māori Economy exists. The Māori Economy, our sleeping giant has begun to awake—and it has a fierce appetite.”

The Māori Economic Taskforce and Te Puni Kōkiri have released a new report by Beryl Economics, which shows that the asset base of enterprises in the 2010 Māori economy amounted to at least $36.9billion, more than double the last estimated figure we had, which was $16.5b for 2006.

The other message to take home from the report is that although there has been a significant increase in the Māori asset base, our overall contribution to GDP has only slightly increased to 5.9%. The Māori Economic Taskforce believes this shows plenty of room for improvement, and that with better alignment to science, research and innovation we are likely to leverage much greater growth from our combined asset base.

The report confirms what Iwi Leaders have been saying for some time, that the old figure did not account for all Māori enterprises, and that there simply wasn’t enough data being collected.

Ultimately, we want our assets to better assist us to create jobs and improved incomes for all. This is not to say that it is going to be easy. In the short-term we are pushing against the negative effects of a near double-dip recession and on top of that, in Te Waipounamu we must overcome the economic consequences of two significant earthquakes. However, Iwi Māori need to face the future confidently and my hope is that the materials produced by the Māori Economic taskforce and the programmes created by the taskforce will provide momentum to Iwi Māori to move forward and make the most of the assets they have acquired and will continue to acquire. Even just having the figures to prove that we are an economic force in this country, will ensure us a fairer hearing.

The newer figure gives us a number of advantages because it is able to be broken down to give us a snapshot of the type of economy Māori are generating in this country. The new figure of $36.9b comprises: • • •

$5.4b of assets attributable to the enterprises of nearly 12,920 Māori self-employed. $20.8b of assets attributable to the enterprises of 5,690 Māori employers. $10.6b of assets of Māori Trusts, Incorporations, Organisations, Boards, Post-Settlement Governance Entities, Mandated Iwi Organisations and Iwi/ Rūnanga holding companies.

What the Beryl report shows is a $20.4b improvement on the 2006 figure, much of this is associated with a significant improvement in data collection and the rise associated with capital goods prices. The balance of the increase is still $5.7b associated with real growth from

Kāti Waewae Rūnaka Rā Whānau Mātahi-ā-te-tau Toni Tainui HaaraTarumaitawhiti Ria Janyne “Dottie” Morrison Emma Tainui Te Rua Mason Henare Mason Shannon Watts Shay Tauwhare ArianaTamainu Dean Tainui Muri Ratana

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Royal Surprise for 84-year-old kaumātua –  Mary Tulloch (Aunty Babe) An invitation by the Greymouth District Council to Aunty Babe to meet Prince William came as a major surprise to her whānau. Her daughter (who lives in London) rang to say her photo was in a London daily mail newspaper. Then her son rang from Australia to let her know she was on channel 9, and in the Australian Womens Weekly.

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Aunty Babe presented the Prince with a pounamu taonga for his future wife Kate Middleton. Prince William came over to the coast to meet with the families who lost loved ones in the Pike River coal mine tragedy, and community leaders, iwi representatives and emergency service personnel. Trustees, Arahura Marae carvers, Jamie’s whānau and extended whānau and last but not least, Jamie Whittle.

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Jackson Tainui DOB: 27 July 1993. Mātua: Charlie Tainui and Toni Caldwell. Mātua Tūpuna: Papakura Tainui (née Tauwhare) and the late George Tainui. Tribal Affiliations: Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Waewae, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue. Sporting Achievements: Buller Rugby Representative 2006-2007, Nelson Bays Rugby Representative 2008 and 2009, Buller Rugby Development Team 2010, Buller Cricket Representative 2006-2010: Senior Rugby Player, Marist Rugby Club Nelson 2011. Academic Achievements: NCEA Level 1 with Merit, NCEA Level 2. Leadership Achievements: Head Māori Boy Garin College 2011, Head Hostel Boy Garin College 2011, Barbier House Sporting Captain Garin College 2011, Student Representative Garin College Board of Trustees 2011. Hobbies: rugby, cricket, taiaha, kapa haka, guitar, music, computers, long board skateboarding. Future Aspirations (order of preference): Attend university to undertake a degree as a te reo Māori secondary teacher or PE teacher, broadcasting career, police traffic officer, and travel overseas. Subjects 2011: Te reo Māori (including taiaha), mathematics, physical education, religious education, history and adventure leadership.

Prince William, Mayor of Greymouth Tony Kokshoon, kaumātua Mary Tulloch and Ben Hutana. Photos from: Greymouth District Council. Whakairo Unveiling At 6am, Tuesday 11 April, many whānau from both Ngāti Waewae and Ngāti Māhaki along with the Westland High School community gathered to take part in a dawn ceremony to bless two new buildings, unveil a mauri kōhatu (gifted by Peter Tauwhare) and unveil a maihi carved for the school’s whare wānanga (which was carved by Jamie Whittle, Ngāi Tūāhuriri).This whakairo had been on the cards for Westland High School for a very long time, and finally came to completion last year. Credit must be given to all parties involved in the completion of the whakairo; Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae, Tūterakiwhanoa Trust, Westland High School Board of


Te Takapūo Rotowhio – Pounamu, Bone and Stone Carving School Te Puia (New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute)

Our Poutini whānau set down a pounamu as a koha, which now carries the name “Te Ara Pounamu”. After the whakatau we had kai, then Lewis Gardiner showed us around the pounamu carving workshop before we went on a guided tour of Te Puia. We left from there to go get our boys all settled into their new homes and to make sure they both had plenty of kai. The Mahuika waka stayed in Rotorua while the Campbell and Meihana waka returned to Taupo before heading back south on the Saturday morning. By Monday everyone was back home. To date the two boys have both made appearances on Te Kaea, and are loving every moment of their new journey; soaking up everything Lewis and Thomas are teaching them. These two boys are setting examples for future generations of kaitiaki pounamu. Waitaiki ki uta, poutini ki tai.....

Poutini Kāi Tahu whānau who escorted Katene and Shannon to Rotorua. Campbell and Meihana whānau (Kāti Waewae) Mahuika whānau (Kāti Waewae and Kāti Mähaki).

Hip-Hop Wānanga

In the early hours of Thursday 7 April, two waka full of whānau departed Te Tai o Poutini bound for Rotorua with Katene and Shannon in tow. It was a very long trip to Picton followed by a very rocky crossing over the Cook Strait, which saw a couple of us on the verge of sea sickness, not nice at all.Once we landed in Pōneke another member of the Mahuika whānau joined the convoy, and we were once again on our last leg of the trip north.The Campbell and Meihana waka stopped in Taupo for accommodation, while the Mahuika waka carried on to Rotorua. After a good night’s sleep (for some), we all met up in the carpark at Te Puia the next day. We were given VIP passes into Te Puia before being taken inside the complex for a mihi whakatau. While waiting in the courtyard we spotted this lovely old tāua heading our way, and with such delight to us it was Aunty Kaa Daniels. Such relief to know there are tāua like her there to manaaki our boys. It wasn’t too long before we were given the wave to come into the whare for the whakatau, which was pretty awesome all round.

The April school holiday hip-hop wānanga was such a huge success with 40 registrations in total – woo hoo. We decided to open it up to the wider community this time. The response was terrific. The tamariki ranged from five to 13-year-olds fully participating with one 3-year-old semi participating (when he was in the mood). Over half of the tamariki were Waewae, while the rest were made up of Mātāwaka and Tauiwi. The wānanga ran from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 of April, 10am to 4pm. The tamariki brought healthy kai to share for morning tea while our ringawera (Nelly and Missy with help from Gayleen, Jools and Mikayla) cooked beautiful healthy lunches each day. It was all a bit daunting for our tutor Chantal Tumahai who had never taught so many at once, but with the help of Maia, Satori and Brooke she did just fine. We were so surprised to see all of them return each day after the tiring sessions they endured the previous day, but they did and with so much energy and enthusiasm. Even though there were a few real good kids who just loved being growled at and loved running even more, they were a great bunch and so keen to learn.

The two kaiako and first intake of akonga for Te Takapūo Rotowhio; Lewis Gardner, Thomas Ratima, Joel Masters, Shannon Mahuika and Katene Campbell.


The Office Our rūnanga office is located at 27 Sewell St Hokitika, next to Te Waipounamu Māori Heritage Centre. The office is attended Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm, should the office be unattended during these hours or you require assistance after hours please call 03 755 6452 and leave a message. If it is urgent you can call 0508 RUNANGA 0508 786 2642 or alternatively e-mail or

To reward the tamariki for all their hard work throughout the week we took them to The Aquatic Centre in Māwhera for a day of fun, and to celebrate our three-year-old’s birthday. Before they could have fun in the pool they had to perform for the whānau. And as usual they all shone like the little stars they are. As an extra treat for them they all got passes for the hydroslide, some adults included, and I’m sure the lifeguards didn’t know what hit them. The few adults who went hydrosliding were heard by all the whānau (outside in the bbq area) yahooing and screaming. After having an awesome time in the pool, we all had a mean-as kai to end our week. Can’t wait for the next one....

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou! Kai te mihi atu, kai te taki atu ki kā tini aituā mai Muriwhenua ki Rakiura, tae noa atu ki kā motu kē o te ao. Haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i terakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. It has been really busy here on Te Tai o Poutini. Easter Weekend and ANZAC Commemoration Whānau spent Easter Weekend at the marae. We combined a working bee with a waiata wānaka, and preparations for our annual ANZAC commemoration service. With plenty of work to do, and with periods of light rain on and off, there was never a dull moment! We had a hardworking crew but a special mention to Jimmy Gibb, Tutoko and Karera Wallace-Jones. The trio worked like troopers from Thursday night through until Sunday. They split wood for the fire, worked on the flagpole and shovelled and carted dirt for a lawn; which will be grown on the roadside of our whare tipuna. Ka mau te wehi koutou!

Makaawhio Awa and that evening we had celebratory kai and treated the kids to an Easter egg hunt. ANZAC Commemoration Preparations began for Anzac Day on Good Friday, when the old WWI flagpole from Hokitika was sanded and repainted. The base of the flagpole was cemented and decorated with white stones from the beach.

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Anzac Day dawned; a beautiful West Coast day. Whānau and Insert pics – Flag Pole friends from Bruce Bay and surrounding communities, Hokitika and Greymouth arrived to participate in our service. More than 50 people joined us in our whare tipuna Kaipōto and remembered those who fought in all of the wars since WWI. A special focus was placed on the nine Kāti Māhaki men who left the area to go to WWI, and their stories shared with all. Poppies were placed inside before everyone went outside for the dedication of the flagpole.

Evenings were spent learning our waiata and getting to know each other better. We even had a “movie evening”. We celebrated Easter Sunday with a service at the


Mātauraka Māhaki ki Makaawhio Secondary School Grants Each year members who have children attending secondary school are given an opportunity to apply for a grant to assist with school related expenses such as school and examination fees, field trips, uniform, calculators and other equipment. This year 26 applications have been received. Shortly applicants will receive notification about when the grants will be paid, and the amount that will be credited into bank accounts.

A harakeke wreath and nine crosses made with red poppies were laid at the base of the flagpole as the names of the nine Māhaki men were called. Waiata followed and some departed to our urupā, Papakeri,

Maramataka calendar (events) Hui Rūnanganui Executive Meeting Generally held the first Saturday each month. The next hui is scheduled for 9.30am, 4 June in the Office Boardroom, Hokitika. For catering purposes please contact the office if you are attending. Waiata Waiata sessions are being held in our office in Hokitika, every second Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm until 8.00pm. Nau mai, haere mai! Wānaka Makaawhio Mauri Ora A motivational and well-being hui is being planned to be held from 18 to 19 June for members on the Makaawhio Mauri Ora Programme. Whakapapa Hīkoi We are working on finding dates to carry out this hīkoi potentially next month. If you are interested in participating please contact the office. More details will be available as the hīkoi plans are firmed up.

to lay poppies at the headstone of Augustus (Akuhata) Katau Te Naihi. Anzac Day at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae ended with the sharing of a scrumptious lunch and much kōrero. Māra Kai Marae

As you can see from the photos, our māra kai continues to be a source of pride. We are currently working on stage two options of extending our planting range and area. Watch this space!

Communication We are about to recommence our regular quarterly newsletter, Ka tangi te kōkō. If you have moved and have not let us know your updated mailing address, please contact the office on 0800 955 007 so that we can update the database. Before closing, we have a couple of ways for you to keep in touch, catch up on news or keep abreast of what’s happening. Try our web page or “friend” our Facebook page. Contact can be made by e-mail: or phone 03 755 7885 or 0800 955 007.We also have whānau e-mail groups; so if you want to be added e-mail the office.

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


Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke He Mate Josette Waina Ngahina Malcolm sadly passed away at Waikato Hospital on 11 April, daughter of Mick and Te Whe Ariki Hutana. Buried at Lake Rotoma next to her husband Mana Malcolm. Many thanks to all whānau who travelled to Rotoma.

As a hapū we are constantly battling to improve the water quality to refurbish our kete kaimoana. In light of the recent earthquakes, and with the dumping of rubble from the city, the spiritual wellbeing of the harbour and its people was considered to be at risk. On Saturday 9 April at 12.30pm, a rāhui was placed over Whakaraupō, to be reviewed in consultation with CDHB. Thanks to the staff at CDHB for their support, it is an opportunity for the wider community to have an understanding  of another approach to health risks from contaminated water.

Kā whānau a Josette Malcolm, me kā whānau a Auntie Ruti Ginders, arohanui ki a koutou. Rā whānau To Auntie Dawn Kottier, Cody Laffey, Lyle Phillips, Marlene Kamo, Caine Tauwhare, Trevor Perry, Uncle Joe Briggs, Rex Gillies, Hiwi Tauroa, Erina Barnes, Ramari Turei and to those having a birthday, but are not mentioned here, very best wishes and lots of good times in the year ahead.

There are a number of damaged headstones in our urupā at Rāpaki that whānau may not be aware of. If you have concerns phone the Rāpaki office on 03 328 9415. Mō Tātou Exhibition Closing Ōtākou Rūnaka supported a representation from Rāpaki to travel down to the closing in Dunedin. Despite the inclement weather, they enjoyed the whole experience.

Post Earthquakes

Rāpaki Office Visitors Timoti Riwaka, district iwi liaison officer, brought Phil Goto over to Rāpaki for a visit. Phil is from Zimbabwe and has been here in New Zealand for 10 years. Graham Bell, who works for Te Puna Kōkiri and lives in Taumarunui also came in to say hello. Graham has developed a fondness for the Rāpaki Aunties, since becoming acquainted during the earthquake emergency. Rakena Re-union

Welcome home Auntie Doe, we missed you, a big “hello” to those of our Rāpaki whānau who have re-located to other places (temporarily).They are the Lee whānau, Uncle Doug and Auntie Elaine, Nikki and Pete Rhodes whānau, Mariata Laffey, Henry Couch, Aunty Dawn Kottier, Honey and Grant Barlow, Uncle Kena and Auntie Sal, Uncle Dallas, Tahu and Judy, Huiarei, Sian and Kaea Remi, Kiti, Hemi and Diaz. Rāpaki is not the same without you all, so don’t stay away too long.

Over Easter weekend, whānau descendants of Rakena Piripi Rakena (Ngāpuhi) and Sarah Mabel Couch (Kāi Tahu) travelled from Te Waipounamu (Birdlings Flat, Rāpaki, Whiterock, Ōtautahi) to meet up with whānau from Taranaki, Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Taitokerau at Mangamuka Marae. Time spent together was all about making connections with Rakena in the far north, visiting places of historical significance to the Rakena whānau and learning more about whakapapa. The weekend included fun activities such as an adventurous dip in

Aunty Rima and Charlie are now happily settled back into their own home, but for five of our local residents, the marae is still home while they wait for repairs to their houses to be completed.


the moana at Tapotupotu, sand boarding at Te Paki Stream, time for shopping, exploring Waitangi, eating, and musical entertainment. A bus trip with Barry up Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua) and back again was a highlight. The painted tukutuku patterns in the tüpuna whare were fascinating, but what astounded Elaine was learning from marae kuia just how many they actually sleep in their wharenui. Vacancy Director Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd We are still looking for a suitably qualified person to fill a vacancy on Te Poho o Tamatea Ltd Board, which is the charitable company established as the investment arm of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki). Its aim is to provide secure investment policy to increase the value of Te Pūtea Tautoko for the benefit of its shareholders. A position description is available from the Rāpaki office upon request. If you know of someone with financial knowledge, business acumen and strategic insight, please encourage them to either register their interest by email to the Rāpaki office; phone 328 9415 or apply in writing to director vacancy, PO Box 107, Lyttelton 8841. Upcoming dates Te Hira Tauwhare’s ordination has been confirmed as 10 July. Rūnaka meetings:12 June, 10 July and 14 August.

Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata Kia ora whānau, well as we settle into the new “normal” here in Christchurch, winter is starting to rear his head, with a visit from Jack Frost and his whānau last week. It has been a busy time since our last submission, as rebuilding and cleaning up continues. Before moving into the months, we extend our thoughts and prayers to our whānau who have lost loved ones since our last submission in particular the Ginders whānau, the Malcolm and Hutana whānau, the Metzger whānau and all the whānau who have lost a loved one in the past few months. Nō reira koutou mā te huka wairua, rātou kua pā mai te rika o aituā, moe mai rā, okioki atu rā, koutou ki a koutou, ka moe, tātou ki a tātou ka tau...

for demolition resulting in the closure of the CBD. The Koukourarata rūnanga office should have now relocated to our interim Office at the Wigram Hub. We are very grateful to Anake Goodall, Mike Sang, Tom Fitzpatrick and the staff of the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for their support and assistance over the past months, and in particular for providing us with an interim office and IT support. Our interim contact details are: Physical address: Ngāi Tahu Hub, 50 Corsair Drive, Wigram (report to reception on arrival) Postal address: PO Box 3187 Christchurch 8140 Phone: (03) 365 3281 (the phone has been set up to alert us to messages) Cell phone: 021 412 377

Rollin on... Life literally “rolls on”, here in Christchurch, we have a “new normal” now, which involves a lot of patience and perseverance and that’s just going to the shop! Clean up continues in the CBD with many buildings being marked

Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata would also like to thank those who brought food and provisions to the whānau at


our marae over the six weeks following the earthquake. Although our whānau had ensured they were well stocked during their time at the marae, they were grateful to those who brought provisions over.

At lunchtime of 13 April, Wairewa, Koukourarata and Mahaanui Kurataiao met at the Ngāi Tahu Hub for an initial briefing with Ngāi Tahu staff who had volunteered to help.

Controlled and escorted access to our office On Monday 11 April, we received 48-hours’ notice from the Canterbury Business Recovery Group, that we were to gain controlled, escorted, access to our building on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 April. The notice said that we were limited to two people per business and were to wear safety gear at all times while in the building.

We were issued with safety gear and backpacks for those that didn’t have them. We then travelled to the Canterbury Business Recovery Group assembly point where we were joined by Te Taumutu and Ōnuku. Following check-in and a briefing from the recovery group, we then boarded a bus that would take us to our office building via Manchester Street, Lichfield Street and Oxford Terrace. Despite authorities having cleaned up these streets over the past five weeks following the earthquake, nothing prepared us for the devastation that we saw. Arriving at “the strip” we disembarked the bus and received a final briefing from a structural engineer, USAR and police or security. Being the occupants of the top floor we were the first sent into the building, with the power out we were grateful to Dottie for organising our head lamps and off we trekked up 12 flights of stairs – a journey we were to all repeat several times over the next 90mins. It’s amazing what an adrenalin rush can help you achieve!

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Having made prior arrangements for support with People and Performance, Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, we contacted Justine Whitaker and Janyne ‘Dottie’ Morrison and put the wheels in motion providing safety equipment, backpacks and staff to assist us.

Members of USAR and the Security Team checking to see if everything is ok. We were grateful to USAR who had come through and picked up cabinets and furniture thrown over by the earthquake and its subsequent large aftershocks, which made it somewhat easier to move around the floor collecting files and belongings. Returning to the assembly point we were able to reflect on the day’s activities and the sights we’d seen. We were all very relieved that there were no aftershock’s while we were in the building (though a 3.2 aftershock rolled through prior to us entering the building). Our sincere thanks to Justine and Dottie from People and Performance for organising the safety equipment and coordinating staff volunteers; to Aubrey ‘Aubz’ Hughes - who assisted Koukourarata, Brett Lee and Teone Sciascia - who helped Wairewa, Craig Pauling - who helped Takuahi Research and Development, Joseph Hullen came to assist but due to the number restrictions wasn’t required by our floor. He then volunteered his services to the Canterbury Business Recovery Group

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Iaean Cranwell (Takuahi Research and Development), Sheena Sherrat-Smith (Te Taumutu) and Craig Pauling discuss tactics with Maani Stirling.


and ended up assisting the elderly owners of Victoria Associates on Level one. We also extend our thanks to Jason Arnold, Ben Te Aika and Raniera Dallas for offering their services.

We wish them well with their future endeavours in Australia.

Civil defence information • Given recent events in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and here in Christchurch it’s probably wise for whānau to check out this webpage and make sure you have a basic emergency kit BEFORE you need it •


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Photo #1 Whānau farewell – caption: Members of the Grennell whānau gather to farewell Graeme and Tokerau at a whānau breakfast. Photo #5h Graeme farewell: caption:

End of an era... After 22 years of service Graeme Grennell retired from St John on Thursday 21 April. Graeme will be greatly missed by the staff of St Johns and those who have worked with him over the years. Sadly it is not just St John Graeme is leaving, but New Zealand, because he and Tokerau Osborn are moving to the Gold Coast. A former rūnanga chairperson over the last decade, Graeme has seen the rūnanga move through the Claim to Settlement. He helped build the rūnanga and marae to what it is today. Graeme and Tokerau have served on many rūnanga committees with Graeme representing us on many external committees and boards. He also was appointed as a Minister for Tangata Tiaki for both the Koukourarata Mātaitai and Rohe Moana.Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata wish to thank Graeme and Tokerau for their service and dedication to our marae and rūnanga.

Sister Waiana and her whānau with nephew Manaia Cunningham attend Graeme’s farewell from St John with Tokerau Osborn. Rūnaka meetings Rūnaka meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at Koukourarata marae starting at 10am.

Te Rūnanga o Wairewa He Pēpi

she weighed a decent 9 pounds 3 oz. Another moko for proud great grandparents Ken and Rata Brown, and the first moko for Andrew Scott and Patricia Handcock. Wairewa Rūnaka – Mātahi ā te Tau 2011 Tēnā tātou katoa, Nei rā te mihi kau atu ki a koutou me ō koutou whānau kua horahia i Kā Pākihi whakatekateka o Waitaha, kai raro i te maru o Aoraki matatū. Hoki atu kā whakaaro ki a rātou kua hika i te rū whenua nui o Waitaha, ā, ki ō rātou whānau e taki tonu ana. Oti ai te pō, nau mai te ao. Te tūmanako, kei te noho koutou katoa i kā manaakitaka. Ka tau a Rūäumoko, ka whāia tonutia kā mahi. Mauri ora ki a tātou

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Katerina Marama Brown was born 1.36am, April 3 to first-time parents Kenneth Terry Brown and Awhina Handcock-Scott. Two weeks and two days overdue


a 17-storey building on the corner of Oxford Tce and Worcester Street. Reports are that the owners want to try and stablilise the building and not knock it down, which could take 12-18 months to complete. This means we will not be allowed back in until they have completed this work, which is a hōhā to us. At present we are looking at taking up a lease at a new premise close to town, and once this is final we will let the rūnanga know. If you need to contact the rūnanga, you can still ring the office number on 03 377 1513 or Liz Maaka on 021 221 2209 or

Hui Rūnaka – Upcoming Dates June 12 August 7 October 2(AGM) December 4 Wairewa Rūnanga Office Due to the earthquake on the 22 February, the Wairewa Rūnanga office at Level 6, 79 Hereford St will be closed indefinitely. It is in the drop zone of Clarendon Tower,

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Congratulations Ariana Reihana is a great softball player and is pitcher for the Papanui Tigers, under 16 team. This year she was not selected to play for her age division for Canterbury but she was “picked up” by Marlborough and was their pitcher going into the South Island Under 15 Softball tournament in Invercargill in January. The Marlborough girls team had a fantastic tournament, coming in second place behind Canterbury. At the end tournament, Ariana was selected for the South Island Under 15 Girls Team, for her awesome pitching and her batting. Canterbury only had one-run scored against them and it was off one of Ariana hits.

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Te Rūnanga o Waihao Kaumātua Dinner In April the rūnanga hosted a dinner to honour its kaumātua members. The dinner was held at Waihao marae, and was attended by kaumātua and rūnanga members.

Rūnanga chairperson Parris Heath expressed on behalf of the rūnanga, its gratitude to kaumātua, for their contribution and mana they bring to the rūnanga. He reiterated the rūnanga’s commitment to giving kaumātua the respect and reverence they deserve by continuing to consult with kaumātua and hear their concerns. Taste buds were tantalised by a ravishing feast put on by head chef Dave Holmes with his various sous chefs. It featured the freshest vegetables supplied by rūnanga and friends of the district. The marae was alive with stories into the night. Many bunked down to attend the whānau meeting the next day. Executive update Several of our executives were invited to, and attended a meeting with the Bushtown Committee in Waimate. We were given a guided tour of the site and asked to contribute to the design and planning of an area that reflects pre-European settlement. If there are any whānau who wish to be involved with designing, and building site work please contact the office. This is an exciting and ambitious project that will include working exhibits of the early sawmills in addition to extensive


native plantings. The executives have already agreed to purchase a commemorative totara tree that will be planted sometime this September.

It will be good to keep this kaupapa going for the next courses. Kari Moana Kururangi, who was coordinating the marketing and promoting the course, was also at the pōwhiri and is going on maternity leave soon. It will be important to continue to promote these courses to ensure that each one is fully subscribed. Mauri ora

Pōwhiri for Aoraki Bound

Upcoming Meetings A reminder that the next meeting of the rūnanga executive meetings occurs are on 19 June and 17 July. They start at 10.30am and are at the marae.See our calendar at to check the dates. Oral archives We are gathering the stories of our people, prioritising those of kaumātua. Do you or someone you know want to contribute to the story of our people? If so please contact the office for further information. Tell us your stories Waihao whānau, share your events and stories with us in this pānui, please provide your text and photos to the rūnanga office by the deadline notified on the googlegroup emails each month. If you miss the deadline, it’ll be in the next pānui.

Gerry Coates and Sally Latham attended the pōwhiri at Glentanner near Aoraki for the most recent Aoraki Bound course that finished on 25 March. This was a moving occasion on two counts – it was the first course on which his son, Tiaki Latham-Coates, was the Ngāi Tahu instructor. It was also the culmination of a five-year journey since Tiaki was a participant on the pilot Aoraki Bound course back in 2006, along with Iaean Cranwell and Craig Pauling who back then were also cutting their teeth as instructors.

Upcoming events Please note that the June executive and whānau meeting will be on Sunday 19 June. A social gathering will be held the Saturday night, 18 June, so watch the Google groups for further information. We look forward to seeing you there. Your contact details Have they changed? Please contact the office so you don’t miss out on rūnanga minutes and information.

After the pōwhiri at which Gerry and Joseph Hullen from Arowhenua – whose sister Nicola Hullen was on the course – each did a whaikōrero, Tiaki gave a heartfelt kōrero to the participants and guests. The participants then offered their own kōrero back saying what they had experienced and learned on the 21-day journey. There were tears and joy in having achieved this milestone.

Rūnanga office contact Contact: Steve Boyd Phone: +64 3 689 4726 Address: 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate

Te Rūnanga o Waihōpai He mate The passing of our great kaumātua Rongo Spencer was a shock to us all.We celebrated his 90th birthday last December at the marae and we believed he would go on forever. The call of his beloved tītī island came, he went, and that’s where he passed. Kua hinga he tōtara i te wao nui a Tāne.

Congratulations Well done to Ora Barron, who was acknowledged for working 10 years for Patients and Community Trust (PACT) in Murihiku – excellent!! On the same day, whānau also celebrated PACT being in Southland for 15 years.

We are pleased to hear that Christchurch is no longer classified as a national state of emergency. Let’s pray you all can get back to some normality sooner than later. Kia kaha, kia māia, awhi atuki a koutou.

On at the marae Waihōpai and the marae have been quiet this month, probably because all the noisy ones are all on the tītī islands (Cyril included). Wednesday euchre is still on and


our kaumātua love it, thanks Robyn and Viola. Easter was the long awaited break we were all waiting for five days off, it was magnificent!! Kapahaka practice for the over 55-years-olds is held each Thursday 6pm-7.30pm keep warm come and give it a go. Diabetes programme has been going weekly and just finished its last segment in May, everyone is loving it and learning new cooking skills, exercises and so on.Wātene Māori meeting held regularly, they do a great job. Mō Tātou Closing

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Waihōpai enjoyed their day out as they attended the closing on Mō Tātou in Ōtākou.They thought everything was well planned as you can see from some of our photos they still could not behave themselves lead on by the Reverend Peggy Peek. Well done Ōtākou and all those involved.

Pictured above is a waka huia that was brought to the marae. If anyone knows anything about this taonga, please contact us on 032169074. Cyril will be back in the office next month, but from the administrator I have enjoyed filling in for him this month.

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga are looking for artists (graphic or otherwise) for the rūnanga executive. We would love

to see portfolios of whānau because there is a lot of work coming up in the very near future.


Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Rā whānau Happy Birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month. Korowai Fashion Show for the Closing of Mō Tātou at Otago Museum Mark Solomon wears a korowai that was initiated  by  Cath Brown  in 2002. Designed  to be made in sections by Invercargill, Arowhenua, Tuahiwi and Christchurch weavers. With the same women involved with Ranui Ngarimu they completed the project in 2006 to return it to Cath’s whānau. In turn the korowai was gifted to Ngāi Tahu in time for the opening of Mō Tātou at Te Papa.

Laurie Parata Kean wears a korowai that was gifted to Ngāi Tahu by the Whanganui and Taranaki whānau post Te Kereme. Also pictured is Kace Palmer-Kean (held by Laurie), Carly Logan, Ella Nesbit and Te Whiturangi Thomas wearing korowai made by Mary Whitau. Koa Whitau-Kean wears a korowai that was made and gifted to the Upoko rūnanga David Higgins, by Aunty Flo Reir.

Maryanne Tipa wearing korowai made by Nola and Patrick Tipa.

Lizzie Dacker wearing a korowai made by her tāua Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie.

Maruia Ngawai and Wendi Raumati.

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Happy Birthday Aunt Jean Aunt Jean turns 21 on the 90th of May (oops, something not quite right in that sentence). Wishing you a very happy birthday, Aunt Jean, from all of us at Ōtākou and your many friends and whānau around the motu!

manawhenua, regarding the Port Otago consent application to deepen and widen our harbour. After the pōwhiri and a cup of tea, Tahu Potiki gave an overview of our history and our traditional use of the harbour and coast, which was received with great interest by our manuhiri, who included a large group of resource planning and management students, as well as several members of the public. And then the submissions were heard – Puketeraki leading with passion, telling of their

Port Otago Consents Hearing On April 12, after hours of preparation by Tim Viall for KTKO, the Otago Regional Council Commissioners hearing came to Ōtākou to hear submissions from


continuing use of their coastal rohe, and their concerns about continued modification of our marine environment. After lunch, featuring our local kai moana, Ōtākou followed with similar passion – telling of the changing nature of our harbour and the concerns we have for the health of our harbour and coastline, the safety of our beaches, and our ability to maintain our traditions of gathering kaimoana; and asking for strict caution and monitoring throughout the process of any modification.

Our whanauka came from all around the motu to share in this last day of a journey, which had lasted for over five years and Otago Museum, home to our taoka for the last four months, rang to the sound of our waiata, our kōrero and the laughter of our tamariki. These taoka have now dispersed back to the museums and collections that hold them, but for all who visited Mō Tātou around the rohe, Te Papa, Ōtautahi, Murihiku and Ōtepoti, we are forever touched by the works of our ancestors. Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei.

We now await the Commissioner’s decision… but one thing is sure – whatever their decision is regarding Port Otago’s application, Ōtākou and Puketeraki will be a full partner in the process, looking after our responsibilities of mana whenua and mana moana.

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. The next meeting will be held 1pm, Sunday 5 June.

MōTātou Closing Day On 17 April the doors closed on Mō Tātou for the very last time. It was an emotional day and a very busy one!

Kāti Huirapa Rūnanga ki Puketeraki Happy Birthday to… Grier Parata – 27 April(4 years) Kotahi Parata – 28 April (18 years) Chase Nicoloau – 3 May Doug Stanton – 3 May (71 years) Anthony Duff – 3 May Doug Stanton – 3 May Kiri Parata-Noema – 16 May (33 years) Majorie Cairns – 14 May Simone Gordon – 21 May Ngaone Parata-Taiapa – 21 May (25 years) Barney Taiapa – 25 May (71 years) Khyla Russell – 28 May Rauhina Scott-Fife – 28 May Ann Duff – 29 May Kalani Vanisi – 31 May Steven Kent – 31 May

Brendon Flack and Te Mana o Te Moana As you may have read in the last Te Pānui Rūnaka, Brendon Flack is crew on Haunui waka and they are due to arrive in Fakarava (Tuamotu Islands/French Polynesia) on May 15, after that they will depart for Tahiti and Hawaii. Haunui waka is one of seven waka that make up the fleet Te Mana o Te Moana. You can follow Brendon’s journey, which is trying to raise global awareness about protecting our oceans, on and Haunui has a daily blog that is great reading for all.

Whānau Noho Marae (A stay at home holiday)

July Tamariki Programme Our next Tamariki Programme will run during the second week of the school holidays from 27-29 July. Information will be sent out closer to the time. Put the date on your calendar!

Whānau recently enjoyed a weekend noho at Puketeraki Marae. It was a great opportunity to get to know our local area including the reserves, old settlements, mahika kai places and other places of interest. One of the highlights was the chance to visit Hikaroroa (Mt Watkin) and listen to an interesting kōrero about the area, while enjoying the fabulous views. Another highlight, for those who were brave enough, was the chance to get out on the water in our waka hourua and waka ama on Sunday morning.

Matariki at the Marae Matariki at the Marae wearable art show will be held at Puketeraki Marae on 8 and 9 July. Entries close 1 July and are open to anyone and everyone! The categories we have chosen are Papatūānuku, Takaroa (Tangaroa)


and Rakinui (Ranginui). For information and entry forms please see our website

Contact details Remember to update your details at the rūnaka office if you have or are intending to change addresses.

Hokonui Rūnaka Congratulations Late in April, representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu travelled to Gore to present the Christmas koha to Hokonui Health and Social Services. Every year, since 2008, the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has donated money to a group or organisation in recognition of the good work they do in their community for whānau, hapū and iwi. Hokonui Health and Social Services was last year’s recipient of the $2000 Christmas koha and they chose to pass the pūtea on to Te Iho Awhi Rito Social Services. Te Iho Awhi Rito are a group that work alongside Hokonui Health and Social Services, facilitating social work in the community, with alcohol and drug rehabilitation, counselling and provide financial advice to the community.

Left to right: John Rodgerson, Terry Nicholas and David O’Connell. Hokonui whānau welcomed manuhiri with a powhiri, and whānau who were there as part of the wānaka took part in the pōwhiri, supporting with waiata. The $2000 was laid down as koha, and accepted by John Rodgerson on behalf of Te Iho Awhi Rito. After a hongi, there was a tour around the building and a kōrero about the intricacies of the daily business that happens at Te Iho Awhi Rito. A tantalising spread was then shared and kōrero flowed across the table, the day was enjoyed by all. A big mihi to all whānau who got involved and made this occasion happen.

The presentation was originally scheduled for February. However, it was postponed due to disruption caused by the earthquake. General Manager of Tribal Interests David O’Connell and Hokonui Te Rūnanga Board representative Terry Nicholas attended the presentation. The day coincided with the second to last day of Kia tipu te Aka wānaka, a HEHA-sponsored program. This wānaka set out to build the knowledge and skills of Hokonui whānau in traditional practices, utilising te reo, understanding tikanga and learning mahinga kai practices.

Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Congratulations

This past month has been relatively quiet for us at Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka. We hope the members on the Tītī Islands are having a very productive time.

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At Takutaio Te Tītī Marae we seem to be missing a few odds and sods, such as pots, containers and so on. We are asking if you could check your cupboards, cubby holes and anywhere you may have possibly put something like that, see if anything belongs to the marae. If by some remote chance you do have something that belongs to the marae, could you make arrangements for it to be returned. No questions will be asked. Items may be left at the office 175 Palmerston street Riverton, or drop them off at the marae itself.

Congratulations Karl Van Uden and Fiona Lei. They were married on 29 December at Malahide Gardens, at Lorneville Invercargill. With the reception then held at the Cabbage Tree Restaurant at Ōtatara. Karl and Fiona now


live in Macau (Hong Kong). Karl is Operations manager for the A.J. Hackett Tower, the “Worlds Highest Bungee” (233metres). Karl’s parents are Robynn and Hugo Van Uden, Makarewa – Invercargill. Karl is the grandson of Joan and Graeme Henderson of Riverton and Great Grandson of the late John Henry Fisher, Wakapatu.

gorse, chopped firewood, pulled daisies on the beach, and dug up what we hope is the last of the pest plants known as angelica and montbretia. For fun, we went on two different walks. Among the wildlife spotted was a kingfisher (seen from the kitchen window), seals on the coastal rocks, lots of pīwakawaka (fantails), some hoiho, an albatross and mollymawk (offshore), skinks and at night a few tītī. We also found a giant bullkelp on the beach that one of our wāhine used to become an alluring mermaid. Great laughs were had on that walk as we schemed ways for a publication that could be called ‘Birds of Rarotoka’ that might be a good fund raiser for the motu if only in our imaginations.

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Smiles far and wide. Left to Right: Carolyn Campbell, Phil Fluerty, Chris May, Linda Cook, Sandra Cook, Sue Crengle, Joan Fluerty, Karen Jackson (in front), Christopher Brankin (in back), Aileesh, Michael Brankin, Cathy Onellion.

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With night setting in early, we talked, read books, played speed scrabble and a very intense card game called demon.

Over the Easter holidays, a group of 12 flew to Rarotoka for work and play. This was both a whānau trip and a work trip. Those who joined us came from as far away as Milford, Dunedin, Twizel, Darfield (Canterbury), and Auckland.

All in all, a huge amount of work was accomplished in just four days, and we had a great time doing it. We thank those who travelled so far to give their precious time to the island and help make it a better place. Also we give a big thank you to Sam Gawith, our pilot, and Southern Lakes Helicopters.

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Colac Bay Indoor Bowling Club held their 50thJubilee On Sunday 1 May the Colac Bay Indoor Bowling Club held their 50th Jubilee. It started with a get together and a game of bowls at the Colac Bay Hall. Forty people had registered their interest in attending these celebrations. A game of bowls, afternoon tea and a general catch up was held during the afternoon. Later that night, everyone got together at the Colac Bay Pavillion for a fantastic meal. It was most fitting that the meal was held at the Pavillion because in 1961 this is where the bowling club first started. The very first meeting of the club was held on March 21, 1961.

The first thing we did was to admire the new roof that had just been put on house one. Big ups to Stewart and Rewiti for doing such a great job and getting the roof on before winter, and thanks to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for the funding.

Only two of the original committee are still playing bowls for the Colac Bay Club, Rowena Tomlin (Cleaver) and Gifford Dudfield. In 1973 there were a total of 12 clubs in Western Southland. Today only three remain. Ōraka/Colac Bay, Ōhaiand Waiau Town and Country. Congratulations to everyone still involved with the Colac Bay Bowling Club.

Weeding was on the jobs roster of course, but first there was a precision clean-up of nails and debris from the roof replacement. Nails in the grass are not a good thing. Then we packed up all the old iron and timber around the third house and put it in tidy containers waiting to be lifted off the island. We chain-sawed gorse, sprayed


General monthly meetings These are held every second Sunday of the month. Please come along and find out what is happening at your rūnaka. Everyone is welcome. 12 June 10am pot luck lunch 10 July 10am pot luck lunch 14 August 10am pot luck lunch 11 September 10am pot luck lunch 9 October 10am pot luck lunch 13 November 10am pot luck lunch 11 December TBA

Rowena (Cleaver) Tomlin and Gifford Dudfield cutting the cake at the Jubilee dinner.

Change of address We are now at, 175 Palmerston Street, Riverton. People are still sending mail to our old address (115), which is a little confusing. We also have a new fax number 03 2348 193.

Taurahere Röpü This story certainly makes our efforts in having these days well worthwhile. We plan to have many more gatherings in the future.

Kāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau

Hari Huri Tau Saturday 9 April, whanaunga gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of whaea Harriette Papuniin Tāmaki Makaurau, held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Whānau flew home from Australia, came from Ōpotiki, Whanganui, and Ngāpuhi. So wonderful to see everyone come together to share this special occasion. We also celebrated the 40th birthday of daughter Ruth. Kāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau had the privilege of welcoming and hosting the whānau to Papakura Marae. We took the opportunity to share with these whānau and encourage many of them to register with Kāi Tahu.

Waitangi Day Celebrations Happy tears followed this year’s whānau day. An event I will always cherish, Jacqueline told us: “A gentleman Peter approached me. He needed help in finding some of his whānau. His whakapapa to the 1848 Kaumātua Titi. My daughter replied, ‘Yes, you have come to the right place’. We sat down and had a kōrero about Tītī and his whānau. I told him to get in touch with the Whakapapa Unit. As he left I couldn’t help but feel aroha for him. Anyway afterwards there was this kaumātua and I swear I thought I knew him, so off I went over to introduce myself (as I do) to him. He told me his name then he said ‘I whakapapa to 1848 Kaumātua Titi’. ‘Oh my gosh, wait there Pāpā’, was my response. He was about 80 years old and had the saddest eyes. I went to find Peter and when they met for the first time, my heart skipped a beat because they couldn’t stop looking at each other and they had tears in their eyes. The feeling I had was awesome. This certainly makes me more determined to help all my whānau who are looking for their loved ones.”

Erana’s Historic Moment Erana Ryder-Maihione of Kāi Tahu’s rakatahi was honoured to be part of a Deed settlement signing, where she got to participate and sign the Deed between her father’s tribe, Ngāti Makino, and the Crown in April. Erana, aged 13 years from Auckland, (Kāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi and Ngāi Tuhoe descent), daughter of Pamela Ryder was able to participate in the pōwhiri process to welcome Minister Christopher Finlayson and other government officials on to the marae, where the Deed was signed. This settled the tribes historical Treaty of Waitangi claims that has seen monetary assets, culturally significant sites, marae restoration and revitalisation, and social service development restored to the tribe. Erana says she was proud to have been part of the process and understood from talking with elders from her father’s tribe, that this Deed was important to the past generations, and now important to the current generations and future generations to come.


Talor did this and went to basketball, and is has been very successful at that being selected for a representative team this year again. They go to nationals in Auckland in June.

Ngāi Tahu ki Rotorua Talor – a miracle of faith

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Two years ago Talor was seriously injured by a spearhead tackle playing in a representative rugby game. He was in a coma for two days and the fear was that he would not walk again. All hopes of a budding All Black were gone. While he was in hospital, rugby legend Buck Shelford paid him a visit and advised him to give rugby away for a couple of seasons.

But the big news is that he has been selected for the under-17 NZ volleyball side to go to Singapore in July, and the indoor volleyball under-17 team to go to Australia at the same time. Talor is a living miracle of what faith can do. Small Floating Islands Congratulations to Turumeke Harrington who has a shared exhibition with Kelly Spencer at the Deluxe Café in Poneke in March. You can see some of Turumeke’s work at She is in the last year of an Industrial Design Degree and is just 18 years of age. Tumeke!

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Earthquake Update Hugs Help Ease Sorrow

“Some of us had a hard time emotionally,” Mrs Rakete said. “The destruction we saw.” She said residents asked if the wardens were there to help Mäori. Then she would tell them that the wardens were there to help everyone – Indian, Asian, Mäori, and European. “There were elderly people without families; people who’d lost jobs; some with no food; solo mums and dads.

Thank you gift: Lorey Rakete with a pounamu pendant which each Māori warden received for their work in the eastern suburbs.

“Some were too proud to ask for help. We let them know we cared. We were still finding people five weeks since February 22 who hadn’t had visitors and who were trying to fend for themselves,” said Mrs Rakete.

After six weeks walking the severely earthquake damaged streets of Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, Māori warden Lorey Rakete found hugs were the thing many people needed.

“They’d be telling us, ‘we’re OK, the ones in the next street are worse off’. Every day we got streets to go to and we went back and built relationships.”

Mrs Rakete, 60, of Kaikohe, was among 100 Māori wardens, of which 70 came from the North Island.

Another warden Eric Rameka, of Mangere, Auckland, said the six weeks had been sad.

“A lot of people just needed hugs,” Mrs Rakete said. “It was about knowing when to do that; some were crying.”

“There is a lot of stress but Christchurch people are lovely people. I found them easy to deal with.”

The wardens door-knocked nearly 10,000 homes in the weeks after the February 22 earthquake asking if people were alright and delivering water and food.

National president of the Māori wardens Gloria Hughes, of Rotorua, said the work had gone better than expected and she was proud of what the wardens had achieved. The Māori wardens were farewelled at Te Whatumanawa Maoritanga o Rehua Marae in St Albans on April 15.

They were among several Māori organisations in the Māori Recovery Network, which was formed by Ngāi Tahu to help in the worst-affected parts of eastern Christchurch.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon praised their efforts.

Mrs Rakete said various agencies came and went but the wardens remained. Her brother Whare Paratena lost his home to liquefaction in the February 22 quake.

“What you’ve done in Christchurch has been unbelievable. It’s hugely changed attitudes in the city.”


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Happy workers: Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon with some of the 100 Māori wardens from around New Zealand who spent six weeks helping in the earthquake ravaged eastern suburbs of Christchurch. Mrs Rakete said when she came south, her family had been worried for her safety but she did not regret coming. “It’s been an experience and a half. It’s changed my way of dealing with things. I used my Māori aroha. My mother said, ‘it’s better to give than receive.’” The Māori wardens stayed at the Baptist Church in Glentunnel so as not to put a strain on the city’s resources and travelled into the city each day. After.

Source based on: Chris Tobin, Mainland Press. Photo: Chris Tobin Mainland Press.

On arrival, builders Menzies Bradley and Jerry Pira said they had never seen a header tank in such a position.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu help whānau sleep safely Speedy intervention by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu helped prevent a possible tragedy at the home of one of its Christchurch whānau.

Both builders insisted the tank be secured immediately and thought Mr Nihoniho was very lucky, saying, “Someone up there is looking after you”.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu received a call from Antony Nihoniho. He needed help with his header tank, which sits on high unsecured legs in the ceiling above his bedroom and had been shaken onto a dangerous angle.

The Nihoniho whānau were impressed by the professional, concerned and caring manner the builders carried out their mahi.

The Nihoniho whānau, who live in Beckenham,had a friend and builder who could fix the tank the following Monday – a five-day wait.

With the 5.3 magnitude quake, shaking the following Saturday evening, their gratitude reached a whole new level.

Luckily Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu said no, we need to do something now and the Nihoniho whānau agreed. Ben Te Aika from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu organised two builders to be sent around to the Nihoniho home.

“My son and I were in the room below the tank when the 5.3 hit, and had Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu had not done what they had done, I shudder to think,” said Mr Nihoniho.


Red Zone Entry

Koukourarata, Ōnuku, Taumutu, Wairewa and Mahaanui Kurataiao, who briefly returned to their offices at 79 Hereford Street on Wednesday April 13, received praise from USAR officials at the scene for their preparation and planning.The small team, which also included volunteers from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, had just 90 minutes to retrieve essential files and equipment but were well prepared and appropriately attired for the hard work ahead.

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The Papatipu Rūnanga offices are located on the 6th floor and so it was 12 flights of stairs up and then each time the backpacks were filled – 12 more flights of stairs down. The comments from the USAR officials were that the team showed a lot of humour and coped well with the difficult task, pitching in to assist each other. As people retrieved the items they required, there was a real sense of efficiency and unity. Congratulations to everyone involved with both the planning and the physical task of retrieval. For more detail see Maatakiwi’s report on page 8.

The Office of Te Rünanga o Ngäi Tahu The final closing at the Otago Museum was celebrated with Ngāi Tahu whānui coming together and enjoying a day of workshops, entertainment, and whakawhanaungatanga.

Mō Tātou closing A seven-year journey came to an end on Sunday 17 April, with the final closing of the Mō Tātou: The Ngäi Tahu Whänui exhibition.

Throughout the day there were various workshops and presentations for the whānau and wider public to enjoy and participate in.

With the blessing of Te Papa Tongarewa, contributing artists, museums, galleries and whānau, the Mō Tātou exhibition was brought back to Te Waipounamu in 2009 to allow whānau to see our taonga.

By popular demand a version of the Piki Huia fashion parade (renamed the Korowai Fashion Show) was brought back, showcasing some stunning examples of korowai and kākahu.

Starting at Canterbury Museum in 2010, the Mō Tātou exhibition then toured to Southland Museum and Art Gallery and finally Otago Museum.

Notable amongst the many guests in attendance throughout the day were representatives from Te Papa Tongarewa, local Members of Parliament, local councillors, museums throughout Te Waipounamu and contributing artists and whānau.

At each museum a contemporary exhibition was developed in conjunction with the papatipu rūnanga. This provided rūnanga with the opportunity to work alongside museums to select taonga from storerooms, assist with exhibition design and put a purely Ngāi Tahu influence into the exhibition.

The closing proceedings, led by the local Papatipu Rūnanga of Āraiteuru and Otago Museum, allowed opportunity for Te Papa Tongarewa, the Iwi Steering Committee and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to pay homage to the many people who worked hard to ensure the exhibition’s success.

Local Ngāi Tahu artists were showcased, images of our tïpuna and landscape were seen in mass for the first time and the laying of parekawakawa became trademarks of Mō Tātou on tour and the accompanying exhibitions. Workshops, talk series, education programmes, presentations and corporate evenings were amongst the many exciting activities during the Mō Tātou tour.

The day closed with a very moving ceremony of karakia and karanga led by the local Papatipu Rūnanga and Ngāi Tahu kaumātua as we closed the Mō Tātou exhibition for a final time.

Our Papatipu Rūnanga, alongside each of the museums, co-ordinated this extensive programme. There were exceptional numbers that visited the exhibition during its tour in Te Waipounamu and this was due to the hard work and tireless efforts of all the Papatipu Rūnanga and the three museums.

Mō Tātou will always be remembered as the opportunity for Ngāi Tahu to share its history, stories, and initiatives with all of Aotearoa.The many stories of the Mō Tātou exhibition will be forever held in the hearts and souls of Ngāi Tahu whānui. They will be the stories we tell our future generations. Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei.




For more information and or to register for these events please contact Brett Lee, on or ring 0800 WHAI RAWA. Kua takoto te mānuka – The challenge has been laid down. Look forward to seeing you all at these wānaka. Noho Ora mai Kura Reo ki Te Au ki Te Tonga Kātahi anō tēnei pīkari ka hoki mai i te ‘Kura Reo ki Te Au ki Te Tonga’, i Ōtaki. Ko te tikaka i Ōtautahi kē te kura ekari nā te korikori nui a Rūaumoko i nuku. E kore rawa tēnei puna mihi e mimiti. Ko Ngāti Toa Rangatira rātou ko Te Āti Awa, ko Ngāti Raukawa mō te manaaki takata! Mai i te pōwhiri tae atu ki te rā wehe i tau ō mātou noho i Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Anō te ranea, anō te hūnene o Tahuāroa! He mahana kā whare, he āhuru kā rara. Marikanui mātou i rere mai kā tino tohuka o te reo Māori, whiu ai i te mānuka. Ahakoa kā pakihawa, ahakoa kā heka, i eke mātou. I akona kā whakataukī me kā kīwaha hou, ā, i whakahikia ō mātou pūkeka reo Māori i te taha kōrero, i te taha whakaroko, i te taha pānui, me te taha tuhituhi. Mokori anō kia rere atu a mihi ki Kā Manukura o te Reo, nā rātou te nama i utu.

Kia Kurapa – Māori language event Kia Kurapa are Kāi Tahu wānaka reo for iwi members with basic to intermediate levels of te reo Māori. Although Aoraki Matatū wānaka have been postponed for the year due to the earthquake we will still be running three Kia Kurapa wānaka, which will be used as an opportunity for past students of Aoraki Matatū to put into practice their teaching skills. Iwi members will be invited to attend Kia Kurapa as students, and Aoraki Matatū students will be in attendance as the teachers of this wānaka. They will be led by Hana O’Regan and Lynne Harata Te Aika. These Kia Kurapa wānaka reo will be noho marae and held in the north and south of Te Waipounamu so that everyone has a chance to attend. Wānaka Date and time Venue Kia Kurapa 1 3 – 5 June Awarua 9.00am – 5.00pm Marae Pōwhiri 5:30pm Friday (Bluff) Kia Kurapa 2

June 10 – 12 9.00am – 5.00pm Pōwhiri 5:30pm Friday

Arowhenua Marae (Temuka)

Kia Kurapa 3

24 – 26 June 9.00am – 5.00pm Pōwhiri 5.30pm Friday

Takahanga Marae (Kaikōura)

I have just returned from a kura reo (total immersion language course) in Ōtaki; it was going to be held in Christchurch but our earthquake changed that plan. We were hosted whole heartedly by Ngāti Toa, Rangatira, Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Raukawa; from the pōwhiri until our departure we were held in the warm embrace of Te Wānanga o Raukawa. The kai was prolific and delicious! The whare was warm and the beds were comfortable. We were very lucky to have the some of the finest Māori language experts in the country supporting the kaupapa and challenging our minds. Our kete were filled with whakataukī (proverbs) and kīwaha (everyday sayings) and we improved our oral, aural and reading reo Māori skills. Thank you to the Kā Manukura o te Reo initiative for funding my reo adventure. Nā Fern Whitau

• Mahi Toi • 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. Applications close Friday 30 September 2011. Call 0800 942 472 today and find out how to apply. email Or visit

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


Whai Rawa tax rates are current and up to date there is no requirement to declare any Whai Rawa distributions and earnings in your end of year tax calculations period ending 31 March 2011. Give your pēpi the best start in life Life’s a journey and if your whānau has a new pēpi now’s the time to get them started on the road to financial security. Sign them up with Whai Rawa in 2011 and before they turn one and they’ll receive a $60 bonus to start their account. To receive the $60 contribution (inclusive of GST),must complete the enrolment process with Whai Rawa in the 2011 calendar year and before they turn one. Payment will be made as part of the March 2012 distribution round along with other payments relating to the 2011 calendar year. Remember they need to be enrolled with Te Rūnanga before they can be enrolled with Whai Rawa so call or email us now to help them start that journey.

Whānau profile: Bruce Barton

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What is Whai Rawa to me? It means a way to save, get into the habit and get support to do so from the iwi. What I am doing to help build my Whai Rawa account? I am working for mum shoeing the family horses for costs only (shoes and nails) and in exchange she makes sure that my payments are always made by direct credit as my earnings are all over the place. What I plan to do with my Whai Rawa savings? I am  working as a farriers (blacksmith) apprentice and hope to use some of this to cover the block tertiary course costs (some of this has to be done in UK) or as part deposit for first home or farm. Hobbies - eventing horses, skiing, tramping and hunting when I have time, beach (snorkeling and boogie boarding and so on).

Set and forget If you haven’t already done so, now’s the best time to start saving with Whai Rawa. Here’s what you need to save per month from 1 June to ensure you receive your full matched savings benefit for 2011. Child Accounts (under 16 at 31 December) $7.15 per month Adult Accounts $28.60 per month There is no easier way than by setting up a simple automatic payment. Call us on 0800 942 472 to have an AP form sent to you or set up a regular payment online 2011 Annual Distribution Due to the Christchurch earthquake in February, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu was unable to meet to approve the 2011 Annual Distribution. However since then they have met and approved a distribution of $25 to all adult and child members (including RSCT). This payment will likely to be made during June.

Have you got a budgeting tip or secret that could benefit the rest of the iwi? Email it to us at by 15 June. The best five responses will receive a free copy of the newly published New Zealand Household Budget Kit, a workbook based budgeting tool designed to help you better plan and monitor your expenditure.

Update your tax rates now As we are now in a new tax year please take this opportunity to review your tax rates for Whai Rawa now by going to or contacting us. There are still many child members as well as some adults who are on higher rates than they should be. We anticipate almost all child members should be on 10.5% for both their PIR and RSCT rate. Check their statements to review their rates. Community Net is back up and running for you to view your account details and tax rates. Thank you for your patience. For any login enquiries please contact us

For your free copy of the Whai Rawa Investment Statement please call 0800 942 472, email us at or visit our website www.

His life will be shaped by the habits he makes. Make saving one of them.

Whai Rawa annual statements mail out 2011 The statements for period ending 31 March 2011 will be sent at the end of May beginning of June. There is important information contained within the mail out. Please take time to read over the information and statements when they arrive. Remember provided your

For more information on the $60 newborn contribution call for an Investment Statement on 0800 942472 or visit


We still have many minute books and author related papers and documents, on level 7 at 158 Hereford Street. We intend to retrieve these when we are eventually granted authority to enter the building. In the meantime, should anyone wish to see us, it is best to phone and make an appointment. This way we would be able to look after our manuhiri. Joseph Hullen Arapata Reuben Terry Ryan Contact 03 366 4344 or 0800 KAI TAHU.

Whakapapa Ngāi Tahu Unit As with all other staff of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Whakapapa Unit is managing well under these unusual circumstances, since the earthquake on 22 February. We are based out at the Wigram Airport, 50 Corsair Drive. Arapata and Joseph are placed in prefab No 3 and Terry is in Porto-com No 9. The working copies of the whakapapa files are safe and sound in the Wigram Museum security room. It is burglar, fire and bomb proof. We are indeed grateful to the Wigram Museum authorities for their assistance.

Canterbury institutions provide key education strengths to the Te Tapuae partnership, in the areas of engineering, languages, trade and environmental management, which are also key operational areas of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. “If we lose Māori student numbers in these areas we are going to have a work force issue in three to five years,” said Dr Russell.“If we aren’t producing graduates that can contribute back to society, then we will end up in a self-fulfilling prophecy of not having the capacity to determine our own priorities.”

Maori courses and teaching staff under threat Māori courses and teaching staff in Canterbury are at risk of being axed in 2012, if declining Māori student numbers continue. Since the February 22 earthquake Māori student numbers across all Canterbury institutions have dropped. The Ministry of Education has guaranteed tertiary programmes and jobs until the end of the year. Te Tapuae o Rehua executive board chairman Darryn Russell is concerned that the decreasing Māori student numbers will affect iwi katoa, and iwi capacity in particular fields in the future. “We have to focus on maintaining Māori success and Māori outcomes, particularly in the disciplines where we are strong.”

Next month, Te Tapuae o Rehua will be launching a “Get on the Waka” campaign. This project is designed to entice potential Māori students to study in Christchurch, by showcasing the support, operations, study areas and community of the Canterbury institutions. The projects goal is to ensure iwi katoa have the skills to determine future priorities.

Ngäi Tahu Holdings Tourism and Seafood businesses, which already have good connections with China, it also fits within the emerging rural strategy that Ngāi Tahu Property are driving. “The investment is another big step for us, and we are proud that we can show the world that we are both visionary and able, even at a time when others might not have expected this of us given the recent earthquakes,” says Campbell. “Our planned stake of $15 million in this relationship represents less than two percent of Ngāi Tahu’s overall portfolio, but it’s a significant and strategic move that could potentially yield strong global relationships and even stronger yields.”

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Invests into PGG Wrightson Last month Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation announced a further diversification of its investment base, by taking a cornerstone shareholding in PGG Wrightson, through an investment with Agria Ltd. Ngāi Tahu holdings have invested $15 million in a joint bid with Agria Singapore and Chinese investment company New Hope. Ngāi Tahu Holdings chief executive Greg Campbell says both companies have considerable agricultural interests and are likely to provide future opportunity for Ngāi Tahu as we advance our emerging rural investment strategy. The investment fits well with Ngāi Tahu Holdings existing


single investment made in the park since it opened in 1932. Ngāi Tahu Tourism chief executive John Thorburn says it’s not only great news for Rainbow Springs, but also the whole of Rotorua as a tourist destination. “The development will heighten both domestic and international interest in the region as a place to visit. “While the tourism market is ever changing and presents continual challenges, Ngāi Tahu Tourism is investing for the long term. As one of the integral hearts of New Zealand tourism, with its strong culture and New Zealand history, Rotorua is a key focus for us.” Rainbow Springs is a wildlife park and is already one of New Zealand’s favorite tourist attractions. The company was originally part of the Shotover Jet Group, which Ngāi Tahu Tourism took ownership of in 1995 and therefore acquired Rainbow Springs.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism new multimillion dollar investment Ngāi Tahu-owned tourism business Rainbow Springs in Rotorua is set to begin a multi-million dollar development with ‘Project Big Splash’. The $10 million-plus project at the park will include an outdoor 400-seat auditorium, interactive playground and reptile enclosure, and a water ride that will tell the story of the ecological evolution of New Zealand. Rainbow Springs project director Stewart Brown says it will be a unique attraction unlike any on offer in New Zealand. “The ride will be highly interactive and will both inform and excite park visitors.” Due to open in early 2012 the development is the largest

Pānui Ngāi Tahu continue to shine, at Māori academic awards The Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Awards is an annual event to acknowledge Māori PhD graduates across the country who have had their doctorates conferred in the last calendar year. A Lifetime Achievement Award is also presented.The event is a highlight of the Māori academic calendar, and with the numbers of Māori enrolling and graduating at PhD level continuing to increase, the trend of recognition and celebration looks set to continue. Toiahurei and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Victoria University of Wellington Professor Piri Sciascia reports: “It’s been very pleasing to see over the last few of years, a steady number of graduates at the awards of Ngāi Tahu whakapapa being recognised.” The following were of Ngāi Tahu or who proclaimed their affiliation to Ngāi Tahu and a small brief on their chosen study:


Dr Rachael Ka’ai-Mahuta (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, Wairewa Rūnanga) Thesis: He kupu tuku iho mō tēnei reanga: A critical analysis of waiata and haka as commentaries and archives of Māori political history. Institution: AUT. Dr Christine Kenney (Ngāi Tahu, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) Thesis: Me aro ki te hā o Hineahuone – women, miscarriage stories and midwifery: Towards a contextually relevant research methodology Institution: Massey University. Dr Taima Moeke-Pickering (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pukeko, Tuhoe) Thesis:Decolonisation as a social change framework and its impact on the development of indigenous based curricula for helping professionals in mainstream Tertiary Education Organisations Institution: University of Waikato.

Dr Rangi Nicholson (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Pahauwera, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) Thesis:Ko te mea nui, ko te aroha. Theological Perspectives on Māori Language and Cultural Regenesis Policy and Practice of the Anglican Church Institution: University of Auckland.

Dr Adam Taylor (Ngāi Tahu – Awarua Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Waihōpai Rūnaka) Thesis:The identity of high achieving IT professionals at work: A Narrative Analysis Institution: AUT. Dr Simon Bennet (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa and Ngāpuhi) Thesis:Te Huanga o te Ao: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Māori clients with depression Institution: Massey University. Dr Doug King (Ngāi Tahu) Thesis:Injuries in Rugby League: Incidence influences and return to play decisions. Institution: AUT.

Dr Jonathon Proctor (Ngāi Tahu, Muaūpoko) Thesis:Towards improving Volcanic Mass Hazard Assessment at New Zealand Stratovolcanoes Institution: University of Otago. Dr Michael Stevens (Ngāi Tahu – Awarua Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Waihōpai Rūnaka) Thesis:Mutton birds and Modernity in Murihiku: Continuity and Change in Kāi Tahu Knowledge Institution: University of Otago.

George West (Ngāi Tahu – Awarua, Oraka Aparima, Hokonui, Ōtākou, Puketeraki, Waihōpai, Waihao and Arowhenua) was born in Wakapatu, Southland in 1914. He attended Invercargill Technical College before joining William Cable & Co Ltd in Wellington as an apprentice civil engineering. In 1933 he was selected for a schoolboy flying scholarship with Southland Aero Club and received his pilot’s licence in March 1934. In 1936 he became the first Māori to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Leading Ngāi Tahu Aircraftman George West

As well as being a skilled carver, West was popular and a gifted musician, playing reveille on the bugle each morning during his time at Wigram. On 11 May 1939 West took off as the passenger on a night flight from Wigram in a Vickers Vildebeest. At 8.15pm, the aircraft clipped trees on its final approach, crashed and burst into flames. The pilot flying the aircraft died under the wreckage but the instructor and West were pulled free, both in shock and severely burnt. They both died from their injuries the following day. After a joint Māori and military ceremony at Christchurch railway station, West’s body was returned to Southland and he was buried at Bluff, in the company of his family and some of his RNZAF friends from Wigram.

On the right George West The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is going to be opening an exhibition dedicated to George West, the first Māori and Ngāi Tahu Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot.

The exhibition is going to be opened in June. For more information contact the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on (03) 343 9521. Waihao Marae in June/July. An initial email to those who had said they were interested in the earlier workshop showed there was still interest. Plans are now afoot for a new wananga. Writer Keri Hulme has said she is fully supportive of a wananga. Please let us know if you are interested in attending by emailing: Carolynn Bull Gerry Coates

Ngāi Tahu Writers’ Wananga The planned Ngai Tahu Writers’ Wananga that was to feature alongside the Christchurch Readers and Writers Festival was cancelled due to the earthquake. However, a new wananga has been proposed to be held at


Notice is hereby given to the beneficial owners of the meeting stated above. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on a resolution to reduce the number of Trustees. Enquires to Trustee Douglas Pharama (03) 319 6286 or Raymond Giovani Jacobs (03) 383 2029.

Notice of Owners Meeting Mangamaunu 2 A Sub 9B Sec 3 BLK III Te Waipounamu District “Kaikōura” When: Sunday 24 July, 11am Where: Mangamanu Marae

Note (1) The lack of a quorum at the last general and annual general meetings has meant that the proposed trust order amendments and other items of business have not been ratified by the owners. Failure to achieve a quorum at the next AGM will result in the trustees making application to the Māori land court for the ability to act alone and merely report on actions taken to those owners for whom postage details are held. Note (2) The dividend payment has only been partially completed due to the lack of owner registrations. In order to receive dividends “owner registration forms” are required to be completed. Please contact the secretary at PO Box 307, Kaiapoi for a registration form. Nā Robert Cooke Chairman trustee

Tawera MR987 sec 2 Ahuwhenua Trust Notice of AGM Where: 99 Hilton Street Kaiapoi. Time: 11am When: Saturday 18 June. Agenda • Trustee report • Financial report • Progress of dividend payment • Proposed trust order amendments • General business

Out of School Tuition – Funding Available Out of School Tuition – Funding Available Each year, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu funds Out of School Tuition programmes across New Zealand, which are aimed at improving the academic achievement of Ngāi Tahu tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth).

For further information or to receive an application form, contact: Kiri Fraser Out of School Tuition Programme Co-ordinator Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu P.O. Box 799, Dunedin DD 034742759 0800WHAIRAWA

Out of School Tuition funding offers 10 tuition sessions (over one school term) to Ngāi Tahu children.It provides additional support, both remedial (catch-up) and extension (for gifted children), and for senior secondary students sitting examinations in Term four. Each child is limited to one lot of 10 sessions in any financial year (July 1 – June 30). We are currently accepting applications for term three. To be eligible to enroll, applicants must be: • Aged between 8 and 18 years; or 5 – 18 if at Kura Kaupapa • Attending school; and • Registered with Whakapapa Ngäi Tahu.

Out of School Tuition: Numeracy, Literacy, NCEA ....


Getting a flu vaccination “like wearing a seatbelt” under 65 years of age (including children) with long-term health conditions, such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes. “As a parent there are things you can do to increase the chances of your children staying healthy, and what parent doesn’t want their child to be healthy?”, Hector says. “There are lots of things in life you don’t have control over but here is something you can do. If someone is offering something free, that normally costs, that will help reduce the chances of your children getting sick why wouldn’t you take it?” Christchurch General Practitioner Dr Matea Gillies agrees. “Particularly following the earthquake with many whānau and friends having to move and live with one another, I would really encourage people to get this done for their children and for themselves.” His main concern is for the increased crowding – he had spoken to someone recently who had 15 people living in their home. Damage from the September 4 and February 22 Teenagers like Maia Matthews, back row, second from left, earthquakes has changed a lot of Cantabrian’s living conditions which will make them more can get a free influenza vaccination this year. vulnerable to catching influenza, says Canterbury ou put on a seatbelt, not because you think you Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ramon Pink. Several are going to crash but because you know it will cases have already been confirmed. reduce the risk if you do. “Make sure you get your vaccination, even if you “It’s the same with getting an influenza had one last year. It takes two weeks before the vaccination for your children,” says Canterbury District vaccination protects you from the flu, so best to Health Board (CDHB) Executive Director Māori Health get it done now. All you need to do is make an and father of three, Hector Matthews. appointment at your local general practice,” he Hector, whose children are aged from 14 to 21, says says. no-one wants to get the flu and the flu vaccination is the Influenza is not just a bad cold and anyone can most effective “seatbelt” - or way of preventing it. catch it, regardless of how fit, active or healthy “From a Māori perspective all the data shows that they are. Symptoms include a cough, headache, Māori children are at greater risk of becoming sick fever or chills, body aches and pains, and fatigue. with influenza. Children mix and mingle in ways adults It can lead to serious complications including don’t, sharing food and running around the playground pneumonia and even death, particularly in those together.” with an existing medical condition. Hector’s children Māia, 14, and Connor, 16, have had As well as getting vaccinated it is important to the free influenza vaccination. help stop the spread of viruses by: This year all Canterbury residents aged six months • Washing and drying your hands thoroughly to 17 years of age are eligible for a free influenza (20 seconds washing and 20 seconds drying) vaccination. This is to help protect our community • Staying away from school or work if you are against avoidable illnesses following the February unwell. earthquake. As usual free vaccinations are available to • Covering your coughs and sneezes. pregnant women, people aged 65 and over, and anyone



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Te Rūnanga o Waihao Email: Office: 03 689 7780 Marae: 03 689 4726

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Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Phone: 03 755 7885 Email:

Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Phone: 03 439 4816 Email: moeraki.rū

Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana Kim Rahiri Phone: 07 578 5997 Email:

Ōnuku Rūnanga Phone: 03 366 4379 Email: Ōnuku@ngā

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Phone: 03 465 7300 Email:

Ngāi Tahu ki Kahungunu Lyall Stichbury Phone: (06) 8438791 Cell: 027 475 2503 Email:

Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata Phone: 03 365 3281 Email: Koukourarata@ngā

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Phone: 03 478 0352 Email: admin@otakourū

Ngāi Tahu ki Whanganui Corinne Te Au Watson Phone: 06 3484809 Email:

Wairewa Rūnanga Phone: 03 377 1513 Email: wairewa@ngā

Hokonui Rūnanga Phone: 03 208 7954 Email:

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Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Phone/fax: 03 234 8192 Email:

Ngāi Tahu ki Taranaki Virginia Hina Phone: 0211353493 Email: taranaki.ngāitahu07@hotmail. com

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Ngāi Tahu ki Whanganui-ā-Tara Angela Wallace Phone: 04 232 2423 (Home) Email: Ngāi Tahu ki Wairarapa Karen Bast Phone: 06 378 8737 Email: maungateitei_hikurangi_aorangi@ Ngāi Tahu ki Wairau Paula Jowers Ph: 03 5785083 (Home) Email:


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This photograph is believed to have come from the old “Rawatea” home in Dunedin. If you are able to provide information or names please contact Arapata Reuben, Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit on 0800 KAI TAHU, 0800 524 8248.


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