Te Pānui Rūnaka — June 2021

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I tukuna mai tēnei whakaahua e Moewai Marsh nō Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu

Nā te Kaiwhakahaere of kaupapa including the freshwater statement of claim, stewardship land, and other issues in the conservation space. This was an extremely positive kōrero overall, where we discussed our relationship with the Crown, where it is succeeding and where there’s room for improvement. I was honoured to attend a mihi whakatau at Waihōpai Marae in May with Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson. The purpose of the event was to acknowledge Minister Robertson for funding the Rūnaka received to support a significant redevelopment of the marae complex. It was exciting to see the kaupapa laid out in front of us, and to get a glimpse of this state-ofthe-art design, that not only captures the kōrero behind the whare but is a future-focused, sustainable build that will make this marae climate resilient for generations to come. Following the formal proceedings, we ate together in the wharekai and were treated to beautiful waiata and kapa haka from a rōpū of Waihōpai Rakatahi. I want to thank Waihōpai for the aroha, manaaki, and of course the amazing kai!

Tēnā rā koutou katoa te pahītaka a Tahu Pōtiki, ka nui te mihi atu i te wā o Matariki. E kā rau huia, koutou kā mate huhua. He murimuri aroha e pūhia iho nei i Te Poho o Tamatea, kia whakaaro tātou ki te whānau Ruki me te whānau Kamo o Ngāti Wheke. Ka taki, ka haku te whatumanawa ki a kauwheke mā, ki a pūhou mā, te huka nō nā tata noa nei haohia ai e te kupeka a Taramainuku. Nāia tā tātou pānui, kia ora rā koutou i ruka i kā āhuataka o te wā.

On a less positive front, as you may have seen, in late May we filed legal proceedings against the Crown over the issue of stewardship land. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu was extremely concerned by the Crown’s stewardship land announcement to speed up reclassification of the land, which is a clear breach of our Treaty partnership. This reclassification process took place without our involvement and given a large proportion of land in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā is conservation land, any proposals to reclassify that land are of the utmost significance to us. This was the focus of our hui with the Minister, which was highly constructive and respectful on both sides. We do not want to take legal action, however after our attempts to engage with the Minister’s office did not receive a constructive response, we were left with no other option.

With winter upon us, so too is flu season and I want to remind whānau about the importance of vaccinations. In addition to flu jabs this year the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out. Of course, it is up to individuals to decide whether you want to get vaccinated, particularly regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. I encourage you to seek out official information sources if you are looking into the COVID-19 vaccine so that you can make the right decision for yourself and your whānau.

We had the pleasure of welcoming the New Zealand Olympic Committee and Paralympics New Zealand to Te Whare o Te Waipounamu in early June. The mihi whakatau was held to bring the organisations together for the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, formally strengthening this already longstanding relationship. In addition, we were honoured to gift the organisations with 580 pounamu pendants, one for every Olympic and Paralympic athlete competing in the upcoming Tokyo Games. I want to acknowledge the team who worked on these beautiful taonga to have them ready in time - Fayne Robinson, of Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Apa Ki Te Rā Tō, Ngāti Porou, the designer of this year’s taonga, Aaron Shannon and Kurtis Bell – Ngāti Pākehā, Aaron Tauwhare, and Josh Tamainu both of Ngāti Waewae and Ngāti Māhaki - all are with Waewae Pounamu, Tahu Robinson – Ngāti Waewae and Ngāti Māhaki descent and Maurice Manawatu Jr completed the sandblasting of the mangōpare

The last two months have included several key events and political engagements with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Most significantly, alongside Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri as mana whenua, we hosted several senior Government Ministers at Tuahiwi Marae on Tuesday 15 June, including Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Hon Peeni Henare, Hon Dr Megan Woods, Hon Kelvin Davis, Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Hon Willie Jackson and MP for Te Tai Tonga Rino Tirikatene.. We were hoping to meet with the Prime Minister but sadly, the weather had other ideas and she was unable to get out of Tāmaki Makaurau due to fog. Despite the setback, we enjoyed meeting the Ministers for an open and constructive hui, and it was wonderful to have the chance to talk to Ministers kanohi ki te kanohi about a range of issues, including health, wellbeing, and conservation, among others. Significantly we discussed Ngāi Tahu rangatiratanga across a range


kōwhaiwhai on each piece. Last but not least, I want to acknowledge my daughter Chantal, who is hapū with our first mokopuna, and plaited the 580 necklaces for the pendants by hand, an impressive achievement (I know I am a little biased here whānau!). The pounamu disc form reflects both Japan – the land of the rising sun, and the Aotearoa myths of Māui and the sun. The mangōpare (hammer head shark) kōwhaiwhai symbolises strength. It also resembles the connection the athletes will build by uplifting, supporting, and enhancing each other as one team representing their country. The plaited taura is a representation of the binding together of many to achieve a shared outcome for the athlete’s, for their whānau, and for their nation. These games will be particularly challenging given the ongoing complications of COVID-19, so it is very special to know our athletes will proudly wear these symbols of strength. I’m sure you will join me in sending our best wishes with them to Tokyo as they pursue great heights.

Finally, I want to acknowledge all those who received Queen’s Birthday Honours this year, but particularly the following Ngāi Tahu whānau who were made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit – Yvette Couch-Lewis for services to conservation and Māori, Hoani Langsbury for services to conservation, Mairehe Louise Tankersley for services to prisoners’ welfare and Māori, Tracey Wright-Tawha for services to health and Māori, and Gina Solomon for services to conservation and governance. It is wonderful to see the mahi and dedication of our whānau members being recognised – me whakamihi atu ki a rātou. Ngā manaakitanga, Lisa Tumahai

Ko te rika toi i whakamanahia ai Cover art: Aku Maunga Haere, mixed media on canvas, 79 x 96cm, Moewai Marsh.

earth elements to bring meaning and purpose into her mahi. Throughout her process she applies tikanga to every material, making each element a part of the taonga she is creating.

Moewai Marsh (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a graduate from the Dunedin school of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, majoring in painting. She wants to further her skills as an artist and grow more knowledge in Te Ao Māori. Moewai is currently doing her mahi full time, studying through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and making connections within the community and her iwi in Ōtepoti.

Art is a way for Moewai to express her journey of reconnection to her whakapapa and what it means for her to be a Māori wahine artist. Instagram: moewaimarsh_art Website: www.moewaimarsh.com

Moewai is inspired by Te Ao Māori, Māori artists and most importantly people. She feels a deep spiritual connection to tāngata whenua, creating layers of whakapapa in the taonga she weaves in with Papatūānuku. Moewai paints with the land incorporating clay, sand, and many natural

If you would like your work to be featured on the cover of Te Pānui Rūnaka, please submit it by email: tpr@ngaitahu.iwi.nz


Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Ngā Mate

Tribute to Daryl Westland Tainui. Daryl was Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae caretaker for eight years, keeping the lawns mowed at our urupā as well as those of our kaumātua living in Arahura Pā. He took pride in his work keeping the marae grounds looking sharp always. A few famous sayings of Daryl’s: “I’ll see ya right brother” or “Tomorrow” meaning he will get it done tomorrow… always, especially during whitebait season. His whitebait hut won an award – it was that awesome. He loved white-baiting with his whānau especially his tamariki who he leaves behind to carry on his legacy. Since moving back to the West Coast, he reconnected with his hapū and loved spending time with all his whānau and cuzzies and having his young tamariki involved in kaupapa on the marae. He was always proud to show Arahura Marae, the awa and of course his famous whitebait hut to visiting whānau. We are sending our aroha and strength to all of Daryl’s whānau at this sad time. A great father, partner, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend – he will be terribly missed.

Rā Whānau ki a Koe

A big mihi to everyone who has celebrated a birthday recently. Aroha mai if we’ve missed you but happy birthday to you all. June Mowena Mason, Javana Watts, Ian Kearns, Zion Meihana-Whittle, Hemi Mason, Danielle Tainui, Selina Tainui, Lisa Tumahai, Jah-vana Lilley, Selina Tainui, Jack Delamare, Toby Tainui, Mahara Tainui, Sylvia Corcoran, Amanda Downs, Tonga Mason, Dwayne Mason, Ricky Popham, Tamati Mason, Martini MIller, Tania Wallace, Arahia Small July Lucy Tonihi, Kori Hutana, Fayne Robinson, James Panapa, Rawiti Weepu, Jonlee Weepu, Kerra Weepu, Tailor Weepu, Bill Weepu, Bailey Weepu, Aston Weepu, Shanice Meihana, Shanita Meihana, Danielle Tainui, Sefton Mason, Maria Huhu, Che Weepu, Brooke Parker, Adrienne Tainui, Anaru Tainui Simon, Tamara Liu, Maria Huhu , Melody Huhu, Crystal Mason, Demelza Stuart, Marley Mason, Tamara Dickson, Te Whetu Marama Mason


Emily Joy Lilley and her wife Jesse Briar Lilley would like to announce the safe arrival of their son Whetū Ihaia Lilley. Born 23 May weighing in at 6lb 2oz. Whetū was born with a bilateral cleft lip and a unilateral palate but is doing amazingly well and living up to his name in every way.


Tiaki Rangatahi, Tiaki Ora

At the end of April our Komiti Rangatahi organised and facilitated “Tiaki Rangatahi, Tiaki Ora”, a wānanga we ran to raise suicide awareness. The purpose was to create a safe space to wānanga and have hearty kōrero with a fun aspect. The wānanga was open to the community and included activities for all ages. The wānanga started with an introduction day which allowed everyone to get to know each other and become comfortable on a marae around new people. Day 2 was “gratitude day” which was a very touching, emotional, and inspiring day. The day kicked off early with boxing run by our He Waka Tapu guests Jayden, Rawiri and Tyler. We then had guest speakers present to the group who shared their experiences with suicide and mental health followed by gratitude and “letting go” activities. After lunch whānau members came in to run workshops including: te reo, pānui/reading, hāngī prep (both in the kitchen and at the pit) and fried bread making. We ended the night with a movie in the wharenui. The final day was “sports day”. We headed into WHS and the group participated in netball, touch and orb soccer! We ended the wānanga with a hākari at the marae. We would like to thank everyone for attending, we look forward to running this wānanga again next year!


In the April school holidays we ran our annual Fusion School Holiday Programme here at the marae and for the first time we opened it up to other tamariki Māori here on Te Tai o Poutini. We had a whopping 45 tamariki join us throughout the week, some who had never been to Arahura Marae before. Another first for the programme was that our rangatahi became kaiako and ran different stations. Elly and Brooke took sports, Lucy and Aniki took mau rākau, Henare and Aleigha took kapa haka and the rest of the kaiako Aunty Miriama, Aunty Nelly, Aunty Eliana, and Aunty Davida took poi making and pepeha. Aunty Barma, Aunty Miriama, and Aunty Aroha (Auds) did all the behind-thescenes mahi and cooked the delicious kai. It was an awesome week, and we can’t wait for the next school holidays!

Our next rūnanga hui will be held Sunday 8 August.

If you have any rūnanga business queries, please contact our office administrator Elly at Arahura Marae. Email: Elly.Mulholland@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or Phone 037556451.

Marae bookings

Any marae bookings or queries please contact Miriama at Arahura Marae. Email: events@ngatiwaewae.org.nz or Phone: 037556451.

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Whakapapa registration forms can be collected from Arahura Marae, if you are unsure which Papatipu Rūnaka you belong to, Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa is always very helpful – call 0800 KAITAHU(524824)

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa! Nei anō te mihi aroha o Kāti Māhaki ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te mihi aroha, te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a rātou katoa kua hika, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa. It has been a busy few months for the rūnaka. A large number of hui have been keeping the office staff busy along with the continued upgrade of Jacobs River School and Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae. Winter is truly here and is providing us with some stunning views of Aoraki standing in all his glory.

Te Ara Whakatipu

With the COVID-19 pandemic and a flood that tore through the valley and swamped the lodge, it has been 18 long months since whānau have been able to visit the Hollyford Valley. So, in April of this year, a rōpū of pakeke got to come back together and revisit this tranquil place of our tīpuna in Whakatipu Waitai. It was amazing to walk through native forests that are hundreds of years old, taking the time to admire their strength and resilience as huge rākau create the canopy of the forest, protecting the younger generation and watching them grow. We stopped to enjoy the tranquillity, walking off to find a space of our own to sit and listen to the chorus of birdsong, contemplating what these magnificent rākau have seen. How many of ‘my’ ancestors have walked this exact same path. How many of my whānau will follow in mine? Our rōpū hosted manuhiri with an emotional pōwhiri near the Tūtoko Pā site, something that would not have been done for many generations and sharing kōrero and kai on the campfire. We worked with some of the team from Hollyford Conservation Trust forming new relationships and helping to collect tracking tunnel cards to see what, if any pests are in the area. But more importantly we all enjoyed our time spent being together and cementing our connections to each other. This trip is truly one to never forget and will be talked about for generations to come.

Rowi Kiwi Release, Lake Matheson

Kāti Māhaki whānau once again had the pleasure of receiving one of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi species, the rowi, back home into the wildness of South Westland. The public event included a pōwhiri to welcome the rowi to their new home, with a crowd of locals and school children, Kāti Māhaki whānau and DOC welcomed the rowi back to live the rest of their days in the Ōmoeroa Ranges in Fox Glacier.

Rachael Forsyth releasing Rowi

Pōwhiri with DOC and locals


Maddison Fraser-Golding on her first ever kiwi release

25 Years of Service

Congratulations Whānau!

Senior station officer Anthony Wilson joined an illustrious group of Hokitika volunteer firemen that have received their 25 years of service gold star. His 100% attendance at every callout for the last 25 years is remarkable. Senior station officer Anthony Wilson, you have joined an elite group of men and women and have performed well. The people of Westland thank you.

Congratulations to Emilyrose and Reuben Smith, who are kaumātua Bo Smith's grandchildren. They have both recently graduated from Waikato Institute of Technology. Emilyrose graduated with a Bachelor’s in Media Arts (Commercial Music) and Reuben with a Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Level 5). He was also awarded the top student overall for the diploma.

Anthony Wilson with his father Barry Wilson and Mother Judy Wilson.

Maramataka Mark your calendars! If you need more information, please contact our office. Rūnanganui Hui

Upcoming dates: Saturday 31 July & Saturday 11 September Our hui will be held at Te Rūnaka o Makaawhio office, 56 Brittan Street, Hokitika. All hui is open for members to attend should they wish to. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Hui-ā-tau (AGM) 2021

Mark your calendars now – Saturday 16 October. Our rūnanga Hui--Tau (AGM) is to be held on Saturday, October 16 commencing at 9.45am with a mihi whakatau in our Whare Tīpuna, Kaipō, Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae, Mahitahi (Bruce Bay). The business of the AGM will commence at 10.00am and will be in accordance with Section 7 of the Rules of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Society Inc (28/11/15).

Waitangi Day 2022

Put this date in your calendar whānau, as we will be hosting Waitangi Day 2022 at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae in Mahitahi. In collaboration with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae and the Westland District Council, Te Rūnaka o Makaawhio would like to invite all whānau to Waitangi Day 2022. Whānau, if you are keen to tautoko and give us a hand on the day, it would be much appreciated.

Keeping in contact, keeping up-to-date Rūnaka Website www.makaawhio.maori.nz Members can access a members’ only section which allows registered members to access more information than anyone else visiting the site. All passwords have been emailed and posted out to whānau but if you have not received one yet please contact the office. We are currently upgrading our website so keep any eye out in the coming weeks for the link! E-pānui Rūnaka Our e-pānui is a regular newsletter sent out to let members know what we have been up to and what is coming up. These are sent by email and can also be accessed via a link in the members section of our website. If you have not received a copy, please contact the office and let us know your email address for addition to our whānau email group. Let us know what you think and make sure if you have news and titbits to share, that you let us know. This will be a fortnightly pānui, so there will be plenty of room for contributions.


Membership database We are still working to find the members we have incorrect addresses for. Please contact the office and check if you are one of these whānau. Members can also help by contacting the office to check if we have your correct address, phone numbers and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna, and also if they are registered. Phone: 03 755 7885 or Email: Makaawhio.Admin@ngaitahu.iwi.nz He mihi manahau, he mihi matakuikui, he mihi nunui ki a koutou katoa. Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora!

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke

Ko Tāne, ka tiritiria, ka poupoua ki a Papatūānuku e takoto nei. Tēnei noa he whakamiha atu ki ngā mātua kua tohaina ā rātou nei rangatahi ki te whakaako me pēhea te tū i tō rātou nei Ngāti Wheketanga. Ka tīmatahia tēnei wānanga ki ngā pātū o te whare me te whakamōhio atu ki tēnā ki tēnā, ko wai, e wai rānei ngā hono ki ngā pou o Wheke. He mea whakawhanaunga ēnei rangatahi ki a rātou anō nā reira ka eke waka ama ki te whakaharatau me pēhea te ū ki te kaupapa kotahi, he waka eke noa. I te rā tuarua ka peka atu mātou ki Ōtamahua ki te takatakahi whenua me te kōrero pūrākau. Ētahi o ēnei rangatahi ka wā tuatahi ki te marae, ki te ao Māori rānei nā reirā he mea ohorere ki a rātou he wāhi pēnei te rahi o ngā kōrero tuku iho. Tae rawa mai ki te rā tuatoru ka eke waka mātou ki te motu o Rīpapa ki reira mātou ako ai i ētahi mahi mau taiaha me ngā kōrero o te motu rongonui rā. Kāti rā ka rongo ake mātou i te rironga o Pā Tosh nā reira ka whakaaro ake mātou ki te tuku mihi ki a ia ki te pā o Tuahiwi. I te rā mutunga ka tae atu mātou ki Tuahiwi me te whakaatu i ngā āhuatanga o te tangihanga Māori ki ēnei rangatahi, kātahi ka piki ake mātou i Te Poho o Tamatea i te ahiahi kia purea mātou e ngā hau o Tāwhirimātea. Ko tā te tūmanako mō ēnei rangatahi kua hiki te hiakai me te whakapakari i te ngako o te Ngāti Wheketanga ko te hono ki te whenua, ko te mōhio ko wai koe!


Whānau feedback

My mokopuna were rapt with the noho and couldn't get the words out fast enough, so much was their delight with their time at Rāpaki. Top marks to Matua KP and Aunty Mala for managing the rangatahi so well with stories, visits to significant places and kai. The rangatahi got along so well together, friendships were made – one of my mokopuna will be attending a 16th birthday of a relation she met at the noho. They are eager to reunite for a long weekend to visit the mahinga kai sites and continue their kōrero. Thanks for making this happen for my mokopuna. I have another mokopuna who will be eligible for a noho next year. Aroha nui. Taua Adelaide Couch Snow

Ngā Mihi Yvette Couch-Lewis

Whānau survey

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke is proud to mihi to Yvette Couch-Lewis who was recently made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to conservation and Māori. Yvette has worked tirelessly over many years on a range of kaupapa always with a clear focus on ensuring mana whenua play a lead role in protecting and restoring our taiao. Her leadership has been inspirational, most notably of late as key instigator and current co-chair of the Whaka Ora Healthy Harbour programme, and through her work with Te Papa Atawhai with a range of threatened species.

Tēnā koutou! Let us know how we can help you keep connected to us by completing our three-minute survey: https://forms.gle/swFt2Xv2Fu58ex1s9 Data collected will help contribute to: • Events run by the hapū • Accurate data keeping • Hapū engagement • Ngāti Wheketanga • Succession planning • Upskilling • Educational and cultural opportunities

We also acknowledge our other whānau/huāka who received Honours: Mairehe Louise Tankersley MNZM, Gina Solomon MNZM, Hoani Langsbury MNZM, and Tracey Wright-Tawha MNZM. Tēnā rawa atu koutou katoa.

We’d love to hear from you! **Submissions must be entered by June 30 2021** He manawa tahi, he manawa ora, he manawa toa, te manawa Kāi Tahu – A united heart, a vibrant heart, a determined heart, this is the heart of Kāi Tahu.


Te Taumutu Rūnanga Project Tāwhaki

Kaitorete is a significant Ngāi Tahu cultural landscape renowned for its mahinga kai, taonga species and history. Te Taumutu Rūnanga and Wairewa Rūnanga are mana whenua and rangatira of Kaitorete. Historically, the area was a major highway and trade route for ancestors, and the site of important battlegrounds. It has among the largest concentrations of urupā, middens, mahinga kai and pre-historic archaeological sites nationally. Rejuvenating the environment, honouring deep cultural and historical links and building sustainable economic opportunities are the goals of Project Tāwhaki, a unique commercial partnership between Kaitorete Limited (Te Taumutu Rūnanga and Wairewa Rūnanga) and the Crown.

Aerospace is an exciting and growing industry in Aotearoa, contributing over $1.7 billion to our economy each year.

Project Tāwhaki will see the purchase of a 1,000ha property on the Kaitorete Spit to: •

Kaitorete ticks all the boxes for key technical launch site criteria, along with other key advantages – for example, being well-placed to provide access to desirable orbits, proximity to an internationally connected city, world class universities and a highly skilled local workforce because of the fast-developing aerospace sector in Canterbury.

Protect and rejuvenate the Kaitorete environment, an area of significant cultural importance to the rūnanga and home to numerous threatened and locally endemic plant, invertebrate, birds, and reptile species, with internationally-recognised ecological value. Develop aerospace activities and R&D facilities that have the potential to generate significant and sustainable economic opportunities through job creation, capital investment and adjacent sectors serving the aerospace economy.

The types of aerospace activities are still being developed. Kaitorete Limited and the Crown, as partners, will work together to develop this. Environmental protection and harm mitigation will be a key part of the work. Environmental rehabilitation work on Kaitorete Spit will get underway almost immediately, with the current landowner beginning a fencing programme, limiting farming on certain parts of the land, and starting to plant 5,000 native plants specifically from the area.

The joint venture will work together with whānau members, local Christchurch organisations, universities and the aerospace sector on the development of aerospace activities and R&D facilities. The rūnanga have an enduring interest in protecting and preserving the land, and they have shared aspirations to create sustainable education pathways, employment opportunities through generating new business and high-skilled jobs and attracting international investment.


Wairewa Rūnanga Ki uta he urunga mō tōku upoko, Ki tai he tūranga mō ōku waewae. Inland a pillow for my head and on the shores a rest for my feet.

Wairewa Rūnanga Registrations

Wairewa Grants

Please update your address details when they change, we have had a lot of members telling us they moved a long time ago. Our registration form is available online via our website: www.wairewamarae.co.nz Or you can request one via email: Wairewa@ngaitahu.iwi.nz We welcome new registrations and appreciate receiving current contact details from members.

For the 2020/2021 financial year we have distributed grants to 83 Wairewa whānau members. Wairewa grants are available to registered members and allow one application per financial year between 1 July – 31 June. You can request a grant form via email: Wairewa@ ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Wairewa Rūnanga General meeting

The next general meeting will be held at 10am, Sunday 1 August at Wairewa Marae, 4345 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Little River.

COVID-19 assistance

You can now apply for COVID assistance through Wairewa. Please email wairewa.admin@ngaitahu.iwi.nz for further information and to apply. You must be registered with Wairewa Rūnanga to be eligible.

Ōnuku Rūnanga University of Canterbury engineers grateful for marae experience

At the beginning of May, Ōnuku hosted a final-year undergraduate class from the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering/Pūhanga Metarahi me te Rawa Taiao at the University of Canterbury/Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. The class is called Engineering in Developing Communities and focuses on engineers understanding the cultural and social contexts of engineering projects. In preparation for the visit, the class reviewed the 2013 Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan, and did background research on key water issues in the rohe including: sewage treatment plants/rāwekeweke parakaingaki, treated effluent/wai āhua matenga, and drinking water treatment/waihanga matua. After the pōwhiri, whakawhanaungatanga session and a review of local history, the class had the opportunity to learn about the marae water supply and wastewater treatment systems, conduct sampling of the local stream, and explore the area. In the evening, after amazing kai, the class had an interesting session exploring the obvious and hidden aspects of cultures. The students had a wonderful experience. Class leaders Matthew Hughes, Ricardo Bello-Mendoza and Corban Te Aika wish to express their thanks to mana whenua for their manaaki, and for sharing the taonga of their mātauranga. Nā Dr Matthew Hughes.


Christ’s College noho marae

We were fortunate to enjoy the hospitality of Ōnuku Marae as part of our pre-season rugby camp for Christ’s College. This was a great opportunity for us to combine a cultural experience with our team-building plans and proved to be a great experience for all involved. We were welcomed on to the marae and immediately made to feel welcome. There is something special about being on the marae that makes you reflect on the history of the area and the people that have gone before. The players all slept in the main whare, which was a new experience for most of them. The other facilities (kitchen, meeting/dining room and showers etc) and quality of the food were outstanding and provided everything we could have hoped for. The staff were extremely helpful and all of this combined to give us a great experience that has helped us prepare for the season ahead. Ōnuku Marae and the surrounding area in Akaroa is a special part of Aotearoa, and we are grateful that we were able to experience it. I’m sure it will be something that we reflect on often during the year ahead. Thank you on behalf of the Christ’s College rugby 1st Squad. Ngā mihi, Reuben Thorne Christ’s College Rugby The Christ’s College rugby squad during their noho marae.

St Andrew’s College 1st XV visit

Over the past few months, Ōnuku has hosted several schools, and one of them was St Andrew’s College 1st XV, who gave the following feedback to Ōnuku whānau and staff. Thanks Mike and the team, we look forward to hosting you again in the future. “We had an amazing experience staying at the Ōnuku Marae. For most of them, it was the first time being at a marae and the boys walked away with some strong bonds and cultural understanding of our past heritage. The friendly hospitality and welcoming nature of the staff was top notch. The overall facilities were outstanding and I would totally recommend it to any group wanting to use it as camp or conference.”

The St Andrew’s College 1st XV also enjoyed their noho marae.

Regards, Mike Johnston (teacher).


Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Drive Safely Course

In April, kaumātua hosted a Drive Safely course at the marae in conjunction with Age Concern and the Timaru District Council. The uptake was good with a lot of questions asked by those participating. The course covered several subjects: change in rules, roundabouts, the effect of prescription drugs on your driving, and what is available to you if you can no longer drive. Arowhenua kaumātua would highly recommend that all marae take advantage of this course if they have not already done so for their kaumātua.

Kaumātua Trip to Koukourarata and Rāpaki Day 1: Excitement was high on the morning of 5 May. A luxury vehicle had arrived, bags were on board and for the most part, everyone was on time if not early. Kaumātua had not been on a trip like this for some time so expectations were high. The weather was fantastic, the sun was shining, and road conditions were great for both days.

listen and learn about the problems that Koukourarata face with being so isolated and how they are trying to find solutions to obstacles (water, sewage, internet, jobs) that stand in their way of bringing people back home. It was great to see everyone so engaged. Our kaumātua would like to extend a big thank you to the Koukourarata kaumātua and your whānau who helped make our stay so enjoyable. The welcome and hospitality that was shown to us went far beyond our expectations. The time had come to leave, but the memories will live on.

By 8.00 am we were off, heading down Huirapa Street and out onto SH1. The first stop was Rakaia for the whare paku (flash as). Next stop, the small rural town of Leeston as coffee and kai were beckoning. If it weren’t for our friendly and knowledgeable driver Jonathon, we would have still been sitting in the sun outside talking two hours later. Time to move on as we were due at Koukourarata for 11.00am.

Back to Christchurch to check into the Salerno Motel Apartments on Bealey Avenue before departing for dinner at Joyful Restaurant in Riccarton. At this stage, it was time to farewell Jonathon our driver who was replaced by Colin Dean, whose whakapapa is to Arowhenua. Kaumātua were treated to a feast of many different dishes. A whānau member donated some pāua and fish maw to the restaurant to cook up and include in the set dinner menu. We had a lot of laughter over dinner, sharing many stories from way back, and ate kai that some had not had before. A fantastic night was had by all. Then it was time to head off to the motel for a good night's sleep (for some) before hitting the road for Rāpaki the next day.

On arrival, we met up with three other Arowhenua kaumātua and one friend that resides in Christchurch who joined us for our trip.

Breath-taking is the first word you think of when you arrive at Koukourarata, it’s like looking at a picture postcard.

Our welcome was so friendly, everyone stood to do a short mihi, including our bus driver. Then the history of the marae was explained to us. Kaumātua were eager to

L-R Shirley Reihana, Lybia Foote, Liz McMillan, Grayana Barrett, Marg Barris and Aloma Anglem enjoying their kai at the Joyful Restaurant


Day 2: Once again the sun was out as we arrived at Rāpaki. We were met with the view of the marae and the ocean in the background. Just like Koukourarata the views are breath-taking, the welcome friendly and very hospitable. While having morning tea, Nuk Karako explained the Whānau Whenua Whare before we walked across the road to see it first-hand. Nuk continued to talk us through it while we sat in the communal outdoor area. (We were all thinking; this was the life!) For the kaumātua it was all about them being able to visualise a picture of what Papakāinga could look like. If one has that picture in their head it is a lot easier for them when you have people talking/presenting a concept to you. The kaumātua were able to access the different types of housing that were on display. The tour of this project has left a lasting impression. Both Nuk and his wife Christine and their vision along with their team deserve recognition and high praise for this project.

Jo and Sue Reihana

After a leisurely stroll to the wharekai, kai was served, and kaumātua caught up with kaumātua, telling stories of old. With all the chatter “I’ve eaten too much’’, it was off to the wharenui to listen to the speakers explaining how the carvings and panels came about, the people involved, and man-hours put in for its completion. To Rāpaki kaumātua, whānau members on the day, and Paula we thank you all for making our trip one that will not be forgotten in a long time. This trip has left a lasting impression on our Arowhenua kaumātua, so much they now wish to know who they are going to visit next! Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei, For us and our children after us.

Moke Reihana and Suzy Waaka enjoying themselves at Rāpaki Marae

Arowhenua Rangatahi Rōpū

The rūnanga has formed a rangatahi group to try and build numbers, prepare for the future, come together, create a thriving community, and help our marae reach its desired vision. The group, although small, has tremendous people in it – people who can help the group build and grow. So far, topics for discussion include plans and other details such as, why do you not come back to the marae? What's your perception of Arowhenua? What's your vision for the future of the marae? What can the marae do for you? Before we can have people come back we must first understand why they don't want to come back and correct that issue. Our goal is to have a rangatahi group that holds hui and wānanga throughout the year, that grows in numbers; and is thirsty for knowledge. This rangatahi group will aim to build strong relationships with our kaumātua, relationships where both can listen and learn. At the end of the day, we all want to see our marae thrive and be there for the future. Every action we take or decision we make should have the people from the marae and the people on the walls at the core of it. Facebook page: Arowhenua Rangatahi Nā Ryan Brosnahan

Arowhenua Whānau Services (AWS)

Our transition kaimahi, Waipounamu McNab is the AWS face for the MMR vaccine. We have been promoting and gaining traction for the vaccine and making sure that whānau are educated so they can make an informed decision on their needs for their whānau. Jo Fortune is available for consultation regarding the MMR vaccine, so give her a ring at our office 03 615 5180

Waipounamu McNab, Transition Kaimahi


COVID-19 Vaccinations

Arowhenua Whānau Services has delivered COVID-19 vaccinations from our Elizabeth Clinic in Timaru. This has been a great challenge with all the staff being involved. We transported many kaumātua to the clinic to ensure they were able to receive the vaccination. There have been many positive comments from the whānau attending. Among these: “Lucky to be able to come to this wonderful service”; “Excellent info from the lovely nurse”;“ I had no idea about how fortunate we are with this vaccine”; “Tino pai tō mahi, Open and friendly, cream cakes please, Very joyful experience, wonderful service, lovely welcoming people, excellent, all good and very good to name a few”; “ The kaimahi have been fantastic and so supportive”.

Rā Whānau and Poroporoaki

After celebrating her birthday Lisa retired from her position as attendance advisor at Arowhenua Whānau Services where she had been employed for the last four years. Lisa has been influential in many positions throughout the community and will be missed by her colleagues. She is still close to the service and pops in on a regular basis. She continues to play an active role in Arowhenua Rūnaka.

COVID Vaccinations Maria Parish (Kaiwhakahaere) and Jo Fortune (Primary Health Nurse) delivering the COVID-19 Vaccination.

Waipopo Wetlands

Work to restore vegetation and habitat inside the Waipopo wetland is underway. Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) which has responsibility for the area is working with Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua and the Department of Conservation (DOC) to restore the Waipopo Lagoon. The Waipopo Lagoon is adjacent to the DOC-managed Ōrakipaoa wetland, which is considered a nationally significant habitat for wetland birds including banded dotterel, black fronted tern and black stilt. The lagoon contains land administered by LINZ and DOC.

Richard Stevenson (Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Executive Member), Michael McMillan (Aoraki Environmental Consultancy Ltd), Katie Chilton (Boffa Miskell), (LINZ), Scott Hooson (Boffa Miskell), Robert Carson-Iles (DOC), Rosemary Clucas (Environment Canterbury) and Felicity McMillan (Waipopo trustee) are learning the significance, the Wetlands has to Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua from kaumātua Karl Russell. Elizabeth (Lisa) Stevenson from Arowhenua celebrating her birthday with her colleagues at Arowhenua Whānau Services.


Sporting Achievements

She was also nominated by South Canterbury Softball as a high achieving Young Sportsperson in the South Canterbury Sports Awards.

For the last three seasons, Atawhaia (Ata) Whiu (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) has played for PCU, this season playing in three teams:,U18, U23 and Premier Reserve grades. All three teams won their pre-Christmas and post-Christmas Canterbury softball competitions. Her U18 team also won the South Island U18 Open Club Championships. This team has been unbeaten for three seasons.

Atawhaia lives and works in Timaru at her uncle Jason Russell’s new cafe ‘The Yellow Door Cafe’ and travels three times a week for games and trainings, her dedication to her sport is phenomenal.

Ata received the Most Consistent Player Award for Prem Reserve and is extremely privileged to be coached by New Zealand Coach of the year, Carley McFarlane! Ata has been selected for the NZ ISA U18 team to play in Sydney in July, after her Prague 2020 trip was postponed due to COVID-19. Locally Ata plays for Zingari on a Friday night, and had a great game as catcher in the senior finals.

Atawhaia Whiu Front Right

Atawhaia Whiu in action

Atawhaia Whiu Front Left with her U18 PCU team after winning the U18 Mainland Softball Open Club Champs

Keep in contact

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Te Rūnanga o Waihao Ngā mate

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with whānau who have lost a loved one recently, especially the whānau of Norm Callaghan, husband of one of our members.

The Late Laurie Loper

Hangaia te Urupounamu Pangarau Mō Tātou, Dr Roberta Hunter Bobbys Maths pro, Adrienne Alton-Lee, John Good, David Copeland, and any other person who sailed on our waka.

Our rōpū was welcomed on to the marae by karanga. There were nine of us who came from Tauranga Moana and two from the Otago area. After marae protocol we were invited into the homely wharekai for an amazing kai. Informal speeches took place which David filmed. Inside the wharekai we presented the taonga to the rangatira. A poem written by John Good was recited by Aurere, giving a running history of “Bobbys Maths” and its relationship to Laurie and I and our involvement over the last 8-10 years through to its establishment at Shirley Intermediate, Ōtautahi. Adrienne Alton-Lee inform me that there are now approximately 193 schools practicing Bobbys Maths. It was a very long road that we were on.

Departure time has arrived and with respect we return your wairua back to your tūrangawaewae and say farewell. You will not be forgotten in Tauranga Moana. Nā Hohepaturanga Briggs

We presented several written artifacts to the Loper whānau from Waihao marae, and Waihao rangatira were also gifted a Tūhua rock from Tūhua (Mayor Island) in Tauranga Moana, with a bit of history shared about the taonga. It was a fantastic short time we spent at the marae, with great hospitality extended to us. The whare were beautiful. I saw a photo of Studholme Penemene, the very first kaumātua on Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana when I was chairperson. For all of the group a big arohanui, it was like coming home. Without the support of the following this would never had happened: Ngāi Tahu Funds, education etc,

Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana Taurahere Rōpū Group Photo

Korowai Gift to Waihao Marae

As some of you may be aware, a series of weaving wānanga have taken place at Waihao Marae. These were held, funded and facilitated by an external weaving group. On the 30 May there was a graduation ceremony where tutor, Whaea Rae, generously gifted a korowai to the Waihao Marae that had been made by all those who attended the wānanga sessions in thanks for the use of the venue. Our hope is that those that whakapapa to Waihao may be able to use this for occasions such as graduations and other special occasions, on loan from the marae. Korowai Gifted to Waihao Marae


Duck season still calling our 97-year-old Uncle Dave

Some people are ready to take it easy in their twilight years. But last year, Mosgiel duck-shooter David Thomas bought himself a new shotgun. He is 97 and has been duck-shooting for 80 years. While he had not bagged any ducks this season, Mr Thomas enjoyed getting out in the fresh air with family, his daughter Jennifer Thomas said. For the past two weekends, he has been duckshooting with his son, Graeme, and grandson, also named David, in South Canterbury. They shoot on a private pond at Willowbridge, near Waimate, where as a child Mr Thomas picked potatoes. "He started off hunting for food and has hunted and fished since he was a teenager," Ms Thomas said. As a young man, he first went duck-shooting from his home in Morven before heading off to the war late in World War 2. Born in Waimate in January, 1924, he was brought up in the country at Morven and was the fourth child of eight. Mr Thomas married Lorna Douglas in 1949. They had three children, one of whom died at birth. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs Thomas died in 1995. He lives in the Mosgiel home he and his wife built in 1959.

Uncle Dave

Travelling to Australia?


Upcoming Hui


The Waihao Executive ask that in an effort to maintain the safety of our whānau, anyone who has travelled to Australia does not visit the marae for a 14-day period following their arrival back in Aotearoa.

The next whānau meeting will be on Sunday 8 August. We look forward to seeing you either in person or via zoom.

In the past two months we have had the weaving wānanga weekends, Cancer Companions for afternoon tea and discussion session, Waimate CWI for a lunch celebrating their 90th anniversary and a whānau engagement party.

Whānau are welcome to come and harvest kai from the māra at any time.


Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the opening of the Wharenui Huirapa is this year! Celebrations will take place the weekend of September 11 and 12. Put the dates in your diary!

IceBreaker Challenge 2021

Queens Birthday Weekend saw the 20th anniversary of the annual Icebreaker waka regatta in Dunedin. Hauteruruku ki Puketeraki Waka Club helped to make up the 240 competing paddlers by entering two novice teams. Nui Taniwha entered the junior 5km race and our pakeke team Hauteruruku Rēheko raced in the 10km mixed novice race, placing third. Our whānau also had tautoko roles of mihi, kaikarakia and tamariki mascots. Hauteruruku Rēheko: Adam Keane, Zayvia Parata, Suzi Flack, Jason Te Raki (Steerer), Elizabeth Vanderburg, Kiri Parata Nui Taniwha: Miriama Parata, Nakeita Shaw, Alana Shaw, Bella Flavell, Chloe Flavell, GeorgiaRae Flack (Steerer)

Academic achievements Susan McLachlan has recently completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Earth Science with a minor in Environmental Science by Distance through Massey University. She also holds a NZC in Architectural Drafting. Susan excels athletically, trail running and competing in ultramarathons.

Denise Bennett has been awarded a Fellowship in General Paediatrics from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for her specialist training as a Paediatrician. This reflects 6 years of training completed part time over 11 years.

Susan McLachlan, her daughter Evelyn Fasher, and husband Steve Madgwick. Along with her mother Anne McLachlan, her uncle Peter Bennett, and Susan’s father Ron McLachlan.

Denise Bennett and her father Peter Bennett.


Southern-most evidence of ancient Polynesian kūmara storage found near Dunedin A new study published in the science journal Plos One reports that early Polynesians once stored kūmara in pits dug into sand dunes at Pūrākaunui, less than 30km north of Dunedin. This location is over 200km south of the currently accepted South Island limit of cooler-climate Māori kūmara storage.

co-author Professor Tom Higham of Oxford University. The research was carried out with the approval and engagement, through successive hui, of Pūrākaunui Block Māori owners and Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki as mana whenua. Open Access: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0247643

Research into their age, contents and context has been led by Associate Professor Ian Barber of the University of Otago with the support of university grants and a Marsden award, and the input of radiocarbon expert and

Further Introductions to our new staff Adam Keane Mā te rongo, ka mōhio Mā te mōhio, ka mārama Mā te mārama, ka mātau Mā te mātau, ka ora Through sounding comes awareness Through awareness comes understanding Through understanding comes knowledge Through knowledge comes wellbeing Ko Hikaroroa taku mauka Ko Waikouaiti taku awa Ko Araiteuru taku waka Ko Huirapa te takata Ko Kāi Tahu taku iwi Ko Kāti Huirapa taku hapū Ko Puketeraki taku marae Ko Pakanui Harpur taku tupuna Ko Joanna Hayes rāua ko Richard Keane aku mātua Nō Ōtepoti ahau Ko Adam Keane taku ikoa Kia ora e te Whānau, I spent most of my upbringing on the Otago Peninsula in the harbourside village of Harwood. I loved my upbringing, spending much of it on, or beneath the water and in the outdoors. Through adulthood, my involvement with the Rūnaka and activities associated with it, have contributed greatly to my sense of hauora and connectedness to culture and identity. I believe that I have been guided to this opportunity to work for our people through whakapapa and life experience, it is a true privilege. The role of Whānau Ora is culturally based and is a whānau-centred approach to wellbeing. The role is to assist whānau in building on their strengths and capabilities and wrapping the necessary services and support around them to improve outcomes and create positive changes. Whānau will be supported to fully realise confidence, mana and the belief in self, family, and community. I am excited to be working for the Rūnaka and to see the benefits that Whānau Ora have for whānau. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact me on the following details: Phone: 027 3891412 | Email: adam@puketeraki.nz Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. Nā, Adam.


Mauraka Te Tau Edwards Kia mau te Tokaka nui a noho, there ain’t no place like home Ko te Hikaoaroa taku Mauka Ko Takitimu Ko Uruao aku waka Ko Waikouaiti te awa Te tai o Araiteuru te Moana Ko Kāi Tahu whānui me Ngāti Kahungunu aku Iwi Ko Huirapa te hapū He Kaihāpai taku mahi Ko Mauraka Te Tau Edwards tōku ingoa E mihi ana e te whānau My early mahi in this role for the Rūnaka has been a growing experience! Attending the Whānau Ora Symposium, travelling to Maniapoto to view the needs of the Taiari awa and whānau visitors, Rose and Clayton, (from Invercargill) Joanne and Pamela (Auckland), Sara Jade Jesse Paul and Lindsay (Auckland and Ōamaru). Lots of hui and wānaka! Also, LEOTC tautoko with the rōpū … policies and procedures, mahika kai! and increasing contact with Huirapa whānau here. He mihi nui ki te rūnaka, kia ora for all the support with the systems and direction for the mahi hou. Tino pai rawa atu koutou katoa! Heoi anō, kai te tautoko, te whanaukataka, te mana atua, mana takata, mana whenua. Tīhei mauri ora, tātou i a tātou! Mō tātou, ā, mo kā uri ā muri ake nei. For us and our children after us. Rua McCallum Rua was born to a Ngāi Tahu father and a Cornish/English mother. She grew up and in Dunedin, but Moeraki is her tūrangawaewae. Despite this she has a strong connection to Puketeraki through Hoani Matiu and his sister Irihapeti who is Rua’s great, great, great grandmother. She has three children and two mokopuna. Rua has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Māori Studies and Performing Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre. She co-lectured bicultural theatre at the University of Otago and has worked in a number of areas that have a strong iwi and or bicultural focus. She has recently completed a contract with Toitū Otago Settlers Museum working on their Kāi Tahu exhibition also as their Public Programmes Developer for five years. Her past research includes compiling a book on tribal resources and food gathering practice, i.e., mahinga kai taonga species in both a traditional and contemporary context, as well as to document local knowledge and traditional use of these natural resources. One of her strengths is in the area of small project management and coordination. Whilst at Toitū OSM she assisted with the LEOTC programme and in her career has from time to time been involved in primary and secondary education. Rua’s interests include taonga puoro (musical instruments), Ngāi Tahu history and research, genealogy/whakapapa, writing songs/waiata, plays/whakaari, poetry and stories, kapa haka, Mau Rākau (Maori Weaponry), Māori visual and performing art and craft and Mahinga Kai (food gathering). This is something that she has grown up with and learned from her father who was a fisherman and mutton birder well versed in the customs and traditions of food gathering. Rua is a craftsperson who dabbles in bone carving, stone sculpture, making harakeke paper, making taonga puoro and crafts that involve the use of tradition materials and occasionally she has been known to weave. 21

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Kā Mihi Aroha

E aroha nui atu ana ki a koutou i tēnei wā – our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with whānau who have lost a loved one recently, in particular the whānau of Auntie Ila Wikitoria Cleone Crofts, especially to her siblings Aroha, Metapere Ngawini, Charlie and Devene along with her tamariki Tini, Lola, Michael-Francis, and Josephine. May you find comfort in your memories and from those who surround you with love and care. For those who are in hospital or unwell at home we wish you speedy recovery and good health.

Achievements Kiliona Tamati-Tupa’i

Waikahutia Tamati-Tupa’i

On 19 May the Top Scholar Awards were held at Parliament. The awards are New Zealand’s most prestigious secondary school awards, with the Prime Minister the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern presenting the Prime Minister’s Award recognising the highest overall achieving two students in 2021 NZ Scholarship examinations.

Meanwhile …little brother Waikahutia performed as Rakinui alongside a cast of other Kāi Tahu performers in Tūmahana – a production co-directed by Juanita Hepi (Kāti Wheke) and Danny Lee Syme. Tūmahana, told the Kāi Tahu narrative of Rakinui, Pokohāruatepō, Takaroa and Papatūānuku using a beautiful blend of circus theatrics, mau rākau, haka and contemporary dance – all fused together with the magical music of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and taoka puoro. The show, which was performed for Christchurch schools and just one public performance in mid-March, received a standing ovation. And of course, in his true style, Waikahutia managed to entertain the audience with a few comedic moments in a slow-motion Crouching Tiger like fight scene with rākau.

Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education, presented Premier awards to 12 students who had each achieved at least three Outstanding Scholarships and additional Scholarships. Nearly 200 family members, teachers and others also recognised the highest achieving students in each of the 36 NZ Scholarships subjects. ‘It will be exciting to see the future contribution each of these talented young people will make to their communities, and to the wider world,’ NZQA Chief Executive Dr Grant Klinkum said.

Waikahutia Tamati-Tupa’i as Rakinui in the CSO/Ngāi Tahu performance of Tūmahana, successfully performed for Christchurch schools and one public performance 27 March. Congratulations Waikahutia!

Kiliona Tamati-Tupa’i with his mother Jeanine at the NZQA Top Scholar Ceremony on 19 May. This Ōtākou/KMK kid received the Top Scholar Award for Te Reo Rangatira – the highest marks in the country for this subject. Congratulations Kiliona!


Hoani Sydney Langsbury MNZM - Services to conservation

Hoani Langsbury, attending the Te Tiriti o Waitangi celebrations at Ōtākou Marae in 2020. Made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit June 2021.

Ōtākou hapū member Hoani Langsbury has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his decades of work in conservation. Hoani is a local conservation expert and iwi representative in Otago. He has used his understanding of conservation, tourism and sustainability to represent the region to national and international audiences. He said it was good to be recognised for his more than two decades of work in the field which he is passionate about, but he was most excited about the opportunities for further conservation work the award would allow him to achieve. He has volunteered as an adviser to the Department of Conservation’s Ngāi Tahu Te Rōpū Kaitiaki since 2001 and has been chairman of the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group since 2014. Hoani is a founding trustee of the Predator Free Dunedin Charitable Trust and Wild Dunedin. He is also a trustee and board member of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust, deputy chairman of the Dunedin City Council’s Environmental Strategy group and a member of the Department of Conservation (DOC) Options Development Group. He volunteered as a member of DOC’s Species Recovery Group for 12 years. He has been a commissioner for Environment Canterbury since 2008 and is the co-tourism manager for the Otago Peninsula Trust (Northern Royal Albatross Colony) who are partnered with the Korako Karetai Trust to operate the Blue Penguins Pukekura at Takiharuru / Pilots Beach. Congratulations Hoani!

Events Taurite Tū- achieving equitable injury prevention outcomes for ageing Māori

The launch of phase 2 of the HRC/ACC funded research of Taurite Tū – achieving equitable injury prevention outcomes for ageing Māori hui was held from 19 – 21 May at Ōtākou Marae. Other rūnaka/rūnanga based rōpū who attended the launch were from Hokonui Health services, Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, Tūmai ora, Tūranga Health and Ora Toa. Awarua Health services are also on this waka. Leading researcher and programme developer Katrina Potiki Bryant, (Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, BPhty, MPhty), Pūkeka, lecturer at Te Kura Kōmiri Pai, University of Otago School of Physiotherapy and Ōtākou hapū member) said: “We had a fantastic pōwhiri well supported by Ōtākou whānau and Taurite Tū participants/whānau. We were really happy to have them with us and excited to see our Taurite Tū whānau growing. This was a great way to celebrate this unique research opportunity which is being driven by Kāi Tahu rūnaka and other Māori organisations, as opposed

Whakawhanukataka time with our local kaumātua and new rōpū


Karina Davis-Marsden helps administrate the phase 2 hui.

to being driven out of universities. So, for the next 24 months we will be continuing to develop the three Taurite Tū programmes at Ōtākou Marae, Puketeraki Marae and at Te Kāika health facility in Dunedin city, whilst also rolling out Taurite Tū in the six new areas. Watch this space.”

Representatives from participating Taurite Tū rōpū (l-r): Luke Bradley – Tūranga Health Gisborne, Te Iringa Davies – Ora Toa (Ngāi Toa Health), Karina Davis – Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust Invercargill, Maria Russell – Tūmai Ora Waitaki Region, Kylie Aitken – Hokonui Rūnanga, and Katrina Bryant – Project Manager for overall Taurite Tū Project

Ardii Rakete – Ōtākou and Ōtepoti facilitator running new rōpū through exercises with support from our current participants.

Te Pānui Rūnaka

Ōtākou hapū members we welcome your whānau and personal pānui/news for including in our pānui to TPR. Please send your pēpi hou, ngā mate or memorials, achievements in sports, education, or anything else of interest you would like to share and photos to office@tro.org.nz Your photos must have captions including names of people in each photo. Thank you.

Ōtākou Marae website and contact information

Feel free to browse our website. Booking the marae for functions can be done online www.otakourunaka.co.nz or email office.@tro.org.nz or phone 03 478 0352. Kia ora tonu tātou ki ō tātou kāika. - stay safe whānau.

Waihōpai Rūnaka Kia ora whānau, ngā mihi nui, ngā mihi aroha, tēnā koutou katoa.

Murihiku Redevelopment

On Thursday 27 May, the ahi kā o Murihiku Marae and the Waihōpai Rūnaka held a mihi whakatau to thank the Ministers for their support of its redevelopment project. Minister Grant Robertson, Parliamentary Under Secretary Rino Tirikatene, and Labour List MP Dr. Liz Craig along with Mayor of Invercargill Sir Tim Shadbolt, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai, and many other guests joined the project team to view the redevelopment plans and hear the pūrākau an environmentally sustainable design ethos behind the buildings. Funding for this project has come from the Provincial Growth Unit, Waihōpai Holdings, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Invercargill Licencing Trust, Community Trust South, and Oranga Marae. The wharekai Hine o te Iwi and the administration Kā Whetu o te Toka are being replaced, with the wharenui Te Rakitauneke remaining. The pūrākau of

Minister Grant Robertson and Waihōpai Rūnaka Chair Cyril Gilroy Photo Credit: Jenna-Lee Shave, Shave Photography


our tohorā/kewa and our tūpuna are key in the cultural narrative of this southern Kāi Tahu marae. Boon Architects and Beca are assisting the project advisory team with all the design, technical detail and plans for the redevelopment. The site is expected to be closed from late September 2021 – December 2022 to allow for the demolition and construction of the new buildings. The rūnaka offices will be temporarily relocated elsewhere in the city. This has been seven long years in the planning, driven by our kaumātua, wanting to create a site that encompasses all the things that a pā or marae are, but in a modern form, fluid and able to adapt to the modern world. 'Titiro whakamuri, kia aka whakamua'; To face the future, we must look to the past.

Pictured: Minister Grant Robertson, Chair Cyril Gilroy, Under Secretary Rino Tirikatene, TRoNT Chair Lisa Tumahai and MP Dr Liz Craig Photo Credit: Jenna-Lee Shave, Shave Photography


Invercargill City Council Hui – He Ngākau Aroha

Health Hui – Huarahi pai mō te hauora o ō tātou Kaumātua

On 19 April, a hui was held with the Invercargill City Council at Murihiku Marae to discuss the Council’s Roadmap to Renewal (a long-term plan consultation 2021-2031). The discussions covered topics such as rates, Māori Wards, infrastructure, costs, timeframes and more. The Council was encouraging submissions to assist them in making final decisions for the Long-term Plan which will begin in July 2021.

A COVID-19 vaccination information hui was held at Murihiku Marae on 11 May. We would like to acknowledge the support of Well South and the guest speakers who spoke about Public Health and Primary Care. A mix of fun activities in between sessions were enjoyed by the many kaumātua attending. He mihi nui ki a koutou.

Cheree Tawhara entertaining kaumātua in the wharenui.

Pictured: Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt with I.C.C. staff and whānau at Murihiku Marae.


Staff Birthdays

Knox, Lewis, Meg and Poppy

Kelly Takarua and Tania Simpson

We would like to extend our congratulations and many blessings to Meg Adamson, Lewis Ormond and Knox on the arrival of Poppy Amorangi Claire Ormond on 24 March. Welcome to the world little one, you are beautiful. Aroha-tino-nui ki te whānau.

In April we celebrated three staff birthdays – Di Niven, Tania Simpson, and Kelly Takarua and Jessie Cooper in June. Happy Birthday whānau!

In closing,

Nō reira e te whānau kia kaha koutou katoa, hei oranga mō tō whānau katoa. Mauri ora whānau. Nō reira, noho ora mai rā. Nā, Squirrel on the Hill.


Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Tēnā tātou e te whānau As the weather begins to bite here in the deep south our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the flooding throughout the country. The onset of winter brings its own challenges in terms of health, heating, and mobility, particularly for kaumātua. One of the best things you can do is to check in with your neighbours. If you are already doing this, well done and if not please take the time to check in and see if we can help each other. The marae has seen a good deal of use over the last few months with groups from Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, Ministry of Primary Industries, Southern Institute of Technology and others utilising this facility. It is always helpful to have extra hands at the marae, so if you or any of your whānau are keen to help please contact us here at the office. If you have enjoyed a birthday in the last month or have new additions to your whānau, congratulations. Wishing you all good health and prosperity for the year ahead.

Coal Island Recovery Team

Thank you for the opportunity to help and be part of the Coal Island recovery team. Our adventure began with a quick trip to Te Anau for quarantine. This was an intense three hours of searching for seeds, insects, plants, and soil. After this we had a meal and a discussion about the next day’s events. This was to include more quarantining for some other members followed by the drive to Ōrawia to load gear onto the helicopters for the trip in. The trip flying in was a bit blustery with the girls throwing in a few screams for good measure! We travelled with one of the kiwi dogs as we had three helping with the kiwi recovery. After the noise of unloading and the helicopters finally away, the peacefulness and beauty of the surrounds plus the bird sound was great. We could hear bellbird, tūī, mōhua, kākā and fantail. After Inge had done a great karakia we got stuck into setting up our camp, some in the bush and some on the beach. Other tasks included needing to find water, dig the bush toilet, and set-up the main cook tent. While this was being done Inge and her team got down to sorting out the kiwi recovery. This was mostly done at night and involved teams of four and five finding relatively flat spots in the bush and working in circles. Someone in the middle of the circle plays male or female kiwi calls to entice the birds into the centre and when close enough, the circle closes and they are netted.

Over the last 12 years, 42 so called Founder birds had been released at various times and this was the first time there was a check to see how they were doing. In the five days I was there we found 14 Founder birds plus two younger birds which appeared to be fit and healthy and showed that breeding was happening.

This could only be done when it was not raining hard, because once kiwi feathers are touched, they lose their waterproofing. Once captured we check weight, age, sex of bird, plus overall condition including blood swabs and bottom swabs to see what they have been eating. We also checked the transponders and replaced them as required. The kiwi were found to be in good condition which probably meant there is enough food for them.

It was a bit of a concern to see precautionary stoat traps placed around the island, so hopefully that is all it was. I had hoped we would have found a lot more kiwi but at this stage only a third of the island had been done. During the day, the dogs were used along with locating equipment to find kiwi we had previously caught to establish where their burrows were to gain an idea of their home boundaries which are all different.


In the downtime, which there was not much of, we spent time fishing and contemplating the surroundings. Blue cod was caught and eaten with great gusto. It was expected that I caught the first fish though it was always raining when fishing. This brought back memories of when I used to come fishing here with my Uncle Bruce Nilsen when I was a boy, and of my great grandfather who had a gold claim in Cromarty across the inlet.

Another blustery and scenic ride back to Ōrawia with Raratoka in the distance and Waitutu below us. I was sad to be leaving. I think that Inge and her husband John plus all the younger DOC team are doing a great job and show a lot of dedication to preserving our kiwi and other fauna and I they appreciated the help I could give them and that a Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka Representative was sent.

My five days were soon up, and we were exchanging some of our crew so they could do their five days.

Cara Meredith

Cara Meredith recently graduated with a Masters of Māori and Indigenous Leadership (achieved with Distinction) through Aotahi, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (University of Canterbury). Her background is in nursing and midwifery, and she hopes to progress to a PhD looking at kaupapa Māori approaches to maternal mental health. Cara’s Masters research explored whether maternity journeys for Māori whānau in Waitaha are equitable. Cara’s whakapapa to Ōraka Aparima is through the Goodwillie-Stevens whānau. She and her sisters were born and raised in Wales.

Holiday Home in Te Anau


Did you know that we have a comfortable house for whānau to rent within the township of Te Anau? This property sleeps eight and is located in the heart of the town. It is within walking distance of all amenities and only a short distance from many of the tourist attractions the region has to offer. Please contact the office for further details or to make a booking. Please note also that this is property is used by whānau and as such should not be treated like a motel. You will be required to leave the place clean and tidy for the next person on departure.

You are probably reading this pānui because you or a whānau member are registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Do you know that many Papatipu Rūnanga run their membership lists in different ways? Some automatically add you to their list as soon as you register with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu while others like us run separate lists. Please note that in all cases it will be necessary to authenticate your whakapapa details. Please contact us here on 03 234 8192 or office@ orakaaparima.org.nz if you would like to register or have any questions at all about our membership process.

Te Kōawa Tūroa o Tākitimu

This is a culturally significant venue and has the facilities to sleep 20 plus people. It is located in the beautiful Jericho valley approximately 40kms from Te Anau. There are excellent opportunities for biking, walking, hunting, and fishing in the local area. Over the next few months, we have a few bookings for this venue but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy a relaxing stay with whānau and friends.


We are always looking for volunteers to help us with the vast array of projects we need help with, including Iwi representation on boards or appointment panels, helping with bird transfers or water monitoring or simply helping at the marae or nursery. If you are keen to play a more active role within the rūnaka please contact us here at the office to discuss the options.


Awarua Rūnaka Nikah Rouse NZDSX Tournament

Nikiah was selected to be one of 38 girls from all over New Zealand, (only girl from Southland) to become a member in the New Zealand Developing Sox Softball Squad. They travelled to Auckland just before Easter to undergo training, followed by an Easter Classic Tournament. The girls were then put into three teams that played against each other and played against other teams from around the Auckland region. Nikiah’s team 'Hine Kaha' came third overall out of seven teams. Nikiah took away so much from this experience. The new skills she learnt on and off the diamond will stand her in good stead moving forward with her softball future. A once in a lifetime opportunity that she will be forever grateful for.

Nikiah and Chris Telfer (who was one of the coaches for the teams, and from Waihopai).

Nikiah receiving her playing top from the New Zealand White Sox Coach

Nikiah catching

Nikiah and her Hine Kaha team

Office news

Our next rūnanga meeting will be on Sunday 18 July 3pm, at the rūnanga office.


Helen Wilson is still holding korowai wānanga every month. If you are interested in attending one of these please contact: office@awaruarunaka.iwi.nz for a registration form. This is a great way to learn how to make korowai and meet others on their journey to make theirs.

Bonamia ostreae update:

NIWA targeted sampling and testing The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is making good progress with testing oysters sampled from Foveaux Strait for Bonamia ostreae. 2,800 samples were collected from 15 sites and are now being tested for the presence of the parasite at NIWA’s laboratories in Wellington. The sampling was based on a scientific plan, targeting the collection of oysters from areas in the Strait that represent different habitats, environmental factors and oyster characteristics. This detailed surveillance plan gives us confidence that the results of this further sampling will help us more accurately understand the disease status of the oyster population in Te Ara a Kiwa/Foveaux Strait. We will communicate the results of the PCR testing when available. It’s anticipated the entire testing programme will be complete by early to mid-June.


Mahinga Kai Meeting at Ōraka Takutai o Te Tītī Marae

A meeting was held on 29 May with Ngāi Tahu, Fisheries NZ/MPI. The Agenda covered the following: Tangata Tiaki Ngā Rūnaka ki Murihiku. • Divers for surveying and harvesting of wild Undaria • Electronic Tangata Tiaki authorisations • Fisheries management update • Compliance update • Recent compliance issues • Patrols and surveillance around the Tītī Islands Mātaitai Open Ocean Aquaculture presentation by Dan Lees, Geremy Schofield and Ann Hewitt (Fisheries New Zealand) • What is Open Ocean Aquaculture? • What the opportunity is, including in your region? • What are the current statutory provisions that manage open ocean aquaculture, including identifying the issues? • What are the Treaty settlement implications? • What are the options for future management of open ocean aquaculture? • Next steps: how iwi might participate in future stages?

Meeting Scott and Jenny Morrison

On Sunday 30 May we had the opportunity to meet with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny as well as Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and Clarke Gayford in Queenstown. Gail Thompson Awarua Rūnanga Manager made a kete and presented this to Jenny Morrison.

Tītī Island

Whānau returned safely to the mainland from the Tītī Islands. The Tītī are a good size this year and are selling well. Here are some photos from the Tītī Islands.



The morning sunrises in Bluff have been spectacular. Here are some photos whānau have taken recently.


You are probably reading this pānui because you are a whānau member are registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, but you might not be aware that some Papatipu Rūnaka (including us) have their own membership lists. For more information, or to register with Awarua Rūnaka contact us by calling 03 212 8652 or emailing Meriani, office@awaruarunaka.iwi.nz. Updating your Membership Details: It is also important for you to inform us of any change of address, phone number or email address for us to keep our records up to date as well.

Taurahere Groups Whanganui Ngāi Tahu whakapapa wānanga

6 February 2021 – what a great day to be Ngāi Tahu with whānau coming together to celebrate our unique Ngāi Tahu whakapapa at the local Metro club in Whanganui. We invited Dr Terry Ryan to be guest speaker at our wānanga. We achieved what we planned for this hui, which was to bring together whānau and remind them of the importance of these wānanga to maintain and retain our connections. These connections are important for our tamariki, mokopuna and those not yet born. Thirty-seven whānau attended: from Hastings, Taihape, Wellington, Shannon, Tauranga, Whanganui River, Palmerston North, Bulls (Rangitikei), Waitōtara (South Taranaki), Waverley and Waitara. Some received confirmation of how they whakapapa to Ngāi Tahu, others were finally able to discover that missing piece of their puzzle, while others had to start from the beginning because their knowledge was very limited until Dr Terry Ryan was able to help them. Nāku nā, Michael Keefe


Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana

as a final farewell for Laurie. It was an emotional time, but it was a blessed time as well. Please see page 17 for the words of our kaumātua Hohepaturanga Briggs.

Tēnā koutou katoa,

After Waihao, we journeyed south to Ōamaru where we had kai, and slept the night. The next morning, we journeyed west and explored some of the Rock Art created by our tīpuna, something that we all admired and were fascinated about. As we continued on, we were able to stop at a few places to get photos, have a chat about the history of the whenua, and also go back in time to explore the lives of one another.

What a beautiful couple of months it has been for Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana. On 28 May a group of seven whānau flew down to Ōtautahi to begin our journey south. We started our journey at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, where we spoke with the staff about how we can move forward in our relationships with one another. We then made the journey to the Ngāi Tahu Archive. This was an experience that all our whānau attending will never forget, seeing so much history and learning more about our own whānau as well.

Eventually we ended up in Twizel for kai, and what a kai we had. We decided during our kai that we weren’t going to be seeing Aoraki and decided to go to Lake Ōhau instead. A couple of our tāne decided to take a dip, and it was nice and chilly. From there we journeyed North to Lake Pūkaki. This was where Ross showed our group some of the artwork that he has done in this area, and this place had a special place in all our hearts. Aoraki is our maunga, and it always will be. At Lake Pūkaki, we farewelled Ross and his wife Julie as they began the hīkoi back to Ōtepoti.

Our group outside Te Whare o Te Waipounamu; from left:

Caption: Our Group outside Te Whare o Te Waipounamu; from left: Stacey Rose, Kim Rahiri, Stacey Rose,Rachel Kim Chaney, Rahiri,Hophepaturanga Aurere Thatcher, Rachel Chaney, Aurere Thatcher, Briggs (Kaumatua), Michaela Kamo, Hophepaturanga Briggs Finlay Kamo-Watson, Mary Kamo. (kaumātua), Michaela Kamo, Finlay

Kamo-Watson, Mary Kamo.

Photo of the group outside the Aoraki Information centre at Lake Pūkaki.

Caption: Photo of the group outside the Aoraki Information centre at Lake Pukaki.

The rest of our group continued our hīkoi to Takapō. Whilst some of our whānau went to the hot pools and enjoyed the warmth, a couple of our tāne prepared kai for everyone. May it be said, they know how to cook some mean kai. After kai, we went to the Dark Sky Project, where we learnt about how mātauranga was used in conjunction with Western Science, and also learnt the different stories of our tīpuna up in space. We took our time to explore the place, and had an amazing tour guide who had a vast knowledge of the cosmos and how our tipuna surround and guide us.

Our group outside Ngāi Tahu Archives; Our group with Ngāi Tahu Caption: Our groupmembers. outside Ngai Tahu Archives; Our Group with Two staff members from Archive staff Ngai Tahu Archives.

After leaving the Ngāi Tahu Archive, we departed Ōtautahi for Waihao, the home marae of the late Laurie Loper, one of our kaumātua up in Tauranga Moana. On our journey down, we got to experience some of the best views and scenery that Papatūānuku created. When we arrived at Waihao, we were joined by one of our whānau from Tauranga and artist, Ross Hemera. After our welcome onto Waihao Marae, we gifted the Loper whānau with some gifts as a token of our gratitude, and

The next morning, the tāne were back to cook breakfast, and again, made some mean kai. It had been raining quite hard overnight, and it was during the journey between Takapō and Fairlie that we discovered how bad the weather had become. We drove through surface flooding in lots of places, and saw the state of some of the awa with their rising levels. We did make it safely


back to Ōtautahi, with some of us going to see our whānau whilst others went shopping. In the end, we all returned to the airport to discover our flight had been cancelled and we would have to stay another night. It was a good evening with the remainder of our whānau and we all got to enjoy one last night in Ōtautahi before returning home to Tauranga Moana. We as a taurahere group would like to take this opportunity to mihi to our whānau down south, staff from Te Whare o Te Waipounamu and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tahu Archive, Te Rūnaka o Waihao and the Loper whānau, the motel staff who looked after us in Ōamaru, Takapō and Ōtautahi, The team at the Dark Sky Project, Air New Zealand for not only getting us to and from Ōtautahi, but also giving us good accommodation and service when our original flight was cancelled, and of course our taurahere group. Without them this trip would not have been a resounding success. So thank you whānau. We look forward to returning down south for another extraordinary journey. Ngā mihi nui, Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana.

Photo with our Tour Guide at the Dark Sky project. Most of our group attended this as well. Caption: Photo with our Tour Guide at the Dark Sky project. Most of our group attended this as well.

Group photo with Lake Ellesmere in the background.

Caption: Group photo with Lake Ellesmere in the background. 33

The Office We are receiving a higher than usual amount of Te Pānui Rūnaka that have been labelled “return to sender” If you have changed your address recently and need to update your TPR subscription, please let us know, by calling 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) or email us, info@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Legal Services Available for Ngāi Tahu Whānau

The legal team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are available to offer the following legal services free of charge to whānau and whānui: • Certification of documents (ID) • Witnessing documents or statutory declarations A drop-in service with the team is available during office hours (Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm). Just call into 15 Show Place, Christchurch and bring all required documentation, originals and copies.

Whakaahua Tīpuna/Whānau

A gentleman called the contact centre regarding this photograph that we published last month and identified the lady in the purple top as being Mereana or Mary Smith, sister of Maru Smith. Unfortunately, the caller did not leave his name but we thank him for ringing in.

Calling for applications

Do you have a project that aims to strengthen and promote Ngāi Tahu cultural knowledge and or practices? If so, consider applying to the Ngāi Tahu Fund today! This year’s funding will open on Thursday 1 July and will close on Thursday 30 September 2021. You will not be able to submit applications after this date. To fit our funding criteria, your project must align to at least one pou of Kāi Tahutaka and one Whenu/Tikaka Ārahi: Pou of Kāi Tahutaka • Mahi toi • Mahika kai • Whenua-Moana-Awa-Raki • Kōrero tuku iho (Heritage) • Toi whakaatu (Performance/Arts)

Whenu/Tikaka Ārahi • Te reo • Tikaka • Whakapapa • Mana takata • Ā whānau, ā hapū, ā iwi • Tuakana/Teina (Leadership).


How much we fund: He kaupapa iti – small projects for registered Ngāi Tahu individuals (up to $5,000) He kaupapa nui – medium projects for legal entities only (up to $30,000). To apply, use our online application which is available on our website: www.ngaitahufund.com Or speak with Ngāi Tahu Funds Advisor, Morgan Lee, please email: funds@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or call 0800 524 8248.

Ngāi Tahu Grants and Funding

Did you know that we have a range of funding opportunities available to registered Ngāi Tahu members? Check them out below to see if you or your whānau members are eligible to apply.

Ngāi Tahu Fund – support for Ngāi Tahu cultural projects. When to apply? 1 July 2021 - 30 Sept 2021 Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu 18 years and over, Ngāi Tahu associated rōpū. Available funding: up to $5,000 for individuals, up to $30,000 for legal entities Taiawatea Grant – support for rangatahi cultural leadership projects/events. When to apply? Open all year round Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu rangatahi aged 13 - 25, Ngāi Tahu associated rōpū Available funding: up to $500 for individuals, up to $500 for groups Taurahere Fund – support towards operational/administrative costs. When to apply? Open all year round Who can apply? Recognised Ngāi Tahu Taurahere rōpū Available funding: $2,000 per annum per recognised rōpū

Tahua Taunaki Ākonga/Learner Support Fund – funding to assist Ngāi Tahu tamariki with extra tuition sessions. When to apply? Closing dates coincide with school terms (applications need to be submitted two weeks before the start of school terms – if applications are received after the dates below, they will roll-over to the following term): Term 2 – 19/04/2021 Term 3 – 12/07/2021 Term 4 – 04/10/2021 Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu attending school aged 5 – 21. Available funding: $470 per financial year (+GST where applicable) for those who meet the criteria. $940 per financial year (+GST where applicable) for those who meet the criteria and are seeking remedial support/ studying at NCEA level and require support in two or more subjects. *To see the full criteria, please visit our website.

Special Learning Assessments – funding to assist whānau with special learning assessments for children with special educational needs. When to apply? Open all year round. Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu attending school aged 5 – 21. Available funding up to $940 (+GST where applicable) per child per financial year. *Funding for specialist learning assessments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Kā Pūtea Grant – base grant to support tertiary level studies. When to apply? 2 March 2021 - 30 October 2021 Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu enrolled in NZQA tertiary level study or an international equivalent. Available funding: Based on a full-time course of 120 credits (1EFTS): $250 (first year of study) $500 (every subsequent year) Kā Pūtea Proof of Engagement Grant (PoE) – secondary grant aimed at encouraging whānau to connect, engage and give back to Ngāi Tahu regardless of their location. When to apply? 2 March 2021 - 30 Oct 2021 Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu enrolled in NZQA Tertiary level study or an international equivalent. Available funding: Based on a full-time course of 120 credits (1EFTS) Level 1 (PoE): $250 Level 2 (PoE): $500 Level 3 (PoE): $1,000 Kā Pūtea Scholarships – contestable scholarships for students studying at a tertiary level. Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu enrolled in NZQA tertiary level study or an international equivalent. Available funding: Targeted Undergraduate Scholarships (58 in total) - $1,500 First year students studying in NZ are not eligible to apply for scholarships as fees are free in the first year. Papatipu Rūnanga Scholarships (18 in total) - $1,500 Postgraduate Scholarships ranging from $3,000-$10,000 (level of study determines level of funding available). Exceptional Scholarships – please enquire for more information. Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships – supporting Ngāi Tahu secondary school students experiencing hardships/difficulties in completing the school year/attaining a secondary school qualification. Who can apply? Registered secondary school students in years 10-13. Available funding: Applications are assesed on a case-by-case basis and amounts will vary. Mazzetta Scholarships – assisting Māori students studying fishing with an emphasis on commercial fishing and processing. When to apply? 28 June 2021 - 27 August 2021 Who can apply? Māori descendants studying the above. Available funding: Applications are assesed on a case-by-case basis and amounts will vary. Sporting Achievement Grant – recognising regional and national sporting achievements. When to apply? Open all year round. Who can apply? Registered Ngāi Tahu members. Available funding: Regional - $100, National - $200 Kaumātua Grant – an annual grant available to our registered members 65 years and over. These grants are paid annually in November and the amount is determined each year by Te Rūnanga. Amounts may vary from year-to-year. In September of each year, letters are sent to all kaumātua on the Ngāi Tahu database who are or will be aged 65 before 31 December of that year. The purpose of these letters is to check that we have the correct bank details to pay the grant into. If you are registered with Ngāi Tahu, aged 65 or over and you do not receive a letter from us by the end of September, please ring the Contact Centre on 0800 942 472 to check that we have your up-to-date address and correct banking information (grants can either be paid into the applicant’s personal bank account or Whai Rawa account (if you have one). Pēpi Packs Ngāi Tahu Pēpi Packs is an initiative developed as an approach to whānau ora and tamariki ora. The wahakura is designed to encourage safe sleeping for our pēpi under six months old and also represents weaving in the latest strands of Ngāi Tahu – helping new born Ngāi Tahu pēpi to grow a strong cultural connection to their iwi. Expectant parents can pre-register for a Pēpi Pack (if pēpi is on the way) OR full Pēpi Packs will be sent to all pēpi who are fully registered with Whakapapa Ngāi Tahu within their first six months of life. To pre-register for a Pēpi Pack or for more information, please visit our website or email: funds@ngaitahu.iwi.nz


Pānui Pūharakekenui MR892 – Notice to owners of intention to apply for Partition Order

Pūharakekenui MR892

All owners of shares in this block, please be advised cheques for disbursement of funds will no longer be issued in the future. Owners are instead asked to provide their contact and bank account details to: Ashton Wheelans Chartered Accountants 121 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi Phone 03 327 8965 Please ensure when you provide Ashton Wheelans with your contact details, that you include Pūharakekenui MR892 as a reference.

Informal meeting of owners called to consider the proposed application for partition. When: Sunday August 22 AND Sunday 29 August 2021 Where: Backstage, Coronation Hall 853 Portobello Rd, Portobello, Dunedin For further details, and for a copy of the owner notice form, please contact: Ben Te Aika - ben.teaika@yahoo.com or 021279081 148 Dick Rd, Ōkia Flat, Portobello, Dunedin, RD2.

Māori land database update

If you are affiliated and a shareholder owner in our Clarendon Blk X1 Sections 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 45, 46, 47 and Rowallan Blk X11 Section 8 – please get in touch with trustee Cheryl Mitchell to update your contact details. Some shareholders have changed addresses, phone numbers and email details. Please get in touch with Cheryl to ensure your details are up to date as some data is being collated and it is important shareholder feedback is collected. A newsletter will also be sent to shareholders on occasion, to let them know of any updates. To get in touch with Cheryl please email cherylmitchell65@outlook.co.nz or rowallanx118@outlook.co.nz, or call 03 385 2408.

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Tawera MR897 Section 2 Block

Notice of Annual General Meeting Hinehaka Pitama Whānau Trust

Trustees of Tawera MR 897 Section 2 wish to invite owners and whānau to its AGM. When: 11am, 25 July 2021 Where: Tuahiwi School, 206 Tuahiwi Road, Tuahiwi Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Apologies 3. Confirmation of 2020 AGM minutes 4. Chairperson’s report 5. Financial report 6. Election of new trustees 7. General business 8. Closing

All beneficiaries of the Hinehaka Pitama Whānau Trust are invited to attend. When: 1pm, Sunday 22 August Where: Tuahiwi Marae, Tuahiwi Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Apologies 3. Appointment of chair 4. Appointment of minute-taker 5. Financial report 6. To discuss and decide the composition of our trustees based on whānau representation 7. Election of five new trustees 8. General business 9. Closing For further information contact Robert Tau – robtau@gmail.com. | Approved by Sally Pitama.

Approved by Charlie Williams (Chairperson) – 03 312 6538.

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Tae Rutu 898 in red (Tae Rutu 898 fishing easement) Meeting of owners called by Robert Tau. When: 1pm, Sunday 29 August Where: Tuahiwi Marae, Tuahiwi Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Apologies 3. Chair of Kaiapoi Pā trustee kōrero 4. Discussion of direction for Tae Rutu 5. Election of three trustees 6. General business 7. Closing For further information contact Robert Tau: robtau@gmail.com 37

Taurite Tū

Taurite Tū is a strength and balance wellness programme for Māori and their whānau aged 50 plus. It is designed and delivered by Māori for Māori. It consists of weekly exercise classes followed by kai and whakawhanaukataka. The emphasis is on: • strengthening and balance challenges at your own pace, at all different levels of ability • fun and socialising. Attending regular community-based strength and balance classes designed by physiotherapists can help you stay independent and ensure that you can keep “moving and grooving” with your whānau. Members of Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou (TRŌ) have designed this programme with physiotherapists and Māori movement experts to make a safe, engaging programme for any older Māori to join. For more information visit www.otakourunaka.co.nz/taurite-tu TRŌ Taurite Tū team has been awarded funding from ACC-HRC (Health Research Council of New Zealand) to address equitable access for ageing Māori and injury prevention and rehabilitative services. TRŌ is investigating how Taurite Tū can be rolled out in other areas of Aotearoa to improve injury prevention and better access to rehabilitative services for Māori. We are excited to be rolling out Taurite Tū strength and balance wellness programme research and delivery with the following organisations. • Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust (Invercargill) • Awarua Whānau Services (Invercargill/Bluff) • Hokonui Rūnanga (Gore) • Tūmai Ora (Waitaki Region) • Ora Toa (Ngāti Toa – Porirua) • Tūranga Health (Gisborne) If you are interested in Taurite Tū for yourself or a whānau member please contact Tia Taiaroa at tauritetu@tro.org.nz for more information.

Wave 14

We ran our 14th Wave funding round throughout the month of April, and were delighted to receive 285 applications from whānau throughout Te Waipounamu – including three from Rakiura! This is the highest number of applications ever received and we think it’s a fantastic sign that whānau are dreaming big about the ways they can support themselves and their communities.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu kaimahi enjoying delicious Mauri Ora Kombucha at Te Whenua Taurikura.

In part, this increase is down to the mahi of our amazing kaimahi Gina-Lee Duncan and Te Ra Morris in their new roles as Whānau Ora Champions. We created these roles after realising that some applicants to previous Wave funding rounds had great ideas, but didn’t have access to all the information they needed to complete the application. Our Whānau Ora Champions work with those applicants to get them ready for the next funding round, to give them the best chance of success. If you’re interested in applying for Wave funding in the future, get your thinking caps on now and don’t hesitate to reach out for help with your application. In early June, the first of the successful Wave 14 initiatives started a series of workshops to develop their reporting and monitoring milestones. We were lucky that one initiative – Mauri Ora Kombucha – brought some of their delicious products in for us to sample. 38

In early June our kaimahi Vania Pirini visited Ngā Hau E Whā Marae Kōhanga Reo in Murihiku to deliver a presentation on Te Kīwai to the parents. Te Kīwai is a new fund developed in partnership between Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa. It targets tamariki and rangatahi Māori who might be missing out on physical activity opportunities due to financial hardship.

Tamariki from Ngā Hau e Whā Marae Kōhanga Reo in Murihiku wearing their Te Kīwai t shirts.

Funding of up to $300 per person is available each financial year to help with costs that are a barrier to participation, including shoes, uniforms, equipment, registration or class fees and transport. Email tekiwai@teputahitanga.org, call 0800 187 689 or visit www.teputahitanga.org/te-kiwai to apply.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is proud to announce another new fund – Kōanga Kai. This initiative supports whānau rangatiratanga by building healthy and sustainable kai production practices, influenced by the traditions and mātauranga of our tūpuna. It provides physical resources and coaching so that whānau can create gardens in their homes and communities. It doesn’t matter if you are a māra kai beginner, expert, or somewhere in between. If you are interested in producing your own kai, email koangakai@ teputahitanga.org, call 0800 187 689 or visit www. teputahitanga.org/koanga-kai.

Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu

Ia te tau, ia te tau ka ora anō ko Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu hai wero, hei akiaki i a Kāi Pīkoko ki te reo. Nō te 17-20 o Āpereira i tatū atu ai te tini o Kāti Hiakai ki te reo ki te marae o Tuahiwi. Neke atu i te kotahi rau, rua kahuru tākata i piri atu ki tēnei kura. Ko kā kaupapa i tēnei tau ko te Whakamoe Tau (Rangi Matamua), Te Reo Auaha (Ruth Smith), Te Reo o Karakia (Stacey + Scotty Morrison), Te Mate Urutā (Hana O’Regan), Te Reo kia Ngahau (Pania Papa) me te Whakawhiti Reo (Leon Blake). Kai kā amokura o tēnei kaupapa, kā poureo o tō tātau whare reo Māori, e hia kē mai nei kā tau ko tautokohia

Kiringāua Cassidy, Te Ngaru Wehi, Tia-Raumati Kohinga, Haki Hamilton, Shakayla Andrews, Tessa Dalgety-Evans, Manaia Aupouri ki mua i te marae o Tuahiwi


e koutou i a mātau o Kāi Tahu ki te whakatū kaupapa. E te tūtutu kaurewa, e kā manawa pōpore, koutou kā mūrau a te tini, wenerau a te mano, nei a KMK e mihi kau ana. Nā koutou i whakapeto koi kia taea e mātau kā keokeoka. E kore e mutu kā mihi a te iwi ki a koutou. E mihi ana ki kā tauira o kā mauka whakahī i tautoko i tēnei kura, nāia ētahi kupu akiaki ki a koutou. Whaowhina tō kete ki kā taoka a tēnā kaiakko, a tēnā wānaka kia kī tō kete i kā hua o kā mātua tīpuna. Kimihia, rakahaua, rarakahia ki kā whiri o tō kete. Ki a koutou, kā rikawera, te kāhui o Iwi Kai e kore e mutu kā mihi ki a koutou. Pūnaunau ana te whata roa a Manaia kātahi rā te mōkarakara o te kai! Tēnā koutou katoa.

Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu 2021

KMK Summit: 20-21 May 2021

A gathering of whānau te reo champions of young and not so young, was held in Wānaka over two days. We took this opportunity to reminisce and reflect upon the last 21 years of our iwi language strategy, Kotahi Mano Kāika; acknowledging the early foundations and to identify the many challenges we have overcome. We celebrated our achievements and began the task of visioning the future of te reo within our iwi for the next two generations and beyond. Our night Ētahi manukura o te kaupapa began with an inspirational video of Tā Tipene O’Regan sharing his memories and aspirations for the future. This was followed by our fabulous MC, Stacey Morrison who chaired a discussion with an intergenerational panel of te reo advocates that included Eru Tarena, Matapura Ellison, Hana O’Regan, Charisma Rangipunga and Kiliona Tamati-Tupa’i. The evening concluded with a celebration and entertainment from acclaimed New Zealand musician, Troy Kingi. The following day was spent in intensive workshops, facilitated by Dr Eru Tarena, Hinepounamu Apanui-Barr and Tamahou Thoms who led us through a creative, collaborative design process to identify immediate, short and long-term aspirations for te reo o Kāi Tahu. We look forward to sharing the video of Tā Kā hākui o te kaupapa, Kare Tipa, Keela Atkinson-Cranwell, Stacey Morrison, Lily Tipene and outcomes of this Summit with you all soon. Fraser


Matariki huka nui, Matariki mana taiao. For centuries, people across the world have observed the rising and setting of stars as indicators of seasonal change and prosperity. Our ancestors were no different. We have multiple narratives, manuscripts and resources that remind us of this knowledge and practice. It is well recorded that Puaka (Rigel in Orion) is a revered star amongst Kāi Tahu and has associations with seasonal change, as does Matariki. Regardless of what star(s) you observe, we have now reached the time of the year when the tītī have been harvested, the tuna has been preserved and the cold is setting in. Matariki huka nui, a time for us to gather, share kai, relax, learn, and plan for the impending season. The heliacal (early morning rising) of Matariki indicates the beginning of a new cycle, a time of remembrance and reflection. A time to connect with whānau and friends, a time to plan. Matariki mana taiao, take time to think about our environment and what we can do to ensure its and our well-being.

KMK funding rounds

E kā manu taki, e kā manu tāiko, e tuku nei i tō tātou reo kia rere ki tōhona Aorakitaka. Kia kūrapa mai! Kia kūrehu mai! E rere kau ana kā mihi ki a koutou te kāhui e whaiwhai ana i tō tātou nei tino taoka, arā ko te reo kāmehameha o Pōua mā, o Taua mā. There are different contestable funds available to assist you in acheiving your individual, whānau, group or marae goals for te reo Māori in the next 12 months. Applications are open to all registered Kāi Tahu individuals, whānau and whānau cluster groups (a group of four or more whānau) who are wanting to develop their Māori language. There are three funding rounds each year, closing at 5pm on the last Friday of February, June, and October. Visit our website at www.kmk.maori.nz/funding-overview for more information and funding dates.

Waiata Kāi Tahu

Finding it a bit cold this winter? Head over to our website to find Kāi Tahu waiata/lyrics/videos to get you moving! www. kmk.maori.nz/waiata



Te Mahi Toi o Whakapapa

Te Kupeka a Tahu N.S.W would like to encourage New Zealand woodcarvers, weavers, painters or creatives working with raw materials and canvas to design artwork that shows a connection with your whakapapa and the protection and integrity of the uniqueness of your culture. Artists can design up to two art pieces that tells the story of your whakapapa throughout your journey in life. There is a limit size to the art exhibition. Each piece must weigh no more that 10kgs or be over 5 ft in length and width. Each artist will need to provide an A4 kōrero describing their piece, in the relation to their whakapapa. Each artist will have their mini pepeha displayed as well. We are proposing that the exhibition will take place in Australia, October 2021. This project is a contribution to furthering culture and knowledge to all. Entries need to be submitted by the end of July 2021 to Mahi.toi.maori@gmail.com Please contact us if you have any questions.

Vaccination Pānui Te hōtaka wero ki te kano ārai i te KOWHEORI-19 The COVID-19 vaccination programme The national COVID-19 vaccination programme is now under way. The roll-out is happening in stages and each district health board (DHB) is managing the programme in its rohe. In some regions the roll-out is further along than others. The vaccine is free and is available to anyone aged 16 and over in Aotearoa who wants it. The aim is to have most of the population vaccinated by the end of 2021. We know there is a lot of information out there and it can be hard to know where to begin. We are bringing together the most important information on the vaccine and the roll-out programme so that you and your whānau can be sure what you are receiving is accurate and relevant. You can find this information online at ngaitahu.iwi.nz/vaccine and it is also being shared across our Facebook and Instagram accounts (search Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu). We encourage you to rely on reputable sources of information to help you make informed choices and stay upto-date on the latest information about the vaccine. We want to help you feel confident that you are making the right decision for yourself, your whānau, and your community. 42


Pūreirei mentors can connect with you wherever you are. Pūreirei focuses on personalised career support for Ngāi Tahu whānau at any stage of the career journey. Supporting you to take the next step on your career path. Register to connect.

Visit www.pureirei.co.nz for more details

Did you get your member statement? Member Statements to 31 March 2021 are now available and can be viewed and downloaded by logging into your account at www.whairawa.com/login We are no longer emailing or posting copies of your statement(s) directly to you, but you still should have received an email or card in the post about your statement and how to access it. If you would like help with accessing multiple statements, please get in touch with us. For more information about your statements head to - www.whairawa.com/statements

Tax Rate Reminder Whānau, a new tax rate has been introduced. As of 1 April 2021, if you earn above $180,000 per annum you will need to update your RSCT rate to 39% by logging into your account. Get in touch for more information.

Do you have an automatic payment set up? Have you set up a regular payment to your Whai Rawa account? Setting up an automatic payment is a great way to save regularly over the year and set yourself up to achieve your 2021 saving goals. Setting up an automatic payment is easy with your online banking - remember to always include your 6-digit Whai Rawa number in the reference of your payment.

Whai Rawa – 15 years of changing habits, changing lives Ka whakanui tahi tātou i te kaupapa o Whai Rawa; kua whai hua, kua whai painga ngā whānau maha. At Whai Rawa we are celebrating 15 years of changing habits and changing lives for Ngāi Tahu whānui. Set up in 2006, the concept was for Ngāi Tahu whānau to benefit from an investment scheme supporting three key withdrawal criteria. 15 years later the Whai Rawa Fund has over 30,000 members, $112 million in managed funds and over $19 million has been withdrawn by whānau for support of their education, buying their first home and retirement. Do you know whānau who are missing out? Guide them to our online application where they’ll find all the information they need to make an informed decision on joining Whai Rawa – www.whairawa.com/join Whai Rawa Fund Limited is the issuer of the Whai Rawa Unit Trust. A copy of the Product Disclosure Statement is available at www.whairawa.com/pds.




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Whakaahua Tīpuna/Whānau

This photograph is part of the Ngaitahu Māori Trust Board black and white photograph collection which is currently held at Macmillan Brown library. The collection includes historical photographs of Ngāi Tahu people. Unfortunately, Ngāi Tahu Archives has no information as to who this beautiful wahine is. If you recognise this wahine or can help with any information that might identify who she is, please contact Robyn Walsh or Tania Nutira, Ngāi Tahu Archives Unit on 0800 Kāi Tahu (0800 524 8248), we would love to hear from you.