Ngāi Tahu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara

The second whānau hui will be held on Sunday 26 February at the 24d Marine Parade, Petone, Lower Hutt (the Wellington Tenths Trust offices). Following suggestions given by whānau last year, the programme will include te reo practise, waiata practise, kai and a session that will be covering some of the issues currently occurring for Ngāi Tahu, such as the election of the Kaiwhakahaere.

We hope to also have support from the office there. Dates planned for other whānau hui this yearare Sunday 28 May and Sunday 27 August. Whānau are encouraged to contact each other via our Facebook page. If you are not on the page, please join: Ngāi Tahu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara; and feel free to invite the whānau to join you in activities. Contact Karen Coutts on 027 365 3993 or email karen.coutts@xtra.co.nz

Kāi Tahu ki Ōtaki

Ko te manu e kai i te miro nōna te ngahere, Ko te manu e kai i te mātauranga nōna te ao.

E rere ngā manu tātāriki, ngā manu mātārae.
Tīhoihoi ana te kōwetewete mai a mātiti.
Whakanui tonu ana ēnei manutaki o Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe.
Kākahutia e te kōpuni tauwhāinga hei tohu rangatira.
Tiaho mai i te uma o Ranginui.
Tau ana!

Māoridom gathered at Victoria University to celebrate the graduation of future academics and leaders. Ngāi Tahu, Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe were well represented with the student speaker Nicola Grace sharing her experience and journey as a student and advocate of hauora. The Taurahere of the Wellington region congratulate you all.

Mā te pakiaka tū ai te rākau pou matua, huihui ai ngā manu.

Three generations of Ngāi Tahu joined in Te Hui Whakapūmau 2016, Victoria University Graduation. Dr Lynne Russell of Ngāi Tahu has worked for many years in suicide prevention and health.

A proud day indeed with the graduation of her daughter Mereana. Mereana’s tamariki played a special part in the graduation ceremony when her whānau joined Mum on the red carpet.

‘E hine, kāore e kore e tiaho mai te whetū i te rangi, hei tohu hākoa o tō pāpā, tiaho tonu mai e Kō.’

Kāti rā, kia kaha, kia māia koutou katoa kia piki ake i te poutama o te mātauranga.
Kia whakahā i te whai ao, kia pā atu ki te tāpuhipuhitanga o te Toi ahurewa.
Kia eke panuku
kia eke Tangaroa
Haumi e
Hui e
Tāiki e.

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Back row, left to right: Te Rongomai Tipene-Matua, Rakaitemania Parata Gardiner. Front row, left to right: Taina Wilson, Mereana Pere, Nicola Grace, Rueben Radford, Shianne Ngerengere-Jones.

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Back row, left to right : Dr Lynne Russell, Mereana Pere (mother and daughter).Front row: Mereana’s tamariki – Piwaiwaka, Mereana and Te Kaitiaki.

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