Kia ora whānau,
We hope that you are keeping warm and looking after yourselves as the chilly weather continues to bite. If you have celebrated a birthday recently we trust that you had a great day and celebrated in style.

A number of hui have taken place at Takutai o Te Tītī over the past month. These included the Department of Conservation marine mammal hui, a Corrections hui and a karanga wānanga.

The Cultural Mapping hui also took place over this period, as did a Rarotoka working trip; so as you can see, it has been a fairly hectic month.


Well done Sakura Marama Kahutaiki Stirling (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāi Tūāhuriri), who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, from Auckland University of Technology.

A group of four kaumātua – Jane Davis, Muriel Johnstone, Betty Rickus and Shona Fordyce – recently travelled to Te Anau, as part of a group of researchers. The trip was to take in Anita Bay but inclement weather prevented this from happening. This hīkoi was part of the Ki Uta Te Tai (Stories from our Mountains to the Coasts) project.

Sakura Marama Kahutaiki Stirling at her Auckland graduation.

Sakura Marama Kahutaiki Stirling at her Auckland graduation.