Cassie Maree Price from Naenae, Lower Hutt has become the 55,000th registered member on our Tribal Register.

Cassie, a descendant of Tarapuhi, Kahukete and Te Riaki Tauwhare, was raised in the Hawkes Bay. Then at the age of 15 year her family moved to Nelson then later she moved to Wellington where last month she became a qualified accountant with Z Energy.

She enjoyed listening to her grandmothers’ stories about her Ngāi Tahu heritage. Cassie was actively involved with kapa haka throughout her schooling and grandma would make all of her poi.

She lost that connection when she moved to Nelson but since enrolling with Whakapapa Ngāi Tahu she is keen to re-connect with both her Ngāi Tahu heritage and that of her partners tribe Ngāti Porou.

She enjoys both indoor and outdoor netball and is excited about traveling to Europe later this year after her and her fiancé’s wedding in September.

Cassie Price.

Cassie Price.