Ngāi/Kāi Tahu Whānui ki Tāmaki Makaurau Inc.

Ngāi/Kāi Tahu Whānui ki Tāmaki Makaurau Inc. presents our ongoing executive team re-elected at the annual general meeting (Hui-ā-Tau) held at Ponsonby Community Centre on 13 August.

  • Kaumātua – Kukupa Tirikatene
  • Kaumātua – Ronald [Bones] Rissetto
  • President – Riki Robert Kohi
  • President Junior – Jonathon Sarjgisson
  • Secretary – Meri Kohi
  • Secretary Assistant – Brian How
  • Treasurer – Mereana Silbery
  • Treasurer Assistant – Linda Williams.

All meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. All executive meetings are held every alternate month at 20 Rembrandt Place Papakura.

All committee meetings are held at different venues every alternate month. Please see the dates below for details on our upcoming committee meetings.

  • 8 October 2016 – Te Atatu
  • 10 December 2016 – TBC
  • 11 February 2017 – TBA
  • 8 April 2017 – TBA
  • 10 June 2017 – TBA
  • 12 August 2017 – TBA (Annual general meeting)

Please see the dates below for details on our upcoming executive meetings.

Executive meetings will all held be at head office 20 Rembrandt Place, Papakura. Committee members are welcome to attend the second Saturday alternate month.

  • 12 November 2016
  • 14 January 2017
  • 11 March 2017
  • 13 May 2017
  • 8 July 2017
  • 12 August 2017

Ngāi Tahu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Hui-ā-Whānau Tuatahi
Date: Sunday 6 November 2016
Time: 10am – 2.30pm
Venue: To be confirmed (please check Facebook for details).

Nau mai, haere mai!
Whānau of Ngāi Tahu within the Wellington region are warmly invited to attend this hui which will be the first of many regular hui that will allow us, as Ngāi Tahu, to engage with and learn from each other, to foster our whakapapa links and to strengthen our cultural connections.

Anyone young and old may join – please do not be deterred if you feel you do not know much about the Māori world or Ngāi Tahu, or if you have never been to a hui before.

Come as you are and be a part of a supportive, relaxed environment as we explore our cultural heritage and get to know one another. Everyone belongs and is welcome!

At this hui we will be learning about the ties we have as Ngāi Tahu to the Wellington region, and our migration to the area from the North, as well as waiata practice and other activities.

Future hui we will be exploring various kaupapa, and we would love your input as to what you’d like us to focus on as a group. There will also be resources and information available about the many life-enriching benefits, from financial to cultural, to be gained by engaging with your iwi, Ngāi Tahu.

The Facebook page puts you in touch with the whānau who are organising the hui – or check out the information in Te Pānui Rūnaka.

For more details, to register for this hui or just to stay in touch, please visit our Facebook page: Ngāi Tahu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Nā Karen Coutts.