There was so much hard work leading up to Hui a Iwi 2015, which was held in the Dunedin City Town Hall. It all turned to excitement at the launch on the evening of Friday 20 November.

Here our local coordinator, Kitty Brown reflects, “I was thrilled with the response to Hui-ā-Iwi from our Ngāi Tahu whānau who travelled to Ōtepoti as our treasured manuhiri and from our own Otago community who came in their hundreds to share and celebrate our Ngāi Tahutanga. [Read more…]

It was a last minute decision to go to the Hui-ā-Iwi 2015. On Thursday 20 November we booked our tickets and the next day we flew out. We were glad that we made the flight.

On the morning of Friday 21 November, after throwing some clothes into a suitcase, the four of us, Tāua Amiria Whiterod, myself (Emma Whiterod) and the tamariki, Manawanui and Kiritiaho, boarded the plane bound for Dunedin. Another whanauka from Ōtaki, Alistair Murchie, had already landed in Te Waipounamu. [Read more…]

Kei ngā mana o te iwi naia te whakamiha ki a koutou. I ora katoa mātou i a koutou. Nā koutou, nā te iwi whānui mātou i whakarangatira ai. E kore rawa te puna o aroha, o mihi e mahiti. Tēnā rā koutou katoa.

As hosts of Hui ā Iwi 2015 – Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki and Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, wish to give many thanks to all our generous Hui-ā-Iwi supporters and contributors: [Read more…]

The countdown has begun and November is just around the corner, so whānau these will be the last Te Pānui Rūnaka updates until Hui-ā-Iwi kicks off on 20-22 November in Ōtepoti.

In preparation for the three-day festival here’s some more information to get you and your whānau ready for Hui-ā-Iwi. We still need volunteers, so if you would like to volunteer please go to the Ngāi Tahu website and fill out a registration form; or for all other enquiries please email the events team: [email protected] [Read more…]

Date: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou me Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki.

Hui-ā-Iwi is only two months away and our hosts are busy getting everything ready for the arrival of whānau and manuhiri. If your whānau are from out of town and still require accommodation see the Ngāi Tahu website for a full list of accommodation options: http://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/ngai-tahu-events/hui-a-iwi-2015/accommodation/

We are excited to announce the programme and all the scheduled activities for Hui-ā-Iwi. We are also working on a detailed booklet that will be available at the event.

Volunteering

Volunteers are at the heart of any event and we need your help. We want whānau or anyone who is interested to volunteer at Hui-ā-Iwi.

We have a long list of jobs that range from working at the hākari to helping kaumātua. Even if you can only dedicate half a day to volunteering, we want to hear from you. Please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or fill out a volunteering registration form on the Ngāi Tahu website.

Run your own stall at Hui-ā-Iwi

Is your rēwana bread the best in the land? Do you know a reka kaimoana recipe? Why not run your own trade stall at the Hui-ā-Iwi market. We still have powered and non-powered sites available, so think outside the box and get your ideas to Tina Woodgate by calling 0800 KAI TAHU or email [email protected]

Parking and shuttle services

Parking will be easy and there is free parking for whānau just 10 minutes away on Victoria Road. The team at GO Bus will be providing a free shuttle service to and from the venue every 15 minutes. There is also pay parking closer to the venue and all city car parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sundays.

For more updates keep an eye out for the October issue of Te Pānui Rūnaka, or visit the Ngāi Tahu website, our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts #TAHU2015; or give us a ring on 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).

Date: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou me Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki.

We are another month closer to celebrating Hui-ā-Iwi 2015. We hope that by now you have all booked accommodation, but if not there is a list of accommodation options to help you on the Ngāi Tahu website. Kāti Huirapa have kindly offered their marae, spaces are limited, so get in touch with them to secure a spot.

We are working on the Hui-ā-Iwi programme and there are heaps of exciting activities planned. [Read more…]

Ā hea: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November Kai hea: The Dunedin Town Hall.

E te tī, e te tā, karaka mai, maraka mai. Hui-ā-Iwi is just over four months away and we are all getting excited. Where has the time gone, nē? We hope that you are all busy planning your trip to Otago and have got your accommodation sorted.

Plans are really coming together for Hui-ā-Iwi 2015. Hosts for this year’s festival – Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou and Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki are in preparation mode, and they are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the deep south for this special event.

Whānau and festival-goers, rest assured there will be something for everyone – young and old. Sing-along with the talent on the town hall stage, participate in wānanga, listen to kōrero on different Ngāi Tahu kaupapa, relax in the break-out zones, feast at the kai stall or browse the market stalls for taonga. Activities, especially for tamariki, rangatahi and kaumātua are confirmed, so there will be something for everybody who attends.

We are also running bus and walking tours throughout Hui-ā-Iwi. These tours will showcase the city as it is now, and as it was. Whānau can also take time to explore and visit Dunedin’s museums and library and art gallery under their own steam.

Venue location

The venue for Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 is smack-bang in the middle of Dunedin. We have booked the Dunedin Town Hall complex and the Octagon, which are both at the heart of the city. The town hall complex is big, bright and warm, with state of the art technology on every floor.

Dunedin Town Hall.

Dunedin Town Hall.

Performers and stall holders

Our programme is full of opportunities to showcase your skills and brilliance. We know Ngāi Tahu has talent – we want you to get involved. Performers are starting to register, so kia kūrapa whānau and make sure you are the one holding a wānanga or one of the acts on-stage. If you are keen to contribute or have a stall at Hui-ā-Iwi get in touch with us. Application forms are on our website or email [email protected]

Funding news

Exciting news whānau – The Ngāi Tahu Fund have announced a special Hui-ā-Iwi funding round for those with whānau cultural projects in mind. Applications up to the amount of $30,000.00 will be considered by the Ngāi Tahu Funds Committee, so get your ideas to them by Friday, 14 August and let’s see if they can help to support your kaupapa. Phone 0800 KAI TAHU (0800
524 8248) for application details.

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Kaimahi and volunteers

We are now looking for people to volunteer at Huiā-Iwi. We need people to mind the venue, help with car parking, performance and programme assistants, kaimahi for the hākari – the list goes on. There are some fun roles on offer, so if you’re keen to help out email Kitty today: [email protected] To keep up-to-date with more Hui-ā-Iwi information look out for the next issue of Te Pānui Rūnaka, visit the Ngāi Tahu website; or our Facebook page. Feel free to get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you.

When: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
Where: Dunedin Town Hall
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki and Kati Huirapa ki Puketeraki.

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.

Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 is a great opportunity to reconnect with whānau, meet new people and celebrate being Ngai Tahu. [Read more…]

When: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
Where: Dunedin Town Hall
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki and Kati Huirapa ki Puketeraki.

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.

Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 is a great opportunity to reconnect with whānau, meet new people and celebrate being Ngai Tahu.

There will be a huge variety of things to do and see. Entertainment, information, laughter and fun for all ages. It’s also an opportunity for you to get involved to showcase your interests, passions and talents to whānau and whānui. [Read more…]

Save the dates: Friday 20 November to Sunday 22 November at Ōtepoti-Dunedin.

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, me Te Rūnanga o Moeraki are the hosts for Hui-ā-Iwi 2015.

Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 will be a celebration of all things Ngāi Tahu and it will be an opportunity for all to share in whakawhanaungatanga and experience the best of Ngāi Tahutanga, so come along and join us for music, kai, wānaka, culture, laughter and fun. [Read more…]

Save the date: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November in Ōtepoti (Dunedin)

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, me Te Rūnanga o Moeraki  are hosting Hui-ā-Iwi 2015.

Hui-ā-Iwi will be a celebration of Ngāi Tahutanga and whakawhanaungatanga so come along whānau whānui and join us for music, kai, wānaka, culture and fun.

For updates and information about how you can contribute and participate in Hui-ā-Iwi Maraka, Maraka! keep an eye on Te Pānui Rūnaka. For further information or to book stalls please contact: [email protected]

Ngāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau

Panui

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2013, which will be held at Te Hapa o Niu Tireni, Arowhenua Marae, on Saturday, 23 November.

This year, Hui-ā-Tau will take on a new format. It will be a one-day hui, which focuses solely on report back and open forum. 

To allow whānau from across the motu to participate, the hui will be filmed and streamed live.

There will be no stalls or additional activities. More information about this year’s Hui-ā-Tau will be provided over the next few weeks.

Ngāi Tahu whānui, nāia te owha ki a koutou, We were honoured and humbled to have host the inaugural Hui-ā-Iwi at the Lincoln Events Centre. It was an enjoyable weekend of whanaungatanga and celebrating our Ngāi Tahutanga. For us the highlight was seeing everyone with smiles on their faces and enjoying the sun and atmosphere and seeing our local community coming along and enjoying the weekend as well. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu staff for supporting us in hosting the event and all the hard work you did leading up to and throughout the weekend. We look forward to the next one!! [Read more…]

Venue: Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln
Date: Friday 23 November – Sunday 25 November 2012
Host: Te Taumutu Rūnanga, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Moki.
[Read more…]

The countdown is on! Over 3,800 children are in rehearsal for the 30th Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival to be held at CBS Canterbury Arena from 4-7 September. Seventy groups from Canterbury – including over 50 kapa haka groups – will perform at this year’s celebration.

Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to be associated with the festival, also known as Cultural Festival 2012. Multicultural performances representing over ten cultures will be featured, together with a Visual Art Exhibition and Wearable Art Pageants. Popular MC’s Matai Smith and Sheree Waitoa will co-host the festival again.

Featured in this showcase are traditional and contemporary performances by a record 60 of Canterbury’s most accomplished primary and Intermediate schools. Seven concerts will be held over the four days.

The festival seeks to celebrate and promote cultural diversity and instil in children a sense of pride and excitement in their culture and performance. Tickets are available from Ticketek, adults $15, children 13 years and under $8. Conces sions to participant schools; service fees apply.

Cultural Festival 2012 is a great opportunity to experience an authentic, vibrant celebration of the many different cultures in Aotearoa. Don’t miss this year’s showcase! Check out www.culturalfestival.co.nz for more information.