Te Tapuae o Rehua Scholarship

Winner of the 2012 Te Tapuae o Rehua Scholarship, Keilamarita Pōuri-Lane, is now well into a busy year as head girl for Motueka High School.

Earlier in the year, Keilamarita (Hamoa, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To), attended a leadership training course run by the Boyle River Education Centre, Hands-on Science at Otago University and the Nelson Youth Leadership Course and she continues to be a great role model for all Māori and Pacifica students at Motueka High School and within our wider community. [Read more…]

Fusion hip hop and kapa haka wānanga

The first school holidays for the year saw us staging our fusion hip hop and kapa haka wānanga. The crew was made up of 21 Ngāti Waewae tamariki aged four to 17. This time the tamariki learnt new Waewae waiata, haka, and how to make poi. The wānanga ran for five days and each day they had three different classes – waiata, haka and hip hop. On the third day of the wānanga, we had some very sad news that Aunty Babe had passed away, so we prepared ourselves for the tangi. [Read more…]

Aurecon cadetship with Ngāi Tahu likely to expand

Aurecon is looking to increase the number of cadets it accepts for the cadetship programme it runs in with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. This decision comes in the wake of the programme’s success. Aurecon may also investigate the establishment of the programme with other New Zealand tribes. [Read more…]

Ngāi Tahu Seafood supporting fishers at a grass roots level

Ngāi Tahu Seafood has set up a scholarship to help Ngāi Tahu fishers gain their Inshore Launch Masters tickets.

The scholarship is run in partnership with Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and supported by Te Ohu Kai Moana, the Mazzetta Fund and Ngāi Tahu Seafood partners. The five-week block course enables participants to operate vessels of up to 20 metres within 12 miles of the New Zealand coast. [Read more…]

The road to a new library wasn’t easy for Blueskin Bay residents. Working in partnership with Dunedin City Council (DCC), they had the unenviable job of raising $360,000, and then, as the Dunedin Stadium debt kicked in for the DCC, their contribution of $500,000 was in jeopardy.

But despite the fiscal pressure on the council, they stuck by their commitment and the project was able to proceed. [Read more…]

Enjoying a challenge

Meri Robinson from Ōnuku is proof that He Toki ki te Rika, Māori Trades Training, is not just for the young fellas. Women are increasingly taking up tools to make the most of opportunities resulting from the rebuild of Christchurch. And He Toki is a great way to get started.

The programme, created by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and Hawkins Construction, is designed to up-skill Māori, for free, and get people into work. [Read more…]

The Wildfoods Festival brought a good mixture of people to Hokitika. Hokitika Primary School kapa haka members were excited to perform at this year’s festival. [Read more…]