Annual general meeting

All members are welcome to attend Te Rūnanga o Awarua on Sunday 6 December at 10am at Te Rau Aroha Marae.

Boat launch

On a windy, cold spring day, the Bluff Coastguards launched their new rescue boat. The day started with a viewing of the new boat at 9am, followed by a pōwhiri and lunch for the manuhiri at Te Rau Aroha Marae.

After lunch, the official opening and blessing took place, and during this segment Tā Tipene O’Regan spoke on behalf of the Awarua community. [Read more…]

The content and meaning of place names enrich our lives and bring meaning and identity to our geography.

For Tā Tipene O’Regan, place names are a rich and fascinating resource – the survey pegs of the past that say much about where Ngāi Tahu has come from. He believes we will all pronounce Māori names better if we know what they mean, where they have come from and something of the stories behind them. To that end, he visited Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori to talk to staff about the linguistic links to our past. [Read more…]

A group of 20 Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (youth) went on a hīkoi around Kaikōura and then up to the Marlborough Sounds to learn about some of the first footsteps their tīpuna took on their migration to Te Waipounamu. The hīkoi is part of Manawa Hou, a youth initiative designed to pass on knowledge of traditions, history and stories, to help rangatahi get a sense of their Ngāi Tahu identity. [Read more…]

Date: Friday 14 June, 7.30-8.30am (please arrive promptly at 7.15am)
Venue: Toitū Otago Early Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens
Cost: $25 tickets available from Toitū Reception. [Read more…]