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. [Read more…]

Hui-a-Iwi 2015

What a fantastic weekend. The Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa team were blown away by the amount of whānau wanting to connect and discuss their whakapapa at Hui-ā-Iwi. We had a great time catching up with our members, registering new whānau to our iwi database and updating address details. To those whānau who didn’t get around to seeing us or were unable to make the trip to Dunedin, please contact us for any assistance with your whakapapa, registering your whānau, applying for a pēpi pack; or updating your details. [Read more…]

Joseph Hullen of the Whakapapa Unit attended the Ngāi Tahu Roadshow hui in Hamilton on 18 August, where he updated whānau addresses and answered general whakapapa enquiries.

Dr Terry Ryan held a whakapapa hui with Ngāi Tahu whānui in Hamilton on 19 August.

He and Joseph then joined Tā Mark Solomon, Kukupa Tirikatene, Ranui Ngarimu, Whetu Moataane and Jolene Marunui at ’Ngā mate o te motu’ during the Koroneihana celebrations at Tūrangawaewae Marae. [Read more…]