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Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, E Tū!



Nominations are called for the election of two (2) Tarakaipa Trustees to represent the Tarakaipa hapū on the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust and the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Charitable Trust. The highest polling candidates will be appointed to both trusts for a three-year term. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, July 12, 2019.


  • Be 18 years of age or older;

  • Be a registered member of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō (applications to register may be completed at;

  • Submit nominations in writing, signed by the nominee and not less than one (1) adult registered member of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To;

  • Undergo a Police vetting process.

Nomination and vetting forms are available here, or contact the office (freephone 0800 578 900),  or ElectioNZ (freephone 0800 666 032).

For further information, freephone ElectioNZ on 0800 666 032.  


Celebrating the 10th Mana Rangatahi wānanga

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That’s right whānau, we will be celebrating five years of Mana Rangatahi this July as we deliver our 10th wānanga. It’s going to be another epic week of fun and learning more about your Apatanga. The wānanga will be held July 15 to 20. More details to follow, but you know the drill - register your interest now with the office. You can email Lynne at or give a call on 0800 578 900.

Registrations close on July 5, 2019.

Mauri ora!

June Pānui last updated - 17 Jun, 2019

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Go Ana-Rose!

She’s only 7, but Ana-Rose Offord of Picton, has found her passion. Ana-Rose, daughter of Lillianne Huntley and Toby Offord and moko of Ron and Justine Huntely, is a keen Highland dancer and during Easter she travelled all the way to Hastings with her Marlborough Academy of Dance...  Read more »

Whakapapa hui - Westland

We are seeking expressions of interest from whānau in the Grey district and Westland who would like to attend a one-day whakapapa hui in Hokitika on either Saturday, July 6 or Sunday, July 7.  This will include a presentation and discussion around our tūpuna, Hoani and Heni Mahui...  Read more »

Education profile

Arohamai whānau, last month we used Dana Moore-Mudgway’s photo with Danya Linton’s bio. This is the correct information for Education Grant recipient Dana. Apologies to Dana and Danya! My name is Dana Moore-Mudgway, I’m 20 years old and I was born and breed in Christchurch. For m...  Read more »

Off to school

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is proud to support some of its youngest members as they start their school journey with the Education Starter Pack initiative. In the past month, Education Packs have gone out to Kauri Hamish Ahitoro Poutini and Zara Wilson.  Kauri lives in Whanganui with h...  Read more »