June Pānui, 2019 June 2019

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, E Tū!

HE KARANGA TĒNEI KI NGĀ URI WHAKAHEKE O NGĀTI APA KI TE RĀ TŌ CALL FOR NGĀTI APA KI TE RĀ TŌ TRUSTEE NOMINATIONS 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. PLEASE NOTE, NOMINEES MUST: 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 www.ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[http://www.ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz/]); 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.  

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Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

This image is thought to have been taken in 1894 at Putiki Pā, in front of Te Paku o te Rangi Wharepuni in Whanganui by photographer WH Partington. The young girl standing (fifth from left) is Wiki (Wikitoria Hera) Mahuika and her brother, Henare (Pape) Mahuika is standing in the back row to the far right. Both were two of the younger children of Heni and Hoani Mahuika of Kawatiri. It may have been a school group as the gentleman standing (third from right, back row) isidentified as J.L.A.K (mahita). Wiki Mahuika married Taitoko Te Matai from Rangiotu ca 1895. Henare Mahuika married Hunia Te Naihi at Bruce Bay, Makawhio ca 1903-04.  If you are able to provide any further information about this image, please contact whakapapa@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[mailto:whakapapa@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz] or phone us on 0800 578 900.

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From the GM

From the GM

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Ko koe te tauira e hine

Ko koe te tauira e hine

It’s two out of two for Te Ao Marama Nepia! Te Ao Marama, daughter of Kiley and Donna Nepia and moko of trustee Margaret Bond, has again picked up the Willie Luke Memorial Trophy after winning the Te Rāwhiti Ihaka Junior Māori section of the Te Tauihu Regional Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competitions. Te Ao Marama held the trophy last year after winning the same section in her first year at Marlborough Girls’ College and now she is off to the nationals, again! The Te Tauihu regionals were hosted by Queen Charlotte College in Picton. Judge Rita Powick said the standard of entrants was high, but Te Ao Marama stood out. “I saw her last year and I’ve watched her grow,” says Rita. “There’s a strength, a confidence within her and also a beautiful humility. For us to have someone of that calibre for our tamariki to look up to, it’s profound.” So, homai te pakipaki e te whānau – and for those of you in or near Palmerston North, would be great to see you at the nationals in September.

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Go Ana-Rose!

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 teachers and fellow students to compete in the Easter Highland Games. Ana-Rose competed in eight events in the under-8 section: two Highland Flings, three Irish Jigs and three Sword Dances. “I was very nervous because there were lots of dancers and this was only my first time at such a big competition,” said Ana-Rose. “I had a lot of fun meeting other dancers like me and watching the big girls dance their complicated steps.” Ana-Rose, who started Highland dancing when she was 4-years-old, came home with great haul of six ribbons –  she’s now focused on the New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships to be held in Blenheim later this year. Ko koe a runga!

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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 Mahuika, their descendants and their iwi affiliations. A further pānui will be sent out to those who register an interest to attend. Please email whakapapa@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz[mailto:whakapapa@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz] or phone 0800 578 900 if you have any questions regarding the hui. Noho ora mai.

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Education profile

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 my study this year I was lucky enough to receive a grant from Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō to help with my tertiary education. I have been taking dance classes since I was 3½ years old and in 2017 I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to pursue my passion as a career. Last year I started my degree at Unitec, doing a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. I am currently in my second year of study at Unitec and loving every second of it. Once I complete my degree I hope to travel to Europe and learn from some of the best contemporary choreographers before coming back home to New Zealand to freelance and share my knowledge and skills with other aspiring artists. Ngā mihi,  Dana Moore-Mudgway

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Off to school

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 his Mum and Dad, Teremai Potaka-Osborne and Wayne Poutini. Kauri is excited about starting kura - he will be attending Te Kura o Kokohuia, in Castlecliff, Whanganui. Kei runga noa atu koe Kauri! Zara is from Hokitika and is enjoying attending St Mary’s School. She is the daughter of Fayne Raymond Wilson and moko of Allan Fayne Wilson.

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