December Pānui, 2017



Te Wai Māori Trust is now seeking applications for 2017-18 Wai Ora Fund

This year Te Wai Māori Trust (Wai Māori) is making $250,000 available from the Wai Ora Fund enable Māori to develop expertise to advance their interests in freshwater fisheries through development, research and education.

Advancing Māori interests in freshwater fisheries means:

  • Increasing iwi and hapū capacity and capability in freshwater fisheries and their ability to control their freshwater fisheries
  • Promoting and sharing indigenous fisheries expertise, knowledge and understanding
  • Increasing the quality and range of information to Iwi and hapū on freshwater fisheries and their interests thereof

For further information about this grant or if you’re interested in applying please visit

Funding applications close 28 February 2018 and decisions will be announced to successful applications in April 2018.

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No fee part time business programmes

The Barbican Training Centre and Te Wananga o Aotearoa are offering Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō members a variety of free part time business courses in 2018. Courses include ‘Get money smart’, ‘small business management’, and ‘new steps to smart business’.

If you’re interested in any of the no fee part time courses please register at or you can phone 03 547 6138, text 021 134 1339, or email to register you interest.

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Youth in Emergency Services programme

If you’re aged 16 – 20 and interested in learning more about Emergency Services, this is your chance. The Youth in Emergency Services Programme offers hands-on experience with NZ Fire and Emergency, St John, Land Search and Rescue, Surf Lifesaving, Civil Defence, NZ Police and Coastguard.

If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to apply please contact the Marlborough Youth Trust: or ph 027 522 2243 or


The Puaha Te Rangi Hapū Xmas Party was held on 2 December 2017 at Carters Beach Domain, Westport. 

There was a great turnout with around forty whānau attending the BBQ lunch on the beach front. There were lots of activities held throughout the day that everyone enjoyed too including a slippery slide, bouncy castle, pony rides and zorb soccer. Organiser Kylie Batt would like to thank whānau for attending.

“Everyone had a great time” Kylie said.

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