December Pānui, 2017


Te Kūmara Vine

Te Kūmara Vine


33 Rangatahi from around Aotearoa, hosted by the McGuiness Institute and the New Zealand Treasury, gathered in Wellington from the 19th – 23rd of November to explore what a preferred future for Māori might look like in a post-settlement Aotearoa.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō member Corey Hebberd was selected by the McGuiness Institute to attend the four-day WakaNZ: Navigating with Foresight workshop. Hosted at Te Herenga Waka Marae, the New Zealand Treasury and Ngā Mokopuna ā Tane.

The rōpu explored some key areas, including te reo Māori, pākihi, tino rangatiratanga, hauora and taiao. Corey’s specific interest was on redefining the measures of success for Māori and iwi, with a focus not just on financial success but how the state of our Reo, Hauora, Taiao, Tikanga, Mahi and Mātauranga are faring.

The four-day event concluded with a presentation to the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy where the rōpū gifted her with a waiata and presented their view on Aotearoa’s post-settlement future. They also presented to the public at Te Papa’s Marae, Rongomaraeroa.

Levi Robinson


This month we have two “good news” moments to celebrate!

In early December, Levi got the news that he is a 2018 recipient of a Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship to complete his Masters in 2018 at the University of Canterbury. 

This scholarship will allow Levi to complete his research assignment, focusing on the conservation geonomics of the kowaro (endangered Canterbury mudfish).  

Kei runga noa atu āu mahi, Levi Fayne.

Tahu Robinson

The same week, Tahu was awarded the supreme award as the top Māori student at Rangiora High School, acknowledging his achievements of NCEA Level 3 (before externals) as well as passing NCEA Level 3 Māori in 2014 with Merit, sitting scholarship Māori in 2015, and then attending Canterbury University as a STAR student in 2016 and 2017, passing Te Kakano and Te Pihinga papers, accumulating tertiary credits in te reo Māori.  

Tahu is enrolling at ARA Institute in 2018 studying a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).  

Koia kei a koe, Tahupōtiki.

Poho kereru katoa a Fayne rāua ko Dianne ki ngā angitūtanga ō ā rāua kuru pounamu nei.

We want to celebrate our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō whānau whenever we can so please send us any notable achievements so we can highlight them in our Pānui

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