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Kia Hiwa Rā last updated - 16 Jun 2017

REMINDER : Mana Rangatahi, WEST COAST 11 - 16 HŌNGONGOI (JULY) 2017

“Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi”

Rangatahi mā check out this epic video promoting the next Mana Rangatahi wānanga. Nau mai, Haere mai. Click here to view the video on APA TV »


This wānanga will broaden rangatahi knowledge and experience of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō history, te reo and tikanga, cultural leadership, and strengthen relationships with other Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō rangatahi.

The Mana Rangatahi experience runs from 
11 - 16 July 2017. The wānanga is for rangatahi aged 13yrs-19yrs, however, younger rangatahi will be considered upon parental request.

Registrations close: Tuesday, 4th Hōngongoi (July) 
* Please remember that spaces are limited.

Download the registration form here »

Alternatively, free phone 0800 578 900 or email

FOLLOW UP: Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Rangatahi Win at Te Tauihu Manu Kōrero Speech Competitions

Last month rangatahi from all over Te Tauihu took to the stage at the regional Ngā Manu Kōrero competitions in Richmond. All the speakers were of high calibre and represented their respective schools, iwi and whānau with pride and passion.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō would like to congratulate all of the rangatahi and in particular two of our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō rangatahi who are young emerging leaders and participants of our cultural revitalisation strategy.

Click here to view a promo of our mini documentary ». 
(The documentary follows two of our Rangatahi on their journey).

 Continue reading here »

One Day Whakawhanaungatanga Wānanga

This year we are piloting a new cultural initiative to encourage more of our whānau to participate in the cultural space.

The 'one day whakawhanaungatanga days' are a taste tester if you like for whānau to experience our wānanga.

They will be fun and interactive with a mix of history, reo, waiata, whakapapa, sharing kai and meeting more of our big whānau. They will be held anywhere around Aotearoa where we can pull together a cluster of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō whānau.

If you are interested in having one delivered in your area then please contact
Cultural Advisor, Kiley Nepia.

Registrations open for the: 'National Māori Tuna Conference' in Whanganui.

On the 17th and 18th of July, an "impressive line up" of speakers will share their expertise, knowledge and initiatives at the 'National Māori Tuna Conference'

Speakers will include include the hosts of the conference 'Whanganui Iwi' as well as those from Tuna Kaitiaki, Iwi advisors and leaders, Mātauranga Māori practitioners, industry leaders, and the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Click here for more information »  

or register here »

If you would discuss relevant topics with the speakers, 'Te Wai Māori Trust' is calling for poster presentations to be presented at the end of the conference. Find out more here »

Entries are now open for the inaugural 'New Zealand Biosecurity Awards 2017'.

Awards are available for individuals, groups, businesses and communities who may have been involved with a project, programme, protocol or one off event that focuses on biosecurity in New Zealand.

Award categories include:

  • Community Award

  • Māori Award

  • Industry Award

  • Government Award

  • Supreme Award

  • Minister's Biosecurity Award (for an individual)

If you think you or someone you know might qualify, then click here for more information.

Entries need to be received by 7th July

June Pānui last updated - 26 Jun, 2017

CEO Corner

Tēnā koutou e te whānau

Well winter has definitely made its presence felt with temperatures dropping across the country. However, as the photos show - the team has been busy keeping warm through promoting our name. Our Chair will cover the details of last Friday’s event at parliament in his segment, alo...  Read more »

From the Chair

Kia ora koutou

I trust you are all surviving through the winter months and are able to keep warm. My wife and I moved from Wellington to Nelson last February, so we are getting used to regular frosts once again. I must say that the beautiful days which follow make the frosts easier to accept. O...  Read more »

Culture / Ahurea

He Wai Puna, He Puna Aroha A Spring of wellbeing, a Spring of Love       Article written by Cultural Advisor, Kiley Nepia On 23 June, a rōpū of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō representatives found ourselves once again at the doorsteps of parliament on a typically wet and windy day in Pone...  Read more »

Education & Training

COMPUTERS IN HOMES Our relationship with the Computers in Homes Scheme is coming to end in June 2017, as the 20/20 Trust organisation who provide the scheme are ending it. However Ngāti Apā ki te Rā Tō Trust will continue to stay in touch with the 20/20 Trust and will be very int...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

In 2016 I was privileged to have been awarded a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant.

The Grant was used to help pay my tuition fees in my third and final year of study at Victoria University in Wellington. In 2014, I graduated with a Tohu Māoritanga (Diploma in Māori Studies), and in December 2016, with the support of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, I graduated with a Bac...  Read more »