Kia Hiwa Rā last updated - 21 Apr 2017

Job opportunity at Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Do you have or know someone with experience as a researcher, collator and reviewer?.

We are looking for someone with an affinity with the aspirations of our iwi and te ao Māori. This is your chance to get involved as a Whakapapa researcher / reviewer / collator / recorder for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō.

  • Research, update and record whakapapa records

  • Based in Blenheim (two-year contract)

Applications close 4:00pm Tuesday 16 May 2017.

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Or apply by contacting the CEO by email, attaching your CV and Cover Letter to:

Kaikōura District Recovery Plan - Media release

The Kaikōura District Council have adopted a recovery plan to "provide a clear direction for restoring and enhancing the Kaikōura District". This was in respose to the November 2016 earthquake.

The plan lays out a roadmap following 5 key themes:

  1. Economy - Developing a sustainable economy

  2. Rebuild - Rebuilding quality facilities and infrastructure

  3. Community - Enabling a strong and healthy community

  4. Natural Environment - Protecting and enhancing the natural environment

  5. Future - Striving for a resilient and positive future

Read the full media release PDFhere or find the recovery plan through the Kaikōura District Council website

Leadership development programme - Te Kākano o Te Tōtara

Applications are open for the leadership development programme taking place on 26th, 27th and 28th May in Ōtautahi (Christchurch)

If you feel you or someone you know has the traits of an emerging leader in the advancement of whānau and communities, then nominate yourself or someone now.

The all expenses covered programme applies to those aged 18 - 25. Applications close on the
12th May 2017, Apply online here ».

"Kā pū te ruha; kā hao te rangatahi! - Your time is now. Be the Future. Lead the Future."

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Extended deadline to apply for grants - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

The 'Māori Centre of Research Excellence' has extended it's deadline for it's latest research grants.

All applications must now be submitted by 4pm next Tuesday, 2 May.

If you feel you are eligible, or know someone who is; you can read more or apply online here ».

" We also support student development and excellence and emerging researchers in the field of Indigenous research and build capacity and capability through programmes, activities and with scholarships, awards and specific training intitiatives."

April Pānui last updated - 18 Apr, 2017

From the chair

Kia ora koutou

Welcome to a belated start to the panui cycle for 2017. Kirk MacGibbon our previous Communications Manager finished with the iwi at Christmas time and we now have Jevan Goulter filling the role in the mean-time. The Board have spent the first part of this calendar year, undertaki...  Read more »

CEO Corner

Tēnā koutou e te whānau

There has certainly been a lot happening, with the overhaul of the Resource Management Act passing its final hurdle in parliament, to issues around the potential movement of the Salmon Farms in the Marlborough Sounds to new areas. Last weekend Boaties and Sounds users were encour...  Read more »

Education & Training

Kia ora koutou

Our membership continues to grow steadily and it is fantastic to see members encouraging their whanau to register with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. We continue to offer our Computers in Homes and Literacy & Numeracy partnerships with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and would love to see more mem...  Read more »

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

Along with staff from the Marlborough Museum, Marlborough Archives, Picton Museum and Motueka Museum, I recently attended the Te Papa Te Paerangi training workshop "Māori in museums" held at the Marlborough Museum. Te Paerangi is the national organisation tasked with supporting n...  Read more »


Kohitātea 18-23, 2017 Tawhitō Ngāwariwari – The Ancient Future The first Mana Rangatahi wānanga for 2017 was held on 18 – 23rd January and it proved to be another amazing experience for our Rangatahi strengthening their connection to their iwi, their whenua and each other.The wān...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

Tralee Walker receives the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Education grant. Kia ora my name is Tralee Walker. I was bought up in a small town called Westport on the West coast. My Mother is originally from Levin and my Father is from Denniston a mining ghost town on the West Coast. Westpor...  Read more »


Communications and Engagement Kia ora koutou whanau, I joined Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō two weeks ago and have been meeting and getting to know some of the whanau during that time. I look forward to bringing my skills to the iwi to achieve some of the things that our CEO reguarly tal...  Read more »