March Pānui last updated - 15 Mar, 2018

From the Chair

Kia ora e whānau

While many parts of the country have enjoyed a very warm summer so far, the weather gods have also played their part and caused consternation for anyone in their path. Kawatiri and Nelson were struck simultaneously by Cyclone Fehi where the combination of king tides with unusuall...  Read more »

GM Corner

Kia ora koutou

There is a flurry of activity this month at the Trust Offices as we prepare our annual plans for next year for Trustees review, testing and hopefully sign-off. The Trust takes the responsibility of managing settlement assets for the benefit of all Ngāti Apa ki Te Ra Tō Iwi very s...  Read more »

Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga

Waka ama ki Rotoiti Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō supported the recent Tuna e Hoe Ana waka ama regatta at Rotoiti last month. It was the 10th anniversary of the event.   Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō performed karakia at the event and shared with the paddlers the pūrākau of the creation of the l...  Read more »

Education & Training

EDUCATION GRANTS Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are proud to support our students in their Tertiary and Trade futures. Here is a profile from one of this years recipients. Lucy Sanson Tēnā koutou Ko Lucy Sanson taku ingoa. I recently completed my last year at Palmerston North Girls High S...  Read more »

Taiao - Environment

Nāmātou nā

This is our third panui as providers of Taiao services to Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. The year has got off to a good start with responses or a review to most incoming consultations. We have had our first environmental policy meeting with Tasman District Council on 13 February. These w...  Read more »


This article has been reproduced with the kind permission of Mrs Rita Hall, daughter of Mr Cairo Huntley of Picton. Cairo Matekitepakanga Huntley was the son of the late William Huntley and Hariata Kere.

Whaling, hard yakker ‘but we got by’ Mr Huntley started at Whekenui when he was 14 as a driver of the steam winch. This drags the whale out of the water up onto the deck. “At that age I got to do all the hard yakker. I was considered ‘the boy’ back then,” he reflected. During his...  Read more »

Te Kūmara Vine

Iwi Māori Business and Innovation Forum Ngāti Rārua,  Rangitāne and Ngāti Toa are hosting Te Pataka o Wairau Night Market in Seymour Square, Blenheim from 4.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m,  and a Māori Business Forum from 8.30 a.m to 3.00 p.m,  on Wednesday the 21st March 2018.  Make sure yo...  Read more »