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Connecting people, place and time

In September, a group of whānau and Department of Conservation (DOC) staff travelled to the secluded island of Whenua Hou off the north-west coast of Rakiura. They gathered to witness the unveiling of three pouwhenua carved by Ngāi Tahu artist James York and supported by the Ngāi Tahu Fund, erected to acknowledge and embody the special relationship Ngāi Tahu shares with the motu.

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Stories were waiting to be told

This is a big day for Bubba Thompson (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa) from Te Rau Aroha Marae. Today he will present four story books to the school children. The books tell stories which are also told in the whakairo at the marae. Stories of Ngāi Tahu tūpuna unique to this area.

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Rūnanga share educational resources

Representatives from eleven rūnanga met at Rāpaki Marae on Saturday, 30 May to share the educational resources they have developed as part of Te Mahere Mātauranga, a six-year partnership between Papatipu Rūnanga and the Ministry of Education. Aimed at strengthening rūnanga relationships with schools, the initiative has been a great success and project manager, Henare…

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