rangatahi


New rangatahi fund launched

The Ngāi Tahu Fund recently announced a new funding initiative, Taiawatea, which aims to recognise rangatahi who are keen to develop and express leadership in Ngāi Tahutanga. The Fund will consider applications from Ngāi Tahu rangatahi to engage in cultural leadership opportunities in mahi toi, te reo, tikanga, whenua, mana tangata, ngā uara, mahinga kai,…

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Ngāi Tahu rangatahi at the forefront of changing technologies

Twenty Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (aged 16-25 years) were given the opportunity to participate in the international accelerating technologies event recently held in Ōtautahi. The three-day SingularityU New Zealand Summit brings together world experts discussing a wide range of accelerating technologies. Lyndon Waaka, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu External Funding Advisor, said the SingularityU New Zealand…

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What it means to be Kāi Tahu

From a young age, my sister and I remember being dragged to hui across the country. Now, that is not to say that we didn’t enjoy the hui, but more that we wished that we had a retreat space, a room for us and other rakatahi our age where we could express our Kāi Tahutaka in our own individual way. This became the foundation for the space we filled for Hui-ā-Iwi.

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Rangatahi hit the Tahu FM studio

Three Ngāi Tahu rangatahi have joined the Tahu FM crew for the holiday period and they are busy preparing for their own radio show, Te Tokotoru Taotao ‘Triple T’, which is set to air during the summer. Kiti Te Maire Brennan,18 (Ngāi Tūāhuriri), Tamahou Thoms,17 (Kāti Kurī) and Alex Solomon,16 (Kāti Huirapa), who are all…

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Rangatahi bound for America

Laken Wairau of Christchurch is only three weeks away from studying and playing basketball at Indiana University for the next four years. “It’s all so surreal, I leave on Boxing Day. I wasn’t meant to leave until next August, so it’s a quick turnaround. I recently got the call that they want me to come…

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Youth wellbeing survey to launch

CERA is to launch the ‘What’s Up: Youth Wellbeing Survey,’ to canvas young people’s response to the Canterbury earthquake recovery activity. The new survey is a first – a youth-friendly version of CERA’s earlier Wellbeing Survey – and is designed to ensure the Christchurch youth voice has an impact on city’s recovery and rebuild activities….

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Murihiku Rangatahi Tumeke Camp

Rangatahi Tumeke held their second outdoor camp in Te Ākau Tai Toka (the Catlins). Ten Ngāi Tahu rangatahi, aged 10–16 , attended and many of their whānau came to tautoko and manaaki us with different activities.

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Follow the leader

How do Ngāi Tahu leaders emerge? How will Ngāi Tahu rangatahi learn the old teachings that they can apply to the future? Questions of leadership abound as the iwi face a new reality.

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Growing up in a post-settlement world

What does it mean to be a Ngāi Tahu rangatahi growing up today? What do they think about the tribe and its future? TE KARAKA asked four rangatahi what being Ngāi Tahu means to them. Photographs Tony Bridge Pania Bridge-Comer Pania Bridge-Comer (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Rangitihi) is a little different to the other rangatahi interviewed…

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Te Ao o te Māori
Pā Kids

This group of six enthusiastic and talented Ngāi Tahu tamariki and rangatahi have taken over their aunty’s basement garage and turned it into a practice room. Every week for the past 10 months they have been learning to play and sing together.

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