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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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Postcard from the Pacific

For two years, Te Mana o te Moana fleet of seven waka sailed on an amazing journey. From Tāmaki-makau-rau, Aotearoa, the fleet sailed to Tahiti, Hawaii and San Francisco, down to the Galapagos Islands. Next was French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji, and Vanuatu, and then the Solomon Islands for the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in July, before sailing back to their home islands.

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Ancient paths

In the old days Ngāi Tahu hunted and gathered animals and plants the length and breadth of Te Waipounamu. They moved according to the season, following life cycles of animals and plants, and they had access to a wide variety and abundance of food resources.

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