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And then it dawned on me. Whakapapa. Haare Williams was using this poem to teach whakapapa. The whakapapa of the winds. Like Matiaha in Te Waiatatanga mai o te Atua; it was a different whakapapa but whakapapa all the same. Easily formatted, with a rhythm and simplicity that make it accessible. Hidden in plain sight, told naturally, yet with a sophistication that is just clever. I went back to page one and started again, eyes unglazed, and kicking myself for not seeing it sooner.

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Aukaha

The Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group (ARRG) is a nonprofit organ-isation based in North Canterbury, New Zealand. It is devoted to protecting the unique birds living on the Ashley Rakahuri River. Only 18 per cent of New Zealand’s bird population is not at risk. Pollution, climate change, habitat loss, and other factors pose an increasing threat.

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He Tangata
Mike Pohio

Mike Pohio is the youngest of four children and was raised on a drystock farm at Ōkere Falls, near Rotorua. His father was a captain in the Māori Battalion during WWII, and while on a two-year role in the Graves Registration Service immediately after the war, met Mike’s English mother in Budapest, where she was working as a secretary in the British Foreign Office.

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Te Aka Haumi o Tahu Official Launch

Sunday 24 November 2019 Te Aka Haumi o Tahu was officially launched at Hui-ā-Iwi in Murihiku, bringing to life the business directory that nurtures our vision of bouncing the dollar forward and connects us with Ngāi Tahu whānau businesses. Over the weekend we were excited to meet up with some of the Ngāi Tahu whānau…

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Roofmasters
-Te Aka Haumi o Tahu

Ko wai koe? My name is Vicki Keast. I’m a wife, a mother, a grandmother and businesswoman. Sometimes I feel a bit whakamā about my connection to my heritage. I’m so determined to learn about who I am, and I just love the sound of the Māori language. Years ago, when I was younger I…

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Gre3n Superfood & Juice Bar
-Te Aka Haumi o Tahu

Hi I’m Julienne Petherbridge (Julz). My connection to Ngāi Tahu is through Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke at Rāpaki – I am from the Couch whānau. My mum, who is sadly no longer with us, was passionate about her whānau and sharing her connection to Ngāi Tahu. My partner, Carlos Moa and I, together are…

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Te Aka Haumi o Tahu – Maui Studios

We are continuing to grow the kumara vine to promote our whānau businesses. Bouncing the dollar forward is our mission to encourage as many whānau to register their business on our directory.

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Ngāi Tahu whānau successful in local elections

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has today acknowledged the Ngāi Tahu whānau members who stood in their local body elections and extended its congratulations to the successful candidates. This year at least 15 Ngāi Tahu candidates ran in various election categories across New Zealand. From that group, seven have been confirmed as elected in their…

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Ngā Hau e Whā
From the Editor

It’s hard to believe it is only three months since we published the last issue of TE KARAKA. So much can change in such a short time, as we have witnessed with the passing of a number of whānau and tribal leaders, among them Tahu Pōtiki and Pere Tainui. Over the past year we have had the privilege of featuring stories on both Tahu and Pere – two rangatira with incredible vision and passion for their whānau, hapū, and iwi; and for the revitalisation of cultural practices.

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From the CEO
Big plans ahead for me!

I know you are supposed to be discreet about your age but it’s a bit late for that now as I move closer towards that gold card than most others around me in the workplace. As a child it seemed to take forever for my birthday to roll around each year, knowing that a present would arrive from my grandmother in the form of a card with 20 cents inside the envelope. Of course once this landed in my lap, I was straight down to the corner dairy to buy a bag of lollies. This event marked another year older.

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