Ngā Hau e Whā
From the Editor

The whakataukī mā pango, mā whero, ka oti ai te mahi (by black and red together the work is done) refers to the importance of collaboration and partnership, and I am struck by a sense of this as I turn the pages of this issue.

On page 14 we catch up with award-winning actress and director Rachel House, whose longstanding relationships with fellow Kiwis such as Jane Campion, Taika Waititi and Keisha Castle-Hughes have followed her throughout her career and across the globe.

Our cover story, Korowai of Hope, celebrates the recently launched Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan, the result of a partnership between Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company. This unprecedented collaboration was born out of recognition of a shared vision to see Whakaraupō restored to ecological health, and that the greatest impact would come from working together. It truly is a unique example of partnership between mana whenua and local government, and paves the way for future collaboration. Turn to page 10 for the full story.

And on page 20 Donna Matahaere-Atariki shares the story behind Te Kāika, the newly opened collaborative community health hub that is creating better outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and low-income whānau in South Dunedin. With a focus on community and holistic wellbeing, staff are working together to provide affordable health and social services.

Finally, on page 54 we showcase The Stolen Stars of Matariki – he pukapuka ataahua – written by Miriama Kamo and brought to life by the illustrations of Zak Waipara.

Nā Adrienne Anderson Waaka

Editorial Team

Phil Tumataroa
Managing Editor

Adrienne Anderson Waaka

Anna Brankin
Assistant Editor

Diana Leufkens
Sub Editor

Belinda Leslie
Web Editor


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Arihia Bennett
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Michael Deacon
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Martin Fisher
Miriama Kamo
Ward Kamo
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Helen Leahy
Arielle Monk
Takerei Norton
Mark Revington
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Issue 78 published June 2018
© Ngāi Tahu Publications Limited
ISSN N0. 1173/6011

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Front Cover
Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour.
Photograph nā Dean MacKenzie.