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Ōraka-Aparima kapa haka practising at Takutai o te Tīitīi Marae, Ōraka (Colac Bay) for the upcoming Te Atakura Festival

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Te Atakura 2013

E te tini, e te mano, e te ti, e te tā! Kua tau mai anō te haka a Raumati, ko tātou tērā e whai nei i ana tapuae, kia eke panuku, kia eke tangaroa te tū ki runga i te papatū waewae o haka.  Nei ka whakamiha ki a koutou. Welcome to Te Atakura…

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Arowhenua representation in coronation parade 1902

Local history on show

Over 25 historic images depicting Māori life in South Canterbury over the last 150 years, go on display in Te Hīkoi, at South Canterbury Museum on Saturday, 28 September.

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Waewae Pounamu launches

The Te Waipounamu Māori Heritage Centre in Hokitika has re-branded and has been re-named Waewae Pounamu. General Manager of the centre, Francois Tumahai (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae), says the renaming is part of a comprehensive rebranding that has been almost a year in the making. “It’s all about promoting the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu Authentication…

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Te Mata Wānanga

Check out my latest video of my trip to Palmerston North to be part of Te Mata Wānanga. Te Mata Wānanga is a national kapa haka competition between the different Te Wānanga o Aoetearoa.

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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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Te Atakura

Time to dust-off the poi and warm up the voice because Te Atakura is just around the corner. Te Atakura is the non-competitive Ngāi Tahu whānau kapa haka event. It’s a great time to catch up with whānau and friends, kōrero with our aunties, uncles, taua, pōua and moko, gossip with our mates, watch some…

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Down by the river

A boardwalk, new seats, lights and new planting are evidence of the redevelopment of Te Papa Ōtākaro/ Avon River Precinct. The first stage is now officially open after a ceremony which featured the Minister for Christchurch Earthquake Recovery, Gerry Brownlee, and Tuahiwi School.

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Tuna Tastes

Tuna were a lifeline for early Māori and they’re still favourite kai today. Here’s a few ideas on how to enjoy them at the table.

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Fusion Dance Crew

The latest Fusion Dance Crew wānanga on the West Coast. Several times a year during school holidays Ngāti Waewae tamariki learn dance moves under the fierce eye of Chantal Tumahai. The wānanga are sponsored by the Ngāi Tahu Fund. This video was created by Sampson Karst.

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