Issue 77

A Second Chance

“By the time I found out I was sick it was so far advanced that they couldn’t do anything about it,” Tahu tells me. “I remember feeling shit all year, and I just thought I was going to get diabetes or heart disease because I was so overweight and I didn’t do any exercise. I was resigned to the fact that I couldn’t do anything about it.”

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Māori Trade Training reborn

He Toki ki te Mahi has created economic value of more than $5.5 million since 2015. Further analysis suggests the potential to return seven times the value of the investment in economic benefits to the apprentices and the economy.

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Te Ao o te Māori

Jade, with the support of Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka has taken over the marae gardens and nursery area and plans to establish a native nursery which he hopes will be the first step in an ambitious plan to reintroduce areas of native bush to parts of Murihiku.

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This splendid book came from an agreement between the publishers in early 2017 to produce a book of Ngāi Tahu biographies to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the tribe’s Te Tiriti settlement. The editors acknowledge it was a difficult task to select the 50 people whose stories would feature in the first volume, leading to some omissions that will no doubt be rectified by subsequent volumes.

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Out To Sea

This short story by James MacTaggart (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae) was runner up in the NZ Writers College Competition 2015.

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He Tangata
Tui Cadigan

Tui Cadigan is Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Te Hāhi Katorika o Aotearoa – the National Catholic Māori Council advisory to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, and a director on Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio Ltd.

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