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TE KARAKA

Green by name, green by nature

Simon Cooke, who has whakapapa to Ōtākou and Waihao, is the founder of Kakariki Beer Co and a true entrepreneur at heart. Since receiving a start-up grant from Puna Pākihi one year ago, Kakariki Beer Co has gone from strength to strength.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Fruit for thought

Winter is a time of rest for both the māra and the gardener. There are, however, still tasks that need to be carried out in preparation for the growth and abundance of spring and summer. The winter vegetables need to be kept an eye on to ensure that the weeds don’t take over.

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Reviews
Books

Tātai Whetū: Seven Māori Women Poets in Translation is a bilingual collection of poetry, and a literary delicacy not to be missed.

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Aukaha
The Stolen Stars of Matariki

The Stolen Stars of Matariki is a recently released children’s book written by broadcaster and debut author Miriama Kamo and illustrated by Zak Waipara. The story tells of Te Rerehua and Sam (the names of Miriama’s own tamariki) visiting their Grandma and Pōua at Te Mata Hāpuku.

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A stranger in a strange land: painful lessons about belonging

There’s a reason I’m exploring identity and belonging and that reason is the fact that I was adopted at birth. This fact has in many ways shaped my life. I grew up in a Pākehā family. My parents, two brothers and their families still live in Christchurch; and for more than 26 years I have lived in Melbourne.

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He Tangata
Manawaroa Rimene

Manawaroa Rimene was born and raised in Ōtepoti, but has lived across the ditch in Brisbane for nearly 12 years now. Between being the proud mum to two whāngai children and working as a policy analyst/risk manager, she still manages to find the time for regular visits home. Earlier this year, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu returned the favour by bringing a little bit of home to Manawaroa with the Brisbane Roadshow.

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The First Voice

Liz Kereru emerges from the tumbling surf, a small figure in the endless stretch of North Canterbury horizon. Sunshine warms the crisp autumn air, catching glistening droplets as she tilts her head to smile at Ranginui.

The visual metaphor could not be stronger – mana wahine, the sacred feminine.

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Ngā Hau e Whā
From the Editor

Ruminating on the content for this issue of the magazine I am left with a strong impression of anticipation of all things new – new beginnings, new thinking, and new content.

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From the CEO

Giving our pēpi the best start possible is a no-brainer, and we should be throwing all our resources into growing our tamariki wherever we can. The return on investment has to be positive. If we’re lucky, our tamariki may even take care of us in our twilight years!

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Reading between the lines

Divisive media is the key to my story here, and I’m sure that’s something everyone can see when they’re reading the papers or scrolling through Facebook feeds.

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