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Mother Tongue

Jeanine Tamati-Elliffe (Kāi Te Ruahikihiki, Kāi Te Pahi, Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Mutunga) wanted te reo for her kids. So she had to learn it one step ahead of them.

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A Sweet Deal

Now mānuka is the basis of a multi-million dollar industry that has sprung up in a short space of time, and is on a growth curve that even the dairy industry can’t match.

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Dream weaver

Jade Hohaia has spent a career discovering the power of words and the power of dreams. Now she’s harnessing that power to change the lives of youth. Kaituhi Aaron Smale reports. When she met him he had a reputation as a young criminal kingpin. By the time Jade Hohaia (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa) had finished…

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Toi Iho
Carving out a legacy

Rongomai-Tawhiti Parata-Taiapa is following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather.

When Rongomai-Tawhiti Parata-Taiapa visited St Mary’s Church in Tikitiki with his father and daughter, it was an occasion that had so many beginnings and endings. His daughter Hamoterangi was a newborn. His father Barney would pass away a short time later. And the church was where their whanaunga Pine Taiapa started his illustrious career as a carver.

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The Luminaries

And where do you start? At over 800 pages just doing a précis is a mammoth injustice to the work itself. But tucked into its massive size is a unique character deserving of closer inspection. He is Te Rau Tauwhare, a character of Ngāi Tahu descent and based on a real person.

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