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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More