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Beyond the Cow Shed

Ash-Leigh Campbell is an up-and-coming leader in the primary sector. At just 28, she already has a solid decade of experience, from milking dairy cows to sustainability management and sector-related technology and innovation training. The hands-on dairy farm work saw her named the first wahine finalist in the 2016 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Dairy Farmer Awards and recognition for her leadership qualities at the New Zealand Young Farmers Excellence Awards. And for the past 18 months, Ash-Leigh (Ngāi Tahu – Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki) has been employed by the iwi as Technical Farm Manager with Ngāi Tahu Farming – a role she says has grown in scope alongside her.

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Rob Tipa artfully weaves together mātauranga (knowledge) from an array of sources in Treasures of Tāne. He displays a true knack for research, with references from early settler records, Pākehā anthropologists’ observations of Māori life, and the scant (and therefore all the more precious) pieces of oral history some Ngāi Tahu whānau preserved through the past century.

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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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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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A growing tribal economy

Kēwai (keewai), a native freshwater crayfish, has a long history in the south, and was used in one of the earliest forms of aquaculture in Aotearoa – considerably pre-dating colonisation. A joint venture project between Hokonui Rūnanga and kōura farming business KEEWAI, with the support of the Tribal Economies team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, is set to put these little creepy crawlies back on the map.

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In the short introduction to this collection, the editors vow to “go beyond the edges of what is expected from Oceanic writing” – the boundaries of where (all over the Pacific), what (endlessly diverse), and how (gender-bending and experimental amongst other styles) we write.

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Money Matters
10 Years of Whai Rawa

Rather than following the state’s example – and opting for student debt over savings – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu leaders saw an opportunity to provide their people with increased access to tertiary education, home ownership, and retirement support. And so Whai Rawa was born.

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The unstoppable Denise Sheat

Denise Sheat is not a woman of airs and graces. In her mind there is no time for pomp or ego when there is so much work to be done. This humility is all the more likeable for the fact she is a veteran advocate for Māori education and biculturalism in Aotearoa, and a long-serving member of Te Taumutu Rūnanga, while representing Ngāi Tahu in various governance positions.

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