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And then it dawned on me. Whakapapa. Haare Williams was using this poem to teach whakapapa. The whakapapa of the winds. Like Matiaha in Te Waiatatanga mai o te Atua; it was a different whakapapa but whakapapa all the same. Easily formatted, with a rhythm and simplicity that make it accessible. Hidden in plain sight, told naturally, yet with a sophistication that is just clever. I went back to page one and started again, eyes unglazed, and kicking myself for not seeing it sooner.

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He Tangata
Charisma Rangipunga

Charisma Rangipunga is the Chief Values Officer at Ngāi Tahu Holdings, and is also an author, composer, mother of three boys, and above all, a passionate advocate for the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

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Tāku Kupu ki te Ao

We’re starting here because this was one of the first places where Māori and Pākehā met regularly in Christchurch,” Joseph says on the brick forecourt of Victoria Square. “This used to be known as Market Square, and it’s where Ngāi Tūāhuriri came to sell various goods to the early settlers.

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Stories were waiting to be told

This is a big day for Bubba Thompson (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa) from Te Rau Aroha Marae. Today he will present four story books to the school children. The books tell stories which are also told in the whakairo at the marae. Stories of Ngāi Tahu tūpuna unique to this area.

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Ngāi Tahu representative on Māori Language Commission

Charisma Rangipunga, General Manager, Te Taumatua, has been selected as one of three new members of the Māori Language Commission. Charisma (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Taranaki, Ngā Rauru), joins the team of five commissioners and says she is honoured and humbled to be the first Ngāi Tahu representative since Hana O’Regan held a position on…

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From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett The year began with a festival of Māori performing arts as Christchurch hosted Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa. Leading up to the event I watched exponents weave the traditional stories of whakapapa and kōrero into an eloquent demonstration of kapa haka during practice sessions. Our…

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Kā Manukura o Te Reo
Postcards from Amerika

Eleanor Roosevelt said to do something every day that scares you. In my case it is do something every two years which freaks me out so much I break out in cold sweats, develop a stutter, lose sleep, and am left questioning my mental stability.

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A Savage Country: The Untold Story of New Zealand in the 1820s and more

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4th July 2011
Posted under: Pānui

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2011

A new on-line tool launched this week brings te reo Māori learners and speakers together to learn, shop and enjoy. The mapping tool, developed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and powered by Google Maps, allows users to quickly find te reo Māori-friendly services, learning opportunities and events nation-wide… even world-wide! Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…

23rd June 2010
Posted under: Pānui

Inaugural Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards 2010

23 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is holding its first ever Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards at Ngā Hau E Whā Marae on Thursday, 24th June as part of its 10-year Kotahi Mano Kaika, Kotahi Mano Wawata (KMK) celebrations. The awards hosted by Stacey Morrison and Ross Painiora are to honour the achievements…