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A handsome climber

Kōhia is a handsome climber found high in the canopy of the tallest trees of our native forests, and is perhaps better known to most of us as New Zealand passion vine, passion flower, or passion fruit.

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Delane Luke

Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae, Ngāti Rārua, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Maniapoto Delane was born in Wellington and has two brothers, Tana (19) and Waikawau (8). He began his education at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi, and in 2011 he moved to St Thomas of Canterbury College, where he has just completed his…

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Matt Scobie

Matt Scobie is a PhD candidate who begins study at the University of Sheffield this month. His research will explore ways to hold business and government accountable for their wider social and environmental impacts with a focus on engagement around the operations of extractive industries in areas of importance to indigenous groups. He completed a Master of Commerce at the University of Canterbury.

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Dr Karyn Paringatai

Dr Karyn Paringatai is a lecturer in Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific, and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago, where she teaches Māori language and Māori performing arts. Karyn also has a research interest in identity development, particularly amongst those living away from their tribal areas.

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Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams has been described as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt” which is pretty hard to top. He’s a Lyttelton boy who made waves at 17 fronting acclaimed alt-country band The Unfaithful Ways who were nominated for the Critics Choice award at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards.

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Danni Thian

Danni Thian (Ngāi Tahu), the recipient of the 2014 Agria-Hōaka scholarship, will travel to Beijing in February to spend 12 months studying Mandarin at Tsinghua University. It’s an opportunity she feels fortunate to have. “It’s all surreal,” says Danni, 24, who works as a commercial operations, labour market, and welfare analyst at the Treasury in…

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Nic Low

Ngāi Tahu (Ōraka-Aparima, Awarua, Puketeraki) Nic Low is a writer, installation artists and arts organiser. His parents are Hikatea Bull and Geoff Low. Born in Christchurch, these days he divides his time between a hyper-social Melbourne sharehouse and an anti-social bush retreat. His first book is Arms Race, a collection of fierce, playful short stories…

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Lucy Carter

Ngāi Tahu – Ōraka-Aparima Lucy Carter (Ngāi Tahu – Ōraka-Aparima) was awarded the only Fulbright Science and Innovation Scholarship for 2013 and will fly to the United States in August to complete her Master’s degree at Colorado State University, majoring in Environmental Sociology. Lucy was born in Christchurch and finished her schooling at Christchurch Girls’…

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Kate Souness

I recently sailed as a crew member on board Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti alongside Te Aurere from Rapanui to Tahiti as part of the Waka Tapu voyage. I was a crew member on the second leg of the voyage and I was flown alongside other crew to meet the waka in Rapanui. We left New Zealand for Rapanui on November 26. I’ve been sailing with Te Aurere for 10 years now, mainly at weekend wānanga. This was my first long voyage.

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