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Ka hao te Rakatahi
The spaces we will fill

We are two young wāhine who have grown up often being called on to be the “rangatahi Māori advisors” in the many spaces we find ourselves in. There is seemingly a rising need for a rangatahi perspective. To have our voices heard has been validating, especially at a young age, and the experience that we have gained due to being a part of those conversations has been invaluable. This is not to say we have not experienced times where we have been asked to take a seat at a table so the Māori box could be ticked, or the rangatahi or wahine box.

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A rangatahi voice with impact

Hinepounamu’s ability to weave words into powerful discourse saw her take out the annual Māori speech competition, Ngā Manu Kōrero Nationals earlier this year.

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Te Ara Whakatipu
The Path of Growth

Ten Ngāi Tahu rangatahi walked in the footsteps of their ancestors, deep into the Hollyford Valley and to Whakatipu Waitai (Martins Bay) where they spent a week learning about their tīpuna, their culture, themselves and the environment. Kaituhi Phil Tumataroa reports. The hīkoi, named Te Ara Whakatipu, which translates to ‘the path of growth’, was…

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