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Cultural Connection – a personal journey

Aoraki Bound is a 20-day cultural and personal development programme. My hīkoi was everything I hoped it would be – a chance to immerse myself in my culture, walk in the footsteps of my ancestors, and gain a greater sense of my identity. The course culminates on the shores of Lake Pūkaki, in the presence of our Maunga Ariki, Aoraki. I parted ways with my rōpū, wiping tears of gratitude from my cheeks, knowing that my life had changed forever.

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Ngāi Tahu sporting success

Talented and dedicated rangatahi Paris Lokotui (Ngāi Tahu, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Tonga) has just completed a remarkable year representing New Zealand in three sports. The triple international has this year competed in the New Zealand under 16 water polo, New Zealand under 17 basketball and Aotearoa Māori netball teams. Paris has kept…

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Manawa Hou Ngāti Waewae

This is a warm invitation calling Ngāi Tahu teenagers to join Manawa Hou – our four day hīkoi designed to give rangatahi an opportunity to explore their Ngāi Tahu identity and takiwā.

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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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26th April 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu youth on a hīkoi in Kaikōura

This weekend a group of Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (youth) are going on a hīkoi around Kaikōura and then up to the Marlborough Sounds to learn about some of the first footsteps their tīpuna took on their migration to Te Waipounamu. The hīkoi is part of Manawa Hou a youth initiative designed to pass on knowledge…

Follow the leader

How do Ngāi Tahu leaders emerge? How will Ngāi Tahu rangatahi learn the old teachings that they can apply to the future? Questions of leadership abound as the iwi face a new reality.

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27th September 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu youth on a hīkoi in Southland

Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (youth) from all over New Zealand will descend on Southland this weekend to take part in the first ‘Manawa Hou’, a four day hīkoi (journey) around local marae and culturally significant sites. The hīkoi is specially designed to introduce rangatahi to their history as well as provide an insight into their Ngāi…