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Waitangi Day in Ōtautahi

Ngāi Tahu whānau all over Aotearoa are celebrating Waitangi Day; the festivals happening in Ōtautahi are below:   Rāpaki Marae 10am Visitors to gather outside marae (Koha/donation for Rāpaki marae will be collected at the gate) 10.30am Pōwhiri, followed by light refreshments 11.30am Citizenship Ceremony with Mayor Lianne Dalziel and items by members of Te…

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A church by the sea

This is the cute little whare karakia (church) at Rāpaki Marae. It sits just below the houses and the marae whare tipuna on the high bank overlooking the beach and jetty. It’s a peaceful spot and inside, there’s a sense of gathered history in the little pew cushions embroidered in tāniko patterns, the woven tukutuku…

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Tuna Tastes

Tuna were a lifeline for early Māori and they’re still favourite kai today. Here’s a few ideas on how to enjoy them at the table.

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Out of the darkness
– Matariki at Lyttelton Lights Festival

Nau mai e ngā karere ō Matariki tau hou. Tēnā tātou katoa, nga mihi o te tau hou. This weekend I had the opportunity to take part in the annual lights festival in Lyttelton, which happened to co-incide with Matariki, the beginning of the Maori new year. Even though the bite of the cold could…

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Coast Watcher

Uncle Hori Briggs has been policing the Canterbury coastline in an honorary capacity for the past 14 years. Kaituhituhi Mark Revington reports. Uncle Hori Briggs opens the door of his Rāpaki kaumātua flat on a hot summer afternoon. Come in, he says with a big smile. Once he had an imposing figure to go with that smile. Now he’s a slim wee thing. Throat cancer, he says, without a trace of regret.

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22nd March 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Greater Christchurch Land Use Recovery Plan out for consultation

Environment Canterbury has announced the start of community consultation on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch. The plan will guide where residential and commercial developments are best located post-earthquakes – from Rolleston and Lincoln in the south to Rangiora and Pegasus/Woodend in the north, and Christchurch City (excluding the Central City and…

1st March 2013
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Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan

Ngāi Tahu provide guidance for environment and cultural decisions in wider Canterbury Ngāi Tahu rūnanga have created the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan to help guide councils and other agencies decisions about the environment and protection of resources. The plan gives valuable insight to Ngāi Tahu values, issues and aspirations for the recognition, protection and management…

18th September 2012
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Freshwater Update

Kia ora koutou, At Rāpaki at the weekend Te Rūnanga discussed the recent developments in freshwater. Te Rūnanga supported the continued direct engagement with the Crown via the Iwi Leaders Group and the Land and Water Forum. Key issues for Ngai Tahu continue to be: Water quality Sustainable use Sensible regime for allocation Retention/restoration of…