Posts Tagged ‘Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou’

Te Kāika

When Donna Matahaere-Atariki (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru, Te Ātiawa) was growing up in rural Southland, she was told she had “ideas above her station in life”.

Donna says that professional assessment was absolutely right. Rather than taking offence at a cultural slap in the face, she has used it as motivation to carve a career path as a powerhouse for social change.

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Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou welcomes new mātaitai

The Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, has approved the Ōtākou Mātaitai Reserve, which covers an area east of Pulling Point to Harwood Point, and to the mouth of the Otago Harbour. Donna Matahaere, Chairperson, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, says the rūnanga is thrilled with the decision. “We have been working to establish this…

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Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 – Maraka, Maraka!

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Descendants of Ārai-te-uru waka, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, me Te Rūnanga o Moeraki are for the first time hosting Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 – Maraka Maraka together in the Otago region….

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Historic waka found

Members of the rūnanga, along with archaeologists, conservation experts and other volunteers, visited the site on 11-12 October, and excavated the waka hull and a large quantity of plaited fibres lying in its hull. The recovery of the taonga was a success and Department of Conservation (DoC) representatives Jim Fyfe and Russell Tomlinson facilitated the…

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Taiaroa launched

A few weeks ago, members of the Taiaroa whānau and Te Rūnanga ō Ōtākou welcomed Port Otago’s new tug Taiaroa, as it entered Otago Harbour for the first time. Officially launched at a ceremony at Port Chalmers on August 5, the $11 million tug joins the port’s other tugs Karetai and Rangi. Te Rūnanga o…

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4th February 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Waitangi Day – the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōtākou Marae

This year Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōtākou Marae. The Chair for Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Donna Matahaere-Atariki, says it is a pleasure to welcome the community for the official Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemorations. “It’s a great privilege to welcome dignitaries, whānau and the wider community…