Issue 78

Charitable status

It is by every measure a success story for the ages. From a position of total ownership of Te Waipounamu (Te Tau Ihu bits excluded) in 1840 to being virtually landless just 25 years later, the recovery is today complete. Ngāi Tahu is poised in the next few years to begin delivering social investment outcomes that may eventually see it overtake the central government in this respect.

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Āu kōrero
Letters to the Editor

Late last year TE KARAKA ran a story on kaumātua care and Whare Tiaki, a trailblazing taha Māori model that offers supported living for those kaumātua living alone and needing a bit of extra help. Te Whānau Oraka – ka piki te ora o kā tamariki me kā tāua pōua. My philosophy is: If you have well children and grandparents, you have a thriving whānau!

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Korowai of Hope

Whaka-Ora, Healthy Harbour – an aspirational plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō (Lyttelton Harbour) – is already bringing about change after its launch in March. The plan is the result of a commitment between mana whenua and local governance bodies, and is a unique example of successful partnership and collaboration in environmental management.

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A Good Egg

There’s a party at the New Zealand Consul-General’s home in Los Angeles, and Rachel House is looking for people she knows. “Let’s hang out with those Māori over there,” she says. Since I can’t see who she’s talking about it’s not until I’m practically walking into Rena Owens, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Cliff Curtis that I appreciate the setup. “Kaua e whakamā,” she says with a smile, waving me forward for introductions.

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