TE KARAKA - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu


Te Ao Māori

When Breyah Takitimu was little, she spent hours dancing around her dad’s music shop in Invercargill. So when she turned three, her parents, John and Julie, decided she should start dancing lessons. Fifteen years on Breyah still hasn’t stopped dancing.
“I love dancing and music, everything about it.

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He Tangata
Ellesse Andrews

Ellesse Andrews is a 22-year-old track cyclist who represents New Zealand on the world stage. She was born in Ōtautahi, but grew up in Wānaka, attending Mount Aspiring College before moving to St Peter’s Cambridge for her final two years of schooling.

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Ngā Hau e Whā
From the Editor

It is hard to find the words that best describe Tā Tipene O’Regan and his contribution not only to Ngāi Tahu and his tireless efforts in the settlement of the Ngāi Tahu Claim, but also his passion for improving the economic, cultural and social standing of Māori and their communities – towards making Aotearoa a better place for us all to live. Never has there been a New Zealander more deserving of his most recent accolades – Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year and the Order of New Zealand (ONZ). To receive not one but both, and just in a few short months of each other, speaks volumes about his efforts over many decades.

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From the CEO

Recently I was out visiting kaumātua to deliver kōura sent up from the deep south. The thing about these deliveries is that it’s not like a courier dropping the parcel and rushing down the drive to get to the next destination. These visits are special, and they take time as there is a richness in the experience itself as the stories begin to flow. That is not to take away anything from the mouth-watering delicacy of the kōura, but putting the two together is indeed unforgettable.

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