This splendid book came from an agreement between the publishers in early 2017 to produce a book of Ngāi Tahu biographies to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the tribe’s Te Tiriti settlement. The editors acknowledge it was a difficult task to select the 50 people whose stories would feature in the first volume, leading to some omissions that will no doubt be rectified by subsequent volumes.

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Out To Sea

This short story by James MacTaggart (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae) was runner up in the NZ Writers College Competition 2015.

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He Tangata
Tui Cadigan

Tui Cadigan is Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Te Hāhi Katorika o Aotearoa – the National Catholic Māori Council advisory to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, and a director on Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio Ltd.

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Ngā Hau e Whā
From the Editor

In the 2014 spring edition, TE KARAKA featured a story on Masashi Yamada, the Japanese philanthropist who offered Ngāi Tahu an unsecured multi-million dollar loan that allowed the settlement process to continue at a time when funds were low and negotiations were dragging on. In a further act of generosity, Mr Yamada declined the final…

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