TE KARAKA - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu


A Career Goal Fulfilled

The journey to the blue uniform can take many paths and be motivated by many different reasons. For Constable James Bowden, his path to the police was one he says he was always going to walk, but his journey towards his new career was paralleled by his hīkoi towards his Māoritanga.

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Rereka ki te Toka

This past summer, three Ngāi Tahu expeditions followed the  path of the birds and whales to the Southern Ocean, reigniting a  long-standing interest in one of the most enigmatic regions of the world’s oceans. Gazing south, a vast expanse of water links Bluff to the great ice barriers guarding Te Tiri o Te Moana, the Antarctic Continent.

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Takaraha – An endangered taonga

The Ngāi Tahu takiwā is home to the nationally endangered takaraha or yellow-eyed penguin, also called hoiho. This seabird is one of the rarest penguin species in the world and is a taonga species for Ngāi Tahu.

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Te Ao Māori

Standing on the windswept shingle of Te Mata Hapuku (Birdlings Flat), Tia Barrett feels at home. It’s a familiar place. It’s where her mother, Dr Alvina Edwards, grew up and it’s just an hour’s drive from Ōtautahi where Tia spent her first 10 years before mum moved them up north.

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