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Will Macdonald represents Aotearoa in Softball

By | 2017-07-20T13:40:38+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Iwi|

As one of the youngest players in the New Zealand under-19 softball squad at the 2017 Australasian Softball Championships, Will Macdonald is well on his way to achieving his dream of playing for the Black Sox. The 16-year-old right-handed pitcher, son of Tony and Bobbie Macdonald, has just returned home after representing New Zealand in [...]

Our Update – June 2017

By | 2017-07-11T14:21:17+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Our Environment In the environmental space, we have Geoff Mullen working with us for the next few months, focusing on our environmental policy, systems and processes as well as business as usual activities. Geoff may be in contact with some of you regarding current resource consents and consultation processes. We are also talking with our [...]

Matariki – New year, new opportunities

By | 2017-07-06T10:12:13+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Every winter the rising of Puanga and Matariki signals the end of the lunar year and the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori. It is a time to farewell those who have passed and the things that have happened and celebrate the arrival of the new year and new opportunities.Of great significance this [...]

A home away from home – nā Hania Douglas

By | 2017-07-05T12:04:39+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Chief Adham and Awhina Twomey hongi after receiving her blessing atop Dun Ad. Finding a spiritual home away from home is a curious feeling. I’ve always said that I could never live away from New Zealand because I need to feel some sort of familial link to the land (yes, those of you who may [...]

Learning from the First Nations of Canada – nā Brigham Riwai-Couch

By | 2017-07-05T11:04:11+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

On the 27th of April I had the privilege of travelling across the Pacific Ocean to participate and present at the Indigenous Thought Conference at Blue Quills University located near St. Paul in Alberta, Canada. The most memorable experience was spending time with the First Nation people from the Cree and Dene Nations in Treaty [...]

Nau mai, Haere mai

By | 2017-07-05T10:25:27+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Nau mai, haere mai e te iwi ki tō tātou whārangi ipurangi hou. Kei kōnei ka kitea ake i ngā pūrongo o te wā. Heoi anō, ka nui tō mātou hari kua tau mai koe. Welcome to our new website.  Here you will find our latest blogs and information and we are very please you [...]