Monthly Archives: November 2019


Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-11-20T13:43:05+13:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou, Last week was eventful, particularly for the Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti crew.  The waka hourua (double-hulled waka) sustained damage to its mast while sailing south along the northern west coast with the Tuia 250 flotilla, forcing them to detour to Nū Pāremata (New Plymouth) for repairs.  It was a great relief to know that [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-11-13T10:06:50+13:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou, I am delighted to welcome Sally Neal who starts as our Kaiwhakahaere Taiao this week.  Sally comes from a local family and has worked for the last 14 years as a Resource Consent Consultant for Smart Alliances in Blenheim.  The Taiao role is important and allows us to actively protect our environment so that it is [...]

Iwi members about to set sail

By |2019-11-12T10:17:28+13:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Two iwi members have been selected for an opportunity of a lifetime, a 10 day excursion aboard the waka hourua “Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti” on one of the legs in the Tuia – Encounters 250 flotilla thanks to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Paora Mackie (pictured) and Suz Tawaka will begin their journey north to [...]