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Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-08-27T16:01:44+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

  Kia ora koutou, We are gearing up for our Kaumātua trip to Wellington this week.  A special thanks to Deedee Bancroft for her mahi in organising this event.  There has been discussion around this trip for a while and we are delighted it's finally happening, all we need now is some nice weather. I [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-08-22T11:34:00+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Alex Hill is pictured next to the veggie patch planted by the boys in the weekend.   Kia ora koutou, This week we farewell Amber, our Business Support Co-ordinator, before she heads off on her overseas trip of a lifetime.  Amber has been a great support to me personally and she has been a key [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-08-13T17:02:56+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, We are starting to plan the detail for this year's Trustee elections.  Trustee nomination forms will be sent out on 4 September 2018 with voting opening on 18 October 2018.  Please ensure we have your correct postal and email addresses, you can phone the office to update these details or email admin@rangitane.org.nz.  [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-08-06T17:03:02+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou, We had a very full week last week, starting with the RHL/RIL directors hui on Monday. Amongst many things, it was agreed to progress the Horton St project to tender and building consent stage when they would review the business case around November.  Key policies were discussed, including the distribution policy between RHL/RIL [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-07-30T14:05:56+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, I travelled to Nelson last week for my first Regional Intersectoral Forum (RIF) hui.  This is a regular meeting between government departments, local body and iwi representatives.  Items of interest included a new trainee programme which is being rolled out by the Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-07-23T16:22:05+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

PHOTO: Richard Hunter sharing his knowledge and expertise with whānau in the maara kai at Tuamātene yesterday. Tēnā koutou, Although it took five adult men several hours to assemble the barbeque, yesterday’s working bee and hui at Tuamātene was very successful.  We discussed the aspirations for the maara kai and planned for our planting day [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-07-16T16:53:25+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

    Kia ora koutou, New Zealand Junior White Sox players Mikayla and Caitlyn Lewin (Rangitāne) are currently competing in the Canada Cup tournament in Surrey, British Columbia. The JWSX went down to Delta Heat 4-0, and Chinese Taipei U19’s 8-1, at the weekend. They are set to play Las Vegas Blast today. We wish [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-07-02T15:25:12+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Just a few comments on events… We are currently auditing our health and safety systems to ensure the safety of participants at our events. As a reminder, we have a portable defibrillator available for Rangitāne o Wairau events which can be organised through the office. We are also currently restocking the first aid [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-06-26T10:42:00+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Language is more than a way to communicate—it offers a unique worldview. It’s almost impossible to fully appreciate Māoritanga without understanding Te Reo Māori. When a language falls silent, both wisdom and basic information are often lost, such as knowledge about healing plants and the environment, its stories, Karakia and Waiata. Language [...]