Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-04-01T15:48:30+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, What a difference a week makes! It’s week one into the new normal of confinement and social distancing.  Our challenge this week has been seamlessly shifting the office activities to home-based staff and working on a new set of priorities. The focus this week is contacting kaumātua, the most vulnerable and at-risk [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-03-12T10:43:36+00:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou e te iwi, Last Thursday, I attended a hui where there was a presentation from Dr Steven Bridgman on the coronavirus (COVID-19).  He is one of two national medical officers of health and is leading the Nelson Marlborough response to outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles, mumps and now COVID-19. They are [...]

Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui

By |2020-01-24T13:37:41+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Today marks an important occasion for Rangitāne and our community.  The unveiling of the Tauihu, on land owned by Rangitāne, is the result of a tremendous amount of work by numerous people, over an extended period of time. In years to come the significance of the Tauihu will become even more apparent. Before commenting on [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-12-20T15:57:21+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora e te iwi, It has been a big year for Rangitāne o Wairau.  Events have been a major focus with more than 60 events over the last year.  Most memorable from my perspective were the reopening of the Tuamātene Wharemoe, Te Matatini, Anton’s Fush and Chip nights, the AGM weekend, the Chamber of [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-11-20T13:43:05+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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 [...]