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Rangitāne supports iwi businesses through COVID-19 and beyond

By |2020-07-16T15:25:05+12:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

As we collectively Unite Against COVID-19, Rangitāne o Wairau is responding to support whānau in need. To date, we have made sure to reach out to our kaumātua in Te Tauihu, whilst also delivering over 300 kai and hygiene packs to those in need, and along with the Kurahaupō iwi of Te Tauihu launched Te Kura [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-06-17T05:50:23+12:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora e te iwi, It’s great to be back on Alert Level One.  As the COVID-19 economy starts to bite we will be looking into employment opportunities for Rangitāne in our rohe.  Part of the strategy is providing long term careers by working closely with local industry.  This includes developing training opportunities with organisations [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-06-04T16:02:08+12:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou e te iwi, Yesterday we farewelled our kuia Aunty Isobel Smith.  I will greatly miss Aunty Isobel, particularly her pickles, her honesty and her straight shooting remarks. She enjoyed attending iwi events and was often the last to leave.  The eulogies yesterday spoke of a kind and generous person who took care of [...]

Update from the Company Chair

By |2020-04-22T10:48:16+12:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

              Tēnā koe e te iwi, These are challenging times.  I hope that you and your whānau are safe and well.  I’m writing to provide you with an update on the Rangitāne commercial entities, amidst COVID-19. COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global outbreak and like all businesses around the [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-04-01T15:48:30+13:00April 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+13:00March 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+13:00January 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 [...]