Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-09-11T10:12:54+12:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Last week a water right for a proposed vineyard in a property with known archaeological sites was declined by an Independent Commissioner appointed by the Council.  Our request for an archaeological survey before development takes place was accepted.  This has set a precedent for Marlborough as most of the archaeology and wāhi [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2020-08-27T17:08:45+12:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou e te whānau, I was recently asked to provide more detail on key environmental submissions.  This will form a regular part of the pānui going forward. To recap, the following have been key environmental submissions this year: In May, we appealed to the proposed Marlborough Regional Environmental Plan.  There are currently only a [...]

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 [...]