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Tuiti Makitanara (Sweet MacDonald) 8/8/1874 – 24/6/1932

By | 2017-09-20T18:39:23+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

  As we head into the 2017 General Election, we thought it was timely to look back at our own Member of Parliament – Tuiti Makitanara or Sweet MacDonald as he was known.  Born at Havelock, Marlborough, on 8th August 1874 Tuiti was the second child and eldest son of Teoti (George) MacDonald and Rina Puhipuhi [...]

Te Matatini 2019 Regional Qualifying Kapa Haka Competition / Saturday 10th February 2018

By | 2017-09-01T10:14:17+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui Cultural Council are seeking expressions of interest for roopu/kaihaka who wish to participate in the Senior Regional Te Matatini qualifying competition to be held in February 2018.  For more details and to register your interest click on the link below.   Te Matatini Qualifying Competition Registration of [...]

Rangitāne o Wairau 2017 Trustee Election & AGM

By | 2017-08-16T17:47:05+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Kia ora whānau, the Trustee nomination/election process for 2017 is underway and the AGM date has been set.  All enquiries regarding the Trustee election can be made to the helpline at electionz.com on 0800 666 029.  More information about the AGM including agenda and travel will be available next month.

Our Update – June 2017

By | 2017-07-11T14:21:17+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Our Environment In the environmental space, we have Geoff Mullen working with us for the next few months, focusing on our environmental policy, systems and processes as well as business as usual activities. Geoff may be in contact with some of you regarding current resource consents and consultation processes. We are also talking with our [...]

Matariki – New year, new opportunities

By | 2017-07-06T10:12:13+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Every winter the rising of Puanga and Matariki signals the end of the lunar year and the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori. It is a time to farewell those who have passed and the things that have happened and celebrate the arrival of the new year and new opportunities.Of great significance this [...]

A home away from home – nā Hania Douglas

By | 2017-07-05T12:04:39+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

Chief Adham and Awhina Twomey hongi after receiving her blessing atop Dun Ad. Finding a spiritual home away from home is a curious feeling. I’ve always said that I could never live away from New Zealand because I need to feel some sort of familial link to the land (yes, those of you who may [...]

Learning from the First Nations of Canada – nā Brigham Riwai-Couch

By | 2017-07-05T11:04:11+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Pānui|

On the 27th of April I had the privilege of travelling across the Pacific Ocean to participate and present at the Indigenous Thought Conference at Blue Quills University located near St. Paul in Alberta, Canada. The most memorable experience was spending time with the First Nation people from the Cree and Dene Nations in Treaty [...]