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 [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-06-13T08:41:05+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Over the weekend, as part of the Tōtaranui 250 – First Encounters project, the Tōtaranui Trust hosted the Swedish ambassador on a haerenga down to Meretoto (Ship Cove). Pictured here in front of the pouwhenua at Meretoto are from left to right, Raymond Smith, Cressida Bishop, Judith MacDonald, Alice Taylor, Swedish Ambassador Par [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-06-05T16:09:58+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, There has been a lot of debate on what key success factors are in life. Recently “grit,” has been discussed as the key ingredient in personal success. It has been defined as, passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way. Grit [...]