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In this section you can read our our regular newsletter, Koata Pānui. We will also post media statements issued by us, and other news that we feel will be of relevance and interest to Ngāti Koata members. Below there is also a direct feed from our Facebook page.

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Recent Koata Pānui

Incredible Years Programme

Ngāti Koata Trust is proud to be associated with Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years. Incredible Years is a programme for parents, children and teachers to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional and academic competence....

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Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme

Ngāti Koata Trust launches the Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme - Apply Now The Ngāti Koata Group aims to preserve and pass-on knowledge from one generation to another. As part of this process we are pleased to announce the launch of our first Ngāti...

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Ngāti Koata Submissions: King Salmon Relocation

Ngāti Koata Trust Board Members Hori Elkington and Frank Hippolite gave submissions to the Marlborough Salmon Farm Relocations Advisory Panel during their independent hearings at Te Hora Marae in Canvastown on Wednesday 17 May 2017. Ngāti Koata are opposed to the...

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Ngāti Koata Trusts Deed Review

Following consultations last year, there are a number of amendments to be made to the Deeds of both the Ngāti Koata Trust and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust. There are three Proposed Amendments that we will be voting on at the September Annual General Meeting, and two...

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Congratulations Marama!

Tena koe,   My name is Marama Elkington and I have recently attended the 2016 Waka Ama World Sprints held at Lake Kawana, located in the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The two categories I competed at this year’s World event were: the Elite Development Under 19...

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Ngāti Koata Group Human Resources Advisor

The Ngāti Koata Trust (NKT) and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust Boards (TPNKT) seek letters of application for the following role: Human Resources Advisor – Human Resources Committee, Ngāti Koata Group The Human Resources (HR) Advisor must have a bachelor’s degree in HR...

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Takahia Te Whenua 2017 – Rangitoto

Mauri ora ki te iwi Takahia te Whenua means to ‘trample the land’. It is a tradition that has been passed down through the generations. Ngāti Koata tūpuna travelled throughout Te Tauihu to cement the boundaries of the tuku. Takahia te Whenua 2017 is a wānanga reo...

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Ngāti Koata Trust Grants

Please be aware that all Ngāti Koata Trust Grants are now closed for the April 2016 - March 2017 financial year. The budget for each category (Education, Health and Sports) have been fully allocated. All Grants will reopen in April for all three categories for all...

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Incredible Years Programme

Ngāti Koata Trust is proud to be associated with Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years. Incredible Years is a programme for parents, children and teachers to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional and academic competence....

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE – COMMERCIAL Develop and execute Ngati Koata Commercial Group strategy Nelson-based 0.5 FTE The Entity The Ngati Koata Commercial Group comprises of Koata Limited and Te Kete Aronui o Ngati Koata Limited, both are asset owning entities of Ngati Koata...

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Māori Education Trust Scholarships 2017

The Māori Education Trust 2017 Scholarship Programme is now open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarships’ criteria. Read below for more information from the Māori Education Trust...   The Scholarship...

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Matiria wins Gold!

We received a lovely letter from Matiria Moleni yesterday about her recent successful choir trip. It is always a pleasure to assist our iwi members achieve their ambitions, and to receive an update on how they have done. Take the time to read this lovely letter... To...

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Ngāti Koata Trust Board Members

The Ngāti Koata Trust Board elections were held on Saturday 5 November at Whakatū Marae. There were two seats available, and five very capable candidates. We would like to thank all the candidates for standing for election. We are very pleased to welcome George...

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TIAKINA TE TAIAO – Ngāti Koata Representative

The Ngāti Koata Trust Board is calling for expressions of interest for a Ngāti Koata representative on the Tiakina Te Taiao Ltd Board. Tiakina Te Taiao is an iwi mandated resource management entity that provides iwi resource management and environmental advisory for...

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Live Facebook Feed!


The Whakatū/Toa Hockey and League games are tomorrow.

The pōwhiri is at 5:30 tonight at the marae, bring a plate for dinner.

The first Hockey game is the Masters at 9:30 tomorrow morning, followed by the Womens at 11am, at Saxtons Field.

The League is at Neale Park at 2pm.

Prizegiving and Hākari will be at Whakatū Marae at 6pm.

See you all there...

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We want to give this beautiful kete huruhuru away to a deserving home. Read on to find out how to enter the draw...

Our monthly e-pānui needs a name. We can't keep calling it the monthly e-pānui, that's just boring.

So put your thinking caps on and dream up a relevant name for our newsletter. It can reference anything you like, as long as it has something to do with Ngāti Koata, and sending/receiving news.

Is there a line in your favourite mōteatea about getting good news? Is there a story about a tupuna relaying messages? Do you know of an approriate taonga or event that is relevant?

Let us know your ideas, and tell us the story about your proposed name. Entries close at 4pm on Monday 11 December. Email us at ammon@ngatikoata.com, or comment below.

All entries will go to the Kaunihera Kaumātua to decide at their monthly meeting on Tuesday 12 December.

The winning entry will receive this beautiful kete huruhuru, and eternal bragging rights!

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The Te Haeata Committee have decided on names for the three whare that are consistent with the theme of 'the dawn'.

The top house has been named Te Ata Puao which means 'early dawn', or 'first light'.

The bottom house has been named Te Umurangi in reference to the red sky at dawn.

The former nurses residence has been named Te Awatea which is when the sun has risen to its fullest.

The entire complex is named Te Haeata. This means ‘the dawn’, which speaks of both the view from the site and the vision of the iwi following the Settlement. In winter the sun can be seen rising directly in front of Elmslie Bay between Kurupongi (Trio Islands) and Anatoto (Clay Point).

We also welcome Lonae Paul as the new Convener of the Committee, and thank uncle Nohorua Kotua for his wonderful leadership shown in this role. Your continued contribution to the committee is hugely appreciated.

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This pānui is to inform our whānau of when our next Incredible Years Parent Programme is to be delivered for parents and caregivers of children between the ages of 3-8 years.

Our next programme starts on Friday 2nd March 2018.

In order to ascertain commitment to and suitability for attending the programme, all people referred will be individually interviewed by the facilitators at the programme venue, Ministry of Education, 19 Haven Road. Interviews will take place on Friday 16th February and Friday 23rd February.

Please find attached the following documents:
1. Consent for Referral to the IYP programme (referrals will not be accepted unless these forms are fully completed)
2. An overview of the programme (includes general aims and goals, group methods used and resources provided to parents).

Below are the dates for each session:
March: Friday’s 2nd; 9th; 16th; 23rd; 30th
April: Friday 6th; 13th;
May: Friday 4th; 11th; 18th; 25th
June: Friday 1st; 8th; 15th.

If you are aware of potential barriers to attend, such as transport or childcare, please advise us so that we can apply for additional funding to address these barriers.

If you have any questions please contact Huhana Hippolite-van Steeden on 0274888283 , or on huhana@ngatikoata.com

We look forward to working with you to support the whānau. Mauri Ora

Huhana Hippolite-van Steeden and Whaea Joan Carew (Programme Facilitators)

For the IYP Overview, click here:

For the IYP Consent for Referral Form, click here:

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There are two tshirts for sale for the upcoming Te Ipukarea. One is for Ngāti Koata supporters; the other is for all iwi supporters. Click on the picture to find out how to make an order...

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Whenua Kura have scholarships available for 16-40 year old Māori. See below for more information:

NZ Certificate in Conservation NZ2963 Nelson
4 scholarships starts 25 June 2018

NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Operations) NZ2963 Nelson
12 Scholarships -two intakes, 26 Feb/23 July 2018

NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) NZ2677 Blenheim
12 Scholarships -two intakes, 26 Feb/23 July 2018

NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production)Viticulture NZ2676 Blenheim
6 Scholarships - two intakes, 18 Jun/30Aug 2018

NZ Certificate in Cellar Operations NZ2722 Blenheim
8 Scholarships, starts 26 Feb 2018

NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production)Nursery NZ2676 Nelson
6 Scholarships, Starts 26 Feb 2018

NZ Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations NZ2505 Nelson
2 Scholarships – two intakes, 15Feb/4Apr 2018

NZ Certificate in Seafood Processing NZ1621 Nelson
12 Scholarships, Date TBC

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Prep NMIT 2863
10 Scholarships, 26 Feb 2018

NZ Certificate in Adventure Tourism NE4691
5 Scholarships, 5 Feb 2018

L3 Forestry Harvesting Operations Richmond
10 Scholarships, DateTBC

NZ Certificate in Construction NM2834 Blenheim
12 Scholarships, Starts 26 Feb 2018

NZ Certificate in Apiculture NZ 2223 Nelson, Blenheim
20 Places starting mid year date TBC

Contact Liz McElhinney for more information on lizmce87@icloud.com.

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We were very excited to receive news that Bailee Johnston was awarded a recipient of the Pierre De Coubertin Award from the Australian Olympic Committee for great success with her sporting achievements.

This is fantastic news and we continue to watch the achievements of our rangatahi with great enthusiasm.

Ka mau te wehi!

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