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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

Board Update – Lee Valley Dam

Our Board is currently in negotiations with Tasman District Council regarding a proposed new dam at Lee Valley near Richmond. The Waimea Community Dam proposal involves Ngāti Koata because part of the reservoir and surrounding catchment area is on land owned by Ngāti...

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Update Your Contact Details

We have roughly half of our registered beneficiaries' current contact details. It seems our iwi are very mobile and move a lot! We also change our emails and phone numbers on a regular basis... So we are unable to contact and inform many of our iwi members. The...

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Moawhitu Tree Planting

Ngāti Koata representatives Matt Hippolite, Pene Geiger, Noela McGregor and Ammon Kātene participated in the tree planting project at Moawhitu on d’Urville Island last week. The tree planting is part of a wider restoration programme that includes eel surveys and...

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Kia Ngāwari at Te Matatini

Find out when Kia Ngāwari will be performing tonight on Māori TV from 6pm. The draw for next years Te Matatini line up is being held live and we will all find out what day and time Kia Ngāwari will be on stage. Kia kaha whānau!!! 🙂 We are behind you all 100%....

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He mihi nā Santana Mackey

Tēnā koutou e te iwi o Ngāti Koata, He mihi nui ki a koutou mō tō koutou tautoko me āwhina ki ahau. It is with humble heart that I wish to acknowledge and thank Ngāti Koata for the Kaiapa Jack Kohe Scholarship that I recieved in May 2016 to assist me in my studies of...

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Tēnā rā kōutou katoa e te whānau o Ngāti Koata   The Trust Board would like to give its thanks and appreciation to the iwi for taking part in the recent hui and taking up the opportunity for voting on the restructure and amendments to the deed.   The result has shown...

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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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