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In this section you can read our our regular newsletters, Ka Rere Arorangi (the monthly Trust pānui) and Te Karere o Te Poari (pānui form our Board of Trustees). We will also post other news here that is of relevance and interest to Ngāti Koata uri. Below there is also a direct feed from our Facebook Page for those that do not have a Facebook account.

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5 hours ago

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TIAKI TANGATA: Marley Murphy

We received a wonderful email from Kimberley Murphy on behalf of her son Marley, who received a Sports Grant from the Trust to participate in the National Rugby Under 15 Tournament earlier this month.

The tournament was held in Auckland for a week, and Marley's team were successful, winning the competition and taking home the Alan Wagner Trophy.

It is fantastic to hear of our iwi members succeeding in their respective fields, and letting us share in their accomplishments. Well done Marley! Ngāti Koata is proud to support you in your achievements.

Day 1:
Played Tauranga Boys College - Won 25-14
Played Napier Boys High - Won 10-7

Day 2:
Played Wellington College - Won 69-0

Day 3:
Played Quarter Finals against St Patricks College - Won 23-19

Day 4:
Played Semi-Finals against Auckland Grammar - Won 14-10

Day 5:
Played Finals against Napier Boys again - Won 19-15

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5 days ago

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A reminder that our kawe mate will take place at 5:30pm on Friday 21 September at Whakatū Marae. That's only a week left to get your photos printed and framed; organise leave for the day; and book your tickets if you are travelling. Kia tere e hoa mā!

Also, the hākari will be on Friday after the kawe mate/pōwhiri; not on Saturday. We will have a light lunch on Saturday to finish our AGM, but if you dont come on Friday you might be disappointed (but dont just come for the feed e kare mā!).

Mauria mai ā tātou tini mate kia tangihia kia mihia.

A kawe mate is a tradition where the wairua of a deceased whānau member is ceremonially brought home if they are buried elsewhere. Usually, a photo is brought onto the marae to be left to hang there. The photos brought home for our kawe mate are brought to the Trust Office to hang in our hui room.

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6 days ago

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KUPU: "take a photo, learn a language"

Spark has unveiled a fantastic new app called Kupu that uses image recognition technology to help learn te reo Māori. Its very easy to use. You take a photo of something with your phone, then Kupu scans the image and tells you the name of the object in te reo Māori. Absolutely incredible!

It is a very handy tool for learning te reo Māori, and links to the Te Aka online Māori dictionary.

The app is available for download on Google PlayStore and iStore.

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7 days ago

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TIAKI TAIAO: Moawhitu Restoration Project

Pene Gieger, Jazzman Pidz Pickett and Kimiora McGregor went to Rangitoto last week for the native tree planting restoration work at Moawhitu.

This annual project is done in partnership with Te Papa Atawhai and our sponsors, and is the fourth year of planting out there. With the addition of the 2500 rākau planted last week, there has now been over 10,000 completed.

It is a brilliant opportunity to connect with the island, with each other, and to help restore the local environment.

There are two years left for this project, so keep a look out for future opportunities in about June/July next year.

Thank you to our amazing ringa raupā for your hard mahi and dedication. Ngā mihi.

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1 week ago

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TU PONO: Whānau Ora Campaign Comes to Waikawa Marae

Tū Pono ki Te Tau Ihu community project team has called a hui at Waikawa Marae on 26 September at 3.30pm to support local whānau to eliminate violence.

Commencing in 2016 at Te Hora Marae in Canvastown, this builds on a series of five hui held across Te Tau Ihu; and 22 hui across the South Island. Other hui in the top of the South have been held at Te Awhina marae in Motueka, Whakatu Marae in Nelson and Omaka Pa in Blenheim.

A feature of these hui has been presentations by Ta Mark Solomon former Kaiwhakahaere of Ngai Tahu and Dame Hon Tariana Turia former Minister for Whānau Ora.

Richard Bradley, Richard Bradley is project manager for Tū Pono ki Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui says “the aim of the Tu Pono approach is to dispel the notion that violence and all forms of harmful behaviour within whanau should be accepted as normal or traditional Maori behaviour.”

“Having the support of nationally respected leaders such as Ta Mark and Whaea Tariana gives whanau the confidence that our iwi leaders are promoting the changes in behaviour needed to protect our mothers and children” he added.

This desire to challenge the normalisation of violence within whanau led to the development of Tū Pono. Designed and led by whanau, the approach has gained momentum in Te Waipounamu through support from Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu who work with key influencers within whānau and communities to lead the campaign.

“We can no longer look for solutions around us, but instead we must be the solutions. Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is about us and our collective knowledge, strength and power. Together we create the wave of change.” Helen Leahy, Pouarahi / Chief Executive of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

The objective is to create safe places and safe spaces for whānau to strategise ways to eliminate family violence at a local level.
“By engaging at a local level the hope is that we’re able to develop authentic and trusting relationships where we can have the hard conversations. Ultimately Tū Pono is about dispelling any illusions that violence is acceptable – our message is that it never was acceptable and it never will be” says Richard.

Whānau hui have been carried out all over the South Island introducing iwi/hapū and whānau to the Tū Pono Framework which is aimed at creating intergenerational change to empower whānau to be in a position where they can make changes.
The kuia, Mereana Moki Kiwa Hutchen (Aunty Kiwa) has played a huge role in the development of the Tū Pono strategy and has said that “Māori should never accept violence as we come from rangatira and are a noble people, we have rich solutions within our culture, our reo, our waiata, our whakataukī. We are the living breath of our tūpuna.

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1 week ago

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TIAKI TAONGA: Poraka Monitoring

The Hamiltons Frog is a native poraka that is only found on Takapourewa (Stephens) and Te Pākeka (Maud) Islands. It is classified as Nationally Critical under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.

There is an opportunity for one Ngāti Koata person to participate in the monitoring of this taonga species on Takapourewa from 8 - 19 October.

The work will involve searching for frogs at night by crawling along the narrow boardwalk by headtorch. Good eyesight, fitness, agility and a willingness to work at night are important.

The monitoring is to be led by Biz Bell from Wildlife Management International, and Tansy Bliss from Te Papa Atawhai.

Exact dates and length of time may change depending on the weather and also how quickly 20 adult frogs can be caught

We will need the name, contact details and any medical and dietary requirements by Tuesday 25 September. Contact Louisa on louisa@ngatikoata.com.

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2 weeks ago

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All the iwi of Whakatū gathered together yesterday to welcome representatives of the All Blacks and the NZ Rugby Union onto Whakatū Marae.

Nehe Milner-Skudder, TJ Perenara, Rieko Ioane and Karl Tu'inukuafe came to the pōwhiri on behalf of all their team mates who were all arriving at different times.

This weekends game against Argentina is the first time the All Blacks will have played in Te Tauihu, and we appreciated the opportunity to welcome them here.

It was a large turnout with much anticipation and excitement. And the kai was fantastic, although the All Blacks were on a strict dietary regime.

Ngā mihi ki ā koutou i tae mai ki tō tātou marae. Kia ora rawa atu ki ā koutou katoa.

Whakatu Marae, Ngāti Kuia Trust, Ngati-Tama Ki te Tau-ihu, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua, Te Ātiawa

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3 weeks ago

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Ngāti Koata played the Stoke Bears in the Nelson A Grade Mens Basketball Finals on Tuesday, in front of an awesome crowd that turned up to cheer our boys on.

Unfortunately we lost 94-80, but it was a great game full of energy and determination.

Congratulations to the Bears who played a great game.

Team Members: Patariki Hippolite, Che Aiolupotea, Jordan Davis, Jason Sam, Lance Toma, Bronson Beri, Josh Field, Jeremy Banks and Jackson Bagnall.

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