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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…

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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ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SGM VOTE

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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HIRA & WAIMEA FORESTRY USERS
Please take note of the following TWO pānui:

1. It will be unsafe to be up in the Forests over the next 2-3 days, even after this cyclone has passed. Don't try to be a hero, the venison can wait a couple of days! Your safety is more important.

2.Network Tasman will be conducting aerial operations in the Kaka Hill part of the forest before the end of February. The operations are part of the regular maintenance on the powerline corridor. To protect people on the ground and reduce the stress on the pilots, TPFL and Network Tasman will be restricting access to the forest while aircraft are operating.

The closure will be for a few hours, starting at first light and signs will be posted at the main entrances the night before.
Signs will be removed as soon as the operation is complete. Please respect this short closure, and do not enter the forest while the signs are on the gate.

Due to the dependence on having good weather we will be unable to confirm the exact date until the night before, we will post up, and email, when a date has been confirmed.
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KIA HAUMARU: Ngā riri o Tāwhirimātea
Be prepared with supplies of food, water, torch, transistor radio etc.

The helpful team at Concrete & Metals in Motueka have approximately 2000 sand bags open for the public for people in the Motueka, Māpua and Ruby Bay areas.
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Severe impacts expected for Nelson Tasman 19 February 2018 - 1:00 PM Please prepare for a very severe weather event as Cyclone Gita crosses the Nelson Tasman region on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Weather forecasters are expecting gale force winds, heavy rain and storm surge along the Nelson Tasman coastline. Civil Defence warns residents to plan for storm surge effects similar to those seen with ex-Cyclone Fehi. Waves generated by the storm are likely along the entire coast and may impact into properties recently flooded by the Fehi storm. As a precaution, residents in low lying coastal areas should consider staying with family and friends on Tuesday night. Winds will be particularly strong during this storm – Metservice advises that in the 7 hours from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Tuesday severe gale east to northeast winds with damaging gusts of 140km/hr can be expected. This may topple trees and make driving difficult. It is recommended that outdoor furniture (including trampolines) are secured and that you avoid parks and reserves due to the potential danger of falling trees and branches (this includes mountain bike tracks). This storm will likely result in surface flooding on roads making travel around the region difficult. There may also be impacts on power and water. There is a high likelihood that NZTA will close Rocks Road from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday (3 hours either side of high tide), subject to confirmation in the morning. Residents are asked to have emergency supplies and evacuation plans up to date. Information about this is contained here (www.nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz/get-ready/get-ready-at-home/). It is also recommended that you check on your neighbours to make sure they also have plans for an emergency. Civil Defence are pre-deploying staff to the Golden Bay area in case Takaka Hill Road is affected. Property owners are reminded that Councils do not provide sandbagging for individual addresses - property owners need to make their own arrangements. Even large rubbish bags filled with soil can be used if sandbags are not available. There is some advice on sandbagging at this link youtu.be/-_T--I3b-34 Nelson City and Tasman District Council Facebook pages and websites will have local updates on roading and other council services. (This map is from The Pacific Disaster Centre)

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TOHUTAO: Koata Recipe Book
Wow! Thank you all for your amazing responses to our call for recipes to go into our Tohutao: Koata Recipe Book!

We want to thank the Health Promoting Schools Advisor from the Public Health Service, NMDHB who has donated the pictured prizes to help us out. These giveaways include 3 posters, a dozen bracelets, 4 carry bags, and a calendar.

They will be given out to the next 10 people that send us their recipes. First come, first served!

Your recipes can be sent to pa@ngatikoata.com; or drop us off a sample in the office! 🙂

Thank you to our recipe contributors for your yummy tohutao! And thank you to our Health Promoting Schools Advisor for your very generous koha!
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Ngāti Koata Trust is pleased to partner with Whenua Kura to provide educational opportunities to our people.

Whenua Kura will be at Ngāti Koata Trust office this Friday 16th to meet with any iwi and/or community members who would like information on the educational opportunities that Whenua Kura provide.

Come along to our information evening at the Trust office on Friday 16 February, from 5:30pm to learn more. This is a huge opportunity, so haere mai and see how they can help you.

Read below to find out more about Whenua Kura, including their skipper licence course and much more.

Who is Whenua Kura?
Whenua Kura is a non-profitable Charitable Trust. We are committed to a future of mana motuhake for our people where Maori succeed as Rangatira and Kaitiaki of our lands, sea resources and the environment. Whenua Kura work actively alongside Iwi, Hapu, Whanau, Maori land owners, the primary sector and government to help whanau succeed in primary industries.

How can we help you?
We will work with you to identify land or sea based opportunities, whether it’s through industry recognised Tertiary qualifications, getting a job or progressing on to higher learning. Programmes are varied with placement available across Aotearoa.

Whenua Kura has a relationship with the Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Toi Oho Mai (Rotorua/Tauranga based) and Taratahi Agricultural School. We held a limited number of scholarships for Primary Industry programmes delivered by these Kuratini.

Are you eligible for a Scholarship?
To be eligible for a WHENUA KURA scholarship you must be Maori and aged between 17 and 40 years of age.

What programmes does the Scholarship cover?
Whenua Kura has scholarships available with each of the Institutions above and courses are delivered throughout various locations.

Check out our programme details online and enrol today.
 Dairy Farming
 Sheep and Beef Farming
 Horticulture
 Viticulture
 Aquaculture
 Apiculture (Bee Keeping)
 Adventure Tourism
 Conservation
 Construction
 Forestry

How do you get in contact?
For more information contact:
Sharlene Maniapoto – Kaiarahi (Regional Manager)
sharlene.maniapoto@whenuakura.co.nz
www.whenuakura.co.nz
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Whenua Kura Information Hui

February 16, 2018, 5:30pm - February 16, 2018, 7:00pm

Ngāti Koata Trust is pleased to partner with Whenua Kura to provide educational opportunities to our people. Whenua Kura will be at Ngāti Koata Trust office this Friday 16th to meet with any iwi and/or community members who would like information on the educational opportunities that Whenua Kura provide. Come along to our information evening at the Trust office on Friday 16 February, from 5:30pm to learn more. This is a huge opportunity, so haere mai and see how they can help you. Read below to find out more about Whenua Kura, including their skipper licence course and much more. Who is Whenua Kura? Whenua Kura is a non-profitable Charitable Trust. We are committed to a future of mana motuhake for our people where Maori succeed as Rangatira and Kaitiaki of our lands, sea resources and the environment. Whenua Kura work actively alongside Iwi, Hapu, Whanau, Maori land owners, the primary sector and government to help whanau succeed in primary industries. How can we help you? We will work with you to identify land or sea based opportunities, whether it’s through industry recognised Tertiary qualifications, getting a job or progressing on to higher learning. Programmes are varied with placement available across Aotearoa. Whenua Kura has a relationship with the Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Toi Oho Mai (Rotorua/Tauranga based) and Taratahi Agricultural School. We held a limited number of scholarships for Primary Industry programmes delivered by these Kuratini. Are you eligible for a Scholarship? To be eligible for a WHENUA KURA scholarship you must be Maori and aged between 17 and 40 years of age. What programmes does the Scholarship cover? Whenua Kura has scholarships available with each of the Institutions above and courses are delivered throughout various locations. Check out our programme details online and enrol today.  Dairy Farming  Sheep and Beef Farming  Horticulture  Viticulture  Aquaculture  Apiculture (Bee Keeping)  Adventure Tourism  Conservation  Construction  Forestry How do you get in contact? For more information contact: Sharlene Maniapoto – Kaiarahi (Regional Manager) sharlene.maniapoto@whenuakura.co.nz www.whenuakura.co.nz

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TE HĀPAI Ō
Please be a little patient with our office for the next couple of days. We experienced extensive water damage last night due to heavy rain, and leakage from the roof. Electronics, paperwork and office equipment were soaked through.

Staff were called to the office late last night, and moved furniture away from the affected areas, switched off the power, and checked for any further damage in the building.

The property manager and our insurance company have been informed, and will perform an assessment as soon as possible.

Not all areas of the office were affected, so we will continue to operate as normal as possible, although safety is the number one priority for all those entering the premises.

None of our taonga in the archives room or hui room were affected.
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