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RECENT KOATA PĀNUI…

Recent Koata Pānui

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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COMMERCIAL GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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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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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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA - TAIAO
He kohinga whakaahua o tō tātou wānanga ki runga o Rangitoto. Koianei ngā wāhi i tae atu e mātou.

Here is a collection of pictures of the places we visited during our wānanga.

On the second day of our wānanga we packed up early and traveled back down to Kapowai to jump on uncle Lindsay and uncle Bills boats, the Elusive and Te Aumiti.

We traveled up to Whareātea first and on the way ran into two pods of aihe who put on a spectacular show for us! At Whareātea we heard stories about the School House that stood there and was then taken down to Catherines Cove. We also heard about where many of our tūpuna had their homes and what life was like for them there.

We carried on to Te Mārua (old pā) and Tīnui Island where even more stories were shared about our tūpuna. The swells were a little too high to allow us to land there, but we got a good look anyway.

From there we went to Haukawakawa (Catherines Cove) where we heard a multitude of stories and collected kuku (mussels) for our dinner.

Haere tonu atu mātou ki Te Karaka (Lucky Bay) where we met up with Andrew who paddled out to our waka with his collection of taonga pakohe found around the Kotua property.

We then went to Ngāmuka where the Tuku took place between Ngāti Koata and Ngāti Kuia. We then crossed through Te Aumitimiti (French Pass) and carried on to Ohana and Hautai on the south end of the island.

Some of our crew went ashore to either Hautai or Ohana, while others swam or rowed around.

After returning to our accommodation at the Community Hall we started a wānanga session on our waiata tawhito. This was an interesting exercise not just whakapākehā, but whakamārama as well. Translating is only half the job! There was some very interesting kōrero and whakaaro from this session.

Much thanks to our kaihautū and kaikauwhau. Another thoroughly enjoyable day.

Again, we slept soundly that night albeit with a choir singing all night long, way out of tune, and not always in harmony!

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.

He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.

Photo Credits: I tahae some pics off all of you, so credit goes to everyone.
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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA - TĀNGATA
He kohinga whakaahua o tō tātou wānanga ki runga o Rangitoto mō Takahia te Whenua. He mihi nui ki ā kōutou i tae atu ki tō tātou wānanga. Nā kōutou i whakanui te kaupapa me te mauri. I tū kaha te mana te ihi te wehi me te whanaungatanga i waenga i ā tātou, ki ō tātou mātua tūpuna, tō tātou nei reo rangatira, tae noa hoki ki tō tātou whenua ataahua.

Here is a collection of pictures of our people who all attended the Takahia te Whenua wānanga reo on Rangitoto. We had participants representing many whānau including Pātete, Kawharu, Elkington, Wirihana, Walker, Rapana, Hippolite, Kotua, Rei and Horomona families.

On the first day, after travelling, we jumped straight into wānanga mode starting off with our whanaungatanga and whakatau mauri.

Following that, uncle Allen took us through the whakapapa. We had the opportunity to learn, kōrero about, and show our connections to one another on whakapapa charts.

Then aunty Angeline ran us through a kōrero about Ngāti Koata history up in Kawhia, Aotea and Whaingaroa.

Following this, Louisa and Ammon facilitated a kōrero about the Heke from Kawhia to Taranaki, Kapiti and Rangitoto, and the Tuku to Ngāti Koata.

Anthony then spoke about Rangitoto post colonisation and the effects of the Māori Land Court.

Aubrey and Gus from the Department of Conservation then gave a kōrero about their mahi on the island, their relationship with the iwi, and the restoration project at Moawhitu.

And that was just the first day! So much kōrero and ako had us begging for moe after all that.

Ngā mihi ki ngā kaikauwhau me ō kōutou tāpaetanga ki tō tātou wānanga. Reka te kōrero.

Ko te kai a te rangatira he kōrero, ko te wai a te rangatira he wānanga, ko te mahi a te rangatira he ranga i te tira. Tēnā kōutou me ō kōutou kōrero, ō kōutou wānanga, ō kōutou rangaranga. Mihi atu.

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.

He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.

Photo Credits: I tahae some pics off all of you, so credit goes to everyone.
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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA
Some of the participants at Rangitoto. Beautiful wānanga with lovely memories and treasured mātauranga.

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.
He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.
Photo Credit: Keelan Walker.
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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA
We held our wānanga reo, Takahia te Whenua, on Rangitoto and followed in the footsteps of our tūpuna visiting sites of historic significance.

We shared stories of our whakapapa, iwi history, pūrākau and taonga.

We met and strengthened bonds with many of our whanaunga who contributed to, and enriched, our sharing and learning experience.

This short video is a brief glimpse into our 4 days on Rangitoto. In a few weeks we'll be releasing the full length version...

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.
He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.
Video Credit: Keelan Walker
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Amazing wānanga on Rangitoto this past weekend. ...

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Best wishes to everyone attending Takahia te Whenua this weekend. I really wish I could be there with you, and am looking forward to hearing all about it later. Arohanui. ...

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