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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

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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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 hokinga mahara ki a rātou. Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.

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We found some old pics of the concert partys that used to be held aboard the ships going between Wellington and Australia. The ships would berth at the old wharf at Moki Bay before leaving NZ, and our nannys, koros, auntys and uncles would perform kapa haka concerts on the ships.

The Rene whānau used to have their homestead there, and whānau would travel from all over the island to perform.

Can anyone name any of them?

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RONGOĀ: Kohukohu
Common name: Chickweed
Botanical Name: Stellaria media

Kohukohu was the only weed that grew on the kūmara fields. It was never harvested because it was thought to be an excellent fertiliser. Kohukohu is rich in minerals and proteins and this may account for its medicinal properties. Kohukohu is well known for being used as a poultice, an eyewash, as an expectorant, as a blood cleanser, for rheumatism, skin diseases and bruises.

Dermatological complaints: Kohukohu leaves were warmed on live embers and applied to the affected area of skin diseases.

Wounds and bruising: The following mixture was made: Harakeke root, twelve leaves from the kohukohu, five leaves of the mahoutou and plenty of water. This was then boiled, strained and cooled before drinking to treat bruises.

Kohukohu was also used for diseases of the ear. The plant was boiled and the steam that was produced was guided into the ear canal with a funnel.

Source: Māori Rongoā: Medicinal Native Plants of New Zealand. Dr Rosemary Beresford et al, Otago University School of Pharmacy

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A huge thank you to those who gave up their holidays to travel to French Pass for the Te Haeata Work Bee. The weather wasn't bad at all considering the cyclone warnings, and a lot of mahi was done over the four days of Easter.
The entire complex was weeded, vegetation trimmed, gardens cleaned, lawns mowed, windows sanded, paths water blasted, new concrete steps laid, wood stacked, and much more.
We even had manuwhiri come to Te Haeata for an impromptu visit, so a little mihi and kai was enjoyed with our guests, as well as some neat whakawhanaungatanga.
The Te Haeata Committee wish to extend their appreciation to our volunteers, and welcome whānau to attend the next one. We will keep you posted.

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Nei rā te kiriata tuatahi o tõ mātou wānanga reo ki runga o Rangitoto. Mātaki mai ki ngā wāhi, ngā taonga, ngā kõrero i tuku. Mauri ora!

Here is part 1 of a 3 part series being released over the next few weeks. It was filmed during our Takahia te Whenua wānanga reo on Rangitoto.

Noela McGregor Ammon Kātene Keelan Walker Pene Gieger Louisa Paul Greg Webber Lyman Moriarty Arthur Ngakuru Antoinette Paul Nadia Keogh Steve Kenny Kawharu Greensill Billy Wilson Anthony Patete Bill Webber Kimiora McGregor Melanie McGregor Rangikapua Rangiruhia Elkington Ngawaiehu Webber Bella Hippolite Allen Hippolite Elaine Wilson Angeline Greensill Retep Tlefofke Tracey Patete TeRina Clark George Elkington Roma N Charlotte Elkington Sheryl Elkington Lesley Jean Kotua

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E te whānau, me noho haumaru i ngā heihei a Tāwhirimātea. Kia tūpuato kōutou e haere ana i runga i ngā huarahi mō ngā rangi whakatā o te Aranga. He ao tupua kei te eke.

Please be careful on the roads this Easter holidays. This cyclone Cook looks like it has a bit of a sting to it, so remember to take care of our tamariki mokopuna, and kuia koroua.

We are expecting heavy rain and high winds here in Te Tauihu, so it may also be a good idea to check gutters and drains, and tie down trampolines.

The office will be closed over the long weekend, and will reopen on Tuesday next week. Ngā mihi

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