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RECENT KOATA PĀNUI…

Recent Koata Pānui

Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme

Ngāti Koata Trust launches the Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme - Apply Now The Ngāti Koata Group aims to preserve and pass-on knowledge from one generation to another. As part of this process we are pleased to announce the launch of our first Ngāti...

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Ngāti Koata Submissions: King Salmon Relocation

Ngāti Koata Trust Board Members Hori Elkington and Frank Hippolite gave submissions to the Marlborough Salmon Farm Relocations Advisory Panel during their independent hearings at Te Hora Marae in Canvastown on Wednesday 17 May 2017. Ngāti Koata are opposed to the...

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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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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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Kaumātua kapa haka performances at Te Papa for Matariki is live now ...

We're live for Kaumātua Kapa Haka: Day 1! Te Papa is packed out as over 500 Māori elders perform tribal waiata (songs) and haka (dance). We're going to be live-streaming all the performances across the weekend at www.tepapa.govt.nz/kapahakalive

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NGĀTI KOATA MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS
Please note: the mahi harakeke has been cancelled due to the weather. But all other activities tomorrow are still going ahead as planned.

REMEMBERING THE PAST
From 9am - Meet at Marsden Valley Cemetery (children's section) for karakia.

CELEBRATING THE PRESENT
From 1pm - Swimming at riverside. Ngāti Koata Trust will cover the entry fee for Ngāti Koata families to enjoy time together at the Pool.
Ngāti Koata have a number of passes available for their people who would like to attend.
Please remember to send through your name, numbers and whether they are adults, students, children or preschoolers and a contact number/email.
All tamariki under the age of 16 will need to have adult supervision.

CELEBRATING TOGETHER
From 5pm - Shared Kai - Please bring a shared kai to the Ngāti Koata offices and lets enjoy the movie Moana together, starting at 6pm.
Can you please let us know if you wish to join us for the shared kai/movie.

Please check our Ngāti Koata Facebook Page as any changes to our Matariki programme will be posted at 8am Saturday morning.
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MATARIKI CELEBRATION
A reminder that Ngāti Koata will celebrate Matariki this Saturday 24 June. Read below to see what we will be doing to celebrate the New Year! Nau mai Haere mai!

REMEMBERING THE PAST
9am - Meet at Marsden Valley Cemetery (children's section) for karakia. We will then proceed to visit our Ngāti Koata People who have passed on.
Over the past 2 years a number of stories/whakapapa and songs have been shared with those who have joined.
This session will finish at ANZAC PARK where the ode will be read.
Followed by a hot drink.
Please come prepared with gumboots or suitable footwear and something to keep you warm.

CELEBRATING THE PRESENT
1pm - Swimming at Riverside. Ngāti Koata Trust will cover the entry fee for Ngāti Koata families to enjoy time together at the pool. We have a number of passes available to those who attend.
Please send through your name, numbers and whether they are adults, students, children or preschoolers and a contact number/email.
All tamariki under the age of 16 will need to have adult supervision.

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
From 1-3pm - There will also be a team who will be cleaning the pā harakeke o Naomi. If you would like to help we will see you there.
Please come prepared with gumboots, a stanley knife and gloves.

CELEBRATING TOGETHER
5pm - Shared Kai - Please bring a shared kai to the Ngāti Koata Trust Office and lets enjoy the movie Moana together, starting at 6pm.
Can you please let us know if you wish to join us for the shared kai/movie.
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MAHI WAHIA
He mihi nunui ki ngā ringa raupā i otia ngā rākau i te ata nei. He mahi rangatira mõ ā tātou kaumātua.

A huge thank you to our ringa raupā for your mahi today splitting and stacking the wood. The job for this season is now finished and our kaumātua will be warm in their homes thanks to your efforts. Kia ora rā.

Every year Ngāti Koata receives a cultural allocation of logs from Tasman Pine who lease our forestry land. This wood is chopped, split and taken to our kaumātua by volunteers from the iwi.

L-R: Ratapu Hippolite, Manaaki Walker, Cameron Mitchell, Kingi Paul, Noela McGregor, Louisa Paul, Pene Gieger, Santana Mackey, Parekura Walker, Matt Hippolite; Lonae Paul ki mua; Ammon Kātene ki muri te kamera
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NELSON PUBLIC LIBRARIES MATARIKI PROGRAMME

1. MAI TE WHENUA KI TE MOANA - Cooking Demonstration with Wayne DeuxBerry
Cooking Demonstration, (Mai te whenua ki te moana) ’From the ocean to the land’ with Wayne DeuxBerry (Masterchef Extraordinaire)
Kindly sponsored by NZKS. Wayne has worked in top restaurants throughout the world. He is an avid hunter gatherer with years of experience in creating gourmet delights with wild foods. Wayne will be preparing and cooking local foods from the forest, ocean and river to tantalise your taste buds.
Angels Trio will also be present to assist with distribution of food portions and to share their success with catering for hungry families.
Date: Wednesday 21 June
Time: 11.30am - 1pm

2. KAWAKAWA PPREPARATION AND USE with Noelene Hemi
Learn methods of preparation and uses for Kawakawa with Noelene Hemi.
Noelene is an experienced local ‘Traditional Rongoa Māori Adviser’ with a vast amount of experience and expertise in working with New Zealand native and endemic species of flora and fauna.
Date: Wednesday 21 June
Time: 1-2pm

3. MATARIKI TALK with Cindy Batt
Learn more about the origins of Matariki , the different star names, legends and what it means to Māori. This is a presentation based on combined knowledge of Māori astronomers.
Date: Thursday 29 June
Time: 12.30-1.30

All three events will be at the Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson.
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WHAI MAHI: Pirihimana
The Government has announced a significant increase in Police Officers over the next four years.

In response to this the Nelson Police are holding a recruitment event in July.

There are going to be Police staff from all work groups there to give people a better idea of the different opportunities within Police.

This is a good opportunity to increase Maori, Pacifica and other ethnic minorities in the Police.

Date: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Location: Tahunanui Convention Centre, Tahunanui Motor Camp
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RANGATAHI WĀNANGA REO
He putanga whakamutunga mō ngā toenga whakaahua o te wānanga reo.

Nei rātou ko ngā rangatahi ko ngā pākeke hoki e mahipuku ana ki Te Haeata. I whakatō huarākau, i whakapai papa whenua rātou.

He kohinga whaaahua anō hoki mō te ataahua o te wāhi i kapohia e mātou i ā mātou i reira.

Tēnā kōutou rangatahi, pākeke mā! He wānanga whakamau ki te rae.
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RANGATAHI WĀNANGA REO
He maha ngā whakaahua o te wānanga reo i tū ki Anarū. Ngākau titikaha ana rātou ki te tū Māori, ki te tū Ngāti Koata. Ko mātou tērā e whakahī ana i ā kōutou, ngā rangatira mō āpōpō! Mauri ora ki te iwi!
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TE WAIPOUNAMU FESTIVAL 2017
Pencil in the following dates for the Waipounamu Festival this year. The proposed date is Saturday 30 September 2017, at the Lincoln Events Centre in Christchurch.

The sections will be:
Kohanga 0 -7 years,
Junior 5 - 12 years,
Intermediate 13 - 18 years (still at school), and
Senior/Whānau all ages.

Kohanga, Junior and Intermediate will be competitive, Senior/Whānau will be non-competitive.

Te Waipounamu Festival is open to all kapa haka including schools. If you are interested in participating email info@waitahacc.co.nz for a registration form.
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RANGATAHI WĀNANGA REO
Nei ngētehi atu whakaahua ō ā tātou rangatahi e wānanga ana e ako ana ki runga o Rangitoto. I tunu kai rātou mā te ahi pērā ki te paraoa damper me te rawaru, me ngā kai o te puhi.

I tākaro hoki rātou i te whutupōro me te kohimuhimu Tiainamana. He haka, he taiaha anō hoki ā rātou mahi.

He rangi paki, erangi i raro i te maru o te maunga mātou mō te rangi katoa. Ahakoa te makariri, mahana noa mātou i te taha o te ahi.
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