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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

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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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 Women’s...

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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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Live Facebook Feed!

We all love our kai, and we all love to share a meal with whānau. So help us out! We are putting together a puka tohutao (recipe book) for the iwi.

Do you like motumotu's (doughboys) in your boil up? Do you change your tītī (muttonbird) water? Is wenoweno (pumpkin leaves) yummier than puha? How do you keep your rewana bug alive?

Looking for the most reka recipes for ika mara (raw fish), paraoa parai (fry bread), keke tiamana (german chocolate cake), pokepoke (golden syrup dumplings), anything you like. Send us your favourite recipe to share with the iwi in our puka tohutao.

Its a wonderful opportunity for you to get them to cook you a kai; and for you to help them out, learn a trick or two, and enjoy a kai together. Plus we get to pinch some recipes!

One recipe per person please, with a photo of you preparing the kai with your nanny or koro, and a picture of their kai. We will pick the top 20 recipes to go into our puka tohutao.

Please send us your recipe and your photos to pa@ngatikoata.com. Karawhiua!

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Call for Nomination to Fill Extraordinary Vacancy:
The Ngāti Koata Trust (the Trust) manages the settlement assets of the Ngāti Koata community and is governed by 7 trustees. An extraordinary vacancy has arisen on the Trust following the recent resignation of Anthony Pātete and the Trust now seek candidates to fill that vacancy.

The nomination period is now open and closes at 12 noon on Friday 9 February 2018. Candidate nominations must be made on the official form available from the Returning Officer by phoning 0800 666 040, emailing nominations@electionz.com or from the Trust office, 137 Vickerman Street, Nelson.

Each nomination form must be signed by one registered and verified adult member of the Trust as well as the candidate. Candidates must also submit a profile statement and photograph with their nomination paper. Details about the election process
are included on an information sheet, available with the nomination forms.

New Registrations:
The Trust also invites anyone who has not already enrolled, aged 18 years and over and with the appropriate whakapapa, to apply to be included on the Trust’s register.

Further Information:
Further information on the election process, including the confirmed candidates will be available at www.ngatikoata.com from 12 February 2018.

Anthony Morton
Returning Officer - Ngāti Koata Trust
0800 666 040 or iro@electionz.com

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We are so pleased to share some of the fabulous pictures whānau have sent us of their visits to Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in Tāmaki Makaurau. We hope you all enjoyed your haerenga to see and learn more about our tuatara, and all the other kararehe.

Thank you to Kelly Tarlton's for the wonderful opportunity that was extended to our people to experience your fantastic facility.

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6160 Croisilles- French Pass Road
French Pass, Marlborough Sounds

Cosy, sunny 2 bedroom home with a third room that could be used as a bedroom or home office. Internal bath/toilet. External shower/laundry. External second toilet. Decent sized kitchen and lounge with a sky satellite dish and a log fire for those cooler evenings. Private yard with a garden shed. Basement garage with storage and workshop area. Close to the beach, and all local amenities.

Fixed Term Tenancy for 12 months. Pets negotiable.
Rent: $300pw
2 weeks rent in advance plus GST and a bond of 2 weeks rent applies.

Property viewing is scheduled for Saturday 27 January from 10am to 2pm.

This pānui has been authorised by the Te Haeata Working Group.

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The Trust office has now reopened for 2018, and we would like to wish everyone a warm and happy start to the year.

Please remember that the doors are always open (well, between 9-5 anyway) and the jug is always hot.

He mihi mahana ki ā koutou katoa

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Nei ngā whakaritenga mō te marae mō tēnei mārama...

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With recent rainfall and more predicted for the coming days, Tasman Pine Forests have announced that the risk of fire is low enough for registered hunters to safely be in the forest lands again.

Access has been allowed for permitted users as well (the mountain bikes and walkers), so you will encounter others in the forest.

Forest staff have returned to work so you may meet the occasional vehicle in some areas as they attend to essential maintenance or carry out security patrols.

Tasman Pine Forests and Ngāti Koata Trust would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their understanding and support during the time of restricted access.

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The office has closed for the year, and will reopen on Monday 8 January. We would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stay safe on the roads; slip slop slap; and be water wise!

Kia ora koutou katoa

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