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Ngāti Koata Iwi Pānui

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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…...

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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....

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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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Kia Ngāwari arrived in Hastings yesterday and had their põwhiri at Mangaroa Marae where they are staying.

Today was the põwhiri for all the rôpū kapa haka o te motu. There were beautiful speeches and waiata exposing our whānau to some seriously awesome kawa. Our lot looked very smart in their travel uniforms too.

It is the first time Kia Ngāwari will be performing at Te Matatini since 1994 in Hāwera. It is also the first time many of the performers will be on stage at a nationals.

Two more days till Kia Ngāwari perform, and the excitement, nerves and anticipation are building. We are all extremely proud of each and every one of you representing our iwi and our rohe. Kia kaha. Kia maia. Kia manawa nui. Kia ngāwari.

Here are some pictures of them practising back home before travelling up to Heretaunga Hastings.

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Our kapa haka group Kia Ngāwari were on Te Karere today during their preparations for the national competitions at Te Matatini. Wā kõutou ataahua hoki! Me he manu korihi.

Click here to view their interviews and a sneak preview of their waiata...

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RONGOA: Tātarāmoa
Common name: Bush Lawyer
Botanical name: Rubus cissoids

Origin and general information: Tatarāmoa is a vine that is found in bushy areas throughout Aotearoa. The origin of the common name comes from its ability to cling onto anyone that brushes up against it. Tātarāmoa translates to “a heap of prickles” and refers to the thousands of backwards pointing spikes that the plants uses to grow upwards against the side of the trees. The plant has unfavourable handling properties and can often prick skin. Despite all this, it was valuable for rongoa, especially for women.

Respiratory complaints: An infusion of the leaves was drunk to help alleviate congestion of the chest and could also suppress coughs and sore throats.

Gastrointestinal complaints: The young leaves were chewed and swallowed for internal stomach pain. The bark was boiled and the liquid taken by mouth to help ease pain associated with constipation. Tātarāmoa roots were also mashed and boiled in water before being taken by mouth to treat intestinal parasites.

Pregnancy: Women who had recently given birth bathed in tātarāmoa leaves along with the leaves of mangeao and kōtukutuku. The root of the tātarāmoa was also used in a decoction that was drunk to expel the placenta. The leaves were used to heat stones that were in turn used to alleviate pain associated with childbirth.

Dermatological complaints: The roots of tātarāmoa were cooked with tea and whiskey and added to hot water. The liquid was bathed in for the treatment of boils, abcesses and septic infections.

Genitourinary complaints: The vine of the tātarāmoa, along with harakeke (flax) root and karamū were boiled and taken by mouth for the treatment of urinary and menstruation flow difficulties.

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Ngāti Koata Trust Environmental Manager Jarom Hippolite and family, and the Trust General Manager and family, went over to Golden Bay last week to assist with the 416 beached pilot whales. There were also many other whānau from Ngāti Koata there who went to awhi the upokohue.

We are currently building up a register of people who are interested in being involved in such projects. If you are interested, please contact Jarome at jarome@ngatikoata.com, ring us in the office on 5481639, or come on up to the office for a coffee and a chat. We would like to build up a network of iwi volunteers who can be contacted to awhi.

E mihi ana ki ā kōutou katoa i awhi ngā upokohue ki Onetāhua. He mahi pāpōuri, erangi he mahi manawanui.

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Our kaumātua held a mihi whakatau for the new rangers for Takapourewa today. Scott and Sandy Van Leeuwen will be taking up their new posting on the island tomorrow.

It was a neat opportunity to meet ā kanohi and to share our hononga to the island, tuatara and other endemic species, with them.

DOC manager, and whanaunga, Johnny Joseph was also present to manaaki his new staff members.

We wish Scott and Sandy well on their posting to Takapourewa, and look forward to working with you both in the future.

And while we're on the topic, Mike is coming off Takapourewa next week after three months as a relief ranger there. By all accounts he has done a fantastic job, and the DOC staff have been very pleased with his mahi.

Choice one Mike 😀 We've had only awesome feedback on your mahi there. Ka pai you 😀

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Nominations to the Lottery Grants Board

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Peter Dunne, is seeking nominations from suitably qualified candidates to be considered for the appointment as a member of the Lottery Grants Board.

Functions of the Board
The Board is a statutory body established under the Gambling Act 2003. The Boards primary function is to determine the proportions in which the profits of New Zealand lotteries are allocated over $200 million in the 2015-2016 year. It also gives strategic policy direction to the Lottery distribution committees.
The Board generally meets for two hours, three to four times a year. The three community appointed members also have a Board liaison function with Lottery distribution committee and each may attend up to eight Lottery distribution committee meetings per year. The national meetings are mainly based in Wellingon. However, there may be additional travel to regional Lottery distribution committee meetings. There are 11 regional committees based throughout New Zealand. These range from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Community members are expected to provide support to approximately seven committees and provide feedback to the Board.

Skills and Attributes
Ideally, members should bring some or all of the following attributes to the Board:
*demonstrated experience in the community and voluntary sector;
*Māori representation;
*financial literacy; and
*business acumen.
In this appointment round, the Minister is particularly seeking:
*Māori representation; and
*demonstrated experience in the community and voluntary sector

Applications are due 5pm, Wednesday 8 February 2017

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