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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

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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Tēnā rā kōutou katoa e te whānau o Ngāti Koata   The Trust Board would like to give its thanks and appreciation to the iwi for taking part in the recent hui and taking up the opportunity for voting on the restructure and amendments to the deed.   The result has shown...

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Live Facebook Feed!

There will be a registrations and information evening for Kia Ngāwari this Thursday 19 October at the Ngāti Koata Trust office, from 6-7pm. We will be preparing for the Te Tauihu regional kapa haka competitions next year.

Nau mai haere mai e te tī e te tā.

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There is a fantastic opportunity for 2 Ngāti Koata people to visit Takapourewa for 3- 4 days early in November the week of the 6th.

It will be a full on trip supporting some of the work that is being carried out on the Island for the duration.

Like any other trip to the Island it is weather dependant and you will need to be flexible with the dates.

If you would like to be considered for this trip please email louisa@ngatikoata.com by Friday the 20th of October (This Friday)

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NGĀ KUPU NŌ PARIHI Texts from Brazil

We have a beautiful pukapuka we would like to give away to a loving home. It was published by the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, and is about the indigenous people of Brazil. It is in both Māori and English, and its an absolute gem!

To go into the draw to win this pukapuka, simply Like and Share this post. We will draw the winning name at 10am on Rātū 24 Whiringa a Nuku. Wepua e kare mā!

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PALE HISTORY: Suter Art Gallery

On 17 June 1843 twenty six people perished in the Wairau Valley. Violently clashing over land rights, this was the first major confrontation between Māori and colonials since the 1840 signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.

Nelson artist Sally Burton has approached The Wairau Incident as a three dimensional history painting. The monochromatic figures, constructed from found wood and draped in delaminated tapa cloth, are strong, cunning, raw, frail, passionate, evocative and ambitious. Burton freezes the figures in the moment that ignited conflict. Through this installation, and the inclusion of contextual artwork, Burton allows viewers to stop and reflect on the path that led to this violent confrontation and where it has taken us as a nation.

The Opening is on Saturday 4 November, with formalities beginning at 5pm.

The exhibition will be running from 4 November 2017 – 11 March 2018.

Sally Burton will be giving an artist talk 2pm Saturday 11 November.

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Thank you so much to everyone who helped us bid farewell to our father Wahanui Tupaea Elkington. We are overwhelmed by the support and love. Thank you so much for loving our father the fondest love, aloha and aroha to everyone. Until we meet again....... ...

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A quick squizz through the October 1970 edition of the Nelson Photo News revealed two interesting pictures...

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