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ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SGM VOTE

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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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA - TAIAO
He kohinga whakaahua o tō tātou wānanga ki runga o Rangitoto. Koianei ngā wāhi i tae atu e mātou.

Here is a collection of pictures of the places we visited during our wānanga.

On the second day of our wānanga we packed up early and traveled back down to Kapowai to jump on uncle Lindsay and uncle Bills boats, the Elusive and Te Aumiti.

We traveled up to Whareātea first and on the way ran into two pods of aihe who put on a spectacular show for us! At Whareātea we heard stories about the School House that stood there and was then taken down to Catherines Cove. We also heard about where many of our tūpuna had their homes and what life was like for them there.

We carried on to Te Mārua (old pā) and Tīnui Island where even more stories were shared about our tūpuna. The swells were a little too high to allow us to land there, but we got a good look anyway.

From there we went to Haukawakawa (Catherines Cove) where we heard a multitude of stories and collected kuku (mussels) for our dinner.

Haere tonu atu mātou ki Te Karaka (Lucky Bay) where we met up with Andrew who paddled out to our waka with his collection of taonga pakohe found around the Kotua property.

We then went to Ngāmuka where the Tuku took place between Ngāti Koata and Ngāti Kuia. We then crossed through Te Aumitimiti (French Pass) and carried on to Ohana and Hautai on the south end of the island.

Some of our crew went ashore to either Hautai or Ohana, while others swam or rowed around.

After returning to our accommodation at the Community Hall we started a wānanga session on our waiata tawhito. This was an interesting exercise not just whakapākehā, but whakamārama as well. Translating is only half the job! There was some very interesting kōrero and whakaaro from this session.

Much thanks to our kaihautū and kaikauwhau. Another thoroughly enjoyable day.

Again, we slept soundly that night albeit with a choir singing all night long, way out of tune, and not always in harmony!

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.

He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.

Photo Credits: I tahae some pics off all of you, so credit goes to everyone.
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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA - TĀNGATA
He kohinga whakaahua o tō tātou wānanga ki runga o Rangitoto mō Takahia te Whenua. He mihi nui ki ā kōutou i tae atu ki tō tātou wānanga. Nā kōutou i whakanui te kaupapa me te mauri. I tū kaha te mana te ihi te wehi me te whanaungatanga i waenga i ā tātou, ki ō tātou mātua tūpuna, tō tātou nei reo rangatira, tae noa hoki ki tō tātou whenua ataahua.

Here is a collection of pictures of our people who all attended the Takahia te Whenua wānanga reo on Rangitoto. We had participants representing many whānau including Pātete, Kawharu, Elkington, Wirihana, Walker, Rapana, Hippolite, Kotua, Rei and Horomona families.

On the first day, after travelling, we jumped straight into wānanga mode starting off with our whanaungatanga and whakatau mauri.

Following that, uncle Allen took us through the whakapapa. We had the opportunity to learn, kōrero about, and show our connections to one another on whakapapa charts.

Then aunty Angeline ran us through a kōrero about Ngāti Koata history up in Kawhia, Aotea and Whaingaroa.

Following this, Louisa and Ammon facilitated a kōrero about the Heke from Kawhia to Taranaki, Kapiti and Rangitoto, and the Tuku to Ngāti Koata.

Anthony then spoke about Rangitoto post colonisation and the effects of the Māori Land Court.

Aubrey and Gus from the Department of Conservation then gave a kōrero about their mahi on the island, their relationship with the iwi, and the restoration project at Moawhitu.

And that was just the first day! So much kōrero and ako had us begging for moe after all that.

Ngā mihi ki ngā kaikauwhau me ō kōutou tāpaetanga ki tō tātou wānanga. Reka te kōrero.

Ko te kai a te rangatira he kōrero, ko te wai a te rangatira he wānanga, ko te mahi a te rangatira he ranga i te tira. Tēnā kōutou me ō kōutou kōrero, ō kōutou wānanga, ō kōutou rangaranga. Mihi atu.

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.

He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.

Photo Credits: I tahae some pics off all of you, so credit goes to everyone.
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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA
Some of the participants at Rangitoto. Beautiful wānanga with lovely memories and treasured mātauranga.

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.
He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.
Photo Credit: Keelan Walker.
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TAKAHIA TE WHENUA
We held our wānanga reo, Takahia te Whenua, on Rangitoto and followed in the footsteps of our tūpuna visiting sites of historic significance.

We shared stories of our whakapapa, iwi history, pūrākau and taonga.

We met and strengthened bonds with many of our whanaunga who contributed to, and enriched, our sharing and learning experience.

This short video is a brief glimpse into our 4 days on Rangitoto. In a few weeks we'll be releasing the full length version...

Nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te pūtea tautoko.
He hinonga nā Kia Whakatū te Reo - te rautaki reo o Ngāti Koata.
Video Credit: Keelan Walker
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Amazing wānanga on Rangitoto this past weekend. ...

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Best wishes to everyone attending Takahia te Whenua this weekend. I really wish I could be there with you, and am looking forward to hearing all about it later. Arohanui. ...

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