The Mauri Ora (cultural) pillar is a critical kaupapa and focusses on our identity as Ngāti Rārua. History, whakapapa, waiata, tikanga and kawa specific to Ngāti Rārua will be explored, debated and celebrated as part of an ongoing series of wānanga and engagement with iwi members. Through our cultural strategy we hope our members will identify proudly as Ngāti Rārua because they will be strong in their Ngāti Rāruatanga. Please find below our mauri ora posts.
Congratulations to Ngāti Rārua Atiawa Iwi Trust (NRAIT) owners Renee Thomas and Delane Luke who graduated last week from the University of Canterbury.
In late March kaumātua from across Te Tauihu gathered together at the Vintner’s Hotel in Wairau for a wānanga on sites of significance To Ngāti Rārua.
Expressions of interest wanted Since November 2020, Te Kāhui Mātauranga have been working on understanding what kōrero tuku iho (narratives of significance)
Tēnā anō hoki e te whānau, Whānau may be aware of media coverage of a meeting of the Tai o Poutini Plan
Ngā iwi Māori in Te Tauihu have taken a major step along the recovery path with the appointment of a new operations manager for Covid-19 response.
Get the new academic year off to a flying start: Take advantage of the new scholarship $1000 scholarship from NMIT, which will be matched by Ngāti Rārua to bring the total to $2000.
No matter which programme of study you enrol into- Te Puna Manaaki (Māori Learner Support Services) are available to assist you with your journey.
Some of our trustees and representatives took a hikoi during their January hui to help officially open the refurbished Freeman’s cottage.
Tania Kura has been appointed a Deputy Commissioner in the New Zealand Police – making history as the first female sworn officer to achieve that rank.
Another taonga viewed by the board in Mohua recently was the Anaweka waka. Discovered by local resident Tony Nicholls in 2011, the 6.2m section is believed to be part of a sophisticated and much larger sailing vessel.
Mauri ora: Last week the trustees and senior staff visited Te Waikoropupū during the start-of-year strategic hui.
This is a summary of a staff trip to Ōtaki and Whanganui-a-tara in December 2020.