Tuhia ki te rangi, tuhia ki te whenua, tuhia ki te ngakau o nga tangata
Ko te mea nui ko te aroha
Tihei Mauri Ora!
NANNY JOAN RETIRES AFTER 20 YEAR IN TE KOHANGA REO
FACE BOOK UPDATES
UPDATE ON FRENCH PASS RESIDENCE
TE HAEATA WORK BEE
TE HAEATA GALA
ELECTION OF OFFICES
TE TAU IHU IWI OPPOSE RECREATIONAL FISHING PARK IN THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
We would like to thank everyone featured in this pānui for allowing us to celebrate and acknowledge you.
AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF DEDICATING HER LIFE TO KIA TAU TE RANGIMARIE TE KOHANGA REO, NANNY JOAN RETIRES.
Congratulations Aunty Joan on an amazing career. I am sure that the influence you have had on the many tamariki that have come into your care will allow them to flourish and thrive.
Welcome to retirement, as many Ngāti Koata kaumatua have experienced it will be a very busy time for you. Enjoy the time you can now dedicate more to your whānau and more importantly yourself and the many exciting opportunities that are waiting for you.
Stuff.co.nelson ran an article on Nanny Joan, please click on the link below to read this
We would like to welcome Nanny Joan to the Trust as she will be training a delivering the IYP for parents programme as one of our facilitators.
Ka mau te wehi. Photo and article credit- http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/83854989/Nelson-woman-retires-after-decades-teaching-te-reo
Please click here to read the article.
We would like to welcome Joanie Wilson to the Ngāti Koata Trust board.
Joanie is the daughter of Nanny Joan and hails from Te Kotua whakapapa.
Nau mai haere mai e te whanaunga ki te Poari O Ngāti Koata.
More about Joanie
Her Qualifications, training and experience include:
BtchLn – Early Childhood; Postgrad Education – Poutahu Whakaakorango; Tamariki Ora Well Child tohu – Plunket NZ; Incredible Years Teachers Positive Behaviour Programme; Facilitator of Incredible Years for Parents; Facilitator of SELO programme alongside Louisa.
Joanie is the Kaiārahi Māori for theNelson Tasman Kindergartens and her passion is Māori being successful as Māori to achieve and reach their full potential. She will provide the Trust board with knowledge to support this overall vision and goal. To achieve this requires belief, commitment from both treaty partners to exercise their roles and responsibilities in ensuring they work together.
CHECK OUT THIS CHEEKY FULLAH !
Congratulations to Daedae who just finished repping his School the rohe and all of his Iwi at the recent Ngā manu kōrero National speech competitions in Whangarei earlier this week. We think you are awesome and we look forward to the many contributions and successes you will have as you progress into young adulthood. Photo credit: David de Thierry
KIA NGĀWARI practices for Matatini are in full flight with up to 60 in attendance at any one noho. The age range of the group is as diverse as the many Iwi represented in it. It is an absolute pleasure to watch the growth and development of every performer who is bidding for a position in the 40 member competition team. A huge mihi to the tutors who tirelessly give of their efforts to prepare the team for this auspicious occasion. These practices are attended by a number of our kaumātua who give their moral support and knowledge to assisting the group towards a successful noho. The kai that comes out of the kitchen in abundance keeps the team fuelled and raring to go. Four of the groups performers travel in from Whangarei, Hamilton and Porirua to support the kaupapa. This is awe inspiring and a huge mihi goes to them for making that commitment. Thank you to the many who work in the background.
It is an exciting time for Ngāti Koata as Kapahaka has been attributed towards supporting the revitalisation of Te Reo me ōnā tikanga for a people. As you will understand the practices can not be recorded and shared with whānau as Kia Ngāwari are preparing for the Te Matatini National Kapahaka competitions in Heretaunga 2017.
Below are a few of the images we were allowed to capture for your enjoyment.
Te Matatini tickets can be purchased by visiting this website https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2017/feb/te-matatini-national-kapa-haka-festival-2017. or click here
If you are a kaumatua and have a gold card Te Matatini have an early bird special of $45 for the four days of competition. You must have a gold card and only one ticket can be purchased at a time.
This ticket gets you into the Kaumatua tent where you will be well looked after including catering.
If you do not have a gold card, you have time to get one.
If you have not visited our face book page please make sure you do !. CLICK HERE to visit our page. This is the forum that our communication Officer posts current information pertaining to our people and our places. Over the past couple of weeks he has been running a series of local Māori place name posts which have been very informative. Below are a few examples of this work.
Kei raro a Kōpūtīraha i te hiwi a Pikimai e hora nā. He wāhi mōmona, he wāhi mahinga kai i ngā wā ō nehe, haumako mō te kohi kai i te awa pērā ki te tuna te kōkopu me te kēwai. Haumako anō hoki mō ngā hua ā Tāne pērā ki te toitoi, te tawa, te tōtara, te matai me te kaikōmako. Nā ēnei hua, kīkī rawa a Kōpūtīraha i te manu. Ngaro katoa ēnei rauemi inaianei. Ka tū te taone matua o Whakatū whānui ki runga ki a Kōpūtīraha inaianei.
The area the Nelson central business district is located on is called Kōpūtīraha. It was once a food gathering area with the river and haven providing both salt and freshwater kai; fertile soil providing crops; and a plentiful bush cover providing birds, berries and rongoa.
Kei tua a Pikimai i a Kōpūtīraha. He puke tirowhanga, he pā Māori ō mua. Muri iho i te tārukenga ki Tuamarino i te tau 1843 i hanga pā e te Kamupene o Niu Tireni ki runga o Pikimai. E tū atu ana te whare karakia Mihinare inaianei.
Pikimai, also known as Church Hill, overlooks the central business district of Nelson. It was the site of Fort Arthur before a cathedral was built on the site. Christ Church Cathedral is now one of Nelson's most recognisable landmarks.
HOROIRANGI: Kei Horoirangi tētehi wāhi tapu ki ā Ngāti Koata i kiia nei ko Ngā Urukehu. Nā Matiu Te Mako i tapaina mō te harakeke i tupu ki reira. He whero te tai o te harakeke pērā ki tō Matiu makawe. Nā te whārite ki ōna makawe ka tapu te wāhi. I reira ia i te wā o te takahi whenua whai atu i te Tuku.
Horoirangi is a steep rocky stretch of coastline where the rocks from Te Tahuna a Kereopa (Boulder Bank) originate from. A marine reserve now covers the coastal area. Matiu Te Mako, a chief of Ngāti Koata, passed through this area during the Walk after the Tuku and named places through this area.
UPDATE ON THE FRENCH PASS NURSES RESIDENCE -As taken from the Ngāti Koata face book page. Thank you all for your comments, emails and kōrero in regards to the possible purchasing of this residence. It certainly has been exciting to have so much feedback.
The Board discussed the Nurses Residence at their August meeting , and have decided to register an Expression of Interest on the property. It is not a decision to purchase at this stage. That decision would be dependent on due diligence over the property, such as LIM and inspection reports etc. The Expression of Interest will prevent the Crown from placing the property on the open market until we decide if we want it or not.
The possible purchase of this property through the Right of First Refusal clause in our Treaty Settlement is an opportunity to further our ipukareatanga, and will not affect the possible purchase of properties in any other part of our rohe.
WORK BEE Thank you to all those that came down to the working bee and volunteered your time and energy towards making Te Haeata a better place for our people. The workers felled trees, chopped wood, cleared over and under growth, weeded gardens, created a new walkway, scrubbed ovens, sanded walls, fixed the clothesline, removed rubbish and ate beautiful kai all weekend! We were blessed with beautiful weather and great company all weekend which made working more enjoyable.
There are some finishing touches to be made on some of the work that was started, but all in all so much was achieved.
Our Kaumatua doing the hard yards. Top- Aunty Ngāwai, Aunty Joanne making the gardens beautiful. Right: Uncle John making the gardens pretty. Middle - Aunty Lovey stacking wood. Right: Uncle Joe raking leaves. Bottom- Uncle Bill loading the hydrangeas for disposal. Right: Aunty Tiro and Aunty Rosemary taking time out from keeping the team fed Photo credit- Ngāti Koata face book page
Working hard or hardly working ??? DEFINATELY working hard Top - Lonae and Mason prepping the boarding for the concrete work Middle - Have you heard of shovel leaners? Ammon and Cameron looking good handsome for the camera. Right: Darcy and Mason smoothing the concrete on the new pathway between the houses. Bottom- Aunty Ngāwai, Sophia and Santana helping to clear the scrub. Right: Regan, Shay, Hauora and Paeroa clearing away the shrubs. Photo credit- Ngāti Koata face book page
TE HAEATA COMMITTEE The committee is made up of the following representative groups.
Two from the Kaumatua council
Two from He Kupu reanga
Two from the Ahi Kaa - Rangitoto/French Pass
Two elected representatives.
This committee currently meets every third Tuesday of the month from 1pm up here at the Ngāti Koata Trust Offices.
Thick as thieves. Who best to have responsible for the developments of Te Haeata than these three who have been responsible for many of our taonga species. Lonae, Pene and Noela. Photo credit- Pene Gieger
No committee would be complete without the wisdom, patience and humility that our kaumatua bring. Thank you Aunty Joanne, Uncle Noho, Aunty Ngāwai and Aunty Tiro for all your hard work.
The committee would like to welcome it's newest representative to the Te Haeata committee Susan Tawaka. Susan is the second representative from He Kupu Reanga.
Photo credit: Susan Tawaka
There are many other people who support the committee to achieve the many initiatives, events and plans they have for Te Haeata
REMINDER:Te Haeata Strategic planning hui. When: this coming weekend Starts 4pm Friday September 31st and finishes Sunday 1pm. Where: Te Haeata
For catering and accommodation purposes please RSVP to email@example.com.
TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST. PLEASE BOOK YOUR SEAT FOR THIS DELICIOUS BREAKFAST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO YOU DO NOT MISS OUT. Bookings and payments can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS FOR THE CATCH AND COOK 9:30am TRIP HAVE ALL BEEN SOLD !
THANK YOU 'ANARU CHARTERS' FOR ORGANISING A SECOND TRIP AT 12PM - PLEASE GET IN QUICK TO BOOK YOUR SEAT.
TICKETS SELLING FAST LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THE STEADFAST SAIL EXPERIENCE. PLEASE GET IN QUICK TO SECURE YOUR PLACE !
BOOKINGS: Bookings for the Breakfast, Catch and Cook and the Sail on the Steadfast need to be communicated to the Office by calling 03-5481369 or emailing email@example.com.
A Master list will be available on the GALA day. This list confirms your BOOKING on one or all of the above events.
Reminder: Seats are limited, so if you plan on waiting till the 8th we can not guarantee that a seat will be available for you.
PAYMENTS: Payments can only be made in cash to the office 137 Vickerman St Nelson OR made on the day at the Gala, a stall will be identified to receive these.
We have received a number of enquiries regarding accommodation at French Pass. Accommodation is very limited as it is a small coastal community. Below are a few options for your whānau to investigate if you are looking at staying the night.
- French Pass campgrounds - contact number is:03 576 5298 or book online @ http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/book-online/?op=departme75&pid=8137
- French Pass Sea Safaris - http://www.seasafaris.co.nz/
- Book a bach -https://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/French-Pass.asp
Te Haeata is still available for Ngāti Koata people who intend on travelling down early or plan on leaving the next day.
Please be aware that if you are staying Friday night you will need to be up early Saturday morning to pack up and clean up the whare so we are ready for the day.
Te Haeata will be utilised by the committee for the GALA events on Saturday.
The top house will be designated for Kaumatua and whānau with young babies.
Please indicate if you are wanting to stay at Te Haeata as accommodation here too is limited to firstname.lastname@example.org
WATER There will be a water drinking station available on the day. However we ask that you bring your own water bottles.
Ngāti Koata AGM When: Saturday November the 5th 2016 Time: Begins at 9am Where: Whakatū Marae Nau mai haere mai.
PROJECT KIMI A message from our database team.
Kimiora McGregor has been working hard to ensure we have your correct details.
If you are eligible to vote (18+ and either registered or have had your whakapapa verified here at the office) paper work for Board Elections and Resolutions will be sent out to you on the 26th September 2016.
To receive voting papers in the post we need to have your DATE OF BIRTH and your CORRECT POSTAL ADDRESS.
If you are unsure or you have any queries about your details, registrations or voting, PM Kimiora on Facebook, flick her an email: email@example.com or ring her at the Trust Office +64 354 81639. For more information on the Ngāti Koata Trust beneficiary registration and voting please click here.
ELECTION OF OFFICES
Nominations for the 2016 Trustee election closed at 12 noon on Friday 5 August 2016 with five nominations received for the two vacancies on the Trust from:
ELKINGTON, Lindssy Tahuaroa
MORGAN, Holly Raima
SOLOMON, Mark Arana
An election is therefore required and will be conducted by postal and internet voting. Voter packs, together with information about the candidates will be sent to all registered and verified adult members of the Trust from Monday 26 September 2016. Any member who does not receive a voting document or requires a replacement should ring the election helpline on 0800 666 045.
Voting will close on Saturday 5 November 2016.
Returning Officer – Ngāti Koata and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trusts
0800 666 045
The Ngāti Koata Trust (NKT) and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust Boards (TPNKT) seek letters of application for the following role:
Resources Advisor – Human Resources Committee, Ngāti Koata Group
The Human Resources (HR) Advisor must have a bachelor’s degree in HR Management or similar relevant tertiary qualification, or at least 5+ years HR and employment relations experience. You will also be familiar with relevant legislation, organisational policy, and Tikanga Māori. The position is part of the HR Committee accountable to the NK and TPNKT boards. As an independent member of this Committee you will help the Boards to perform and uphold its HR responsibilities to the Group, including the oversight, review, monitoring, and evaluation of HR-related matters included, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, appointment, induction, performance, management, exit, and dismissal practices. The Committee meets as and when required, with at least one hui of two hours duration held every month and/or around one to two hours preparatory work and/or separate advice. A remuneration package of $120 per hour is offered for the position, up to a maximum $5000 per annum. It is expected that the successful applicant will be based in Nelson. Interested applicants may request a Position Description which includes a copy each of the Expression of Interest for Appointment form to be completed by the applicant and the HR Committee’s terms of reference. Interested applicants may then submit an Expression of Interest form and, if they chose, a covering letter applying for the position, along with a current CV, including referees and any other information considered to be relevant. These should be sent by post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than 4pm, 30 September 2016. All applicants will be notified of receipt of their application within two business days and will receive a letter advising the outcome of the written application within two weeks of the close off date.
PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION
There is a part time administrative position available at the Ngāti Koata Trust office. We would like to have this position filled by Monday the 3rd of October 2016.
If you would like to know more please pop into the office with your CV and share with us your skills, passion and abilities.
You can also send your CV to email@example.com
OPPORTUNITY: DOC PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER, Nelson (Full Time)
The Department of Conservation is the central government agency that is charged with managing New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage on behalf of all New Zealanders. The Department’s vision is that New Zealand is ‘the greatest living space on Earth’. To achieve this vision, the Department is focusing on working with others to achieve more conservation.
We are looking for an inspirational leader to join the Partnerships Group as the Partnerships Manager Nelson. This position is responsible for:
Providing leadership of step change growth work to accelerate achievement of the Department’s stretch goals;
Strengthening the Department’s existing relationship with Iwi, Local Government and other conservation project partners;
Collaborating across the Partnership Group to contribute as a project team leader and project team member as necessary to achieve step change growth outcomes;
Collaborating across the other Department Groups to ensure clear alignment of projects with Department priorities.
Reporting to the Director, Partnerships (Nelson), you will lead multiple high performing project teams across a number of step change growth projects.
Please apply online Applications must include a concise one-page cover letter which describes your understanding of this role and why you would be the suitable applicant, and CV with evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description on no more than two double-sided pages.
We plan to complete the shortlisting process by 20 October at the latest, with interviews taking place during the week of 31 October. All interviewees will be contacted again to advise the outcome by 11 November.
For any queries, please contact Martin Rodd firstname.lastname@example.org VPN 5054 or telephone (03) 5463154, quoting vacancy 300/8400.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 3 October 2016
Top of the South iwi unanimously oppose recreational fishing park in the Marlborough Sounds
You may have missed the recent article regarding the Te Tau Ihu Iwi Chairs unanimously opposing the recreational fishing park in the Marlborough Sounds.