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1 May 2017

TAMARIKI TAIAO 2017

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa Iwi Conservation Kids

Are you aged between 5 and 12 years old?

Would you like to take part in our Fishing fun day?

Then come and join our Iwi Conservation Kids team.

WHEN?  Sunday, 21st May 2017 at 11am - 2pm

The Anniversary of the day Ngāti Apa signed the Treaty of Waitangi

 

WHERE?  At the Treaty Monument at Tawhirihoe in Tangimoana (Click on the map for directions to Tawhirihoe)

Click on the link and download the Registration form

Click on the Tamariki Taiao Panui for more information

For further information, please contact:

Grace Taiaroa

Mobile: 027 4959 447

Email:grace@ngatiapa.iwi.nz 

 

 

10 November 2016

POSTPONEMENT - WHANGAEHU AWA HIKOI 2016

Our Whangaehu Awa Hikoi scheduled for 16 - 22 December 2016 has been postponed until next year.

For further information, please contact Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa 06 327 5594

 

17 October 2016

WHANGAEHU AWA HIKOI 2016

"Rere kau mai te awa, mai i te Kahui Maunga ki Tangaroa"
Registrations are open for whānau wishing to take part in our Whangaehu Awa Hikoi to be held, 16 - 22 December 2016.


For a registration form, click on the link here: Whangaehu Awa Hikoi Registration Form


Register now!


For further details, contact:
Mark (Popz) Pirikahu
Email: mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz
Mobile: 027 555 4063

12 September 2016

TAMARIKI TAIAO 2016

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa Iwi Conservation Kids

Are you aged between 5 and 12 years old?

Do you want to learn about our river, beach, land and the environment?

Then come and join our Iwi Conservation Kids team.

On Sunday, 2nd October 2016 at 10am - 1pm

At Waikakahi beach (Click on the link for Directions)

Click on the link and download the Registration form

Click on the Panui and check for more information.

For further information, please contact:

Grace Taiaroa

Mobile: 027 4959 447

Email: grace@ngatiapa.iwi.nz 

 

11 May 2016

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa are looking to fill three positions available on Te Hou Farms, details as follows

Relief milker

Start date 1st June 2016

Relief milker wanted for a 1400 cow dairy farm 12kms from Bulls.

50 bail rotary with ACR’s and protrack. Rotating roster to cover three different milking periods during the day. Must have full drivers licence and reliable transport.

Applications close 20th May 2016

Contact   Sean 0274342039

 

Dairy Assistant

Start date 1st June 2016

Milking 1400 cows (900 TAD, 500 OAD). 50 bail rotary cowshed with ACR’s, protrack and EZ-heat, feed pad on a 400ha farm 12kms from Bulls.

Looking for someone who is honest and reliable, works well in a team but can also take instruction and work on their own. Enjoys working with animals and is keen to progress in the industry. You need to have a drivers licence, (at least restricted) and reliable transport. Roster 5 on 2 off.

Accommodation available. Remuneration dependent on experience.

Applications close 20th May 2016

Please contact by email to dairy@tehoufarm.co.nz with current CV & referees

 

Dairy 2IC

Start date 1st June 2016

We require an honest, reliable 2IC to join our milking team 12kms from Bulls on a 400ha farm. Milking 1400 cows (900 TAD, 500 OAD), 50 bail rotary with ACR’s protrack and EZ-heat, feed pad. Good machinery and housing, plenty of schooling options in the area. This property is in an exciting development/growth phase, we are looking for someone with a good understanding of dairy farming, who is keen to learn and progress in the industry. You need to have a full drivers licence and reliable transport. Remuneration is dependent on experience. Roster is 5 on 2 off.

Applications close 20th May 2016

Please contact by email to dairy@tehoufarm.co.nz with current CV & referees

 

18 January 2016

MARIPI TUATINI 2015

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa Rangatahi Scholarship Programme

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnā tuku

Kia tū, kia oho, kia matāra

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa seek 40 Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa Rangatahi between the ages of 13-18yrs to undergo an intensive Rangatahi Iwi Scholarship Programme which aims to:

  • Resource Rangatahi with financial support on successful completion of the Programme
  • Promote wellbeing of Rangatahi through increased levels of challenging activity and improved initiatives,
  • Develop Rangatahi as leaders and champions of tomorrow,
  • Provide Rangatahi with mentoring support,
  • Help our Rangatahi succeed in achieving in education aspirations

This Programme will take place during the following periods:

  • Phase One – Identity Focus 18-24 April 2016
  • Phase Two – Education Focus 11-17 July 2016,
  • Phase Three – Education Focus 26 September – 2 October 2016,
  • Phase Four – Identity 16-22 December 2016, and
  • At times required outside of these periods

With a growing emphasis on tikanga Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, our Rangatahi have the opportunity to explore their identity with access to a variety of taonga tuku iho ranging from Technology, Outdoor Adventures, Customary Fishing, Water Safety, Agriculture, Environmental, Nutrition, Sport, Fitness, health and many more.

With whānau and hapū support and encouragement, these opportunities will help our Rangatahi to make the best decisions for their futures as much as help our Rangatahi find their place in the world we live.  For further details on how to apply click on the link to download the programme and application form here: Maripi

Tuatini Application Form

Applications close at 12pm on Friday 25 March 2016.

Any queries regarding this kaupapa please contact:

Mark Pirikahu     
Project Manager
Cell: 027 555 4063
Email: mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

Mike Paki
Mentorship Manager
Cell: 027 555 4073
Email: mike@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

21 December 2015

TRUSTEE VOTING DEADLINE EXTENDED

Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa wish to advise you that the deadline for voting for a Trustee for Ngā hapū o Turakina has been extended to 22 January 2016 at 5pm.

For more information, contact:

Albert Thompson

P: 06 327 5594

E: albert@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

26 November 2015

ANNUAL KAUMATUA CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa would like to invite kaumatua of Ngāti Apa-Ngā Wairiki and Te Kotuku Hauora to our annual Kaumatua Christmas Celebration.  This will take place after the annual general meeting on Sunday 6 December 2015 at Whangaehu Marae at 12.00 PM..

Please RSVP by 03.12.2015, at 06 327 5594.

 

11 November 2015

REMINDER: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa would like to remind everyone that the annual general meeting will be held on Sunday 6 December 2015 at Whangaehu Marae commencing at 10:30am.

Agenda:

  • Karakia and Mihimihi
  • Annual Report of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
  • Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Approve the Auditor for the 2015-2016 Financial Year
  • Results from Elections 2015
  • General Business

Click here for:

Consolidated Summarised Financial Statements

Annual Report 2014-15

Other AGM documents will be available online soon.

For further information please contact the Rūnanga on 0800 227 2494 or info@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

9 November 2015

WHANGAEHU AWA HIKOI 2015

"Rere kau mai te awa, mai i te Kahui Maunga ki Tangaroa"
Registrations are open for whānau wishing to take part in our second Whangaehu Awa Hikoi to be held, 12 - 18 December 2015.


For a registration form and itinerary, click on the link here: Whangaehu Awa Hikoi Registration


Register now, as there are only 100 places available!


For further details, contact:
Mark (Popz) Pirikahu
Email: mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz
Mobile: 027 555 4063

9 November 2015

REMINDER: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa would like to remind everyone that the annual general meeting will be held on Sunday 6 December 2015 at Whangaehu Marae commencing at 10:30am.

Agenda:

  • Karakia and Mihimihi
  • Annual Report of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
  • Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Approve the Auditor for the 2015-2016 Financial Year
  • Results from Elections 2015
  • General Business

Click here for the Consolidated Summarised Financial Statements

Other AGM documents will be available online soon.

For further information please contact the Rūnanga on 0800 227 2494 or info@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

5 November 2015

ELECTION OF RŪNANGA TRUSTEES 2015

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa hereby advise that Nominations for Trustee positions on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa are now open.

Nominations will close at 5 pm on Friday, 27 November 2015.  To make nominations or to formally support a nomination, you must be on the Ngāti Apa register and be 18 years of age, or older. 

Positions are available for:

Trustee position descriptions for each of the hapū can be downloaded by clicking on the hapū entity from the list above.

For further details, please contact Albert Thompson at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa on 06 327 5594

 

4 November 2015

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa hereby advise that the annual general meeting will be held on Sunday 6 December 2015 at Whangaehu Marae commencing at 10:30am.

Agenda:

  • Karakia and Mihimihi
  • Annual Report of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
  • Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Approve the Auditor for the 2015-2016 Financial Year
  • Results from Elections 2015
  • General Business

Click here for the Consolidated Summarised Financial Statements

Other AGM documents will be available online soon.

For further information please contact the Rūnanga on 0800 227 2494 or info@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

4 November 2015

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING AND BALLOT

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa hereby advise that a Special General Meeting will be held on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at Whangaehu Marae commencing at 10am.

Agenda:

  • Karakia and Mihimihi
  • Outline of Proposals by the Chairperson
  • Vote on Constitutional Amendments to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa

Adult registered members of Ngāti Apa will receive explanatory information in the post and may either vote at the meeting or return their ballot in the envelope provided.  Those adults of Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa descent who are not registered may request a registration form and voting pack from the Rūnanga office.  Explanatory documents outlining the proposals can be downloaded here:

Charter for Te Runanga o Ngati Apa

Constitution changes and voting

For further information please contact the Rūnanga on 0800 227 2494 or info@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

28 August 2015

MARIPI TUATINI 2015

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa Rangatahi Scholarship Programme

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnā tuku

Kia tū, kia oho, kia matāra

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa seek 40 Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa Rangatahi between the ages of 13-18yrs to undergo an intensive Rangatahi Iwi Scholarship Programme which aims to:

  • Promote wellbeing of Rangatahi through increased levels of challenging activity and improved initiatives,
  • Develop Rangatahi as leaders and champions of tomorrow in their whānau/hapū and Iwi communities using kaupapa Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa  strengths-based approaches,
  • Provide Rangatahi with support and mentoring during the course of the programme and beyond
  • Help our Rangatahi graduate from Secondary/Tertiary education with the right qualifications for their choice of a career

This Programme will take place during the following periods:

  • 28 September – 4 October 2015; and
  • 12-18 December 2015

With a growing emphasis on tikanga Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, our Rangatahi have the opportunity to explore their identity with access to a variety of taonga tuku iho ranging from Technology, Outdoor Adventures, Customary Fishing, Water Safety, Agriculture, Environmental, Nutrition, Sport, Fitness, health and many more.

With whānau and hapū support and encouragement, these opportunities will help our Rangatahi to make the best decisions for their futures as much as help our Rangatahi find their place in the world we live.  For further details on how to apply click on the link to download programme and application form: Maripi Tuatini Application 2015

Further information for parents is available here: Maripi Tuatini Pamphlet

Applications close at 12.00pm on Friday, 11 September 2015.

24 August 2015

TAMARIKI TAIAO 2015

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa Iwi Conservation Kids

Are you aged between 5 and 12 years old?

Do you want to learn about our river, beach, land and the environment?

Then come and join our Iwi Conservation Kids team.

On Sunday, 27th September 2015 at 10am - 1pm

At Waikakahi beach (Click on the link for Directions)

Click on the link and download the Registration form

Click on the Panui and check for more information.

For further information, please contact:

Grace Taiaroa

Mobile: 027 4959 447

Email: grace@ngatiapa.iwi.nz 

 

27 July 2015

RANGATAHI PROGRAMME 2015

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa will hold its Rangatahi Programme on the 18, 19 and 20 September 2015 at Whangaehu marae.  If you are aged between 13 and 18 years old and wish to take part in a leadership programme, sports and other activities, please register now as spaces are limited.  Click here to download the Registration Form

 

Click here to download the Programme

Registration forms can be sent to:

Hawea Meihana

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa

PO Box 103, Bulls

Email: hawea@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

Mobile: 027 5554 995

 

23 July 2015

PAPAWHENUA CHARITABLE TRUST AGM

All Parewanui whānau are invited to attend the Papawhenua Charitable Trust AGM.  Details as follows:

Sunday, 2nd August 2015, 10.00am

Parewanui School

Parewanui Road

BULLS

For further details contact:

Brooke Turia

Parewanui Hapū delegate

Email: brooketuria@hotmail.com

Mobile: 022 313 4693

 

 

Released 8:45am Tuesday 23 June 2015

PUTEA AROHA EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Joint Iwi Relief Fund Established

Three local Iwi groups, Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Whanganui and Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa have established the Putea Aroha Emergency Relief Fund for affiliated whānau who have been directly affected by the weekend’s flooding in terms of property damage and loss. Each Iwi is reporting significant numbers of affected whānau. In some cases whānau have lost all of their household possessions, with whānau members young and old left devastated. This fund is one of several measures being taken by Iwi groups to assist affected whānau, and Iwi leaders are calling on Iwi members to support this fund by making donations.

 

Whanganui spokesman John Maihi said that “we have Iwi members living in other centres around New Zealand and abroad who are looking at ways that they can contribute to support their relatives who have been affected by the floods. This fund will serve as a simple way for those who otherwise are not in a position to help, to make a contribution that will directly assist whānau in need.” Each Iwi has made a significant contribution to getting the collective fund started. According to the chair of Te Kāhui o Rauru, Te Pahunga Davis, “this collaborative approach recognises the fact that many of our Ngā Rauru whānau are also Whanganui and Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa, so a collective approach to funding much needed emergency relief simply makes sense for the three Iwi involved.”

The fund will be administered by Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority, who will assess calls for assistance on a case by case basis, but in accordance with agreed criteria for allocation that ensures fairness. Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa spokesperson, Pahia Turia, stated that “Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority is a large Māori service provider which is run by Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa, Whanganui and Ngā Rauru and has capacity to administer these funds to our whānau at no cost to the fund. Their experience in managing finances and working with our whānau make them the ideal organisation to work with our affected whānau in administering this fund.” Te Oranganui is also launching a koha centre, where whānau can donate household goods that will then be available for whānau affected by the floods.

For those Iwi members wishing to contribute to the Fund, the account is with BNZ Whanganui, and is named the Putea Aroha Emergency Relief Fund. The bank account number is 02-0792-0096513-00

For general enquiries or assistance with making donations please phone Romaine or Pep at Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority on 06 3490007 or 0800 220140

 

 

15 June 2015

MARIPI TUATINI - RANGATAHI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa are holding its Rangatahi Scholarship Programme (formerly advertised as the "Rangatahi Summit") on the 6 & 7 July 2015 at Whangaehu marae.  If you are aged between 13 and 18 years old and wish to take part in a leadership programme, sports and other activities, please register now as spaces are limited.  Click here to download the Rangatahi Scholarship Registration Form

Click here to download the Rangatahi scholarship Programme Outline

Registration forms can be sent to:

Hawea Meihana

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa

PO Box 103, Bulls

Email: hawea@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

Mobile: 027 5554 995

READVERTISED

 

22 May 2015

TE TIRITI O WAITANGI 175 YEAR CELEBRATION

On 21 May members of the Ngāti Apa-Ngā Wairiki Iwi unveiled a memorial near Tangimoana, at the Mouth of the Rangitikei River, marking 175 years to the day since Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed there by three Ngāti Apa-Ngā Wairiki  leaders.  The signatories were Kāwana Te Hakeke, Mohi Mahi and Taumaru.  Amongst the people attending to unveil the memorial are direct descendants of the signatories, who signed Te Tiriti on behalf of their hapū and Iwi.

The signing took place when Missionary Henry Williams, accompanied by an entourage including Octavius Hadfield and members of neighbouring Iwi including Ngāti Raukawa, arrived at the Ngāti Apa- Ngā Wairiki seasonal fishing settlement of Tawhirihoe this day, 175 years ago. 

Group CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa, Grant Huwyler said that;

“I am proud to be a direct descendant of Kāwana Te Hakeke, and importantly, I understand what my ancestor was thinking when he signed the Treaty, he sought a relationship with the Crown that would bring security and prosperity to his people.  This sentiment was expressed eight years later when he wrote to the Government whilst negotiating the Rangitīkei Turakina land transaction, when he said that his motivation was te whakaaro whakatupu mo te Iwi - the wellbeing of his people.”

Chairman of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa, Pahia Turia, said that whilst support has been given by Horizons who administers the site where the memorial has been erected, the event is the initiative of Ngāti Apa-Ngā Wairiki and is being funded by the Iwi without any direct Government assistance. 

“It has been hapū and Iwi who have reminded the Country of the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and it is fitting that we have decided how we will commemorate the signing at Tawhirihoe.  This memorial will act as a permanent reminder to the region that Te Tiriti was signed here.  It is hoped that this memorial will encourage discourse in the area regarding the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi”.

 He emphasised that hapū and Iwi leadership retains the expectation that the Government of New Zealand and its agencies will honour Te Tiriti, and one way of doing this is by respecting hapū and Iwi, and working with these traditional Māori institutions to grow a better future for Aotearoa:

“New Zealanders need to realise that Iwi are not going away, and that we have an important role to play within our respective Iwi domains, and we continue to expect that the Government and its agencies will meet us half way in maintaining close ties and collaborating to enable and lead growth and development, in the search for positive social and economic outcomes for all of our regions and communities.”

 

Go to our Photo Gallery to see images of our celebration.

 

19 May 2015

MARIPI TUATINI 2015

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa Rangatahi Scholarship Programme

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku

Kia hiwa rā ki tēnā tuku

Kia tū, kia oho, kia matāra

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa seek 40 Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa Rangatahi volunteers between the ages of 13-18yrs to undergo an intensive Rangatahi Scholarship Programme which aims to:

  • Promote wellbeing of Rangatahi through increased levels of challenging activity and improved initiatives,
  • Develop Rangatahi as leaders and champions of tomorrow in their whānau/hapū and Iwi communities using kaupapa Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa  strengths-based approaches,
  • Provide Rangatahi with support and mentoring during the course of the programme and beyond
  • Help our Rangatahi graduate from Secondary/Tertiary education with the right qualifications for their choice of a career

This Programme will take place during the following periods:

6-17 July 2015

28 September – 9 October 2015

12-20 December 2015, and

At times required outside of these periods

With a growing emphasis on tikanga Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, our Rangatahi have the opportunity to explore their identity with access to a variety of taonga tuku iho ranging from Technology, Outdoor Adventures, Customary Fishing, Water Safety, Agriculture, Environmental, Nutrition, Sport, Fitness, health and many more.

With whānau and hapū support and encouragement, these opportunities will help our Rangatahi to make the best decisions for their futures as much as help our Rangatahi find their place in the world we live.  For further details on how to apply click here for an application form: Maripi Tuatini 2015 Application Form

 

19 May 2015

TŪ MAI A APA

Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki Mātauranga evening

We invite all Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki whānau to join us on Friday, 29th May 2015 at Kauangaroa marae as we salute those of you that have, or continue on your waka to pursue new knowledge and learning.  Click here to downdload an Invitation to Matauranga evening.

 

TE TIRITI O WAITANGI COMEMMORATIONS

Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki Celebrates 175 years

This is an invitation to you all to join us, Ngāti Apa-Ngā Wairiki as we commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our rohe, at Tawhirihoe, Tangimoana on Thursday, 21st May 2015.  Click here to downdload an Invitation

 

RANGATAHI SUMMIT 2015

 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa are holding a Rangatahi Summit on the 22, 23 & 24 May 2015 at Whangaehu marae.  If you are aged between 13 and 18 years old and wish to take part in a leadership programme, sports and other activities, please register now as spaces are limited.  Click here to download the Rangatahi Summit Registration Form 2015

Click here to download the Rangatahi Summit Programme

Registration forms can be sent to:

Hawea Meihana

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa

PO Box 103, Bulls

Email: hawea@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

Mobile: 027 5554 995

 

READVERTISED:

SOCIAL WORKER REQUIRED

Te Kotuku Hauora Ltd is the health and social service provider for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa, an iwi entity belonging to the people of Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa.

We are currently seeking an experienced social worker to be based in our Marton office.

The purpose of the position is to provide whānau centred social work services for youth and their families through the provision of intensive, individualised support that will include focussed programmes and enable whānau to effectively improve and manage their well-being.  All referrals for this service will be directly through CYFS.

If you are a qualified social worker, have a current practicing certificate and interest in working with youth justice then this may be the new opportunity you are looking for.

Please contact Operations Manager Grace Taiaroa for a position description and application form on 027 495 9447 or email to

Grace@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

All applications must be submitted on an application form and be accompanied by an up to date CV.

Applications close 11th February 2015 at 12pm.

 

Job Advertertisment Te Kotuku Hauora

 

SOCIAL WORKER REQUIRED

Te Kotuku Hauora Ltd is the health and social service provider for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa, an iwi entity belonging to the people of Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa.

We are currently seeking an experienced social worker to be based in our Marton office.

The purpose of the position is to provide whānau centred social work services for youth and their families through the provision of intensive, individualised support that will include focussed programmes and enable whānau to effectively improve and manage their well-being.  All referrals for this service will be directly through CYFS.

If you are a qualified social worker, have a current practicing certificate and interest in working with youth justice then this may be the new opportunity you are looking for.

Please contact Operations Manager Grace Taiaroa for a position description and application form on 027 495 9447 or email to

Grace@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

All applications must be submitted on an application form and be accompanied by an up to date CV.

Applications close 19th December 2014 at 12pm.

 

Job Advertertisment Te Kotuku Hauora

 

KAUANGAROA WĀNANGA MĀTAURANGA

Ngā Wairiki ki Uta, on behalf of it's hapu Ngāti Houmahanga, Ngāti Paenga, Ngāti Tūkōrero, Ngāti Hinga, Ngāti Mākohu and Ngāti Huru Te Rā, invite all its whānau to attend our second 3 Day Wānanga to be held at Kauangaroa marae starting 6.00 PM Friday, 5th December 2014 - 1.00 PM Sunday, 7th December 2014.

For further details, contact:
Mark (Popz) Pirikahu
Email: mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz
Mobile: 027 555 4063

Click here to download a programme:

Kauangaroa Wananga Programme December 2014

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa hereby advises that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 30 November 2014 at Parewānui School, Parewānui Road, BULLS commencing at 1pm.

Agenda:

  • Karakia and Mihimihi
  • Annual Report 2013-2014
    • Financial Report
    • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa Report
    • Ngāti Apa Developments Limited Report
  • Annual Plan 2014-2015
  • Appointment of the Auditor for 2014-2015 Financial Year

 

For further information please contact the Rūnanga on (06) 327 5594 or albert@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

 

FIRST LINE MANAGEMENT COURSE

We have 4 places available for Ngāti Apa whānau interested in a 6 day First Line Management Course scheduled to be delivered in Whanganui at the end of this month.

The Course Provider is Northland Polytechnic who have assigned Vertical Horizonz to deliver on their behalf. They provide the trainers and all are qualified subject matter expects in their respective fields. 

The course qualification is the North Tec National Certificate in Business - First Line Management Level 3. 

It will be fully funded, however conditions apply if you with draw from the course within 5 days of commencement. 

It is therefore important we select participants most likely to complete the full course of training.

The duration of the Course is 6 days in total; split into two three day modules with a break in between. Course delivery dates are:

Course 1: Module 1: 29,30,31 October Module 2: 18,19,20 November 2014

Course 2: Module 1: 4,5,6 November Module 2: 25,26,27 November 2014.

To express an interest in this Course, please contact:

Mark (Popz) Pirikahu
Email: mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz
Mobile: 027 555 4063

Remember there are only 4 places available so contact Popz ASAP!

 

 


WHANGAEHU AWA HIKOI 2014

"Rere kau mai te awa, mai i te Kahui Maunga ki Tangaroa"
Registrations are open for whānau wishing to take part in our first Whangaehu Awa Hikoi to be held, 13 - 21 December 2014.


For a registration form and itinerary, click on the links below.


Register now, as there are only 40 places available!


For further details, contact:
Mark (Popz) Pirikahu
Email: mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz
Mobile: 027 555 4063

 

Read more by downloading these documents (pdfs)
 

 

RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED

Te Kotuku Hauora Limited is looking for an experienced receptionist for our Marton Office working 32.5 hours per week from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 

The ideal candidate should be computer literate; must be friendly, able to work independently and have a professional manner.

For an application, job description or any other enquiries, please contact Grace Taiaroa:

Email: grace@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

Mobile: 027 495 9447

 

Applications close Wednesday, 17th September 2014

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

22 July 2014

- for immediate release

Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship formed between Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa and Lincoln University

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa and Lincoln University today announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship.  This relationship agreement forms the basis for partnerships across education, training, research and commercial development.  The Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa people of Whangaehu, Rangitīkei and Turakina own the Rūnanga, and have interests in seeing their people developed in all levels of the primary industries.  The Rūnanga is also keen to see the general Māori population in the region given better access to primary sector training and tertiary education. 

Rūnanga Chairman Pahia Turia said that “Through our Treaty settlements we have land, and we have recently established Te Hou Farms Limited Partnership which purchased the historic Flock House farms near Bulls, early in June.  We are therefore committed investors in the primary sector, and we have a real interest in seeing our own people developed and working at all levels in the primary sector on and around our investments.”

“Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa Iwi and hapū have extensive land-holdings from which they can derive significant wealth whilst simultaneously conserving the environment.  Education and training along with research and development are essential to achieving these twin aspirations. As Aotearoa’s only specialist University with a 100% focus on land-based enterprise and conservation, Lincoln University will work in partnership to help provide the confidence, skills, knowledge and technologies vital to the peoples of Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa as a cornerstone to their realising their inspirational, one hundred-year strategy. It is just a privilege to work as a partner,” says Dr Andrew West, Lincoln University.

The initial agreement is for a period of 10 years with renewals anticipated.

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For further information please contact:

Grant Huwyler, Chief Executive, Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa                  027 555 4982

Dr Andrew West, Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln University                      0294 445 487

 

NEWS RELEASE

4th June 2014

SALE OF AGRESEARCH FLOCKHOUSE FARM CONFIRMED

AgResearch has completed the sale of its Flock House farm near Bulls to Rangitīkei-based Iwi Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa for an undisclosed sum.

The 1,100 hectare property has a 332 hectare dairy unit and a 768 hectare sheep and beef unit.

“It’s very pleasing to be able to sell this farm to Ngāti Apa, who have strong historical ties to this land. This, and last week’s completion of the sale of our former Wallaceville campus in Upper Hutt are important milestones in terms of our Future Footprint programme as we are reinvesting the proceeds in our science infrastructure,” says AgResearch Chief Executive Dr Tom Richardson. 

Flock House was well known as a training farm through until the late 1980s, and the central campus was subsequently sold. The farm has been used for science purposes by AgResearch, but Dr Richardson says the bulk of it was now surplus to the crown institute’s requirements.

“We are retaining 88 hectares for ongoing research, so we will continue to have a presence there,” he says.

The purchase has been completed by Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa, represented by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa, in partnership with Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation and Waitatapia Station Limited and farming will be carried out by Te Hou Farms Limited Partnership. 

“Because of the size of this transaction and the experience and skill required to develop and manage high performance dairy and dry stock farms, we decided that we needed investment partners who could really add something to the business,” says Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa Chairperson, Pahia Turia. 

“We are very pleased to have reached agreement with these partners to go into this investment together, and are looking forward to rolling out the development programme that has been planned for the farm. In my experience, a partnership of this nature is unique, particularly in our region.  I look forward to proving that a partnership of Māori and non-Māori interests can work together successfully to create value and growth for ourselves and for our region.”

Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation is a large Māori farmer based primarily in the inland Whanganui and Ruapehu districts.  Waitatapia Station Limited belongs to entrepreneurial Rangitīkei farming brothers Hew and Roger Dalrymple, who are intergenerational farmers with substantial experience and knowledge in this area around the former Flock House farms. 

Mr Turia says Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa appreciated the opportunity to negotiate an agreement with AgResearch for the purchase of the farm land. 

“Ngāti Apa families have maintained relationships with Flock House since the days when it was a successful agricultural training provider.  A key event that brought Iwi and former farm managers together was when authorities unearthed the remains of Ngāti Apa ancestors in the formation of Forest Road, and parties worked together to reinter the remains.” 

“It was because of our deep cultural connection with this land that we approached AgResearch to express our interest in owning this land, following our Treaty Settlement in 2011.” 

Settlement on this purchase occurred on 30 May, and a new management team has taken over the farm operations. 

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Media contacts:

Grant Huwyler, Tāhūhū Rangapū – Group Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa,  Ngāti Apa Developments Ltd, Ngāti Apa Charitable Trust.  Tel. 06 327 5594/ 027 555 4982

Sarah Fraser, National Manager Corporate Communications, AgResearch. Tel. 07 834 6620/ 021 609 703

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AGM - Kauangaroa Marae Trust

We invite all shareholders and beneficiaries of Kauangaroa 3F, 3G11, 3G12 Blocks situated on Kauangaroa Road and Kumuiti Road, Fordell, Whanganui to attend it's AGM on Saturday, 30 March 2014 at 1.00pm.

  • The above blocks make up Kauangaroa Marae. 

  • The beneficiaries of Kauangaroa 3F by notice in the New Zealand Gazette 75/1396 dated 30/09/1951 are:  Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Huru Te Rā and Ngāti Apa Tribes

  • The beneficiaries of Kauangaroa 3G11 and 3G12 by notice in the New Zealand Gazette 68/1594 dated 5/11/1959 are:  The owners of Kauangaroa No. 3 Block.

 

AGENDA

  • Minutes of previous AGM

  • Introduction of trustees

  • Financial Report

  • Election of Marae Committee

  • Marae bookings

  • Marae future

  • Relocation

  • Flood Proof

  • Status Quo

For further details contact:

Chairperson

Kauangaroa Marae Trustees

Cell:  0212611862

Nau mai haere mai ki te kainga o Kauangaroa

Ngā Wairiki ki Uta, on behalf of it's hapu Ngāti Houmahanga, Ngāti Paenga, Ngāti Tūkōrero, Ngāti Hinga, Ngāti Mākohu and Ngāti Huru Te Rā, invite all its whānau to attend a hui to be held at Kauangaroa marae on Saturday, 30 March 2014 starting at 10.00am.

Nga Wairiki Ki Uta was established to administer Treaty Settlement funds and assets acquired through the Ngāti Apa Treaty settlement.

“In order to plan for our future development we need to make informed decisions".

Information that will be presented at this hui will help us to make those decisions, so we urge all our whānau members to attend this hui.

For further details contact:

Katarina Hina
Chairperson
Ngā Wairiki Ki Uta
(06) 342 5906

 

Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa Wānanga Mātauranga 2014-2015

 

Over the next 12 months, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa will be holding Wānanga Mātaurangi for it's Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa whānau.

Aim:

To engage with and reconnect to whānau, hapū and marae; and to assist with the development of a Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa Mātauranga, Education, Te Reo Māori Strategy and Database.

Objectives:

  • Increase engagement & participation in a range of wānanga opportunities to include Rangatahi initiatives, Whakapapa, Kōrero o tāwhito, waiata, sights of significance, Te Reo Māori me ōnā tikanga & many more.

  • Reconnect whānau, hapū and iwi with home.

Wānanga Dates and Venues:


Marae Mō ngā Uri Mō te Iwi
Kauangaroa 4-6 April 2014 5-7 December 2014
Tini Waitara 6-8 June 2014 13-15 February 2015
Whangaehu 1-3 August 2014 10-12 April 2015
Parewānui 3-5 October 2014 5-7- June 2015

To register your interest, contact your marae representative, details as follows:


Kauangaroa Whangaehu Tini Waitara Parewānui Rangatahi Kaupapa
Mark Pirikahu Pahia Turia Mike Paki Grant Huwyler Hawea Meihana
027 555 4063 027 223 9393 027 555 4073 027 555 4982 027 555 4995
mark@ngatiapa.iwi.nz taipak@xtra.co.nz mike@ngatiapa.iwi.nz grant@ngatiapa.iwi.nz hawea@tekotukuhauora.co.nz


Media Statement

1st March 2014

AgResearch and Ngāti Apa have reached an agreement in principle for the sale of AgResearch’s Flock House farm located near Bulls to Ngāti Apa. There are still further aspects to work through and therefore all details remain confidential at this stage.

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Media contacts:

 

Grant Huwyler
Tāhūhū Rangapū – Group Chief Executive Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
Ngāti Apa Developments Ltd
Ngāti Apa Charitable Trust
Telephone 06 327 5594 or 027 555 4982

Sarah Fraser, National Manager Corporate Communications, AgResearch. Telephone: 07 834 6620 or 021 609 703

Papakainga Project

Ever thought of building your own new home? Then this is the opportunity for you!

In 2009 as part of our iwi waitangi settlement our hapū of Ngāti Rangiwhakaturia and Taitapu were given 25 acres of land situated at the end of Marangai Road in Kaitoke to establish a papakainga (community housing) for its people.

We are holding a hui on Sunday the 16th of February 2014 at 1pm at Whangaehu Marae for all members of Ngāti Rangiwhakaturia and Taitapu who may be interested in living in the papakainga. ...

This is an exciting initiative that gives our whānau the opportunity to live in a communal setting with the potential to build new homes and for those wanting to rent.

This is an information hui to outline the papakainga project and to answer any questions that whānau may have.

Let your whānau know as this is an opportunity to get in to your own new home.

For more information, please email Pahia Turia: taipak@xtra.co.nz.

If you are interested yet unable to attend the information hui, please register your interest and we will follow up with you. Please email Njela Sharrock to register your interest: njela.sharrock@gmail.com.

 

Kaumātuatanga

This will continue to be a key event for us to acknowledge and celebrate our kaumātua and kuia.  A day of remembrance and whanaungatanga; a day to give thanks for the knowledge and wisdom they have passed down to us; and to top it off, it’s Christmas! 

Now in its 2ndnd year, the lunch was held at Kauangaroa Marae on Friday 13th December 2013.  It included a hākari prepared by student chefs studying at Whanganui UCOL, a kōrero from our Group CEO Grant Huwyler and live entertainment by Mark (Popz) Pirikahu and LJ Yates.

And as a symbol of our appreciation, all of our kaumātua and kuia received a small gift to remember the day.  We hope to see you all next year.

 

 

Te Rūnanga o Ngati Apa Annual AGM 2013

Te Rūnanga o Ngati Apa hereby advises that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 24 November 2013 at Tini Waitara Marae commencing at 1pm.
Agenda:
1. Karakia and Mihimihi
2. Annual Report 2013
3. Annual Plan 2013
4. Appointment of the Auditor for 2013 - 2014 Financial Year
Papers will be uploaded to www.ngatiapa.iwi.nz on Wednesday 30 October. For further information please contact the Rūnanga on (06) 32 72 5594 or albert@ngatiapa.iwi.nz

Documents downloads below- (warning- large files):


 

New Job Opportunities

Operations Manager


The successful applicant will have an affinity with Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa, and be presentable, capable and energetic, to join a dedicated management team responsible for operations and development programmes within the Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa Group of Entities.  The role has a substantial human resource management focus as well as contract management.  This role will be overseeing administration and kaupapa Māori health and social services, and the scope of operations will expand over time.   


Commercial Manager


The successful applicant will have the ability to work with a progressive Iwi organisation, and be capable of finding investment opportunities, analysing options and managing due diligence, managing active investments, setting up joint ventures and otherwise supporting and implementing tasks focused on commercial development and growth of the Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa Asset Base.

 

Read more by downloading these documents (pdfs)
Operations Manager Commercial Manager Job Application Forms
 

Applications for both positions will close at 5pm at 20 December 2013.
Position details and information on how to apply can be accessed by phoning (06) 3275594. 

 

Flooding

Flooding in Whangaehu and Turakina on 15/16 October has caused isolated damage to property, but thankfully nothing like the destruction that was experienced in 2004.  There was wide-spread flooding of farm land in the lower Whangaehu valley and the lower Turakina, where the Makirikiri stream burst its banks.  Damage to buildings was most notable in the Whangaehu village and to the property on the opposite bank of the Whangaehu River, owned by Mark Turia.  Marks home incurred some of the worst damage in our rohe, with flood waters rising up to a meter throughout his house.      


Part of the urupa at Turakina was under-water, and floodwaters did reach the Tini Waitara Marae, but did not affect buildings.  Floodwaters also reached other Whangaehu properties belonging to Iwi members, including under several homes, but did not reach the interiors.  The flood-wall at Whangaehu Marae prevented flooding from entering the Marae grounds, despite the floodwaters rising up to a foot at some places against the wall. 
Kauangaroa Marae narrowly escaped flooding as waters rose to within centimetres of the flat where the Marae is located.  There were no reports of significant damage to property at Kauangaroa.


Pahia Turia, Tumu Whakarae (Rūnanga Chair) and the Group CEO and other Managers visited Tini Waitara, Whangaehu and Kauangaroa to ascertain the extent of any damage. Pahia stated that:


“With the floods in 2004, the Rūnanga played an important role during the crisis, and we supported communities in the Southern Rangitīkei with the clean-up.  Thankfully this most recent flood did not reach similar levels to those experienced in 2004, however the Rūnanga will consider how to best support those whānau who have been affected.“   


The Rūnanga is currently compiling information about damage to properties, primarily focusing on properties owned by Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa people, before considering an Iwi response.

 

Maori Netball Tournament 2013

On the 5th of October Whanganui held the annual Māori Netball tournament at Laird Park where a team was entered from Kauangaroa Marae. This was a result of recent Wānanga held at Kauangaroa Marae this year where many of our whanau had made strong connections through whanaungatanga and wanted to maintain this spirit by entering a social event due to all the elite netball athletes amongst us. With the co-ordination of Trish Biddle – Amoroa and Dave Nicholls the team was off to a roll and “Ngā Wairiki Tuturu” was entered. The other goal of entering a team was to put the Nga Wairiki name out there at an event, which attracts many marae and whanau. In support of our team and being the “mascot hapū”, it was decided to have some of the “Totara-hoe” dress up as Smurfs as a result of a standard joke amongst the Pae pae being Papa Smurf aka Dave Nicholls, Smurfette aka Rihi Karena and Moko Smurf aka Ngahina Gardiner. Tikanga Smurf aka Pop Pirikahu was one of our elite netball athletes so managed to escape being a smurf for that day much to his disappointment. The day was an awesum day where “Ngā Wairiki Tuturu” played 6 games against other teams and won 3, lost 3. The Smurfs were kept busy supporting the team on the sideline; entertaining and in-directly became celebrities with many photo shoots with tamariki and whanau. It was another great day of kotahitanga and whanaungatanga.

Article by Rihi Karena.


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Team Challenges

Date: 18 March 2013
Wanganui Chronicle Article by Laurel Stowell titled "Team Challenges Make for Fun Day".

The Top Town-style games, organised by Alan Turia, were hilarious and great fun at the Apa Rising cultural festival

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Hillside

Date: 15 March 2013
Wanganui Chronicle Article by Laurel Stowell titled "Hill Slide Just Part of the Iwi Fun Day"

Tomorrow Ngāti Apa adults will be sliding down a hill at Whangaehu School, landing in a pit of foam, searching for a puzzle piece and running back up the hill to add it to a picture.

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Ngati Rangi

Date: 31 January 2013
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa congratulate Ngāti Rangi Trust in seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Rangi in it's Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. Ngāti Rangi Trust invite all Ngāti Rangi members to attend one of it's mandate hui during February 2013. For further details visit http://www.kahuimaunga.com

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Graduates Dinner

22 January 2013
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa will be holding a Graduates dinner on Friday, 26th April 2013, 5.30pm at the Mint Restaurant in Whanganui. This Dinner / hui is an opportunity for Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki whānau members who have attained a formal qualification (degree level or higher) or are currently studying towards a degree, to participate in a forum to discuss a range of topics aimed at supporting our people in education, growing the skill base of our whānau, and applying skills and knowledge at the Marae and in the hapū rohe, to drive hapū development.

 

Trustee Roles

Date: 10 April 2012
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa is seeking nominations to fill 8 Trustee roles. Valid nominations may only be submitted on the official nomination form available from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa. Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday 11 May 2012. If you are a registered Ngāti Apa member, you should receive the nomination form in the post within the next five days. If it does not arrive please contact Albert at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa on (06) 327 5594. If you are of Ngāti Apa descent but are not already formally registered, please also contact Albert as soon as you can to commence the registration process so that you can be part of the election process.

 

Tribute

6 February 2012 Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa pays tribute 172 years on to the deeds of three Ngāti Apa leaders who signed the Treaty of Waitangi at the mouth of the Rangitīkei River at the seasonal fishing village called Tawhirihoe. This actually occurred on 21 May 1840, however we commemorate this day today on the national holiday dedicated to the Treaty. The signatories were Te Hakeke, Taumaru (Hamuera Te Raikokiritia) and Mahi (Mohi Mahi). They signed what has been called the Henry Williams Copy of the Treaty.

 

Meeting

Date: 23 October 2011
On the 26th of September 2011, Ngāti Apa Developments Ltd Directors and Management met with the management team for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa based in Whakatane.
The purpose of this visit was to learn from Ngāti Awa experiences.
Ngāti Awa settled their Treaty Claims in 2005.
The team from Ngāti Apa met with the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa CEO, Jeremy Gardiner, the General Manager of Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Ltd, Tiaki Hunia and the Chief Finance Officer Murray Haines.

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