Ko nga tai aroha e whati ana ki te marae o Pakirikiri ki Tokomaru i tera tau, te marama o Tihema ki te Ra Raukurakura o nga akonga o Te Wananga o Raukawa, o Te Ururangi o Te Matauranga hoki, he nui, he rahi.
In this issue
The Crown commits to a 100 year restoration project of the Waiapu River and catchment area, a community wananga promotes the retention of Te Reo ake o Ngati Porou, Pakeke reach for the ultimate in their studies and the Contribution of Iwi Radio is recognised at awards ceremony picking up three awards at the annual prestigious event.
In October last year the Runanganui partnered with Fulton Hogan to launch a tertiary scholarship for Ngati Porou pursuing a career in the Engineering profession.
The 2014 Iwi Radio Awards were held in Rotorua earlier this month, and our iwi station Radio Ngati Porou was nominated for five of the 17 awards, including Iwi Station of the Year, which were handed out during the glittering ceremony. At the end of the evening the station took home three awards, and also co-presented a major new award named in honour of the late Hon, Parekura Horomia.
Nearly 4000 students, teachers, and supportive whanau members attended the 2014 Careers Expo held in Gisborne in March. And Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou were there amongst the 60 exhibitors who came to support rangatahi with their search for potential future vocations.
The eight week ATAWHAI programme is based on the successful CACTUS boot camp style courses for young people, and is the initiative of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and the NZ Police, in collaboration with the NZ Army, Fire Service and community volunteers such as the Maori Wardens (a profile about ATAWHAI appeared in the last edition of Nati Link).
Rahui marae in Tikitiki, will host the upcoming Hui a Iwi on Saturday the 3rd of May. The Hui a Iwi has been called by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, to inform and update whanau and hapu members about four key kaupapa currently on the tribal radar. The hui will also provide the opportunity for Iwi members to share their whakaaro, and help formulate the tribe’s responses to these issues.
Sofia is of Ngati Porou descent through her tipuna May Hermanson (grandmother) and great grandmother Matire Te Horowai from Waipiro Bay. Sofia is developing a new series of art works and needs your help to make it a reality.