Meri Kirihimete me nga mihi o te tau hou ki a tatau katoa.
With 2015 about to draw to a close, and with 2016 just around the corner, the December edition of Nati Link is inspired by several kaupapa: reflecting back on the last 12 months; returning back to the Coast to renew whanau ties; revitalising our stories and our history.
Nati Link takes a new direction with this issue. After much contemplation we have decided to revamp the look and feel of the magazine in line with our thinking about how best to communicate to Ngati Porou. As a result we have aligned the structure of the magazine in keeping with our online communication platforms and considered what is the overall purpose of the magazine. Our aim is to position Nati Link as a vehicle which can help advance the interests of Ngati Porou people, express and strengthen the richness of our Nati identity and reinforce and reflect our cultural values.
We hope we have achieved some of these objectives, and that you enjoy reading the stories within this issue over the summer holidays.
ON THE COVER
Ned and Kura Tibble enjoy the manaakitanga from Hati Nati Café owner, Donnette Kupenga. Recently the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and in late November Ned also celebrated his 80th birthday ( Kura will mark her 80th year in 2016).
Donnette's newly established cafe is featured inside this edition of Nati Link in the article," Served with Aroha."
WHATS INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- The latest korero from Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Group includes: a profile on the new CE; the introduction of the new TRONPnui board; and a historic signing between Ngati Porou and the GDC.
- A new café in Ruatoria puts the ‘hati’ in to ‘nati’ with their hearty kai served with our special brand of down home Ngati Porou hospitality.
- The Iwi has spoken: Former political journalist Tina Wickliffe analyses the results of the recent TRONPnui election and the wider issue of voter participation.
- Korero and images from the 2015 Ta Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures.
- Living the East Coast dream: a whanau from Makarika share their story about moving back home to build on their whenua.
- Remembering the fallen: A Ngati Porou film-maker embarks on a short film project about his tupuna, 2nd Lieutenant Henare Mokena Kohere.