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Published: 24 May, 2018

Warmer Homes

Warmer Homes

ANZ has recently launched an initiative to provide an interest free loan of up to $5000.00
for up to 4 years.

Click here for more information



Published: 12 May, 2018

Picton Library / Waitohi Whare Mātauranga - Invitation

Picton Library / Waitohi Whare Mātauranga - Invitation

The Picton Library and Service Centre
Waitohi Whare Mātauranga

Tēnā Koe

Please join us to celebrate the official opening of:

Official Opening 10.30 am

Library activities will run throughout the afternoon from 1.00 pm

You are welcome to attend one or both of the ceremonies.

Date: 8 June 2018

2 Dublin Street, Picton / Waitohi, RSVP by Monday 4 June


Phone. 03 520 7451 Friday

Published: 11 May, 2018

Whānau Ora, Christchurch - 13th June.

Whānau Ora, Christchurch - 13th June.

Tēnā koutou

We are currently finalising plans to commence a 2nd semester NZ Certificate in Whānau Ora in Christchurch, commencing 13th June.

We are still taking enrolments and would apreciate if you would share the attached information with your networks.

The training is free to tauira – we will access HWNZ funding via the DHB for those who qualify, and for those who dont, we have TEC efts funding to cover fees.

The programme is delivered by skilled tutors with more than 10 years experience in tertiary training in the hauora sector, supported by guest speakers who are highly respected in their area of expertise.  This is a great opportunity to hear from these experts in a small group setting, while gaining a Level 4 nationally recognised qualification.

Contact our team to register your interest.   

Ngā mihi nui

Published: 11 May, 2018

Oranga Tamariki for a new Care and Protection Coordinator

Oranga Tamariki for a new Care and Protection Coordinator

Tena koutou

I would like to advise you of an opportunity at Oranga Tamariki for a new Care and Protection Coordinator. This 12 month, fixed term role is currently being advertised.

The Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki supports our at most risk children and young people in New Zealand. We put tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of everything we do and focus on improving the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people. The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services. We have a commitment to improving outcomes for mokopuna Maori.

It would be very much appreciated if you could forward the information on this position vacancy out to your Iwi / Marae members, and whanau contacts (via email, panui, facebook or by whatever means you find most effective).

Interested applicants can apply through the apply button in the link below, and upload their CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online.


If you have any questions about the role please contact

Applications close: 23rd May 2018.

Position Description

Published: 28 April, 2018

Kōrero Mātauranga - Education conversation

 Kōrero Mātauranga - Education conversation

Below is a link for you and anyone else who has an interest in New Zealand Education to have your say. Please share this far and wide whānau, put it in your pānui, share it on facebook, add it to your website too.

The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins wants to hear from a wide range of New Zealanders about the education system of the future. He’d like this national Education Conversation to set the way forward and agree shared priorities across the whole system – from early learning, schooling and tertiary through to lifelong learning.

As part of the national Education Conversation two Summit events will be held, one in Christchurch (5/6 May) and one in Auckland (12/13 May). The events are at weekends, which is more convenient for the wide range of New Zealanders expected to participate.

The Minister will be inviting people who represent the wide cross-section of New Zealanders that he wants to hear from.

After the Summit, there will be a series of regional opportunities, hui and fono - timings of these to be confirmed. These will mean that communities can carry on the conversation and the sharing of ideas at a local level.

The ideas and information that we gather from the survey below, the Summit events and the wider Education Conversation will guide the Government’s development of its work programme for education.

Joanie Wilson | Strategic Education Advisor Māori | Nelson
DDI +6435391565  Ext 31565 | Mobile 027 406 5223
19 Haven Road, Nelson


Published: 28 November, 2017

2017 Trustee Election and AGM

Voting on the 2017 Trustee Election and AGM has closed.

To view the results please click here.

Published: 1 November, 2017

Te Ātiawa Trust Board Letter to whānau

Re: Response of Trustees in Reply to Panui of Glenice Paine

Published: 26 July, 2017

Resource Management Pānui

Tēnā koutou katoa. Resource / Rohe Management pānui will be updated on a regular basis, and can be found under the ‘Resource Management’ menu tab.

Click on this link to view the current RM pānui.  Rohe Management_2017-07-11.pdf

Published: 26 July, 2017

Plague Skinks Threat to Native Fauna

Tēnā koutou katoa e te Iwi. The Dept. of Conservation has issued documentation in relation to the Plague Skinks which are a threat to our native fauna. Please note attached for your interest and information.  

Read more here

Published: 17 July, 2017

Science Scholarship for Māori Undergraduate Students

Scholarship opportunity for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. Refer to the article attached. Science Scholarship_July17.pdf

Copy and paste the following website to your browser for further information, which can be found under the 'Foundation' tab / Scholarships. Applications closing date is 7 August 2017.

Published: 17 July, 2017

Sponsorship - Aoraki Bound / Outward Bound

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust is seeking to sponsor one candidate on each of the Aoraki Bound and Outward Bound courses in January and / or February 2018.

Please note the criteria listed in the attached document.  Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday, 10 November 2017.

Published: 17 July, 2017

‘Te Ha O Ngā Rangatahi’, Rangatahi Suicide Prevention Programme

Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua has set up a Parent Peer Support Group to assist whānau.  A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 2 November '17, from 6pm to 8pm at the Redwoodtown Community Centre.  Please refer to the attached document for further information, or contact Stephen Trent on 027 246 5915.  

Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua, together with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, is developing a programme so that whānau and rangatahi are empowered to reclaim their mana, push away the feelings for whakamā, and replace them with pride, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and aroha.  

Please read the attached information, and contact Stephen Trent if you wish to discuss further.

Published: 7 July, 2017

Te Ātiawa Pānui #17 June 2017

Tēnā koutou katoa e te Iwi. For your interest and information, attached is a link to Pānui #17, June 2017.

Published: 27 June, 2017

Board of Trustees Pānui June 2017

Tēnā koutou katoa. The Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Board of Trustees have issued a pānui, as attached.  If you have any questions, please contact the Trust Chairperson, Harvey Ruru, on

Published: 17 May, 2017

Survey - Te Ātiawa Iwi Environmental Management Plan

Tēnā koutou, the Te Atiawa Iwi Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) has been operative since August 2014. Many significant events have taken place since the release of this document and it is time to test whether the IEMP is still ‘fit for purpose’ to meet the aspirations and goals of the people of Te Atiawa moving forward.

Please take the time to complete the survey and answer the questions. If you have any questions please contact the RM Office.

Published: 23 February, 2017

Resource Management Brochure

Details in relation to Te Atiawa's resource consent process are included in the attached document.

Also, visit the Resource Management section for more information.