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Published: 4 December, 2018

Nelson Santa Parade Interpretation

Tēnā koutou katoa e ngā rau rangatira mā,


I am writing to you on behalf of the Mayor and Council firstly to apologise for any hurt and offence caused by the Santa interpretation at the Santa Parade last weekend.


The Council provides a funding grant to the Santa Parade Trust who organise the Santa Parade, but Council have no influence on the organisation of the event. The Council was not aware of any engagement with local iwi on the Māori interpretation for the event, and we are deeply embarrassed as to the outcome of the day, and any negative criticism towards Māori that has arisen from the Santa Parade. However, the Council will be investigating as to why the change was made and without appropriate consultation, and how the preparation of the event can be improved in the future.


Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me


Ngā manaakitanga




Pania Lee

Kaihautū | Office of the Chief Executive


Nelson City Council | Te Kaunihera o Whakatū
P 03 265 6933  M 022 015 3326 


Published: 30 November, 2018

Māori Education Trust

Māori Education Trust

Tēnā koe.


The Māori Education Trust 2019 Scholarship Programme is open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria. 


The 2019 Tertiary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:



  • Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship
  • Nicholas Irwin Hunt Writing Scholarship
  • Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship
  • Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship
  • Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister Annie Henry Scholarship
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Scholarship



  • Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship
  • Pae Tawhiti Scholarship (to open early 2019)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship
  • Rangiriri and Mātene Te Whiwhi Winiata Scholarship
  • Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship


Certificates, National Certificates and Diplomas:

  • Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship


We will be adding new tertiary scholarships to our site next week.


We would appreciate it if you would pass the attached flyer to your staff, students, and those within your community who would benefit from a scholarship. 


While applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.maorieducation.org.nz, applicants can download an application form and guideline from the site, or contact us and we will forward copies by email or post.


If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 04 586 7971,

text: 027 262 8046, or email: info@maorieducation.org.nz.


Māori Education Trust 2019 Tertiary Scholarship Flyer - (295 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 20 November, 2018

Tōtaranui and Kura Te Au Mapping

Tōtaranui and Kura Te Au Mapping

Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Te Ātiawa,
You may have heard about the project that was recently carried out by NIWA which successfully mapped the entire seafloor of Tōtaranui and Kura Te Au: https://marlborough.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=155a89b0beb74035bd1c4c71f6f36646
As a result of the mapping project, new details about the structure of the seafloor have become publicly available. What this means, is there is now an opportunity to name some of these recently discovered features.
The Te Ātiawa Trust is looking to lodge an application with the NZ Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) and is seeking interest from whānau who may like to contribute to this process that will ultimately be assessed and acted on by the Te Ātiawa Trust Board.
The NZGB will meet in March/April of next year to discuss proposals for new names.
If you wish to follow your own path, as a Te Ātiawa Iwi member and kaitiaki of the Rohe, you are entitled to make your own individual application.
What features can be named?
Many different types of underwater features can be named including canyons, hills, holes, reefs, sills, valleys, troughs, terraces and more.
What is Required?
• A complete ‘Undersea name proposal form’ and ‘Required information checklist’
• Description of the underwater feature including its type and geographic location.
• Information on the history/origin/meaning of the name as well as any additional notes.
The process for naming underwater features and the required forms are available on the LINZ website at https://www.linz.govt.nz/regulatory/place-names/propose-place-name/proposing-undersea-feature-name
For more information or to get in touch with the Rohe Management Office about this process please contact Sylvie on 03 573 5170 / 0800 284 292 or email rc@teatiawatrust.co.nz
Nāku noa, nā
Sylvie Heard
Rohe Management Officer
Te Ᾱtiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

Tōtaranui and Kura Te Au Mapping Letter to Whanau Re Underwater Feature Naming - (259 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

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