Published: 18 June, 2018

Community Law assistance with Māori Land Court applications

Community Law wants to notify whānau that the last sitting of the Māori Land Court for this year is in September and the close off date for accepting any applications is 11 July. If you are planning on filing any applications to the Māori Land Court and need some help, Dee Turner Māori Liason / Case Worker based in Blenheim is available to review your documents at no cost.
Contact Dee on 0800 266 529 or imera

Published: 15 June, 2018

Matariki Waitohi Picton Festival

Matariki Waitohi Picton Festival

15th June to 22nd July

Lights, performers, and feasting – Picton will be full of new energy this winter, with plans well underway for a community festival linked to Matariki. The Arts and Heritage Working Group of Picton Smart & Connected is championing the new festival, which will run from 15 June to 23 July.

The year marks the first time the community will come together under the Matariki sky for five weeks of activities.

To date, we have two events and we’re looking forward to confirming more in the coming weeks.

Visit: for more information.

Published: 13 June, 2018

Maori Representative (Trustee) on the Board of Nelson Bays Primary Health

Applications close Friday 6 July 2018

A vacancy exists for a Maori Representative (Trustee) on the Board of Nelson Bays Primary Health. The Board is the governing body of Nelson Bays Primary Health, guiding the application in Nelson and Tasman of the government’s vision of better primary health for all New Zealanders.

Please find attached the application pack which includes:

  • Maori Representative Advertisement
  • Maori Representative Application Form + Nomination Form
  • Trustee Job Description and Person Specification

The word version of the application form and nomination form is also attached which can be completed electronically and sent back with a copy of your CV (applications close Friday 6 July 2018).

 Maori Representative (Trustee) on the Board of Nelson Bays Primary Health Maori Representative Application Form - (80 KB tuhinga Word) »

 Maori Representative (Trustee) on the Board of Nelson Bays Primary Health Maori Representative Nomination Form - (407 KB tuhinga Word) »

 Maori Representative (Trustee) on the Board of Nelson Bays Primary Health Maori Representative Application Pack - (237 KB kōnae Adobe Acrobat PDF) »

Published: 11 June, 2018

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2

Presented by Fiona Ingram and Gaylene Hansen. A new series of interactive workshops designed to help you

  • Recognise, manage and value your gift of sensitivity.
  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries in your life.

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2 Sensitivity workshops Term 2 - (1.6 MB kōnae Adobe Acrobat PDF) »

Click here for more information »

Published: 11 June, 2018

NCEA Have your say

NCEA Have your say

The future of NCEA belongs to all New Zealanders

The Government is looking at ways to strengthen NCEA that will benefit all our young people. But we need your help to make it happen.

Over the next few months we want to hear from thousands of people across New Zealand from a range of backgrounds. Everyone with an interest in NCEA is invited to share their experiences and ideas. In English or Te Reo Māori, online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media - you choose.

Find out more here:

Published: 11 June, 2018

Matauranga seed funding

What is available:

This agreement provides seed funding to help Te Atiawa to have initial conversations with all stakeholders and start the processes that will lead to production of resources and children learning about Te Atiawa.

Please refer to the draft agreement below to give you a sense of what the agreement might look like.

Here is a website to provide you with more information:

 Matauranga seed funding Draft Procurement agreementTe Atawa2 - (71 KB tuhinga Word) »

Published: 29 May, 2018

Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market

Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market will be held on Friday 14 September, 4-9pm at Seymour Square in Blenheim.

The last market was an overwhelming success with food stalls selling out fast!  We are keen to get more stalls this time and make it even bigger!

The market coincides with Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2018 and so we’re sharing the theme - Kia Kaha te Reo Māori! This event is held under the Korowai of Manawhenua Iwi, Rangitane o Wairau, Ngati Rarua o Wairau and Ngati Toa o Wairau and is open to everyone to attend. Nau Mai Haere Mai!

If you are interested in having a stall please email or call Te Ra Morris on 021943983.

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: 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: 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.

2017 Trustee Election and AGM Te Atiawa o Te Waka a Maui Trust 2017 Trustee Election Final Result2 - (96 KB kōnae Adobe Acrobat PDF) »

Published: 1 November, 2017

Te Ātiawa Trust Board Letter to whānau

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

Te Ātiawa Trust Board Letter to whānau Te+Atiawa+Trust+Board+Letter+to+whanau 3 - (286 KB kōnae Adobe Acrobat PDF) »

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.

Published: 1 July, 2016

pdf Panui 15 July16 » - (4.4 MB PDF)