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Te Tauihu Karakia this Sunday

This week Ngāti Tama is leading the Te Tauihu Online Karakia and invite all whānau who would like to contribute to come along.

The Te Tauihu Zoom is a chance all whānau who whakapapa to Te Tauihu to come together online to reflect and karakia. This is also a great opportunity for whānau to take advantage of an opportunity to contribute to the evening by sharing a karakia you know or are learning. Karakia can be from any denomination, language or past-time.

If you attended the Ngāti Tama Wānanga in April this year you would have received a list of karakia, these can also be found on our website.

The Process

  • Mihi – from Ngāti Tama as hosts to everyone gathered
    • explanation of the process (Aroha Gilling)
  • Opening karakia – lead by Ngāti Tama
    • To Ngāti Tama whānau who are willing to contribute
    • we need to be ready as soon as one person finishes the next person starts, please don’t wait for a big gap!
  • Invitation – Aroha will invite the other Te Tauihu iwi if they’d like to contribute to the karakia.
    • Upon the completion of those contributions
    • Karakia whakamutunga – Ngāti Tama does closing prayer
    • Hīmene – hymn (He hōnore)
  • Pānui – any public notices or reminders
    • announce the next host iwi?
Go to Zoom now

Meeting ID: 864 5825 3738   |  Passcode: 011372

Hīmene – Koutou Katoa Rā

Koutou katoa rā, mea iti nei,
Haere mai koutou kei whakaroa.
Tēnei a Ihu, nana te kī,
Haere mai rā ki au.

Nei te hari, tino hari nui, ā te wā e tūtataki ai,
Hui atu tātou, rōpū katoa, runga te rangi nei.

Tukua mai rātou, nei tāna kī,
Āku i pai ai, kei puritia;
Mine mai koutou, anga mai nei
Haere mai rā ki au.

Nei rā whakaaro, tūturutia,
Tāna e kī nei, me whakaāe.
Nāna te tono, nāna te kī,
Haere mai rā ki au.

More Ngāti Tama Karakia


Tama Asset Holding Company (TAHC) is the asset holding company for Ngati Tama ki Te Tauihu in line with the requirements of the Maori Fisheries Act and holds the fisheries and aquaculture assets. All assets held by this company are held, managed, and administered by the company as trustee for the benefit of the Trust or Ngati Tama ki Te Tauihu.

Directors on this company are responsible for following the strategic and commercial direction set by the Trustees of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.

The Trustees are now calling for expressions of interest for one Independent Director, to sit alongside two other independent Directors and one Trustee Director on the TAHC Board, for an initial term of three years.   An Independent Director is expected to attend TAHC Board Hui, Hui ā-Tau, and strategic planning sessions with Trustees.

For a copy of the information pack email

To apply, please send a CV and your expression of interest in a cover letter including:

– a description of key skills and experience that you will bring to Tama Asset Holding Company

– your knowledge of and/or connection to Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu

Applications must be received at the Ngāti Tama office by 12pm, Mon 18th Oct 2021.

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust

74 Waimea Road

P O Box 914

Nelson 7010

0800 8262 494

Applicant Information

Kaumatua Flat 4 vacancy at Whakatu Marae

Tena Koutou e te lwi whanau o Whakatu Marae,

WhakatO Marae would like to advise the six lwi Trusts -Ngati Koata, Ngati Kuia, Te Atiawa, Ngati Tama, Ngati Rarua and Ngati Toa Rangatira of the upcoming vacancy for Kaumatua Flat 4.
We would very much appreciate it if you could please inform your lwi whanau about this vacancy and if they are interested in applying to forward a “letter of interest” to

Once a letter is received an application form will be sent out for completion by the applicant. This application form will require endorsement by their respective lwi Trust.
Please note that repairs and maintenance will take place prior to Flat 4 being re-tenanted, in which case the flat may not be available until late October/mid November.
Warm regards,

Carol Hippolite
Whakatu Marae


MP for Nelson Seeking Applications for Youth Parliament 2022

The next Youth Parliament will occur in 2022, with Youth MPs participating in a tenure programme from 1 March to 31 August, including attending a two-day Youth Parliament event in Wellington on 19 and 20 July. The Youth Parliament programme gives young people the opportunity to understand and be a part of the Parliamentary process and connect with their communities. It will be a significant opportunity for up to 120 young New Zealanders to gather the views of their peers and bring young peoples’ voice to Parliament.

Every Member of Parliament will select a Youth MP to represent their community. I’m seeking applications from interested students from Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu to be included in my Youth MP selection process for the Nelson Electorate. Applicants will need to make a submission highlighting an issue that affects the youth of Nelson, the youth of Aotearoa New Zealand or youth globally, and their ideas for addressing the issue. The submission can be in the form of an essay (suggested word count 1000-2000 words), a recorded speech, a video or a creative contribution, such as an art work or song. I will shortlist five applicants, who will then give a short 5-minute speech to a small audience and a local selection panel. Applicants can send submissions to .

I’m looking for a young person who is:

  • aged 16 – 18 years old (inclusive) on 12 November 2021
  • active in their community or region, or looking for ways to become active in their community or region (acknowledging that some candidates may not be familiar with politics or activism prior to applying)
  • able to attend Youth Parliament on 19 and 20 July 2022 and commit to the Youth MP tenure, from 1 March to 31 August 2022 (training will be offered at the beginning of this tenure)
  • interested in youth issues, politics and / or social change
  • able to seek the views, opinions and ideas of their peers and represent them at the two-day Youth Parliament 2022 event
  • prepared to work within the protocols and behavioural expectations of Youth Parliament 2022.

I would also like to encourage a range of voices to step forward. Like New Zealand Parliament, Youth Parliament will benefit from a range of voices, so I encourage young people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and identities to step forward. Pastoral care will be provided, and accessibility requirements, such as NZSL interpretation / translation, will be provided for.
If you have any questions or would like more information on Youth Parliament 2022, please contact the Youth Parliament project team at . Alternatively, please contact my office on 03 539 0480 or at .

Yours faithfully
Rachel Boyack
MP for Nelson

For more Information about Youth Parliment

Ngāti Tama Language Planning Workshop 2

Ngāti Tama Language Planning Workshop 2

Ngāti Tama is developing our Māori Language Strategy to ensure the future of Te Reo is healthy and thriving. Contribute to the development of Te Rautaki Reo a Ngāti Tama and register to attend our workshop this Saturday.

The ideal participants are Ngāti Tama whānau aged 13+, who have a passion for Te Reo Māori, and have a keen interest in the development of a Māori Language strategy. All backgrounds and Te Reo Māori experience and proficiency can participate.

We are excited to present to whānau a fabulous programme with some renowned language revitalisation and planning experts, and also a futurist that will help give us an idea of what the future looks like for Te Ao Māori and Te Ao in general.

Workshop Overview

Reflecting on Workshop 1 – Key insights
Dr. Ruakere Hond – Language revitalisation
Dr. Hana O’Regan – Language Planning realities
Josh Hough – Futures that may impact our language planning goals

Te Rā:Saturday 11th September
Te Wā: 
Kei hea: 

Register to attend the workshop

Zoom details will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the workshop or you can find the zoom details on our Ngāti Tama Whānau App. The recording of the wānanga will be available on our Ngāti Tama Whānau App thereafter. 


9:00am Whakatau, Mihi – Purpose of workshop and agenda

9:10am Recap from last workshop

9:45am Break – (10mins)

9:55am Dr. Ruakhere Hond
Māori Language Revitalisation
key principles
language revitalisation examples

10:55am Dr. Hana O’Regan
Language Planning realities
what a successful strategy requires

12:00pm Break (30mins)

12:30pm Intro
Our future

12:35pm Josh Hough
Future’s thinking
The transformation impact of exponential technology
 thinking informing our language planning

1:45pm Next steps

2:00pm Whakakapi
Karakia whakamutunga


Dr. Ruakere Hond

Dr Ruakere Hond is a long-time kaiako (teacher) of the Ataarangi approach of Māori language; a community-based, language immersion learning system developed almost 40 years ago.

He is a proponent of the revitalisation of the local form of Māori language in Taranaki with Te Reo o Taranaki, a community organisation formed in the mid-80’s. Ruakere is a former board member of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) and is currently a board member of Te Mātāwai (the statutory Māori language leadership body), and will talk about language revitalisation in the context of Māori language.

Dr. Hana O’Regan

Dr Hana O’Regan has worked in the areas of language revitalisation, identity and cultural development, te reo Māori and education for over 25 years. Hana is a published author and composer and is recognised internationally for her work in indigenous language acquisition and revitalisation. A graduate of Te Panekiretanga – Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori, Hana is widely respected for her Māori language contribution, skills and advocacy. Hana’s passion for education and community, history and equity has resulted in a career committed to working with organisations, businesses and individuals to support and enhance positive outcomes for learners and whānau.
Since late 2020 Hana has been Tumu Whakarae of CORE Education. Hana has held many positions on national boards, review panels and committees across the areas of education, Māori development, national identity, Treaty rights and policies and health.

Josh Hough

Josh Hough (he/him) is the Professional Learning Services Programme Manager at CORE Education Tātai Aho Rau. He specialises in education futures, human-centred design thinking, systems thinking, transformation strategy and research. Josh operates in the intersections between futures studies, equity design, and learning. He is an encouraging agitator who believes strongly in the power of co-constructing preferred futures and is a relentless advocate for empowering and enabling all individuals; learning, creating, and doing in ways that connect with their unique identities. His core mission is to push the boundaries of possibility, disrupt inequities and broken systems, and work collaboratively to realise equitable, inclusive, resilient futures.

Register to attend the workshop

Welcome to our new Associate Trustees

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust would like to introduce Kate Reddock and Raewyn Klenner to the roles of Associate Trustees. As Associate Trustees Kate and Raewyn will sit alongside Trustees on the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Board until the 2023 Hui-ā-Tau AGM.

The pair are the second round of appointments as Associates to the Board. The role of Associates is to create pathways for adult registered members to develop the knowledge and skills required for future potential roles in the Ngāti Tama Group, including Trustee, Director, employee, appointed kōmiti member, and/or mandated representative.

Kate Reddock – Ngāti Tama Associate Trustee

Ko Parapara tōku māunga
Ko Pariwhakaoho tōku awa
Ko Tokomaru tōku waka
Ko Ngāti Tama rāua ko Te Ātiawa ōku iwi
Ko Wardhomes tōku whānau
Ko Rob Reddock rāua ko Schwass-Cook oku mātua
Ko Scott tōku tungāne
Kāhore āku tamariki
Nō Ōtautahi āhau
Ko Kate tāku ingoa

Currently I am studying level 3 and 4 Te Reo at Te Wananga O Aotearoa in Ōtautahi and last year completed my level 1 and 2 Te Reo studies.I have had a varied professional background working for several large corporate companies, most recently for ANZCO Foods as a Logistics Planner. This year at ANZCO I have volunteered to be part of a working group that has been formed to create knowledge and awareness of Te Reo Māori and culture. Away from study and mahi I love the outdoors. Weekends will find me out with my Border Collies on the beach, hiking, out on the farm or competing in agility. The position of Associate Trustee will be my first governance role.

I am on a very new journey in discovering more about my heritage and tīpuna. Earlier this year I attended the AGM in Tākaka which has only fuelled my passion and curiosity to connect further with my whakapapa and marae. During this stay, I joined whānau in visiting sites around the rohe that are significant to Tama, including a visit to my tūpuna at the urupā. I felt an instant connection to Tākaka, my marae and tūpuna. I am very proud of my Tama heritage.

My stay at Onetahua is what triggered me to get involved further, I left feeling like I wanted to be able contribute somehow. I applied for the role of Associate Trustee as I felt I had skills I had gained in the corporate world that would benefit Tama as well as a growing understanding of Te Ao Māori.

Something I am keen to get behind is the revitalisation of our reo, including the use of our mita. I believe our reo is our taonga and something that should be preserved. I’m hoping to bring some ideas to the table on how we can help whānau with their journey learning Te Reo Māori, or perhaps encourage whānau to take the first step. I’m looking forward to understanding more about Tama’s values and goals and how I can contribute.

I’d like to see a future where our reo is strong and whānau are confident to kōrero māori at home and on the marae. It is my vision that one day in the future we will have more fluent speakers of Te Reo Māori representing Tama.

Raewyn Klenner – Ngāti Tama Associate Trustee

My whakapapa to Te Tauihu is a reflection of Te Heke mai raro.
I affiliate to Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rārua and Te Ati Awa.

Kei Takapūwāhia e noho ana
Ko Raewyn Klenner āhau

My connection to Ngāti Tama is through my Nanny Uru, who was a Ropata. Her brother Hemi Ropata was a Trustee for Ngāti Tama for many years. I currently work for Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira in the comm’s and events team. Before returning to the Rūnanga I was with Te Puni Kōkiri for a short time, previous to that I worked

for the Māori Trustee at Te Tumu Paeroa for a few years. My sister has lived in Te Tauihu for a while and on our first visit with her my boys especially didnt want to leave. Our visits have mainly been to Wakapuaka and I’ve been lucky to have travelled across Te Tauihu for mahi as well.

My motiviation in applying for this role is to maintain the connection for my whānau and to learn. This is an awesome opportunity to be amongst Trustees who are very clear on their role having held these positions for many years. I feel very privileged and grateful.

I think it’s a really exciting time for iwi Māori. Many iwi are post-settlement and are really clear on the vision they have for their people. We have whānau on all fronts speaking out about issues that really affect us as Maōri and change is happening. My aspirations for Ngāti Tama uri is to reconnect our people so that they can be part of this journey whether that be through wānanga, employment opportunties, as kaitiaki etc.

Lastly, a bit about me: I love to bake. I’d have dessert first and cake for breakfast. I have three boys who are the best and we live in the pa surrounded by our whānau.


He mihi maioha,

Tēnā koutou e te iti, e te rahi e whakarauika mai nei ki tēnei marae kōrero o Ngāti Tama.  Tuatahi, me huri ō tātou ngākau ki te hunga kua nunumi atu ki te pō, haere, oti atu rā.  Ko rātou te hunga wairua ki rātou, ko tātou ngā mahuetanga iho o rātou mā, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Welcome to this platform to help us ‘hiki wairua’ – boost our spirits and encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing during this trying time of the Covid-19 lockdown. We will take this opportunity to provide ‘food for thought’ with some snippets from our local history in Te Tauihu, discussion about place names and customs, some Māori language tips, waiata and karakia.

Te Hiki Wairua o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu gives whānau the opportunity to connect with their whakapapa and iwi through stories, information and teachings. This pānui will be a regular segment, each week focusing on different aspects of Ngāti Tama, we welcome whānau contribution.

This publication will also include information and resources for whānau support, updates, wellbeing and health.

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