Eke Pānuku is your link back to your homelands as the descendants of manawhenua ki Motueka.

In this issue

Ohu Maatu 2015
Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu

Project Ipukarea

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Ohu Maatu

Hui-ā-Tau 2015 

Our annual hui was a weekend to remember, a weekend of reconnecting, learning and celebrating. 
The highlight for many was the hikoi into the Abel Tasman by boat which was a unique experience for our owners.
Comments from those who attended included 'loved the chance to reconnect and learn more about where I come from", "enjoyed getting to see all the whānau and learn about our business, hearing about tikanga, recognising who we are and where we come from", "inhaling the air of this area gives a sense of belonging", "stand on the hill at Te Uma and go 'wow'"!
Enjoy the images in this panui of Ohu Maatu 2015 and go to our website here or Facebook page to see the video.  
See you next year.


Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

27 July - 2 August

The theme for Māori Language Week 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children.Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori also celebrates and commemorates 40 years of Māori Language Week.


Project Ipukarea

The Trust is currently developing a 20 year plan which will outline key areas identified by owners as being of most importance.  The first stage of this was a survey sent to all owners we hold contact details for aged 17 and over and residing in Aotearoa.  The next stage is three workshops to be held in Motueka, Wellington and Hamilton.  Further details to follow.
Ipukarea:  ancestral home, homeland, native land.  It describes a place central to the identity of the people where they can go to be rejuvenated, a place that represents the hopes and aspirations of the people.



Hope you enjoy this selection of images taken at this year's Ohu Maatu.


Grants &


NRAIT continues to financially support members in their study like Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu (pictured above) who has just begun the first year of a Masters in Science at Auckland University.  NRAIT has proudly supported Hanareia with a post graduate scholarship.  Click here to read more about her story.  For more information on our education grants and scholarships programme and to register online check out our scholarships and grants criteria here.


Kip McGrath

A big congratulations to our tamariki who have just completed a 10 week programme at Te Awhina marae.  Tino pai!
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