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

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Project Ipukarea
Jarrod Buchanan
Ohu Maatu 2016

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He Taonga;  He Mana Tuku Iho;  He Ipukarea


Motueka – Whakarewa
Connecting Ourselves, Our Lands and Our Legacy

Project Ipukarea


The Board met last week to discuss the key areas to focus resources on in the future.
Strategies will be developed to build on the theme of Ipukarea.
Look out for a redeveloped education scholarship and grants programme, introduction of a rangatahi wanaga, higher visibility in Motueka, increased communication and more to come on health, housing, tikanga and te reo.  Watch this space!

Kia Hiwa Rā, Kia Hiwa Rā

Jarrod Buchanan

It is with great pleasure we announce the co-option to the Board of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust of Jarrod Buchanan.  Jarrod's term runs until the next Annual General Meeting on 23 April 2016.  
Jarrod is of
Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa descent.  He was raised in Wellington, spent many years overseas and now resides in Nelson with his wife and two young children.  Jarrod has operated his own business for several years and has valuable skills in business activity and growth.  This fits with our current direction to start and grow our whanau entrepreneurial activities and adds to the mix of skills and expertise already held within the Board.
He has been a Wakatū Incorporation Associate Director and through this appointment has had exposure to governance activities.
We welcome Jarrod to the Board and look forward to working with him.


The recipient of NRAIT's second Post Graduate Scholarship for 2015 is Stevie-Rae Hart.  She  completed a Bachelor of Laws earlier this year and is studying towards Honours in International Relations.  Click here to read more about Stevie-Rae.  Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu was our first Post Graduate Scholarship recipient in 2015 with Adam Kaveney-Gibb and Carla Hodgkinson our Under Graduate Scholarship recipients.  All have successfully completed their studies.

Ohu Maatu

Hui-ā-Tau 2016 

Are you getting ready for Ohu Maatu and our hui a tau next year?  We are already planning an exciting programme for you and look forward to seeing you all back in Motueka.  So put these dates in your diary - 22-24 April 2016.

Meri Kirihimete

On behalf of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust Trustees and staff we would like to wish you a very merry Christmas.
We hope you enjoy your break and have a happy and safe festive season.
The office will be closed from Wednesday 23 December 2015 and will reopen on Monday 11 January 2016.
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