Tira Hoe Waka 30 Year Anniversary Pākohe Powhakanui 

From Te Tira Hoe Waka Committee...

To conclude the 30-year anniversary celebrations the Tira Hoe Waka is hosting the Pākohe Powhakanui sharing three decades of our Iwi wānanga. This function includes a three-course dinner and live entertainment being held on Thursday the 18th of January at the Whanganui function centre – Whanganui race course from 3pm.

The cost is $40 per ticket or tables of eight for $320 and to book a seat or table please contact Brendon Morgan 021 105 3994, email admin@tirahoewaka.co.nz or head to tirahoewaka.co.nz

During the evening, uri who have participated in the Tira Hoe Waka over the last 30 years will have an opportunity to be presented to our pāhake and receive a 30-year anniversary Pākohe Powhakanui taonga. Each participant will need to identify: their Marae, Hapu and the first year they participated as either a roady or paddler. To be involved in these presentations please contact Brendon before 9am Thursday 18 January.

Posted by 12 January 2018 16:31:00

Miki is leaving us, keen to join our Te Pae Tata team? 

For more information or to apply call Kathy on 0800 RUAPEHU or head to our recruitment website HERE

Posted by 09 January 2018 14:15:00

Overwhelming support for Ngāti Rangi treaty settlement package 

Ngāti Rangi uri have given an overwhelming endorsement of the Crown’s offer to settle the iwi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and Minister of Māori Development have now considered the results and agreed there is sufficient support from Ngāti Rangi uri to proceed to signing the Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement, Rukutia Te Mana. 

Rukutia Te Mana includes the Crown’s acknowledgement of numerous breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreed historical account and an apology from the Crown for those breaches.  It also includes cultural redress covering lands significant to Ngāti Rangi, including the return of the lakes at Rotokura. 

Iwi members were asked to cast two votes through the independent returning officer at electionz.com.  The first; whether, or not, to accept the Crown’s settlement offer and the second; whether, or not, to accept the proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) called Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi to manage the settlement and iwi affairs. Voter turnout was just under 42-percent which is relatively high for Treaty settlement ratification votes and the results were a resounding endorsement for the settlement with 99-percent of uri voting in favour of the settlement, and 97 percent for the proposed PSGE.

Ngāti Rangi Iwi Trust Chair Shar Amner said he was delighted with the result.  
“This gives us confidence to move forward to the next stage with the Crown. A huge amount of work has gone into the negotiations and it’s humbling and very satisfying to have our people support this mahi so strongly. For now, we will take a moment to celebrate the result, enjoy the Christmas break with whānau and recharge the batteries; as 2018 is going to be a busy and exciting year for Ngāti Rangi and our community,” Mr Amner said.

The Deed of Settlement will be signed with a formal ceremony early next year (2018). Uri will be advised as soon as this is confirmed.

Posted by 19 December 2017 06:31:00

Kāhui Maunga Games results 

The 6th Bi-annual Kāhui Maunga Games was as much about reconnecting with koro Ruapehu and whānau as it was the games competition itself. Last Friday night and Saturday over 600 uri from Mākaranui, Maungārongo, Mō te katoa, Ngātokorua, Ōtoko, Paraweka, Raketapauma, Ruaka, Tirorangi, Tuhi Ariki and Waitahupārae Marae took to the courts, fields and tables of Ruapehu College competing in nine sporting codes.

Games Chair Brendon Morgan was delighted by the growing support being shown for the event and overall kaupapa. “While Paraweka received the award for Top Marae, the Games are more than just the sports being played. The kaupapa of ‘celebrating our uniqueness from the mountain to the sea’ was also achieved. The feedback has been very positive.”

Kuia Pani Te Hore said, “it’s great to see whānau of all ages from our pēpē (babies) right through to our kaumātua (elders) coming together for such a positive kaupapa. Being under the watchful eye of koro Ruapehu puts the icing on the cake”.

Ngāti Rangi Pou Ārahi (general manager) Kemp Dryden said that planning for the next games has already started with gathering of feedback from uri. “This kaupapa is growing and that there is opportunity for new members to come on board the organising committee”

Results – Overall Marae Winner: Paraweka, Hineraukatauri (fair play award): Tirorangi. Individual Sports - Whakataetae Poitūkohu (Mixed Basketball): Mākaranui, Whakataetae Poipātū (squash) first equal: Maungārongo, Ōtoko and Tirorangi, Whakataetae Uka (euchre): Ruaka, Whakataetae Maita (indoor bowls): Paraweka, Whakataetae Poikōpiko (table tennis): Ngātokorua, Whakataetae Poitarawhiti (mixed netball): Paraweka, Whakataetae Poirewa (mixed volleyball): Paraweka, Whakataetae Pā Whutupōro (mixed touch rugby): Tuhi Ariki and Whakataetae Tamariki (rippa rugby) 5 to7-years: first equal Tirorangi and Ngātokorua, 8 to 11-years: Makaranui.


Posted by 08 December 2017 12:08:00

Kāhui Games start āpōpō 

Tomorrow afternoon we launch Kāhui Maunga Games 2017 “celebrating our uniqueness from the mountains to the sea” and are very excited to host the newly re-vamped Iwi event to achieve this kaupapa. This year KMG 2017 is hosting 11 marae from across the rohe:
•        Ruaka
•        Paraweka
•        Waitahupārae
•        Raketapauma
•        Tirorangi
•        Ngātokorua
•        Maungārongo
•        Makaranui
•        Mō te katoa
•        Tuhi Ariki
•        Ōtoko
In this pānui we would like to take the opportunity to share a few updates ahead of to tomorrow’s launch.

KMG 2017 Administration
Ahead of the whakatau, the Admin table will be temporarily located outside the gymnasium and all marae coordinators are asked to please report here prior to to collect the following:
•        2x hard copies of all sports draws (also available electronically at http://www.ngatirangi.com/te-kāhui-maunga-games.aspx and below this pānui)
•        All sport wristbands for Friday night games only. All sports bands for Saturday will be distributed on Saturday morning from the staffroom balcony.
Following the Whakatau the KMG 2017 Admin table will be moved to:
•        On Friday, the school admin/reception corridor
•        On Saturday, via the staffroom balcony.

Whakatau – College Gymnasium
•        5.30pm arrival and 6pm (sharp) start
•        All marae whom won Taonga in 2015 are asked to bring Taonga to the whakatau
•        Please gather outside the gymnasium with your marae and note all whānau are asked to remove their shoes and leave them outside before entering the building
•        The Ruruku kupu will be distributed to everyone upon your arrival
•        6.30pm all games commence.
Sports Information & Draws
All draws and sports information have now been updated and are complete (please see below for a digital copy). Due to a larger than expected number of entries please note that some minor adjustments have been made to the rules to accommodate marae participation. Please ensure all participants wear the appropriate coloured wristbands for their sport (to be collected a head of play from the Administration Table). Please remember “No wristband, no play”.
Hineraukatauri - Fair play award
At the completion of each game marae need to complete a section at the bottom of their scoresheet.  Marae are asked to give their opposition a ranking of 3 for excellent, 2 for average, 1 for fair. This covers all sports and will be collated at the end of play to inform the winner of the Hineraukatauri - Fair play award. Please note: if this section is not completed, a score of 3 points will be automatically given to the opposition team.

Kai Stalls
Operating from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, Paraweka & Waitahupārae have the following kai available for sale outside the hall and gym:
•        $5 white bait fritters
•        $4 bacon & egg sammies
•        $2 sausage sizzle
•        $1 drinks.
Ngātokorua have the following kai available for sale on Saturday:
•        Fry bread
•        BBQ kai
•        Candy floss.
 Please bring some cash along whānau and support our marae with their kai stalls.
Para Kore & Rubbish
KMG 2017 is a zero-waste Para Kore event. Thanks to Amoa Hawira, we’ve arranged for each marae to have 1-2 Para Kore bins. These are to help encourage all marae to recycle throughout the event.
A central Para Kore main station will be set up on the field and marae are asked to use these facilities when sorting their recycling. 
We encourage marae to take FULL responsibility for all of the rubbish produced on the field and in their area.  Please bring general rubbish bags with you and remove at the completion of the games.
Local Food Bank Koha
As we approach the festive season we are encouraging whānau to bring a koha to contribute to the local food bank for their Xmas appeal.  Please bring a can or non-perishable kai along so we can support whānau in need during Christmas. The food bank koha bin will be located near the staff room balcony on Saturday morning.

To download the 2017 Kāhui Maunga Games Sports Rules & Draws Booklet, please click HERE

Posted by 30 November 2017 17:40:00

Keen to head to this weekend's Kāhui? 

Nau mai e te iwi!

Te Kāhui o Paerangi Hui-ā-Iwi

Sunday 3 December, 2017
9.30am Pōwhiri & Hui-ā-Iwi from 10am
at Maungārongo Marae, 36 Burns Street, Ohakune

Tari & Annual Plan Update
Paepae Hui
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
Kāhui Maunga Games
Ngā Take (General Business)
12.45pm Kua mutu
1pm Kai

Please RSVP your attendance or apology to Whetu Moataane - Pou Honohono-Iwi events@ngatirangi.com or 0800 N RANGI

Posted by 29 November 2017 16:54:00

October Kāhui agenda finalised 

Nau mai e te iwi!

Wānanga: Saturday 14 October, 2017 at Raketapauma Marae, Maukuku Road, Irirangi, RD5, Taihape
4pm Pōwhiri
5pm Kai
7pm Karakia & Wānanga
Followed by an overnight stay

Te Kāhui o Paerangi Hui-ā-Iwi: Sunday 15 October, 2017, 9am-3pm at Raketapauma Marae
Rūnanga Hui
Annual Planning
Paepae Hui
Te Ao Tūroa Update 
Treaty Settlement Update
Kāhui Maunga Games
Ngā Take (General Business)
Rūnanga Updates

Please RSVP your attendance or apology to Whetu Moataane - Pou Honohono-Iwi events@ngatirangi.com or 0800 NRANGI

Posted by 03 October 2017 19:04:00

Rāhui At Te Wai Ā-Moe (Crater Lake) Mount Ruapehu 1 Oct 2017 – 4 Oct 2017 

Tērā te aitua i taka ki Te Wai ā-moe i ngā rangi kua taha ake nei. Kua riro atu ki nga tipua me ngā tupua o maunga Ruapehu ki te iwi nui ki tua atu o Te Pā-tatau-o-te-rangi. E moe, e oki.

Following the tragic discovery of a 39-year-old on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Te Wai ā- moe (crater lake) on Mount Ruapehu, iwi have been working with the Department of Conservation and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) to support the whānau and authorities to ensure the safety of all involved and uphold the sanctity of the maunga.

As a result, a rāhui (prohibition) was placed around Te Wai ā-moe on Sunday until midnight on Wednesday 4th October. Due to weather, it is not expected that anyone will be near Te Wai ā-moe and the Department and RAL are working with local iwi to ensure the rāhui is upheld and people are asked to respect this.
Rāhui is a form of traditional management system to ensure that when there is a fatal accident, measures are put in place to ensure that the natural cycle and any downstream affects are equalised before people can frequent and use the area again.

E mihi ana, e tangi ana, tēnā tātau katoa.

Ngāti Rangi – Uenuku

Posted by 02 October 2017 17:00:00

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts granted renewal of Tūroa ski field licence 

Joint press release from Ngāti Rangi, Uenuku and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) has been granted a new license to operate Mt Ruapehu's Tūroa, New Zealand’s second largest ski area.

RAL chief executive Ross Copland says, "We're absolutely thrilled to reach this historic agreement together with Ngāti Rangi, Uenuku and the Department of Conservation. To have security of tenure is of huge significance to the company. With less than five years to run on the existing licence, it was essential that we reached this agreement to allow us to invest, ensuring that Tūroa continues to anchor the winter economy of Ohakune and the wider Ruapehu region."

The licence has an initial term of 25 years plus seven five-year extensions totalling 60 years. Iwi have significant influence over the granting of licence extensions which occur at 5-yearly intervals ensuring a partnership approach to management of the ski areas by virtue of governance-level relationship groups which meet regularly to discuss major projects, set objectives and monitor performance against agreed KPI’s.

Approved by the Department of Conservation, this innovative approach to re-licencing was first developed by former RAL chief executive Dave Mazey as part of the Whakapapa application and further developed for the Tūroa license in conjunction with Ruapehu’s Southern Iwi partners Uenuku and Ngāti Rangi.

Ngāti Rangi Chair Shar Amner, and Uenuku Chair Aiden Gilbert says they are both looking forward to working with RAL in line with their Relationship Agreements. “Our priority is to further establish agreed key initiatives and performance measures that not only protect but, continue to enhance the health and wellbeing of Koro Ruapehu”.

The new licence includes protection of the peaks, waterways and their sources. Both Iwi Chairs agree that upholding their cultural values has been paramount to discussions. “This was to ensure we are all able to continue to enjoy the magnificence and uniqueness Koro offers us”.

RAL Chairman Murray Gribben said "RAL has a very long term view of its role in the community and if not managed appropriately, the impact ski area operations can have on the maunga. We respect the longevity of our relationships with Iwi and the wider community and iwi have set a very high benchmark for our operations."

Posted by 23 September 2017 17:00:00

Our 2016-17 Annual Report has been released  

It's with great pleasure that we share our year that was...

If you would like to read our 2016/17 Annual Report please CLICK HERE

Posted by 16 September 2017 18:58:00
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