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Kia ora koutou


Spring is in the air, and so is the sound of progress!

Can he build it? Yes he can! Jon our builder wastes no time in creating our new playground! Big reveal to follow!


 The first Cruise ship creeps past as Jon examines his posts!

The first Cruise ship creeps past as Jon examines his posts!

KAITOKO MATAURANGA AMIE CURTIS

Two very quick weeks ago, we welcomed our new Kaitoko, Amie Curtis to the team. Amie’s first day was a taste of whats to come, after morning tea to welcome her to the office it was straight down to Tamatea to welcome on the National Maori Achievements Collaborative Wananga followed by laying 100 mattresses and linen while manuhiri were off on their hikoi. Day two was the ringing of the bell to welcome the first breeding Toroa back from her own hikoi. By the end of her first week, Amie has already attended her first work function with dinner and a most awesome show from the Maori Side Steps!

 Team/Whanau from Otakou University Childcare association, Te Parekereke o te ki enjoy one last morning tea with Amie at her whakatau with her new team from Otakou Runanga Office.

Team/Whanau from Otakou University Childcare association, Te Parekereke o te ki enjoy one last morning tea with Amie at her whakatau with her new team from Otakou Runanga Office.


Whats been happening at Otakou Marae

It’s been a busy month of September for Otakou and it is not about to slow down yet!

From the get go Otakou marae hosted, Otago Polytechnic Midwifery Tiriti o Waitangi Workshop sponsored by Moana Wesley, closely followed by the Open Polytechnic, Early Childhood Teacher Education Hui Sponsored by Doug Ditfort and our own Hapu Wananga, both sharing the talented culinary skills of our ringawera Julz Asher on the same weekend.

Whanau gathered together to receive the ashes of Aroha Kellenbach and bury her with her Mother Mori Pickering (nee Ellison). It was the most beautiful day similar to the day we buried dear Aunty Mori surrounded by birdsong. Aroha’s four children and their whanau traveled with her from Melbourne and were met by extended whanau here at Otakou to tautoko the ceremony. Moe mai okioki mai e whanauka.

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An invitation from The Chinese community to join them in their celebrations of the 10 year anniversary at Lan Yuan (Lan Garden) was mirrored to acknowledge the relationship with a mana to mana powhiri at Otakou the following day. Both occasions were witnessed by the city represented by Deputy Mayor Chris Staynes and were a wonderful mix of both cultures. Otakou’s Rakatahi sung loud and proud while our Chinese guests dined on delicious kaimoana.

 DCC Waiata group sung a beautiful waiata for the Chinese Community before gifting the song to Dr James Ng and Peter Chin. Photos of our kaumatua enjoying the festivities. Dancing Dragons by children of the Chinese community.

DCC Waiata group sung a beautiful waiata for the Chinese Community before gifting the song to Dr James Ng and Peter Chin. Photos of our kaumatua enjoying the festivities. Dancing Dragons by children of the Chinese community.

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 Runanga members savouring the good vibes and yummy kai of the evening.

Runanga members savouring the good vibes and yummy kai of the evening.

 Kaikaranga Moana Wesley. Time for korero and photos after powhiri

Kaikaranga Moana Wesley. Time for korero and photos after powhiri

 Dinner and a show, Rakatahi sing to our guests during kai time.

Dinner and a show, Rakatahi sing to our guests during kai time.

 Kai time!

Kai time!

Otakou Marae also hosted the National Maori Achievements Collaborative Wananga, caring for the needs of 100 principles and teachers. A hikoi to acknowledge the Parihaka prisoners presented by Edward Ellison and a visit to Puketeraki, Karitane kept the principles well and truly on their toes with their very busy agenda. Each morning was welcomed by a fresh cup of coffee provided by local barista Phil Lyons aka (The coffee pirate).

 National Maori Achievement Collaborative Wananga; Parihaumia keeping warm while they wait for the arrival of Manuhiri.

National Maori Achievement Collaborative Wananga; Parihaumia keeping warm while they wait for the arrival of Manuhiri.

 Parihaumia perform while manuhiri enjoy their lunch.

Parihaumia perform while manuhiri enjoy their lunch.

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PAIKEA THE WONDER DOG!

How could we forget to mention the awesome visitor we had early September! Our new favourite dog, Paikea! The office received a call to ask whether it would be appropriate to bring Paikea out for a photo shoot, how could the office refuse with a name like PAIKEA! So it was a rewarding couple of hours helping behind the scenes with this super model! Just a young pup of 2 years did very well to pretend he was interested in the camera, it was all in the skills of Paikea’s human, Regan (and Michelle Taiaroa McDonald holding Paikea’s toy above the cameraman’s Mike’s head!)

We wish Dog Handler, Regan Mauheni and Police photographer, Mike and Paikea all the best for the selection for the New Zealand 2019 Police dog calendar! We think it’s an easy win!!

Since this photo shoot we are delighted to share Paikea was selected for the calendar.

 I will not take another photo until I find my toy!!

I will not take another photo until I find my toy!!

 Stealing the show!

Stealing the show!

 All in a days work for this crime fighter!

All in a days work for this crime fighter!

Wrapping the month of September; Wananga Reo for Kotahi Mano Kaika sponsored by Paulette Tamati-Elliffe. Another busy visit for them including a sausage sizzle at Sinclair Wetlands.

For the last week of September will involve powhiri to welcome new Police staff and their whanau to the Otago Coastal area, a visit from Macandrew Bay School and Te Rauone Development Drop in evening with the DCC for the community. Unfortunately due to reasons out of Te Runanga o Otakou control the performance of Hine Kihawai was cancelled, we hope we will be lucky enough to have Taki Rua Productions come visit us another time.


Maraka Maraka taiaroa whanui

Teone Wiwi Taiaroa Trust

General Meeting

3rd November 2018

9:30 am

Otakou Marae in Hakuiao

Enquiries to Hauangi Kiwha hauangi@hotmail.com 027 2576831

Akapatiki “A” Block

AGM

3rd November 2018

11.00 am

Otakou Marae in the Boardroom

Enquiries to Michelle Taiaroa-McDonald manager@tro.org.nz 027 2815679

Te Mairaki Ellison Taiaroa Whanau Trust

General Meeting

3rd November 2018

2.00 pm

Otakou Marae in Tamatea

Enquiries to Michelle Taiaroa-McDonald manager@tro.org.nz 027 2815679


TO SEE UP AND COMING EVENTS PLEASE SEE OUR

EVENTS PAGE. 

or click on link

http://www.otakourunaka.co.nz/events/


TAUTOKO

Congratulations to Tristan Taiaroa whom has been selected in the Otago Representative 11th grade football team. Way to go Tristan!

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DIWALI

We are looking for Diwali volunteers!

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MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK

ON SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 2018

Venues - Otago Museum (morning), Dunedin Public Art Gallery

and The Octagon Carriageway (if wet, Community Gallery)

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR EVERYTHING!

Prior to DIWALI: making decorations

Community Gallery Octagon

STALLS/COUNTERS:

Rangoli Artists: 8am – 1pm Art Gallery foyer

Mehendi Artists: 11am -12pm Otago Museum

& 2-4pm Octagon

Bindhi Artists: 2-4pm Art Gallery foyer

Turban Wrapping Facilitators: 2-4pm Art Gallery foyer

Sari Draping Facilitators: 2-4pm Art Gallery foyer

Childrens Workshop facilitators for making collage lamps, chalk & powder Rangoli: 2pm Art Gallery Playspace

PERFORMANCES:

1.Expression of Interest from artists for Dance, song and music with Indian flavour/essence: Octagon 4-5pm

2.Bollywood dance workshop instructors: 12-1pm Otago Museum

FOOD STALLS at Octagon: plated or wrapped Indian cuisine (priced between $1 -$5)

PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF US:

Suzanne Caulton suzanne.caulton@otagomuseum.nz

Lynda Cullen

lcullen@dcc.govt.nz

Swaroopa Unni natyalokanz@gmail.com

Rekha Shailaj

Rekha.Rana@op.ac.nz


Open Invitation to the

Māori Research Symposium:

Mauri Ora | Human Flourishing

Otago Polytechnic, Forth Street Dunedin

9 November 2018

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KIA HIWA RĀ! KIA HIWA RĀ!

We wish to invite you to our Māori Research Symposium, Mauri Ora | Human Flourishing, which will showcase Māori research undertaken at Otago Polytechnic. The Symposium aims to nurture research conducted by Māori staff and students; that is, research undertaken by Māori, for Māori, or with Māori. It will celebrate the depth and breadth of Māori research conducted at Otago Polytechnic and provide opportunities to share Māori research fields and expertise. This Symposium will showcase Māori led or collaborative Māori research focused on a wide range of issues concerned with human and environmental wellbeing, with the goal of connecting with our wider community, rūnaka and iwi.

Timetable for Mauri Ora | Human Flourishing Symposium

8.30am Mihi Whakatau

9.00am Registration

9.15am Morning tea

9.45am Keynote Speaker 1, Professor David Tipene Leach

10.30am Presentations – 20 min oral presentations

12.00pm Lunch break – Hāngī (koha)

1.00pm 20/20 presentation

1.15pm Guest speaker Maata Wharehoka presents Tātarakihi – The Children of

Parihaka Film

3.00pm Keynote Speaker 2, Professor Jacinta Ruru

3.45pm Karakia whakamutuka

Nibbles and drinks

If you have any questions, please contact either Kelli Te Maihāroa, Tumuaki: Rakahau Māori (Director: Māori Research) on kelli.temaiharoa@op.ac.nz or Tessa Thomson, Executive Assistant on Tessa.thomson@op.ac.nz. There is no registration fee to attend this Symposium, but for catering purposes we do require participants to register via the following link: https://maoriresearchsymposium.op.ac.nz/registration/



Maori Land Law Graduate Position

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The Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre has an exciting opportunity available for a graduate lawyer to work in our office based in Dunedin, commencing in early 2019. Our organisation is a whanau-based environment.

 

The Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre is based in Dunedin. It is a publicly-funded Community Law Centre.  We are a small team. Our speciality is Māori Land Law, and representing clients in the Māori Land Court, but we provide a range of other Kaupapa Māori services.

 

A passion to work with iwi/hapū/whānau is a key component for this position.

 

Your credentials will include:

•     a good law degree (or one nearing completion)

•     ability to work well with Māori clients

•              high motivation and ability to self manage

•              good communication and writing skills

•              excellent attention to detail

•              analytical skills

•              initiative

•              honesty

•              fine organisational skills

•              ability to multi-task

•              team player

•              sense of humour

Applications Close Thursday 4 October 2018

 

Please forward your application letter, CV, and academic transcript to

Joy Smith, at joy@ngaitahulaw.org.nz; 03 477 0855.



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