Pānui: Mahuru 2023/1

PanuiSep 13 20230 Comment


In celebration of te wiki o te reo Māori, Manaaki Kapiti have embraced this kaupapa with vigour this year by providing resources for whānau and paying homage to our beautiful marae and homelands of Kāpiti.

Join them as they share our slice of paradise and meet up with our other kaupapa, Mahi mō te Taiao, Waikanae Jobs 4 Nature!

Kia kaha ki te reo Maori I tenei wiki whānau #tewikiotereomāori#Atiawakiwhakarongotai

Katahi na te tamaiti mohio, ko koe a Ngapera!!!

Nei rā tō mātou nei kainga tūturu! Here is our kainga, Whakarongotai.

Ko Tokomaru te waka

Ko Kapakapanui te maunga

Ko Waikanae te awa

Ko Te rau o te Rangi te moana

Ko Kāpiti te motu

Ko Te Ātiawa no runga i te rangi!

Hoki ki to kainga, mo ngā tamariki mokopuna!

Kia kaha te reo Māori e whānau mā

*Do not own rights to the music

Kīwaha with Mahi mō te Taiao!

Check out this awesome video of our Waikanae Jobs for Nature crew sharing kīwaha that you can incorporate into your everyday lives.

Kia kaha te reo Māori, whiua tō mātou nei tāonga ki te ao!!

Mauri ora whānau, thankyou to the WJ4N for bringing the mana

*do not own rights to the music

Ngā mihi o te rangi nei ki a koutou…

Here are some details about our upcoming training programme, the last one for this year, and attached is the updated prospectus for any interested iwi members.

Our final recruitment round for 2023 will commence in September, details are as follows:


  1. – Insight Day – Monday 18th Sept 2023 – Otaihanga Boat Club & hui tahi with individuals Tuesday 19th September, 10 Parata Street, Waikanae.
  2. – Course commences Mon 25th Sept 2023 – Whakarongotai Marae, 10 am pōwhiri
  3. – Marae Noho Overnight – Weds to Thurs 1 – 2 Nov 2023
  4. – Rā Whakapōtae – Friday 8th Dec 2023 (Tangāroa-ā-Kiokio)

Mehemea, kei a koe he pātai, pātai mai, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any pātai or queries.

Ngā Mihi, Kristie Parata I Iwi Coordinator  W: (04) 293 1538 / 0272612986


In August, we ran a survey to help shape our work on Takutai Kāpiti. We valued the feedback regarding what you cherished about our beautiful coastline. We plan to reconnect with you during a wānanga later this year (date to be confirmed) to update you on the progress of Takutai Kāpiti, hence, we wanted to seek your input on decisions within the Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai rohe.

As a token of our appreciation, we would like to congratulate Brendan Parata who was chosen as our survey participant to receive a $100 petrol voucher this month. We will be running another survey real soon so keep an eye out for this campaign!!!


You are welcome to attend all hui at the marae, please contact Aunty Mackie if you have an agenda item for either hui, email her at  whakarongotai.secretary@gmail.com.

Please save on our calendar the following days:

  1. – Kaumatua Hui are every first Wednesday of the month at 1.00pm
  2. – Marae Hui are every second Sunday of the month at 10.00am.


2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Takamore Trustees, as trustees of the Takamore Urupa Reservation, hereby give notice pursuant to the Māori Reservation Regulations and Te Ture Whenua Māori Land Act 1993 that the Annual General Meeting of beneficiaries will be held on Saturday 7th October 2023, at 10 Parata Street, Waikanae, commencing at 10:00 am.

The Trustees shall consider and vote on:
1. Any general business which is notified to the chairperson in writing at least two days prior to the date of the meeting.

Whānau are asked to bring a plate to share for lunch. Communications in relation to this notice should be directed to the Secretary, Tania Hughes at: waikanaetakamoretrust@gmail.com


Parata Whanau Hui – 4th November 2023, Whakarongotai Marae, Waikanae  

On behalf of Uncle Te Tokawhakaea Graham, and our wider Parata whānau, this is a tono to all uri, descendants of Metapere Waipunaahau and all the Parata whānau to come and hono back at our tūrangawaewae and hui-tahi with each other on Saturday 4th November 2023.

Similarly, as we did in 2020, and our last whānau hui gathering, Uncle Toka has booked our beloved Whakarongotai for the entire weekend for those who wish to travel and / or arrive earlier and stay the night, either Friday or Saturday. The hui will commence at 11 am on Saturday, with the main kaupapa to hear from our kaitiaki attached to various whenua māori in the rohe that we collectively whakapapa to.

We will need whānau tautoko in te kāuta me te wharenui, so please bring whānau who are keen to hui and hear about our various whenua land blocks, and record our notes and kōrero,  and those who would be keen to tautoko and help out in the kitchen. We will feed our tamariki at 1 pm in Ao Rewa, and our pāhake and Kaumātua (mature generations) will dine at 3pm.

We also extend an invitation to all our iwi members to join us for kai hākari at 3 pm, Sat 4th November – Nau mai, haere mai, hoki mai e te whānau…

For any further information, and to RSVP for catering purposes:

Uncle Toka – 0274161289

Marcia Graham – narkesha1aroha@gmail.com

Kristie Parata – kristie.parata@xtra.co.nz



24 hrs

Permanent Role

Ko wai matou | About us

Ko wai matou | About us

Hora Te Pai is the only Maori health provider on the Kapiti Coast and grounded in our cultural identity.  Hora Te Pai translates as ‘spreading blessings and prayers, to give from the heart’ and the service stems from the moemoea of the late, Te Peehi Parata to establish a health service dedicated to advancing the health and wellbeing of our community. 

We are a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about serving our community and committed to providing quality health services which are underpinned by our cultural values. We are on the look out for a Tamariki Ora nurse who enjoys working with whanau and community.

Ko te tūranga | About the role

Our Tamariki Ora service offers community clinics, home visits, Well Child checks and facilitate B4 School Checks, education and health promotion.  You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team utilising a team of Kaiāwhina, and GP clinical team, and work within the community network to provide wrap around support for whānau.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with a current practicing certificate (with no restrictions), current CPR and be eligible to work in Aotearoa. 

The role is part-time (permanent) during normal working hours 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Ko ngā pūkenga | About you

 The successful applicant will have the following:

  • – Current NZ Nursing Council Annual Practicing Certificate
  • – A Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Speciality Nursing (Well Child Tamariki Ora) is preferred; however training will be provided for the successful applicant.
  • – CPR
  • – Full and clean NZ Driver’s Licence
  • – Experience working with Maori and Pacific whānau.
  • – Ability to work in an environment that embeds Tikanga Māori and our values
  • – Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • – An Accredited Vaccinator (desired)

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!  To apply for this role, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via email to:  diane.tatana@horatepai.org.nz

Ngā Manu and would love nothing more than to find someone locally to join their team.

Saturday Wildlife Ranger position (part time) – https://www.seek.co.nz/job/69882820

While the role has a strong focus on native animal husbandry, there are also opportunities to learn about the wider conservation outcomes we work towards here including restoration and protection of the lowland swamp forest, native wildlife breed for release programmes, and specialist native plant conservation including Pua o te Reinga and Pikirangi.

  • The Wildlife Rangers start their day by feeding and watering our precious native animal species and checking on their condition and welfare.
  • There are a wide range of daily tasks associated with maintaining the welfare of Ngā Manu’s captive species including habitat cleaning and maintenance.
  • The Wildlife Ranger team are also responsible for delivering wildlife tours and close encounters, so should have a welcoming hospitality mindset and feel comfortable talking in front of groups of up to at least 50 people.
  • This is a one day a week role (Saturday) with additional casual shifts available during peak season (school holidays and summer).

Visitor Experience & Administration Assistant (fulltime) https://www.seek.co.nz/job/69883888

  • Ngā Manu are looking for someone with a passion for conservation and animal welfare, excellent customer service skills, a welcoming hospitality mindset, and the ability to support the administration of the reserve accurately across a range of applications in the back office.
  • This role has the perfect balance of customer facing and back-office responsibilities and would suit a great all-rounder.
  • This full-time role (4 to 5 days per week) will be worked flexibly with rostered weekend shifts.

For more information, please email Anna McKenzie Hawea at manager@ngamanu.org.nz

If you have changed your residency or contact details in the past year please let us know. Also, if your tamariki have turned 18 years old, they are now required to complete a registration form. Please complete this form and send to admin@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz. We will enter your details into our Tiki Database Systems. Remember whānau, if you want to WIN in our competitions, you must be a registered member. 

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