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Manawhenua Panels

When working with partners to incorporate Kāi Tahu values into developments across the Otago region, it is important that Mana Ahurea fully understands the aspirations of manawhenua.

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The Design Process

Mana Ahurea works with partners across the Otago region to incorporate manawhenua values and identity into new developments. This means being involved in the very early stages of the process, to influence the design process long before building begins.

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Employment Workstreams

General Manager of Mana Takata Chris Rosenbrock says that the Employment workstream is making a real difference for Māori and Pasifika across Otago.

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Dunedin City Cultural Narrative

Dr Michael Stevens is a Ngāi Tahu historian currently working for Aukaha on the development of a Ngāi Tahu cultural narrative for Dunedin city. He is one of several people contributing to...

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Te Ohu Aukaha

Last year Aukaha signed a contract with MSD for a Managed Apprenticeship Trust Plan in Otago. The plan is part of the wider philosophy of Aukaha and our partners to...

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Ngāi Tahu Cultural Narratives in Schools

The Ministry for Education is encouraging schools to more consistently recognise the history and ongoing presence of mana whenua. A key way of doing this is through the development of cultural...

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Mahika kai

Mahika kai is an intrinsic part of Kāi Tahu identity, and is one of the key values that Aukaha works to protect.Mahika kai is the gathering of foods and other...

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Another mahika kai species particularly valued in the south is kanakana or lamprey. Kanakana are an unusual and ancient fish – they look a bit like eels, are boneless (instead...

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