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Whare Ora – preparing for Makariri

Whare Ora – preparing for Makariri New Windows Going In From The Outside

MANA TAKATA STORY Whare Ora – preparing for Makariri Funding remains available for whānau homes that require critical and essential upgrades. Find out if your whare is eligible. 8 March 2024 As we head into the cooler months, now is the time to prepare ourselves and our homes before Makariri (winter) strikes. Limited funding is […]

Decolonising our awa

Decolonising our awa Toxic algae warning for Whakaehu Silverstream - once a place Kāi Tahu tīpuna would bathe in, today we are unable to access it.

MANA TAIAO STORY Decolonising our awa A new Otago Regional Council Plan, in partnership with mana whenua, looks to restore the mauri of freshwater bodies in Otago. 6 March 2024 With many of Otago’s freshwater bodies in crisis, and Kāi Tahu whānau being further severed from practising fundamental cultural practises, whānau and stakeholders will be […]

Intergenerational connections etched on the walls of Tāhuna

Intergenerational connections etched on the walls of Tāhuna 7

MANA AHUREA STORY Intergenerational connections etched on the walls of Tāhuna Aukaha’s Mana Ahurea team worked with mana whenua, Kāi Tahu artists, and Kā Huanui a Tāhuna to pull forth Kāi Tahu narratives and designs into the streets of Tāhuna Queenstown. 1 March 2024 The tenacity and strength of famous Kāti Māmoe ancestress Hākitekura is […]

Rakatahi of Aukaha: Riani Iti-Metuatai

Rakatahi of Aukaha: Riani Iti-Metuatai Riani Screenshot Three

Rakatahi of Aukaha Our video series featuring Aukaha rakatahi  continues with Riani Iti-Metuatai who has grown her passion for design and te ao Māori as kaiāwhina for Mana Ahurea. Creating space for a passion to grow Riani Iti-Metuatai (Te Āti Awa, Kuki Ārani) first joined Aukaha in a role supporting our operations and finance team. […]

Te Ara o Kōpūwai

Te Ara o Kōpūwai Transpower Tohu Whenua Unveiling

MANA AHUREA STORY Te Ara o Kōpūwai – The Pathway of Kōpūwai An intriguing mana whenua narrative of Kōpūwai, a giant tipua (ogre) with a pack of two-headed dogs, now overlooks the Ida Valley in the form of a tohu whenua (land marker), thanks to a partnership between mana whenua ki Āraiteuru and Transpower. The […]

The Ōtepoti Narrative Wānaka Series

The Ōtepoti Narrative Wānaka Series Screenshot 2023 12 08 At 11.29.27

The Ōtepoti Narrative Wānaka Series Visiting places and stories of significance in Ōtepoti-Dunedin   Welcome everyone onto our second hīkoi, following the trails of our ancestors, and sharing the kōrero of our Taranaki whānau who were wrongly imprisoned. These stories are to uphold our history, so we know who we are and where we come from, […]

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