Ngātiwai Kāhui Kaumātua Update


The Kāhui Kaumātua Hui are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Ngātiwai Trust Board. These hui are an opportunity to have updates and discussion regarding the kaupapa of Ngātiwai.

Ngā Kaumātua, ō Mātou Taonga
The Kāhui Kaumātua will be participating in a co design ‘Ageing Well’ Research Project called Ngā Kaumātua, ō Mātou Taonga: Supporting kaumātua health in a changing world with the James Henare Māori Research Centre.

It is a pilot study that will examine the reciprocal and interdependent nature of Māori society and will describe inter generational relationships that enhance the well-being of Kaumātua.  A trip to the James Henare research centre is planned for the future. 

Members of the James Henare Māori Research team attending our hui are Dr Tia Dawes, Dr Hilary Lapsley, Dr Mere Kepa, Mr Edgar Wallace and Ms Ngahuia Harrison.
​Mana moana a Ngātiwai

The kāhui Kaumātua participated in a workshop  with Phil Lyver, a researcher with Manaaki Whenua who has been working with Ngātiwai for years to help capture the essence of our mana and relationship to the wai and offshore islands. This workshop was an opportunity for kuia and kaumātua to discuss  aspirations and articulate the identity for our iwi.

Last month whānau celebrated the 93rd birthday of  Atareiria Blair

​Upcoming Christmas Highlight

The inaugural Kāhui Kaumātua  Christmas event will be held Tuesday 19th December at Tutukaka. Get your fashion outfits ready for the Boardwalk, followed by an evening of great entertainment featuring Kawiti Waetford and other talented artists. This is shaping up to be an exciting not to miss event.  The details will be discussed at the November Kāhui kaumātua meeting. Numbers will be limited so make sure you get your free ticket confirmed . Limited ticket sales may be available for others.

Next Kāhui Kaumātua meeting: 11.00am Tuesday 21st November at the Ngātiwai Trust Board.

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