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Published: 2 August, 2018

Painting and Maintenance

Painting and Maintenance

Painting and Maintenance service

  • Reasonable rates
  • All negotiable
  • Painting
  • Yard Work
  • Tree Work
  • Landscaping


Contact: Errol MacDonald on phone 022 1044 779 or email

Published: 30 July, 2018

Waikawa Marina Moorings Vacant

Waikawa Marina Moorings Vacant

Kia Ora 


Te Ātiawa Trust Office have available moorings to rent. If you have any enquiries, please contact the office on  0800 284 292


Ngā mihi


Te Ātiawa Trust Office

Published: 27 July, 2018

Hāpata Te Kurī Māia o te Moana

Hāpata Te Kurī Māia o te Moana

Hāpata te Kurī Māia o te Moana is a true story about a small dog who lived by the sea.  Everybody loved him, but the person who loved him the most was Tim.  One fine day, an excited Hāpataset off on a boat with Tim’s father, heading for the Marlborough Sounds.  What no one knew, however, was that the weather would soon turn rough and Hāpata would be thrown into the biggest adventure of his life.


This book has just arrived in our warehouse.  You can buy copies from your local bookstore or directly from our website with free delivery within New Zealand.


I hope you enjoy this book as much as we have.  We have sold over 40,000 copies of the English edition, and I am sure this edition will continue to delight, children, their parents, teachers and librarians for years to come.  It would be great if you circulate the information about Hāpata te Kurī Māia o te Moana    to the members of your trust.



Published: 20 July, 2018

Māori attitudes and Māori voices Survey

Kia Ora,

Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Laura O'Connell Rapira and a group of Otago Medical students are conducting research into Māori attitudes towards the justice system using the ActionStation platform, Facebook and other social media and emails. The purpose of this survey is to amplify or raise the voices of whānau Māori in this kaupapa.


As a part of this we have launched a nationwide survey to help us understand Māori attitudes and Māori voices in this kaupapa.

The end result will be a report that Laura O'Connell Rapira founder of ActionStation will use to advocate for change.


Here's what we all know:

The issue of incarceration disproportionately affects Māori. The views and voices of all iwi and hāpu across the motu should take prominence in deciding what should be done about it.


To help us if you can spread this survey to as many people as possible we would be extremely grateful. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete.

If you know of anyone else we can contact to try and get more people involved please let us know. 


Ngā Mihi,

Timothy Colson, 4th year Medical Student

University of Otago 


Project Supervisors:

Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Lecturer and Social Justice Advocate 

(Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa; Ngāi Tāhu; Ngāi Tūhoe, Rongowhakaata; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Manawa)


Laura O’Conell Rapira: Director of Action Station 

(Ngāpuhi, Te Ātiawa, Te Rarawa, Te Arawa)

Published: 12 July, 2018

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review

In 1995 a reserve management plan was published for Victoria Domain and related reserves (including Shelley Beach, Memorial Park, Waikawa Recreation Reserve and Endeavour Park. Some 23 years later much has changed in the way people use and value these reserve areas and this needs to be considered in developing a new plan.

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust and the Marlborough District Council are working together to prepare a new plan and would like to hear from you. The new reserve management plan for the Victoria Domain reserves will provide an overall vision and management framework that will help guide both day-to-day and long-term decision making.


Feedback/suggestions can also be made online at:


For further information click on documents below.

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review Victoria Domain Flyer - (932 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review Victoria Domain Feedback and Suggestions Form - (140 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 12 July, 2018

Waikawa Marae Manager

Waikawa Marae Manager

Tēnā koe,

Kua wātea mai he turanga ki Waikawa Marae, mēnā e hiahia ana koe mō tēnei turanga,

Whakapā mai i a Intepeople

anei te hononga:

A position has become vacant at Waikawa Marae, if you are interested in this position.
Contact Intepeople

Herewith the link:

Published: 15 June, 2018

Matariki Waitohi Picton Festival

Matariki Waitohi Picton Festival

15th June to 22nd July

Lights, performers, and feasting – Picton will be full of new energy this winter, with plans well underway for a community festival linked to Matariki. The Arts and Heritage Working Group of Picton Smart & Connected is championing the new festival, which will run from 15 June to 23 July.

The year marks the first time the community will come together under the Matariki sky for five weeks of activities.

To date, we have two events and we’re looking forward to confirming more in the coming weeks.

Visit: for more information.

Published: 11 June, 2018

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2

Presented by Fiona Ingram and Gaylene Hansen. A new series of interactive workshops designed to help you

  • Recognise, manage and value your gift of sensitivity.
  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries in your life.

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2 Sensitivity workshops Term 2 - (1.6 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Click here for more information »

Published: 11 June, 2018

NCEA Have your say

NCEA Have your say

The future of NCEA belongs to all New Zealanders

The Government is looking at ways to strengthen NCEA that will benefit all our young people. But we need your help to make it happen.

Over the next few months we want to hear from thousands of people across New Zealand from a range of backgrounds. Everyone with an interest in NCEA is invited to share their experiences and ideas. In English or Te Reo Māori, online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media - you choose.

Find out more here:

Published: 11 June, 2018

Matauranga seed funding

What is available:

This agreement provides seed funding to help Te Atiawa to have initial conversations with all stakeholders and start the processes that will lead to production of resources and children learning about Te Atiawa.

Please refer to the draft agreement below to give you a sense of what the agreement might look like.

Here is a website to provide you with more information:

 Matauranga seed funding Draft Procurement agreementTe Atawa2 - (71 KB Word document) »

Published: 29 May, 2018

Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market

Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market will be held on Friday 14 September, 4-9pm at Seymour Square in Blenheim.

The last market was an overwhelming success with food stalls selling out fast!  We are keen to get more stalls this time and make it even bigger!

The market coincides with Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2018 and so we’re sharing the theme - Kia Kaha te Reo Māori! This event is held under the Korowai of Manawhenua Iwi, Rangitane o Wairau, Ngati Rarua o Wairau and Ngati Toa o Wairau and is open to everyone to attend. Nau Mai Haere Mai!

If you are interested in having a stall please email or call Te Ra Morris on 021943983.

Published: 24 May, 2018

Warmer Homes

Warmer Homes

ANZ has recently launched an initiative to provide an interest free loan of up to $5000.00
for up to 4 years.

Click here for more information



Published: 11 May, 2018

Whānau Ora, Christchurch - 13th June.

Whānau Ora, Christchurch - 13th June.

Tēnā koutou

We are currently finalising plans to commence a 2nd semester NZ Certificate in Whānau Ora in Christchurch, commencing 13th June.

We are still taking enrolments and would apreciate if you would share the attached information with your networks.

The training is free to tauira – we will access HWNZ funding via the DHB for those who qualify, and for those who dont, we have TEC efts funding to cover fees.

The programme is delivered by skilled tutors with more than 10 years experience in tertiary training in the hauora sector, supported by guest speakers who are highly respected in their area of expertise.  This is a great opportunity to hear from these experts in a small group setting, while gaining a Level 4 nationally recognised qualification.

Contact our team to register your interest.   

Ngā mihi nui

Published: 28 November, 2017

2017 Trustee Election and AGM

Voting on the 2017 Trustee Election and AGM has closed.

To view the results please click here.

2017 Trustee Election and AGM Te Atiawa o Te Waka a Maui Trust 2017 Trustee Election Final Result2 - (96 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 1 November, 2017

Te Ātiawa Trust Board Letter to whānau

Re: Response of Trustees in Reply to Panui of Glenice Paine

Te Ātiawa Trust Board Letter to whānau Te+Atiawa+Trust+Board+Letter+to+whanau 3 - (286 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 26 July, 2017

Resource Management Pānui

Tēnā koutou katoa. Resource / Rohe Management pānui will be updated on a regular basis, and can be found under the ‘Resource Management’ menu tab.

Click on this link to view the current RM pānui.  Rohe Management_2017-07-11.pdf

Published: 26 July, 2017

Plague Skinks Threat to Native Fauna

Tēnā koutou katoa e te Iwi. The Dept. of Conservation has issued documentation in relation to the Plague Skinks which are a threat to our native fauna. Please note attached for your interest and information.  

Read more here

Published: 17 July, 2017

Science Scholarship for Māori Undergraduate Students

Scholarship opportunity for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. Refer to the article attached. Science Scholarship_July17.pdf

Copy and paste the following website to your browser for further information, which can be found under the 'Foundation' tab / Scholarships. Applications closing date is 7 August 2017.