Ngā Whetu – Term 3, 2016 Highlights

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Paerangi

the team from Otago University

Nga Mihi Matua Frank, and the team from Otago University

Navigating our Own Futures

A group of year 13 ākonga that were interested in studying next year at the University of Otago and also the Queenstown Resort College, paid a visit to the region to look at study options. A big mihi to Frank Edwards and his team from Te Huka Mātauraka for their manaakitanga on campus and also to our kura and Academy graduates currently studying at Otago that hosted our ākonga for the night – Harley, Honehau, Mana, Shane and Kauri. Thanks boys, even though it cost us your weight in KFC! As part of transitioning our senior ākonga into tertiary study we have also made education trips to Queenstown Resort College in Paihia, Auckland University, AUT and Waikato University in Hamilton.

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Success at Manu Korero

Ngā Whetu – Term 2 Highlights

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A Time To Celebrate

Ngā mihi mahana mo te tau hou Māori!

As we acknowledge the rise of Matariki on the horizon, we remember that in the old days the constellation was important for navigation and timing of the seasons. Nowadays it’s a time to celebrate and to prepare the ground for the coming year, so it’s a good time to take stock of what we have achieved and to look ahead.

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Pānui ā Kura – 22 April 2016

Tū ki te marae, tū ki te ao, tihewa mauri ora. Tēna tātou e te whānau, tuatahi, me mihi ki tō tātou matua nui i te rangi, nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua, ki ngā mate hohua o te wā, haere. Haere ki pae maumahara, haere ki te kainga tūturu mō tāua te tangata. Mate atu he tete kura, ko rātou tēna i okioki ai. Ara ake he tete kura, ka hoki tēnei ki ngā kanohi ora, koutou rā e te whānau, tēna koutou.

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Pānui ā Kura – 8 April 2016

 

Tū ki te marae, tū ki te ao, hewa mauri ora. Tēna tātou e te whānau, tuatahi, me mihi ki tō tātou matua nui i te rangi, nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua, ki ngā mate hohua o te wā, haere. Haere ki pae maumahara, haere ki te kainga tūturu mō tāua te tangata. Mate atu he tete kura, ko rātou tēna i okioki ai. Ara ake he tete kura, ka hoki tēnei ki ngā kanohi ora, koutou rā e te whānau, tēna koutou.

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students promote Northland

Students Promote Northland and Maori Culture

A Whangarei charter school has brought its knowledge of Northland and Maori culture to a tourism project that will be seen around the world.

Students from Te Kapehu Whetu have teamed up with regional tourism and development body Northland Inc to produce a series of images of the region that will be used to attract international visitors to Northland.

Paul Davis, general manager of Northland Inc, said he approached Whangarei District Council about plans to organise a Maori culture-focused photo shoot to promote Northland and was referred to Rangatahi Inc – an initiative by charter school Te Kapehu Whetu which aims to unlock rangatahi entrepreneurship in Te Tai Tokerau.

“We gave them the brief and said this is about manaakitanga and the students should approach this from the perspective of: If international visitors were coming to your place, what would you show them and how would you go about that?” he said.

“We gave them the overall concept, they worked out how they would put it together, locations, who would be involved in what shots – it was an exercise they could do in their classes but it was also something for us which was very real and very needed.”

Te Kapehu Whetu students Maia Mokaraka, 15, and Te Rangi Munroe, 16, said they were not part of the group who made decisions on what the photo shoot would look like but were models for it with other classmates. Miss Mokaraka said she appreciated the need to ensure the photos were authentically Northland.

“They wanted an authentic feel to Aotearoa and to give people a glimpse of our way of living,” Miss Mokaraka said.

Miss Mokaraka and Mr Munroe travelled to different locations with photographer Sara Orme including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia and Ruapekapeka Pa.

Miss Mokaraka said the photo shoot felt authentic and natural.

“We got to do things like make harakeke putiputi (flax flowers) with weavers, we didn’t have to try too hard,” Miss Mokaraka said.

Mr Davis said the students understood the brief right away.

“They were great, right from the start they knew what we were trying to do. They know Northland and parts of Northland really well,” he said

The images from the photo shoot will be used to promote Northland in visitor guides and the tourism trade directory and will be provided to international media and will be used in trade shows off shore and in New Zealand.

 

Originally featured in the Northern Advocate, Wednesday April 6, 2016
by Mikaela Collins

Photo: Maia Mokaraka, 15, and Te Rangi Munro, 16, helped promote Northland and Maori culture.  / Michael Cunningham

 

Rangatahi Inc Launch Dinner

On August 28 this year, a bold new initiative called Rangatahi Inc was launched at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium. Rangatahi Inc is a collaborative initiative designed to unlock rangatahi entrepreneurship in Tai Tokerau. This video captures some of the highlights from the evening including the first product launch as a result of Rangatahi Inc – Inc Me, a high quality smart phone case with a QR code that contains a company or individual’s contact details.

Rangatahi Inc. Launch Event

Māori youth learn tricks of the trade

See video here. Originally presented on Te Kaea, by Dean Nathan

Developing the economic growth and success of Māori youth was the purpose of last night’s (August 29) business launch in Whāngarei. The project aims to focus on knowledge and opportunity gaps that hinder the progress of Māori youth.

Business leaders and politicians alike came together to support the launch of Rangatahi Inc.

Inspired youth Lewis Paul is passionate about the project ‘This amazing project will help me achieve my goals and aspirations to become a future leader.’

Ideally this initiative will help develop the resources needed to advance the Māori economy.

Charter teacher from Te Kāpehu Whetū Mr Nathan Mathew said he is proud of his youth’s presentation ‘It’s not an easy thing to get up before an audience of this calibre but tonight they did.’

Rangatahi Inc is a business centre for youth. Proceeds from the launch will go towards a trip to New York and Chicago in October. The 20 entrepreneurial youth chosen for the trip will be exposed to one of the world’s largest and most dynamic markets.

For Lewis Paul it’s all about ‘Experiencing the world and developing ourselves into Māori leaders of the future.’