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Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Cultural Council

The Council is made up of a Trust Board (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Kaumatua Adviser), Te Matatini Delegate, Te Waipounamu Representatives, affiliated groups, patron and life members. It operates under a Trust Deed.

Current Council Members

PATRON Reihana Parata Reihana Parata
KAUMATUA Dr. Terry RyanDr Ryan is Kāwai Kaitiaki of the Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit. He is the acknowledged authority on the contemporary whakapapa of Ngāi Tahu and has worked for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu since 1974.Read more… terry
CHAIR PERSON Ranui Ngarimu ranui
Vice Chair Rangimarie Parata Takurua
Secretary Junior Tana
Treasurer Paula Hutana
Te Matatini Delegate Puamiria Parata-Goodall
Te Waipounamu Representatives Terry Ryan, David Brennan,
Corban Te Aika

Affiliated Roopu

Amokura
Mareikura
Ngā Manu a Tāne
Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki
Ngāti Makō
Te Ahikaaroa
Te Ahikomau a Hamoterangi
Te Kotahitanga
Te Parinui o Whiti
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

Group Profiles coming soon.

Meetings

The Waitaha Cultural Council meets on the first Monday of every month, 6.30 pm at Rehua Marae. The meetings are open and we welcome new membership. Each affiliated group has one vote but can nominate three representatives to the Council.

History
Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Estab. 1965

1965 saw the visionary dream of Te Kiato Riwai affectionately known as Kia, take seed. With the strength of Aoraki to draw on, the wairua of her tipuna to guide her, and the love and support of her whānau and friends, Kia’s dream of young Māori and their whānau learning their heritage and participating in their culture, like the newly formed fronds of the pītau began to slowly unfurl.

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Te Matatini 2015

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Nau mai, haere mai rā, ki ōku nei papa
hai whakaeke e te rau, e te tini e…

The biannual Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where elite kapa haka performers from around New Zealand and Australia come together to compete, will be held in Christchurch in 2015.

Christchurch won its bid to host this prestigious cultural event after the Waitaha Cultural Council supported by representatives from the Christchurch City Council and Ngai Tahu gave a final presentation to a panel in Wellington on Wednesday, 22 February 2012. Read more….

 

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