December 2015

In this issue

Stories inside this edition include:The latest korero from Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Group;  A new café in Ruatoria puts the ‘hati’ in to ‘nati’ ; Korero and images from the 2015 Ta Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures; Living the East Coast dream. Click here for the December 2015 edition of Nati Link best for printing. Click here for version best for viewing as double page spread

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Whats Inside the Nati Link December 2015 edition

With 2015 about to draw to a close, and with 2016 just around the corner, the December edition of Nati Link is inspired by several kaupapa: reflecting back on the last 12 months; returning back to the Coast to renew whanau ties; revitalising our stories and our history.

The Iwi Has Spoken

Ngati Porou have had their say about who can best represent them at the decision making table of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou. Or have they? In this opinion piece former political reporter Tina Wickliffe analyses voter participation and what needs to be done to get more Naatis engaged.

Living the East Coast Dream

Building their own home on the whenua has been an aspiration for Tarsh Koia and Manu Caddie for many years, a dream they are now beginning to realise.

Served With Aroha

A new café in the heart of Ruatoria hopes to be part of these festivities, and a destination venue, by emulating the hospitality Ngati Porou are known for – serving delicious kai with aroha.

Remembering the fallen

Members of the Kohere Whanau recently gathered at Te Tini o Porou in Gisborne to lend support to a new short film project based on the story of their tipuna and renowned Ngati Porou soldier, 2nd Lieutenant Henare Mokena Kohere.