Friday, February 26, 2010

successfully revitalising Ngāi Tahu culture

One of the team's of heroes within the office is the Ngāi Tahu Fund team led by Ana Rolleston.

What fantastic mahi this it; to work to revitalising Ngāi Tahu culture.
"The Ngāi Tahu Fund is an initiative to provide resources to Ngāi Tahu whānui, rūnanga, hapū and whānau groups to strengthen Ngāi Tahu cultural excellence.
Five funding rounds have been completed, contributing over 3.86 million to communities throughout New Zealand.
We have received over 566 applications and the Ngāi Tahu Fund Committee, which comprises Ngāi Tahu leaders and funding experts, approved 338 applications that included people wanting to investigate their whānau whakapapa and history, workshops on traditional arts like weaving and carving plus environmental revitalisation projects.
Mission of the Fund
Toitū te Kawa
Toitū te Rangatiratanga
Toitū te Ao Tūroa
Toitū te Kaikōkiri
Toitū te Iwi
"Strengthening Ngāi Tahu cultural excellence through sustainability, innovation and tenacity"
Thank you so much for this - it is much appreciated. And a special thank you to the assessment committee who are leading us wisely.
"The Assessment Committee is comprised of: Jane Davis (Chairperson), Rakiihia Tau, Te Ao Hurae Waaka, Iain Hines, Piri Sciascia, Suzanne Ellison and John Prendergast.

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