Ōnuku climate change wānanga

January 31, 2024
Group photo taken at our first Te Kori a te Kō wānanga 19th - 21 January 2024

Our Climate Change Adaptation Wānanga took place in sweltering heat; a stark reminder of the kaupapa at hand. We hosted three days of workshops, expert panel discussions, and activities at Ōnuku Marae from January 19 to 21.  Ōnuku Rūnanga chair Rik Tainui says the wānanga, titled Te Kori a te Kō, was a great success. “We had whānau, community representatives, climate science experts, and local government folks all in the same place, talking about what we can do now to…

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Climate change wānanga

August 2, 2023

We have the opportunity to prepare an integrated mahinga kai management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan for Akaroa Harbour. This could be the first example of a ki uta ki tai (catchment), whānau focused, climate change plan that centres on mahinga kai. The aspiration for the plan is that it: • Integrates both top-down and bottom-up frameworks: top-down frameworks are mainly designed to help understand the potential long-term impacts of climate change (using global models), whereas bottom-up frameworks…

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September 12, 2018

Congratulations to Mel Tainui, who has been selected as a representative to the First Nations’ Futures Programme – a programme that provides aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. The programme gives participants a deep knowledge of indigenous economies, science and environmental management. This is a fantastic opportunity for Mel to build on her already impressive knowledge of Maori history, including the Treaty of Waitangi, which she is often speaks about…

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George Tikao and the History of Ōnuku Marae

March 22, 2018

George W. Tikao served for many years as the Chairman of Ōnuku Rūnanga. Ōnuku is the birthplace of his mother. His whānau later lived at the kāinga opposite Akaroa called Ōpukutahi. He grew up at Lyttelton and spent time at Ōnuku as a child and teenager. Whānau asked him to return to Ōnuku to help support the development of the marae especially the building of the wharenui, Karaweko. He served as the Ōnuku Rūnanga representative on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…

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