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MEL TAINUI – ŌNUKU MARAE’S TREATY OF WAITANGI EXPERT

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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