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Kaumātua Wati Ngamane has been the chairman of the Ngāti Maru Runanga Trust since 1999, and a trustee and chairman of Matai Whetu Marae since 2001. File Photo: JOHN COWPLAND Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Farming Award 2021 for Dairy. March 2021. Photo by CONDITIONS of USE: FREE for editorial use in direct relation the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition. ie. not to be used for general stories about the finalist or farming. NO archiving of images. NO commercial use. Please contact if you have any questions

‘The job’s not finished’

A Thames kaumātua and iwi negotiator says the work continues on Treaty settlements that have been ongoing since 2009.Walter (Wati) Ngamane, from Thames, is a co-negotiator for Ngāti Maru, working…

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Queen’s Birthday Honour recipient Denise Messiter, far right, led the establishment of the Pātaka Kai food rescue service based in Paeroa. File photo: KELLEY TANTAU

Services to women, Māori recognised

A long-term advocate for Māori-owned health and social services, and a Matatoki woman supporting marginalised members of the community are among those recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.Denise Messiter…

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Acclaimed netball coach Ruth Aitken has been made a Dame. Photo: MICHAEL BRADLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Dame Ruth

It was a mixture of shock and honour when acclaimed netball coach Ruth Aitken read she had been made a Dame.She’s been living back in her hometown of Paeroa for…

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