Story: Ngāti Awa
Ngāti Awa have a motto: ‘I am like a fledgling, a newborn bird just learning to fly’.
Spoken as the dying words of the chief Te Mautaranui, they bring hope for a bright future. Having lost their tribal land in the wars of the mid-1860s, Ngāti Awa are now putting grievances behind them. A trust board, a centre of higher learning and a radio station are all signs of new life in a modern context.