A youth programme, Manawa Hou has been established in South Island’s Ngai Tahu iwi.

Lisa Tumahai is adamant Manawa Hou will help lead their young people into Ngai Tahu culture.

Lisa Tumahai is deputy to Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and supports the idea of youth learning about their blood lines to other iwi and families.

They will be walking parts of Kaikoura following the footsteps of the forebears and they will visit an ancient site called Kaihinu.

But the youth will stay at Waikawa Marae which belongs to the Ati Awa and from there travel to Kaihinu where Sir Tipene O’Regan will relate to them Ngai Tahu histories to be handed down to them teh next generation.

Tera a Ngai Tahu i Te Waipounamu e whakarite ana i tetahi kaupapa rangatahi kua whakaingoatia Manawa Hou. Kei te tautoko pono a Lisa Tumahai i te Manawa Hou na tana huarahi e arahi ana i nga taiohi ki roto i nga ahurea o Ngai Tahu. Ko Lisa Tumahai te kaiwhakahaere tuarua o Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu me tana korero e ki ana ka ahei nga taiohi ki te whai kawai toto ki o ratau ake whanau a hora atu ki etahi o nga hapu. Kei te hikoi nga rangatahi i nga takiwa o Kaikoura kia whai i nga tapuwae o nga tipuna kia noho ratau ki tetahi wahi tawhito ki Kaihinu. Engari ka noho nga rangatahi ki te marae o Waikawa o te iwi o Te Ati Awa mai reira ka toro atu ki Kaihinu whakarongo ai ki nga korero a Ta Tipene O’Regan, mana nga korero nehera o Ngai Tahu e whakarerea ki nga uri whakaheke.