Congratulations

Warmest congratulations to Wiremu Clive Stone, who graduated from Waikato University in April, with a Bachelor of Business Analysis (Accounting). Wiremu is the son of Clive and Petina Stone and mokopuna of the late Priscilla and David Stone.

Wiremu started work in February as an accountant with Deloittes in Auckland, after spending the summer working for Treasury in Wellington.

He completed Aoraki Bound in 2008 and was a Matakahi Cadet in 2011. Wiremu also received a Ngāi Tahu scholarship and wishes to acknowledge all the tautoko and encouragement he received from his whānau, hapū and iwi during his studies. His whānau are very proud of him and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Wiremu Stone and his Dad Clive Stone on graduation day in Hamilton.

Wiremu Stone and his Dad Clive Stone on graduation day in Hamilton.

Hīkoi to Arahura

Brother and sister Maui and Catherine Stuart travelled to Arahura recently, sharing some special times together along the way. They caught up with the Kōhanga whānau along with Aunty Mere and Uncle Richard and whānau, after the passing of our dear friend and sister the late Angela Wallace Swindells. Special moments. Here are some words from Māui:

“I was lucky enough to spend a few days with my sister Catherine, as she had mahi at Te Kōhanga Reo in Arahura.

It was a beautiful day as we travelled through Arthur’s Pass, which is named after our grandfather’s brother – so my sister says. As we passed over railway crossings she told me to keep quiet as there were railway sleepers around us.

It was lovely to meet the whānau and reconnect with them. We listened to Catherine’s kōrero and learned about the history of the kōhanga on the West Coast.

We managed to see the marae and it is almost finished. What a huge weekend that will be. I won’t be able to make the opening of the marae due to work however, I send best wishes to my whānau.

Being invited to dinner with Mere, Upoko Richard Wallace and the rest of the whānau was the highlight of my visit. They are all well and, as expected, missing Angela. As I told them the aroha and respect shown by Rāpaki was genuine.

Many thanks again sister, mum and dad would have been proud of us. Love you so much.
Nā Maui Stuart aka Geffory.”

Maui at Arthurs Pass.

Maui at Arthurs Pass.

Catherine at Arthurs Pass.

Catherine at Arthurs Pass.

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