Kāi Tahu, tēnā koutou.
Nei rā te whakamiha ki a koutou o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou. Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā tini mate, kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a koutou katoa i hīkoi atu ki tua o te ārai, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou, ka huri anō ki a tātou o te ao takata. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

He pātai nui tēnei…kei whea te raumati?

Here on Poutini we could be forgiven for thinking summer has all but passed us by. Apart from the odd visit from Tama-nui-te-raki, we have been hit with rain and wintery blasts and that’s all before the weather bomb exploded, letting loose so much rain – not even the Poutini could handle the volume.

We have a few catch up stories from 2016 to share this month. We have also had some great celebrations already this year, in what is shaping up to be another busy one.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Exhibition

On 4 November 2016, the local Polytechnic exhibited the the work of the latest cohort of certificate and diploma students in their hardstone and jade carving course. Makaawhio kaumātua supported the occasion with our Upoko, Richard Wallace providing a karakia. Congratulations to Josey Coyle, Tutoko Wallace-Jones and Josh Tamainu Pu who won awards. Certificate students Josey and Josh were recognised as the most improved (the award Tutoko won last year), and Tutoko was acknowledged for being the Pāpā Bear – tino kaitautoko o te rōpū supporting and helping other students with their mahi and designs, and holding the fort on a couple of occasions. Well done everyone, with a special acknowledgement of Josh (mokopuna of Nan Pu) and Tutoko, two Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio descendants creating another generation of kaiwhakairo pounamu. Ka mau te wehi.

Marae news

Bach for sale
Only for descendants of traditional land owners and hapū members.
Peter and Heather Orr wish to offer their bach for sale at a sale price of $130,000.
Expressions of Interest for Lot 1 – DP3882, Block XIV Bruce Bay to be sent to:
The Secretary, Mahitahi Ahu Whenua Trust,
PO Box 255, Hokitika 7842
or email: Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Rūnaka website and e-pānui

For those of you who have not had a chance to check out our newly-launched website, we invite you to do so: www.makaawhio.maori.nz Members can access a members-only section which allows registered members to access more information than anyone else visiting the site. All passwords have been emailed and posted out to whānau. If you have not received one, please contact the office. Our pānui are sent by email and can be accessed via a link in the members section of our website.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mail-outs have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure that our membership database is up-to-date still needs plenty of work. Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have your correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone 03 755 7885 email: susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Marae donations

Members have been asking how they can contribute to our marae when they live far away. One way is to make automatic payments into the marae bank account. If this is something you would like to do please note the following details:

Pay to: Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Inc Marae
Bank account: 01 0797 0636793 02
Details to appear on their bank statement: Surname initials

We have several whānau that have been contributing small but regular payments since the marae opened in 2005. Others have made one-off payments and irregular payments as they want. The amount and frequency of payment is up to you.

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te mihi aroha, te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a rātou katoa i hīkoi atu ki tua o te ārai, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou.Tēnā anō tātou katoa.

Ka haere mai te wā kohaka. It may be wishful thinking, but it’s starting to feel like spring is in the air. Kā Tiritiri o te Moana and Aoraki are looking spectacular cloaked in hukapapa and the air is feeling warmer, interspersed with warm spring showers.

We have had another busy month here on Poutini with the usual round of komiti hui and meetings keeping us extra busy. We were pleased to host Heather and Maurice Manawatu on our side of the motu. Our whānau had the opportunity to experience their hospitality in Kaikōura and we were more than happy to reciprocate, sharing our takiwā and kōrero with them, as they had with us.

We are excited to be using their feedback to develop our own experience right in the heart of our takiwā. Watch this space.

Everyone has been counting down to the start of whitebait season on 1 September, and by the time you read this we would have had our first (and second, and third…) feed of fresh bait.

From left: Heather Manawatu, Paul Madgwick, Marie Mahuika-Forsyth, Maurice Manawatu and Jeff Mahuika standing in Mahitahi down from Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae.

From left: Heather Manawatu, Paul Madgwick, Marie Mahuika-Forsyth, Maurice Manawatu and Jeff Mahuika standing in Mahitahi down from Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae.

Hīkoi to the beach with our visitors.

Hīkoi to the beach with our visitors.

Rūnaka e-pānui

We recently sent our very first fortnightly e-pānui. Please get in touch with the office to be added to the list and let us know your thoughts. We look forward to receiving your news, events and other pānui for our next one. We have also been working on a new website for the rūnanga and we are pleased to advise it is almost ready for whānau to access. We have included a members-only section which will allow registered members to access more information not accessible to the public. Please contact Rachael in the office to check if you are registered so you can receive a password.

A look at the home page of the brand new website.

A look at the home page of the brand new website.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai!

  • Hui-ā-tau (AGM) 2016
    Mark your calendars now – Saturday 8 October.
  • Hīkoi whakapapa
    2-5 December.
  • Kids’ pool party
    11 December
    Greymouth Aquatic Centre.

Keeping in contact

Members will soon receive a letter with information on how to access the members-only portion of our rūnanga website. It has taken us some time to update our site and there are still areas to be added. We hope members enjoy the new look site. Also included in the letter will be an information update sheet. Please complete this form and return either by scanning to email or posting back. This will ensure we have the latest contact information available.

Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter:
@makaawhio; phone: 03 755 7885, email: susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Rūnanga annual general meeting

Members of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Inc are advised that our Rūnanga Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) is to be held on Saturday 8 October, starting at 9.45am with a mihi whakatau in our Whare Tīpuna, Kaipō, at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae, Mahitahi (Bruce Bay). The business of the AGM will commence at 10am and will be in accordance with Section 7 of the Rules of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Society Inc (28/11/15). The following Rūnanganui (Executive) positions are open for election at this year’s Hui-a-tau and nominations are now being sought;

  1. Kaiwhakahaere (Chairperson)
  2. Mema (Executive ordinary members x 2)

Nomination process

As per clause 24(d) of our rūnanga rules, nominations must be in writing, must use the prescribed form and include the prescribed information, and, must be signed by the person being nominated for the role as well as another (2) two members of the rūnanga as his/her nominator and seconder. The nominee and two nominators must be registered members 18 years or older. Nomination forms must be received by the nominated deadline date. Additionally, nominees must attend the Rūnanga Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) to be eligible to stand for the position for which they have been nominated.

Nomination forms must be fully completed and in the hands of the Tumuaki by 4pm Monday 26 September 2016 to be eligible.

Candidate profiles will be available from 28 September and will be emailed out to our whānau email group and accessible in the whānau section of our website. Please contact the office if you wish to receive this information and check we have your correct email and/or contact details.

Voting process

Registered members of the rūnanga aged over 18 years who attend the Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) will be entitled to vote in the election which is run by secret ballot. Two (2) scrutineers will be appointed on the day of the election by majority vote of the rūnanga and will be responsible for running the election voting process.

Notification of Membership closure

In preparation for this year’s Hui-ā-Tau (AGM), Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio wish to notify that we will not process new membership applications received during the following period – 26 September to 9 October 2016 inclusive. Any applications received during that period will be held for processing on 10 October 2016.

Accommodation

The marae is booked for whānau to stay from the Friday afternoon. Please bring kai to contribute and a koha for your marae stay. You will need your blankets, toiletries and towels, clothes, games, guitars and your sense of humour. The rūnanga will provide lunch on the Saturday.

Executive meeting

Our next Hui Rūnanganui will be held 24 September in Hokitika starting at 9.30am. These hui are open for all members to attend. Please let the office know if you are attending for catering purposes.

Nomination process

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa.
Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki a koutou katoa.

Nei rā hoki te mihi aroha, te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a rātou katoa kua hika, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie.

Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa. Kua tau tonu te makariri ki ruka Poutini.

Winter is firmly entrenched here on the coast. Although we are not alone in experiencing the icy blasts, rain and frosty mornings typical this time of year, we have also been blessed with enough sightings of Tamanuiterā to salve the spirit – and it’s hard not to be impressed by the sight of our mauka ariki and Kā Tiritiri o te Moana at this time of year, cloaked in hukarere.

It has been another couple of busy months here on Poutini with the usual round of komiti hui and meetings keeping us extra busy.

Hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai

We are inviting expressions of interest from Makaawhio members who would like to participate in our next hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai. At this stage, no date has been set as we need a threshold number of participants.

If you are considering this amazing opportunity to reconnect with the southernmost part of our rohe and our kāinga there are a couple of criteria that you need to be aware of:

  • You will be required to make a contribution towards the costs of the hīkoi
  • You need to be fit enough to walk the 17kms on relatively-flat formed tracks
  • You need to be willing to fully participate in all aspects of the hīkoi
  • Rakatahi need to be old enough to be self-sufficient and self-managing.

Please contact the office to add your name and contact details to the list. If we end up with a surplus of participants, they will be shortlisted for the next hīkoi.

Annual Wero Mātauraka Reading Challenge

The rūnaka held its annual reading challenge for Kāti Mahaki tamariki in the July school holidays. All entries needed to be in the office on 4 August and we will be announcing the winner of the major prizes very soon.

Reading Challenge 2015 participants.

Reading Challenge 2015 participants.

Pāmu Makaawhio

There has been good progress on our Makaawhio block since last month. Whānau driving past 855B will notice the huge improvement in the state highway fencing, with the completion of the new replacement fences making the section safe for the new stock being delivered.

Congratulations to Nathan Wilson, who has been contracted to manage the day-to-day requirements of the farm.

Makaawhio representative electoral ballot process

The recently elected Makaawhio Appointment Committee, Paul Madgwick, Marie Mahuika-Forsyth, Terry Scott, Stuart Barr, Bronwyn Te Koeti, Paul Wilson and Barry Rochford have held their first meeting. They have confirmed the selection and appointment process and applicant interviews will be held next month. An announcement will be made, once they have completed their process and the appointment has been confirmed by our rūnanganui.

Keeping in contact
Members will soon receive a letter with information on how to access the members-only portion of our rūnanga website. It has taken us some time to update our site and there are still areas to be added, but we hope members enjoy the new look site.

Also included in the letter will be an information update sheet. Please complete this form and return either by scanning to email or posting back. This will help us to ensure we have the latest contact information available.

Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki or your mokopuna. Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio;
Phone: 03 755 7885 susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz
Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki.
Mauri ora.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Hui rūnanganui – executive meeting
Our next hui rūnanganui will be held on 11 June in Hokitika at 9.30am. Our next hui will be at the marae on 12-14 August, on Friday evening at 7.30pm, reconvening Saturday morning. For catering purposes, please let the office know if you will be attending.

Mr ‘Explorer’ Dougla
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A range of events will be happening in Hokitika over Queen’s Birthday weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Westland explorer, surveyor and map-maker, Charlie Douglas. This will include an exhibition, walks and a social get together at the Hokitika Regent Theatre on the Saturday.

kari kaumātua
This year we will be holding our kaumātua dinner at the marae on Saturday 13 August. Details will be advised next month.

Hui-ā-tau
Mark your calendars now for Saturday 8 October.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mailouts have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure that our membership database is up-to-date, still needs plenty of work.

Members can help by contacting the office and checking that we have correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone: 03 755 7885 email: susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki.
Mauri ora.

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a rātou katoa kua hika, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna e tatari ana ki tua o te ārai. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa.

Memorandum signing

In addition to the countless meetings and hui over the past month, we signed off our updated MOU with the West Coast DHB on 31 March. The agreement with Poutini Ngāi Tahu Rūnanga is a partnership and relationship document, which supports how we work together. Our manawhenua committee, Tatau Pounamu were there to support the signing.

Left to right; Back: Susan Wallace, Lisa Tumahai and Wayne Seeker. Front: Paul Madgwick, Peter Ballantyne (Chair West Coast DHB), Francois Tumahai and Elinor Stratford.

Left to right; Back: Susan Wallace, Lisa Tumahai and Wayne Seeker. Front: Paul Madgwick, Peter Ballantyne (Chair West Coast DHB), Francois Tumahai and Elinor Stratford.

Electoral ballot process

By now most of you should have received ballot papers to vote for the seven rūnanga members who will make up the Makaawhio Appointment Committee, charged with selecting our Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Representative to our tribal council, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. A record thirteen members were nominated.

The ballot process is carried out independently and closes on 22 April 2016. In line with the ballot process, last month we notified that our membership would be closed to new members from 18 April 2016 to 20 May 2016, and if required extended for a further period to 15 July 2016.

As the Postal Ballot process will close from 22 April 2016 there is no longer a need to close membership to new members beyond that date. Therefore, membership applications received after 18 April, will be held for processing on 23 April 2016.

The Makaawhio Appointment Committee membership will be advised once the outcome of ballot process is known.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Mr Explorer Douglas
A range of events will be happening in Hokitika over Queens Birthday Weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the Westland explorer, surveyor and map maker, Charlie Douglas. These events will include an exhibition, walks and a social get together at the Hokitika Regent Theatre on the Saturday.

Hui-ā-tau (AGM) 2016
Mark your calendars now – Saturday 8 October 2016.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mail-outs have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure that our membership database is up-to-date still needs plenty of work. Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz;
Twitter: @makaawhio; phone 03 755 7885
susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or
Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz
Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a rātou katoa kua hika, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna e tatari ana ki tua o te ārai. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou.

Hui Rūnanganui (Executive Meeting) Schedule 2016

Our next Hui Rūnanganui will be held on 23 April 2016 at our Marae starting at 9.00am, followed by a meeting to Hokitika, scheduled for 11 June 2016 and starting at 9.30am. Please let the office know if you are attending for catering purposes.

Makaawhio Film Night 24 April 2016

We will be holding a film evening, with a mixture of recent and historical rūnanga videos and movies at our Marae on Sunday 24th April. The night before ANZAC Day, “movie night” will kick off at 6.30pm in Kaipo and no doubt will provide a few laughs, some tears and another great opportunity for whakawhanukataka!

ANZAC Day Service 25 April 2016

We will again be marking ANZAC Day at our Marae on 25 April, with a commemorative service, starting at 10.30am at our Marae.

Rūnanga website and database

We have been working on a new website for the rūnanga for some time. It is almost ready for whānau to access. There is a members’ only section on the website and in order to access this you will need to be a registered member. Please contact Rachael in the office to check that you are registered.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mail-outs have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure that our membership database is up-to-date, still needs plenty of work. Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz;
Twitter: @makaawhio; phone 03 755 7885
susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Ngā Pūtea Māhaki
Last month, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio launched our new scholarships focused on rakatahi development, leadership and building cultural capacity. Applications have closed for our new boarding school scholarships, which are currently being reviewed.

Our Mātauraka Māhaki ki Makaawhio Secondary School grant is now open for applications.
The grant is to assist with school-related expenses, such as examination fees, field trips, uniform, stationery and other equipment and is available for year 9-13 students, and for second chance learners returning to secondary school, or completing NCEA Level papers who meet registration and application criteria. Applications close on 4 March 2016. Please contact the office of you have any questions, or want to access application forms.

Hui-ā-tau (AGM) 2016
Mark your calendars now – Saturday 8 October.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mail-outs have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure that our membership database is up-to-date still needs plenty of work. Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have your correct address and email details – for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone: 03 755 7885 susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Māhaki Mātauraka scholarships

Last month, the rūnaka launched our new scholarships focused on rakatahi development, leadership and building cultural capacity.

Applications are now being called for the 2016 school year for our pūtea tautoko – ‘Whaia te Mātauraka.’

The scholarships are open to students attending or intending to attend secondary boarding school (especially Māori boarding schools) and agreeing to a set of criteria aimed at demonstrating commitment to kaupapa Māori, our rūnaka and iwi.

If you wish to see the criteria and/or lodge an application, please contact the office urgently, as there will be a very short application period.

Christmas office hours

Our office will close on Monday 21 December and will reopen 11 January 2016. Any messages or queries made during this time, will be answered as soon as the office opens.

He pānui

The whānau of John William and Hera (Te Koeti) Bannister are in the process of replacing the headstone of John and his daughter Margaret Sampson who are buried side-by-side in the Hokitika cemetery. We would like to involve as many of their extended whānau as possible. If you would like further information, please email: kate.scott@kinect.co.nz. Nā Michael Scott.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Annual Christmas pool party
We held our annual Christmas pool party on Sunday 13 December at the Hokitika Centennial Pool. Whānau were invited to join us at the pool for a fun-filled, politics free afternoon with their tamariki and rakatahi. There were games, prizes and giveaways as well as an early visit from Hana Kōkō.

Kūmara Races
Mark 9 January 2016 in your calendars and come and join us at the Kūmara Races. Put on your glad rags, bring your own food and drinks and come and have a fun day. You’ll find our tent close to the finish line.

Marae open day
This year, to acknowledge Waitangi Day, we will be holding an open day at the marae on 6 February. The day will start with a pōwhiri around 10.30am and will end with poroporoaki around 5.30pm at the latest.
We have a number of workshops planned, along with a hāngī to feed the masses. The day is open to everyone, if you want to come and spend the long weekend with us, Te Tauraka Waka a Māui will be the place to be.
Nau mai, haere mai.

Hokitika Races
The Hokitika Races will be held on 13 January (mid-week), following the Kūmara Races. The Hokitika Races are a half-day event starting at 10am. We’ll have a tent and the barbeque, so bring your own food and drinks and join us for another day at the races.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mail-outs have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure our membership database is up-to-date, still needs plenty of work. Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have your correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone: 03 755 7885, email: susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Before closing, I would like to extend our season’s greeting to everyone on behalf of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. May you have a joyous, restful and safe holiday season. He mihi manahau, he mihi matakuikui, he mihi mō te kirihimete me te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa.

Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā tini mate kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a koutou, kua roko i te karaka a Hine nui te pō, koutou kua hīkoi atu ki tua o te ārai, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou.

Tēnā anō tātou katoa, the spring weather continues to bring rain and warm balmy weather in equal measures, with the odd wintery blast as well. Naturally, none of this has deterred the whitebaiters and most whānau have had at least one feed of fresh bait.On the plus side, of course, Te Tai o Poutini is looking lush and green, and everything is thriving.

We have had a busy month here on Te Tai o Poutini, hosting and attending numerous hui. Labour Weekend saw a number of our members head home to Mahitahi for our Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) held on the Saturday. It’s always great when whānau return home to our marae and even better when the weather is spectacular – even if you end up spending much of it in a hui.

Recent farewell

This month, we farewelled West Coast Department of Conservation (DoC) conservator Mike Slater, who we have worked with for many years.

Mike has been appointed as the Deputy Director General. He will take a piece of poutini with him, not just in his heart, but also for his desk – in the form of a taoka pounamu.

His replacement, Mark Davies, has been welcomed by ourselves and Ngāti Waewae and we look forward to building a strong relationship with him as we all get to know each other.

From left, Paul Madgwick with moko Charlotte Russell, Susan Wallace with daughter Karera Wallace-Jones, Mike Slater, Richard Wallace, Rachael Forsyth and Viv Slater.

From left, Paul Madgwick with moko Charlotte Russell, Susan Wallace with daughter Karera Wallace-Jones, Mike Slater, Richard Wallace, Rachael Forsyth and Viv Slater.

Keeping in contact

Our recent mail-outs have resulted in a lot of returned mail, which means our efforts to ensure that our membership data base is up-to-date still needs plenty of work. Members can help by contacting the office and checking we have your correct address and email contact details for you, your tamariki and/or your mokopuna.

Follow us on Facebook; makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone 03 755 7885 or
email: susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or
rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz. Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Rakatahi in front of the Hollyford Track sign.

Rakatahi in front of the Hollyford Track sign.

Headstone replacement

The whānau of John William and Hera (Te Koeti) Bannister are in the process of replacing the headstone of John and his daughter Margaret Sampson who are buried side by side in the Hokitika Cemetery. We would like as many of their extended whānau to be involved as possible. If you would like further information please contact Michael Scott by emailing: kate.scott@kinect.co.nz

Keep in contact

As advised in the last edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka, we have sent out forms for members to complete and send back to help us to add extra information to our membership database and to check that the addresses we hold are correct. If you have not received one of these forms, this means we do not have your correct address. Please contact the office as soon as possible to update your details. Facebook: makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone: 03 755 7885; email: susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa.

Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā tini mate kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a koutou, kua roko i te karaka o Hine nui te pō, koutou kua hīkoi atu ki tua o te ārai, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou.

Tēnā anō tātou katoa, the weather hasn’t changed much here on Poutini, with lots of rain, wintery blasts and just enough fine, warm days to ensure no one goes stir crazy.

September 1 has arrived and so have the whitebaiters. Not even the driving rain and wind deterred the hardy whitebaiters from dipping their nets in the awa.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Waiata Makaawhio
Our weekly waiata sessions have commenced each Wednesday starting at 5.30pm with a shared kai at our office, Brittan Street, Hokitika.

Komiti meetings
Komiti members please note every second Wednesday of each month in your schedules.
As already notified, we have established a new meeting schedule that will accommodate the majority of our komiti to meet one night a week and it will mean members on multiple komiti will not need to meet over several evenings. The following schedule has been agreed:

  • 3.30pm-4.30pm komiti mātauraka
  • 4.30pm-5.30pm komiti whanaukataka, komiti whakamahi alternating each month
  • 5.30-6.30pm komiti taiao
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm komiti māhakitaka.

Keeping in contact

As advised in the last edition of Te Pānui Runaka, we have sent out forms for members to complete and send back, to help us to add extra information to our membership database and to check that the address we hold is correct.

If you have not received one it means we don’t have your correct address.
Please contact the office as soon as possible to update your details.

Facebook; makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone 03 755 7885 or 0800 955 007; susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Contact details

Face book; makaawhio.blogspot.co.nz; Twitter: @makaawhio; phone 03 755 7885 or 0800 955 007; susan.wallace@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or Rachael.forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz
Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te whakamiha o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa.

Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā tini mate mai Muriwhenua ki Rakiura tae noa atu ki kā motu kē o te ao. Ki a rātou katoa, kua hika mai, kua hika atu, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere koutou ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna ki tua o te ārai, moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. [Read more...]

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te whakamiha o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua mai Muriwhenua ki Rakiura tae noa atu ki kā motu kē o te ao. Ki a rātou katoa, kua hika mai, kua hika atu, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere koutou ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna ki tua o te ārai, moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. [Read more...]

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi manahau o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa.

Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua mai i te Muriwhenua ki Rakiura tae noa atu ki kā motu kē o te ao.

Ki a rātou katoa, kua hika mai, kua hika atu, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere koutou ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna ki tua o te ārai, moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou.

Tēnā anō tātou katoa, Poutini continues to experience a mixed bag of weather. Everything’s looking really green and there’s been enough balmy, sun filled days to ensure no-one is going stir crazy from being indoors too long.

This month is already gearing up to be busy, with a few rōpū booked into our marae. Our rūnanganui had their hui in Hokitika on 11 April and on 25 April, we held our ANZAC Day service at our marae. This year’s commemorative service was especially special as we acknowledged the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, which proved so costly for everyone involved. Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou. [Read more...]

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te owha te whakamiha hoki a Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te poroporoaki ki kā tini aituā kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Nō reira e kā mate huhua mai i Muriwhenua ki Rakiura tae noa atu ki kā motu kē o te ao, haere, haere, haere atu rā.
Haere koutou ki te taha o kā mātua tīpuna ki tua o te ārai, moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa. [Read more...]

Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa. Nei rā te mihi manahau o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa. Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua. Ki a rātou katoa kua hika mai, kua hika atu, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa. [Read more...]

New book released

Recently published, Marae: Te Tatau Pounamu by Muru, Robin and Sam Walters is a stunning pictorial book, which tells the story of marae around Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu.  

We were thrilled that of the hundreds of marae, big and small that the authors visited, our marae, Te Tauraka Waka a Māui and it is one of 21 featured in the book.

Maramataka

Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Makaawhio pool and dart competition [Read more...]