Rā whānau

January
Katrina Lang, Adrian Tainui, Troy Tauwhare, Rikihana Hutana, Ashlee Wickett , Josh Tamainu, Aaron Tauwhare, Summer Lilley, Rauhine Coakley.

February
Tuari Tainui, William Russell (Bill), Ursula Tainui, Allan Tainui, Aleigha Ngaamo, Tihou Messenger-Weepu, Ruihi Tumahai, Justice Tainui, Toa Makapelu, Naomi Jones, Derek Tainui, Mitchell Currie, Nellie Jane Robinson, Toko Lang, Sophie Tenbethy, Mia Robinson, Aroha Meihana, Ema Weepu, Ihaka Weepu.

Kia ora Kāi Tahu whānau ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa. I’m so excited it’s September – roll on the whitebaiting. I can’t wait for whānau to gather around a hot-pot of kai, waiting for these little fish to flow into our nets. Let’s hope they come in abundance for all of us – merry whitebait season whānau.

Rūnanga business

Rūnanga hui are held every second Sunday of each month 11am-3pm. Enquires to Te Tari o Arahura phone: 03 755 6451 or email: admin@ngatiwaewae.org.nz.

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please send any news and photos to Nelly.Mason@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or phone: 03 755 6451. Or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Notice of annual general meeting

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Incorporated – annual general meeting on 30 October 2016 at 11.00am to be held at Arahura Marae, 1 Old Christchurch Road, Hokitika.

Agenda items:

  1. Annual report 2016
  2. Approval of Audited Accounts year end 30 June 2016
  3. Approval of Accountant
  4. Approval of Auditor
  5. Elections of Executive – 3 executive terms are due to expire. If you are interested please contact Hamiria for eligibility criteria. Outgoing executive are eligible for re-election.

For further information please contact Hamiria at the Rūnanga office, Phone: 03 7556451, email: admin@ngatiwaewae.org.nz.

Note: The monthly general meeting will follow the conclusion of the AGM. All whānau welcome. Nā Chairman, Francois Tumahai.

Rā whānau

A big happy birthday those celebrating this month. Hector Tainui (Uncle Spud), Tyrone Tainui, Pippa Tainui, Adam Tainui, Amber Blacktopp, Jake Meihana-Beckett, Danealla Mason, Jamie Ferguson, Barbara Vaea, Andre Mehrtens, Tamati Tainui, Andrea Reed, Kathleen Scott, George Campbell, Ani Mason, Toots Tainui, Kaz Tainui, Georgea Wiritanga-Tainui, Candee Meihana, Irai Tuhuru Weepu, Ant Coakley, Makaire Tainui Simon, Micheal Culling, Buddy Wereta Tainui, Michelle Lee and Kristyn Wilson.

Whānau Ora navigator

Kia ora whānau, one of my roles as our Whānau Ora navigator is to uplift the health and wellbeing of our whānau and hapū. One initiative I have started is taking some of our kaumātua to aqua aerobic classes at the Greymouth Aquatic Centre in Māwhera.

These are wonderful classes and I have had a lot of positive feedback from those attending and interest from others wanting to attend. It’s excellent gentle exercise and all are welcome to join us. I can provide transport up and back on a Friday. Class starts at 10am. Please contact me to register your interest. Phone: 021 721 917 or Email: waewae.whanau@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Ngā mihi nui, Rauhine Coakley.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae – Whānau Ora navigator.

Rūnanga business

Rūnanga hui are held every second Sunday of each month 11am-3pm.

Enquires to Te Tari o Arahura phone: 03 755 6451 or email: admin@ngatiwaewae.org.nz

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please send any news and photos to Nelly.Mason@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or phone 03 755 6451. Or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Rā whānau

A big mihi to everyone who has celebrated a birthday. If you aren’t on the list below, aroha mai, but happy birthday to you all.

June
Mowena Mason, Javana Watts, Ian Kearns, Zion Meihana-Whittle, Hemi Mason, Danielle Tainui, Selina Tainui, Lisa Tumahai, Jah-vana Lilley, Selina Tainui, Jack Delamare, Toby Tainui, Mahara Tainui, Sylvia Corcoran, Amanda Downs, Tonga Mason, Dwayne Mason, Ricky Popham, Tamati Mason, Martini Miller.

July
Lucy Tonihi, Kori Hutana, Fayne Robinson, James Panapa, Rawiti Weepu, Jonlee Weepu, Kerra Weepu, Tailor Weepu, Bill Weepu, Bailey Weepu, Aston Weepu, Shanice Meihana, Shanita Meihana, Danielle Tainui, Sefton Mason, Maria Huhu, Che Weepu, Brooke Parker, Adrienne Tainui, Anaru Tainui Simon, Tamara Liu, Maria Huhu, Melody Huhu, Crystal Mason, Demelza Stuart, Marley Mason, Tamara Dickson, Te Whetu Marama Mason, Tania Wallace.

Hari huritau to everyone who celebrated their birthday in May, I apologise to any whānau that I have missed, please feel free to ring me and let me know and I will make sure it goes in the next pānui.

Rā whānau

Anika Ngaamo, Paige Hutana, Karen Coakley, Hilda Tainui (Tilly), Papakura Tainui, Moria Tainui, Lionel Tainui, Emma Tainui, Tahana Tauwhare, Shannon Robinson, Hector Tainui, Hector Tainui Jnr, Henare Mason, Aaron Tainui, Hugo Davies, Harley Panapa, Eniitan Ewebiyi-Meihana, Liam Gutsell-Coakley, Tainui Coakley, Tahu Coulston, Te Rua Mason, Janyne Dottie Morrison, Adiriana Weepu, James Tuhuru Gibbs, Vicki Ratana, Donald Mason, Ari Royal-Tamainu.

Aroha mai whānau if I have missed anyone’s birthday.

Rūnanga business

Rūnanga hui are held every second Sunday of each month from 11am-3pm. Enquires to Te Tari o Arahura phone: 03 755 6451 or email: admin@ngatiwaewae.org.nz

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please send them to: Nelly.Mason@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or phone: 03 755 6451 or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Rā whānau

A big happy birthday to all our whānau having birthdays this month. Aroha mai if I have missed anyone, but birthday wishes to you all. Tanya Weepu, Joe Mason, Julie Campbell, Blossom Meihana-Eiffie, Karley Tauwhare, Sue Meihana Tiare Mason-Couston, Tui Tauwhare, Rachael Forsyth, Quentin Johansson, Tamia Osikai, Ngariki Tamainu, Benjamin Price, Awatea Tamainu. Hope you have all had good birthdays.

Kia ora Kāi Tahu whānau, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. I hope everyone is still making the most of this weather. It will be starting to chill down soon so make sure you get your wood and coal ready for winter. I have listened to a few of our kaumātua and they are saying it’s going to be a bad winter for us on Te Tai o Poutini, so I really hope everyone is prepared. Much love to all the whānau, who have sadly lost loved ones in the past month, we are sending our deepest sympathy to you all.

Rā whānau

Alan Russell, Gary Lange, Aaron Tainui, Hamiria Hutana, Annabelle Lee-Harris, Rititia Read, Nora McQuarrie, Mahana Coulston, Tyson Hutana, Nadia Tainui, Jackie Curtain, Te Amo Tamainu, Teressa Buckeridge, Judith stokes, Suzie Gibbs, Nei Meihana, Kaiynah Mason, David Mason, Ayla-Marie Meihana.

Aroha mai whānau if I have missed anyone. A massive rā whānau to everyone not mentioned (please ring our office to go on the list).

Rā whānau

Hari huri tau to everyone who celebrated birthdays in January and February. I apologise to any whānau I have missed from these lists. Please feel free to contact the office if I have missed your name and I will make sure it will be included next time.

January
Adrian Tainui, Troy Tauwhare, Rikihana Hutana, Ashlee Wickett, Josh Tamainu, Aaron Tauwhare, Summer Lilley and Rauhine Coakley.

February
William Russell (Bill), Ursula Tainui, Allan Tainui, Aleigha Ngaamo, Tihou Messenger-Weepu, Ruihi Tumahai, Justice Tainui, Toa Makapelu, Naomi Jones, Derek Tainui, Tuari Tainui, Mitchell Currie, Nellie Jane Robinson, Mia Robinson, Aroha Meihana, Ema Weepu and Ihaka Weepu.

Arahura Marae.

Arahura Marae.

Rūnanga business

Rūnanga hui are held on the second Sunday of each month from 11am -3pm.

Enquires to Te Tari o Arahura phone 03 755 6451 or email: admin@ngatiwaewae.org.nz

Pānui contributions

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please send any news and photos to Nelly.Mason@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or phone 03 755 6451. Feel free to visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Incorporated
Notice of postal ballot and nominations

Postal vote
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae is due to conduct a postal vote to elect the appointment committee that will be responsible for appointing the rūnanga representative and their alternate to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Members are invited to both ensure that we have a valid current postal address for them and that they are properly registered.

All potential members, who are 18 years and over and would like to participate in the voting process for the appointments committee are invited to apply to register by returning the rūnanga registration form to the rūnanga office before 5pm on 18 March 2016. All potential members are encouraged to register with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae.

Registration forms can be requested from our rūnanga office and are to be received by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Office by 5pm, 18 March.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to everybody celebrating a birthday this month and aroha mai if we have missed anyone.

Aroha Blacktopp, Caroline Parker, Chela Mason, Dane Tumahai, Francois Tumahai, Honey Tauwhare, Huck Tainui, Helena Mason, Jamie Whittle, Judith Turanga, Kaleb Mason, Karen Mason, Kim Mason, Missy Campbell, Ned Tauwhare, Santana Tainui, Shaquelle Culling, Tahlay Meihana Eiffe, Tenaya Meihana Eiffe and Tauwera Weepu.

Congratulations

The Kotahi Mano Kāika Reo Awards 2015 were hosted in Dunedin on Friday 20 November during the Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 celebrations. Our rūnanga nominated Te Rua Mason as our te reo champion for Te Pā Whakawairua Award.

Each of the 18 Papatipu Rūnanga were able to nominate their own te reo champion on behalf of their rūnanga. Te Rua was nominated for his commitment and dedication to te reo Māori on our marae, from holding the mana on our paepae to his all-round passion for the language.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to: Milly Campbell, Wiremu Weepu, Manu Weepu, Courtney Sargeant, Jamie Meihana-Whittle, Ariana Tainui, Rosemarie Tainui, Kelly Mason, Arana Sutton, Te Aotaumarewa Meihana-Eiffe, Maia Tonihi, Tioti Campbell, Gayleen Culling, Te Ngarahau Mason, Chance Beckett-Ria, Tania Hutana, Caleb Robinson and Jo-anne Coakley (Millie).

Ngā mate

To those who have lost a whānau member, we send our deepest sympathies and hugs to you all, and we wish you all the best for the future.

He pēpi

Massive congratulations to all the whānau who have had pēpi.

Māori Wardens

On 26 September, Te Waipounamu Māori Wardens gathered on our marae for their annual general meeting. It was such a pleasure to meet them and experience their sense of humor.

Contributions

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please tell us your stories. Send any news and photos to Nelly.Mason@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or phone 03 755 6451; or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Rā whānau

Chantal Tumahai, Terita Mason, El-Alamein Meihana Whittle, Kaleshea Tauwhare, Marlon Price, Chris Lewis, Kereopa Ria, Irai Weepu, Mikayla Tumahai, Kupe Tauwhare,Tania Tauwhare, James Campbell, Moana Lee, Tamaki Tumahai, Chelsea Meihana, Awatea Tauwhare, Tina Weepu, Maighdlin Hinekoau Jones, Miriama Blacktopp, Miriam Downs, David Downs, Gordon Weaver, Terita Mason and George Read.

Rā whānau

A big happy birthday to all those celebrating their special day in the month of August:
Hector Tainui (Uncle Spud), Tyrone Tainui, Pippa Tainui, Adam Tainui, Amber Blacktopp, Jake Meihana-Beckett, Danealla Mason, Jamie Ferguson, Barbara Vaea, Andre Mehrtens, Tamati Tainui, Andrea Reed, Kathleen Scott, George Campbell, Ani Mason, Toots Tainui, Kaz Tainui and Georgea Wiritanga-Tainui.

Contributions

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please tell us your stories by sending any news and photos to te tari o Arahura; email admin@ngatiwaewae.org.nz or phone 03 755 6451 or visit the tari anytime. Nau mai haere mai – we would love to see your smiling faces.

Rā whānau

To all the whānau who are having a birthday soon, we wish you all the best and hope you all have a fantastic day. Aroha mai if I have missed anyone.

June
Mowena Mason, Javana Watts, Ian Kearns, Zion Meihana-Whittle, Hemi Mason, Danielle Tainui, Selina Tainui, Lisa Tumahai, Jah-vana Lilley, Jack Delamare, Toby Tainui, Mahara Tainui and Sylvia Corcoran. [Read more...]

He pēpi

Big congratulations to whānau who have had new babies – all the best whānau.

Rā whānau

Anika Ngaamo, Paige Hutana, Karen Coakley, Hilda Tainui (Tilly), Papakura Tainui, Moria Tainui, Lionel Tainui, Emma Tainui, Tahana Tauwhare, Shannon Watts, Hector Tainui, Hector Tainui Jnr., Henare Mason, Aaron Tainui, Hugo Davies, Harley Panapa, Eniitan Ewebiyi-Meihana, Liam Gutsell-Coakley, Tainui Coakley and Tahu Coulston. Aroha mai whānau if I have missed anyone. [Read more...]

Rā whānau

A big happy birthday to all our whānau who are having birthdays this month. Aroha mai if I have missed anyone.
Ngāti Waewae whānau: Tanya Weepu, Joe Mason, Julie Campbell, Blossom Meihana-Eiffie, Karley Tauwhare, Sue Meihana and Tiare Mason-Couston.

Congratulations

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chantal Tumahai (Poutini Ngāi Tahu, Tainui and Ngāti Whātua) to a fixed-term position as receptionist at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. [Read more...]

Ngā mate

Kia ora Kāi Tahu whānau, firstly I would like to take this opportunity to send our deepest sympathies to our Tumahai and Jenkins whānau for the loss of their special taonga, Jasarah Amelia Jenkins. She was so special that our tīpuna needed her more in the heavens to share her beauty up there.

She was only here for a short time but she made a huge impact in all of our lives – she will never be forgotten. To the parents Ruihi Tumahai and Kurt Jenkins, kia kaha kōrua. We will always be here for you both, even though we are separated by oceans. Much love to you all. [Read more...]

Kia Ora Kāi Tahu whānau, I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays, with lots of whānau and lots of kai. Now it’s all over and kids are back at school, we have to get into the swing of work again. We have a jam-packed year at Arahura Marae now that we have Tūhuru, so if whānau want any information on events, or even want to come and lend a hand, please feel free to ring us here at the tari. [Read more...]

Rā whānau

Lisa Mackey (née Russell), Rahera Tainui, Tayejana Coulston, Shiana Meihana, Tonihi Paewhenua, Katene Campbell, Tama Coulston, Arama Weepu, Aroha Tainui, Lawrence Price and Eldon Wilson.

Contributions

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please tell us your stories.

You can send any news and photos to the email above or phone 03 755 6451; or visit the tari anytime nau mai haere mai – we would love to see your smiling faces.

Rā whānau

To everyone having a birthday this month, we wish you a fantastic day and hope you get spoilt. That includes: Milly Campbell, Wiremu Weepu, Manu Weepu, Courtney Sargeant, Jamie Meihana-Whittle, Ariana Tainui, Rosemarie Tainui, Kelly Mason, Arana Sutton, Te Aotaumarewa Meihana-Eiffe, Maia Tonihi, Tioti Campbell, Gayleen Culling, Te Ngarahau Mason, Chance Beckett-Ria, Tania Hutana, Caleb Robinson, Jo-anne Coakley (Millie) and Diane Mason.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our girl Tamara Matariki Liu, who graduated on 19 September with a Bachelor of Nursing.

Tamara worked extremely hard to put herself through CPIT and we are so proud of her. She has started her first nursing job as a theatre nurse at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch. [Read more...]

Kia ora Kāi Tahu whānau, hope everyone is well and healthy and the bugs have missed you all. It’s starting to warm up now and its getting lighter at night so it’s a sign that we’ll be able to spend more time in our gardens or outside with our tamariki after mahi. I’m looking forward to more sunny weather, but as we say at Te Tai o Poutini, we get a week of fine hot weather and then it will rain down on us for five weeks (let’s hope that doesn’t happen).

Whitebait season has opened and I hope all the whānau are sorted and looking forward to spending time down at the awa. [Read more...]