Friday, 5.30pm – Sunday 1pm
Dates:

  • 29, 30 April and 1 May
  • 27, 28, and 29 May
  • 24, 25, and 26 June
  • 29, 30, and 31 July.

Venue: Waihao Marae

If you are interested or know of someone who is keen and will be committed to these program noho dates please contact:

Ruth Garvin: 03 687 2385 or email [email protected]
Suzy Waaka: 021 70902 or 03 686 2605 or email [email protected]

Ngā mate

To all our whānau suffering the loss of loved one at this time, Waihao Rūnanga extends our deepest sympathy.

He pēpi

Our congratulations to all whānau who have welcomed a pēpi.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to everyone celebrating birthdays this month.

Marae visits

Waimate Rotary Club held their first meeting of the year at the marae, which included the judging of their spud in a bucket competition. Altogether 55 Rotarians and their partners attended this evening.

Some of the Waimate Rotary Club members during their hui at the marae.

Some of the Waimate Rotary Club members during their hui at the marae.

Waimate High School staff also kicked off their year with a teacher’s only day at the marae. This month we also hosted 75 students from Glenavy School.

Tōtara stump

A local farmer has reclaimed a large tōtara stump from the Waihao River and has kindly given this to Waihao Marae.

Delivery of the stump from the Waihao River.

Delivery of the stump from the Waihao River.

We are in consultation with whānau on how to best utilise it.

Reminders

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka. If you wish to contribute to the magazine, please send your news and/or stories to the office.

The marae office is currently updating the whānau database. You will receive either a letter or an email with regards to this in the near future, so can you please respond providing the information required to assist us with this project.

Hui news

Our next whānau hui will be held at Waihao Marae on 10 April.

Christmas celebrations

Last year, another festive whānau gathering was held at the marae, where 127 whānau and friends attended our midday kai. Thanks to those who organised the day’s events, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Whānau enjoying the delicious Christmas kai.

Whānau enjoying the delicious Christmas kai.

The Waihao mōkihi Christmas cake.

The Waihao mōkihi Christmas cake.

Whānau at our Christmas get-together.

Whānau at our Christmas get-together.

Ducks, caravans and kai cookers

The Thomas whānau have always returned home to Waihao for the duck season, to replenish their larder and to take ducks for those who do not get the opportunity to hunt. So it was initially sad news for us to hear that the marae had been booked out by the South Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association at the start of the season. We have hunted ducks in the same location for many generations and it looked as though the annual trip would have to be called off. [Read more...]

Henry Davis-Te Maire in Hyde Park, London.

 

Ngā mate

Henry Joseph Kira Davis-Te Maire 1945-2012.

Born the eldest of four to Harry and Mary Davis-Te Maire, Henry was raised on Māori Road at Waihao. He joined the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in 1961 as a mechanical engineer (stoker) and saw war service in Malaysia. [Read more...]