He aituā

Angela Bennetts, Nicola Jonathan and Mamae Reo Ora (Kris, Motty) Walker.


Photos from the tamariki day

Kerry and James happy to be at the marae.

Aunty Dorothy, Aunty Joan and Peter Hopkinson (kaumātua tautoko).

Tāua Andy with Marama Hannah and Aunty Dorothy’s great mokopuna Kiya (Manning) Hogg.

Jade (Solomon) Lomano with Nephi – sharing pēpeha.

Happy little miss Anasta Boaza (Anglem).

Heketau – play time.

The Manning whānau reunion at Arowhenua Marae

Ngā mihi nui ki te Ngāi Tahu Fund who funded the hui. Everybody chipped in and ran the reunion, Peter Hopkinson sponsored the hui and provided historical photos, Tania Manning brought kaimoana from Bluff, Gwen and co were the master ringawera, Tania Manning provided Tāua Paki’s bible, Aunty Zita Waaka shared stories about Tāua Paki and Huirapa Manning.

Whānau talked about whakapapa, mahinga kai, historical sites and shared personal stories. Whānau also had a go at being artists, went for a guided tour of the pā site Te Waiateruatī and enjoyed the lovely kai. Some said it was better than Master Chef!

The hui was organised by Michel Manning with support from his rangatira Sanna and tamariki Antoni, Renata, Tamati and Millie.

Pierre Manning presented whakapapa and clearly explained the Te Rehe lines that connect Te Maiharoa and Tarawhata. Pierre can be contacted for any whakapapa query on [email protected]

Kevin Russell-Reihana presented mahinga kai past and present practices and challenges.

Aunty Dot and Aunty Suzy.

Whānau were painting rock art throughout the hui.

The kai was a highlight with outstanding presentation – better than Master Chef!

Karl Russell showed the whānau the historical pā site, Te Waiateruatī. Karl explained the past and current management of the pā site including the new trust formed after the passing last year of the trustee of Te Waiateruatī site, Jacko Reihana.