Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou!

Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio ki a koutou katoa! Nei rā hoki te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate hūhua o te wā.  Ki a koutou kua hīkoi atu ki tua o te ārai, kai te mihi atu, kai te taki atu.  Haere, haere, haere atu rā.  Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie.

Rātou ki ā ratou, tātou anō ki a tātou.  Tēnā anō tātou katoa! Te Tai o Poutini has lived up to its reputation recently, with plenty of rain! It’s played havoc for our white baiters but before the rain set, in there were some big runs and so we have managed to have a couple of feeds of 2012 bait.

We have a few events coming up over the next couple of months. The most important date to note in your calendar tāua mā, pōua mā is 1 December. We will once again hold our Hākari Kaumātua in Hokitika at Wests Rugby Football Club, Brittan Street, starting at 4.30pm. Please also note the Te Paerangi Workshops. We need to ensure we can fill these up so we can bring them back down to the coast for more workshops.

Hui-ā-Tau and special hui

Rūnanga members gathered in our whare tipuna, Kaipō on Saturday 22 September for our Hui-ā-tau and a special hui to make some changes to our constitution.
Around 50 members came along and spent much of the day in hui. Three positions were open for election this year, with Stuart Barr reappointed as our kaipūtea and Marie Mahuika-Forsyth and Maxie Duncan appointed as mema rūnanganui.
Members will be updated about the outcomes of the special hui in our next edition of Kā Tangi te Kōkō next month.

Hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai

A group of intrepid explorers enjoyed a fantastic three days reconnecting with our whenua.  At the time of writing, they were getting ready to come out.  Keep an eye out in next month’s edition for a full account of their hīkoi!


Hui-ā-Iwi Kāi Tahu and Te Atakura
When: November 23 to 25 at Lincoln University
As advised in the last edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka, we will be taking a rōpū across to Hui-ā-Iwi and performing in the hapū kapa haka event, Te Atakura!
In a first for Te Tai o Poutini, we have started learning waiata and pulling together a program.

Our weekly practices are from 4pm – 5pm on Thursdays at Hokitika Primary School. Whānau are welcome to come and participate. Once dates have been sent for Wānaka Waiata, we will let everyone know.

Contact Susan Wallace in the office on 0800 955 007 or Kara Edwards 027 683 9020 if you have any questions.

Hui rūnanganui executive meetings

The next scheduled meeting of our rūnanganui (executive) is due to be held on November 24 at the marae. Please contact the office if you plan to attend for catering purposes.

Te Paerangi workshops on Te Tai o Poutini

Reminder to whānau to mark your calendars and to book a space now! We are thrilled to be able to offer a couple of fantastic training opportunities through two workshops being run by Te Papa Tongarewa here on the coast on 14 and 15 November. Digital photography and paper conservation workshops will be held, with spaces for up to 20 participants on each. If you want to know more about these workshops, contact the office, and book a space now!
Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki.