Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa te whānau whānui o ngā rūnaka

We had lots of things happening on the marae. We had the Governor General and his wife and entourage visit. The rangatahi had a question and answer time with them in the wharenui. This hui was well received by all the whānau and it was a great two hours with great kai, and lots of photos. Everyone wanted individual photos with the Governor General and his wife. Our kaumātua kapa haka performed while they ate.

The Governor General and rangatahi during his visit at Murihiku Marae.

There have been a lot of other community hui through the month and now we are having ki-o-rahi and the kids are loving it.

The tamariki enjoying ki-ō-rahi.

The ūpoko has his 70th this month, and Batey has her 70th next month. There will be a wedding in December on the marae also – not telling who yet, can you guess?

Thanks to Stewart Bull for organising a tāne hui at Rarotoka (Centre Island). We all had a great time and the weather was splendid. On the Sunday some whales came and put on an awesome show for the boys.

Tāne hui Rarotoka.

Congratulations to Debbie Barton (my niece) for getting a job in Christchurch at Rehua.

Squirrel on the hill