Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Society IncorporatedNotice of intention to call for nominations for appointment committee

Appointment committee nominations
Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Society Incorporated will be calling for nominations for the appointment committee at the rūnanga general meeting on Sunday 9 December 2012. If you would like to be a member of the appointment committee, you will need to attend this meeting and submit your nomination. You can contact the Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Office phone: 03 313 5542, fax: 03 313 5542 or email: [email protected] for information regarding the criteria for nominations.

Owners of Section 34 Kaiapoi Māori Reserve 873
Owners of Section 34 Kaiapoi Māori Reserve 873 are invited to attend a shared kai and meeting.
When: 27 November, 5.30pm-9.30pm
Where: 36 Rossiter Ave, Redwood, Christchurch.

Opening of our whare

Nāia te tāwhiri, nāia te karanga, tēnei te mihi ki a koutou.

The Tuahiwi Marae Trustees and Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga welcome you to join in the celebrations for the opening of the new whare, Maahunui.

When: Saturday 1 December
Time: 10.30am

Please gather at Tuahiwi Urupā (corner Greens Road and Tuahiwi Road). From there you will be led by the Ngā Pou o te Haahi Ratana band to the marae car park, ready for the blessing.

Immediately after the blessing there will be a pōwhiri to welcome everyone. Celebrations will continue throughout the day with whakawhanaungatanga, entertainment and kai.

Please RSVP to Janine Lancaster at the rūnanga office on (03) 313 5543 or [email protected]:
Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai rā.

It’s a pretty big job – Tuahiwi Marae update

It’s still all go here at the marae; trucks are coming and going and the final touches are being made before the opening on Saturday 1 December.

A huge ditch has been dug in front of the meeting house, I think it’s for a water feature, but we will have to wait and see. The painters were busy this month, water-blasting the two offices, painting both inside and out and filling in the gaps on our memorial fence. The paving blocks have been put in place around the wharekai and on the veranda. The workers carried the paving blocks one by one, from the wharenui, where the truck dropped them off, to the wharekai and veranda. There were about 2000 blocks, lots of walking, what a great job.

With all the paving finished, the only mystery I can’t figure out is the water feature, or the swimming pool or the lake. No, it’s not a swimming pool for the children. We will just have to wait till it’s finished!

Well we’ve got an ugly tea tree outside our whare, and I have always said cut it down, but no, they just gave it a trim (so ugly).

You should come up and see the new whare, it’s so flash. The gardener is cleaning the front of the two offices so grass can be laid for the lawn. So exciting, looking out from my throne I can see everything going on. Machinery is spreading out the dirt for the lawn, truckloads of stones have been brought in and the water tanks are all getting face lifts to blow the steam around the corner.

All the concrete for the wharenui and the car park has been laid. Also park lights have been put around the marae. Come on down to the opening on Saturday 1 December.

This is my last pānui about the marae, I will not be writing anymore as it will all be finished when you read this. So love to you all and hope that you all enjoyed my writing.

Thank you again
Ka kite

Healthy Day at Puāwaitanga

Healthy Day was held by Puāwaitanga. Seven whānau from Tuahiwi and Kaiapoi went down and enjoyed the kōrero and lovely kai.