He pēpi hou

He mihi nunui to Owen Lodge and Kimberley Wallace on the birth of Laylah Maddison Wallace-Lodge on 17 October, weighing eight pounds! Laylah is the first moko for Locky Smith, first great-moko for Moana Wesley, and first great-great moko for Ces and the late Tatane Wesley!!

Kimberley, Owen, and Laylah.

A3 Kaitiaki finalist in the Otago Business Awards

The rūnanga is extremely pleased to congratulate A3 Kaitiaki (A3K) on their outstanding achievement in being selected as a finalist in the 2012 Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

A3K are a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Ltd, established in 2006, who deliver programmes within a kaupapa Māori environment to those who are seeking to make positive changes within their or their whānau lives. A3K also deliver cultural supervision and programmes to professionals working with Māori clients.

We wish A3K luck at the awards on 30 November.

Wharekai – Hākuiao

Things are moving along quickly with the extensions, and by the time you read this, Hākuiao should just about be at the stage of having the shell completed. She is looking impressive! If you haven’t had a chance to see how she’s looking, make the most of a drive down the kaik to have a look – the most impressive view is from the next gate up from the main gates. Please remember that it’s a construction zone, stay off the site, and remember all gates are locked for a reason – your safety!
We are still busy fundraising for the build, and all koha are gratefully received!

Our account details are as follows:
Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou
01 0902 00069111 046 (ANZ)
Please reference your koha with your name, so we can personally acknowledge your contribution!

We would like to mihi to the following for their very generous koha:
Te Rauone Incorporation
Dunedin Methodist Mission
Guest whānau
T. McLeod
Teone Wiwi Trust
A. Olsen.

Hapū registrations

While updating our hapū member database, we’ve noticed there are an awful lot of Gone No Address. To receive our weekly pānui email and other interesting news, please contact Glenys, [email protected] to add your name and email address to the list. Email [email protected] if you have any stories, pānui, news, or photos you wish to share with our wider whānau.