Kāi Tahu ki Tāmaki Makaurau

A first time for Tāmaki Makaurau as a taurahere rōpū to attend a hui in Te Waipoumanu. All arriving on different days at different times, but gathering together for the weekend. What a group. For some it was their first time in Ōtautahi. All had a wonderful time, meeting whānau, some for a first time and making connections, finding whakapapa and history about whānau. An exciting time. For those of us who had been to other hui, it was a time of catching up with those from the past.

Having a discussion over lunch on Sunday we all felt the effort of coming was worthwhile, and are all keen to go home and start planning and fundraising to come to the next hui. We even work towards bringing a small kapa haka team with us, possibly a combined team with Kirikiriroa taurahere rōpu.

It is definitely only the beginning of these hui for us. Congratulations to those who worked hard to bring this event together and worked throughout the weekend. What an awesome team effort. And a huge thank you for making us feel very welcome.

Left to right; Maha, Peter, Mama, Bones, Sue, Jane (Kirikiriroa), Rosie’s Mum, Riki, Jacqueline, and Jules from Tamaki Makaurau.

Whānau having lunch on Sunday.

Thalia with Papa Bones.

Weaving workshop with Sue Nicoll.

Ngāi Tahu ki Horowhenua

E mihi ake nei ki a koutou ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki!

Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi

Ko tēnei te mihi maioha ki Te Taumutu Rūnanga, nā koutou te Hui-ā-Iwi i whakahaere kia whakatairangahia te Kāi Tahutaka me ōna āhuatanga tini. Kua whāngaihia ngā taha e whā , kua manaakitia te katoa, tamariki mai, pakeke mai, kaumātua mai. Kei te mihi.
What a fabulous celebration of Kāi Tahutaka!

The weather was perfect, the kai was delicious, the concert and kapa haka performances were brilliant and the tamariki activities kept all the mokopuna occupied and happy! The creative workshops for the adults provided an opportunity to learn some new skills and as always, the open forum was informative and entertaining. The stalls had something for everyone and the many kaiāwhina with a smile on their faces and their distinctive tee-shirts were everywhere making sure that everything ran smoothly.

Ka tau kē ngā mahi katoa!

Tui nō Ōtepoti with Ropina and Amiria.

Ngāi Tahu Property Water.

Kāi Tahu ki Queensland

Te Kupeka a Tahu
Brisbane, QLD

We had our first Kāi Tahu whakawhanaukataka day on Saturday 17 November in Nerang on the Gold Coast. We had a fantastic morning making whānau connections and talking about our photos and whakapapa. After lunch we had a Kāi Tahu history lesson facilitated by our awesome in-house whaea Manawaroa Rimene. As a collective and in line with our newly acquired knowledge, we agreed to change the spelling of our rōpū name. We will now be known as Te Kupeka a Tahu. After a long but inspiring day, we agreed to meet again in February so watch this space whānau! All enquiries can be made via email to [email protected] also check out our Facebook page – Te Kupeka a Tahu.

Ngā mihi
Vicky Va’a.

Christine and Manawaroa Rimene.

Kāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana

The year is almost over and we the committee have seen some changes since our annual general meeting (AGM). We started the year led by our chair of more than five years, Annis Somerville. We are privileged to have had Annis lead us through the years since becoming an incorporated society. This year’s AGM saw us move forward with a new chair, Huey Rurehe, who has been leading us on a new journey as the leader of our committee. A big thanks to Annis and Huey for your commitment to ensuring our local rōpū runs smoothly.

On the right is a list of bi-monthly hui for 2013. Please diary these dates in your calendar for next year. We look forward to another successful year.

Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana, bimonthly Hui 2013

Venue: Tauranga Boys College Wharenui, 1pm
17 February
14 April (AGM)
16 June
18 August
20 October
1 December.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me TeTau Hou.

Kāi Tahu ki Waikato

We came back from the Hui-ā-Iwi buzzing! It was a feast of friends, food and whānau, taonga of all sorts, people, pounamu and performance.
Our tamariki and kaumātua were right in the middle of all the action, there was something for everybody. Just being there was awesome, reconnecting, making plans, catching up with the news and views, visiting old haunts, making new friends and enjoying the divine kai.

If you missed out this year start making plans for the next one!!

Our rōpū enjoying kai.

Our rōpū with members from the Tāmaki Makaurau taurahere group.