A wedding at Puketeraki

Our rūnaka chair, Matapura Ellison, married Maria Coombs at Hui te Rangiora Church, on Saturday 23 January, with around 80 guests present. The happy couple hosted a sumptuous breakfast in the wharekai at Puketeraki Marae, which was followed by a dance at Karitāne Hall. Congratulations Matapura and Maria.

Matapura Ellison and Maria Coombs.

Photo by Liz Cadogan. Car courtesy of David Higgins.

Māori freehold land for sale in Puketeraki

Waikouaiti Block XII Section 58 has come up for sale. The area is 17.1991 hectares – big enough to build a house on. The view looking out to sea, is from Matanaka to Blueskin Bay and Taiaroa Head. This land is at Brinns Point between Puketeraki and Seacliff. It is in two parts divided by the Coast Road.

View from possible building site looking towards Blueskin Bay.

Also for sale is Block III Section 75. The Area is 9460 square meters. This land has a woolshed, sheep yards and cattle yards. It will only be sold with Section 58. Please contact Vicki Offen on (03) 465 7124 or (021) 212 7842 or at [email protected] for further information.

An international star films in our rohe

If you own a television, there is little doubt that you will recognise the outdoorsy person third from the left in the photo below. Bear Grylls, from Man vs Wild, dropped into the Matukituki Valley in Central Otago recently, where he was filming documentary footage for his adventure series (as well as an Air New Zealand safety video). Some of our members were there for the mihi whakatau to welcome Bear and his extensive crew, and to provide cultural advice on the area where filming was taking place.

Takerei Norton, Trevor Howse, Bear Grylls, Ben Senbas, Helen Brown, Maria Ellison and Matapura Ellison in the Matukituki Valley, Central Otago.