Tihei mauri ora
Te toto o te tangata, he whenua
Piki mai rā, kake mai rā
Kia tau te manu, ki tēnei pae
Ka tau te manu ki tēnā pae,
Ko heri, ko hera
Me kimi, me rangahau, kei tēnei piringa
Kei tēnā kokonga
He koa, he koa
Kia ao, ka ao, ka ao te rā
Nō reira tēnā koutou tēnā koutou katoa
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga
E mihi ki ngā tini aituā o ia marae, o ia marae
Ki Rakiura tae noa ki te Rerenga Wairua
Kua wehe atu nei ki tua o Te Ārai
He tangi, he mihi, he poroporoaki i tēnei tīmata
Haere hoki koutou ki ō tātou tūpuna i reira
Ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pāmamao
E Pipi wharauroa e tangi nei
Auē te pōuritanga kei konei
Haere haere haere
Apiti hono tātai hono te hunga mate ki te hunga mate
Te hunga ora, ki te hunga ora
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

Our thoughts and condolences at this time to all who have suffered the loss of loved ones
Nō reira aroha nui ki a koutou
Kia kaha, kia māia, kei roto i te aroha o te Atua i runga rawa.

Nā te whānau o Hokonui.

Project Te Ao Hou

The Community Trust of Southland has commissioned Hokonui Rūnanga to undertake research into local Māori communities, in conjunction with Waikato University’s National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA). This research will take about six months to complete.

The purpose of the project is to give the Community Trust of Southland a comprehensive understanding of the community before they allocate this year’s grants, totalling $7 million. It is important when making those granting decisions that they have NIDEA research to help inform choices and responses to the demographic, social and economic interactions that are shaping New Zealand’s future.

Ivan Hodgetts, project manager of Te Ao Hou suggests the research might show which organisations operated within the boundaries of the Community Trust of Southland communities, whatever services they provided. The research might also tell researchers what services individuals in those communities used and what their expectations were.

Project Ora – healthy homes

The cold months are approaching. Is your house insulated? Find out everything you need to know on our website www.projectora.org.nz

Hokonui rūnanga website

We have been busy over the last year getting our own website created. It is yet to go live. You can view this at www.hokonuirunanga.org.nz. This is a great resource to find out all about the rūnanga, what’s going on, what projects we are involved with and all the portfolio holders.

Kaumātua health days

Our kaumātua health days are back in full swing and we have been lucky enough to find a new tai chi instructor. Barbara focuses on light exercises that everyone can participate in, which makes the class a hit with all our clients. We have had a different health promotion (for example Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation), each health day so the clients are aware of the different health services they can receive in our community. If you have any questions or queries regarding kaumātua health days, or you have a whānau member you think would like to come along please contact the office for further information.

Kaumātua enjoying an exercise session at our kaumātua health day.

Te Māia wānanga

The Stand Programme, which aims to build a world strong with children, was launched in our wāhi at the Roxburgh Health Camp. Around 80 to 100 people attended, representing the different organisations involved with this project. A group from our rūnanga was in attendance.

E kore rātou e tae koroheke
Pēnei i a tātou e ora nei
E kore te wā e whakaruhi
Ngā tau rānei e whakakore i a rātou
I te urunga mai o te rā, ā, tae noa ki tōna torengitanga
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
Ka maumaumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

They shall not grow old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
We will remember them.