He pēpi hou

Ngaomi Taiaroa and Paituli Tiata welcome Phoenix Jane Erin, born at Lower Hutt Hospital on Friday 15 March at 7.50am, weighing in at 8lbs 6oz. After being told by specialists a normal delivery after two Caesarean sections was impossible, I stuck to my gut instinct and proved them wrong. Now we have a beautiful baby sister for Tristan and Caleb, a grand-daughter for Teone and Erin Taiaroa and the one and only grand-daughter out of eight grand-children for Faafeuu and Sui Pahetogia.
Nā Ngaomi Taiaroa.

Phoenix Jane Erin.

He mihi

Tēnei te mihi nunui ki ngā whanauka nō Moeraki, ko David, rātou ko Patrick, ko Nola. A heartfelt thank you to David Higgins, Patrick and Nola Tipa for their āwhina and tautoko to Ōtākou for harvesting the taoka pebbles for our new wharekai. A small group consisting of Peter Asher, Moana Wesley, Doug Ditfort, and Rachel Wesley made a trip to Moeraki to gather the pebbles, and were regaled with stories, kai, history, and a hīkoi out to Te Raka o Hineātea. Also, thank you to community probation services for providing a team of community workers to assist, and to all those whānau who provided sacks for the harvest. The pebbles will be plastered on to Hākuiao later in the year, when the temperatures have warmed up enough to allow the plaster to go off.

If you have any stories, pānui, news, or photos you wish to share with our wider whānau, email Rachel, [email protected] or call 03 478 0352.