Our thoughts and condolences at this time go 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.

Solander Island – Kingdom of the Birds

Solander Island – Te Niho a Kewa – lies north-west of Stewart Island and guards the western approach to Foveaux Strait. The island is the eroded remains of an extinct volcano.

Terry Nicholas went down to the Solanders in May to accompany the research team from Te Papa on their travels. Michael Hall from Te Papa has written a very insightful blog Solander: Kingdom of the Birds which you can read here: http://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2013/05/16/solander-kingdom-of-the-birds/

The bridge programme

After a successful programme in 2012, Hokonui Rūnanga, the Salvation Army, Gore Counselling Services and Calvin Community Church will be running the Community Day, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and Recovery Programme here in Gore in August. This programme is for anyone who is concerned about their own, or another’s drinking or drug habits. The programme is run in three blocks, each a fortnight apart. If you are interested in more information about the course please contact Terry Stott on 027 505 3150.

Rūnanga business – membership registrations

We are currently updating our member database and if you think your details will differ from what we have on file, we would appreciate it if you could please contact us with your updated details. You can either email us at [email protected] or phone 03 208 7954.
If you wish to register with Hokonui rūnanga you can contact us on the above details to get a registration form or download it from our website: www.hokonuirunanga.org.nz

Whānau contributions

We welcome contributions for Te Pānui Rūnaka from all Hokonui whānau, so please send us any stories, whānau news or photos you wish to share.