Ngā mate

Kā mihi aroha. To all our whānau, suffering the loss of loved ones at this time Awarua Rūnanga extends all our love and sympathy.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month.


Belated congratulations to Thomas Aerepo-Morgan, who came away with the Newman Trophy, for achieving first place in te reo Māori in the senior school and the Pukenga Kaneke Trophy, for most motivated student at Te Wharekura o Arowhenua.
This is a testament to the hard work and positive attitude Thomas has put into immersing himself in te reo, as he has only been attending the Kura Kaupapa for two years. Last year he participated in the local regional Manu Kōrero at the senior Māori level for the first time and came second.

Thomas Aerepo-Morgan pictured with his trophies.

Thomas Aerepo-Morgan pictured with his trophies.

Local artist recognised

Also belated congratulations to Allen Harnett, for taking out the top award for his bronze whale bone work, Wahaika, at the Southland Art Society Inc McIntyre Dick and Partners Provincial Pride Awards late last year. As well as winning this coveted award Allen received $800.

Membership database

We are currently updating our membership database and have found that many members’ children have had children of their own who require registering. If you are one of these people we encourage you to contact us on 03 212 6029 or email [email protected] to request registration form/s. We also encourage those members who have changed residential or email addresses, to update their details by contacting the rūnanga on the above number or email address.