Rā whānau

Happy birthday to Darkie Tipa, who celebrated his birthday on Waitangi Day. Many happy returns Dad. Love and miss you, love from Betsy Kiwha and all your mokopuna in the Bay of Plenty.

A second birthday wish to my brother Patrick Tipa for 16 February. Happy Birthday bro, have a good one. Love from Betsy Kiwha, Hotumanawa Tuhekeao, Hoani Rangimahanga and Te Whiwhia.

Desmond Hampstead, who affiliates to Moeraki, celebrated his 75th birthday on 13 December.

Desmond was born in Palmerston and spent his early years in Moeraki, later moving with his parents and siblings to Bluff. Dad is an experienced muttonbirder, trained in the old ways. He told me that as a teenager, he went back to Moeraki sometimes to collect kelp for the bags, in which the muttonbirds were stored. Although I was born and raised in the North Island, it’s thanks to my father that I feel such a strong connection to Ngāi Tahu. Dad has told me many stories of the old days in the mainland, where all the good people come from. Happy birthday, Dad, and thank you for being such a great father. Love from Cathy. Nā Catherine Hampstead-Kahukiwa.

Desmond Hampstead.

Desmond Hampstead.

Moeraki Marae

Alex Tuira, assisted by Rodger Broughton, recently presented the very worthwhile workshop, The Introduction to Financial Literacy. Whānau enjoyed a model that was interactive, fun and clear to understand.

Cash flow mind set, business investment, cash flow 101 and why it is important to work to a strategy were all covered in the workshop. Thank you to both our presenters. 
Kei te mihi, Koa Whitau- Kean.

Te Rūnanga o Moeraki educational grants

Purpose: To support whānau, who whakapapa to Moeraki, in furthering their studies at a recognized tertiary institution.

Eligibility: These grants will provide financial assistance to tertiary students who meet the following criteria:

1. Registered as a member of Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Inc.
2. Attending a tertiary institution and enrolled in a course leading to a recognised qualification.

To obtain an application form please contact Jenny Brookes, office coordinator, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki office, Tenby Street, Moeraki RD2, Palmerston. Phone 03 439 4816; email [email protected]
Applications will close on Friday 4 April 2014.