Kā mihi o te Tau Hou e te whānau. There is lots of happening at Wairewa this year. We look forward to new members and seeing the old ones back. Keep an eye on the new website for ways to get involved.

Wairewa Rūnanga website

The Wairewa website will be up and running very soon. You can visit it at www.wairewarunanga.co.nz

Kā mihi nui to all who supported the website by providing feedback, content and design. A special thanks to Charisma Rangipunga and Riki Pitama for their support in getting the waiata downloaded.
If you are interested in the paper outlining whānau aspirations from the – Unleashing the Potential of Wairewa hui you will be able to download it from the website on the page entitled “whanaungatanga.”

Working bee – Sunday 2 March 8.30 – 12 noon

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

The last working bee included only Aunty Polly and Maire and they worked until 2.30am Sunday morning. Kā mihi nui ki a kōrua. Let’s get more whānau to this one (no need to work until 2.30am).
It’s a great way to meet whānau, get to know one another, and for tamariki to play with their cousins. Don’t be shy, come out, even if it is just for a few hours. If you haven’t connected much with your marae in the past a working bee is a great time to start. With rights come obligations, and this is good way to show you are keen to contribute and be part of something special.

Photo library

We are building up a library of photos so we can use them on our websites, in annual reports and pānui. We have many, but we also need consent before we can use them. If you have any photos of whānau at the marae, lake, or other appropriate locations and you would be happy for us to use them from time to time please email them through [email protected]

We will then get in touch with you to organise a written consent. It would be wonderful to see as many different whānau, so we would absolutely love to hear from you.

Memataka – membership database

Nau mai tauti mai ki Wairewa. We wish to extend a warm welcome to new members and to ask you to encourage any whānau not registered to do so. It is also important that you encourage one another who are registered to update us with any change of details as they occur. We have increasing numbers of rejecting emails and returned postal mail. Stay up-to-date with what’s happening, and notify changes by emailing the rūnanga office at [email protected]

Uta – contributions

Te kopa iti a Raureka – The small purse of Raureka. Even if it is small we really appreciate any contributions you have for Te Pānui Rūnaka. Please email any photos and information as it comes to light. Births, deaths, weddings, achievements, something you want to share. We can’t promise that we will be able to include everything but we will do our best. Again please email [email protected] or post a hard copy to Wairewa Rūnanga, PO Box 2845 Christchurch 8013.

He mihi

Kā mihi ki a Wairereraki Giffen rāua ko Te Aroha Thompson for joining the executive committee and taking up the marae portfolio.
Tēnā kōrua.