Ngā mihi aroha nā te whānau o Waihōpai, tēnā koutou katoa. All is well but time comes and goes so damn fast; before you realise it you’re on the pension man. So where has time gone? One minute it’s Christmas  and New Year and then wham, back to work. We had a weekend of tītī meetings at the marae and whānau got back into the grind. (Some of us still had to be there over the Christmas break but all good). I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and that you are all eager to get back to whatever it is you do. Cheers.

The weather wasn’t the best down this way over the holidays but it’s doing alright now. We have a few things happening this month, which I will tell you all about next month. Pretty exciting to have everybody back on board safe and well and Waitangi Day in Otago  should be good.

I went to a family 21st and the following weekend the same family had a reunion and it was great. I had a great break – still had to be at the marae though and thanks to my friend Arnold, I was able to have an extra week. Cheers mate.

Well, that’s it for now whānau. If any of you wish to put a recipe in the pānui, a funny story from when you were young, a Tītī Islands story, or in the city anywhere, don’t be shy whānau. I got to go now folks, to all of you that had a birthday hope you had a great day, to all the new born babies and their mums and dads congratulations; and not forgetting our whānau in the North Island – cheers to you all, and anywhere overseas. Kia ora from Waihōpai whānau, that’s it from me. This year needs to be a great year for us all, so plenty of hugs and laughter this year. Ka pai.

Nā Squirrell on the hill.