Rigby-Paku-Pohio reunion

Dr Terry Ryan giving a copy of the whakapapa to Erena Rigby.

Dr Terry Ryan giving a copy of the whakapapa to Erena Rigby.

As part of the Rigby-Paku-Pohio reunion this year, Dr Terry Ryan came to speak to the whānau about their Ngāi Tahu whakapapa, in particular the Rigby line.

In this modern age, to have Terry stand and present such important information without any technical assistance, and to pull facts and figures from his head, showed to the whānau how important it is to have him sharing our whakapapa.

The whānau were amazed at the way he was able to bring alive our tīpuna and put together the journey of Mary Susan Whitehouse (Merehana) from Stewart Island to Ahuriri where she met and married William Joseph Rigby.

Thank you Uncle Terry for taking time out of your annual holidays and speaking to our whānau. Everyone agreed that you were the highlight.

Nurses’ clinics

Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust are holding four nurses’ clinics at Takutai o Te Tītī Marae (Colac Bay) this coming year. The clinics will be held from 10am to 2pm on 3 April, 26 June, 18 September and 27 November. Cervical smears will be available at the June and November clinics. Appointments are preferred. Please phone 0800 925 242 for an appointment.

The registered nurse can support you with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, cervical smears, sexual health education, general health checks, health and wellness plans. and linkage and referrals. Please consider supporting this service. Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, 92 Spey Street, Invercargill. Phone 03 214 5260.