Kāi Tahu whānau, tēnā koutou, kai te mihi ki a koutou.
Kia ora whānau, another busy month and a few more busy months ahead of us. The year is going so fast and soon it will be time to open up our marae. Exciting times to come. Autumn is here and we should all be starting to get wood and coal for our cold winter.

It’s nearly time to grab our blankets and bed socks and snuggle by the fire with our whānau. Before moving on, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae would like to extend our heartfelt aroha to all our whanauka, who have lost loved ones over the past months. Our thoughts go to you all.

Rā whānau

A big happy birthday to everyone who enjoyed birthdays in March. We hope you all had a lovely time with whānau, and friends. Those celebrating birthdays this month are Tanya Weepu, Joe Mason, Julie Campbell, Blossom Meihana-Eiffie, Karley Tauwhare, Sue Meihana Tiare Mason-Couston. Arohamai if whānau birthdays are not mentioned, however a big rā whānau.


Our lovely kaumātua are still meeting every week on Wednesdays. They gather and share all their beauty. If anyone is interested in going along, please contact Karen Coakley on 03 755-5023 or 027 865-7524.

Marae development

The official opening of the Arahura Whare Tipuna is Friday, 21 November.

The dawn ceremony (blessing) is to be held at 6am, with the official marae opening pōwhiri to be held at 10am, Friday 21 November.

Rūnanga business

Rūnanga hui are held every second Sunday of each month, from 11am -3pm. Kapa haka class is fortnightly from 5-6pm. Ngāti Waewae te reo class is held weekly on a Wednesday, from 5pm-7pm for beginners and intermediate levels. Enquires to Te Tari o Arahura phone 03 755-6451 or email [email protected]

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please tell us your stories by sending any news and photos to [email protected] or phone 03 755-6451. Or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.