Rā whānau

Last year Sheila Jardine, (nee Wilkinson) celebrated her 100th birthday with her Christchurch whānau. She was delighted to receive a message from the Queen. This year, she turned 101 and enjoyed celebrations with her whānau.
Sheila has 15 great-grandchildren. Sheila’s parents were George Wilkinson from Donegal, Ireland, and Maria Bates, the daughter of Kuihi and Nathaniel Bates. She grew up on Rakiura.

Sheila Jardine celebrating her 100th birthday.

Sheila Jardine celebrating her 100th birthday.

Sheila Jardine celebrating her 101st birthday with great-grandchildren Lexi, 2 and Chloe, 4.

Sheila Jardine celebrating her 101st birthday with great-grandchildren Lexi, 2 and Chloe, 4.

Awarua wetlands restoration plan

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua wishes to hold a meeting with committee members of the Awarua Wetlands and block owners of Arowhenua 881 Village Section 12B.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Awarua Wetland Restoration draft plan. The meeting will be held at Arowhenua Marae on 15 April at 4pm. A draft copy of the plan can be obtained from the marae office.