Whai Rawa

David Tikao from the Whai Rawa team visited our rohe on 28 March. He spent his time between the rūnaka office, the primary school and the college. The team will be back down again in June and if you wish to make an appointment to see them, please contact us here at the office. To take advantage of this scheme you need to be registered with the Whakapapa Unit at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. If you or any of your whānau need assistance with the registration process we would be happy to help you.

Te reo Māori strategy

Calling all Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka whānau and members. This notice is calling for expressions of interest from rūnaka whānau and members who would be interested in coming together to meet, as well as discuss what our rūnaka whānau visions, goals and aspirations are in relation to learning and speaking te reo Māori, at home or on the marae. If you are interested please contact Joe Wakefield on 021 832-137 or email him [email protected]

Tikanga Māori ‘Hui-ā-Tāne’ wānanga

This one-day hui is to be held on Saturday 26 July at Takutai o Te Tītī Marae beginning at 10am. The aim of this hui is to discuss tikanga Māori pertaining to the marae from a tāne/ men’s perspective, in preparation for the tikanga Māori wānanga that is mentioned below.

Tikanga Māori wānanga

This wānanga is to be held on Saturday 23 August at Takutai o Te Tītī Marae beginning at 10am. All Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka members, both wāhine and tāne, are invited to attend this very important wānanga, as this is an equal opportunity for us all to help lay the foundation for ourselves and our future generations – mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā muri ake nei.

Reminder pānui will be sent out closer to the times of each hui and/or wānanga. So lock the above dates in to your diaries and calendars. Can you please let me know if you will be attending the hui and/or wānanga, as we need to confirm numbers for catering, as well as for resource purposes. If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned then please contact me – Joe Wakefield 021 832-137 or email [email protected]