He pēpi

“Tēnei te tira hou” – He mea tino harikoa tēnei, te whānautanga mai a tā māua ko Shaun mokopuna tuatoru. Ko Malachi Bradley Mark Charett King (Kereru).

Another wonderful moment for our whānau, as we celebrate the arrival of our mokopuna Malachi, who was born on 23 April at Hastings Hospital, weighing 9lb 7ounces.

Malachi is another addition to the Kereru, Crofts, Rupene, Ryan and Topia whānau. Arohanui Shaun and Liz Kereru.

Malachi Bradley Mark Charett King.

Malachi Bradley Mark Charett King.

A return to the stage

“Ko au, ko koe, ko koe, ko au.”
Harikoa ana tōku ngākau ki te mātakitaki i ōku tuākana e haka ana ki runga i te atamira i te wā o te whakataetae-ā-rohe.

Some might have said “What are they doing on that stage?” Well, I can tell you that my sisters were the bomb at the Waitaha Senior Kapa Haka competitions and how proud we were of them for coming out of retirement. Now they have that kapa haka bug. Ka mau te wehi. Nā Liz Kereru.

Jenny Buchanan (left) and Reimona Crofts.

Jenny Buchanan (left) and Reimona Crofts.

Marae news

It is that time again. We have had a lot of hui this month including our Healthy Day at the Pā, on the last Friday of the month. The weather has not been so nice some days but who cares, we can stay inside then.

We had a film day about “long ago hui” and there was one group that had all the young girls in it and it was lovely, but a few of us had a wee tangi (being silly) as there was Hukarere, Sue Hutana and others including Te Ani all shaking their hope. Aroha Hohipere had the tape. I think that we are having another weekend of films but Aroha will let you know.  So if anyone out there has any video tapes of Tasman, Biddy, Hori Brennan or any whānau of the olden days, ring Aroha Reriti Crofts – so we can have other video weekends. That would be great.

We have had some glassware returned – thank you for that. We are still short of some plates, trays and perspex dishes. If you are whakama about returning them just drop them off to the marae office on the table – thanks. Well, that is all my moaning for now. Luv Ya K.K.K