Ngā mate

Tīhei mauri ora
Te toto o te tangata, he whenua
Piki mai rā, kake mai rā
Kia tau te manu ki tēnei pae
Ka tau te manu ki tēnā pae
Ko heri, ko hera
Me kimi me tangahau, kei tēnei piringa
Kei tēnā kokonga
Āe koa, he koa
Ka ao, ka ao, ka ao te rā
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga
Tēnā koutou
Tēnei te mihi ki ngā tini aituā, o ia marae, o ia marae
Ki Rakiura tae noa ki te Rerenga Wairua
Kua wehe atu nei ki tua o te Ārai
He tangi, he mihi, he poroporoaki
Haere hoki koutou, ki ō koutou tīpuna i reira
Ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pāmamao
Te Pīpīwharauroa e tangi nei
Auē te pōuritanga kei konei
Haere, haere, haere
Āpiti hono tātai hono, te hunga mate ki te hunga mate
Te hunga ora ki te hunga ora
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa
Our thoughts and condolences at this time to all who have suffered the loss of loved ones.
Nō reira aroha nui ki a koutou
Kia kaha kia māia kei roto i te aroha o te Atua i runga rawa
Nā te whānau o Hokonui.


Congratulations to Tutehounuku (Nuk) Korako, who stood for National in Christchurch’s Port Hills electorate and was successful in gaining a list seat in Parliament. We would like to also congratulate Rino Tirikatene, who held his Te Tai Tonga seat for Labour. We are finally getting back to being able to fully function after the fire earlier this year. A lot has been happening but we have managed to stay on top of things.

Rūnanga hui

The annual general meetings of Hokonui Rūnanga and its subsidiaries Hokonui Research and Development, Hokonui Rūnanga Development Holdings and Hokonui Rūnanga Health and Social Services Trust were held at the Salvation Army Hall in Gore, on 24 September.

It is a pleasure to report that we had a good turnout of rūnanga members and supporters for this meeting. Draft plans for our new whare rebuild were presented with the landscaping plan and hopefully in January 2015, construction will be underway.

Reading through the subsidiary reports presented, congratulations must go to the foresight and long-term development concept envisaged by those who are responsible for establishing them.

Waka Ora

Waka Ora, the southern Whānau Ora hub is well into its implementation phase. Colleen Te Au is the hub coordinator. Colleen was born and bred in Hokonui and has a social services background with vast connections within Ngāi Tahu and the Murihiku communities.

Colleen’s key tasks include being able to coordinate and maintain up-to-date lists of provider networks and resources; provide high quality administrative support; work collegially with the Christchurch-based lead hub coordinator and to support and enhance cooperative work practices.

Hokonui projects

Projects Hokonui Rūnanga initiatives are all progressing in a satisfactory way. For example, the project around the mountains cycle trails between Kingston and Lumsden is moving forward nicely.

Our forestry block on the banks of Matau River, Balclutha, has been valued and a business plan is being developed to use most of the timber for social housing.

Next month’s pānui will include the landscape and rebuild plans and a link on our website.