Ngā mate

Te Ope Tua Toru Echelon Burnham Ellis (née Gavin) was born 22 September 1940 and died on 19 June 2014, at Palmerston North Hospital. She was the grandchild of (Sally) Alice Elizabeth Kemp of Tuahiwi.

It was a privilege to spend the last few days with her. She had utter clarity before going to sleep and waking again in the presence of Jesus; she had an amazing faith.
These were some of her final words, spoken with love, “We must always give honour and glory to His name.” Thank you to the relatives who came from Tuahiwi and for their wonderful support.

Echelon Burnham Ellis.

Echelon Burnham Ellis.


Congratulations to Jernee Epiha Netana, son of Polly and Justin who played in the Canterbury Rugby League Under 11 team in Greymouth, on 27-28 September. The team played two games against Greymouth and won both.

And congratulations to Levi Morrison, son of Stephaine Neate, who played in the Canterbury Under 12 team in Greymouth and in Wellington, on 4-5 of October. The two boys are cousins and play for the Northern Bulldogs.

Kaumātua activities

Our kaumātua have been enjoying their Monday morning activities especially the Zumba Gold sessions with Vaea Hutchen. Vaea is unavailable until the end of the month but will be back with us next month. A highlight for September was the rongoā and mirimiri session with Aperahama Kipa and Rewa Skipper.

On Monday 3 November we will be going bowling at the new Kaiapoi Bowling Green. Please let Tania know if you wish to come along so that we have an idea of numbers. If it proves popular we are hoping to make this a regular event over the summer.

The next monthly outing on Thursday 30 October, is to visit Māori Tours Kaikōura. Please contact Tania to book your seat on the bus. The bus will depart Tuahiwi at 9am and will return around 5pm.
On November 27 there will be a visit to the Ngāi Tahu Farms followed by lunch and a tour of Ngāi Tahu-owned property in the city.

Pani Ruwhiu and June Kemp enjoy some Zumba.

Pani Ruwhiu and June Kemp enjoy some Zumba.

Movie night at the pā

Movie night was lots of fun with around 20 whānau coming along for a double session of Pā Boys followed by the movie, White Lies. We are hoping to run these on a regular basis, as it’s a great free night out for the whānau. Watch this space for the next date.