Rā whānau

To everyone having a birthday this month, we wish you a fantastic day and hope you get spoilt. That includes: Milly Campbell, Wiremu Weepu, Manu Weepu, Courtney Sargeant, Jamie Meihana-Whittle, Ariana Tainui, Rosemarie Tainui, Kelly Mason, Arana Sutton, Te Aotaumarewa Meihana-Eiffe, Maia Tonihi, Tioti Campbell, Gayleen Culling, Te Ngarahau Mason, Chance Beckett-Ria, Tania Hutana, Caleb Robinson, Jo-anne Coakley (Millie) and Diane Mason.


Congratulations to our girl Tamara Matariki Liu, who graduated on 19 September with a Bachelor of Nursing.

Tamara worked extremely hard to put herself through CPIT and we are so proud of her. She has started her first nursing job as a theatre nurse at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch.

Tamara on her graduation day.

Tamara on her graduation day.


Kia ora whānau, second month into whitebait season and all the whānau are doing really well. We hope the whitebait keeps pouring in. On another note, the marae development is going ahead really fast and we all are waiting patiently for the final day.

Special thanks

Aunt Tilly (Georgina Hilda Tainui) and her whānau would like to thank all whānau and friends for the flowers, visits, gifts and monetary koha given while Aunty Tilly was a patient in the Christchurch and Greymouth hospitals.
Love you all.

Road show

On 16 September Arahura Marae hosted the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Show.

It was a huge success and lots of whānau came along.

Tā Mark Solomon at the Ngāi Tahu Road Show.

Tā Mark Solomon at the Ngāi Tahu Road Show.


Our lovely kaumātua are still meeting every week, on Wednesday. If anyone is interested in going please contact Karen Coakley on 03 755 5023 or 027 865 7524.


Rūnanga hui are held on the second Sunday, each month from 11am – 3pm. Enquires to Te Tari o Arahura phone 03 755 6451 or email [email protected]

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please tell us your stories. Send news and photos to [email protected] or phone 03 755 6451. Or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.