A very short, overnight cold snap reminded us that winter is just around the corner. In preparation, we recently had a load of firewood delivered and stacked at the homes of our Hokitika-based kaumātua, and are now in the process of arranging similar deliveries to our Waitaha (Canterbury)-based kaumātua who have fireplaces.

Marie Mahuika-Forsyth, our coordinator is working on the list now and she is also looking at options for our Ahi-kā based kaumātua. If you are a registered Makaawhio kaumātua, living in Canterbury and have a wood burner, please phone the office on 0800 955 007 to ensure you are on our list.