Kia ora koutou whānau, ngā mate o ngā whānau, haere, haere, haere atu rā, our deepest condolences to our whānau who have lost a loved one this past month – aroha nui to you all.

We have been reasonably busy having had a two day education hui here on the marae –‘Building on Success.’ A holiday programme was run by our facilitators for young ones during the second week of the school holidays, that was all good too.

Lots of other interesting things have been happening like the movie premiere that we ran at the marae, that was great too. We also went to the Bluff marae to support the pōwhiri and mihi. It was great to be in Bluff; hope to have some good photos in next the pānui.

I’m looking forward to meeting Prince Harry with other rūnaka representatives from here in Murihiku and Sir Mark and Sir Tipene.

That’s it from me – short and sweet. Don’t forget kids to give your mum and dad some hugs because they need it and same goes for you mums and dads. Aroha nui to you all. Nā Squirrel on the Hill. Ps – I had a roasted tītī last night Karl.