Tēnā koutou katoa, we would like to share with you our up and coming event celebrating 139 years since our Pōua Te Maihāroa (Waitaha) led Te Heke The Migration from Temuka to Ōmārama in 1877.

To honour Pōua Te Maihāroa, we are going to re-trace the footsteps of our tīpuna and their return journey from Ōmārama to the mouth of the Waitaki River and Te Pā o Korotuaheka.

Our heke will start at 9am on Monday 10 January 2016 at Ahuriri River, Ōmārama.

We will retrace their travels of 1879, journeying down the majestic Waitaki Valley over the following four days, arriving at the Waitaki Bridge around 5pm on 14 January.

We would like to extend an open invitation to you and your whānau to join Aunty Sissie, our whānau and friends on Te Heke Korotuaheka 2016, and we would appreciate if you could let the following people know by 1 December if you would like to join us.

There is a cost of $10-20 pp. per day for kai. If you would like to join us for any part of this heke, or for further information, please contact one of the following whānau members:

Aunty Sissie Dodds-Te Maihāroa 03 689 3838 or 022 659 2618; or [email protected]
Ramonda Te Maihāroa 03 439 4179 or 027 396 9980; or [email protected]
Greta Te Maihāroa 03 689 7835 or 027 223 9910; or [email protected]
Kelli Te Maihāroa 03 425 9761 or 021 49 3355; or [email protected]