In April, Te Teira Donaldson was selected to attend the Football New Zealand National Talent Centre football (NTC) week-long camp held at Waitaki Boys’ in Te Oha-a-Maru. He was the only South Canterbury player selected in his age group to attend the camp.

Te Teira was one of 14 boys who were automatically called back to the October camp, which was held in the first week of the school holidays.

Each year, football players have the chance to trial for the NTC and each year they make it, means they are one step closer to making the under 17 NZ team – a goal Te Teira has in his sights as he would like to make that team for the World Cup tournament in Brazil in 2019.

During the week the boys train hard, working on their fitness and their football skills. During the second week of the holidays, Te Teira represented South Canterbury in the 13th grade regional soccer tournament in Queenstown from 8-10 October.

Te Teira Donaldson.

Te Teira Donaldson.


The wind blew the clouds from Tarahaoa,
from Hua te Kerekere. Their four sons mihi
beneath the Nor’west arch.

This was the wind that carried changes.
Some said unforeseen, some, the Hākui
and Hākoro, nodded knowingly.

We camped at Arowhenua, to let them know
we had no intention of leaving. Aue! We’ve
been here for hundreds of years.

This land, these rivers, those mountains
are who we are and always will be. Where
are your mountains rivers and whenua?

We stand in our manaakitaka, we will
help you find yourselves. We will look
beyond your broken promises.
Nā Teoti Jardine.

Expressions of interest sought for directors

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua has mana whenua over the rohe extending from the Waitaki River to the south, to the Rakaia River to the north, to the Southern Alps to the west; and to the coastline and associated foreshore and seabed to the east.

The main marae for Arowhenua is at Huirapa Street, Arowhenua, Temuka. Temuka is about 17kms north of Timaru located on State Highway 1 in the South Island. There are approximately 9,000 people who whakapapa to Arowhenua.

The business structure for Arowhenua is that the day-to-day operations are conducted by Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Society Incorporated (INC SOC) and the INC SOC is the sole shareholder in Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Limited (the company).

Due to recent changes in the structure of the company, expressions of interest are now being sought for up to seven directors to be appointed to the board of the company. The company is looking to build a board with complementary skills. Particular attributes that are sought include:

  • strong core governance skills
  • a strong affinity with Arowhenua
  • a mix of investment, management, finance, risk management and legal skills.

Further details may be obtained from the chair of the appointments committee, Quentin Hix phone: 027 473 0813 or email: [email protected]

Expressions of interest and CV’s may be emailed to Quentin or sent to PO Box 197, Timaru 7940.