Kia ora koutou whānau, we were all looking forward to Hui-ā-Iwi in Otago. It was a great four days (we went up on Thursday 19). Waihōpai whānau enjoyed seeing other whānau and catching up with everyone.

To the whānau who have lost a loved one our deepest condolences go out to you and your whānau – arohanui.

There has been a bit happening in the south and the marae has been quite busy. A number of our whānau are getting ready to graduate from various tertiary institutions around the country – well done to you all.

Christmas is nearly here and it is a busy time of the year for everyone.

This is just a short report so I hope you all take care. Meanwhile, babies are being born, people are getting married and heaps of people are celebrating their birthdays. So congratulations to you all from the whānau at Waihōpai Rūnaka and a big hug and hello to all our who are away from Murihiku/Waihōpai – cheers to you all.

Well whānau, it was great to see you all at Hui-ā-Iwi.
Nā Squirrel on the Hill.