Kā mihi aroha

To all our whānau, suffering the loss of loved ones at this time Awarua Rūnanga extends all our love and sympathy.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthday.

Bluff 2024 update

The Bluff 2024 Rejuvenation group continues to work steadily working on a number of projects in the Bluff township. The 2016 Oyster Festival is fast approaching and once again Bluff will be inundated with people from near and far to indulge in our local delicacy. In the lead up to this festival, the 2024 rejuvenation group is intending, weather permitting, to undergo further work around the ever popular “Bluff” entrance sign, as well as planting and maintenance along the stretch of adopted highway leading into Bluff.

The Ocean Beach lookout area is also thriving due to the consistent efforts of the 2024 rejuvenation group and the owner/caretakers, Dave and Raewyn. At Easter a local couple chose to have their wedding reception at this spot, which proved to be a fabulous choice and generated new fans for the work being done and more positive encouragement.

The work done by this small hardworking team has been outstanding, but they need new volunteers to help out. They extend an invitation to anyone living in the Bluff area to get involved, whether it’s time, ideas, skills, resources or donations of plants and materials. They would love to expand their active membership so that they can tackle more projects in shorter timeframes. Te Rau Aroha Marae continues to support the 2024 rejuvenation group and their monthly meetings are held there on the first Monday of the month starting at 7pm.

The team is small and dedicated and very proud of its achievements around the town but could do with a few more volunteers. So keep any eye out for upcoming working bee dates and come and join them.

You can also contact Steve Mitchell on: 021 127 9224 or Tammi Topi on: 027 491 2179. Bluff 2024 Rejuvenation also have a Facebook page: ‘Bluff 2024’ or email: [email protected]

Bluff 2024 Logo.

Bluff 2024 Logo.

Pānui contributions

If members wish to have an item of interest shared with te whānau o Ngāi Tahu please contact Tina on: 03 212 6029 or email: [email protected]

Membership database

We are constantly updating our membership database and have found that many members’ children have had children of their own that require registering. If you are one of these people we encourage you to contact us on: 03 212 6029 or email: [email protected] to request registration form/s.

NB: If your enquiries relate to registering with Ngāi Tahu please contact the Whakapapa Unit on 0800 524 8248.

We also encourage those members that have changed residential or email addresses to update their details by contacting the rūnanga on the above number or email address.