Tēnā koutou.
Dr Terry Ryan and the Rehua Board of Trustees are looking for any stories and/or photographs for a book documenting the history of Rehua Māori Apprentices Hostel and Marae in Christchurch. The period of time is from 1952 – present day. The history will include the establishment of the Ngāi Tahu Council of Elders and the period of time that Rehua was a girls’ hostel, boys’ trade training hostel, the opening of Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua wharenui and Hemo-te-Raki wharekai, rugby, kapahaka, trips, Rehua Marae services, the kōhanga reo, the Rehua Old Boys and the connections between the Canterbury papatipu rūnaka and Rehua.

If you have material for the publication please contact Claire Kaahu White on [email protected], or mobile 0210687669.

1950s Maori Concert, Rehua Archive, Box 52