Rūnaka General Meeting reminder

Our next rūnaka general meeting will be held on 29 May, 11am at Puketeraki Marae. There will be a shared lunch.

Funding and scholarships

As well as four categories of charitable funding you can apply for with the rūnaka ($300 maximum per application) there are also scholarships available for rakatahi.

See our website for details and to download an application form: http://www.puketeraki.nz/Wellbeing/Kati+Huirapa+Charitable+Funding.html

Wai Ora Project update

He Pātaka Wai Ora Project is nearly complete. We have finished the data collection and analysis and we are now working on the publication of the online environmental guidebook, which will be available to members and community by the end of April. Using the beautiful bird illustrations of Derek Onley, and utilising the services of a team of freshwater experts, the guidebook will inform future efforts to restore and enhance our awa, in complement to our recently granted mātaitai. We are moving in the right direction for our future generations with our long-term vision for the Waikouaiti.

Wānaka Series 2016

The next wānaka weekend is 6-8 May. If you wish to attend please let the rūnaka office know by emailing Justine at: [email protected]

Correction from March edition of Te Pānui Rūnaka

The 20 pou designed and constructed by Ta Whakaea Hou rakatahi were installed at the waka landing site, on Māori reserve land at the Coast Road/McLachlan intersection not Orbell’s Crossing. Apologies for any confusion.