Kia ora whānau,

We hope that you had an enjoyable Easter break and were able to spend time with whānau over this period.

To whānau who are going to Mutton Bird Islands, we wish you a safe and bountiful journey.

The last month has been a hectic one with a number of events taking place prior to and after the Easter break. A seemingly endless round of hui have been coupled with many awesome visitors to our beautiful rohe, including Nic Low, who finished his historic hīkoi at Takutai o Te Tītī Marae. More information on this story will follow in a later edition.

We also had a visit from the Tahu FM Breakfast crew. The Breakfast Crew broadcast two live shows from our offices. It was fantastic to host them and put faces to the names we have been talking and listening to for the last few years. Thanks so much to Blade and her team for making this journey.

Earlier on in the month we had the second of our water monitoring hīkoi, with the final hīkoi held 8-11 April. Over the Easter weekend we also had another whānau trip to Rarotoka to keep on top of the mahi over there. So as you can see, there are plenty of exciting and diverse opportunities for whānau to get involved. If you or any of your whānau are keen to become more involved in the rūnaka then please contact us.

If you have enjoyed a birthday in the last month or have new additions to your whānau, congratulations, we wish you all good health and prosperity for the year ahead.