Tēnā koutou katoa,

Nā mate

I would just like to acknowledge the recent passing of Elaine Couch and wish Uncle Doug and all his family peaceful wishes through this time.

The update on the marae is as follows:

Bushnell Builders have been working productively on the wharekai. The final poroporoaki prior to demolition was held on Monday 18 April and was attended by a handful of whānau. Please watch this space for some photographs collected in next month’s Te Pānui Rūnaka.

The previous taonga room within the marae is still hosting office space for both the general manager and the office manager until the space is available for the Ngāi Tahu business services team in conjunction with Delta (phone company) have the office space wired for use. This is possibly going to be the end of May or mid June 2016.

We are currently taking public marae bookings for day-hui only, noho bookings will be by the end of August. However, it is case by case depending on the construction going on with the wharekai.