Kia ora koutou whānau,

Waihōpai has been really busy with uplifting a whale and spending lots and lots of hours cleaning and still doing mahi on our taoka. Our main man Rodney Trainor has been very busy cleaning and keeping the mahi going with the help of our esteemed whale expert Ramire. Good job.

Child Youth and Family Services, Barnardos and other community services are all interested in getting things right from a tikanga perspective and that’s great. The marae has had Hedgehope School here for a three-day stay, and numerous other hui, so we are a slowly moving along, however whānau still lots to do.

Here’s something funny – a friend of mine was talking on the phone and couldn’t find her glasses (not realising that she had them on) and started looking for them, had to have a little giggle about that.

Anyway whānau, have a great month, take care and to all that have graced us with another member to your whānau – huge congratulations. To whānau celebrating a birthday this month, I hope you had or have a great day. Aroha nui to you all.

Ngā whānau o ngā mate our deepest condolences to you and your whānau aroha nui. Well that’s it from me please be careful out there – look after each other stay safe and happy. 

Nā Squirrel on the Hill.