Kia ora whānau,
The past month has been a hectic one with a diverse range of activities taking place or being scheduled for the forthcoming month. Earlier on in the month we hosted a large delegation of Ngā Puhi kaumātua at Takutai o te Tītī Marae. This was a great afternoon where many old friendships were rekindled and stories told. The marae was also used as a base for the final water monitoring hīkoi which took place over the weekend of 8-11 April. A more detailed report of this hīkoi will follow in next month’s issue. A group from Verdon College will also have a noho marae later in the month.

Over the next period we will host another Kī o Rahi tournament at the marae. This Kī o Rahi tournament is a follow-on from the one we had last year.

Last year’s tournament was a huge success and was embraced by so many schools that the rūnaka purchased Kī o Rahi sets and distributed them to schools within our rohe.

As you can see, there are many current and future opportunities available to whānau. So if you or your whānau are interested in becoming more involved in the work of the rūnaka please do not hesitate to contact us here at the office for more information.
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.