Ka mihi aroha

To all our whānau suffering the loss of loved ones at this time Awarua Rūnaka extends all our love and sympathy.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthdays this month.

Calling waka ama enthusiasts

Te Rūnaka o Awarua has an under-used waka and wants to hear from any person over the age of 13, in the Bluff area, who wants to give waka ama a go. The main criteria being that people must be able to swim 100 metres.

There is a meeting arranged for Monday 11 July, starting at 5pm at the rūnaka office at 12 Bradshaw Street, Bluff.

The meeting will be to discuss the forming of a committee, obtaining a coach/instructor, and setting days and times for waka ama practice and participating in any friendly challenges amongst the local waka ama community. All are welcome to attend. In the meantime, those that are interested please contact Tina on 03 212 6029.

Pānui contributions

If members have an item of interest they wish to share with Te Whānau o Ngāi Tahu please contact Tina on 03 212 6029 or email [email protected]

Membership database

We are constantly updating our membership database and have found that many members’ children have had children of their own that require registering. If you are one of these people we encourage you to contact us on 03 212 6029 or email: [email protected] to request registration form/s.

NB: If your enquiries relate to registering with Ngāi Tahu please contact the Whakapapa Unit on 0800 524 8248.

We also encourage those members who have changed residential or email addresses to update their details by contacting the rūnanga on the above number or email address.