Kāi Tahu whānui, tēnā koutou katoa
Nei rā te mihi o Kāti Māhaki ki a koutou katoa.

Nei rā hoki te mihi aroha, te mihi poroporoaki ki kā mate huhua kua hika mai, kua hika atu. Ki a rātou katoa kua hika, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Moe mai koutou i te rakimārie.

Rātou ki ā rātou, tātou anō ki a tātou. Tēnā anō tātou katoa

Kua tau te makariri ki ruka Poutini. Winter has definitely made an appearance here on the coast. Kā Tiritiri o te Moana is glorious, cloaked in hukapapa and the mixed weather means we have not had to contend with too many icy blasts, just a bit of wet weather.

It has been another busy month with the usual round of kōmiti hui and meetings keeping us busy.

Aoraki Matatū.

Aoraki Matatū.

Hokitika wharemahi

Our rūnanganui (executive) met for the first time in our new rūma hui last weekend. Needless to say, the extra room made a big difference and apart from a technical issue affecting our Skype access, the meeting went without a hitch. The area has already been well-utilised, with a number of meetings and gatherings taking advantage of the larger space it provides.

Another new addition to the office is our waka, which has already proven worth its weight in gold. Our kaumātua and rakatahi have certainly found it to be a more comfortable replacement for our previous waka.

Hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai

We are inviting expressions of interest from Makaawhio members who would like to participate in our next hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai. At this stage, no date has been set as we need a threshold number of participants.

If you are considering this amazing opportunity to reconnect with the southernmost part of our rohe and our kāinga there are a couple of criteria that you need to be aware of.

Please contact the office to add your name and contact details to the list. If we end up with a surplus of participants, they will be shortlisted for the next hīkoi.

  • You will be required to make a contribution towardsthe costs of the hīkoi
  • You need to be fit enough to walk the 17kms of relatively-flat formed tracks
  • You need to be willing to fully participate in all aspects of the hīkoi
  • Rakatahi need to be old enough to be self-sufficient and self-managing.
Whānau during the last hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai.

Whānau during the last hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai.

Hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai participants listening to kōrero.

Hīkoi Whakatipu Waitai participants listening to kōrero.


Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Hui Rūnanganui – executive meeting
Our next hui rūnanganui will be held 12-13 August at the marae starting Friday evening and recommencing Saturday morning. These hui are open for members to attend should they wish to. Please let the office know if you are attending for catering purposes.

Hui-ā-tau (AGM) 2016
Mark your calendars now – Saturday 8 October.

Hākari kaumātua – kaumātua dinner
This year we will be holding our kaumātua dinner at the marae on Saturday 13 August. Please contact the office if you have any questions about the dinner.

Hīkoi whakapapa
2-5 December.

Kids pool party
11 December
Greymouth Aquatic Centre.