Rūnanga information

Our next whānau hui will be held on Sunday 14 August at 1pm. There will be kai from 12pm.

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka. If you wish to contribute, please send your news and photos to the office.

Please send any enquiries by phone: 03 689 4726 or email [email protected]

Marae news

Waihao Marae has had a variety of community groups visiting this month. We held our bi-monthly whānau meeting in June, there were kaumātua and steering group meetings, and Waimate Main School visited the marae with their students for a full day of activities and education. We also hosted the Tū Pono hui on family violence which was well attended by whānau and community members.

Waimate Main School students during their visit.

Waimate Main School students during their visit.

Marae development

We have been making progress during the last month and the builders are now on site and getting things underway. The concrete pad has been poured for the garage and the new tractor has been used out the back of the marae in preparation for the commencement of the garden project.

Tidying up the back of the marae.

Portacom project – excavations.

Restoration governance group

The Rūnanga Executive would like to thank the following whānau and community members for committing to being members of the Te Mana o Te Wai Wainono Restoration Project Steering Group (TMOTW).

On 15 May the executive endorsed the following members who had submitted an expression of interest for the position: Ned Norton, John Wilkie, Howard Marshall, Uncle Dave Thomas, Barry Reid, Martyn Smith, Sara Eddington and Kennedy Lange – Environment Canterbury project manager.

The Te Mana o Te Wai (TMOTW) is a project relating to the restoration of Wainono lagoon by improving water quality and characteristics of freshwater tributaries and surrounding wetlands. The rūnanga has received funding and the project will run for two years, with the steering group meeting as required at the marae.