Ka rere kā tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa.


‘Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitū te whenua’
As man disappears from site, the land remains.

Rā whānau o Toru/Hōngongoi

Rā whānau ki a koe.

Rūnanga general hui

The next rūnanga general hui will be held on the 11 September in Hakūiao at 10am.

Marae and hapū news

The new driveway is now completed. Please drive and park carefully while the surface is settling.

The new driveway to Hakuiao at Ōtākou Marae.

The new driveway to Hakuiao at Ōtākou Marae.

New staff

Staffing at Ōtākou office has gone through some changes in the last couple of months. Natalie Karaitiana is acting manager until the managerial role is appointed. Anne Robertson has been appointed Komiti Coordinator for six months and Kate Dempsey has resigned as cleaner and interim Wharekai Coordinator. She is now enjoying other employment on the peninsula. The rūnaka thanks Kate for her commitment to the manaaki of organisations during marae events. We welcome Ngaomi Taiaroa as the new cleaner and have a pool of whānau members who are familiar with the wharekai role, who will be caring for hui bookings until the wharekai role is appointed.

Change of address

Since the appointments ballot papers have been distributed, a number of members have contacted us to update their address details. Please contact the office any time to update your address and email details when you move.

Te Panui Rūnaka contributions

Ōtākou office welcomes your whānau news for inclusion in Te Pānui Rūnaka. Please send your achievements in sports, education, pēpi hou, memorials, kupu hou or anything else of community interest and photos to: [email protected]

Your photos must have captions and names of people in the photo. Thank you.