Papatipu rūnaka aspirations

The past month has been busy for our Moeraki Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative. As well as the usual hui to ensure good governance is exercised, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has been engaged in reviewing the papatipu rūnaka aspirational goals. These were first discussed at Moeraki in 2010 when Gail Tipa was the representative. The review of our rūnanga aspirations has been inspiring. The last rūnanga hui was an exciting one, full of ideas and new goals. As a result, Moeraki will continue to do some work on refining the ways the emerging goals can be achieved. We will want to work with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and other rūnanga on how best to achieve some of these new goals.

The aspirational goals of Moeraki whānau for what the rūnanga could deliver, were presented on Sunday 21 August at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu by the representative Karen Coutts supported by whānau, including the alternate Stacey Gullen-Reynolds. The presentation is recorded (along with other presentations) and is available on the Ngāi Tahu website under Our Stories (PRAG 2016 refresh-Live stream). A copy of the PowerPoint is also available from the office.

Information will be coming out to the whānau via the rūnanga meetings on further work to refine how the new goals could be achieved. Please contact the office if you want to make sure you are emailed about this kaupapa. Mauri ora. Nā Karen and Stacey.

Dates to remember

Rūnanga general meetings
Meetings are held bi-monthly. Before each meeting there is a whānau hui to discuss what whānau would like for the next whakawhanaungatanga weekend and any other whānau aspirations. The next rūnanga meeting will be held 9 October at Moeraki Marae at 10.30am, following the whānau meeting.

November Whakawhanaungatanga
Watch this space – we will let whānau know the finer details closer to the time.

Christmas celebrations
More details when these have been finalised.

Annual general meeting
A reminder that the annual general meeting for Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Inc will be held on Sunday 27 November at the marae. It would be great to see whānau come and tautoko the kaupapa. Accommodation is always available at the marae for whānau who wish to stay for the weekend. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.