Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura had its annual general meeting on Sunday 9 October and would like to congratulate the new executive.

Henare Manawatu – Chairman
A lovely man, with a cheeky smile and a great sense of humour brings a wealth of knowledge and support to the role.

Major Timms – Deputy Chairman
Doing wonders as our back up man not only as our deputy chair but also has his guardian hat on as one of our cultural monitors and tangata tiaki.

Kiri Williams – Treasurer
Eager young lady wanting to give her all to her new role, she is also our friendly, helpful administrator here at Takahanga Marae.

Maurice Manawatu – member
Our whakapapa expert with that captivating voice who brings a great business background and the best stories.

Butch McDonald – member
The definition of man, he’s tough, he’s rough, he has a kind heart and a massive amount of knowledge of Tangaroa and the kaimoana that lives there.

Brett Cowan – member
Our DoC man, he is normally found out saving our native wild life, cultural monitoring, playing rugby or the blues on his saxophone.

Robyn McConchie – Mangamaunu Representative
Our lady with the beautiful smile is a teacher at Hapuku School and has many years of education under her belt, with many more to come no doubt.

kaikoura agm 2016

Welcome Taukiri Manawatu
We would also like to welcome Taukiri Manawatu as our marae manager here at Takahanga. The man with a million hats. He has fitted in well, built up great relationships with the whānau here and is manning the pae when needed. You will sometimes find him helping out in the garden on the weekends and prepping kai from our vegie garden for whānau to take home. Ka pai it’s great to see the passion and dedication that you are bringing to your role.

Taukiri Manawatu – Marae Manager.

Taukiri Manawatu – Marae Manager.