Thank you

I would to thank Ngāi Tahu iwi and my rūnanga o Moeraki for the financial support over my four years of study at Auckland University. I’m happy to report that I graduated with first class honours in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree this year. Your support fed me and motivated me when things got tough during those years. It reminded me that I was not doing the degree just for myself but also for the people that encouraged and helped me achieve my educational goal. I hope it will encourage others that may follow in my footsteps one day. Ngā mihi nunui ki a koutou, Ngaumu Jones.

Ngaumu Jones, recent graduate with first class honours.

Ngaumu Jones, recent graduate with first class honours.

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 whaka whanaungatanga weekend and any other whānau aspirations. The next rūnanga meeting will be held 10.30am, 26 November at Moeraki Marae following the whānau meeting.

  • November Whakawhanaungatanga – 5 and 6 November
  • 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 many 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.

Update from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Rep

Last month, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu had the remainder of its Papatipu Rūnanga aspirational goals presentations. Moeraki presented in August. And all presentations are available on the Ngāi Tahu website. The Moeraki presentation is available as both video and PowerPoint from the office. Pre-TRoNT teleconferences are held on the Wednesday before the hui. The next one is on Wednesday 16 November at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome – whether you just want to listen or comment as well. The TRoNT report goes out with the rūnanga general meeting papers. If you are not on the email to receive these, please contact the office and ask to be added to the list.

We are planning a workshop for whānau in 2017 in relation to Papatipu Rūnanga aspirational goals – watch Te Pānui Rūnaka for further details. If you want to contact TRoNT rep, Karen Coutts, please contact the office to be put in touch.