It is with much sadness we acknowledge the passing of Rima Subritzky, a beloved kaumātua within our hapū, who will be fondly remembered for her kindness and supportive nature to all those that came in to contact with her. Her tangi was held on 21 January.

Rima Subritzky.

Rima Subritzky.

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Hayley and Matthew Ashley are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Peyton Jada Ashley. Peyton, sister to Heavyn, L’Amour and Luca was born on 23 December at St George’s Hospital.

Peyton Jada Ashley.

Peyton Jada Ashley.

Hemi Te Rama Pita Kerepeti Paraone was born 12 August and is the beautiful son of Kerepeti Paraone and Savanah Tukariri, loved greatly by his big sister Miere, this big boy loves to pekepeke and kōrero.

Hemi Te Rama Pita Kerepeti Paraone (left - 12 August, right - 24 January).

Hemi Te Rama Pita Kerepeti Paraone (left – 12 August,
right – 24 January).

Koha-o-Rangi Cohen Iwi Maire Mackey-Harrison Parata is the first-born son of Michael Parata-Peiffer and Caityln Mackey-Harrison. Koha-o-Rangi was born four weeks early and is happily growing bigger and stronger every day.

Koha-o-Rangi Cohen Iwi Maire Mackey-Harrison Parata (left - 24 October, right - 25 January).

Koha-o-Rangi Cohen Iwi Maire Mackey-Harrison Parata
(left – 24 October, right – 25 January).

Marae update

Wheke Marae has kicked into gear again with a number of maintenance jobs including new paintwork on the marae ātea, to ready us for the year.

The wharekai development, along with the site works, have begun. I have received many enquiries as to when we are able to consider marae bookings again and at this stage it will be the beginning of June this year. I have needed to postpone some bookings so there may be limited dates for new enquiries. More details will be available in next month’s issue of Te Pānui Rūnaka.

Wheke Marae update.

Wheke Marae update.

Manawa Tītī

The nomination for the Manawa Tītī programme 2017 goes to Jaunita Hepi – congratulations Jaunita. We look forward to your report back to the rūnanga on completion.

Portfolio reports

Cushla Dwyer – Marae portfolio holder
We are still under construction as you will see in the photo above. The only issue to date has been dealing with traffic as the large trucks currently on site require a bit of precision and maneuvering up or down our narrow roads. I have received a request from a member of our hapū asking for any supportive photographs she can use associated to events inside our previous wharekai. If you have any please send them through.

I am currently looking at obtaining a very good irrigation system to assist with all our māra kai. This has been a very laborious job for our maintenance man and although a much needed part of the maintenance, not necessarily a good use of time management.

Christina Henderson – Health portfolio holder
Care-Plus funding has been replaced by Enhanced Capitation as from the 1 October 2016. This helps people with high health needs eg. chronic conditions, acute or medical or mental health needs and terminal illness.
Māori and Pacific scholarships are for Christchurch-based tertiary institution students who are studying a health-related NZQA accredited course and have whakapapa/cultural links with Māori communities and genealogical/culture links and Pacific communities and is also planning to work in the Canterbury District.

Many thanks to whānau and manuhiri who come to mahi and facilitate hui on the marae and engage with the tikanga and kawa practices. For any booking information please contact the office on 03 328 9415.