Coming Events

Treaty commemorations
By the time this February pānui goes to print, Waitangi Day will be all done and dusted. Tracey Potiki worked tirelessly to create a great programme with the steering komiti and office staff especially administrator, Nic Hedley. Also Pete Asher – groundsman, Toni Evans – cleaner, kaimahi teams, whānau members and Department of Conservation Coastal Otago office working bees have done a great job to prepare for the big day.

Ōtākou hīkoi
Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai. Ōtākou Rūnaka are seeking registrations of interest from hapū members who are able to commit to the Taranaki hīkoi from 1-12 November this year. Please contact us via email: [email protected] to confirm your interest.Whānau will need to be self-supporting and fundraise for own expenses.

The charter bus or buses willleave from Ōtākou Marae and will travel stopping at key sites along the way.
Whānau will be asked to commit time to learning waiata for the hīkoi.

For all enquiries or to express your interest in being a part of the hīkoi, please phone the office: 03 478 0352 or email Tracey at [email protected]

Next Ōtākou pānui news items, i.e. births, deaths, achievements, history items are welcome by 1 March.

Ka mihi aroha ki a koutou e te whānau o Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, from Ōtākou Rūnaka.

Methodist pūtea grant

Applications for the Methodist Pūtea Grant are nowopen to the seven Papatipu Rūnaka, south of the Waitaki and close 31 March. The grant provides financial assistance for Kāi Tahu members engaged in theology and/or wairua related studies; and financial assistance for the upkeep of church buildings attached to Kāi Tahu marae and/or rūnaka.

Last year the two successful applicants were Purākaunui Block Inc, Motoitoi Documentary, Nicola Taylor – $3,500; and Waikouaiti Sec 2, Blk XII Trustees, Brenda Van Strik – $1,000

We look forward to receiving this year’s applications. Application forms are available from our office 03 478 0352 or [email protected]