Kia ora whānau o Kāi Tahu

What a beautiful weekend we had at the Valley for the Te Rūnanga hui, on the Friday and Saturday and great weather for those who went on the boat trip on Sunday. The weather was absolutely superb the whole time and those who were present seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves at the Valley.

Some rūnaka members and our great office staff had been up prior and ensured the buildings were tidied for all, they even painted one of the rooms which looked great.

Tracey and Teina were well organised cooks and what a great job they had done to keep puku full. The Kāhui Kaumātua that were present Betty, Muriel and Shona were the kitchen hands, prepping the vegetables and setting up the dining room to have it looking inviting for our guests. Riki worked like a little beaver transporting chairs and tables and setting them up for us on Friday.

The Kapa Haka group did us all proud. Their costumes looked wonderful and their repertoire was well received. Truly great and well done. Our Rūnaka group who presented our aspirations for the future was well received and, I’ve been told it was very impressive.

Saturday dawned another beautiful day and when the hui was finished we had a lovely BBQ and salads for dinner. We all left our beautiful Valley very pleased with the weekend. Tumeke. Nā Shona Fordyce.