Two Tuahiwi women have been honoured with a community service award from the Waimakariri District Council.

Hoana Burgman and Tokomaru Hammond have between them, served both the community and Tuahiwi Marae for 95 years.

They have been instrumental in hosting guests at the marae, coordinating, budgeting, planning meals, organising and socialising with guests. Many hui have been held at the marae, the most notable being those associated with the Ngāi Tahu Claim. [Read more…]