Three years and a sterling fundraising effort, after their former building was closed and condemned by the Westland District Council due to earthquake safety concerns the new Westland Hokitika RSA was officially opened and rededicated at a dawn ceremony held on Saturday 26 February led by RSA Chaplain and Upoko rūnanga Pīhopa Richard Wallace.

We have had a long relationship with the RSA who had been kaitiaki of a plaque honoring two brothers who left Mahitahi to fight in WWI, never to return. The plaque was returned to us and now features as part of our memorial window in our whare Kaipō, where we hold our Annual ANZAC Day Service. [Read more…]