Easter was a time for extra celebration at Makaawhio this year with the 21st for Kahurangi Mahuika at the Bruce Bay Hall and our marae, and the christening at St Peter’s Church Jacobs River of Beau Jack and Nixon Paitoto Condon, sons of Nikki-Leigh (née Wilson) and Hayden Condon, and mokopuna of Kara Edwards.

St Peter’s Church has featured in Ngāti Māhaki whānau histories since it opened in the early 1930s. Ngā mihi huritau ki a Kahurangi, ngā mihi iriiringa hoki ki a Beau rāua ko Nixon. [Read more…]