Easter was a great weekend of whakawhanaungatanga at our hui-ā-tau held at Mangamaunu Marae. There were participants of all ages, ranging from four months to 80 years from all over Aotearoa, we had beautiful weather and a happy whānau.

A big mihi to our Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu kaimahi, especially Kiri Seaward (Whai Rawa), Takerei Norton (Cultural Mapping), Dr Terry Ryan and Maurice Manawatu (Whakapapa) for your contribution to our hui. The whānau really appreciated your time and skills.

To the organisers and whānau, the kai was awesome and the programme showed our district of Kaikōura to the best advantage. The kōrero about historic sites of interest had whānau really buzzing. We will be having this event annually, so nau mai, haere mai.

Whānau at Mangamaunu Marae.

Whānau at Mangamaunu Marae.

Date: Easter 2016 (midday, Friday 25-27 March)
Venue: Mangamaunu Marae
Events: Kanohi, whakapapa, historical site visits, cultural mapping presentation, Whai Rawa kōrero, tamariki competitions, waiata and more.

Nau mai, auraki mai ngā uri o Mangamaunu. For catering/accommodation purposes, please RSVP to Lewis Boyles by 12 March. Ring 03 553 0220 or 027 705 0909; or email [email protected]