Twelve months after being selected for the New Zealand U18 Water polo team to compete at the FINA Women’s Youth Water polo World Championships in Madrid, Spain, Grace Tobin was selected to represent New Zealand in the FINA Women’s Junior Water polo World Championships held in Volos, Greece in August 2015.

Grace, 18, lives in Auckland, where she is a year 13 student at Kristin School. [Read more…]

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to all those celebrating a birthday this month.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to all those celebrating their special day this month.

Job vacancy

Hoani Samuel is seeking a kaiāwhina for Te Pārekereke o te Kī. The Otago University Childcare Association (OUCA) are looking for a reliever to help especially with te reo at the OUCA bilingual centre.

Ka tangi te tītī
Ka tangi te kākā
Ka tangi hoki ko au
Tīhei mauri ora
Kia ora koutou Ngāi Tahu whānau.

He pānui tēnei mō te rapu i te kaiāwhina mō Te Pārekereke o te Kī, te whare kōhungahunga hou i te (taha o te) whare wānanga o Ōtākou.

Ka kimihia tētahi kaiāwhina e te whare kōhungahunga, ko Te Pārekereke o te Kī. Ko te mahi whakahirahira o te tūranga, ko te kōrero Māori hei āwhinatia ngā mokopuna, hei taukotoria hoki ngā kaiako. Ahakoa he tohu, he tohu kore rānei, ko te reo Māori me te ngākaunui ki ngā mokopuna ngā tino kaupapa.

Whakapā mai i mua ake i te 25 o Mahuru o 2015. Waea mai ki a Ripeka Tokona 03 4714411, īmera mai rānei ki [email protected] ki [email protected]

Me hoatu koa tēnei pānui ki ō koutou whānau. Kia ora rā. Nāku noa, Te Pārekereke o te Kī.

As a result of the meeting of beneficiaries on Saturday 31 January, it was decided to hold a second meeting at 10.00am on 11 April at the Moeraki Marae . This is to address the concerns of beneficiaries, regarding trustees, appoint new trustees as necessary and hold a discussion on the leasing of block 16. Any enquiries please contact Myra Tipa at [email protected]

This meeting is concerning Moeraki Block XVI sections:
Section 7B2; Section 8; Section 9; Section 10; Section 12; Section 14B; Section 20; Section 24B; Section 25; Section 27; Section 29; Section 40; and Moeraki No. 15, Nā Myra Tipa.

I, Myra Tipa, am calling a meeting of owners of block 16 Moeraki Reserve to be held at Moeraki Marae on Saturday 31 January at 2pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to ask the trustees to give us a rundown of the said block to inform the owners of the blocks current status, and also to review the trustees and replace them if necessary. I do this because I have never had any information of this kind since I became an owner 40-plus-years -ago. [Read more…]

Taumutu constitution review wānanga

At the June rūnanga meeting, a working group was established to consider the current constitution and whether amendment was required for it to better represent the structure of the rūnanga, as an incorporated society.

At the August rūnanga meeting, it was agreed that in lieu of the October rūnanga meeting, a full day wānanga will be held to discuss the overall structure of the rūnanga as it currently stands and going forward. This is a very important kaupapa for our rūnanga and all members, so please come along and bring some shared kai for lunch.

Date: Sunday 14 October
Time: 10am
Location: Ngāti Moki Marae.

Nau mai, haere mai
Taumutu constitution review working group.

Amendments to Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Inc constitution

Members who have any amendments to the constitution are to forward these to the rūnanga office by 5pm, 3 October. These will be discussed at our annual general meeting in November.

Annual general meeting

A reminder that the annual general meeting for Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Inc will be held on Sunday 4 November at the Marae. It would be great to see many whānau come and tautoko the kaupapa. Accommodation is always available at the marae for whānau who wish to stay for the weekend. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.


  • Rūnanga annual report
  • Audited financial report
  • Moeraki Ltd
  • Shareholders meeting
  • Presentation of audited accounts
  • Company directors’ report
  • Kāi Tahu ki Otago report
  • Rock Art Trust report
  • Appointment of auditor
  • Consideration of amendments to the constitution with any amendments to be forwarded to the rūnanga office by 5pm, 3 October.

Triennial Election of:

  • Chairperson
  • Deputy chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Two members of the society to assist the officers in their deliberations.

Wairew hui rūnaka – upcoming dates

October 7 (annual general meeting)
December 2 (Christmas dinner).

Makaawhio hui rūnanganui executive meetings
The next scheduled meeting of our rūnanganui (executive) is due to be held on 27 October in Hokitika. Please contact the office if you plan to attend for catering purposes.

Fun weekend planting 5-6 October

Weather is warmer now and it’s our chance to carry on planting at Trotter’s. We are searching for any interested people to start again on 6 October, this being the Saturday before the monthly meeting. Thoughts are we could arrive on the Friday night have a days planting on Saturday and have a fun evening with a meal on Saturday night. For catering purposes please let the office know of your intention to help out. Bring along your children if they are old enough to handle a spade, and introduce them to our wonderful area at Trotters. Also it would be a good opportunity for our plant propagators and growers to see what we are planting, and for them to be growing.

Ngā mate

Nāia ngā whānau o Moeraki e tangi mōteatea nei ki ngā mate huahua o te wā huri noa i Te Waka o Aoraki. Okioki koutou i te okiokinga o ngā mātua tīpuna e au te moe.
Mauriora ki a tātau kai te mata o te whenua.

Nāia te mihi ki ngā whānau me ngā hapū i tae atu ki te tangi auē o tō tātau nei ruahine a Aunty Marama Higgins i te marama kua hipa. Nā tō koutou nā aroha me tō koutou nā taunaki i tutuki pai ai ngā mahi. [Read more…]

The countdown is on! Over 3,800 children are in rehearsal for the 30th Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival to be held at CBS Canterbury Arena from 4-7 September. Seventy groups from Canterbury – including over 50 kapa haka groups – will perform at this year’s celebration.

Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to be associated with the festival, also known as Cultural Festival 2012. Multicultural performances representing over ten cultures will be featured, together with a Visual Art Exhibition and Wearable Art Pageants. Popular MC’s Matai Smith and Sheree Waitoa will co-host the festival again.

Featured in this showcase are traditional and contemporary performances by a record 60 of Canterbury’s most accomplished primary and Intermediate schools. Seven concerts will be held over the four days.

The festival seeks to celebrate and promote cultural diversity and instil in children a sense of pride and excitement in their culture and performance. Tickets are available from Ticketek, adults $15, children 13 years and under $8. Conces sions to participant schools; service fees apply.

Cultural Festival 2012 is a great opportunity to experience an authentic, vibrant celebration of the many different cultures in Aotearoa. Don’t miss this year’s showcase! Check out for more information.