Winners: Pīpīwharauroa A – Ōtautahi trophy
Runner-up: Pīpīwharauroa B – Bates trophy

Winners: Pīpīwharauroa – Crofts trophy
Runner-up: Te Ahikaaroa Kaikōura – Solomon trophy

Winners: Whangaraupō A – Pitama trophy
Runners-up: Kia Toa Hokitika – Kaahu trophy
Runners-up: Pīpīwharauroa B – Kaahu trophy

Best-behaved midgets
Winner: Pīpīwharauroa B
Runner-up: Te Ahikaaroa Kaikōura

Winners: Pīpīwharauroa – Te Ari Pitama trophy

Winners: Pīpīwharauroa – Tirikatene trophy

Cheers everyone hope you all enjoyed Easter – I bet you did because I did. What with gambling and winning what else would you expect?

Condolences to all who have lost loved ones in the last month or two.

A big congratulations to my great-great moko Dante, for receiving top junior taiaha warrior at the Taumutu Āwhitu Estate during the weekend – I am very proud of you.

Matatini is over and well forgotten I suppose, but not by me as I never missed a beat. There were people who wanted to sit with their hats on in front of our table, but it was ok. [Read more…]

Positive partnership behind city rebuild

Ngāi Tūāhuriri has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with CERA (the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency), recognising its treaty-based relationship and providing a formal partnership to continue working collaboratively on rebuilding Christchurch’s CBD.

Matapopore (the Ngāi Tūāhuriri earthquake recovery steering group) has been working closely with the Crown, providing advice on the Central City Recovery Plan. [Read more…]

Ngā mate

“Ranga-maomao ka taka ki runga o Nukutuaura, e kore ā muri e hokia.” He reo aroha tēnei ki a koutou katoa i manaaki nei i a mātou te whānau Crofts i te ngarotanga o tō mātou nei pāpā a John (Johno). It has been nearly three months since the passing of our father and words cannot express the way we feel about how you all supported us before, during and after his tangi. [Read more…]

On Friday 1 March at Tuahiwi Marae, the six rūnanga who had been working collectively on behalf of their hapū, hosted Environment Canterbury commissioners, mayors, councillors, senior managers and staff of local authorities, to formally launch and lodge the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan (IMP). The iwi management plan reflects three years of collaboration by the rūnanga. It’s hoped that it will be used by rūnanga, councils and other agencies when they are making decisions about the management of resources and the environment, Ki Uta Ki Tai, from the mountains to the sea. [Read more…]

Thanks from the Pohio whānau

It is now two years since we lost Joseph Te Hau Pohio, so tragically in the February 22 earthquake. One life was saved by his action in the earthquake, and in that action Joe gave his life. During this sad time we were helped by so many people, many of whom we never got a chance to thank personally. The visit from Pita Sharples, Mark Solomon and Ngāi Tahu whānau and their waiata and support was much appreciated and will always be remembered. Please accept this acknowledgment as a personal and heartfelt thank you. To the world he was our son – to us he was the world. [Read more…]

Owners of Section 34 Kaiapoi Māori Reserve 873 are invited to attend a shared kai and meeting.
When: 27 November, 5.30pm-9.30pm
Where: 36 Rossiter Ave, Redwood, Christchurch.

Nāia te tāwhiri, nāia te karanga, tēnei te mihi ki a koutou. The Tuahiwi Marae Trustees and Ngāi Tū Ahuriri Rūnanga welcome you to join in the celebrations for the opening of the new whare, Maahunui.

When: Saturday 1 December 2012
Time: 10.30am.

Please gather at Tuahiwi Urupā (corner Greens Road and Tuahiwi Road). From there you will be led by the Ngā Pou o te Haahi Ratana band to the marae car park, ready for the blessing.

Immediately after the blessing, there will be a pōwhiri to welcome everyone. Celebrations will continue throughout the day with whakawhanaungatanga, entertainment and kai.

Please RSVP to Janine Lancaster at [email protected] or call the rūnanga office on (03) 313 5543.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai rā.