Fusion hip hop and kapa haka wānanga

The first school holidays for the year saw us staging our fusion hip hop and kapa haka wānanga. The crew was made up of 21 Ngāti Waewae tamariki aged four to 17. This time the tamariki learnt new Waewae waiata, haka, and how to make poi. The wānanga ran for five days and each day they had three different classes – waiata, haka and hip hop. On the third day of the wānanga, we had some very sad news that Aunty Babe had passed away, so we prepared ourselves for the tangi. [Read more…]

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae is due to conduct a postal vote to elect the Appointment Committee who will be responsible for appointing the Rūnanga Representative and their Alternate, to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Members are invited to both ensure that they are properly registered as well as ensuring we have a valid current postal address.

The electoral roll will close at 5pm, 19 November 2012. All potential members not already registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae, who are 18 and over and would like to participate in the voting process for the Appointments Committee are invited to apply to register by returning the Rūnanga Registration form to the Rūnanga office before 5pm on 19 November 2012. Registration forms can be requested from the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office. All potential members are encouraged to register with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae.

Appointment Committee Nominations
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Inc is calling for nominations for the Appointments Committee. These nominations are required on the relevant nomination form and addressed to the office manager, to the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office, PO Box 37, Hokitika.

Nomination forms can be requested from the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office. Nominations will be required to be received by the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae office by 5pm, 19 November 2012.

Hunter Albany Tauwhare born 31 July.

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Matariki Tumahai is very happy and excited to announce the birth of Hunter Albany Tauwhare. Hunter is another gorgeous mokopuna to add to Matariki’s whānau.

Hunter arrived into the world on 31 July at Redcliffe Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, weighing in at 8lb 13 ounces.

Hunter is the first child for Aaron Tauwhare and Kerrie Jones. A wonderful bundle of joy. Congratulations to the whānau. [Read more…]

Kia ora koutou, another month has flown by bringing us into August. Whānau are starting to get organised for another whitebait season, let’s hope our awa is kind and generous.

Many achievements have been made amongst our whānau and we are all very excited to announce them. [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 www.culturalfestival.co.nz for more information.