There has been an overwhelming positive response to the new Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu pēpi packs, launched at Hui-ā- Iwi 2015 in Dunedin in November.

The pēpi packs are an exciting initiative developed by the Mātauranga team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, as part of a two-pronged approached to whānau ora and tamariki ora. On one hand, the flax wahakura (bassinets), help reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI); and on the other, they are about weaving in ‘the latest strands of Ngāi Tahu’ – helping newborn Ngāi Tahu pēpi to grow a strong cultural connection to their iwi. [Read more…]

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Tainui Mason Joseph Coakley was born on 28 May, weighing 8lbs 14oz.
Matua Ant and Crystal are so proud. A moko for Karen and Michael Coakley, Karen and Hemi Mason, and Des Mahuika. Mokonui for Hector and Hilda Tainui. Congratulations to the whānau. [Read more…]