Tēnā koutou.
Dr Terry Ryan and the Rehua Board of Trustees are looking for any stories and/or photographs for a book documenting the history of Rehua Māori Apprentices Hostel and Marae in Christchurch. The period of time is from 1952 – present day. The history will include the establishment of the Ngāi Tahu Council of Elders and the period of time that Rehua was a girls’ hostel, boys’ trade training hostel, the opening of Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua wharenui and Hemo-te-Raki wharekai, rugby, kapahaka, trips, Rehua Marae services, the kōhanga reo, the Rehua Old Boys and the connections between the Canterbury papatipu rūnaka and Rehua. [Read more…]

Ka tangihia ngā mate huhua o te wā. Hanatū rā ki te kāinga wairua i te rangi, okioki mai rā. Te pito mate ki te pito mate. Te pito ora ki te pito ora.Tēnā tātou.Tēnā tātou i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Ko te tūmanako ia e ora ana koutou. E kore rawa te puna aroha e māhiti.Tēnā tātou katoa.

Te Whatu Manawa Māoritanga o Rehua Trust wish to advise that Rehua Marae will be closed for repairs and renovations from Monday, 20 April until the end of August. This work is being led by Andy Ruruku with a group of ‘old boys’ (former Māori Trade Trainees) from Te Kaihanga and Rehua Hostels. [Read more…]

Rehua Marae was packed out on Wednesday, 11 June, for the much-anticipated Te Matatini 2015 National Kapa Haka Festival live pool draw for team performances.

Waitaha Cultural Council chair Ranui Ngarimu says it was very exciting to be announcing the pool and order of performance for the 45 teams.

“Waitaha Cultural Council is proud to be hosting Te Matatini Festival 2015, the world’s largest celebration of Māori performing arts, with the support of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Christchurch City Council. Te Matatini will awaken the pride of all iwi in the south – it will be our chance to say thank you for the support after the earthquakes.” [Read more…]

Ngā whānau o Rehua Marae invite iwi and community to our celebration of Matariki 2013.

Tuesday 25 June, evening workshop, kapa haka, 6pm–8pm

Thursday 27 June, evening storytelling, kapa haka, 6pm–8pm
Saturday 29 June open day with workshops, kapa haka and activities, 10am–4pm

Contact: Elena Gapper, [email protected] or phone 03 355 5615.

Rehua is building a database of names and addresses and invites all old boys and girls and whānau to contact us with your details. Your information will remain confidential and will allow Rehua to stay in touch with you and let the community know what’s happening at the marae. [Read more…]