2016 distribution $108 to all members

We’re delighted to advise that those whānau who were Whai Rawa members in 2016 will receive a distribution of $108* before 31 March 2017, and if applicable, any matched savings and Newborn Distribution*. If your newborn pēpi was registered as a Whai Rawa member during 2016, and before their first birthday, this distribution will be paid at the same time; $100* – an even bigger incentive to join them up early.

*Te Rūnanga matched savings and distributions are available to all members under 65 years of age and are subject to RSCT (Retirement Scheme Contribution Tax) deducted at members personal RSCT rate. See the Whai Rawa Product Disclosure Statement for more details at www.whairawa.com [Read more…]

Hui-ā-Tau 2014 update

On Friday 21 November at 6am, Ngāti Waewae will be opening their marae in a dawn ceremony; this will be followed by a 10am pōwhiri.

The following day, Saturday 22 November, starting at 9.30am, Hui-ā-Tau (HaT) will take place in the whare tīpuna at Arahura Marae, Hokitika.

This year we are again offering whānau who are unable to attend HaT, the opportunity to participate at one of three hubs, where a live video broadcast will be available.

Satellite hubs will be located at Waihōpai, Ōtākou (to be confirmed) and Ōtautahi (to be confirmed). [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.