Kia ora e te whānau.

I hope you have had a restful break and are looking forward to a great new year.

Our whānau has much to look forward to and many challenges and opportunities as Tai Poutini faces the New Year.

I ask you all to consider how we, as a people with roots deep in the whenua of Tai Poutini, can stand and prosper in Tai Poutini and how you can be part of it. Our executive is looking to reshape our rūnanga to fit the vision and future we are hoping to build. However, nothing comes without work and I invite all of you to our regular rūnanganui hui that we advertise in these pānui and on our website.

We can achieve as much as we dream if we all make our contribution. So nau mai haere mai don’t be whakamā come with us.

Aroha nui, Tim Rochford, Chair.

Tim Rochford.

Tim Rochford.