Executive committee nominations
Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Executive Committee are calling for nominations from eligible rūnanga members by public notice and in Te Pānui Rūnaka for the appointment committee and new registrations for the rūnanga roll. We are also requesting rūnanga members provide current contact details.

For all forms and further information please contact Cushla Dwyer, Rāpaki office manager – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Inc, 37 Rāpaki Drive, PO Box 107, Lyttelton Whakaraupō Banks Peninsula. Or call: 03 3289415, 021748747; or email: [email protected]

Hui news
In September, we held our annual general meeting where we identified our committees and members. We would like to welcome Elaine Dell on-board as the new secretary and thank Christina Henderson for all her mahi in the role over the previous years.

Thank you
It has been highly encouraging to see our manuhiri being respectful of the new ‘Auahi Kore’ (No Smoking) signs up around the marae (resources and help is available for those who are interested in the Quitcard). Also, soon we’re looking to fully utilise our māra kai beds to establish better sustainability.

Our own Kāti Wheke actor extraordinare Juanita Hepi, daughter of Hapeti Stone and Hotorene Hepi (Ngāti Wai), and mokopuna of the late Priscilla and David Stone, has just finished a season at the Court Theatre during the Christchurch Arts festival. She played a role in “Hui,” a dynamic and intense whānau story centred around a tāngi and whānau relationships, where she played the role of Tina/ Tāne, a charismatic transexual.

Juanita is a graduate of the Hagley Theatre Company and Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School (Bachelor of Performing Arts, Acting). Her previous theatre credits include Motor Camp (The Court Theatre); Mo & Jess Kill Susie (Bats); Caucasian Chalk Circle (Te Whaea Theatre), and The Māori Troilus and Cressida (NZ and England), where she performed at The Globe Theatre). [Read more…]

Ngā mate

Kia ora Te Wheke whānau. On behalf of the Tikao whānau, our thanks for the support you gave at the tangi of Tony Carl Piuraki Tikao, our uncle and brother who passed away recently. [Read more…]