Our Marae

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Our Marae is situated at 26 Māori Road, RD 10, Waimate. Waihao marae is located between Oamaru and Timaru, in the township of Morven. The primary hapu is Te Runanga o Waihao of Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe and Ngāi Tahu. Waihao connects ancestrally to the waka Uruao, Araiteuru and Tākitimu, and the awa Waihao.

 

 

Opening of the Centennial Hall Morven

Click on the links  below to read an extract from South Canturbury newspapers reporting on the opening of the Centennial Hall and other  major events

Waimate Advertiser 1941

Builders Scoringe 1940

Timaru Hearld 16 Jan 1941   

 

 

Te Waiata o Te Mahinga kai

 Nā: Kelly Davis Te Maire 

Anei anō ngā kōrero

A taua mā a pōua mā

I te kaupapa

I whārikitia e rātou

Mō ngā taonga e

O te mahinga kai

 

Kei whea rā ngā kōkopu

Ngā kokopara e

Inaka wai kakahi mā

Ngā hao ngā waikura

Kaeo kana kana e (x2)

 

Ki te awa tapu o Waihao

I tipu ai ēnei kai

Me te oranga o ngā whanaunga hapū

Kura kura Kāi Tahu e (x3)

Translation

 

Here is another of the stories of

Our Taua and our Poua

Of the issue they have laid out before us

Of that most precious thing

Our ability to gather food

 

Where now are the kokopu, the kokopara

The whitebait, freshwater mussels, the hao eel,

Freshwater crayfish, Kaeo, and Lampreys

 

In the Sacred river of Waihao

These foods were nurtured

For the health of our families our Hapu

Kai Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha