Over the last three months whānau, led by Sally Reihana, completed a whāriki for Waihao Marae. The materials for this mat were sourced locally and created much interest and participation from whānau. We would like to thank Sally for the time and effort she put into this mahi.
On the 28th September, Kaumātua travelled to Aoraki for lunch. Although it was an early start, a great day was had by all. The weather was suburb and many stories were told in the vans and around the lunch tables. It was pleasing that some Waihao Kaumātua from the West Coast took time out of their holiday to join the group for lunch. The next lunch is scheduled for 26th of October, venue TBA.
The Rūnanga Chairperson called for a hui on the 16th Aug 2017 to examine the current Waihao Rules dated 2016 (also referred to as Constitution). The purpose of this was to look at sections of the Rules and the Financial Management Policy and Procedures 2016 which currently cause identified issues, that hamper the Rūnanga both operationally and from a Governance level.
Registered whanau can review the proposed Rule and Financial Management Policy and Procedures changes that will be presented on the agenda at the 2017 AGM. The document has four (4) columns:
Rule Change Number – To assit with voting and recording in minutes
Current Rule – how the section reads currently
Proposed change – how the section will read if the change is accepted
Rational – reason the proposed change is being presented
The South Canterbury District Health Board have released He Waka Kakarauri which is a model of Advance Care Planning(ACP) based in Māori values. This model facilitates planning for future health and end of life care. Runanga reps on the Maori Health Advisory Committee – Juliette Stevenson and Suzanne Eddington have requested that whanau review the model.
The He Waka Kakarauri model will be added to the whanau meeting agenda for November. In the meantime can whanau please direct any question regarding the model to the office and these will be disseminated to Juliette and Suzanne on your behalf. Please click on the link below to open the He Waka Kakarauri document
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRoNT) Reports submitted by TRoNT Rep Jo McLean are now available on the website. TRoNT reports are accessible to registered whanau members only after they login. To view the TRoNT reports follow these steps
Click on the Minutes and Reports menu in the registered whanau banner
Select the report from – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRoNT) Reports – Jo McLean
Whanau are invited to register Tamariki for the Aoraki wananga from the 10th – 12th October 2017. Tamariki will travel and stay at Aoraki under the supervision of Waihao whanau and participate in various activities including:
• Cultural history of Aoraki and its significance to the Runanga
• Pest and native flora and fauna
• Activities at the visitor centre
• Go on the glacier boats
If you are interested in registering your Tamariki please complete this registration form Aoraki Reg Form and email to the office
If you would like more information contact the office
Waihao Chairperson Graeme Lane presented the Glenavy Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Bevin Joyce with a koha towards the stations new First Response Vehicle. The station has been raising money for a new four wheel drive vehicle and whanau agreed at the last whanau meeting that the Runanga should contribute to this. The Glenavy Fire Brigade has become just the second in the region to gain its first responder qualification. Fire chief Bevin Joyce said the brigade attended about 30 or 40 medical calls each year, including a lot of car crashes, as well as general medical incidents. During the presentation Graeme acknowledge that in the case of a medical emergency at the Marae, the Glenavy fire brigade was most likely to be the first responding unit, and for this reason it was important that the Runanga contribute towards the new response vehicle.
On the 12th August Waihao hostedthe Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Centre in the construction of a traditional manu tukutuku (kite) at the Waihao marae. This event was open to all whānau and interested members of the community and demonstrated traditional skills and materials in the art of kite making. A great community turn out made the day very enjoyable We thank the Creative NZ Communities Scheme for their assistance in this event.
Twenty two of the Waihao Kaumātua came together for a lunch in Ashburton. This has been the biggest gathering for some time and reports back indicate that everyone had a great time. Looking to the future, it is hoped that such great turn outs continue