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The next Waihao Kaumatua Lunch will be held on May 31st.

This will be held at the Waihao Marae from 12.30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should please:

RSVP by Monday 28th May to Waihao Marae  0800 924 426

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The upcoming 2018 Kaumātua Lunch Dates are as follows:

  • May 31st Combined Lunch held at Waihao Marae
  • July 26th Regional Lunches
  • September 27th Combined Lunch held at Waihao Marae
  • November 29th Regional Lunches

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The Marae office will be closed from 5pm Friday 22rd December 2017 to 9am Monday 8th January 2018.

For any urgent enquiries, phoning the office on 03 689 4726 will transfer you to the Runanga Chairperson.

The Staff would like to wish whanau a safe and happy Christmas period.

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In 2016 the Runanga entered into a MOU with Department of Corrections – Ara Poutama Aotearoa to propagate native plant seedling. These seeds were collected within our takiwa  by whanau and then sent to Milton Correctional Centre where they were divided with half of them be sent to Invercargill Correctional Centre. Recently the office sent 2000 potting bags to Invercargill as the seedlings needed repotting as they have outgrown the recycled milk cartons they  started their journey in.

Horticulture Instructor Kara from Invercargill Correctional Centre sent the photo to show whanau of the progress to date. Hopefully we will received the  native seedlings in late 2018 where they will spend some time in the  shade  house in the Marae garden before being  replanted.

 

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The Executive have endorsed the forming of a Rangatahi committee. Those interested should please submit your expression of interest to the office by the Fri 10th Nov  2017.

Waihao.Manager@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

It is hoped membership of the committee will comprise of:

  • 5 rangatahi members
  • 2 facilitators who have experience with rangatahi engagement and governance experience.

We are looking for rangatahi who wish to sit on the rangatahi committee for Waihao runanga. This will be the space for rangatahi to determine their own aspirations and the aspirations of other Waihao rangatahi in alignment with the objects of Te Runanga O Waihao Inc. This includes wellbeing, cultural, educational and employment aspirations. We are looking for innovation, creativity and the motivation to develop plans for engagement for rangatahi.

The Executive welcome whānau members from throughout NZ as technology will allow for distance participation in meetings. For rangatahi applicants please outline 1 aspiration you have for Waihao rangatahi in the future.

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Meridian Energy staff members Jeff Page (Environmental Strategy Manager) and Kelvin Jopson (Station Master) gave Waihao whanau a tour of the Waitaki Power Station.  The tour began with Kelvin  outlining the history on the Station,  which was constructed in 1934 during the depression.  The history of the workers and the creation of the social welfare benefit system resulting from this was an interesting addition to the technical facts around the construction.

Jeff gave an overview of the environmental projects which Meridian and the Runanga  are collaborating in completing, including Trap and Transfer and  Pukaki visitors centre as well as other initiatives.  Jeff and Kelvin explained  how the Elver trap and transfer  work and showed whanau the traps at the base of the dam as part of the tour.

The Runanga would like to thank Meridian Energy for facilitating this very enjoyable and informative day. Check out the gallery for more photos.

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Whānau are reminded to pencil in Saturday 2nd December for the rūnanga Christmas Party.  This year we will be joined by whānau from Moeraki.

Venue: Waihao Marae
Commencing: 12pm

For catering purposes RSVP by Monday 20th November
waihao.manager@ngaitahu.iwi.nz
Ph. 03 689 4726