Yearly Archives: 2018


Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-12-17T13:32:45+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, As many of you know, ‘KaariamaiPāpa (daughter of Janis & Anthony de Thierry), sadly passed away recently.  The service held in Whakatū was sad, beautiful and touching.  I will always remember the message of how the unconditional love of whānau will overcome any adversity. Following the service, 'KaariamaiPāpa was laid to rest [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-11-26T17:18:22+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, We had a fantastic day at Te Ipukarea on Saturday.  Thanks to a great team effort, we emerged the overall winners taking home the Whakaihuwaka trophy.  Our tamariki played very well, winning two trophies in their section; Whutupaoro (Football) and Netipaoro (Netball).  Special thanks to Janis de Thierry who was the driving [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-11-15T14:57:53+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Aroha mai about the delay between blogs. I would like to acknowledge the passing of Paul Macdonald.  I had only met him a few times but his sense of humour and his strong views on the significance of Te Pokohiwi to Rangitāne o Wairau and this region were things I will remember. [...]

He Aituā!

By |2018-10-30T16:01:39+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Pānui|

Taku manawa e kakapa nei! Tākiri ki runga, tākiri ki raro! Ko taku tau kahurangi kua riro ki Paerau! Tāhanga kau ana ngā tihi whakarongo kōrero, He tohu mate! He tohu aituā! With respect and love, the Trustees wish to announce the sudden passing of Paul de Toma Macdonald, the eldest son of Aunty Marge [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-10-24T15:40:43+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou,Last week we had a great hui in Heretaunga consulting on the Draft Strategic Plan.  It's interesting that each rohe has a slightly different perspective but similar concerns. Our next consultation hui takes place this weekend in Horowhenua on Saturday, and Te Whanganui a Tara on Sunday, we look forward to seeing you there.It [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-10-16T17:19:00+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Tēnā koutou, We are delighted to welcome Donna Grace today as our new Administration Assistant.  Donna has worked for the last 10 years as a Whānau Ora Navigator in a Mauri Ora role and adds a new perspective to the team.  Donna's previous role focused on reducing health inequalities and improving Māori health gains in [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2018-10-08T17:39:20+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Aroha mai for the communication lapse last week as I was shifting house and had some pressing work deadlines. Last weekend’s inaugural consultative Strategy hui in Whakatū and Wairau was, to me, a great success.  Often, Strategy development are referenced by their importance to the development of business plans and budgets.  The [...]