Monthly Archives: January 2018


Nau mai haere mai

By |2018-02-02T11:43:25+13:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

We would like to introduce two new staff members to our team, Elsie Elkington and Amber Kerehoma-McIntyre. Amber joined our administration team in October 2017 while Elsie was recently appointed Kaitiaki of Ūkaipō. Her role oversees the operation of Ūkaipō. All bookings and enquiries for Ūkaipō are still made by contacting the office on (03) [...]

Te Toa Reo Māori

By |2018-01-24T10:59:39+13:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Pictured L-R: Safari Hynes, Daveda Wainohu, Jessie MacLeod, Jeremy MacLeod, Te Rina MacLeod and Pikihuia Reihana. At the age of 17, and with whānau support, Jeremy Tātere MacLeod left his home comforts of Brisbane, Australia to live with his grandmother in Hastings, New Zealand. He was fervent in his resolve to learn who [...]

Gold for softball sisters

By |2018-01-25T10:08:25+13:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

It’s an exciting time for our young and upcoming softballers. The U19 national softball tournaments were held at the beginning of January in Christchurch (Boys) and North Harbour (Girls). Playing for reigning champions Hutt Valley, sisters Mikayla and Caitlyn Lewin went all the way to a Gold medal with a win over Wellington in a tense final. [...]

Keala steals the show

By |2018-01-26T06:37:11+13:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Boxing Day saw the New Zealand release of “The Greatest Showman”, a musical about the life of American showman PT Barnum starring Hugh Jackman and supported by our very own Keala Settle. More accustomed to the stage than the big screen, Keala has been singing on Broadway since 2011 in musicals such as Priscilla Queen [...]

Young baseballer on the rise

By |2018-01-24T11:00:19+13:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Cooper Grant (front) lays down a wero to the opposition. Nelson Heat baseballer Cooper Grant has been chosen to represent New Zealand at the Baseball Confederation of Oceania U15 Championships in Auckland. The winners of this tournament will represent the Oceania region at the U15 World Cup in Panama. The 14 year old [...]

James Nicholas “Cappy” McDonald II 10/3/1927 – 9/12/2017

By |2018-01-24T09:43:08+13:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Named after his father, on the 10 March 1927, James Nicholas McDonald II was the first born to James Nicholas I “Manny” MacDonald and his wife Helena (Horina) Isabel neé Phillips in Blenheim. Brothers Haua Detoma “Mugwi”, Iwingaro Milton “Iwi” and sister Isobel Helena Olympia followed over the next eight years. In 1935 at the [...]