Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-03-19T12:22:01+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Builder Paul Walker working on the Wharenui at Tuamātene. Tēnā koutou, It is hard to put into words how we are all feeling after Friday's tragic events in Ōtautahi but I liked the Prime Minister’s advice that we must stick together, hug our loved ones and hold tight to our values. A couple of hui [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-02-19T15:29:56+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Nau (Cooks Scurvy Grass or Lepidium olearaceum) Tēnā  koutou, There are several carving projects in Waiharakeke (Blenheim) that we are considering taking on. If you are a carver or would like to learn to carve please contact the office. Similarly, we would like to start a skills database of members who we can call on [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-02-04T20:14:50+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Rangitāne rangatahi Wilson Pearse, Kowhai de Thierry and Jake Andrell breaking the ground at 14 Horton Street.   Kia ora koutou, Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday morning for the blessing at Horton St. I would especially like to thank Judith MacDonald and Jeff Hynes for their kōrero on the history and [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-01-24T11:41:15+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Picture: Rendered image of the new building being constructed at the Horton Street site. Kia ora koutou, Its going to be a busy few weeks with several events taking place over the next month. Wave 9 Ora Funding opened this week.  If you have a whānau based initiative or ideas and would like to find [...]

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 [...]