Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-04-18T16:44:53+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, What a great evening last Thursday with Professor Rangi Mātāmua's kōrero on Matariki.  It was both entertaining and informative, Ūkaipō was packed despite atrocious weather. As well as the story and significance of Matariki, I now understand the Māori Calendar, proper terminology for the months and why a leap month is required [...]

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 [...]