Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-06-12T18:57:24+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Last Saturday was an important day with the re-opening of the Tuamātene Wharenui.  Around 30 whānau came to what was quite an emotional event.  Takahi Whenua (H&G) had the fire going and the kai sorted when we arrived.  Paora Mackie sounded the pūtātara to gather everyone just before sunrise, and Jeremy MacLeod [...]

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 [...]