Kia ora koutou,
We expect to start repairs to Tuamātene Wharenui next week and to complete this by the end of this month weather permitting. If you are using the Maara Kai or Wharekai, please note the Wharenui will be fenced off and out of bounds while repairs are taking place. We aim to celebrate the re-opening of the building with a karakia and hāngi in April. More details soon.
There is a shellfish biotoxin warning in place in the Pelorus Sound (excluding the upper Kenepuru Sound). The warning extends outwards to a line from Paparoa Point to Culdaff Point (see the map). Note that cooking shellfish does not remove the toxin. For more information go to Marlborough Sounds Shellfish Biotoxin Alert.
Just a reminder for the upcoming Te Reo focus group hui for Rangatahi and Whānau. The Whānau hui starts at 6pm on Monday, 11 March at Ūkaipō, followed by dinner at 7pm; the Rangatahi hui will be held from 4.30-5.30pm at our office, Level 5, Rangitāne House, with kai provided. We need your help developing the language revitalisation programme. We promise an excellent evening with good food, good company and a small gift as a token of appreciation. Please contact the office if you would like to attend.
Finally, Professor Rangi Mātāmua (Tūhoe) is a well known academic and speaker on Māori astronomy and star lore, Māori culture, and Māori language development, research and revitalisation. Thanks to Trustee Jeremy MacLeod, we have an opportunity to hear him speaking on Matariki and Māori Astronomy on Thursday, 11 April at Ūkaipō. Sarah is working on the event plan so please keep an eye out for more details over the next couple of days. This public event will be very popular and we are very excited about hosting the evening.
Ngā mihi nui nā