Easter is almost here. This year we will be having an Easter Egg Hunt with Ngāti Rārua and Ngāti Toa for our tamariki. The egg hunt will start at 11am at Wairau Pā Marae on Easter Sunday, 21 April. There will be two egg hunts, one for 6yrs and under, and one for tamariki aged between 7 and 12yrs. If you would like to join in the fun please email Margaret Jacobsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the number and ages of tamariki attending and which iwi they affiliate to.
On Saturday we had the second wānanga with Tina Porou to discuss the proposed Conservation Management plan for Te Pokohiwi and the Wairau Boulder Bank. There was a visit to Te Pokohiwi in the morning where Tina was able to connect with the whenua and hear kōrero about the importance of preservation for Rangitāne. It was a very valuable day and I would like to thank everyone who attended, this completes Stage 1 of the process. The next stage includes Wānanga 3 in June, Tina will present a draft for review to the iwi followed by a hui with DOC representatives. We will have more details on this in the coming months.
We have extended the closing date for the Pou Taiao (Environmental Manager) role until Friday, 26 April. Applications for part-time or full-time will be considered. A job description can be found on our website click here.
We have unfortunately run out of tickets for the Matariki evening with Professor Rangi Mātāmua this Thursday. Don’t despair, please let us know if you are still interested in going and we will give you a call if more tickets become available. For the lucky ones that do have tickets, please let us know if you can’t make it.
It was great to awhi Paora Mackie for the opening of K-mart on Wednesday and at the welcoming for the Rural GP Conference on Friday. We’d like to thank Pāora for representing Rangitāne at both these events.
Finally, Marlborough Roads have agreed to assist with pruning the large plane and gum trees on the roadside at Tuamātene. We will also get the entrance hedge cut back while they are doing this. It’s likely to take place around July.
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