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Only 30% of eligible members have voted to date (see graph).  Whānau, it is very important that your voice is heard and there are only 2 more days to vote by post, or online.  Postal and e-voting closes the night before the AGM at 5pm Friday the 4th October. Voting at Ūkaipō opens at 10 and closes at 12pm at the AGM.

Remember, you need to be registered, and over 18 years of age to vote. It is not too late to register as a member, click here to register. If your details have changed, let us know by calling the Rangitāne office on (03 578-6180) or email  If you have lost your voting pack, please call Electionz on 0800 666 042 (NZ residents) or 00 64 3 377 3530 (overseas residents) and ask for Isiah.  You can also email Electionz ( or the office ( .


The Trustees met Friday last week.  Much of the hui focused on tidying up processes and reviewing financial and progress reports on projects.  Our businesses are meeting Friday this week with a fairly busy agenda reviewing financials and opportunities.


Just a reminder for this weekend, we are welcoming our whānau home at Ūkaipō at 6pm on Friday.  This will be followed by dinner and waiata practice.

On Saturday, there’s a light lunch at 11.30am followed by the AGM starting at 1pm.  Prior to this there will be a kawemate hikoi leaving from Ūkaipō at 9am to Tuamātene and then Ōmaka, all whānau are welcome to join this.

Dinner at Clubs of Marlborough for those that have RSVP’d, will be at 6.30pm Saturday night with entertainment starting at around 8pm.  There’s a cash bar and it should be a great night.

All whānau are invited to the Poroporoaki which will be at 9am Sunday at Ūkaipō after breakfast.


Tina Porou will be presenting on progress with the Te Pokohiwi Conservation and Management Plan Tuesday the 15th of October at Ūkaipō.  The meeting will be in the evening with a light dinner.  There will be more detail on this next week.


The Pou Whenua and Tauihu projects are going well.  The attached photo shows Hemi Te Peeti working hard on the carvings for the bronze castings to be mounted on the laser cut corten steel structure.


Finally, we are looking at restarting basic and level 4 weekly Te Reo lessons for Wairau residents.  Please let the office know if you are interested with preferred times by 14th October so that we can make the arrangements.



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