Tēnā koutou e te whānau
It certainly was great to see and hear from whānau members over the AGM weekend, listening to and talking with them about a wide range of topics.
The weekend began with whānau arriving on Friday night in eager readiness for what lay in store over the weekend. There were certainly some sports stars on show on Saturday 24th September at the Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre.
The day was finished in traditional style with an evening dinner at Omaka Marae and a rousing performance by our Ratana Whānau.Then on Sunday 25th September, at the Marae starting at 10am, a day of updates, reports and an opportunity for iwi members to ask questions and make suggestions about the best way forward. http://www.ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz/gallery/
May I offer a huge thank you to our many partners who ensured that the weekend was a success;
Port Nicholson Fisheries, Omega Seafoods, AFL Ltd, Talley’s Group, G & M Seafoods, Sealord Group and Silver Spray Fishing Co.
And to our whanaunga who assisted and worked hard to ensure that manuhiri and whānau were well supervised, supported and, of course well fed, it was a great occasion for us.
While it is only October, we are focused on ensuring the iwi has continued growth through the final part of the year and is in the best position for the start of 2017, with eager expectations around what we want to achieve next year.
There are opportunities for involvement in our cultural programme, which this year has continued to grow. Our next iwi wānanga coincides with the Te Waipounamu Kapa Haka Competitions in Whakatū (Nelson).
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is the platinum sponsor of this event and the kaupapa of the wānanga is a celebration of ‘Toi Whakaari’ – Māori performing arts. If you would like to be a part of the support team, contact us before 21 October for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest Annual Report, on our web site;
For more information on these or other great aspects of your iwi please feel free to contact us.
Ka pai to ra