Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Giveaway
Congratulations to Mrs Ngaire Watson, who was the lucky winner in our Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori giveaway. A complete set of Māori Made Easy workbooks by Scotty Morrison are on their way out to you.
Puaha te Rangi Christmas party
The Puaha te Rangi hapū will hold their annual Christmas function in Hanmer Springs on the weekend of December 5 and 6. It will start with a BBQ lunch and then everyone will head to the hot pools for the afternoon before a shared dinner that night. On the Sunday, there will be activities in the morning, with things winding up about 1pm. Accommodation is booked, and transportation will be booked once numbers are confirmed. Please RSVP by Saturday, October 31 at 5pm to avoid disappointment by texting or calling Kylie Batt on 022 029 0393. You can also RSVP via the event listing on Facebook. Search “Te Hapu o Puaha te Rangi Christmas Party 2020”.
Rā Whānau to Kayden Woodside, son of Tersha Wilson and mokopuna of Lawrence (Charlie) Wilson, pictured here repping his Ngāti Apa gear. Kayden recently turned 5 and is off to school in Havelock. “He absolutely loved getting this in the mail and is using everything to its full potential, so thank you,” wrote his Mum Tersha. Happy Birthday also to Mila Hislop. Mila is the daughter of Kathy Hislop and granddaughter of Penny Hislop (nee Mahuika). They live in Rakaia. Happy school days, Mila!
New round of WAVE funding
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is celebrating the opening of a new Wave commissioning round, and is calling for applicants from Te Waipounamu, Rekohu/Wharekauri and Rakiura to apply for funding for innovative programmes and initiatives that are whānau-centred, intergenerational, self-determining and provide direct impact. Applications close on Wednesday, October 28. Funding workshops will be held throughout the rohe: Monday, October 12: Kaikōura, 6pm, Dolphin Encounter Café; Tuesday, October 13: Picton, 6pm, Waikawa Marae; Wednesday, October 14: Blenheim, 2pm, Ukaipo; Thursday, October 15: Nelson, 1pm, Victory Community Centre; Friday, October 16: Motueka, 1pm, Te Awhina Marae. For more information, visit teputahitanga.org
Pūtea for planting on your marae
Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) is providing funds to iwi, hapū and whānau to plant trees on publicly accessible whenua and marae during Matariki, which coincides with the 2021 tree planting season. Trees can be planted to commemorate rangatira, tīpuna, kaumatua and members of your whānau who have shown valued qualities in service, leadership, and other work. The Matariki Tu Rākau grant provides money for trees including rongoā rākau (preferably native, regionally appropriate species), the running of a community event including the cost of kai, a contribution to clearance and maintenance costs and a commemorative plaque. The grant covers applications up to one hectare in size. To find out more or to apply, visit teururakau.govt.nz/funding-and-programmes/forestry/one-billion-trees-programme/matariki-tu-rakau, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 00 83 33.