Te Kūmara Vine
We proudly welcome a gorgeous new member to our whānau.
Amelia Te Haeata Gaul was born in Christchurch on 22 February 2018 to proud parents Alan Gaul of Ngāti Whatua o Orakei and Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To member Astra McLaren, daughter of Robert McLaren. Congratulations whānau.
Te Kōwhiringa Pōti Māori 2018
He wā te Kōwhiringa Pōti Māori e kōwhiri ai ngā tāngata uri Māori kua rēhita ki te pōti ko tēhea te rārangi pōti mōna, arā, te rārangi Whānui, te rārangi Māori rānei.
The Māori Electoral Option is a chance for anyone of Māori descent and who is enrolled to vote to choose which electoral roll they want to be on – the General roll or the Māori roll.
It’s an important decision. It affects who you can vote for to represent you and your area in Parliament.
The Māori Electoral Option runs from April 3 to August 2, 2018. The next opportunity for you to change rolls won’t be until the next Māori Electoral Option in 2024.
If you’re of Māori descent and enrolled to vote, you will be sent a pack in the mail in early April.
If you’re happy with the roll you are on, you don’t need to do anything. If you want to change rolls, sign and date the letter included in the pack and send it back. If you lose your letter you can also use an enrolment form to change rolls.
If you don’t receive a pack in the mail you’re either not enrolled, your address details are not up to date or we don’t know that you’re of Māori descent. You need to fill in a new enrolment form.
Your choice needs to be in by August 2, 2018.
For more information about the Māori Electoral Option or to get an enrolment form visit
maorioption.org.nz or call 0800 36 76 56.
ANZAC Gallipoli & WWI Presentation
On Sunday, April 22 John Orchard will give a presentation at the Marlborough Museum on Anzac, Gallipoli and WWI. John is the Senior Teacher of the Heritage Education Programme at the Marlborough Museum, a role he had held for seven years. His role involves running field trips for the Marlborough Historical Society and HPT, restoration of historic earth buildings, photographic archives, sea kayaking, archaeology, Marlborough and military history, and building projects. Be sure to come along and be part of John’s presentation