Old News Board

This contains all of the old posts in the original News Board, covering the period 2000 – 2004.

WAAHINE MAU RAAKAU WAANANGA 2000
Teenaa koutou ee ngaa Waa'ine ee Mau raakau. 'e Waananga teenei 'ei w'akapuuare ii ngaa kuua'a oo taatou, ki te koorerorero, ki te 'ooa'ooa ii teenei kaupapa araa Te Mau o te Raakau.

Kei 'ea: Hoani Waititi Marae Tamaki Makaurau
Aa 'ea: 8,9,10 Te kaupeka w'akamutunga oo teenei tau 2000
Te Waa: 8:00pm ('ei W'akatau)
Te Uutu: $20.00 (mo ngaa raa e toru)
Ngaa Kaupapa: Mau Raakau me oona koorero ii ngaa waa oo mua, Rongoa Maaori, W'akaw'anaungatanga, Haa-uu-ora o te Waa'ine, Oruorua W'akaoriori (adaption of Maaori Tai Chi), w'akapakari te tiinana......ka 'aere tonu ngaa kaupapa......
"Maaori Weaponry is one of the many facets of survival that our ancestors knew and implemented. Today, we, are the soul survivors of that generation, so our taaonga would never be lost but handed down to the generations to come..."

For more information contact:
Tat Mahuru (09) 832-8939
heartbeatofnz@yahoo.com.au

Teenaa koutou
Naaku noa
Ko Tat Mahuru teenei
Maaori Weaponry 2000
Posted By: Tat Mahuru on 05/10/2000
Melbourne/Victorian State Comps
Just a quick question: Are the Maori Cultural Comps happening in Melbourne in October this year? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted By: Timoti on 22/10/2000
Kia Ora PAPA PANUI
Tena koutou katoa kua tau mai ki runga i teenei wharangi o te PAPA PANUI. Too koutou waimarie hoki!
First of all I'd just like to say kia Ora to who ever came up with the idea of having a papapaanui. Its been awesome coming here and checking up with who wants to know what, who's having a Reunion, or even Tauiwi from all over the world wanting to know about Nga Tikanga Maori and all the other things that our rich culture has to offer.
I love this page mainly because it keeps me infromed of what is happening back home in Aotearoa seeing that Im all the way over here in Canada working for a Dance Company (Kapa-Haka Group) thats based here in Niagara Falls. I guess that internet as a whole has made Aotearoa seem alot more closer to me. Well I guess I have ranted on long enough, but keep the korero rolling and I'll be a happy little maori.

Aroha nui

Te-Arikirangi Barry (BAZZ) Mamaku

Feel free to visit my webpage :
www.tearikirangi.homestead.com/main.html

Posted By: Te-Arikirangi Mamaku on 01/11/2000
He Panui / Important Notice
Anei te karanga nui ki mema o Te Whanau o Waipareira mai i te rohe o te tai hauauru ki Tamaki Makaurau. Anei te mihi nui aroha ki a koutou katoa. A, ka whakatu te hui-a-whanau a te tekau ma rima o nga ra o Noema i te marae o Hoani Waititi, ki te rori o West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Waitakere City. A, ko te tumanako ka tae mai koutou te ono karaka o te po kia timata ai nga mahi hohonu o te hui nei.

The Annual General Meeting of Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust has been postponed to Wednesday 15 November 2000. Registrations commence from 6pm at Hoani Waititi Marae, West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Waitakere City.

Na te hekeretari/Secretary
Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust
Posted By: Tammy Dehar / Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust on 04/11/2000
Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust - Annual General Meeting
Please diregard previous panui "He Panui / Important Notice".

Let it be noted that the Annual General Meeting for Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust will continue to be held at Hoani Waititi Marae on 8 November 2000.

Notification of any changes to this date will again be advertised through this notice board.

Aku mihi nui ki a koe.
Posted By: Tammy Dehar / Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust on 06/11/2000
Ngai Te Ahi Hui a Hapu
Kia ora te whanau o Ngai Te Ahi. A hui will be held on
18 November 2000, 10am at Hairini Marae to look at the establishment of a 'Charitable Trust'. The agenda will include the ratification and confirmation of the draft
mission statement and trust objectives, appointment of trustees and election of officers.
Posted By: Pio Kawe on 06/11/2000
Hui
a conference will be held at te pohorawiri marae kaiti gisborne 17th november to the 19th of november all welcome
Posted By: NEW ZEALAND MAORI WARDENS NATIONAL CONFERENCE on 13/11/2000
Wainui Bay Sports Club Annual Tamure Fishing Competition 2001
Start: 8.00pm Friday 05.01.2001
Closes: 3.00pm Saturday 06.01.2001
Where: Piapia Bay, Wainui Road, Kaeo


Adult Tickets: $20.00 Child Tickets: $ 5.00

Adult Prizes: Child Prizes:

Heaviest Snapper: $750.00 Heaviest: $50.00
2nd Heaviest: $250.00 2nd Heaviest: $30.00
3rd Heaviest: $150.00

Hard Luck Story: $50.00
Mystery Weight: Mystery Prize

Refreshments and Hot Food available

Tickets Available From: Sailor Morgan 405-1199, Rapine Hona 405-0597, Mita Stewart 405-0187, Adriaan Bosch 405-0106, Phillip Morgan 405-0607

Rules
1. Competition begins 8.00 pm Friday night, 07 January 2000 and closes 4.00 pm Saturday 08 January 2000.
2. Only Snapper is eligible for prizes.
3. Hand lines or rods only. Open line weight.
4. Boundaries are Berghan Point, including all ground to Purerua Peninsula.
5. Safety flotation for all children on vessels.
6. M.A.F Amateur fishing rules and regulations apply to all anglers.
7. No liability will be forthcoming on behalf of the Wainui Bay Sports Club for unsafe practices with regards to vessels, carriage and storage of vessels.
8. All fish to be in by 3.00 pm Saturday and no entries will be accepted after that time.
9. 4.00 pm Weigh in of Fish.
10. The Wainui Bay Sports Club Headquarters for the Fishing Competition will be Piapia Bay, Wainui Road, Kaeo.
11. All fish weighed becomes the property of the Wainui Bay Sports Club and will be AUCTIONED.
12. Auction will commence after the prize giving.
13. Mystery Prize. All fish must be 3kg and over to be eligible for the Mystery Prize draw
14. Wainui Bay Sports Clubs decision shall be final.

Kia ora koutou. So if you are in the vicinity of Piapia Bay, Kaeo, Northland stop in, buy some fish and generally have a good time.


Posted By: Tara Hape on 15/11/2000
Piri Wiremu Mokena Memorial Field Day 2001
He Karanga tenei ki nga whanau katoa o Wainui.
Haere mai Haere mai

Te Kaupapa o tenei hui mo te:

Piri Mokena Memorial Field Day 2001

Venue: Wainui Marae - Ngatiruamahue
Time: 10.00am
Date: Saturday 18 November 2000

Agenda: Host 2001

Contacts - Mereana Tua - 09-4050979
Tara Hape - 09-4050340
Posted By: Wainui Bay Sports Club on 15/11/2000
Tahawai Marae Committee Meeting
Date: 25th November 2000
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Tahawai Marae
It would be appreciated if all whanau could attend
Posted By: Tara Hape on 15/11/2000
Whangaroa Regatta
The Whangaroa Regatta will be held:
Saturday 20th January 2001
Whangaroa, Kaeo, Northland
Contact Maeva 09-4050340
Come and enjoy the day with us. Heaps of events, heaps of fun and plenty more.

Posted By: Tara on 15/11/2000
Te Tari Tatauranga 2001 (Census 2001)
Kia maumahara tatou katoa o Aotearoa, Maori, Pakeha, nga momo iwi katoa e noho ana kei enei moutere mai i Rakiura ki te Rerenga Wairua, whiti atu hoki ki Te Wharekauri, a te ra tuaono o Maehe 2001 ka tatauria nga tangata katoa me a ratou wahi nohonga. No reira e nga iwi katoa kaua e warewaretia ki te whakautu i nga patai o nga panui.
KO TE WA ANO: 6 O MAEHE 2001. The big count and update of people resident in New Zealand and their dwellings.
Posted By: Mere Balsom on 15/11/2000
Wananga - Festival of Maori Art and Culture
Wananga - Festival of Maori Art and Culture
3, 4 and 5 January, 2001
Tairawhiti Museum - Stout St, Gisborne, Te Tairawhiti

10am - 4pm daily
live demonstrations, exhibitions, displays, live music, lunch time concerts, free admission

featuring: Mark Kopua and John Moetara (Ta Moko), Jack Brooking (Whakairo), Heeni Kerekere and Parekowhai Whaitiri (Raranga), Baye Riddell (Uku), Toihoukura Design School (Contemporary Maori Art and Design), Maia Maori Performing Arts Group (Kapa Haka and Mau Rakau), Toni and Adrienne (Manutioriori), The Score (Kapa Waiata), Mere Boynton (Kaiwaiata), Vicki Horsfall (Kaiwaiata) and Brannigan Kaa (Kaiwaiata), Shane Te Hamua Nikora (Kaiwhakarite/MC).

Contact: Hohepa - 06)867 3832
Posted By: Hohepa Pihema on 20/11/2000
Te Koohao Tuu Taua...Mau Taiaha...senior gradings
Te Koohao Tuu Taua confirms that the senior gradings will be held this Saturday 2 December at Te Puna Matauranga Marae, Northland Polytechnic, Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei.

It is an open invitation for everybody to come along, nau mai 'aere mai ki te tauaatoko teenei kaupapa!!!

Meenaa 'e paatai, me karaw'iua mai...
Posted By: Tat Mahuru on 28/11/2000
MANA WAHINE WEEK 2001

Posted By: Eileen Brown - Te Ha O Te Whanau Trust on 29/11/2000
MANA WAHINE WEEK 2001
THE 5TH NATIONAL MANA WAHINE WEEK WILL BE HELD 16-22 APRIL 2001. WE HAVE A VERY SMALL PUTEA FOR GROUPS TO APPLY TO FOR ANY HUI OR WANANGA THEY WISH TO HOLD DURING THIS TIME. JUST E-MAIL ME OR WRITE FOR FURTHER INFO OR APPLICATION REQUEST TO 107 CHURCH STREET, OPOTIKI, NZ. SORRY LIMITED TO AOTEAROA ONLY.
CONGRATULATIONS - AWESOME PLACE TO ADVERTISE WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE MOTU AND FIND WHANAU & FRIENDS AS WELL AS ACCESS SOME VALUABLE INFORMATION.

NOHO ORA MAI.
Posted By: Eileen Brown - Te Ha O Te Whanau Trust on 29/11/2000
Royal Commission on Genetic Modification Maori Consultation Programme
The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification are holding hui and workshops around the country to listen to, and take submissions from Maori on Genetic Modification/ Engineering issues.
For more information, please contact the Office on freephone 0800 001 480, or(04) 495 9151 or email hui@gmcommission.govt.nz.

Hui & Workshop Programme (Pre xmas)

Workshops
Mon 4 Dec 00- Invercargill(2-5pm)- Nga hau e wha Marae
Tue 5 Dec 00- Dunedin (2-5pm)- Internal Affairs Building
Thur 7 Dec 00- Upper Hutt (5.30-8.30pm)- Orongomai Marae

Regional Hui (to hear submissions)
Sat 2 Dec 00- Rotorua (9.15am-5.00pm)- Tamatekapua Marae
Fri 15 Dec 00- Wellington (9.15am-5.00pm)- Waiwhetu Marae



Posted By: Reece Kohatu on 29/11/2000
Hui Whakawhanaungatang 2002
Hui Whakawhanaungatang 2002 Conference:
Date: 5 to 8 November 2002:
Venue: Lakeside Convention Centre, Mangere, Auckland:
Kaupapa Focus:
WAIRUA ASSESSMENT - TOHUNGA MATEKITE - TOHUNGA WAIRUA
for self attunement, or apply within Mahi when working with Maori in Counselling, Social Work, Whanau Mahi, Community or Government based:
SPEAKERS: ROSE PERE, HOHEPA DELAMERE, PHYLLISS TANGITU, GINA TAMAKI, HINEWIRANGI KOHU MORGAN, JASON PAAHI, GILBERT PAKI, MALCOM PERE, TUTAMAWAHINE, MANA WINIKEREI, RANGIWAHO PERE & JOHN HOVELL, DEBZ TETOMO, KATARAINA PIPI, I KE MOANA, TE ROOPU AWHINA, TE WHARE MARIE, WAIPEREIRA PASIFIKA FAMILY START, DEL WIHONGI, MOANA JACKSON, PARAIRE HUATA, TAME ITI:
Komitti Whakahaere: Tilly Pomare, Terri Cassidy, Hine Love Thompson, Betty O'Brien, Hine Rauwhero, Eva Reekie, Maria Rangiawha Rautangata, Haare TeWehi, Aroha Terry:
COST TO HUI: Includes accommodation, all meals and ball, shuttle busing:
$320.00 for community based or non-government kaupapa
$450.00 for Government agencies and individuals
LARGE STALLS FACILITIES AVAILABLE: $50 PER STALL...
CONFERENCE DINNER: $30 PER PERSON:
For further information or interest: contact Terri Cassidy
phone 09 835 0150 or Hine Love Thompson, Phone 07 834 3148:
Posted By: terri cassidy (secretary) on 19/04/2002
Deadline for funding Maori arts
The closing date for the next funding round of Te Waka Toi, the Mäori arts board of Creative New Zealand is 26 July 2002.

Te Waka Toi has five funding programmes:
 Heritage Arts
 Te Reo
 New Work
 Indigenous Links
 Experiencing Mäori Arts

Applicants must apply under one of these programmes.

To apply under Te Waka Toi’s funding programmes, the following criteria must be met:
 The applicant must be of Mäori descent
 The project must be managed and directed by Mäori
 The project must benefit Mäori
 If the applicant is an entity, as opposed to an individual or group of individuals, that entity must be owned and managed by people of Mäori descent. In addition, if that entity is applying for funding on behalf of another person that person must also be Mäori.
 In all cases (except under the Indigenous Links funding programme), the individuals creating the artform or undertaking the work must be of Mäori descent.

Further information about applying to Te Waka Toi can be obtained by going to the Creative New Zealand website (www.creativenz.govt.nz) or by contacting:
Eynon Delamere, Arts Adviser, Mäori Arts
Ph 09-358 0169
Email: eynondelamere@creativenz.govt.nz

Posted By: Reuben on 17/07/2002
Matariki Art Collective
Matariki Art Collective is a group of Maori artists based in Manukau City. Our kaupapa is to support and embrace all Manukau Maori artist in the development and promotion of their work both locally and internationally. We meet on the last Wednseday of each month from 9.30-12.30pm at the Massey Homestead, 351 Massey Road Mangere.

If you are interested in joining or require further information please contact:

Hira Hunapo 025-6253322 or hira@aotearoa.gen.nz
Chantelle Whaiapu (09) 263-7100 or chantelle.whaiapu@manukau.govt.nz




Posted By: Matariki Art Collective on 19/07/2002
Te Waka Kai Ora Hui - Maori Organic Growers
Nau Mai Piki Mai Haere Mai Koutou Katoa.
This hui promises to be informative with dynamic guest speakers and wananga. The emphasis is on sustainable rnatural resource development and management from a traditional Maori perspective and approach.

Date: Saturady 7th September 2002
Powhiri: 9.30 am
Venue: Whakatuora Marae
19 McBurney Place
Mangere

For More Information contact Hira (025-625-3322 )
Percy (021-289-5902) or email.
Posted By: Te Waka Kai Ora on 21/08/2002
2003 Trans-tasmen Netball & Touch Tournament
Kia -ora If there are any Intrest in Playing in the Maori
Netball & touch Tournament in Sydney Please Contact Thomas Henry On Sydney 00612-95946806 for mor info Kia-ora
Posted By: Thomas Henry on 25/08/2002
Rengarenga Marae WANANGA & AGM
DATE: 14-15 September 2002
WHERE: Ruapeka (Rangimarie) Marae, Tapapa
POWHIRI: 09:00 am

AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
3. Chairman's address
4. Reports: Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer
5. Adoption of Reports
6. Election of Officers
7. To consider recommendations
8. Any other business

All enquiries to: Bill Clair, Chairperson,
26B Elsie Morton Pl,
PAPAKURA
Ph: 027-221-9168 (MOB)



Posted By: Helen Nuku on 30/08/2002
Rikki Waiti Mixed Netball Tournament
Mixed netball tournament held on January 25th 2003 in Sydney Austraila $1000 first place & $500 runners up.This is a fundrasing event for a local Kapa Haka Group based in Sydney.Big day with markrt stalls etc and a big social that night.If anybody is interested please contact me.
Posted By: Lee Hemi on 12/09/2002
Kapahaka
Te Mahurihuri Kapahaka . . . .
Needs members. If you are looking for a kapahaka group to join come to . . .
Te Mahurihuri Marae
73 Premier Dr, Pt Chevalier
Sundays, 10am - 12pm
Enquiries to: Mike 570 6563
Posted By: Mike on 15/09/2002
Rededication for Hoani Rangitakaiwaho
There will be a rededication to Hoani (ngakeepa) Rangitakaiwaho on the 9th of November 2002 at Papawai Marae Greytown. This monument was destroyed by a earthquake in the 1940's. It has been rebuilt by some of his descendants Hoani was Rangatira of Ngati Moe.
Posted By: Margaret Mikaere on 16/09/2002
Conference on Sustainable Tourism (which includes Heritage issues)
Further information can be found on our website, http://ernz.org
Posted By: Enterprise Russell on 29/09/2002
Iwi Sports Sydney
If there any Whanau Sports Club Coming Over For Any Sports Trips To Sydney Please contact Me Thomas Henry. I may Be able To Link You Or Your club Up with other iwi clubs in Sydney Or you Can Contact Me on Maori Radio Sunday Afternoons ON 2SSR FM 99.7 New Zealand Moari Program
From 4pm to 6pm Australia Time
Kia-ora Linking whanau
Posted By: Thomas Henry on 03/10/2002
Mau Rakau
Kia Ora if your looking for a Maori sports u have come to the right place practices mondays and wednesdays 6-8 free just bring a paded rakau and a good attitude just contact (09) 4385478 thats all for now. P.S It's based in Whangarei Te renga Paraoa c u there.........
Posted By: Ross Gregory Smith on 12/10/2002
Allsorts Sports Club Penrith
Allsorts Sports Club A holding the Tran-tasmen Netball Tournament in Penrith. and are looking for clubs from New Zealand to enter this Tournament . The date Has been put down for Octomber 2003 Australia labourweekend
Posted By: Thomas Henry on 12/10/2002
Free Maori language course in January
20-31 Janaury 2003
FREE Maori Language course
Location: Te Matauranga Maori, CPIT campus, Christchurch
Details: Te Kura Raumati - beginners (Monday - Friday 20-31 January 2003 9am - NOON This introductory Summer School course will be taught by Te Wera Tuhoi. Simply grab a CPIT Summer School brochure (ph 0800 24 24 76) and fill out the short Enrolment form at the back and send it in or phone Beryl Wilson on (03) 940 8631 for more details.

Posted By: Te Matauranga Maori CPIT on 07/11/2002
Ngati Rarua Atiawa Cultural & Social Development Hui
All descendants please attend
Saturday 16 November Waipatoto Marae Oparure 1pm - 4pm
Sunday 17 November Muru Raupatu Pa Te Arei Road Bellblock 1pm - 4pm
Posted By: Miriana Ikin on 12/11/2002
Meeting in Masterton discussing hosting tourists
Make money using your home and your natural talents as a Maori host. Meeting on the 25th of November at Rangitaane o wairarapa. 3rd floor Department building starting at 11:30. Call Ketia on 0272413147
Posted By: Ketia Waaka on 19/11/2002
Ngaketo & Iri Papa/Barber Reunion 2004
Reunion for all descendents of Ngaketo & Iri Papa/Barber. Ngapuhi Marae, Managmuka, Far North. 1-4 January 2004. Please email for further details.
Posted By: Marnie Barber on 22/11/2002
Piarimu Kereua/Niao Ngaheu Whanau Reunion 2003
Kia ora koutou. A reunion for the descendents of Piarimu & Niao will be held at Kokohinau Marae in Te Teko(Texas), Bay of Plenty 29.12.2002 to 01.01.2003
Posted By: Des Apihai on 01/12/2002
Human Rights Day 2002
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY / TE RA TIKA TANGATA

Human Rights Day (10 December) is an annual United Nations Day which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. This year the Commission hopes to raise New Zealanders’ awareness of their human rights and responsibilities by recognising and celebrating Human Rights Day nationwide.

For more information on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and human rights in New Zealand please visit the Human Rights Commission's website at www.hrc.co.nz. The Commission website's special Human Rights Day section will be accessible from Thursday 5 December; please visit it for more information about Human Rights Day 2002 & the nation-wide events that will be happening to celebrate it.

Celebrating our rights and responsibilities / Te whakanui, me te mana kawe, I nga tika ö te tangata.



Posted By: Human Rights Commission on 04/12/2002
Waitangi Day @ Bondi Sydney 2003
When: 2nd Feb 2003
Where: Bondi Pavilion , Bondi Beach , Sydney
Start: 11am - til 7pm
This year there will be a Morning sevice TBA. Kapahaka groups Nga Hau e Wha , Te Awhina Rerenga Tahi, Rewi Whanau , La Perouse Dancers, Joy Yates ,Dave McCray and Jubilation, Groove Lounge and Guest Mark Williams, Station and many more. Loads of art and craft stalls and food.
For details please call Steven 4 Stalls 02 93000963 or Nancy 02 96617323
Posted By: Nancy Baker on 29/12/2002
Open Golf Fundraising Tournament
Kai-a-te-mata Marae members invite all golfers and non-golfers to our open golf fundraising tournament.

Morrinsville Golf Couse
Morrinsville
15 February 2003
Entries, Registrations or queries to
Lea Thompson-wech
email: morrinsville@xtra.co.nz - fax:07 889 3581 - phone:07 889 3584
Gail Thompson
gail@hauora.o.ngati.haua - phone: 07 889 6461
Late entries accepted by 8am.

Naumai, haere mai

Posted By: Kai-a-te-mata Marae (Morrinsville) on 03/01/2003
Waitangi Day Stalls
Tena koutou katoa. Anyone who is interested in running a stall at Waitangi in February please contact Phyllis on (09) 4026890 or via the above email
Posted By: Phyllis on 05/01/2003
Calling out for Rangatahi Maori
We are looking for rangatahi, to join our kura, we are based at Taumata o te ra Marae in Halcombe and are looking for 16-18 yr olds who hav tha desire to be active mentally, physically, culturally and intellectually,and want a challenge this course may b 4 u??
Within the course delivery, Students are prepared to cope with the physical and mental challenges of life..The kura runs Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and we have transport provided from the Feilding area.

So if u r interested then call us or cum out to the marae,
E mail addy above....

Taiohi tu, taiohi ora, taiohi noho, taiohi mate
Active youth are alive and well
Non active youth are non active

Much luv and respect to those involved with the journey of Te Pikikotuku, Kia tau nga manaakitanga ki runga i a tatou katoa.
Posted By: Taiohi Toa/Taumata o te ra Marae-Halcombe on 08/01/2003
Waitangi Day 6 Feb 2003 Whanau/Hapu Touch
Seven Northern marae(Kauwhata,Aorangi,Poupatate,Te Tikanga, Te Hiiri-o-Mahuta,Parewahawaha & Taumata-o-te-ra)touch at Bulls Domain, Bulls. Start 9am. Contact Taumata-o-te-ra marae, 3288771 work hours.
Posted By: Ngahau on 14/01/2003
Open Mixed Golf Tournament
The tournament has been put on hold until April 2003. More details to come.
Posted By: Kai-a-te-mata Marae on 15/01/2003
Paikea-Whitireia Trust Art Auction
Calling all Ngati Konohi artists.... as a fundraiser to enable the trustees to continue upgrading our marae at Whangara we would like donations of artwork for our up and coming auction. I would be grateful if you register your interest with details of your artwork you wish to donate by emailing me at the address shown. (Date for the auction will be advised in due course). Kia ora.
Posted By: Sheryl Green on 20/01/2003
Wedding documentary research
E nga iwi o te motu, tena koutou katoa. He paanui e whai ake nei.





Yes it’s true…I do, I do, I do, I do, I do….

Are you getting married next month or in March 2003?

I am looking for Maori couples who are tying the knot between late Feb and early April 2003 and don’t mind inviting the world to their wedding.

…Hold up…. run that by me again?

I am researching material and talent for a multi-cultural documentary on Weddings. The finished documentary will have a worldwide audience.

I am looking for a couple who not only deal with the challenges of everyday life (eg: work and whanau) but also the challenge of maintaining their connection with our language, culture, history and people.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If this sounds like you and your partner and your whanau, and your marae and the rest of your hapu, (you know they will all want to be involved in this, one way or another!), then I would love to hear from you ASAP

Please contact me with your name and details on the number/email below.


Nga mihi mahana o te tau hou ki runga i a tatou katoa.
Naku iti nei, na


Mina Mathieson
Producer/Director
021 864 881
minam@paradise.net.nz


Posted By: Mina Mathieson on 28/01/2003
Tidying up Urupa at Ngatira
Calling all the whanau affiliated to Ngatira marae. We have arranged a working bee to assist with tidying up our urupa. Bring your spade/shovel/weedeater/gumboots or you can help out with feeding the workers. Date 28 & 29 March. 2003. Email me for more details.
ka kite
Nga Waiata
Posted By: Nga Waiata on 20/02/2003
Mana Wahine Week 2003 April 14th - 20th 2003
He mihi nui kia koutou nga wahine o nga hau e wha
Mana Wahine Week is a national celebration held annually throughout Aotearoa to recognise the achievements of Maori women and their whanau. To support groups who may wish to run activities to coincide with the promotion, there is a small putea and a resource pack that can be applied for. For more information, please contact the project team at Te Ha O Te Whanau Trust, 107 Church St, Opotiki Ph/Fax (07) 3156884
Posted By: Tracy Hillier Rapua Te Mana Wahine Project Team on 11/03/2003
Te Mahurehure Roopu - Kapa Haka
New community based kapa roopu, learning and growing. Would love to welcome new members, particularly if you are of Nga Puhi or Te Mahurehure descent, BUT certainly NOT restricted to that. Currently practising for ANZAC Day parade for kaumatua of 28th Maori Battallion programme. Bring your whakaaro and knowledge to share with the rest of us. Don't be shy, come and join in!!! Kia ora.
Posted By: Mikaere Tito on 14/03/2003
Election of Trustees Hui
16 August @ McDonalds Conference Room
Time: 1.00pm
Contact: Gail Hamilton
Ph:07 544 1833
Posted By: Puhikarua Taka Thompson Whanau Trust on 03/08/2003
Unveiling
On Saturday 25 October 2003
at Waikari Marae in Tauranga the whanau will be unveiling dad's headstone,at 11am then there will be a christening for one of our mokopuna in Opotiki following. On Sunday we will be having a whanau day fro 10am on. Nau Mai haere mai
Posted By: Russell J Hema on 10/08/2003
Hui - A -Iwi
There will be a Hui-A-Iwi at Parawera Marae, Te Awamutu. Please watch this space for the DATE!!!!
Posted By: Roanna on 13/08/2003
Hui-A-IwI - For a Wharekai
Parawera Marae Trustees and Committee are considering either Building a new Wharekai or completeing major renovations on the existing Wharekai
Posted By: Roanna on 13/08/2003
TE AHUREA TINO RANGATIRATANGA
Kia ora koutou katoa.
On the 11th of October. Te Ahurea Tino Rangatiratanga Auckland regionals will be held at Te Kura Maori O Nga Tapuwae!!!!!!
Please come and enjoy our young Maori get up there and do their thing.
Kia ora,
and tena koutou katoa.
Posted By: Marama on 30/08/2003
Ngati Kahungunu Softball Tournament
Kahungunu Iwi Softball Tournament
Akina Park
Hastings
27th September 2003
Posted By: Roger Aranui on 02/09/2003
news update
Tena Koutou e nga manuwhiri , My Kiwi Mag runs i9n Queensland ,Victoria ,NSW ,WA ,Newman & Alice springs if you have news send it to me....TeAriki Poata
Posted By: Teariki Poata on 14/09/2003
Whakairo Wananga
He pänui tënei ka tü te hui tuatoru a Toi Mäori Aotearoa, mo te Whakairo. Nau mai, haere mai ki te Hui-ä-Motu a Rünanga Whakairo

HOKI MAHARA
In September 1998 Toi Mäori Aotearoa held a Hui on establishing a Whakairo group at Whakatane. In 2001 a Hui that was held in Waitara discussed issues as diverse as NZQA, wages and innovation in carving. Neither of these Hui resulted in a clear direction for a national structure to advise Toi Maori on Whakairo. Since then, commissioners Tame Te Rangi and Dr Päkariki Harrison have carried the role.

KAUPAPA
This year Toi Mäori supports two Whakairo activities. One is the international exhibition to Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver Canada in September. The other is this Hui targeting carvers seeking careers in the arts. The Wänanga is themed as ‘Carving out a Career’.

The carving industry has three general areas. Central to this is the high art of the tohunga Whakairo creating major community projects. We are fortunate to have living treasures such as Dr Päkariki Harrison, Rangi Hetet, Taka Panere and Te Hau Tütua amongst us. They in turn have nurtured further generations of carvers to maintain the traditions of carving. Many of the second tier of artists work as educators where increasingly the demand for positions and conditions become tighter. The third and possibly most under developed area lies in the galleries and private collector’s area.

The tourist market relies on replicas of musical instruments, weapons and other traditional forms. Toi Mäori is keen to explore interest for artists moving into this area and seeking the resources and shifts to tap into such a career. We welcome this group of artists to join us at Pätaka on the weekend of 10th October, 2003.

The Wänanga will feature forum discussions on Tikanga Whakairo led by Tohunga Whakairo and Artists, with an emphasis on the Whakairo industry, tools, techniques and applications and materials. A major component of the Wänanga is a business development programme specifically aimed towards carvers planning on moving into business and marketing their artworks.

For further enquiries regarding the Rünanga Whakairo National Wänanga programme and registration details check out our website www.maoriart.org.nz or contact:

Te Arikirangi Mamaku
Ph: 04 801 7914 - Fax: 04 801 9412 - Email: events@maoriart.org.nz

Posted By: Toi Maori Aotearoa - Maori Arts New Zealand on 19/09/2003
" P Hui = PATUA TE NGANGARA
I nga Iwi O te motu Tena Koutou Katoa.

October 14th 2003 , NGA HAU E WHA MAARAE o PUKEKOHE 88 Beattys Rd, Powhiri 9.30 am ALL WELCOME.

This ngangara thats damaging our whanau, our people. You care for your kids , your mokopuna. Don,t let this ngangara put an end to your whakapapa, / your next generation. PATUA TE NGANGARA.

Will be facilitated by Dr Pita Sharples and his team.
Powhiri 9.30am .
Posted By: Marge Taha on 24/09/2003
Seeking:Sydney based Maori woman to perform brief Karanga
Kia ora
I teach adults singing in Sydney.On the 14th December 2003 we will perform some of the items we have been working on over the past two terms in an amateur concert to friends/family and other students.One of which is an ensemble song "Aotearoa",which involves about 20 seconds of an appropriate Karanga.I'm looking for someone to be able to perform this with us and also give us some insight into the Maori culture.My students,mostly Australian,had never even heard of 'Pokarekare Ana' until earlier this year! And they loved it!So if you would like to help me introduce our Tasmanian neighbours to some Maori song and culture,please contact me by email < deirdreelliott@hotmail.com >
Posted By: Dee Elliott on 18/10/2003
The Late: AROHANUI KEUNG (nee Edwards) Returns Home to Aotearoa
This is to inform the Whanau in Hastings, Bridge Pa, Mangere, Auckland and throughout the world that the body of the Late: AROHANUI KEUNG will depart Sydney aboard Air NZ Flt NZ102 on Wednesday 29 October 2003 at 09:30am. Following a brief stopover at Kenmay Funeral Services, Mangere, AROHANUI will lay in state at 62 Mahunga Drive, Mangere.

Following a Service at the LDS Chapel, Robertson Road, Mangere on Friday 31 October 2003, at 11:00am, the Late: AROHANUI KEUNG will be buried at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, we extend to all of AROHA's Family and Whanau gathering in Mangere, our Aroha at this sad time.

It has been an honour and privilege to serve AROHANUI and her Whanau. May the Lord bless and comfort you all.

Arohanui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services - Sydney) on 28/10/2003
Ngati Kuri Trust Board AGM - 6th Dec 2003
The Ngati Kuri Trust Board AGM will be held on Waiora Marae, Ngataki on Saturday 6th December 2003, 10.00am.

Agenda
1. Previous AGM Minutes
2. Audited Financial Reports
3. Re-affirm Auditor
4. Election of Trustees
5. Lunch
6. Re-affirmation of Mandate
7. General Business

For further Information contact the office 09 409 8151
Te Manawa o Ngati Kuri
Main Road North
Ngataki

Posted By: Ngati Kuri Trust Board on 03/11/2003
Maori Culture Groups in Melbourne
I am trying to locate a Maori Culture Group in Melbourne for a client with a disability who is wanting to learn about his Maori heritage and become involved in a Maori culture group. Please email contact details to my email address. Thanks
Posted By: Therese Christofas on 05/11/2003
The Late: ROY TERA RIWAI-COUCH Returns Home To Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the friends and Whanau of the Late: ROY TERA RIWAI-COUCH, formerly of Masterton, Wairarapa, NZ, that his Body will depart Sydney for Wellington on Tuesday 11/11/2003 at 09:40am aboard Air NZ Flight NZ 142. ROY will be accompanied by his Whanau.

The Late: ROY TERA RIWAI-COUCH will travel from Wellington to Pirinoa where he will Lay-in-State on the Kohunui Marae until his internment at the Kohunui Urupa, Pirinoa, on Wednesday 12/11/2003.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, we extend and express our Aroha to all of ROY's Whanau at this sad time. May the Lord Bless and Comfort you all as you tangi his farewell.

It has been an honour and a priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui,
Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 07/11/2003
Maori Variety Concert @ Te Wharkura o Arowhenua, Invercargill
Nga Tauira o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu ki Murihiku
presents…

“Whaia e koe te kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe te maunga teitei”


Venue: Te Wharekura o Arowhenua
Tweed Street, Invercargill
Date: Friday, 21 November 2003
Time: 7 pm
Admission: $5.00

Contact: A Tuari
Phone: 03 2160215
Email: tepukaamauicouncil@xtra.co.nz

The concert is the final assessment for nga tauira studying Maori Performing Arts at Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu under the umbrella of Massey University.

Posted By: Polly Albert on 10/11/2003
Maori Variety Concert @ Te Wharekura o Arowhenua, Invercargill
(Correction to previous panui)

Nau mai Haere mai.
Posted By: Polly Albert on 10/11/2003
Kawhia Traditional Kai(food)Festival
Naumai Haere Mai (welcome) all to the 1st of our annual Kawhia Traditional Kai Festival being held on the 7th of february 2004, in Kawhia, the spiritual home of Tainui. ALSO, the special launching of Tangata Waka, and full Waka regalia. Other attractions include: cultural events,Ta-Moko,history tours ( kawhia.maori.nz),etc,etc. Powhiri to be held 5pm, 6th feb. All interested in stalls displaying things MAORI, contact Te Kapinga 021715619 or through above website.
Posted By: Te kapinga Taylor on 22/11/2003
Auditions for Maori Actors
HAPUKE PRODUCTIONS is holding auditions for a new bi-cultural theatre piece, Where Two Roads Meet by Rua McCallum. We are looking for a number of Māori performers, both male and female, to be part of this show, which will tour the South Island rohe in February/March 2004. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting professional production directed by Rangimoana Taylor (Kaumatua of Toi Whakaari).

Auditions will be held at our offices at 137 High Street, Dunedin, Sunday 30th November at 11.30am. If you can’t make it at this time, please get in touch anyway and we can make alternative arrangements with you.

For more details or for an audition pack please contact :

H-J Kilkelly
Producer
Where Two Roads Meet

braydz69@hotmail.com
or by phone (027) 4789-399

Posted By: H-J Kilkelly on 26/11/2003
parties
kia ora te whanau i just want to say a few words to the Tito whanau. i just want to say a huge thanks for being around my whanau and yes you know who we are including aunty mary. aunty nellu and uncle ray and aunty tracy. love you all.

arohanui
kakite ano
kia ora
na reira tena koutou tena koutou tena ra tatou katoa

Posted By: Jaimee Lee Tara Nicholson on 01/12/2003
My Burfday
Kia ora te whanau. kia ora people i am just doing this little panui for my 18th burfday that is coming up in another six months.


venue: 4 Lichfield Place Raumanga Whangarei
Time: 4.30 pm
date: 13/06/2003

c u all there in another six weeks
kia ora
ka kite ano
na reira tena koutou tena koutou tena ra tatou katoa
Posted By: Jaimee Lee Tara Nicholson on 04/12/2003
Whanau Reunion
'MAU' Whanau Linkage Reunion 2004
Jan 1st - 4th, Powhiri 6:00pm
TeIringa Marae, Kaikohe
Inquiries: Mate Poa, Tel 09 4059823
Nau mai Haere mai!
Posted By: Mate Poa on 08/12/2003
60th Birthday
A big shout out to the many whanau of Taniwharau, reminding you that we have got our 60th birthday celebration coming up in the new year, 5th Feb - 7th Feb, 2004.
Please email me for more info at lignite@xtra.co.nz
Ka kite ano!!!
Posted By: Taniwharau Whanau on 15/12/2003
The Late: JEANETTE MARY BAKER RETURNS HOME TO AOTEAROA
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the friends and Whanau of the Late: JEANETTE MARY BAKER, that her Body will depart Sydney for Auckland on Friday 19/12/2003 at 07:55am aboard Thai Airways International Flight TG 991. JEANETTE will be accompanied by her Whanau.

The Late: JEANETTE MARY BAKER will travel from Auckland to the Tautehihi Marae, Hokianga, Northland where she will Lay-in-State until Monday 22/12/2003, when she will be interned in the Piki Paria Urupa.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, we extend and express our Aroha to all of JEANETTE's Whanau gathered at the Tautehihi Marae at this sad time. May the Lord Bless and Comfort you all as you tangi her farewell.

It has been an honour and a priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui,
Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 19/12/2003
looking for a Kaumatua
Kia Ora Whanau, My name is Shannon White and I am Kaimahi Whakawahine for the New Zealand AIDS foundation head office based here in Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. I have been asked to find a Kaumatua for the "Herne Bay House" a retreat/hospital for our loved ones suffering from HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately the response from the so called Kaumatua in this area has been rather embarrassing. I must remind you all that this disease is running rampant around the world and you dont have to be queer to catch this disease now. Ai haumaru/safe sex is the only way to protect yourself. If you know any kaumatua willing to take on this challenge then please contact me at work. This would mean so much to our Maori brothers and sisters who have contracted the HIV/AIDS virus and knowing that they are represented from their own culture. Many of the mauiui have been disowned by their whanau and are looking for awhi and aroha from outside their immediate families.
Nga mihi aroha
ka kite anoa
-Shannon.White-
shannon.white@nzaf.org.nz
DDI ph 09 300 6968
Posted By: Shannon Anahera White on 21/12/2003
Outrigger Canoeing in Melbourne - Mass Blessing of the Canoes
ShoutOut
Are there any maori people living in Melbourne? Are there any Kapahaka groups in Melbourne? Does anyone have a contact number for a kapahaka group.

Thankyou
Posted By: Serena Bailey on 23/12/2003
The Late: ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI Returns Home To Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI gathered at the Mururaupatu Marae in New Plymouth, that his body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Thai Airways International Flight TG 991 on Wednesday 31 December 2003 at 07:55am accompanied by his wife and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI will be transferred to the Mururaupatu Marae in New Plymouth where he will lay-in-state until Saturday 3 January 2004. ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI will then be interned in the Kaipakopako Urupa.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Mururaupatu Marae to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Bruce Mita

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 30/12/2003
The Late: DENISE MUTU ARANGA GREY Returns Home To Aotearoa
Kia Ora Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: DENISE MUTU ARANGA GREY gathered at the Waikeri Marae in Tangirau, that her body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Thai Airways International Flight TG 991 on Wednesday 7 Janaury 2004 at 07:55am arriving in Auckland at 1:00pm (local time), accompanied by her children and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: DENISE MUTU ARANGA GREY will be transferred to the Waikeri Marae where she will lay-in-state until her internment in the Urupa at Taupiri.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Waikeri Marae to tangi her farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

This is a correction to my previous panui and apologise for the date error and for any trauma, and or inconvenience it might have caused the Whanau. Kia Ora!!

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 06/01/2004
The Late: HAILEY MAREE TE TAI Returns Home To Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: HAILEY MAREE TE TAI gathered at the Matawaia Marae in Matawaia, that her body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Emirate Airlines Flight EK411 on Thursday 15 Janaury 2004 at 08:40am arriving in Auckland at 1:40pm (local time), accompanied by her parents and whanau.

Following a brief stop at Liga Liga Funeral Services the Late: HAILEY MAREE TE TAI will be transferred to the Matawaia Marae where she will lay-in-state until her internment in the Rangimarie Urupa, Matawaia.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Matawaia Marae to tangi her farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 13/01/2004
Pacific Celebration Festival
Permission has been granted by Brad Kennedy CEO & Board of Directors Doyalson Wyee RSL Club for Maori & Pacific Island people to hold a first ever Pacific Celebration Festival at the club 25th October to 6th November 2004 - The Australian museum in Sydney have offered to donate Maori & Pacific Island artifacts for this wonderful opportunity. The Fijian community have produced wonderful arts & carvings in the out door area of the club and we will embrace this Taonga belonging to the Fijian community. The club have granted permission for me to build appropriate hangi pits on the grounds & too research the Fijian compliment for future generations who participate with our "Pacific Club" at Doyalson Wyee RSL Club, Pacific Highway, Doyalson 2262 NSW Australia. Doyalson Wyee RSL Club is approx 1hour 20 minutes north of Sydney CBD and approx 45 minutes south of Newcastle travelling on the Pacific Highway. Any carvers, weavers, singers, perfomance groups, business sponsors, children hula/haka groups, etc who are interested to participate can register your interest in letter form outlining your specific product or input to: Pacific Festival committee P.O.Box 7072, Mannering Park 2259 NSW Australia. All profit from this event will be donated to the "Pacific Club" for future education initiatives that will help young Maori and Pacific Island children at risk on Australian soil. PLease send this panui to all your Maori and Pacific Island families - I will set up a website for the Festival very soon. Kia Ora & kind regards, Clarence Ormsby JP Chairman and Festival administrator
Posted By: Clarence Ormsby JP on 15/01/2004
The Late: GAVIN WILLIAM KING's Tangi in Sydney
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This panui is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: GAVIN WILLIAM KING, formerly of St John Street, Opotiki, that he passed away on Thursday 15th January 2004 in Sydney. Gavin is the son of William King and Lilian Moetu King (nee Hudson)and one of 10 children.

GAVIN was a loving husband to Kim Rosetta King (nee Fraser) of Christchurch, and father of James (9yrs) and Kieran (4yrs). He will be sadly missed by all of his family and by those who knew and loved him.

The Late: GAVIN WILLIAM KING will lay-in-state at his home in Cherrybrook, Sydney, until Tuesday 20 January 2004. The funeral service will be held at the Presbyterian Church, Mary Street, Beecroft, NSW at 10:30am Tuesday 20th Janaury 2004 afterwhich the cortege will travel to Catherine Hill Bay Cemetery on the Central Coast of NSW for his internment.

On behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, I extend and express our Aroha to Kim and the children, and to all the Whanau in Sydney and back home in Aotearoa or where ever you might be in the world, at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to have known and served GAVIN and his Whanau. May the LORD bless and comfort you all as you Tangi his farewell.

Aroha nui
Ka Kite ano
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 16/01/2004
Kawhia Traditional Kai(food)Festival
NAU MAI HAERE MAI, Come one, come all, YOU are invited to the spiritual home of Tainui, "KAWHIA", to join us in a Waitangi celebration of traditional kai, cultural events, Waka launch, art display, etc. etc. etc......check out photo shots of Kawhia on our website: www.kawhia.maori.nz
Posted By: Te kapinga Taylor on 21/01/2004
Maori living in Australia?? - TA MOKO
He mihi nunui ki a koutou nga Whanau maori e noho ana ki Ahitereiria.

I am a Ngati Kahungunu Ta Moko Artist who will be travelling Australia April 2004. I will be working in Sydney for April and then following the work where available. I work from my suitcase which means I can work at your place or you can come to me. I follow strict hygiene regulations with my designs being original and kaupapa based (either personal/tribal). This is all discussed in the consultation. My work has been described as fine and fluid and I photo albums available to peruse at your disposal.

Anyway, if you have been thinking about getting a Ta Moko please don't hesitate to email me and we can korero.

Na reira whanau

Ko PJ Coombs toku ingoa
No Ngati Kahungunu ahau
Mauriora
Posted By: PJ Coombs on 22/01/2004
Waitangi Day Festival in Sydney, Australia?

Kia ora,

I am trying to find out where the Waitangi Day Festival will be held in Sydney, Australia in 2004?
If you have any information please email me.

Thankyou very much.

Ka kite


Posted By: maorigirl on 26/01/2004
The Late: GEORGE TERANGI Returns Home to Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: GEORGE TERANGI gathering at the Whanau Marae in Tautoro near Kaikohe, that his body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard an Air NZ Flight on Tuesday morning, 3 February 2004 accompanied by his wife and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: GEORGE TERANGI will then be transferred to the Whanau Marae in Tautoro where he will lay-in-state until his funeral service which will be held in the Kaikohe Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop GEORGE TERANGI will then be interned in the Whanau Urupa in Tautoro.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, Australia, we extend and express our Aroha to Zdenka and the children, together with all of the Whanau gathered at the Whanau Marae in Tautoro to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

Bishop GEORGE TERANGI, it has been an honour and priviledge to have known you and to serve you and your Whanau. "GOD BE WITH YOU 'Til WE MEET AGAIN"

Aroha nui
Ka Kite ano
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 01/02/2004
The GEORGE TERANGI RETURNS HOME TO AOTEAROA
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This panui confirms the departure and arrival details for the Late: GEORGE TERANGI from Sydney to Aotearoa.

The Late: BISHOP GEORGE TERANGI will depart Sydney aboard Air NZ Flight NZ 100 at 06:55am Tuesday 3 February 2004 arriving Auckland approximately 11:55am NZT.

After a brief stop in Auckland, the Late: BISHOP GEORGE TERANGI will be transferred through to the Mahuhu Ki-Terangi Marae, Tautoro where he will lay-in-state.

For more information regarding date and time for his Funeral, please contact the Terangi Family in Tautoro. Kia Ora.

Aroha nui
Ka Kite Ano
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 01/02/2004
Contemporary Maori Dance
Tena koe,
The following is a panui about our upcoming show in Whanganui a Tara.
ATAMIRA
by Atamira Dance Collective
BATS THEATRE
WELLINGTON
6:30pm 18 - 21 February 2004

An emerging force in Maori Contemporary Dance
Acclaimed Atamira Dance Collective perform for the first time in Wellington at the 2004 Fringe NZ Festival.

Atamira features three works by leading Maori choreographers Louise Potiki Bryant (Best new choreographer 2003, NZ Listener) Jack Gray and Moss Patterson.

Atamira has a cast of dancers including Dolina Wehipeihana (Best female dancer 2003, NZ Listener), Justine Hohaia, Louise Potiki Bryant, Cathy Livermore and newcomer Travis Khan. Following the Fringe Festival Atamira Dance Collective prepare to take Whare tangata and Te Paki to the 2004 South Pacific Arts Festival in Belau.

Louise Potiki Bryant presents the newly invigorated Whare tangata, first performed at Atamira Dance Collective’s Freshly Minted in 2001. Whare tangata is a powerful trio exploring the roles of women in both Maori and Christian creation stories. Bryant’s unique choreographic style is exhibited in this work which combines intricate movement with innovative set, projection and design concepts.
‘pick of the crop is Whare tangata, Lou Bryant’s stunning study of the roles of women’ NZ Herald
‘’...a strong and beautiful work. Their undulating backs and outstretched arms convey ecstasy and grief’’ NZ Listener

Hail by Jack Gray is an enigmatic duet, alternatively fast-paced and subtle. Inspired by the burial platform (atamira) used in Maori tradition Hail portrays the spirit world of the recently departed, the dancers swooping and falling in swirls and curves. Hail premiered at Atamira’s 2003 season at the Maidment Studio and was performed at the Paopaopao festival in Hamilton.
‘’Gray’s choreography has no hard edges, movements link effortlessly, patterns curve and swirl’’ NZ Listener

New work Te Paki by Moss Patterson marks his first choreography on Atamira Dance Collective after working with the collective as a dancer in 2003. Te Paki follows Patterson’s choreographic interest in the physical embodiment of kowhaiwhai patterns, as seen in his works ‘Manawa’ on Touch Compass, ‘Pitau’ on Footnote Dance Company, and ‘Koru’ on Black Grace Dance Company.


Tickets: $15/$12/$10
Bookings at BATS Theatre (04) 8024175 or online book@bats.co.nz
Kia ora,
na Maaka. Atamira Dance Collective
Posted By: Atamira Dance Collective on 02/02/2004
Hui Whakawhanaungatanga 2004
The 10 Year Celebration of Hui Whakawhanaungatanga is being held from April 27 to 30th at Copthorne Resort, Waitangi. The kaupapa is to hold a four day training wananga for Maori Counsellors, Social Workers, Therapists, Tohunga, Trainers, Psychologists and any other Maori working for and with Maori in the Social Services areas. This may include, Mental health, Child abuse specialists, prison and probation workers, CYF services, Addictions, Suicides, Rangatahi, and Whanau, Domestic violence and abuse. The kaupapa will offer some skills, discuss statistics of Maori offending and social un-wellness, victim status and addictions. Presenters include Dr Rose Pere, Moana Jackson, Metira Turei, The deaf foundation Maori co-ordinator for sign language, addictions expert Takarangi Metekingi and many others.
Complimentary buses are available from the Auckland airport and Hamilton town central. Registration provides full access to conference including the Ball, accommodation and all meals. Registrations are available by contacting the Secretary Dee Harrison on 025499539 or Gayle McClean 078394536 Hamilton. If you are interested in running a stall, please feel free to also enquire about that.
Posted By: Secretary Dee Harrison on 04/02/2004
Waka Ama / Outrigging is here now in Melbourne. www.pattersonlakes.outriggers.com.au
Waka Ama / Outrigging is now happening in Melbourne. We have four clubs running and Patterson Lakes is the newest club to the zone. If you love the water, team sports, the elements, and feeling at one with the sea, you will love Waka Ama / Outrigging. Check out our site and drop me a line at nomaia@bigpond.com We train new paddlers on Saturdays at 8am on the river at Patterson Lakes. Head towards Carrum on the Nepean Highway, turn off into Thompson Road, then Launching Way. Park at the Patterson Lakes Canoe Club. Call me on 0413 789 714 to find out more details.
Posted By: Serena Bailey - Te Atiawa, Ngati Rahiri, Taranaki on 05/02/2004
Reunion

Posted By: Christine Karaitiana/Kidwell on 06/02/2004
Clubs 25th Anniversary
Nga Hau E Wha Maori Cultural Group, Wollongong are this year celebrating their 25th anniversary, so the club has decided to hold a ball. The date set down is Friday 22nd October which at this time past and present members can catch up. The Ball will be held on the Satuday 23rd October , venues for this will later be announced. It will be a wonderful event for many. Any past or present members needing more information can contact Mr Ernie Beach our President on 02-42261621. Kia Ora..

Posted By: Melanie Allen on 11/02/2004
Tainui Senior Kapahaka Regionals
TAINUI SENIOR KAPAHAKA REGIONALS
MYSTERY CREEK EVENTS CENTRE, HAMILTON
SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2004
8.00AM TO 7.00PM

OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

7.00 am Gates open
8.00 am Doors open
8.30 am Whakatau
9.00 am Group 1 - Ngaa Maramara o Maniapoto
9.40 am Group 2 - Ngaati Haua - Te Iti o Haua
10.20 am Group 3 - Taniwharau
11.00 am Group 4 - Rangimarie
11.40 am Group 5 - Te Puaha o Waikato

12.20 pm KAI O TE RAANUI – ENTERTAINMENT Te Kura Kaupapa Maaori o Bernard Fergusson (Winners of Waikato Primary Regional Competitions 2003), Tu Te Ihi (Super 12)

1.20 pm Group 6 – Te Whare Waananga o Waikato
2.00 pm Group 7 – Tamarau
2.40 pm Group 8 – Ngati Haua – Ngati Te Oro
3.20 pm Group 9 – Te Iti Kahurangi
4.00 pm Group 10 – Te Ngakau Hihiko
4.40 pm Group 11 – Te Toka Tuu o Waikato

5.20 pm WHAKANGAHAU / ENTERTAINMENT. . . KATCHAFIRE ! ! ! !

6.15 pm Prizegiving

Ph 0800 355-553 for ticketing and further event details

Mauria te Taki - Take up the Challenge!

Posted By: Ngutungutu on 14/02/2004
"Maori views on sexuality"
Nau Mai Haere Mai
Maori views on sexuality


Saturday 28 March Christchurch
Workshop presentation Mana Wahine / Mana Tane
A panel debate discussion on sexuality with a side for and a side against.Awesome presenters unfortuantly this is on in Christchurch.If you would like to come along please contact Tania 039818177 to confirm numbers 10am-3.30 no charge
Posted By: Tania Mataki on 16/02/2004
The Late: JEFFREY BRENT FRANKLIN Returns Home to Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: JEFFREY BRENT FRANKLIN gathered at the Karangahape Marae in Matangirau, Kaeo, that his body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Emirate Airlines Flight EK412 on Wednesday 25 February 2004 at 08:40am arriving in Auckland at 1:40pm (local time), accompanied by his Mother, Brother and Sister.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: JEFFREY BRENT FRANKLIN will be transferred to the Karangahape Marae where he will lay-in-state until his internment in the Whanau Urupa.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Karangahape Marae to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 23/02/2004
Looking for whanau, e pal
Kia ora! I am looking for my adopted dads mother of family!
Name being Hepi from Bay of Islands? Also chasin E pals, I am 21 father part maori, i live in Australia movin to NZ soon.
Posted By: Kiirra on 24/02/2004
Kaupapa Maori Po Patai
Trivial Pursuit evening in both Maori and English aimed specifically at reo learners and questions based on Maori events, people etc. Funded by Ma te Reo. On Friday 5 March 7pm - 12.30 am at Ngataringa Sports Complex, Jim titchener Parade, Devonport
Posted By: Robyn Tauroa on 02/03/2004
wakaama/outrigging
i want to find out if there is an outrigging team in the sydney regional area. I used to do it in new zealand, i paddled for waitakere and our group was called wahine toa. If there is any teams in the sydney area i would gladly appreciate it if you would e-mail me back on my address it is neishadavis@hotmail.com. I have also paddled at the nationals in hamilton our team came 2nd in the mix team
Posted By: kneesha on 07/03/2004
Kutarere Marae Waiata Wananga
Kei te tu tonu te wananga waiata o Kutarere Marae mai i te 12th Poutu-te-rangi ki te marama o Paengawhawha. Nau mai hara mai ki te hapai ake i nga taonga tuku iho a kui ma a koro ma. Me nohotahi tatou i te Marae
Posted By: Tania Taitapanui on 10/03/2004
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU - CONSUMER AWARENESS WEEK
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU PROMOTES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE 87 BUREAUX THROUGHOUT NEW ZEALAND ANNUALLY. THIS YEAR WE ARE FOCUSSING ON CONSUMER AWARENESS (15 TO 21 MARCH 2004) AND WISH TO PROMOTE CONSUMER RIGHTS TO OUR PEOPLE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT WHAT IS INVOLVED, PLEASE EITHER VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CAB.ORG.NZ OR CONTACT OUR TE ROOPU O TAMAKI MAKAURAU BY PHONING
KORO HOANI NIWA ON (09) 832-1820 OR LIN KAIOU ON
(09) 274-8327.
YOU SHOULD ALSO DROP INTO THE LOCAL BUREAU - YOUR COMMUNITY'S ONE STOP INFORMATION SHOP TO EXACTLY WHAT SERVICES THEY HAVE AVAILABLE.
ALL ENQUIRIES ARE WELCOME
Posted By: Te Pokapu Whakahoki Patai mai i te Iwi Whanui on 10/03/2004
Margaret Motu's seminar in Auckland on Saturday
I have heard an invitation to an event, by Margaret Motu, for Saturday in Auckland. I find her argument, that the rule of law is everybody's problem, convincing. If a similar event happens in Wellington, could I be told about it, and could it be announced in 'Contact' newspaper, please?
Posted By: Arthur on 11/03/2004
Mangere/Otahuhu Netball Centre Preseason Netball
Mangere/Otahuhu Netball Centre Pre-Season Netball Fun Days
Saturday 17th & 24th Of March 2004
Time : Start 9.30 am
Netball Grades from Kiwi League to Senior Ladies and Over 40,s Mixed and Mens Fun day for all ages . There will be Umpires skills day Coaching Clinic for all New Coachies
Please Contact Thomas Henry On 09-2700593 0r Mobile 0272566154 for more info So get a Team and start your Netball Season of for 2004.
Registration is Free entry
Bring your Team or teams
on the day Starts - 9.30 am
Be there at 8.oo am to Pick your
Draw for the Centre
Rules Must Supply your Own Netball and Umpires for both days.( No Umpire No entry )
The Venue : Mangere/Otahuhu Netball Centre
David Lange Park
Accross From Mangere Town Cnt.
Time : Start 9.30 am
Day : Saturday 17th & 24th
April 2004
Come and have Some Fun :

Posted By: Thomas Edward Henry on 16/03/2004
50th Celebration of Gisborne Girls & Boys High School Kapa Haka Roopu
Kia ora koutou.....this is to advise that in 2006 the roopu will celebrate 50 years of existence. Although relatively early to post out panui, why not get the networking happening now! Continue to watch this space for more information as it comes to hand. This celebration will truly be an event to remember!

Any panui, write me a line or two!

Lorraine Brown/Paora Anderson
lorrainej_brown@hotmail.com
Posted By: Lorraine Brown/Paora Anderson on 17/03/2004
Ka Hao Te Rangatahi Series 3
Te Aratai Productions is in the process of preparing for a third television series of 'Ka Hao Te Rangatahi' and we are again searching the length and breadth of Aotearoa (and possibly Sidney, Australia) for rangatahi Maori (12-30 years old) who are making an outstanding contribution within their chosen field of work or interest! Please go to tearatai.blogspot.com for more information or email research.tearatai@xtra.co.nz
Posted By: Te Aratai Productions on 19/03/2004
UNVEILINGS
A warm invitation is extended to all relatives and friends to the unveilings of the headstones of WAIOTEORA (STONE) WANOA; FAYE WANOA (nee Goldsmith); and TAWHAI NORTHOVER on Easter Saturday, 10th April 2004. Powhiri at 10.00 am at Hinerupe Marae, Te Araroa followed by unveiling services at Otoka Urupa, East Cape(11.30 am) then to Orutua Urupa, Horoera (1.00 pm), followed by Hakari at Hinerupe Marae.
E te whanau, e te iwi, nau mai haere mai.
Posted By: MARY WANOA on 19/03/2004
Matariki/Launching of Tuhoe Ahurei Songs
Tena koutou katoa huri noa i te motu
He paku panui tenei hei whakamohio ki a koutou ta matou panui
Scheduled for the 26th June 2004, will be a day celebrating Matariki, and also launching a C.D featuring songs performed by Tuhoe Singers, of songs that were sung at the Tuhoe Ahurei 2001. This will be an awesome occasion simply named THE LAUNCHING...OF THE STARS. The songs that will feature on this Kopae are songs written by Tuhoe, and sung by Tuhoe. The event will be held in Ruatoki - BUT keep your eyes peeled on this panui board for further details on this not-to-miss event...Mena he patai au, tukuna mai to korero ki a au
Posted By: Colleen Walters on 14/04/2004
Brisbane - Koroneihana Festival 2004
Te Timatanga Hou o Tainui no Brisbane with the support of Access is hosting Koroneihana Festival 2004 to commerate the 38 year reign of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. It will be held on Saturday 8 May 2004 at the Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre, Jacaranda Avenue, Kingston, Brisbane. This festival will be the first of its kind within our New Zealand community throughout South East Queensland, as we have invited New Zealand's #1 Reggae Band 'Katchafire' to be part of the festivities.

The festival will start at 10am and finish at 4pm and will include continuous live entertainment by both talented local artists and our feature band 'Katchafire'. The day will also include children's activities, hangi and a large variety of stalls.

This is an open invitation to any one and every one to come along. Entry to the festival is $2 per adult and a donation for children.

The festival will be followed by an evening concert at Kedron Wavell RSL featuring 'Katchafire' and supported by locally talented Maori original band 'Kaha', with a special guest appearence by Herbs' - 'Willie Hona'. Tickets are $20 and are available by contacting Kedron Wavell RSL on Ph.07-3350 0999

Please reply email for more information and contact details for Committee Members and Organisers.
Posted By: Hana Nepia on 18/04/2004
The Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE Passes Away in Sydney
The Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE Passes Away in Sydney
(Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) )
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE on Friday 23 April 2004 at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

The Funeral Service for the Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE will be held on Thursday 29 April 2004 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Corner of Doonside Road & Birdwood Avenue, Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Following the service the cortege will proceed to the Pinegrove Cemetery, Minchinbury where the Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE will be interned.

To his Wife Sharon and their six sons, Jeffrey, Eddie, Gregory, Daniel, Christopher and Jordan, and to all of EDDIE's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and throughout the world, we express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi his farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 25/04/2004
The Late: ORIWA WHAREMATE (nee Poi Poi) Passes Away In Sydney
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: ORIWA (Olive) WHAREMATE (nee Poi Poi)on Tuesday 11 May 2004 at Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia.

ORIWA (Olive) will lay-in-state at her home at 3 Ross Smith Avenue, Meadowbank, NSW until Monday 17th May 2004.

The Funeral Service for the Late: ORIWA WHAREMATE will be held on Monday 17 May 2004 at 10:30am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Blaxland Road, Ryde, NSW, Australia. Following the service the cortege will proceed to the Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde where the Late: ORIWA WHAREMATE will be interned.

To her husband Ngawati and all of their children, mokopuna, and to all of Olive's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and throughout the world, we express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi her farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 14/05/2004
Polyphusion 2004
Local Christchurch Maori and Pacific Bands put on a free concert in support of NZ Music Month - 29 May, Cathedral Square, 2pm - 5pm, (Dux de Lux if wet), FREE, Christchurch, NZ
Posted By: Tanya on 18/05/2004
The Late: THOMAS (TOM) TAHUPasses Away In Bourke, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: THOMAS(TOM)TAHU on Thursday 20th May 2004 at Bourke, Country NSW, Australia.

TOM will lay-in-state in Sydney until arrangements have been finalised for his to return to Aotearoa.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi his farewell. As arrangements are finalised I will post an update panui for the Whanau.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 21/05/2004
The Late: THOMAS (TOM) TAHU Returns Home to Aotearoa
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This panui is to confirm and inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: THOMAS (TOM) TAHU gathered at the Tunahopu Marae in Ohinemutu, Rotorua, that his body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Qantas Flight QF 191 on Tuesday 25 May 2004 at 09:30am arriving in Auckland at 12:25pm (local time), accompanied by his children and Whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: THOMAS (TOM) TAHU will be transferred to the Tunahopu Marae where he will lay-in-state until his internment in the Pukepoto Urupa, Ngongataha.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Tunahopu Marae to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 24/05/2004
whakapapa
who was eranora taratoa mother?
Posted By: ropata kennedy on 27/05/2004
The Late: LUCY MAEREA TEMU Returns Home to Aotearoa
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This panui is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: LUCY MAEREA TEMU, that her body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Emirates Airlines Flight EK 412 on Saturday 29 May 2004 at 07:00am arriving in Auckland at 12:25pm (local time), accompanied by her husband, children and Whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: LUCY MAEREA TEMU will be transferred to the Family Home in Coburg Street, Henderson.

The Late: LUCY MAEREA TEMU will then be transferred to Hone Watiti Marae where she will lay-in-state. Following her funeral service the Late: LUCY MAEREA TEMU will be interned at the Urupa at Reweti.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered in Henderson and Hone Waititi Marae to tangi her farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 28/05/2004
Hikoi to Te Hapua & Wananga for Auckland

www.NgatiKuri.tk ngati_kuti@hotmail.com
R Leoni nee Sylva 169 Carrington Rd MT ALBERT NZ
(09) 846 0245 0212 663 001

Issue 2 - June 2004

The Hikoi (journey) north 04 - 07 June 2004

The kaupapa (purpose/mission) is to answer the call from our tupunas (ancestors). Approximately two years ago a directive was given to spread the word to all “Uri ō Ngati Kuri (descendants of Ngati Kuri), one of the five hapu of Muriwhenua (Far North) to Hikoi back to the land of their forefathers. This is to give those of us in the present, guidance, & direction and to establish our links and ties with our Iwi (tribe) Muriwhenua and hapu Ngati Kuri and to our ancestors who walked these lands before us. All welcome!!!

Final Program: Bring your food provisions from Auckland. Pack wet weather gear, warm clothing, something suitable for a sunny day, & bedding. Swap mobile phone numbers. Safety check your vehicle. Don’t forget any necessary medication.
Date: Friday 04 June 04 departing Auckland Time: 10 AM
Suggested stopovers: Kaiwaka 1½ hours north, then Kawakawa (Hundertwasser Toilet) or Moerawa (good tearoom) +2 hours, then via Mungamuka Gorge to Kaitaia +1½ hours or via Pahia to Mangonui (good fish and chip shop) and onto Awanui (8 kilometres north of Kaitaia). Refuel at Kaitaia.
1st Meet up: 4.00 PM - St Joseph’s Anglican Church between Awanui & Waimonone.
2nd Meet up: 4.15 - 4.40 PM Waimonone Marae.
3rd Meet up: 5.00 PM Waitiki Landing. From here further directions will be given.

Correct names for our latest family additions:
ØSharmaine Toko’s was blessed with a daughter Te Mahia in April. She is named after her Great grandmother 5 generations removed Raiha Te Mahia. There was a birth earlier in the year also to Meri Sylva’s
Ødaughter Priscilla.
ØNadia (nee Te Hira) & Dane Straker announce the birth of Jurnee A’mour Aidane Straker on 28 March 2004, first female grandchild for Kiri & Uncle Sonny is a Great grandad again. Welcome & Congratulations to all.

What happened in your May 2004?

George Epere, son of Doris (nee Sylva) & Sonny Epere born 25 May 1954, celebrated turning 50 years at the Epere family home in Manurewa. With close family already totalling 45, there were still a few spaces for childhood family from Pukemiro and some surprise guests. George, Lewis who was recently reunited after 23 years with his daughter Emma from Melbourne, Gordon & his wife Ria and Katrina ‘hopped’ over from Australia. It was a lovely time to catch up for all who well remember the family gatherings held in the Epere’s garage and backyard which holds many happy memories before Auntie Doris and Kathleen’s daughter Anita’s untimely passing. As a cousin of the Epere’s, I remember the occasions as a time when the world was a better, nicer, safer place, where the word ‘‘family’’ meant something. Where it was family that was more important than what we wore, what we drove and who our friends were. They were ‘happy days’ and it was a pleasure to be among family once more as an adult watching my child at play with cousins of her generation. By the way the food was GOOD too! But of course as families do… Uncle Sonny’s waiata, big kudos to George’s sisters Kiri, Dotty & Kathy’s expert organisation, Gordon & Bodene’s Haka, Lewis’ speech and introduction of Emma was as good as the icing on the cake!!

Calendar of Events, Dates, Meetings & Announcements:

??? Saturday 15 May 2004 Meeting: 141 Robertson Rd MANGERE (Community Room next to Centre Park) 10 AM???
For all families who ‘whakapapa’ back to Te Hapua. Annual General Meeting (AGM) to form an incorporation. Proposed name “Proprietors of Ngati Kuri Incorporation”. Meal (all invited to bring a plate). Confirm details on the June 4 - 6th Queen’s Birthday Weekend trip to Te Hapua. If you would like to register for the Beneficiaries roll, please forward your details to: Yvonne Tauariki 15B Avis Rd Papatoetoe before the 15 May Meeting.
This meeting was “cancelled’. Apologies to all who tried to attend on the date above as notice was not received and we were also ‘caught short going to the venue’ to be told by the community house caretaker a meeting had convened the week before. Right of reply has been requested, yet unanswered.

Sunday 16 May 2004 Live Day & Pui Nui Official opening: Howick Historical Village Bells Rd Pakuranga 10 - 5 PM…
This was a great day and very valuable for those who have an interest in all things from Auckland circa 1860. Next live day is in June. A good family day or adults.


Unveilings: Queen’s Birthday Weekend Saturday 5 June 2004 Ahipara, Kaumaumau & Te Hapua.
Details: Bob Mehana 09 570 8693.

Wananga - Place for knowledge sharing & learning: Planned for Auckland all who whakapapa back to the Sylva - Te Mahia marriage in approx 1865. Is your family interested in bringing your ‘kite’ of family knowledge to the wananga so we can weave a whakapapa of strength, truth and one we can be proud to use wherever we go? Your input is what will make this work. Any input appreciated and welcomed. We can talk alone (to the wind) or… we can talk together (whanau to whanau).The truth sets us free. Be proud. Walk tall.

DISCLAIMER: All information herein is to the best of my knowledge true and accurate and not intended to be divisive. If there are corrections please forward them at your earliest convenience to be rectified in the next issue.

Profiles on family units especially appreciated.

If you have a announcement, engagement, wedding, recent bereavement or unveiling please forward.

All families of Sylva, Henare, Hinga, Mehana, Aperahama (Abraham), Rawhiti, Epere, Te Hira, Railton, Wilson, Ratahi, Waipouri, Tauariki, Leoni, Stanton, Starr, Harris, Salmon, McClenaghan, Rankin, Jefferies, Clark etc etc, we can’t write about you, that’s your job.

DON’T BE SHY. Write a little, write a lot. Blow your trumpet. Tell us about the princes and princesses in your family. Historical reference would be great, however what your family has been up to recently will also be fine.

Hope to catch up soon for that chat and cup of tea!!

Computer whizzes, desktop publishers, persons that have a photocopier etc & want to take over this newsletter or contribute to its production & distribution are welcome to phone Rozita (09) 846 0245.

Ko Maunga Piko te maunga
Ko Waitononi te awa
Ko Kurahaupo te waka
Ko Muriwhenua te iwi
Ko Ngati Kuri te hapu
Ko Sylva & Te Mahia nga whanau
Ko Maunga Tohora te maunga
Ko Rangaunu te moana
Ko Kurahaupo te waka
Ko Muriwhenua te iwi
Ko Ngai Takoto te hapu
Ko Henare & Hinga nga whanau
Korero kia ra e te whakapapa tuatahi
Ko Rozita Leoni tooku ingoa
Tau atu Tau atu Tau atu

rozita_leoni@hotmail.com 09 846 0245
169 Carrington Road Mt Albert Auckland NZ



Posted By: Rozita on 01/06/2004
Marariki 2004 festival schedule at Te Papa Museum , Whanganui a Tara
Ka puta a Matariki, ka rere a Whänui, ko te tohu o te tau.

http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/matariki_events.html
Posted By: Marama TP on 01/06/2004
The Late: BRUCE HENRY WAHANUI Passes Away In Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: BRUCE HENRY WAHANUI on Thursday 3rd June 2004 at his home in St Clair, NSW, Australia.

As funeral arrangements are finalised an update panui will be posted here on Maori.Org.NZ to inform the Whanau and Friends of the details for the funeral for the Late: BRUCE HENRY WAHANUI.

To his wife Dianne and their two children, Darren and Kiri, and to all of HENRY's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and throughout the world, we express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi his farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 06/06/2004
toku tenana

Posted By: jennifer on 07/06/2004
Whaikorero Wananga
Kei te tu tonu matou o Maromahue Marae he wananga whaikorero. Ehara ko te whaikorero noa iho engari ko te karanga, te waiata, te whakapapa me te mahi mihimihi etahi atu o nga kaupapa. Mehemea he patai he korero ranei mo tenei kaupapa tukuna mai tetahi emeera ki a au. A, maku e whakautu. Heoi ano e te iti me te rahi o Maromahue hoki mai ra ki te wa kainga ki te whakaako i nga moemoea a kui ma a koro ma me kii penei ma tatou e whakatinanahia nga moemoea o ratou kua mene atu ki te po.
Maranga mai e kare ma, nau mai haere mai.
A te 6th o Hongongoi ka timata ka mutu hoki i te 17th o Hongongoi. Kei te watea te marae mo nga whanau e hiahia ana ki te noho i runga i te marae mo nga wiki. Haria mai nga mokopuna he kaupapa ano mo ratou. Kia kaha tatou ki te hapai ake i to tatou marae.
Posted By: Skebo McCormack on 08/06/2004
The Late: BRUCE HENRY WAHANUI - Funeral Service, Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to advise Family, Whanau, and Friends that the Tangi for the Late: BRUCE HENRY WAHANUI is being held at 25 Dobell Circuit, St Clair, NSW, Australia.

The Funeral Service for the Late: BRUCE HENRY WAHANUI will be held at 10:00am on Friday 11 June 2004 at 25 Dobell Circuit, St CLair, NSW, conducted by Reverend Malcolm Karipa. Following the service the funeral cortege will travel via the M4 Freeway to the Pinegrove Crematorium, Minchinbury, for a 12:00pm committal service in the North Chapel.

Following the service at Pinegrove Crematorium, Family, Whanau and Friends are invited back to 25 Dobell Cuircuit, St Clair for the Hakari.

To his wife Dianne and their two children, Darren and Kiri & Jerome, and their Mokopuna and to all of HENRY's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and throughout the world, we express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi his farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 08/06/2004
The Late: ANN SHIRLEY HORTON Passes Away In Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: ANN SHIRLEY HORTON (nee Devonshire) formerly of Keri Keri, on Friday 11th June 2004 at St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

The Late: ANN SHIRLEY HORTON is currently Laying-in-State at her home, 8 Carringtion Avenue, Mortdale, NSW. She will remain there until 6:00pm, Tuesday 15th June 2004.

The Funeral Service for the Late: ANN SHIRLEY HORTON will be held at 7:00pm at Te Wairua Tapu Maori (Anglican Church), Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW, conducted by Reverend Malcolm Karipa. Following the service the Late: ANN SHIRLEY HORTON will be transferred to Mitacare Funeral Services in preparation for her journey through to the Catherine Hill Bay Cemetery, Central Coast, NSW on Wednesday morning 16th June 2004.

The Funeral Cortege will depart Mitacare Funeral Services, 50/5 Inglewood Place, Baulkham Hills, NSW at 10am on Wednesday 16th June 2004 for the Catherine Hill Bay Cemetery, Central Coast, NSW. The graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Kingi Williams.

To her partner Jack Marsh, (formerly of Okauia, Matamata), on behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services, I extend and express our Aroha to you and your Whanau at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi her farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 13/06/2004
rangihuia fashions
Kia Ora all you beautiful customers we are changing our shop to 231 Commerce St, Frankton, Hamilton.... and finally
we are temporarily based at the Wakefield Markets in Wellington come grab a chat and purchase some of our maori
design clothing also catering for the fuller figures...
see u here Chrissy sori mobi 025.882813
Posted By: Christine Panoho on 21/06/2004
The Late: SHANE MUNRO WAIHI Passes Away In Brisbane
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and around the World of the sudden and tragic death of the Late: SHANE MUNRO WAIHI while at work on Tuesday 29 June 2004 in Brisbane.

The Late: SHANE MUNRO WAIHI will Lay-in-State at the family home at 18 Fairfield Road, Guildford West, Sydney, until Monday 5th July 2004.

The Funeral Service for the Late: SHANE MUNRO WAIHI will commence at 11:00am on Monday 5 July 2004 at the Family Home, 18 Fairfield Road, Guildford West. The service will be conducted by Reverend Malcolm Karipa. The funeral cortege will then proceed to the Rookwood Independent Cemetery, Lidcombe for a graveside service and internment.

On behalf of the Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau, I express our Aroha and condolences to all the Family, especially SHANE's Mum, Brothers and Sisters, Nieces and Nephews, Aunts and Uncles, Counsins, Friends and Whanau gathered at Guildfrod West, Sydney, for SHANE's Tangi. May the LORD bless and comfort you all as you Tangi his Farewell.

Arohanui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 02/07/2004
Unveiling Notice
TAHURI MENDOZA (PUSSY)
Unveiling notice for the late Tahuri Kino Mendoza (nee-Walker) Otherwise known as Pussy Mendoza
Unveiling held : Saturday 09 October 2004
Putaruru Cemetery (Old Cemetery) 11a.m.
Marae open for accommodation Friday night. Rangamaria
(Te Ruapeka)Marae. Via Glades Rotorua Tapapa.
Any inquiries Attention Jenny Stent(nee Mendoza) 4 Fenton Street Kawerau.If you can please let us know numbers for Hakari.Email address-jenshaboroja@hotmail.com
Kiaora. Arohanu
MENDOZA WHANAU
Posted By: Jenny Stent on 08/07/2004
The Late: SAMUEL HALE Passes Away In Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the sudden death of the Late: SAMUEL HALE formerly of Whakatane, on Wednesday 7 July 2004 at Campbeltown Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

The Late: SAMUEL HALE is currently Laying-in-State at his home, 25 The Cascades, Mt Annan, NSW. He will remain there until Tuesday 13th July 2004.

The Funeral & Committal Service for the Late: SAMUEL HALE will be held on Tuesday 13 July 2004 at 12:30pm, at the Forest Lawn Crematorium, South Chapel, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

To SAMUEL's wife, Kathryn Anne (nee Wild) and their four children, Melanie, Samuel, Olivia and Madison, his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and to all SAMUEL's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and around the world, on behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services, I extend and express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi his farewell.

In the event of any changes to the funeral arrangements, I will post an amendment to this Panui. Kia Ora.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 09/07/2004
Parawera Marae - Hui-a-Marae
KAUPAPA: Parawera Marae, Hui-a-Marae
AGENDA: Marae Development
DATE:Sat, 14 August 2004
TIME: 4:00pm
VENUE: Parawera Marae
CONTACT PERSON: Roanna Horne (07)8727770 or 0276303179
Email: roanna.horne@twor.ac.nz
KAUPAPA: Parawera Marae General Monthly Hui
DATE: Sun, 15 August 2004
TIME: 10:00AM
VENUE: Parawera Marae
Pot Luck Dinner, Accomodation Available


Posted By: Roanna Horne on 13/07/2004
Victorian Maori Festival (Melbourne Australia)
The Victorian Maori Festival will be held Saturday 30 October 2004 at the Broadmeadows Town Hall, Pascoe Vale VIC. Roopu are invited to register your expression of interest to compete, entertain or hold a stall. Please contact the addressee for more information.
Posted By: Alicia Matene (Festival Coordinator) on 14/07/2004
kapahaka
CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME DA RIGHT DATE 4 DA MAORIFESTIVAL IN PALMERSTON NORTH NEXT YEAR COS IM GETTING DA WRONG INFO KIA ORA
Posted By: tihema on 15/07/2004
The Late: SALLY MATEKINO HEMI Passes Away In Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and around the World of the death of the Late: SALLY MATEKINO HEMI, formerly of Te Araroa, New Zealand, on Friday 16th July 2004 at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

The Body of the Late: SALLY MATEKINO HEMI will be flown back to Aotearoa. She will lay-in-state on the Hinerupe Marae, Te Araroa.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau, I express our Aroha, sympathy and condolences to all the Whanau, especially SALLY's children, Sharon, April, Thomas and Nicky and their children here Australia as well as those gathering at Hinerupe Marae, Te Araroa to receive her back home.

As arrangements are finalised I will post an update panui to keep the Whanau informed as to dates, times and place for the Family Service in Sydney. Likewise for SALLY's departure and flight details from Sydney for Auckland.

Kia Ora.

Arohanui, Ka kite ano.
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 17/07/2004
The Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH Passes Away In Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the death of the Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH on Saturday 17th July 2004 at his home in Kogarah, NSW, Australia.

Following preparation procedures being completed on Monday 19th July 2004, The Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH, formerly of Okauia, Matamata, New Zealand will be transferred to his home, 2 Palmerston Street, Kogarah, where he will Lay-in-State.

As funeral arrangements are finalised, I will post another Panui on Maori.Org.Nz to inform the Whanau as to day, date, times and place for the Funeral Service and burial details, etc.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau here in Sydney, I express my condolences and Aroha to all the Family, especially his partner, Jackie and all ALBERT's children and mokopuna, Roger, Esmeralda and Warren.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all as you tangi his farewell.

Arohanui, Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 18/07/2004
The Late: SALLY MATEKINO HEMI Returns Home To Aotearoa
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This panui is to inform and confirm to the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: SALLY MATEKINO HEMI gathered at the Tutua Marae, Te Araroa, that her body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Air NZ Flight 102 on Thursday 22 July 2004 at 09:30am arriving in Auckland at approximately 2:30pm (local time), accompanied by her children and Whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: SALLY MATEKINO HEMI will be transferred to the Tutua Marae, Te Araroa where she will lay-in-state until her internment in the Whanau Urupa, Te Araroa.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Tutua Marae to tangi her farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 20/07/2004
The Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH To Be Buried in Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau that the funeral service for the Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH will commence at his home, 2 Palmerston Street, Kogarah, NSW, on Thursday 22nd July 2004 at 09:00am. The Family Service will be conducted by Pastor Kingi Williams.

Following the Family Service at the house, the funeral cortege will travel to Te Wairua Tapu, Maori Anglican Church, Elizabeth Street, Redfern for the final farewell and funeral Service for the Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH. The service will be conducted by Reverend Malcolm Karipa which is scheduled to commence at 11:00am.

Following the service at Te Wairua Tapu, the Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH will be transferred via funeral cortege to the Rookwood Anglican Cemetery - Maori Section, where the graveside service is scheduled to commence at 1:00pm followed by the internment of the Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH. The graveside service will be conducted by Reverend Malcolm Karipa.

Following the burial, the Family extend an invitation to all to return to Albert's Home, 2 Palmerston Street, Kogarah for the blessing of the Home, followed by the Hakari.

On behalf of ALBERT's Family and Whanau, that is: his partner Jackie, children Roger, Dema and Warren and their families...THANK YOU for the Aroha, support and caring that has been widely shown by so many to ALBERT's Family and Whanau.

On behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, I express our Aroha to all the Whanau. May the Lord Bless and comfort you all as you continue your journey in life. Kia Kaha!

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau. Kia Ora.

Arohanui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 21/07/2004
The Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA Passes Away In Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the death of the Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA on Saturday 24th July 2004, at his daughter's home in Allambie Heights, NSW, Australia.

Following preparation procedures being completed on Monday 26th July 2004, The Late: ALBERT BODI MARSH, formerly of Whatawhata, New Zealand, will be transferred to 7 Inglebar Avenue, Allambie Heights, NSW where he will Lay-in-State.

As arrangements are finalised, the Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA will be flown home to Aotearoa (New Zealand) and transferred to the Te Papa-O-Rotu Marae, Whatawhata, where he will lay-in-state.

On behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, I express and extend our Aroha to the Family, especially WILLIAM's children, Lorraine, Raewyn, Paul, Trish, Claudia, Kimberly, Maree, and their families, together with all the Whanau both in Australia, Aotearoa and around the World at this sad time. May the Lord bless and comfort you all as you tangi his farewell.

I will post another panui to this site as to the date, time and flight details for the Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA's departure from Sydney for Auckland. Kia Ora.

Arohanui, Ka kite ano.

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.


Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 24/07/2004
The Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA Returns Home To Aotearoa
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform and confirm that the body of the Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Air NZ Flight 102 on Thursday 29 July 2004, at 09:30am. Estimated arrival time in Auckland is 2:30pm, local time. He is accompanied by his children and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, the Late: WILLIAM DARCY TONGA will be transferred to Te Papa-O-Rotu Marae, Whatawhata, where he will lay-in-state.

On behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, I extend and express our aroha to the Family and Whanau both in Australia and Aotearoa at this sad time. May the Lord bless and comfort you all as you tangi his farewell. Kia Ora.

Arohanui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 28/07/2004
The Late: RENATA LUKA (Nee Clarke) Passes Away In Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the sudden death of the Late: RENATA LUKA (nee Clarke), formerly of Owhata, Rotorua, at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney.

RENATA's tangi is being held at the Minto Bush Camp, off Hansen Road, Minto Heights. She will lay-in-state there until Saturday 31 July 2004.

The funeral service for the Late: RENATA LUKA will be held at Minto Bush Camp at 09:00am, Saturday 31 July 2004, followed by the Hakari at 11:00am.

The funeral cortege will travel to the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden Valley Way, Leppington for a graveside service scheduled for 1:00pm, followed by the internment of the body of the Late: RENATA LUKA.

To all of RENATA's family and whanau, especially her husband Roy, I express my Aroha on behalf of our whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney. May the Lord bless and comfort you all as you tangi her farewell at Minto Bush Camp, Minto Heights.

In the event of any changes, I will post an update panui to keep everyone informed of proceedings for RENATA's tangi and funeral service on Saturday. KIA ORA.

Aroha nui, ka kite ano,

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 28/07/2004
The Late: WARD MAERE Passes Away in Sydney
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the sudden death of the Late: WARD MAERE, (formerly of Hastings, New Zealand) at his home in Ingleburn, NSW AUSTRALIA, on Sunday 1st August 2004.

The Late: WARD MAERE's Tangi will be held at 1 Wilkes Avenue, Moorebank, NSW, where he will lay-in-state until Friday 6 August 2004.

The Funeral Service for the Late: WARD MAERE will be held at the Wattle Grove Stake Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 10:00am on Friday 6 August 2004. Following the service the funeral cortege will travel to the St Marys Cemetery, Great Western Highway, Oxley Park for the graveside service and burial, scheduled for 1:00pm. The service will be conducted by Bishop Roberts.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, we express and extend our Aroha to all WARD's Family and Whanau both here in Australia and back home in Aotearoa.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all as you tangi his farewell. Kia Ora.

In the event of changes to the current program, I will post another panui to this website, www.maori,org.nz.

Arohanui, Ka kite ano
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 04/08/2004
The Late: MANAAHI TE TAITE Returns Home to Aotearoa
Kia Ora E TE Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the sudden and unexpected death of the Late: MANAAHI TE TAITE at his home in Liverpool, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

The body of the Late: MANAAHI TE TAITE is scheduled to depart Sydney aboard Air NZ Flight 104 at 1:00pm on Saturday 7 August 2004, with an estimated arrival in Auckland at 6:00pm (NZT). He will be accompanied by Elizabeth and Manaaki, and Whanau.

Following a brief stop-over at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, the Late: AMANAAHI TE TAITE will be transferred to the Te Wai-iti Marae, Ruatahuna by his Whanau.

To Manaahi's soulmate, Elizabeth, loved Papa of Manaaki and to all the Whanau, both here in Australia and back home in Aotearoa, on behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, I express and extend our Aroha to you all.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all as you tangi MANAAHI's farewell at Te Wai-iti Marae in Ruatahuna.

In the event of any changes, I will post an update panui here on www.maori.org.nz. Kia Ora.

Arohanui, Ka kite ano
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 04/08/2004
The Late: MANAAKI (MANNIX) TE TAITE Returns Home To Ruatahuna, Aotearoa.
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This is to inform and confirm to the Family, Friends and Whanau gathered at Te Wai-iti Marae in Ruatahuna and Whanau here in Australia and around the World, that the Waka carrying the Late: MANAAKI (MANNIX) TE TAITE, even as I type this panui, is lifting off from Sydney Airport aboard Air NZ Flight 104 (Saturday 7/8/2004) to return him to his ancestral lands of Ruatahuna. He is accompanied by his soul mate, Elizabeth and his little "Princess" Manaaki, together with 11 others of his Whanau travelling home with him. They are expected to arrive in Auckland at 6:00pm (NZT).

To all of MANAAKI (MANNIX's) Family, Friends and Whanau, I express and offer my humble apology for the incorrect spelling of his name in my previous panui. Unfortunately, that is how his name (MANAAHI)is spelt on his legal documents including his NZ Passport, and therefore I am duty and legally bound to write his name as it is recorded. Again, my humble apology and Aroha to you all.

As previously advised, following a brief stop-over at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, the Late: MANAAKI (MANNIX) TE TAITE will be transferred through to Te Wai-iti Marae in Ruatahuna by his Whanau.

May the spirit of our Heavenly Father and our Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, rest over Te Wai Iti Marae, Ruatahuna, to comfort you all as you Tangi his final farewell.

On behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, Thank You for the priviledge and honour to serve the Late: MANAAKI (MANNIX) TE TAITE and his Family and Whanau at this sad time. KIA KAHA.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano.

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 06/08/2004
The Tangi for the Late: TOHE DAWSON KAWANA in Sydney.
Kia Ora E Te Whanau

This panui is to inform the Family , Friends and Whanau that the body of the Late: TOHE DAWSON KAWANA is now laying-in-state at his home, 92 Willan Drive, Cartwright, NSW, Australia.

The Funeral Service for the Late: TOHE DAWSON KAWANA is scheduled for Thursday 12 August 2004 at 1:30pm, at 92 Willan Drive, Cartwright, NSW, Australia. The Service will be conducted by Pastor Kingi Williams.

Following the service, the funeral cortege will proceed to the Liverpool Seven Day Adventist Cemetery, McLean Street, Liverpool, NSW for the graveside service and burial of the Late: TOHE DAWSON KAWANA, scheduled for 3:00pm.

To all of DAWSON's Family, Friends and Whanau, I express and offer my humble apology for the incorrect spelling of his surname in my previous panui. It should have read KAWANA not KAVANA. Kia Ora.

To DAWSON's dear wife, Ruth Tangiora Kawana (nee Marsh), their children, Dawson (Jnr), Ann Marie, Elizabeth, Alicia and Mary Ruth, including their spouses and to all of Dawson's mokopuna, nieces and nephews, may the spirit of the LORD comfort you all as you Tangi his farewell at this sad time.

On behalf of my Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, Thank you for the honour and priviledge to serve you and your family (my Whanau). May you bless, strengthen and comfort your Mum over the coming days, weeks and months ahead. Kia Ora...Kia Kaha!!

Arohanui, Ka kite ano.

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 09/08/2004
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