Te Rā:                       4th November 2023

Te Wā:                       10.00 am

Te Waahi:                 Whakarongotai Marae, Waikanae  

Te Kaupapa:             Whakawhanaungatanga, Whenua Māori Updates, Hei Hokinga Mahara, Takutai Kapiti

Kai:                             1 pm – Tamariki,  3 pm – Kai Hākari

Whakautu (RSVP): Te Tokawhakaea Graham – kerehomatetoka@gmail.com / 0274161289

Marcia Graham – narkesha1aroha@gmail.com

Kristie Parata – kristie.parata@xtra.co.nz

Nau mai, haere mai, whakahono mai, tatou katoa e te iwi o Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai. We wish to extend an invitation to ALL OUR IWI MEMBERS to join us for kai hākari at 3 pm, Sat 4th November 2023.


Hora Te Pai Health Services Charitable Trust is a kaupapa Māori health provider, responsible for primary health care provision to over 2,500 individuals and whānau residing between Paekakariki to Peka Peka.  The Board is seeking nominations for three trustees including a Financial Trustee and a Clinical Trustee. Trustees will need to demonstrate experience in finance, employment, expertise in social/health sector/clinical practice, and who draw on mātauranga Māori in their approach to governance.  Three of our trustees have completed their first term and are available for re-election.

Nomination forms and information sheet are attached for your perusal.  Please feel free to share this with your relevant networks. 

These can also be downloaded from our website at www.horatepai.org.nz or by requesting copies from Anthea Napier, Board Secretary at anthea.amatiatia@gmail.com or telephone 021 0211 2727.  

Please forward the signed nomination forms and resume to Hora Te Pai Trustee, P O Box 54, Ōtaki 5512 marked “CONFIDENTIAL PAPERS”.


An invitation to Hora Te Pai, Hui a Tau / Annual General Meeting to be held at Whakarongotai Marae, Sunday 3 December 2023 from 10am – 12pm will follow shortly.  

The countdown is on for the opening of Toi Mahara and you’re invited! Be among the first people to visit the beautifully refurbished Toi MAHARA, our District Gallery at the opening festival this weekend, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2023.

We are fortunate to have whanaunga, Kohai Grace who has taken on a part time position as Toi Maori Curator and is dedicated to oversee and ensure that tikanga will maintained under Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai.  The opening includes a new pou, a taonga exhibition and weaving exhibition.  The pou has been carved by Chris Gerretzen , and paintings of Wi Te Kakakura and Unaiki by Hariata Tangahoe are included in the taonga exhibition.  Kohai and Tracey Morgan will have their work in the weaving exhibition alongside our Raukawa and other weavers.

A summary events are below:

✨ 11am, Saturday – speeches, and blessing of a newly carved pou

✨ From 11am, Sunday – tamariki festival with the opening of the Mahara Place playground, fun day at Waikanae Library and opening of the children’s exhibition – Wai Ora/Water Life.

Over the weekend, you’ll be able to view the opening exhibitions as they showcase the four stunning new gallery spaces while enjoying the festival atmosphere in Mahara Place. To find out more about this weekend’s events, visit www.toimahara.nz/events and we’ve attached the Hōtaka below:

Mauri Tūhono ki te Upoko o te Ika a Māui is an independent working group made up of partners from mana whenua, Department of Conservation and Greater Wellington, as well as community members.  

Together, we have developed a framework for te taiao – called Kaipupuri taonga ki te ao whānui, the taonga we stand for everywhere with everyone – which helps us all see how we can work together to sustain and restore the mauri of te taiao.

You are invited to attend their official launch of the Kaipupuri taonga ki te ao whānui. framework. Please let them know if you can join by responding to their karanga.

Venue: Te Papa 

Date: Turu, Whiringa-aa-rangi – Tuesday 28 November

Time: Arrive from 5.30am for a 5.45m start. The event will be complete by 8.30am

RSVP: To attend, you must RSVP by filling in this form by Wednesday 8 November

While spaces are limited, if you think there are people who should be invited, please let us know in advance.


Three performers bring together spoken word, mōteatea, and music as a lament to Te Rauparaha and the rohe of Te Ūpoko o te Ika.

Join our Ihaia Ropata, Jim Moriarty and Michael Barker perform at Te Papa Tongarewa and Ūpane, taking place this weekend.

Date & Location: Saturday 28th October: The Soundings Theatre, Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

Date & Location: Saturday 4th November: Ūpane, 3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua

Book your tickets online: https://wellingtonheritagefestival.co.nz/…/ode-to-te…/

If you have changed your residency or contact details in the past year please let us know. Also, if your tamariki have turned 18 years old, they are now required to complete a registration form. Please complete this form and send to admin@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz. We will enter your details into our Tiki Database Systems. Remember whānau, if you want to WIN in our competitions, you must be a registered member. 

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Location: 10 Parata Street, Waikanae:
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Our Office Hours:  Mon-Fri 10.00 am–4.00 pm

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