Tēnā koutou katoa from the deep south,
We hope whānau are preparing for the summer. It has been a tough winter here for our steering rōpū. However, spirits are renewing with the change in season and the flowers of spring. We remain optimistic, as the alert levels have decreased surrounding COVID19. We are pleased to see that our DHB have been in a space of re-structure in Māori services, providing the opportunity for all Māori to officially speak into the future of our services. We would like to thank whānau in our Te Kete Pounamu network, as despite this year bringing a new set of challenges, together we have remained united and been reminded that together we are strong.
Spring is well and truly upon us, more fine weather and a sense of joy as people head out now that the elections are done. We are hopeful that Te Kete Pounamu can align ourselves with our continued government and its plans for our people. As for our steering rōpū ki Murihiku we have been catching up and in the last two meetings we have been putting together our mihi, waiata and karakia to learn. Special thanks to Hoana who has worked very hard on this to bring our Te Ao Māori to our space.
Left Photo: Whaea Moyra looking at our Mihi and Karakia book we are making
Te Kete Pounamu Regional lead ki Murihiku