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Hunia Whanau Noho & Whanaungatangi Hui 23rd December 2011 to 26 December 2011 Whangaehu Marae Beach Road, Whangaehu

Friday 23rd December 2011  Arrive at Marae and setup for the weekend  Set up Whare and prep for dinner  Arrival of Whanau from OZ (transport from Wellington to Wanganui being organised)  Dinner

2 pm

5 pm

6 pm 7 pm

 Introductions in Whare  Karakia

8:30 pm

 Supper

Saturday 24th December 2011 8 am

 Breakfast

9 am

 Tidy Marae

10 am

6 pm

 Free day for those who wish to go into town  Prep for Dinner and Christmas Day  Dinner

7 pm

 Korero in Whare

8 pm

 Decorate Wharekai eg. Christmas Tree  Continue prep for Christmas

4 pm


Hunia Whanau Noho & Whanaungatangi Hui 23rd December 2011 to 26 December 2011 Whangaehu Marae Beach Road, Whangaehu

Sunday 25th December 2011 8 am

 Tamariki open gifts

9 am

 Tidy and set up for Christmas lunch  Christmas lunch – Hangi and all the trimmings  Activities for the Tamariki and free time  Dinner – Left overs

12:30 pm 2 pm 6 pm

 Karakia  Social evening at the Whangaehu hall

7 pm

Monday 26th December 2011 8 am

 Parekuihi

9 am

 Cleanup Marae

11 am

12:30 pm

 Depart Marae  Visit sites of interest in Ngati Apa Grant will be guide Rangi for the day  Lunch

3 pm

 Return to Kainga

This program has definitely not been set in concrete and is open to discussion and change. Please feel free to add or delete what ever you want.


Hunia Whanau Noho & Whanaungatangi Hui 23rd December 2011 to 26 December 2011 Whangaehu Marae Beach Road, Whangaehu

Accommodation from this point on is also not set in concrete but I like the sound of using the tennis court at Aunty Rua’s (Pungaharuru Place) as a focal point. This is where all our grandmother’s mokopuna played and I’d like to see that happen again, if only for a week. Kawana has offered to construct a temporary kitchen for cooking and pitch a marquee either on the tennis court or his back yard. We will need all adults to pay $150 each to cover all costs for the week. Between the whanau, Aunty Rua, Kawana, Ata, Annette, Grant and Moana homes and tents pitched next to the tennis court there’s plenty of places to sleep for the next week? Mattresses and pillows from Parewanui will be provided but bring your own sleeping bag. We’ll organize a couple of portable loo’s and showers. Everyone will be expected to pitch in and help with meal preparation and cleaning up. Tuesday 27th will be a preparation day for the next event and Wednesday 28th will be a free to do anything day. We hope the whanau can stay together and carry on with plans to celebrate one of the main reasons we’re coming together (especially our Australia whanau) the 70th birthday of our brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather Riwaru Te Mana Tihema. All meals will be provided from the 23rd to dinner 1st Jan, 2012. Kawana will organize a sports day on New Years Eve day followed by barbecue and social evening to conclude our Reunion!


Riwaru TeMana Tihem’s th 70 Birthday Celebrations Durie Hill Bowling Club Thursday 29th December 12pm to 11pm

4 pm

 Lawn bowls Mini Tournament (anyone can play)  BBQ Dinner

6 pm

 Speeches

7 pm

 Kareoke

11 pm

 Retire to Pungaharuru Place

12 pm


Hunia Whanau Noho & Whanaungatangi Hui