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Āperira update

He Pānui nā te Manawhakahaere

Tēnā tātou katoa, e Unu, e Kahu,

Te Rōpū Whakahaere members appointed

On the morning of Sunday the 2nd April 2023, we welcomed Te Nehenehenui to our Marae to guide our hapū through the process of appointing two (2) marae members as Te Rōpū Whakahaere to Te Whare o Waiwaiā, for the purpose of representing our Marae / region in land, water and environmental matters at a regional level.

Thank you to Chairperson Bella Takiari-Brame and the kaimahi of Te Nehenehenui for your time in supporting our hapū members through the election process. The results were confirmed by Te Nehenehenui Chairperson, and announced with the results that the Marae have elected Amber-Lee Elliott and Cassidy Temese as Te Rōpū Whakahaere members, to represent Te Kōpua Marae at Te Whare o Waiwaiā.

Congratulations to both appointments, looking forward to watching you advance in your roles and uphold the values, aspirations and visions of our Marae at Te Whare o Waiwaiā.

Marae closure - Extended

As you will be aware, we recently advised that the Marae will be closed to conduct maintenance and restoration activities. On Thursday, a collective of hapū members gathered to conduct karakia, rendering our Tūpuna Whare Unu into a resting state to enable the restoration activities to begin. Therefore, the Te Kōpua Marae Committee would advise that the closure date has been extended to Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Marae Wānanga - Mahi Marae

The Te Kōpua Marae Committee advises that the Wānanga scheduled for the weekend of 5th May, will be delivered online via Zoom, while restoration activities continue. All future wānanga will be held at Te Kōpua. We encourage all our hapū members to participate and learn the traditions of our Marae.

Zoom meeting ID: 864 464 3381 Passcode: Isla

For those participating in the Awanuiārangi program, we will begin with Mahi Marae: Mana Atua – specifically “the importance of mentoring and leadership on the marae” and what “a tuakana-teina relationship looks like on the marae”. A soft-copy of the assignment booklet will be provided for this session.


Friday 5th May



7pm - Late

Saturday 6th May

9am - Noon

1pm - 4pm


Note: One session on Saturday will have a particular focus on the assignment delivery

If you are interested in partaking the Awanuiārangi program, please contact - Tūmoana at

Nāku noa nā,

Shane Te Ruki - Manawhakahaere - Chair of Te Kōpua Marae Trust

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