Whanganui Iwi Nau Mai! Haere Mai!
Tangi wheorooro atu ana te pūkaea naa Te Awanui ā Rua,
Ki koutou ee ngaa manga iti, e ngaa manga nui o te ara whanaungatanga,
Mai ara raa te tiipua, mai ara raa te taawhito,
Kuu ea te whanga nui, te whanga roa aa te tini, aa te mano.
Kuu hoki korero mai Te Roopu Whakamana i Te Tiriti,
He tuhinga, he raarapa…he uira, he manako!
Huia, huia, tuia tu tuia nei taatau ki a taatau!
The trumpet of the Great Water expanse of Ruatipua resonates an invitation,
To you (all) the tributaries both great and small of the interwoven threads of relationship.
Awaken the celestial thought, awaken the ancient consciousness.
The great anticipation, long anticipation of the multitudes is appeased.
The Waitangi Tribunal returns their deliberations,
An inscription, the flashing of the heavens, an illumination of hope!
Let us gather, let us join in the commonality of one to another!
Whanganui Iwi are encouraged to attend the official Waitangi Tribunal WAI 903 Report Release
Marae Accommodation is available on the 21 October 2015 for those travelling.
Iwi Powhiri: Putiki Marae at 5.00 pm followed by a program brief
Transport from Taumarunui, Ohakune, Raetihi and the Whanganui River Road will be provide however whanau will need to forward their details to ensure a seat is available.
Below are the departure times for the bus or buses travelling to Whanganui . Please confirm your numbers as soon as possible so that we can ensure we have a enough seats available.
Accommodation is available at Te Ao Hou Marae.
Wednesday 21st October
Leaves from Morero Marae in Taumaranui at 1.00pm
Pick up in Ohakune at the New World car park approx. 2.15pm
Pick up in Raetihi at the Caltex Station approx. 2.45pm
Arrive at Te Ao Hau Marae
Thursday 22nd October
Leave from Putiki at 3.00 pm travelling to Taumaranui with Raetihi and Ohakune drop offs
Please forward your details:
Administrator: Aimee Simon
Cell: (027) 912 8455
Formal Reception Details are as follows: Venue: Putiki Marae, Takarangi Street, Whanganui Date: 22 October 2015
Event: Initial Powhiri: 8.30am Tribunal Powhiri: 10am