Murihiku Rangatahi Tumeke Camp

Rangatahi Tumeke held their second outdoor camp in Te Ākau Tai Toka (the Catlins). Ten Ngāi Tahu rangatahi, aged 10–16 , attended and many of their whānau came to tautoko and manaaki us with different activities. Without their support and encouragement none of this would have taken place.

The hīkoi started at Te Rau Aroha Marae with a mihi whakatau before we travelled to Tautuku Youth Adventure Camp, where we were based for four days. We had exceptional weather, which allowed us to make great use of our time. Rangatahi enjoyed a range of activities including waka ama, gathering wai kōura, eeling, trout fishing, camping in tents and organising camp fires, flying fox, confidence courses and a climbing wall. We also completed some plant pest control at the local nohoanga site at Waikawa.

Ō koutou āhua rangatahi mā. Kia kaha kia manawanui ki a koutou – and we would like to thank the Ngāi Tahu fund for their contribution. And thanks too, to Awarua Rūnaka and whānau for their on-going support for this project. Nō reira, tēnā koukou, tēnā koutou, tēnā rā tātou katoa.

Tīhei Mauri ora Steph Blair and whānau.