Ka hoki kī te tīmatanga. E takoto mai ngā atua nei ko Ranginui ko Papatūānuku, kei waenganui tonu ā rāua tamariki e noho ana, e whakaora tonu ana. Tēnei te hono hei tūhono i a tātou, kia tūhono, kia tūtaki, kia whiti te noho tahi e, Tihei mauri ora!
Ō tātou mate tuatini, i takoto mai ai i roto i te kōpū o te whenua, e tika ana hei poroporoaki i a rātou. Āpiti hono, tātai hono, te hunga mate ki te whenua; āpiti hono, tātai hono ko te whenua ki te hunga ora. E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, ka huri ngā mihi ki a koutou. No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Sadly we enter into 2018 reflecting on the passing of a number of our whanau. Kia koutou kua wheturangitia, haere koutou, haere atu ra. Our thoughts return to those of us who remain. I hope that each of you got time to spend time with your whanau and friends doing the things you love. I was lucky enough to to catch some kai during my break.
The Trust Board held a two day strategy hui in December to review our vision and strategy and to inform the Annual Plan for the 18/19 Financial Year. 2018 is going to be a very busy year for Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara. We introduced some of our new kaimahi in the last panui and they enter the new year with a full programme of projects, initiatives and events to deliver. We are looking forward to positive outcomes and great achievements for whanau in 2018.