Minutes 15 Aug 2010

Hui I Pokai TiKapa. Hinekopeka

Sunday August 15th 2010. 12.40pm

I te tuatahi ka pohiri atu te tangata whenua ki Amelia Martinez Lobo, manuhiri mai Segovia, Spain,

Welcome & karakia Morehu (Boycie) TeMaro.

Doug’s passing was acknowledged with a time of silence. Muri mai i te whakamaharatanga it was agreed that a Chairperson as well as a vice chairperson be elected.

Present: Amelia Martinez Lobo, Aunty Maebe Barnes, Huia Maaka, Morehu TeMaro, John and Matiria Manuel, Steve and Edda McCabe, Rex and Mary Mayes, John Hiroki, Meng Foon, Marylyn Nalder, Ginger, Jackie and Javaan Walker, Rex Rickard, Colin Rickard, Peter Haenga, Grace Haenga, Ivy Green, Ngaere Haenga, Ron Wawatai, Frances Manuel-Domb, Wallace and

Bobby Atkins, John Waitoa Haenga, Ani Atkins, Rau Savage, Rau-Anne Savage, Anne Maaka, James Barnes.

Apologies: Makere Pepere.

Nga take/la tema

Nga korerorero / discusión

Action / acción

Election of Chairperson,

Election of

vice- chair

John Manuel nominated by

James Barnes/ Rex Rickard. No further nominees. Carried.

James Barnes nominated by

Edda McCabe/Ginger Walker. No further nominees. Carried.

John Manuel


James Barnes



There were no expenses during the month

(July 17th /August 15th 2010)

Balances… Cheque a/c $1000.00

Online savings $6988.84

$1150.00 has been transferred to the Online savings account.


Acceptance of and seconding. Edda/Ginger

Matters arising


Account balances weren’t recorded in minutes

Balance of funds at hui, Pokai 15th August 2010

Cheque a/c $1490.00

Online savings $5818 76

Apologies from Anne.


John advised members that the carvings would be brought down by the Kutarere hapu.

Arrival of whanau Los Espanóles.

27th Dec. 2010.

That they (Españoles), book direct flights to Gisborne.

That they book flights immediately.

Amelia indicated our manuhiri Español could be here till 2nd Jan 2011.

The programme.

Eva (mangai in Valverde) is “getting into” the whakapapa and the relationship between the Españoles and Paniora. She is working with the mayor of Valverdé del Majano who very urgently wants a programme.

A point raised was to ask what they (manuhiri Españoles) would like to do.

Eva and her sister are coming in on December 27th 2010.

Rather than wait for each others programmes we move on with our programme.

Programme outlay following.


Los documents.

The Gisborne City Council is supporting our relationship.

Mayor Meng Foon has the “Sister” Documents which have the support of the two Councils but has not yet an agenda/schedule as to when it’s going to be signed.


Question raised…Where are the rest going to stay? We’ve got to accommodate 28 people.

Capt Cook is very expensive, La Casa Blanca will be in the process of renovating, accommodation in Gisborne is in demand at the ‘high’ season because of the various happenings during that time. Manuhiri Españoles cannot confirm their numbers until 1 month before leaving therefore we organise beds amongst whanau. (?)


Edda presented a programme that had been formulated following the July hui. The programme was discussed with items added/subtracted as discussion progressed.

Day 1. 27 Dec

Arrival of whanau

Los Españoles.

Maybe 1pm lunch when they arrive. Mayor Meng has six interpretors

Meng indicated that he would organise lunch at the Tairawhiti museum or Bushmere Estate ā ka hoki ratau ki o ratau whare whakanga.

Dinner China Palace 7pm.

At China Palace the Council will pay for our guests (and maybe 10 of our ropu).

14 people booked into Senator Motel.

Need beds for 14+ more!

Morning of

Day 2 28th

Meng proposed breakfast for manuhiri Españoles at Wild Foods café.

Hinekopeka Marae, TiKapa…pohiri Olive tree, José Memorial Stone.

Stay at O’hine o Waiapu Marae, Rangitukia two nights.

(Ohinewaiapu Marae will need ringa mahi – All José’s includes those José’s coming back are not Manuhiri – you are expected to awhi, tautoko and manaaki our Marae and our manuhiri).

7.30am suggested time to ensure the day’s movements get underway comfortably.

Day3 29th

Karakia at St Mary’s Church, Tikitiki 10.30am

Hurapohatu, Linda Jane Manuel, Waihuka Urupa, Poroporo Valley

Rahui Marae; Back to Ohine Waiapu Marae

Out of O’hine Waiapu by 10am. Guests booked into Hicks Bay Motel to 2nd Jan. when they will then stay at Hinerupe Marae.

Day 4 30th

Farm Visit, McNeil’s Farm, Tikitiki

Lunch at McNeils


Day 5 31st

Manuka Oil/Honey Factory Guided Tour, Te Araroa

Lunch, Cafe at Manuka shop complex.

SIESTA until 10pm

$7.00 per head

10pm –

Fishing & Hunting Club, Te Araroa

BBQ (Everyone bring their own BBQ gears, kai) Entertainment to be organised.

see the New Year In.*** (There will be NO ALCOHOL).

There may be a cover charge (to be decided)

Day 6 1st Jan 2am

Hikurangi Maunga, Sunrise, breakfast at Pakihiroa. You all organise your own 4wheel drives; pay koha for the breakfast; let the Ngatiporou Maunga tours people know your numbers for catering.

***For prosperity, Spaniards eat 12 grapes, 1 grape per second at midnight on the New Year.

Day 6 1st Jan

Hinerupe Marae – Connie Katae and Doug Katae hurapohatu. Mid afternoon.

(Hinerupe Marae will be available for Katae whanau visitors and for Opotiki José’s).

(This Marae will need ringa mahi – José’s coming back are not Manuhiri – you are expected to awhi, tautoko and manaaki our Marae).

Marylyn and James will be in touch with Syd and Anne Kershaw re details.

Day 7 2nd Jan

Matahi o te Tau Marae Hovell-Pepere Family Reunion (Our guests will be guests of Marg. Pepere-Hovell whanau for the day. (Our guests may also be leaving to travel on – or those who want to stay, whanau are welcome to invite them to stay at your place.)

2nd Jan.

Poroporoaki to be confirmed

Medical service

Los Panioras have a medical kit.

Take the kit to Francis for


Koha to marae.

O’hine o Waiapu $250

Hinerupe $250.

Issues to consider.

Official invitation to ambassador and his staff

How long do they intend staying?

New years eve karaoke by James Pepere, Henry Hovell.

Television show in Spain called 160 deg Edda is not sure whether they will send someone.

Meeting closed with prayer by Boycie at 3.35

Next hui Turanga

Dalton Rd. 10am Saturday 25th September.