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Liz Hirst

Ka nui nga mihi aroha ki a koutou - te whanau o Koro Bruce. I tera wiki, tino pai rawa atu te hui o Te Hunga kaititiro i te hauora o te tangata (NHC) , tino reka te kai hoki.
Ka pai kei muri, ka pai kei mua, ka pai nga mea katoa !

Liz Hirst

Ka nui nga mihi aroha ki a koutou - te whanau o Koro Bruce. I tera wiki, tino pai rawa atu te hui o Te Hunga kaititiro i te hauora o te tangata (NHC) , tino reka te kai hoki.
Ka pai kei muri, ka pai kei mua, ka pai nga mea katoa !

Gabriel Tupou

Kiaora Koro and Whanau

I can't wait to come out to the marae this weekend coming.I'm comming with the church youth group whos' excited to exparience staying at our whanau marae Tapu Te Ranga.

Kiaora moko Gabriel.

Sharyn

Dear Bruce,

Thankyou for letting us hold our wedding on Tapu Te Ranga Marae on March 17th.

We felt so at home and the place has such a peaceful but dynamic and creative feel.

I'm truly in awe of what you have achieved and inspired by your vision. For me, one of the highlights has been sharing a korero and a cup of tea with you on my visits. I treasured our conversations:)

Our guests loved the Marae and are still talking about the place. My guests were mainly pakeha (Some 6th and 8th generation like me) and many said that this was the first opportunity they've ever had to go on a marae. We have had so many emails and letters thanking us for making this opportunity possible for them.

A very special thank you to your daughter Parehinetai who has wisdom and capabilities beyond her years. Her advice and assistance was much appreciated. She is one of the most impressive young persons I've ever met!

The memories of my wedding are wonderful and so much of the feel of the wedding and relaxed atsmosphere of the night are due to the place it was held.

Arohanui
Sharyn Clarkson

Karl Wixon

E te rangatira tena koe,

Thanks again for your manaaki on Friday 13th for our Awatoru Project Hui at Tapu Te Ranga in Ukaipo.

Once again Tapu Te Ranga has proven to be an immensely conducive place for our strategic and creative korero and your manaaki is second to none.

It is no accident that we continue to select Tapu Te Ranga amongst the landscape of Marae throughout Aotearoa as a place conducive to fresh thinking and innovative korero for national projects. Your Marae stands as testament to creativity and strength of vision and your whanau live and breathe manaaki. Your tamariki are mature beyond their years reflective of the nurturing environment of Tapu Te Ranga in which they live, work and play.


Me Rongo

Karl Wixon PMP MInstD MDINZ DipID
WIKI Design & Consultancy Ltd
Havelock North

Robert & Nyree Ambridge



Kia ora te whanau o te whare, Tapu Te Ranga. Ko koe Bruce, Tena koe.
Our whakaaro to you Bruce in enabling our whanau to experience yet another awesome visit/stay on this beautiful Marae. Seven (7) years ago (2000), Easter Weekend, whanau from Bay of Plenty came down to Poneke to celebrate our tamas' 21st. This year they returned for the celebration of our kotiros'21st. Although it was short notice (3 weeks) it was obviously meant to be that we stay at the Marae again, as advised by Bruce when phoned, "all the other weekends are fully booked except Easter weekend". What can we say!!!
Our parents (kaumatuas' on our marae) were overwhelmed by the 'Wairua' that sits over this place and spent all their time in absolute relaxation, peace and freedom to do just that. This was an opportunity of whakawhanaungatanga, manaakitanga, of ourselves for ourselves. Other whanau members enjoyed the location, freedom and diversity in which this whare represents. It's an experience that is and will be everlasting having opened a broader outlook of what "Marae" living / communities can actually become.
Today, whanau members are still conversing about this experience which is an acknowledgement of having experienced a privilege, made possible by one mans vision and determination, and for this we are all acceptionally grateful.
No reira,
Ko koe Bruce me to whanau. E mihi ana, E mihi ana kia koutou katoa.

Hinerangi Bidois

Our heartfelt appreciation for your hospitality and participation in our hui from the Pathways governance board, national management team, staff and service users and their family/whanau.

You and your wonderful whanau took us into your hearts, into your minds and into your home. One of the awesome things about living this life we all lead, is that we have contact with people all the step of the way, who touch our hearts, and melt into our wairua, and makes us the people we are at any point in our journey. You all will now be part of us.

Arohanui Hinerangi Bidois

sean toko mikahere

tena koe taku matua toto. he mihi poto tenei ki a koe me te whanau whanui kei kona. hope you all in good health. well. how embarrasing to be upstaged by my own baby!! There again,where she is concerned, im not surprised. Shes a bit of an act to follow.Hence i am writing in tautoko of her.


Recently, ive been " privilaged" to further discover wat(dont mind my short hand. its my contribution to the english language in helping it become more liberated and less complex?) lays in lifes treasure box. having been subject to an unjust verdict of a tribunal court hearing, i thought to myself how much sorrow this societal infrastructure and its governers must suffer. Their burden is such that they are compelled to offload it on to others. Indicative that they are claerly are not coping. What bothers me, isnt so much that they are extremely volitile and are heading for the "ultimate meltdown" i.e the peoples uprising; but their continual effort to try and split the family unit. hence my response to the white female judge when she gave her judgement,'little wonder why many a good man end up in the "hinaki".'

Theres a story to be told about the dynamics between you an me, father an son. Its obvious to me that ive inherited a "particular aptitude". Its apparent therfore that my outlook on many things will be with a political conviction.

That doesnt make it all doom an gloom. On the contrary, i think an im sure you would agree, it has enriched our relationship. I havnt said this to you before an i dont mind sayn it here for all to see, tena koe. Your accepting ahua of me an my whanau unit has had a tremendous impact on me that is beneficial to the well being of my babies.Tena koe.Tena koe mo to awhinatia ki a matou. thank you very much for being my babies Koro. In these trying times, its comforting to know that it doesnt matta wat governence is thrown at us or the bylaws,rules an regulations they force upon us, they will never take the rangatiratanga of our whakawhanaungatanga.Its a pity that they are unable to share in our philosophies an tikanga, as it would help them better serve the people.
Maybe they just need a big cuddle?
Anyways, pointless floggin that horse. Its well an truly dead. Just wrote to say thank you and that i enjoy our sharings. You are very much appreciated. Aroha pumau, your son, sean.

And I did this ALL BY MYSEELF
TO Help me with my learnin I will writwe to all my grandparents at least once a fortnight And I will like it if you can wright to me too








My school is at Keegan road massey called Lincoln Height Primary its off triangle road. Kia ora my Koro Special love from Ruka

ruka

....and i will come and see you all soon