RāTū 26 Poutū te Rangi 2019

Kia ora tātou e te whānau i roto i ngā tū āhuatanga o te wā.   E mihi ana ki tēnei kaupapa ā tātou e whakakōtahi ana i tēnā, i tēnā o tātou i runga i te whakaaro nui, whakaaro kōtahi.

Tihei mauri ora.


Kai-Nival Update: A huge mihi to all those whānau that contributed to one of our annual fundraisers – the Kura Kai-Nival.  Although a bit smaller in comparison to past years, the efforts were still very much needed. For those that were able to step up, by way of koha, time, prep, service, set-up, clean-up – thank you.

A ball park figure was placed on the kura facebook page the day after the event.  A figure of profit will be confirmed once all of the overheads have been cleared.


The Kura Huna was also a success; with many of our tamariki entering and making it to the finals on the night of the Kai-Nival.  Not afraid, straight into it and pleasing the crowd of people.

Well done tamariki mā – we hope you’ll put your hands up to do it all again next year.


Whānau hui  – Just a reminder there is a whānau hui scheduled for next week. 6pm @ TWoR wharekai.  Here is the agenda for the hui: Mihi, Ohu reports, finances, tumuaki report, split into wehewehenga.


Subway Friday – Subway is back.  Please have all order forms and CASH ONLY into the tari by 2pm Thursday.  Any late orders will need to be placed by whānau themselves directly with Subway, no later than Thursday evening.


NETBALL – Rahui Taiohi & Rangatahi: Senior A and Senior B teams will muster next week, if your child is interested in playing for our senior teams, please contact whaea Heni or Dionne.


NETBALL – Kura Teina & Kura Takawaenga Netball Teams: For those wanting to play netball, please return your permission slips to Whaea Regina as soon as possible.  If your tamaiti has not received a netball pānui and they are wanting to play, please request one from Whaea Regina.


Correct Kura Uniforms – There has been discussion around the correct uniform and what it is our kids must wear during kura and when representing the kura off-site.  This was discussed further during whānau hui. All whānau should now know exactly what is appropriate and inappropriate uniform for kura.

Pōtae – These are available in the tari and include wide brimmed hats, bucket hats and caps – all cost $20 and include student’s name embroidered on the pōtae.

Potae will be compulsory from this week 11th February 2019 – students will not be permitted outside without one.


School Sores & Tummy Bugs: As many of our kura whānau may be aware, a pānui was uploaded onto our kura facebook page as well as printed in the last couple of pānui  to address the issue of school sores. We’re happy to say that this is more under control and most of our affected tamariki, are on their way to a full recovery, if they haven’t recovered already.  We are still very serious about whānau seeking medical attention for your tamaiti if you notice any sores starting to appear on your tamariki. As per previous pānui, we will contact the whānau in the first instance, should we notice any here at kura as well.


Please note that there is also a tummy bug going through Otaki at the moment – if you notice any vomiting, diarrhoea, sore puku and/or headaches, please keep your tamaiti how from kura until they have recovered.

If you see that your child has been affected by any of the above, please tend to them and seek medical attention and treatment before allowing them to return to kura.  We’d like to get this under control before it spreads any further.

Doctors provide a free service for children under the age of 13.  There are also youth services in Levin, Otaki and Paraparaumu that provide free doctors for children over the age of 13.  Please check your local community to find out the names and contact numbers of these youth services.


Waka Ama Secondary School Regionals/Nationals

Our Kaihoe are currently in Rotorua competing at the Secondary School Waka Ama National Competition.  Wish them all the best!!!


If any whānau member happens to find a link that we could access, can you please post it to the Kura facebook page?  Ngā mihi.


Fees: – The student contribution remains the same as last year.

Regional Secondary Schools (16th March) – $20 per paddler

National Secondary Schools – (25-29 March) – $200.00 per paddler ($40 a day covering transport, accommodation and kai).

For whānau that have NOT paid their fee, please do so immediately.  There are only a couple who have not paid. Outside of the many notices, hui and communication for payment, Hami has also tried to make contact with these whānau.  You know who you are so please do so promptly.

The tikanga is that these costs need to be paid the week prior to the event.  


Please make all payments either to the tari or to WRM bank account 010721-0006736-00 reference Student Name and Waka 19.


Pukarangi – Chromebooks

All students Year 5 and above require a chromebook – the complete chromebook package is $515 –

  • if you have a community services card we can arrange an interest free loan
  • if you are not eligible for a community services card we can arrange a finance loan


Whānau Debts – 2019 charges have been added and have included:


  • Manaakitanga Contribution – $100 per whanau
  • Swimming (if applicable) $20
  • Stationery Packs – price varies across akomanga
  • Please establish a regular A/P to the kura – kura bank account is 010721-0006736-00



Please make contact with the tari in person, by phone, email, or text – if we can assist you in any way or provide an updated statement.  


NEW KURA SOFT SHELL JACKETS – As presented at the whānau hui, the new jackets are now available for purchase.  An order will be placed as soon as we receive 10 or more orders (much like the hoodie orders).  Please note: as with any kākahū and/or other kura fees, those with significant debt, will need to pay upfront before an order is placed unless there is a reasonable repayment plan in place or your whānau have a credit.  All receipting will continue to be done through our student management system.

Please either come into the tari and complete a form or if you are unable to, please send your tamaiti to the tari to collect one for you.

Childrens sizes $65.00

Sizes (straight waistline): 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (we do not have child samples in the tari)

Adults sizes $75.00

Women sizes (tapered waistline): 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Men sizes (straight waistline): Sm, Med, Lge, XL, XXL, 3XL & 5XL (no 4XL)


Softshell jacket order arrivals: The first order of softshell jackets have arrived.  We are now taking orders for the next lot. If you are wanting to purchase, please complete a form at the tari.  We will only be placing orders for those who purchase upfront and/or those that have a reasonable payment arrangement in place.


Samples of adults women’s and men’s are as shown in the photo’s:

Whaea Tash – Womens size 12 (tapered waistline cut)

Matua Keremihana – Mens size Large (straight waistline cut)



Kāpiti Island for Kids school holiday programme: For ages 9-12 from 22nd – 24th April 2019.

3 days/2 nights – Includes: nighttime kiwi spotting, nature adventures, fishing, swimming, games, wildlife discovery, harakeke weaving, cabin accommodation (quad share), delicious food, ferry and DOC permits. $395pp. Limited to 14 spaces. Email:


Au.E! rangatahi event – Friday 29th March at Ngā Purapura:

My name is Kura and I am a rangatahi project coordinator at Te Rau Ora, the national centre for Māori health and workforce development organisation. We are looking forward to having the Year 8’s and 9’s as well as those who are not attending the Waka Ama competition, attend our hui rangatahi.

If you have any pātai, please contact either Matua Nathan or whaea Heni for further information.


The following links are ways for you to access kura information and/or your child’s kura activity:


  • Kura APP –  For those whanau who have just joined WRM, there is a kura App that will keep you involved in the goings on within the kura. You can download to your iPhone, Samsung or other smartphone. Go to the App store for iPhones, or play store for Androids – e.g. Samsung, type in Whakatupuranga Rua Mano and download the App.


    • Kura website – Kura also has a website that you can have a browse through.  The link is http://www. A
    • Kura Facebook page – Kura has a facebook page where we post events, goings on etc. Log into to keep informed or ask to join: search Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
    • This panui has also being posted to our facebook page.  If you misplace your copy and need to refer back to any of these notices, please see the facebook page and/or, ask your tamaiti to pop into the tari and pick up another copy.  For further enquiries, please contact the tari on: (06) 364 9000.