Community Trust Mid & South Canterbury donates $75,000

 

Te Rūnanga O Arowhenua thank the

Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury

for its generous donation of $75,000

 

In 2016 the Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury made a $75,000 donation to Te Rūnanga O Arowhenua for a variety of new furnishings, including projectors, for the marae. 

The new items have complemented the new-look marae - which underwent a 3.2 million rebuild in 2016.

The rebuild of the marae ensures it will continue to be the focal point for whānau, hapū and iwi in the region for years to come.

Community Trust chairman Peter O’Leary said “The donation recognises the important role Te Rūnanga O Arowhenua has in educating the wider community about Tikanga Māori, fostering cultural skills and engaging with Government agencies, school children and corporates to ensure that the views of the tangata whenua are understood and heard”.