Update from the Chair

Friday 9 March 2023

Te riu o Tangoio (Tangoio Valley) has changed. For us it is about adapting, making it safe.


Our digger operator Ernie is working around the clock to open up drains and channels to divert water back to our awa.


Yesterday we visited our Arapawanui whānau to take supplies and to plan clean up work. Diggers and man power will be sent up tomorrow (Thursday) to start on the clean up.

Saturday 18th March – there will be a working bee at Arapawanui. Calling on all whānau to support this.


Tomorrow we will be joining the whānau at Petane Marae to help clean the urupā

Hillside Hazard

Trees gave way on the side of the hill across the road from the Marae

Other Progress

  • Ngāi Te Rangi donated 1500ltrs of much needed diesel for our equipment in Tangoio
  • Silt removal on our Marae has commenced with Man vs Earth
  • Uncle Joe Taylor has received much need supplies to help the wharenui team progress
  • We are negotiating multiple truckloads of metal for both Tangoio and Arapawanui

Ngā Mihi Nui

There are amazing people helping us here on the ground, so many people to thank its unbelievable, from individuals, to whānau, to organisations.

When we get this place to where we can feel safe, there will be a time to come together to honour all of that work.


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