Trustee Chairman: Roi McCabe
"Tena Koutou nga uri o Turangi a te uri o Te Awa hoki
Koia te Tupuna wahine Te Tahi, i noho ai
Ki te whenua nei
Ka whakamihi hoki ki a ratou
Kua a ngaro i te po
Takoto mai, Takoto mai, Takoto mai i te rangimarie.
Ki a tatou te Hunga ora
Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Tatou Katoa.
I remember in 1988 becoming a Komiti member and working with my Kaumatua and Kuia - Uncle Taki, Aunty Connie, Uncle Perry and Aunty Sarah - to rebuild the Marae.
Ko ratou nga Poutokomanawa to tatou Marae.
Sadly some have now passed beyond the 'veil'..... moe mai, moe mai, moe mai ra.
After a break of about five years, I have returned as a Trustee and together with the other Trustees, hope we can make the Marae financially viable for the generations to come. To this end we have initiated the 'Aroha koha initiatve.'
I am confident that together we can achieve what our Tupuna expect of us.
Kia maumahara tatou, ko tatou te kanohi me te waha korero no ratou kua a ngaro i te po. We are but the face and the voice of those who have departed.
No Reira, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Tatou katoa"