A farewell gift

Arnie organised a very special farewell gift for the Dyck family. Arnie travelled especially to Te Kauwhata to purchase a beautifully carved waka. He originally went for some poenamo but in the end it was the waka that really spoke to him. The waka was presented by Arnie on behalf of the whole community to the family at a touching ceremony in the Orama dining room, Opo and Hope spoke on behalf of Kawa and Motairehe marae's about their deep respect and love for Kimberley and Andrew and all they have offered to the wider barrier community, A beautiful waiata was sung - lead by Elaine Ngawaka, Hine, Brian Reed and his wife Lurlene.