* * * DANNY GODDARD (CHAIR OF BOT) * * *
> Tena koutou e nga tama tawhito o Hato Paora.
The meeting of a few old boys at Te Kainga has sparked off a flame. It has not gone unnoticed by the current Board of Trustees and Trust Board. The Old Boys connection to the college is an important one.
>It is significant, as when I look around the faces in the web page pictures you have all succeeded in the chosen careers or feilds of interest that are important to you and your whanau.
>Significant, because it signals to the community of Hato Paora and external stakeholders (especially in the political environment of Wellington)of the college that Hato Paora has been a key contributor in the area of Maori education and social development.
>Significant, because your example of collegial spirit is
such an important example for current and recent graduates of Hato Paora. It is this X factor, the special character of the college that defines Hato Paora and its graduates apart from any other secondary education provider.
>Significant also because the pictures and news on your web page are not only filled with business, but with laughter and joy.
>I pray that your sparks will ignite further flames in the
hearts of Hato Paora Old Boys, that your fire and example may influence the rest of the Old Boys around Wellington and beyond.
>Congratulations, and I trust to see and hear some of you sing at the 2003 Prize Giving later on in the year, the leavers dinner and in Chapel.
>Keep singing and laughing, let the fire spread, it's all good.
>Hato Paora, inoi mo matou.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Hato Paora College
Bishops Assistant, Diocese of Palmerston North
* * *NORMAN BROUGHTON* * *
> Kia ora Bro, I cannot make it to trainings due to finals this week. I would still love to be involved so if you could pass on any corespondence and even the words to the waiata and then I can turn up whenever I
am available. I remember the tunes but the words are a little blurred. Look forward to catching up.
Corporate Account Manager(BISG)
Canon New Zealand LTD
Mobile: 027 2466854
* * * ROBERT MATO* * *
> Mah Cousin. My apologies for last night. I was there in wairua - My work hours could not allow for being there last night. Have printed out the songs and am practicing as we speak.Good to see the old Wai's. Sounded like the Bomb will make it next Wednesday 4 Sho. Naku noa
>Rob ( Rocco ) MATO
* * * TREVOR TAURIMA * * *
> Congrats to everyone! Great to know that the Spirit of Paora is ' alive ' in song and body. I note that one of the other activities on the list is Waka Ama. Well, I started
a Waka Ama Roopu here in Heretaunga at the beginning of the year and sited on the Clive River. The Roopu are hosting Waka Ama regatta within the HB Masters Sports over this coming Labour Weekend. There are 40 individual sports on the programme ( marbles not in - yet! ). So if any Old Boys are with Waka Ama Clubs and are interested in this awesome event then give me an email or buzz ( 06 ) 870 1224 or 0274 535 427 and
lets talk. Noho ora mai.
* * * * STEVE SALVATION * * *
>Sent: Tuesday, 12 August 2003 22:00
Subject: Steve Salvation from Melbouurne
>Kia Ora...I am an old boy of Paora. I live in Melbourne. Tom Hepi, up in Sydney, forwarded your Old Boys Song book and I've Downloaded it, now where can I get a CD with these waiata on it?