Ex- St Peters College student Siobhan Marshall (nee Gulliver) and her husband Joe, live in a small village up the Whanganui River called Rānana. Joe is born and bred Ngati Hau and he and Siobhan recently hosted the St Peter's Kapa Haka group up at their local Marae at Hiruhārama, (Jerusalem), a beautiful peaceful place nestled amongst the banks of the Whanganui river. Siobhan and Joe thought this a fitting occasion to gift a traditional Kahuhuruhuru (feathered cloak), woven by Joe's cousin Rehutai (also from Jerusalem) to the Kapa Haka Roopu (group). This most generous gift from the people of Te Ati Hau Nui-ā- Papārangi, made especially in the colours of our College, was such an honour for the group to receive and forever links the people of St Peter’s and Jerusalem together. Thanks so much to Siobhan and her whanau for their generosity and aroha.
Feast Day Mass was again a special occasion and even more so when the special gift of the Kauhuruhuru was presented during the ceremony. We also had the chance to farewell Tony Hanning who was the Director of the Dunedin Catholic Education Office. We wish Tony all the best for a great retirement and thank him for the many years of supporting St Peter’s College and our community.
Thank you to Father Vaughan Hook who celebrated the Mass alongside Father Vince Smith.