Karamū Site Blessing

Posted on 16 January 2018

Sod Turning - Karamū Site Blessing

A small blessing and sod turning was undertaken on the Karamū, Riccarton Park site in November 2017.

The blessing, led by Lynne Te Aika of Ngāi Tūāhuriri, was attended by a handful of staff from Ngāi Tahu Property, Riccarton Racecourse Trustees, and The Rotary Riccarton Market.

Manakura is the first neighbourhood of the Karamū, Riccarton Park development where work commenced on site in December 2017.  Blakelys Construction is undertaking these site works.

Karakia Timatanga  
Whakataka te hau ki te uru
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga
Kia mākinakina ki uta
Kia mātaratara ki tai
E hī ake ana te atakura
He tio, he huka, he hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora

English Translation
Cease the winds from the west
Cease the winds from the south
Let the breeze blow over the land
Let the breeze blow over the ocean
Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air

A touch of frost, a promise of glorious day