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Building a community of practice

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Healthy Families Rotorua will hold a Maramataka wananga in Rotorua in May to bring together practitioners and champions of Maramataka. There will also be a follow up wananga at a later date.

The aim of the wananga is to increase the application and practice of Maramataka across a range of settings and environments. The wananga intends to  create a cluster of Maramataka champions with knowledge of applying Maramataka in a contemporary relating to our local context.

Presenters at the wananga will be experts on Maramataka such as Rereata Makiha, Heeni and Reuben Taipari and Maui Te Pou. Speakers in the afternoon will include those from Te Arawa who are also practising Maramataka in their everyday lives and applying it in settings such as Kohanga Reo.

A point of difference is that following the end of both wananga, the participants will be expected to be able to teach others to apply Maramataka to those in the Rotorua community. The wananga has a limited number of spaces for attendees, which will be invite only.

If you would like more information, please contact Jade Kameta on [email protected]

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