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Karakia and pohutukawa planting to launch Te Arawa Wai Warriors

Karakia and pohutukawa planting to launch Te Arawa Wai Warriors

Local rangatahi will plant pohutukawa trees along the banks of Te Utuhina stream next week at the launch of the new Te Arawa Wai Warriors kaupapa. The ceremony is being held at Ohinemutu on Wednesday 31 January starting at 4.30pm and will be hosted by...
Finding support in the pursuit of Mātauranga

Finding support in the pursuit of Mātauranga

Find your kaupapa, find that which drives you and run with it! It was a proud day for Rawiri Biel’s whānau as they celebrated the completion of his Masters’ tohu. Passionate about his whakapapa, history and mātauranga related to his iwi, Tapuika,...
Inspiring whānau to believe in their dream

Inspiring whānau to believe in their dream

Ahakoa te nui o nga ngaru o te moana, ka pakaru e te ihu o te waka.  No matter how huge the waves of the ocean, they will be overcome and broken by the sharp prow of the waka. Being able to connect with whānau who may need extra support and understanding...
Kapa haka wahine leads smear test challenge #SmearYourMea

Kapa haka wahine leads smear test challenge #SmearYourMea

Te Arawa women are being encouraged to ‘Smear Your Mea’ to raise awareness and encourage wahine to have a smear test. The social media campaign on Facebook was initiated by seasoned kapa haka performer, Talei Morrison of Te Matarae i Ōrehu who was...
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains Tamateawhakapau which falls on the moon which rose 23 January. For more useful information check out Healthy Families’ Facebook page and visit their website.  Their plan is to have one explaining each of the 30 days.
Journey retraces ancestors’ footprints

Journey retraces ancestors’ footprints

Learning history, whakapapa and working with others are just some of the benefits rangatahi experience on the Te Arawa Journey. The outdoor pursuits and life skills journey open to all rangatahi aged 10 to 15, is run by Te Waiariki Purea Trust. Held over...
Ngāti Whakaue Whānau Day Maketu 4th February 2018

Ngāti Whakaue Whānau Day Maketu 4th February 2018

The theme of the day is Ngati Whakaue’s role as guardians and protectors of the waters and land in Maketu, organiser Tony Pecotic told the Daily Post. He went on to add that “the day had something for everyone including a wearable arts parade...
Te Arawa Games dates announced

Te Arawa Games dates announced

Fun, festivities and whānaungatanga – all synonymous with Te Arawa Games is set to return next year. Organisers, Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa have announced the games will be held on 5 March to 24 March. Last year saw Ngati Rangiwewehi host the event...
Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

A simple planting of kumara tipu (seedling) at the Te Puea Orchard turned into an amazing opportunity for intergenerational knowledge sharing and a heartwarming example of a collaborative effort between community and local organisations. On the 1st of...
Empowering leaders of tomorrow

Empowering leaders of tomorrow

With his unique background and skills, Paearahi Marcus Ridge says that developing empowered leaders of tomorrow is his biggest aspiration for the whānau he supports. The Collective Impact Paearahi is First Nations (Cherokee/Navajo​/Hopi) from the...