We need to know ourselves better - our whakapapa, our history, where we live, what we can contribute, what we need and our aspirations for ourselves and us as a collective. Please find below some posts that help us make better connections with each other.
As the kapa haka community in Whakatū Nelson prepares to welcome thousands of students to the country’s biggest primary school kapa haka competition, hundreds gathered in the central city last week to support the launch of a special exhibition dedicated to the performing art.
Tonoa mai tēnei karahipi mā te Māori! Marlborough Lines Tertiary Scholarship for Māori applications are open to school leavers and adult learners. Closing date is 31 October.
This summary of the wānanga first held in 2022 is being made available digitally for your benefit as whānau, to give you a record of the kōrero. This kōrero essentially tells the story of Ngāti Rārua from the time ofngā hekenga through to the present day.
Lots of our registered whānau have already signed up to Te Uru Ahupūtea wānanga – and there’s more courses starting very soon.
There's a double wānanga at Te Āwhina Marae at the end of September. Mike Matchitt will run a wānanga whakairo - mahi toki (working with an adze) and Shelley Davies will run a writing workshop unlike any other - check out the details and the videos.
“There’s one in particular that really stands out for me, and that is Victory School in Nelson and the work that the iwi have done down there to lead that programme, and the difference that it has made to young people’s attendance and engagement in that particular school.”
It was lovely to connect with Arran (Chief Executive) and Hera (Principal Advisor) from Aroturuki Tamariki, the Independent Children’s Monitor, in Te Whare Mānuka recently.
A wonderful celebration of Matariki filled the offices of Te Hauora o Ngati Rārua in Blenheim with people, fun and laughter on July 13. Approximately 150 people visited and enjoyed manaakitanga, kai and plenty of festivities. Congratulations to everyone involved for a wonderful event.
Thanks to everyone who attended Te Umu Kohukohu Whetū ki Wairau yesterday morning. As Matariki rose, our kaikarakia and kaikaranga helped us restore mauri to the land, remember those who have passed, and look forward to the year ahead. Matariki kāinga hokia!
Another successful Kia Pai Ki Mua wānanga was held at Whakatū marae at the beginning of July. We were fortunate to have Aunty Mel McGregor share some of the history of the marae which began after World War II.
This page contains important event information for whānau attending Te Umu Kohukohu Whetū on Monday 10 July.
This year we’ll host our second Te Umu Kohukohu Whetū ki Wairau at 44 Rārangi Road on Monday 10 July. It will be a more intimate event than last year. Two online wānanga will take place before the event.