The Mauri Ora (cultural) pillar is a critical kaupapa and focusses on our identity as Ngāti Rārua. History, whakapapa, waiata, tikanga and kawa specific to Ngāti Rārua will be explored, debated and celebrated as part of an ongoing series of wānanga and engagement with iwi members. Through our cultural strategy we hope our members will identify proudly as Ngāti Rārua because they will be strong in their Ngāti Rāruatanga. Please find below our mauri ora posts.
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.
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.”
Last week Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua officially welcomed Ngawaina Joy Shorrock to her new role as Pou Mauri Ora | Cultural manager, and Nicki Kitson as Pou Āwhina Tāhūhū at Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua. Nice to have them on board!
Excitement is building in Motueka as Te Āwhina Marae prepares to welcome the first whānau tenants of its new 20-home papakāinga.
The Environment court has ordered the highest national level of protection available for Te Waikoropupū in Mohua - a water conservation order.
There'as another opportunity to contribute to the kōrero on what wai means to Ngāti Rārua on Tuesday 15 August. We would love to see you there.
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.
Iwi monitors perform a vital role representing Ngāti Rārua when construction or development projects engage in earthworks. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua is wanting to extend capacity and capability for iwi monitor mahi across the rohe.
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!