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 all the posts about whakapapa.
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.
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.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua is encouraging the community to delve deeper into the traditions of Matariki as our newest public holiday draws closer.
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.
Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua invites the community to join them for a Whānau Day to Celebrate Matariki. 13 July 10am to 3pm, 64 Seymour Street, Blenheim
The Kia Pai Ki Mua series focuses on Ngāti Rārua history, tikanga and kawa pertaining to each of our marae. The wānanga will also feature karakia, waiata, and haerenga to wāhi tapu. Next up is Whakatū Marae on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July, so register now!
Tēnā rā tātou e te whānau o Ngāti Rārua E tangi tonu ana ki ō tātou mate huhua kua ngaro i ngā
Teachers, principals and educationalists from across the top of the South Island turned out in force on Friday for a groundbreaking education symposium hosted by the eight iwi of Te Tauihu.
We're observing Matariki kanohi te kanohi with our Umu Kohukohu event in Wairau and we’d love to share it with heaps of our whānau this Saturday 25 June.
We are always keen to increase our membership list so if you have some time these holidays, please complete a registration form