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Ngā Whakataetae mo ngā Manu Kōrero 2017

The freezing temperatures in Tokoroa was certainly a talking point recently when more than 21 secondary schools gathered to compete in the Tainui Waka Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional Competition 2017 last Friday. Ngāti Haua welcomed Te Ariki Tamaroa Whatumoana Paki, and the largest number of entries of speakers for the competition and their supporters into

By | July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An end for a new beginning.

More than 70 people gathered recently to say farewell to a historic classroom that is set to make way for a brand new complex. In November 2015, Te Wharekura o Maniapoto were given the green light to redevelop the school grounds which will see existing buildings replaced with a brand new two-storey building that will

By | July 15th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Maniapoto make their mark in China

Flying the Maniapoto Flag at The Great Wall of China was something five Rereahu-Maniapoto descendants, never expected to do. Since its inception in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons along one of mankind’s greatest monuments.  This sellout event attracts runners from over 60 nations.  For

By | July 13th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Tamariki celebrate Matariki and Te Reo

Since starting in 2001, early childhood centres, kohanga reo, primary and secondary schools, high schools, colleges, tertiary agencies and community groups gather to celebrate Te Reo Māori through activities and presentations. For the Tumuaki of Te Wharekura o Maniapoto and one of the organisers of Whikoi mo te reo, whaea Hirere Moana, it is one of the most important kaupapa of

By | July 3rd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Wharekura visit significant historical landmarks

Over 50 tamariki from Te Wharekura o Maniapoto recently undertook what is believed to be the very first educational curriculum haerenga to Rangiaowhia and Orakau. The wharekura has implemented this visit as part of their learnings of particular significant historical landmarks, of which the theme for this term is Kahotea. Accompanied by Kuia Rovina Maniapoto-Anderson

By | June 28th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Te Whare o te Nehenehenui Treaty Negotiations Workshops

The next round of Settlement workshops will be taking place over the coming month to inform iwi members and provide an overall update. Nau mai haere mai tātou katoa!   Workshops: Wednesday 12th July 2017 Rangatahi Workshop 1pm - 3pm Lecture Theatre S.1.01 The University of Waikato Hamilton Sunday 23rd July 2017 5pm - 8pm

By | June 26th, 2017|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Best Friends – Making dreams a reality

For best friends Trazdyn Willison (Ngati Kinohaku, Ngati Peehi, Ngati Te Kanawa) and Nanaia Elkington (Ngati Porou, Ngati Koata), their dream of “putting their hands in as many jars as possible”, is becoming a reality. These young and inspiring entrepreneurs have embarked on an ambitious task of setting up, not one, but a number of

By | June 9th, 2017|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

He Puanga Haeata – Parihaka-Crown Reconciliation Ceremony

Parihaka and the Attorney General invite you to attend He Puanga Haeata - Parihaka Crown Reconciliation Ceremony. Te Ra: Friday 9th June Te Wa: 9am Powhiri Kei: Parihaka, Mid Parihaka Road, Pungarehu, Taranaki The ceremony programme can be found here

By | June 7th, 2017|ETū Maniapoto App, Featured, Latest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Te Whare o te Nehenehenui Treaty Workshop – Presentation


By | June 1st, 2017|Treaty Claims Mandate|0 Comments

Our Kawenata To Guide The Way

Maniapoto kaumātua and other iwi members gathered together earlier in the year at Napinapi marae to reflect on the relevance today of a tribal Kawenata (Covenant) written over 100 years ago. In 1903, the aged chief Te Rangituataka Takerei called together a great gathering of Ngāti Maniapoto to contemplate their future as an iwi. They

By | May 31st, 2017|Featured, Latest|0 Comments