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 provide students with a fresh, bright learning environment. As the school bell rung for the final time recently, former students and staff reminisced about the good old days with their current counterparts and

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 Tammy Kara, Erina Wehi-Barton, Ulysis Kara, Lynette Stafford and Mary Tapu, to be selected from 2500 applicants from around the world, and only 88 of those from Aotearoa, the team certainly took a

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 the year.  “Kia whakarauora tō tātou reo me ngā kōrero o Matariki.  Kia mōhio te hāpori whānui kei te ora tō tātou nei reo ngā taonga tuku iho a Ruruhi ma ā Koroheke ma.  Kia whakaohōho ā tātou Uri kia mau ki ngā taonga tuku iho o Maniapoto he ahai “Kia tu Kahika ki te Pae” The theme for this

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 (Ngāti Paretekawa), Rovina spoke of the importance of teaching the NZ Land Wars within the Education Curriculum and how she was proud to be apart of this particular haerenga. The tamariki also visited

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 Te Puea Marae Auckland Monday 24th July 2017 5pm - 8pm Takapuwaahia Marae Wellington Sunday 6th August 2017 HUI A IWI 9.30am onwards Te Kotahitanga Marae Otorohanga    

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 businesses, to support the awesome work that they love to do,  all within a few short years of leaving High School. The first is a company called ‘Hokioi Limited’, where they provide Drone