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Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto

In just over a year, Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto have made an enormous impact on the kapa haka scene, and they were once again, a crowd favourite at this year’s Koroneihana Celebration of Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII. When the call was made last year for all of Rereahu Maniapoto whānau whānui [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:29:01+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto

Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui

As the fog settles on the dew of a dark and still August morning, whānau from across the iwi gather in anticipation of the day ahead. Friday was Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui - the official starting of the 11th Koroneihana for Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII.  And for many whānau, meeting at Te [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:29:01+00:00August 19th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui

Nanaia Mahuta’s Speech – Maniapoto AIP Signing

Nanaia Mahuta's - Lead Negotiator Te Huatahi: Agreement between Maniapoto and the crown. Mihi Today we mark the next step on our journey towards resolving the historical injustices of the past as we must, to build a bridge towards a future our tupuna had envisaged for the next generation. That has only been possible because [...]

By |2017-08-15T17:51:32+00:00August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nanaia Mahuta’s Speech – Maniapoto AIP Signing

Ngā Pua o te Kowhara sights set on Matatini 2019

After two years, Maniapoto has a new Kapa Haka rōpū who have their sights set on getting to Te Matatini 2019. A number of performing stalwarts have taken heed of a call to come home and to take “Ngā Pua o Te Kowhara” to both the local, regional and hopefully, the national stage of Kapa [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:29:01+00:00August 9th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Ngā Pua o te Kowhara sights set on Matatini 2019

Wharekura Kaiako speaks at World Indigenous Peoples Conference

Hohepa Hei, kaiako from Te Wharekura o Maniapoto has been selected to make a presentation at the Worlds Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education which is being held in Toronto, Canada this week. Hohepa (Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti, Te Aitanga-ā-Mahaki) will present his abstract submission on “Education and Guardianship in the 21st [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:29:01+00:00July 25th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Wharekura Kaiako speaks at World Indigenous Peoples Conference

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 |2018-09-04T13:29:01+00:00July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ngā Whakataetae mo ngā Manu Kōrero 2017

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 |2018-09-04T13:29:01+00:00July 15th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on An end for a new beginning.

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 |2018-09-04T13:29:02+00:00July 13th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Maniapoto make their mark in China

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 |2018-09-04T13:29:02+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Tamariki celebrate Matariki and Te Reo

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 |2018-09-04T13:29:02+00:00June 28th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Wharekura visit significant historical landmarks