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100 years since Maniapoto Māori Pioneer Battalion men returned home to Te Kūiti

100 years ago on the 8th April 1919, Ngāti Maniapoto gathered at Te Kūiti pā to welcome home its men who had served with the New Zealand Māori (Pioneer) Battalion during the First World War. The Māori Pioneer Battalion were the only battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force to return to New Zealand as [...]

By |2019-04-08T20:33:53+00:00April 8th, 2019|ETū Maniapoto App, Featured, Latest|Comments Off on 100 years since Maniapoto Māori Pioneer Battalion men returned home to Te Kūiti

Ōrākau 155th Commemoration remembers the last defence

“Ka whawhai tonu mātou mo ake ake ake” Each year, the Ōrākau Paewai site south-east of Kihikihi is set aside as momentum builds towards the commemoration of Te Pakanga o Ōrākau which was the last defence against the invasion of the British. This took place at the crossing of the Mangatawhiri awa in 1863 and [...]

By |2019-04-05T17:01:26+00:00April 5th, 2019|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Ōrākau 155th Commemoration remembers the last defence

More than 7000 engage in Maniapoto Māori Trust Board AGM

Tēnā anō tātou I raro iho i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. I roto I ngā rā pōuri kua mahue ake nei, inarā, te parekura taumaha ki runga o O-Tautahi. Tangihia rā ngā kākā haetara, ngā manu kāewa kua pania ki te kōkōwai o Hine-nui-i-te-pō, ki te huinga o te Kahurangi, ki te wahangūtanga o [...]

By |2019-04-02T17:03:00+00:00April 2nd, 2019|ETū Maniapoto App, Featured, Latest|Comments Off on More than 7000 engage in Maniapoto Māori Trust Board AGM

Young, up-and-coming Māori shearer hungry for action

“Ehara ko te tīhore hipi tā te hēpara pai, engari ko te kutikuti kē” Determined rangatahi Heath Barnsdall (Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Te Paemate, Ngāti Paretekawa) has overcome the road to recovery due to a shoulder injury from rugby, however, his time on the sideline has ended as he is hungry to do what he loves [...]

By |2019-03-29T15:24:08+00:00March 29th, 2019|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Young, up-and-coming Māori shearer hungry for action

Te Waihāpuapua Wānanga Reo 2019 ki Te Nehenehenui sets off in Ōtorohanga

“Whakahokia te reo mai i te mata o te pene, ki te mata o te arero” Te Rautaki Reo a Te Nehenehenui was developed by the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board in 2009 and officially launched and handed to Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto at Te Kawau Mārō Hui ā-iwi in 2016 with the purpose of [...]

By |2019-03-15T17:00:44+00:00March 15th, 2019|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Te Waihāpuapua Wānanga Reo 2019 ki Te Nehenehenui sets off in Ōtorohanga

Primary School kapa haka promotes Maniapoto anthems & reo

“E whakairo ana mai tō tīpuna” Anō te pai te āhua reka o te noho tahi a te tuakana me te taina i runga i te ngākau kotahi. The Maniapoto Primary Schools Māori Culture Festival took place two weeks ago at The Les Munro Centre. The purpose of this event was fostering ahurea Māori and [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:45:15+00:00December 14th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Primary School kapa haka promotes Maniapoto anthems & reo

Piopio College commemorate 25th Anniversary of Wharekura

“Whitiwhiti te manu nui I te ata. Pae muturangi I te ahiahi” Whakaara Kia Mataara, the wharekura that stands front and center of Piopio College has been commemorated this year on Tuesday, 27th of November. Marking its 25th Anniversary, we acknowledge its beginnings as it was opened by the late Honorable Koro Wētere and the [...]

By |2018-12-07T16:57:00+00:00December 7th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Piopio College commemorate 25th Anniversary of Wharekura

Te Kūiti soup delivery kitchen for kaumātua

Te Aroa Pou (Ngāti Te Kanawa, Ngāti Peehi, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Uekaha ), and the Pou Haereiti/Wright whānau have become a beacon of love for their kaumātua community in Te Kūiti. This year in July, the whānau were deeply saddened by the departure of many ruruhi and koroheke during the cold winters that continue to [...]

By |2018-09-28T18:43:17+00:00September 28th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Te Kūiti soup delivery kitchen for kaumātua

Tribal Festival continues to bring Te Nehenehenui together

Tribal Festival continues to bring Te Nehenehenui together “Haramai tiki kapakapa, haramai tiki ngāherehere ki te pae o Tāne whakapiripiri” Maximising the relationship between whānau, hapū and marae are at the forefront of Te Nehenehenui Tribal Festival. The participation within the iwi is not defined by the competition and kapa haka. Instead the cultural festival [...]

By |2018-09-16T17:19:36+00:00September 16th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Tribal Festival continues to bring Te Nehenehenui together

Waiwaia 2018

Ko ngā rau paenga o Waiwaia Waiwaia, the Maniapoto Secondary School Festival that has been entertaining the iwi for over 30 years has come and gone once more. Taking place annually at different venues, the festival was in high spirits as numerous secondary schools gathered to Ōtorohanga College to come together, perform kapa haka and [...]

By |2018-09-07T17:21:15+00:00September 7th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Waiwaia 2018