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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

Te Nehenehenui Festival reaches 5-year celebration

Te Nehenehenui Tribal Festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this Saturday where various Maniapoto hapū and rōpū will be performing traditional whakaaraara, mōteatea, haka pōwhiri and newly composed contemporary waiata. The iwi festival, which is held annually, challenges the uri whakatupu of Te Nehenehenui to engage and return to their home within Te Rohe [...]

By |2018-09-06T15:56:31+00:00September 6th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Te Nehenehenui Festival reaches 5-year celebration

Youth Olympics on the horizon for Rugby Taiohi

Arorangi Sariah Wiripene Totorewa Tauranga, or Aro, (Ngāti Rora, Ngāti Huiao), 18, has performed magnificently in previous tournaments like the Oceania Youth Olympic Games Qualifier which has resulted in her selection to represent Aotearoa for the Under 18s Sevens tournament at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October of this year. It is [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:30:09+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Youth Olympics on the horizon for Rugby Taiohi

Rangatahi Māori advocate for change at the United Nations

“Tukua kia tū takitahi ngā whetū o te rangi, ngā whetū o Matariki, o te tau hōu Māori” As Matariki rose, Rangipare Belshaw-Ngaropo (Ngāti Apakura), 24, along with Tamoko Ormsby (Ngāti Rora), 25, flew with a kāhui delegation of 5 other rangatahi to attend yet another forum of the United Nations. He Kuaka Mārangaranga has [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:57+00:00August 10th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Rangatahi Māori advocate for change at the United Nations

Tamariki & whānau celebrate Matariki and Te Reo Māori

An echo of Te Reo Māori through waiata and wairua filled the streets last Friday as tamariki & kōhungahunga showed their confidence in a collective hāpori march. Matariki has set and until it rises, we are in the period known as Mātahi Kari Pīwai (the twelfth month, the gleaning month). By its setting, celebrations have [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00July 4th, 2018|Events, Featured|Comments Off on Tamariki & whānau celebrate Matariki and Te Reo Māori

Nursing student focusing on supporting Māori whānau

Rihipeti Te Atatu Magner (Ngāti Uekaha),  currently in her 2nd year of Nursing within the Tīhei Mauri Ora Stream at Wintec, is focusing her efforts on developing a fulfilling career as a Māori nurse. Te Atatu strives to have the capability to bring all the pieces together and support whānau to navigate and achieve their [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00June 29th, 2018|Featured, Latest|Comments Off on Nursing student focusing on supporting Māori whānau

Hon. Dr Koro Tainui Wētere CBE 1935-2018

E tangi ana te iwi o Maniapoto ki a koe e koro. Takahia te ara kūiti o Hine-nui-i-te-pō, te ara tika ki tua o te tirohanga tangata. Haere, haere, whakangaro atu rā. Maniapoto mourns the passing of one of our own, Hon. Dr Koro Wētere.  Instrumental in progressing and institutionalising initiatives and knowledge that will [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00June 26th, 2018|ETū Maniapoto App, Latest|Comments Off on Hon. Dr Koro Tainui Wētere CBE 1935-2018