Ngā Pou Tuata o Kirikiriroa Wānanga

Date Wednesday 21 September 2022
Time 9am - 5pm
Where Settlement Centre, 46G Boundary Road, Claudelands, Hamilton 3214
Contact Rachel Nepia
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Ngā Pou Tuata ō Kirikiriroa is a series of four wānanga designed to connect you more strongly to your whenua. The wāananga will be held across a calendar year in spring, summer, autumn and winter and will focus on applying maramataka (Māori lunar calendar) and mātauranga (traditional knowledge) to restoring nature in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton.

At this, the first of four wānanga, you’ll learn about the history of Te Papanui (Claudelands Bush) and its significance to Ngāti Wairere. You’ll develop your carving skills by working with others to make a waka kereru (a traditional bird trap). You’ll explore why some rākau (trees) become rangatira (leaders) in the forest, and learn skills in plant ID.

By learning more about the whenua, you’ll learn new things about yourself.

We welcome Māori and Pakehā. We’d like to especially welcome rangatahi (young people) from Ngāti Wairere hapū.

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