Taiohi Moana Free-diving Course

For the 3rd year in a row Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa are offering a free-dive course for Ngāti Awa Rangatahi. 

You will not be disappointed.  Everyone that has completed this 10 day course told us that it more than exceeded their expectations. 

Several of the young people who completed this course have gone on to study Marine Biology and/or are currently doing marine monitoring for their iwi.

Registrations open on 18 October 2021 close on the 19 November 2021.  Limited spaces available.

Matariki Karakia

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Nā Aorewa Creative i waihanga te pakipumeka (Videography and production by Aorewa Creative)

Karanga & Whaikōrero Wānanga Tuarua

Karanga & Whaikōrero Wānanga Tuarua

Learners and newcomers welcome!


Rā: Rāhoroi, 28 Ākuhata 2021
Wā: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wāhi: Rangihouhiri Marae, 30b Thornton Road, Whakatāne

Our kaiako are highly knowledgeable and are willing to share their tips and more importantly provide a safe and friendly environment to practice your learnings. Register your details in the form provided below to learn more about this kaupapa.

Whakatūpato/Cautionary advice: Email us asap as a courtesy to the caterers and the organizers if something comes up and you cannot make it please. Those people who take the time to register will have priority over walk-ins to receive any resources that the pouaka may want to share.


Registrations close Rātapu, 19 Ākuhata 2021

Rēhitia ki kōnei: https://forms.gle/d6NUAXUgR7JiTHzW6


Karanga and Whaikōrero Wānanga

Karanga and Whaikōrero Wānanga


When: 22 May 8.30AM – 4.30PM
Where: Iramoko Marae, Matata (Ngāti Awa ki te Awa o te Atua)


Too few of our people are versed in the art of karanga and whaikōrero. E te whānau, send someone along to start the journey and learn the teachings. The kaiako are highly knowledgeable and are willing to share their tips and more importantly provide a safe and friendly environment to practice your learnings. Register your details in the form provided below to learn more about this kaupapa.

Rēhitia ki kōnei: https://forms.gle/Hz6Foc3E36FAxAms6

Te Kūpenga o Taramainuku photographic exhibition by Ngāti Awa artist Simone Magner 26/09/20 at 3.00 pm

Te Kupenga o Taramainuku is a photographic exhibition by Ngāti Awa artist Simone Magner.  Te Kupenga o Taramainuku pā in Te Teko was once the hub of Rangitaiki.  In September 1865 Rangitaiki was invaded by Government Forces and their allies where a siege took place only weeks later.  Simone is an uri of Hetaraka Te Tawhero who was a witness to events that led to siege.

Event Name: Te Kūpenga o Taramainuku photographic exhibition by Ngāti Awa artist Simone Magner
Date: 26/09/20
Time: 3.00 pm
Location: Whakatāne Community Board Gallery, Te Kōputu a te Whanga a Toi (Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre)

Ngā Puaroa Horonuku – Ngāti Awa Wāhi Tapu EP 1.3

Ko ngā kōrero e pā ana ki a Ōpihi Whānaungakore me ngā toka tapu ki te wahapū o Whakatāne.

This clip pertains to Ōpihi where only the dead live and the some of the sacred rocks at the Whakatāne River entrance. This clip pertains to sky father and earth mother down to Tiwakawaka who according to tradition was the first Māori that landed at Aotearoa.

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