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Hikurangi Dawn Ceremony 2017

  • Date: 01 January 2017
  • Date: 4am – 9am
  • Location: Hikurangi Maunga/ Pakihiroa Station, Tapuaeroa Rd, RUATORIA

This celebration provides the opportunity for Ngati Porou and manuhiri to welcome in the new year and the first rays of Tama-Nui-Te -Ra aloft our sacred mountain - Hikurangi.

Description

For first-timers or returning attendees, this uniquely cultural and spiritual experience begins with a 4am start assembling at the base of Pakihiroa Station. Four-wheel drive vehicles are a necessity to make the 45 minute (or 10.5 km) journey up Maunga Hikurangi where participants gather at Te Takapau a Maui Tikitiki a Taranga.

It is here among these nine spectacularly carved whakairo, created for the Year 2000 Millenium celebrations, where a karanga will welcome in 2017, followed by a karakia, haka and waiata. At the conclusion of the ceremony korero will be provided about the whakairo who represent Maui and his whanau, before everyone descends back down the maunga to the Pakihiroa Woolshed for a BBQ breakfast.

This event is organised by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou.

Venue

Hikurangi Maunga/ Pakihiroa Station

Tapuaeroa Rd
RUATORIA

Contacts

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Disclaimer: Whilst best endeavours have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information it was submitted to Te Puni Kōkiri by the event organiser and they are responsible for its accuracy.

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