• TE RITO FOUNDATION Consultative Community Hui

    • Date: 17 November 2018
    • Time: 10am – 1:30pm

    Consultative Community Research Hui for Families of Oranga Tamariki: Addressing Domestic Violence for Safer Better Whanau

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Rito Foundation
  • National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018

    • Date: 03 July 2018 to 06 July 2018
    • Time: 9.00am – 8.00pm

    He Pouwhenua, He Puapua! This biennial event exemplifies excellence in Māori Performing Arts from the rangatahi of Aotearoa.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Manawatū Horowhenua Māori Teachers Incorporated
  • Te Tau Ihu Kapa Haka Regional Competition 2018

    • Date: 30 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 16 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Ngāti Koata Matariki Celebrations

    • Date: 15 June 2018 to 16 June 2018

    Come along to our pā harakeke clean up/harvest, morning urupā visit, afternoon swimming, and night market

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngāti Koata Trust
  • Nga Tangata Atawhai Indigenous Healing Summit

    • Date: 01 June 2018 to 03 June 2018
    • Time: 4pm – 5pm

    Healing and Education Summit

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Nga Tangata Atawhai O Aotearoa
  • Te Tairāwhiti Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

    This year Te Tairawhiti under the mantle of ‘Tamararo’ host the 65th annual kapa haka competitions at the Gisborne Houhoupiko Showgrounds from 26 - 27 May.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tairāwhiti Cultural Development Trust Inc
  • Waitaha Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 14 April 2018

    On April 14, kapa haka roopū from all around the Waitaha takiwā (Te Waipounamu) will perform at the Horncastle Arena, Ōtautahi.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Cultural Council
  • Tainui Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 14 April 2018

    On the 14th of April, kapa haka groups from all around the Tainui Rohe will gather at Claudelands Arena for the Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Regional Competition.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tainui Waka Cultural Trust
  • Te Tai Tokerau Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 24 March 2018

    The Taitokerau Regional Senior Kapa Haka Competition will be held on March 24 at Kensington Stadium.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Waitangi Cultural Society Committee
  • Rangitāne Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 10 March 2018

    The Rangitāne Regional Senior Kapa Haka Competition will be held on March 10 at the Regent Theatre in Palmerston North.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Rangitāne Māori Cultural Arts Society Inc. (RMCA)
  • Te Whenua Moemoeā Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 09 March 2018 to 10 March 2018

    Te Whenua Moemoeā Kapa Haka Regional Competition will be held on March 9-10 at the Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Australia.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Nga Kapa Taumata Teitei (Maori Performing Arts Australia) Inc
  • Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 02 March 2018 to 03 March 2018

    Download the PDF for the Kapa Haka Regional Competitions for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini - Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Aotea Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 24 February 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competition Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini
  • NGATI POROU INTER MARAE SPORTS FESTIVAL 2018 - PA WARS

    • Date: 03 January 2018

    This 1-day event is a time to celebrate family values and kinship in a fun atmosphere of friendly competition and healthy lifestyle.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
  • Whānau enjoying the Moving the Māori Nation Day

    Easing the pressure at Christmas

    • Date: 20 December 2017

    Having worked with Māori and Pacific communities in Christchurch for more than 21 years, He Waka Tapu knows that Christmas can be an extremely stressful time for whānau.

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  • The Mamas’ tivaevae revival group in Porirua, Wellington keeps culture alive and fosters a sense of belonging for themselves and others. Featured: Feiloaiga Maene, Ngaro Teuruaa and Teaue Robati (left to right). Photo by Adrian Heke.

    Stitching culture and community together

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Every Wednesday around 50 Pacific Island women gather in Porirua to revive and enjoy one of the Cook Islands’ most vibrant treasures, the creation of tivaevae (quilts). While Whānau Ora supports these women to practice their art form – the true investment is even richer.  

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  • Tā Mason Durie

    Groundbreaking research on Māori urbanisation

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    A leading Māori health specialist Sir Mason Durie is praising what he is calling groundbreaking research into the impacts of urbanisation on Māori.

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  • Manaia Cunningham is part of a project to restore māra kai on Banks Peninsula to their once famous status as bountiful kai baskets. The project is supported by Whānau Ora.

    Sowing dreams in the whenua

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    In the tiny bay of Koukourarata, māra kai are being restored to their once famous status as bountiful kai baskets. Find out how dreams are growing healthy and strong – one humble potato at a time, in the heart of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū (Banks Peninsula).

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  • Principal of Avonside Girls High School Sue Hume, Waitangi speech representative Monika Kern, Te Hinenga Te Hēmi, her parents Tracy and Hēmi Te Hēmi.

    “Her identity is more important to her than ever”

    • Date: 15 November 2017

    A proud father says a new programme to connect Christchurch rangatahi with their Māoritanga helped his teenage daughter regain strength after her brother died.

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  • Nanaia Mahuta. Image supplied by RNZ.

    Te Puni Kōkiri welcomes new Māori Development Minister

    • Date: 13 November 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri is geared to support a new suite of leaders and, for the first time ever, a wahine is steering the waka as its Minister for Māori Development.

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  • The Bros for Change programme in partnership with the Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, is helping rangatahi in Christchurch to become whānau and community leaders. Photo by Wiremu Grace.

    Bros for Change – Rangatahi becoming whānau and community leaders

    • Date: 07 November 2017

    The six week programme run by Jaye Pukepuke(Tūhoe, Ngāti Hine) and Ben Murray, utilises tikanga Māori to form the basis of their kaupapa targeting rangatahi who might have fallen off the waka or who just need some help.

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  • The Turner whānau have made their papakāinga housing aspirations a reality with the completion of an eight bedroom home. Photo by Wiremu Grace.

    Turner whānau papakāinga – A place to call home

    • Date: 07 November 2017

    It all started with a whānau plan through Whānau Ora.

    With the support of the Māori Housing Network led by Te Puni Kōkiri the Turner whānau now have a place to call home with the completion of an 8-bedroom papakāinga in Ngaruawāhia. In addition to building their home, they have established a whānau Trust and created a thriving mussel fritter business.

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  • NGA KUAHA TUMANAKO - GRIEF CONFERENCE

    • Date: 03 October 2017 to 04 October 2017

    A conference to be held at Turangawaewae Marae on 3rd & 4th October, 2017. Supporting whanau impacted by loss, grief and suicide

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: TAUPIRIPIRI CHARITABLE TRUST
  • Rotorua programme helps whānau buy homes

    • Date: 27 September 2017

    Inez White founded Indigenuity Limited, which is giving first homebuyers and whānau the help they need to own their own homes in Rotorua.

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