3 weeks ago
Koianake Sharples is the grandson of Sir Pita Sharples, the founder of Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa.
While the institute was created to offer the ancient art of mau rākau back to Māoridom, Koianake is imparting that knowledge today with keen learners in schools and in the community.
Along with his whānau whānui from Heretaunga and Hoani Waititi Marae, Koianake learnt under the tutelage of his Papa Pita and father Paora.
Koianake kindly shared some of his knowledge at our recent Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau.
Tirohia, wānangahia, tohaina! ... See MoreSee Less
Kei whea mai koe!
Ka wani kē koe Koianake!
Tino rawe to mahi Nake rite ki tou Papa Pete me to dad Pai ki te rongo i to reo. Aroha ki to whanau darling ❤❤❤
Wow!!! Learning from a master! So tumeke for all you fullas
Koia Koianake Sharples 👏🏽
Mahi tika ana e koro Koianake rangatira o mahi
Miini e Koianake Sharples kua hiahia tonutia i te ao te kaupapa ma Toi tangata te raki kei kona TWTTOA e kokiri ana Mauri i te ora e te porou.
Awesome mahi!!! 🙌🏼
Mean breeva! less go
Andria Vagana is that you in this vid my cuz
Tane Huata 😍😍😍
Is this still available
te tino o nga tino koianake!! so awesome to see brother!!
Tu much nake
Toi Tangata added 16 new photos — in Napier, New Zealand.
3 weeks ago
As the traditional saying goes, "Ko te kai a te rangatira, he kōrerō - Discussion and dialogue is the food source of leaders."
There was definitely that and much more at our annual Hui ā Tau that was held in Napier a week ago.
With this year's theme centred around 'Pātaka Oranga - A Storehouse for well being,' we'd like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to the event that focuses on Māori approaches to physical activity, nutrition and public health.
"Nā tōu rourou, nā tāku raurau, ka ora ai te iwi - With our shared baskets of knowledge, the people will thrive."
Here's a look back at the final day of the event. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Whanau Whanui Tinana- Ora.🤼♀️🏋️♂️