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  • Lizzie Strickett is a current student at Takiura, taking a year to delve into full immersion Te Reo Māori learning. As a busy māmā of two, a loving wife and advocate for hauora Māori and hauora whānau, Lizzie took the time to invest in her......


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1 week ago

Toi Tangata

Mānawa mai ea te putanga o Matariki
Mānawa mai ea te putanga o te ariki
Mānawa mai ea Te Mātahi o Te Tau
Mānawatia a Matariki, e!

We were blessed to take part in te umu kohukohu whetū ki Ōkūrei, a beautiful ceremony to usher in te tau hou Māori.

Officiated by Mataia Keepa and Ranginui Rikirangi-Thomas, the umu kohukohu whetū ceremony is composed of three components; the viewing of the stars, remembering those who have passed, and the presentation of hautapu (food offerings) to Matariki, interwoven with karakia and karanga.

It was such a memorable and wairua filled morning and we are so grateful for the opportunity to attend the kaupapa with our wider Toi whanau - tamariki and all.

A massive mihi to Whakaue Marae for hosting and feeding us and Mataia Keepa and Ranginui Rikirangi-Thomas for officiating the ceremony. Nō mātou te whiwhi.

The kaupapa was made possible thanks to the support of Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board, Te Arawa Lakes Trust, iKōrero Ltd, and Hīkina Ltd.
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2 weeks ago

Toi Tangata

The rise of the Matariki star cluster to herald the Māori new year is just around the corner with the appearance taking place in the Tangaroa moon phases of the very first moon of this Maramataka year.

As we look to celebrate the inaugural Matariki annual holiday, here is a glimpse into the Umu Kohukohu Whetū ceremony held on Mokoia Island last Matariki as we prepare to hold this year's event at Ōkūrei, Maketū.

Kua taka kē ko Whiro, ā, e takatū ana kia mahuta ake ko ngā pō Tangaroa e kitea ai ko Matariki ki te pae. Tērā koia ko Matariki te mātahi o te tau hōu Māori.

Tirohia, rangahaua - Toi Tū, Toi Tangata e!
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