Enoka Wehi wearing a black shirt, standing in front of a black and white Toi Tangata

Growing the Puna | Enoka Wehi

Enoka Wehi (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki , Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Whakatōhea me Ngāi Tūhoe)

I am from a small settlement known as Whāngārā, approximately 35km north of Gisborne on the beautiful East Coast. Whāngārā is my slice of paradise. I finished high school at Ngā Puna o Waiorea and am currently in the final stages of completing my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Auckland. Some of my interests include spending quality time with whānau, keeping fit and catching up with friends.

During this internship I focused on three different ways mātauranga Māori or Māori ways of being, have been integrated into physical activity. It was a great opportunity to have a look into the different ways we use our Māoritanga to be active, keep moving and be together.  The three areas I looked into were Kapa Haka, Waka Ama and F45. It was really interesting to not only compare the differences, but to also look at the commonalities across each area.

Learn more about Enoka’s internship kaupapa here.