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Teachers Raiha Johnson (Te Rarawa) and Wikitoria Burdon (Te Rarawa), of Waverley Park School in Invercargill, are fierce advocates for te reo me ona tikanga Māori. They were first introduced to He Pī Ka Rere in 2018 by Darrio and the team at Toi Tangata...

Ko Hikurangi te maungaKo Waiapu te awaKo Horouta te wakaKo Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata ngā iwiKo Ngāti Horowai te hapūKo Te Horo te marae Ko Patti Grogan ahau  Kia ora My name is Patricia Grogan but I am known by most as Patti. I was born and...

Ka haumanutia tātou e te Rēhia!Let us be swept away by the spirit of joy in play! We had the privilege of being invited to facilitate He Pī Ka Rere workshops at Te Reo o Te Rēhia | Māori Games and Pastimes kaupapa at Umupuia Marae...

In pre-European times, our ancestors lived their lives in tune with the environment, carefully watching the heavens and the changing seasons to help regulate their lives. In many parts of Aotearoa, the first new moon after the re-appearance in the early morning sky of the...

“Ko te rua o Puanga tēnā. Hēoti ake ngā kupu poroporoaki; Waiho mā te tōmairangi e whakamākūkū.”  “The double of Puanga. Let now those words of farewell suffice, where they may be enriched by the dew of the heavens.” Frost covered the ground at the lake's edge,...

Food and Identity Every early crop-growing culture had its own preferred carbohydrate-rich staple food crop upon which they depended – a food that was adapted to the climate of their homelands and had been carefully cultivated through the generations. You can identify a staple food’s importance...

https://www.facebook.com/renewsnz/videos/299701331796680 "Kia tū rangatira, hei raukura mō te iwi." It's fitting to use a passage from Te Aho Matua to introduce our new yet familiar Kaiwhakahaere Matua | Chief Executive, Darrio Penetito-Hemara. The Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Tamaterā and Ngāpuhi descendant is a proud product of Kōhanga Reo, Kura...

It has now been over a year since Toi Tangata held its annual key event, Hui ā Tau. It seems like only yesterday, Māori health stakeholders were treated to wānanga in Napier, biking to the nearby star campus, taiaha and AKA workshops on the marae...