The Easter weekend Te Tohu o Tū wānanga will be held at Te Awhitu Estate, Pohau Road, just past Ngāti Moki marae in Taumutu.

Although this kaupapa has been going for 23 years, the organisation Te Tohu o Tū, will be celebrating their 10th birthday at this wānanga.

The wānanga will run from Thursday 5 April until Monday 9 April.

Over the weekend participants will be under the tutorage of Huata Martindale and Te Mairiki Willams.

At the wānanga participants will learn mau rākau (taiaha), haka, karakia and, as well as these traditional practices, they will learn about self-discipline, self-respect and personal wellbeing.

The kaupapa is 100 per cent alcohol, drug and smoke free.

This wānanga is also being used to commemorate and pay respect to our whānau and previous tutors/members who have since passed away. Kawe mate Sunday 8 April at 11am. And there will be a whānau day on Monday 9 April starting with a pōwhiri at 11am. All are welcome to watch and celebrate our attendees success.

For more information and a registration form please contact Huata Martindale on 027 826 5885 or look up Te Tohu o Tū on Facebook and leave a message.

Please register your interest as soon as people. It is first in first serve basis. The wānanga cost $80 dollars.

Registrations close on Friday 30 March. Please include the full payment. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Send registrations to:

Te Tohu o Tū

c/o Tina Kokiri, Po Box 33105

Barrington, Christchurch 8244.