On 21 February, 28 February and 6 March a series of wānanga were held in Karitāne involving waka ama, games, planting, water safety and fun for rangatahi between the ages of 12 and 24. One of the highlights was the design, carving, staining and installation of 20 pou at the waka landing site at Orbell’s Crossing in Karitāne. The pou are truly stunning. Full story on Ta Whakaea Hou will be available in the rūnaka newsletter, due out in early April.

Twenty pou installed at the waka landing site at Orbell’s Crossing, Karitāne.

Twenty pou installed at the waka landing site at Orbell’s Crossing, Karitāne.