Titiro ki ngā tamariki katoa

This April we held the first wānanga of many. Our rangatahi ran this to find out what our tamariki and rangatahi would like to learn and do on the marae.

We spent most of our time down at the river, which was a hit with everyone, even in the darkness of night. We were lucky enough to have Sophie Allen from Working Waters Trust come and join us. She shared her wealth of knowledge about the river along with a few tips on catching tuna and inaka. When we returned in the morning our nets were full to the children’s delight. We spent the rest of our short time together learning waiata, watching a movie on the big projector, learning paki whitu, playing outdoors and bonding over a card game or two.

We tried to teach tikanga every opportunity we had, which of course included the tamariki getting their hands squeaky clean in the sink.

Our tamariki/rangatahi are busting to come back for another noho, they just about planned the next one before we left. Nā Samantha Sykes.

Sophie Allen from Working Waters with Taylah, Brooklyn and Diamond.

Sophie Allen from Working Waters with Taylah, Brooklyn and Diamond.