Karanga wānanga

Te Rito o Te Reo – Te Kākano – The Seed
A beginner’s course in karanga is being offered free to all women who wish to learn about the sacred art form. This course is being delivered by Liz Kereru (Ngāi Tūāhuriri) who has many years’ experience in teaching and delivery of karanga. No te reo or previous experience required, just a keen enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn. Come and learn in a safe environment where a wide range of kaupapa will be covered. Holistic methods of teaching will bring about individual empowerment and personal gratification for each wahine. Areas of study include: Māori World View – Te Ao Mārama, tikanga practices of the marae, pōwhiri protocols, te reo Māori, tikanga of karanga, karakia, waiata, pūrākau, mana wahine concepts to build your confidence and competency in karanga. This will be noho-based delivery four times during the year. Each noho will start at 4pm Friday night and finish 2pm Sunday afternoons. All noho will be held at Arahura Marae (yet to be confirmed). Accommodation, all meals, resources and teaching all included. Future dates are as follows: April 7-9, May 19-21, July 28-30, October 6-8. To register for this course please email: [email protected].

Rūnanga business

Next rūnanga hui will Sunday 9 April, 11am at Arahura Marae.

We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka, so please tell us your stories by sending any news and photos to [email protected] phone 03 755 6451 or visit the tari anytime. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.