Kia ora koutou, there is currently a kaiako position available here in Hokitika. If you or any other whānau are interested, please let them know or apply through the details supplied.

Ngā Kaikao o Māwhera Wānanga

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae hosted a collective rōpū of kaiako/teachers from the Māwhera area schools at the Arahura Marae on Friday 27 January. The kaiako were given a presentation by our Kaitoko Mātauranga, Shanita Mason with the support of our whānau. The presentation was a small part of an introduction to Ngāti Waewae. This will be the start of what we hope to be long lasting relationships between kura and hapū on
Te Tai o Poutini. [Read more…]

On 13 March, Poutini Ngāi Tahu, Makaawhio me Ngāti Waewae, along with Arahura Kōhanga and Hokitika Primary, had the honour of welcoming Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries to Arahura.

A large part of the wonderful story of The Luminaries is based at Arahura, with a character named Te Rau Tauwhare and a story that acknowledges Poutini Ngāi Tahu as tangata whenua. [Read more…]