Kāika Reo ki Te Tihi o Maru are a rōpū of whānau who are committed to revitalising the intergenerational reo of our tūpuna for our tamariki and mokopuna. We meet each Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm, taking turns to host the whānau rōpū in our homes.

On the weekend of 2-3 November, our rōpū visited Waihao Marae. This was a special noho for many of our whānau, who have ancestral connections to Waihao. Two of our tāua, Libya Foote and Rosina Hix shared many memories of their earlier years.

We had a superb welcome from Wendy Heath and Ūpoko Rūnaka, Te Wera King. They made us feel so welcome and shared their stories of the history of the marae and their whānau. [Read more…]