Manawa Hou

Manawa Hou ki Koukourārata
Ngāti Huikai

July 9th-12th 2018

E te whānau whānui o Ngāi Tahu huri noa i te motu, tēnā koutou.

We’re excited to bring you news of our upcoming hīkoi for Manawa Hou – a kaupapa designed to give rangatahi Ngāi Tahu an opportunity to explore their Ngāi Tahu identity and takiwā, all while meeting cool people and having fun!

In July we’re heading to Koukourārata, the home of Ngāti Huikai. While there we will learn about our tīpuna, Huikai – who he was, where he came from and what he stood for.

Our hīkoi also falls during the rising of Matariki for the Māori new year. We will be exploring what this means, and we’ll have an expert in astronomy with us to share her knowledge.

If you are keen to attend the hīkoi, then please check out the information below and make sure we have your application by 5pm on the 5th of June.
(Spaces are limited so late applications may not be considered).

Mā wai? Who is this for?

We’re looking for rangatahi who:

  • Are a registered member of Ngāi Tahu (we can help if you’re not yet registered)
  • Are 15-18 years of age (Y11-13 at school)
  • Have a passion for learning about their Ngāi Tahutanga
  • Are willing to give everything a go
  • Can get themselves to Christchurch and then back home

Ki hea? Mā hea? Where is it and how do I get there?

The hīkoi will be at Tūtehuarewa Marae ki Koukourārata, 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch.
There will be vans available to transport rangatahi to and from Christchurch. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.
The on-course costs for this hīkoi are entirely covered by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, travel to and from Christchurch will be participants/whānau responsibility.

Me aha ināianei? What’s next?

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, cool!!!

Fill in an online application and consent form

Applications must be completed by 5pm on the 5th of June. If you need to fill in a hard copy of the form then please contact us directly – email and phone details are below.

Once all applications are received we’ll be in touch on June 8th to let you know if you have a place on the hīkoi and to share things like a gear list and what you might need to do in preparation.

If you would like to nominate a rangatahi to attend Manawa Hou, then please forward them the link to apply directly to them.
P: 0800 KAI TAHU | 021 734 831