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Manawa Hou

Manawa Hou ki Wairewa

16 – 19 December

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

Manawa Hou is designed to give Ngāi Tahu Rangatahi an opportunity to explore their Ngāi Tahu identity and takiwa.

Manawa Hou ki Wairewa is a kaupapa that focuses on the histories of Wairewa, the home of Kāti Irakehu.

Manawa Hou ki Wairewa explores ancient stories of our tupuna, Ngāti Irakehu sites of significance, Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga and mahinga kai (to name a few), through place-based activities.
The programme serves to reconnect Ngāi Tahu Rangatahi with the values, places and practices of our tupuna. The learning will be situated outdoors in the natural environment, on our Marae and other places of cultural significance.

Each of the activities throughout the 4-day programme are designed to broaden the knowledge and interest in Ngāi Tahu history and identity. We will learn about Rākaihautū and his kō, Tūwhakarōria. We will follow through the migration of Makō to the area and the deeds of our tūpuna and hapū.

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 13-18 years of age (Y9-11 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 upcoming Manawa Hou is held in Te Pātaka o Rakaihautu (The Peninsula) at Wairewa Marae.

The on course costs for this hīkoi are entirely covered by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu with travel to and from Christchurch the particiants/whānau responsibility

How do I apply?

Please complete the application form via google docs on the link below.
Application Form

If you have any further questions regarding Manawa Hou, please contact Komene Cassidy (Lead Facilitator) via the details below.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 129 2213