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Te Tira Pātaka

Kai te haere 2020

Haerenga has been postponed, due to COVID-19
E te whānau whānui o Ngāi Tahu huri noa i te motu, tēnā koutou.
An exciting new opporturtunity called Te Tira Pātaka is now available for Ngāi Tahu rangatahi. The programme has been designed to give rangatahi an opportunity to explore their Ngāi Tahu identity and takiwā.

Te Tira Pātaka is a programme centered on Te Pātaka o Rakaihautū (Banks Peninsula) and offers our Ngāi Tahu rangatahi opportunities to engage and connect with their marae and hapū on the peninsula.

Te Tira Pātaka is an experience-lead cultural leadership and development programme. It links together the four papatipu marae over 6 days, using various activities to navigate from one marae to the other.

The programme exposes participants to both the traditional and contemporary values of Ngāi Tahu communities, along with an appreciation of the natural and cultural landscape that provides for the wellbeing of the people.

Mā wai? – Who is this for?

We are looking for rangatahi who:

  • Are registered members of Ngāi Tahu (applicants must be registered with Ngāi Tahu whakapapa, please contact us if you are unsure).
  • Have connections to Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Marae
  • Are 14 – 17 years of age
  • Have a passion for learning about our natural landscape by living and breathing the outdoors.
  • Can organise transport to and from Christchurch (beginning and end of course)
  • Participants must be available for a 1 day hikoi based in Christchurch on the 29th March from 8am – 3pm.

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

  • The rōpū will leave from Te Whare o Te Wai Pounamu, 15 Show Place, Addington, Christchurch on Tuesday 14 April at 10am. We will be travelling by van to Akaroa Harbour.
  • Whānau are welcome to be a part of the pōwhiri and presentation at the end of the course. This will be held on Sunday 19 April at Rāpaki at starting at 1pm.
  • Participants can either be picked up from Rāpaki at 3pm or Te Whare o Te Wai Pounamu at 3.30pm on Sunday 19th April.

Course costs for this hīkoi are covered by the Ngāi Tahu Fund – Ka Ararau ki Aoraki with travel to and from Christchurch the responsibility of participants/whānau.