Te Mauri o te Ngahere Wānanga

April 4th-6th 2017
Raetihi Marae

Day 1 – Tuesday 4th April


1pm Powhiri, kai, settle in, safety brief
3:30 Mihimihi
5pm Setting the scene for the wananga and house rules
5:30 Tea
7pm Karakia

Brief for Day 2 and field trips


Kōrero from Kaumātua on Te Wao Nui a Tāne

with Turama Hawira, Keith Wood, Baldy Haitana, Murray Hutchins, Koro (Hokio) Ngataierua & others

Later Supper
Day 2 – Wednesday 5th April 


7:00 Breakfast


8:00 Setting the scene for the day
8:10-9:10 Maui Te Pou and Pa McGowan: viewing the ngahere through the eyes of a rongoā practioner
9:10-10:00 Jason Taiaroa – an overview of conservation mahi in the wider Whanganui area


10:00-10:30 Cuppa tea


10:30-11:30 Stella Kake (Bay Bush Action) and Dean Baigent-Mercer (forest activist):  Forest collapse in Te Tai Tokerau and how people are saving the ngahere
11:30-12:00 Ian Tarei Omataroa Kiwi Project – their story of building a successful kiwi project that protects their taonga
12:00-1pm Lunch




Day 2 – Wednesday 5th April continued


1pm On buses and travel to Ngāti Rangi Office in Ohakune
1:15pm Whakatau Powhiri from Ngāti Rangi
Field Trips
Pa McGowan –  rongoā and healing the whenua
Ian Flux – pest animal impacts on the ngahere



Ngāti Rangi kōrero on their kaitiaki mahi

Return to Raetihi


5:30 Kai at Raetihi Marae
7pm Karakia
Kōrero and reflection
9pm Supper


Day 3 – Thursday 6th April 


7am Breakfast
8am Open discussion
9am Poroporoaki
10am Everyone home

Raetihi Marae


Contacts: To organise transport from Whanganui and to confirm your attendance contact Caroline Heta 021 023 68359 carolineheta@gmail.com.

To organise transport from Taumaranui and for further information contact Jason Taiaroa 027 403 4508  jtnui@hotmail.co.nz.

What to bring: Bedding, field trip warm clothing and strong footwear, wet weather gear, drink bottle.





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