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MANA WĀ Rangatahi Symposium

New Date: 20th August 2018 - support crew Registration

Haeata Community Campus, Shortland Street, Wainoni


Tēnā koe ki ngā āhuatanga o tēnei wā

On Monday 20th August 2018 Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Te Rau Matatini are sponsoring a wellbeing day for Māori secondary school students under the guiding kaupapa of “Mana-Wā Rangatahi”.  We have selected schools from the east side cluster to participate and welcome your support.

Mana-Wā Rangatahi is about rangatahi validation of the “essence of wellbeing” being expressions of mana. Sharing in creative spaces helps build rapport and trust of one’s inner self and others. For this epic occasion we create spaces and time for self and collective expressions of mana as rangatahi Maori.  

This letter is a formal invitation to register your support, skills and knowledge:

Students arrive 9-9.15am Monday 20th August 2018 at Haeata Community Campus Shortland Street, Wainoni. Morning tea and lunch is provided.  The event closes at 2.45pm.

Workshop ideas include a mix of creative and innovative spaces for rangatahi to express mana in traditional and contemporary forms, such as:

  • Kāpā hāka, waiata-a-ringa, Mau Rākau

  • Taonga Puoro demonstrations

  • Augmented Reality Storytelling - Teaching rangatahi how to engage and create content with AR using visual aids, phones, devices and spaces.

  • Trialling new workshops that specialise in rangatahi engagement and facilitating future pathway planning for rangatahi by teaching good lifestyle habits.

  • Te Ha – meditation and mindfulness techniques, yoga warriors

  • Basketball skills and games to connect togetherness

  • Personal stylists – hair, face, hands and feet to be confirmed

  • Guest Speakers – Kenny McFadden and Vanilla Tillman – to be confirmed

Mana-Wā Rangatahi is sponsored by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Te Rau Matatini to help raise awareness of suicide prevention.  Rates of suicide are disproportionately higher for Māori than for any other ethnic group in New Zealand. Literature identifies two areas within the rangatahi population that require a particular focus, are cyber bullying and the rangatahi takatāpui (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex or LGBTQI rainbow natives).

Workshop facilitators and volunteers will be supported by kaumātua and whaea who have the appropriate clinical and cultural expertise to guide and support rangatahi through the day.  

I would appreciate if you could register your attendance by clicking on the link below or

Emailing the form by email to maire.kipa@teputahitanga.org or mobile 021 901 965.

Ngā mihi – Maire Kipa

We are  honoured and blessed to have you support this most epic occasion. The kaupapa of the day is time in space to express mana - Mana Wā.  Please fill in our registration form by 5pm Sunday 17th August 2018.


Registration form for support crew

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This registration confirms your attendance and agreement to support the tikanga and health and safety policies and procedures for this event.

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