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New Date: 20th August 2018 - School registration

Haeata Community Campus, Shortland Street, Wainoni


Tēnā koe ki ngā āhuatanga o tēnei wā

On Monday 20th August 2018 Te Putahitanga 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.

Please register students to attend at the online link below.  We invite you to nominate up to ten secondary school age students to attend. We are willing to consider more but just keep in mind spaces are limited - contact Maire directly on 021 901 965 :

Mana-Wā Rangatahi is about rangatahi validation of the “essence of wellbeing” being expressions of mana through art, stories, performance of waiata, mau rakau, kapahaka.

Sharing in creative spaces helps build rapport and trust of one’s inner self and others. Sharing in the good times helps build resilience for when times are sad, hard or lonely.  For this occasion we create spaces and time for self and collective expressions of mana.

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

Workshops include a mix of creative and innovative spaces for rangatahi to express Mana guided by skilled facilitators and tutors of the following activities:

  • Waiata-a-ringa – Ana Fa’au

  • Mau Rākau – Te Whare Tū Taua and Health Promoter Aaron Hapuku

  • Taonga Puoro – Mahina Kaui

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

  • Basketball skills and games  - Kenny McFadden

  • Te Ha – mindfulness and meditation techniques

  • MC’s for the event are Jordan Tuhura and Trinity Thompson-Brown

  • Guest Speakers are Kenny McFadden and Trinity Thompson-Brown

  • UNICEF Anton Blank – Māori Childrens Wellbeing?

Mana-Wā Rangatahi is sponsored by Te Puni Kokiri as a way to 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 with the rangatahi youth population that require a focus, namely the issue of cyber bullying and the rangatahi takatāpui (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex or LGBTQI rainbow nation).

Workshop facilitators and volunteers are supported by Kaumātua and Whaea who have the appropriate clinical and cultural expertise to guide our efforts throughout the day.  

I would appreciate if you could register students to attend by clicking on the link below:

Emailing the form by email. For queries please contact event organizer by email 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 Schools


Please note: we ask each school to obtain the appropriate permissions or consent for students to attend this event.  We expect each student attending has the support of the school and family/guardians.

There are limited spaces available however if you have more than ten students wishing to attend, please email maire.kipa@teputahitanga.org or call 021 901 965

Staff are welcome to attend, please register online as a support crew member



School/orgnanisation *
Please indicate which school you are representing
Do you consent for your photo to be used by us for promotional purposes *
If you do not want to be photographed at all please advise Maire Kipa
Please type your full name *
Please type your full name
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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