Te Mana Kuratahi 2023 ki Whakatū, kua ea, Hi! Ngā mihi whakahara ki o tātou tamariki katoa e tae atu ki te taumata i ngā mahi a Tāne Rore, a Hine-Rēhia. Ko te iwi Māori te wikitoria o te wiki nei ki te hāpai ngā whānau katoa.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu were proud to not only support the momentous Te Mana Kuratahi kapa haka nationals last week in Whakatū but be immersed in four truly inspiring days with tamariki brimming with passion and eagerness to showcase their cultural pride, honour their whakapapa and celebrate their talents on the national stage. Six kura from Te Waipounamu competed; Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi opened the competition followed by Pitau Whakarei, from Nelson Intermediate, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Kura Whakapūmau i te Reo Tūturu ki Waitaha, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi, Ngā Mātātupu, from Parklands School, and Te Pā o Rakaihautū.
Te Kapa Puāwai of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae took the overall honours, for the fourth time!
A huge mihi to hosts Te Tauihu o te Waka-a-Māui Māori Cultural Council and ngā iwi o Te Tauihu for an absolutely amazing event. A big thank you also to Te Matatini and Erica Sinclair Photography for these stunning photos!
Bring on the secondary school nationals next year, also in Whakatū!
Now is the time to enrol if you think a qualification in Whānau Ora sounds like a great idea and focus for 2024. Manaaki Ora are holding courses in Rotorua and Ōtautahi. Contact them on email@example.com for further information.