He uri ēnei nō Aotearoa, nō Te Waipounamu, no Rēkohu, otirā nō Te Moananui-ā-Kiwa, puta rā anō ki te ao.
What's important to us is our people, our whaitua, and whakapapa. We align our mahi to these taonga and strive for mana motuhake in pursuit of thriving futures for all.
We've been growing our experiences in this mahi since 2018 as students of Kura Kaupapa Māori. Proud uri of wayfinding tūpuna, our rōpū of rangatahi Māori & rangitehi Moriori work to imagine positive pathways and create impact through community-centered kaupapa.
Check out our active projects below. For more information about our services and availability please contact email@example.com
Ko te mihi nui ki a Ranginui rāua ko Papatuānuku. Tū mai rā, tū mai ra, tū mai rā.
This is a show about connection across whenua, and is a response to the previous exhibition by Hoea! Gallery, Whakahoki/a which brought together works by Ngāti Kahungunu artists living away from home.
As regular visitors to the Museum we visited Whakahoki/a before Cyclone Gabrielle. Through social media we connected up with Mel who invited us to create a show, helping us to turn our ideas into our first collective exhibition - Tangata Whenua.
We started this kaupapa at Pūtahi Marae with our whānau creating whenua pigments and painting portraits of loved ones. He mihi mutunga kore ki te whānau aroha o Pūtahi Marae me te kuia Hinepehinga.
As Te Wairoa rangatahi, we wanted to use natural resources from around here; threading together taonga feathers, while making use of invasive plants like pampas. We're really keen to share the skills and stories we've learnt through wānanga and workshops so please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tangata Whenua is a show of the pukenga, taonga, and aroha of whānau, hapū, and hapori - community. We share these mahi toi with hopes that you'll do the same.
We've been blessed by the tautoko shown by Hoea! Whare Whakaatu Toi, the Wairoa Museum, Melanie Tangaere-Baldwin, Ayesha Green, Michelle Kerr, me Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa.
Kaitoi - Artists:
Rāhiri Mākuini Edwards-Hammond, HineAio Apatari, Narrell Botica, Amber Hammond, Te Moananui a Kiwa Ryan, Atareta Black, Aniwaniwa Raukura Black, TeRauhina Lewis, Leo, Amythest, Johnson, Mokoera, Rongo Ross, Ayesha Green, Melanie Tangaere-Baldwin, Miriama Hammond
Partnering with Te Wairoa Reorua 2040, Te Taiwhenua o Te Wairoa, and the Wairoa District Council, Project Rangatahi are honoured to kōkiri, He Puna Reorua; a project exploring publicly-available data and community reorua aspirations.
"Ko te kaupapa o He Puna, he kaupapa reorua kia whakamōhio i te waihangatanga o tētahi puna pāpori o ngā kohinga (raraunga) o Te Wairoa e noho mārakerake kē ana. Hei aha, kia tūhono anō tātau o Te Wairoa whānui ki ō tātau kōrero ake, raraunga ake, ara ake.
He Puna Reorua is a bilingual kaupapa (project, vision) working towards a reorua (bi- & multi-lingual) community puna (database, portal, collection) which will share publicly accessible local knowledge and info from the Te Wairoa district. The purpose of this mahi (work, project) is to connect us to our own local stories, data, and opportunities."
We've launched He Puna Reorua - tirohia!
Partnering with Te Wairoa Reorua 2040, Project Rangatahi presents Te Wairoa Reo Rangatahi!
Launched in October 2021, this project gave Te Wairoa rangatahi a chance to ideate and initiate a personal project to grow bilingualism in the Te Wairoa community. 30 rangatahi attended our 2-hour workshops where we explored what reoruatanga looks like in Te Wairoa and had a hand at prototyping possible projects.
Following the workshops, 7 participants went on to receive $500 of funding and supporting resource to progress their kaupapa over 3 months!
Te Wairoa Reo Rangatahi closed with our Virtual Premiere in March '22 where we shared videos and kōrero of the rangatahi and their pursuits with our hapori.
He ao te rangi ka uhia, mā te huruhuru te manu ka rere!
Rere mai e Kahu!
Hine Aio joins us in this kiriata to share her pakihi and love of kākāhu and ahurea Māori.
Mōhaka harara, taupunga, opunga.
Tēnei te mihi e Wiki, our tuakana through this kaupapa.
Here Wiki shares her project, My Foundations!
E te pia, e te mokopuna.
Nau mai e Tewai me ō tini whakaaro, ō tini pukenga.
Tewai presents her bilingual children's book which explores unique interpretation of kōrero tukuiho and atua Māori.
Tirohia te kiriata nei! A throwback to our kura days where we began creating hapori and ranagathi-focused content