Tū Tangata doing the Mahi
Last term, Tū Tangata visited Te Taua Moana Marae. Our Wānanga consisted of a day of learning about the marae and also included aspects of how the marae worked. We had a guest speaker, James Ormsby (Artist of artwork inside Hine Moana), who taught us about the carvings inside the marae and the meanings behind all the designs included.
Our day also consisted of helping in the kitchen, getting to know the new year 9’s, by an interactive game of Kī-o-Rahi, practicing our waiata, learning the first part of a new haka, and karakia, collection and weaving of harakeke. We concluded the day by performing our own pōwhiri to family and friends, then serving them kai and entertaining them with our performance bracket.
Overall, the wānanga was a great success and the students and staff of Tū Tangata would like to thank everyone that supported us and helped make this day happen.