Pae Wānanga Te Atiawa
Hosted at Owae Marae, the second Pae Wānanga commenced on a sun-filled Saturday afternoon 19th October. This reo Māori immersion-based wānanga was an opportunity to assist cultural practitioners; reo advocates, writers, facilitators, artist and teachers to express their Te Atiawatanga in their field of choice. Content-focused this wānanga caters for Te Atiawa uri who are willing to champion their Te Atiawatanga in their whānau and community.
The kaupapa chosen for this wānanga was Te Ahi Kātoro ki Taranaki 1860-1880 – Land Conflict and Activity in Taranaki 1860-1880. This kaupapa was deliberately chosen knowing that next weekend Te Pūtake o Te Riri, the National NZ Wars and Conflicts Commemoration, will be hosted in North Taranaki at Owae Marae, Manukorihi in Waitara. This was another opportunity to share, learn and re-enforce our own histories full of conflict and resolution before the motu descend upon Taranaki. Facilitated by Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Iwi with the support of Te Atiawa uri; this wānanga offered our extended Te Atiawa uri to learn about our histories through published historical narratives and non-published works.
The content included scanning old newspaper writings, reading through handwritten letters of our tūpuna, and discussing recently collated whakataukī kōrero identifying significant dates, activities and personalities who took part in the tumultuous past that is Taranaki. The wānanga was a wonderful setting to share time with our kuia and young adults and their families. Mihi ana to the catering team who did a fantastic job in the weekend.
Kāti, tēnei te noho tau nei, te tuku atu i ngā kupu whakamiha ki a koutou e aro mai nei ki ō tātou kōrero, me whakatairanga kia tiketike nā runga i te ngākau iti.
Photos: Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa