Culture / Ahurea
Tuia te Tāngata Whānau Day and AGM
As this pānui is being sent out we are getting ready to host our annual Tuia te Tāngata Whānau Day and AGM. An important part of our manaakitanga is the harvesting of tuna from Lake Rotoroa. This year we had a group of all ages participating in the harvest, and the aim was to pass down the mātauranga associated to tuna harvesting and cooking to the next generation so that it becomes a normal tikanga and occurrence for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. This kaupapa was led by Sonny McClaren and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Sonny said he was blessed to have the rangatahi and other pakeke participate and felt good that this cultural practice for our Iwi will continue into the future.
The tuna is considered an expression of our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga and enjoyed by all at the hākari.
Whakawhanaungatanga Day and Cultural Strategy Hui
There are some combined whakawhanaungatanga days and cultural strategy hui coming up in October and November.
The whakawhanaungatanga days are an informal taste-tester type of mini wānanga, where whānau can meet each other and learn a little more about their Iwi.
The cultural strategy hui are focused on getting feedback on the mahi we have been doing in the cultural space over the past few years, and to get some ideas of what we should be focusing on in the future.
The dates and locations of these events are to be advised.