The second wānanga to support the iwi’s waka tāngata kaupapa was held at Kaiteriteri from June 21 – 23, with about 40 iwi members and support crew braving the chilly but beautiful waters of Kaiteriteri.
And it was smiles all round as whānau young and old came together in the spirit of learning and whakawhanaungatanga. Big mihi to the whānau at Te Awhina Marae – who are always the most welcoming hosts – and also to the whānau at Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, which is supporting these wānanga via Whānau Ora Wave 9 funding. The next Hoe Kia Rite wānanga will be focused on more intensive training of the crew who will take part in the Tuia 250 event at Meretoto in November. And of course, watch out for the launch of our waka tāngata at Rotoiti in October!