On the last day of Te Tapuwaetahi o Rangitāne in March, during the ‘Future Aspirations’ workshop whānau discussed the idea of having the first ever Kura Reo for Rangitāne.
Two months later, on Saturday 11th May, Tū Mai Rā hosted representatives from Wairau, Manawatū, Tamaki Nui A Rua, and Wairarapa at Pūkaha to further discuss the logistics and get the ball rolling for the inaugural Kura Reo.
An application for funding was lodged with Te Mātāwai and we successfully procured funding to have the first Kura Reo in Wairarapa 4th-6th October. It was given the name “Kāhui Pou” by our two cultural advisors Matua Manahi and Mike, paying homage to the well-known oriori “Uiui noa au”.
The wānanga will include workshops on Rangitāne history, language for the home, composition, and te reo o te rangatahi. Registrations are now closed, and we really look forward to the opportunity for whakawhanaungatanga and learning.