E WAWA RĀ - WHATS ON THE WIND
This initiative of E wawa rā is a digital content version of the previous hard copy version that whanau were a custom to. E wawa rā is designed to deliver the latest iwi news direct to whanau. This is also an effort to flood & populate our website as well as certain social media streams with as much substantial and engaging content in a push to promote Te reo, whanau and kaupapa. No reira e te whānau, like and share.
Waitangi day was a blast this year here are some snapshots of the celebrations held at Okahu Bay. A huge mihi to Auckland Council, all our partners, sponsors, kaimahi and especially all our volunteers. Ma te mahi tahi ka ora ai te iwi.
Our Para kore audit results from Waitangi Day 2018 are in and they're pretty spectacular. Check it out:
Total waste produced by the festival, over 5-hours, was 4130-litres, this was a mixture of waste like; recycling, organic, landfill and soft plastic etc.
Total waste going to landfill is 60-litres, that weighed in at 7kg and equalled 1.45% of all waste.
We successfully diverted 98.55% of the waste received from going to landfill.
Of the 1.45% landfill collected, we further diverted 8% of this, as identified in the audit.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the Marae Para Kore Team, Okahu Rakau, and the many volunteers, whanau and other staff who helped on the day, for their collaboration and dedication to sorting, cleaning and double checking every bit of waste received.
Here is some Para kore footage from the day.
LOVE OUR TAMARIKI, SLOW DOWN CAMPAIGN
This kaupapa highlighted our community of Orākei banding together and being proactive in the fight against speeding motorists on our roads. Te Ara Gillman a resident on Kupe street leads the charge along with support from Auckland Transport to shoot a billboard campaign in the hope of highlighting the issue to the wider community.
LOVE OUR TAMARIKI, SLOW DOWN CAMPAIGN
A follow up story from the first slow down campaign only this time the tamariki are actually taking to the streets.
MAIA & ABE TAKE ON MANU KŌRERO
Public speaking can challenge the bravest of people, but for Selwyn College students Maia Royal & Abraham Allen this was a challenge they both grabbed with both hands. Kua oti pai I ngā mahi ā, kua ea, kua tutuki. Ka mihi ake ka tika kia kōrua tahi ngā kanohi rangatira o apopo.
OKAHU RĀKAU PLANTING DAY
Okahu Rākau have been working our whenua for past 15+ years and has employed and taught numerous whānau as well as non-whānau through the Ko te Pūkāki native bush restoration project. Since the inception of this project, Okahu Rākau have made quite a name for themselves as eco-warriors/kaitiaki taiao. They have made major impacts on whenua and people all over the Auckland isthmus and continue to do so today. This clip highlights only a tiny portion of their contribution to not only the kaupapa but to this community in Orākei. Whakakorowai anō a Papatuanuku I te rākau Māori, kia hoki mai anō ngā manu, kia hoki mai anō ngā matauranga ā kia hoki mai anō te mauri ki te whenua.
Ngati Whatua ki Orākei has made tremendous efforts to revitalize and encourage the revitalization of Te Reo Māori in all facts of life. Here we hear from some of the tauira and their experience. Ko hokowhitu o reo e kokiri ana.
TE RERENGA ORA ITI
Teaching, preserving and celebrating ngā kōrero tuku iho (Oral histories) is of major importance to the Ngati Whātua ki Orākei peoples. Here we see representatives from Ngāti Whātua ki Orākei, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport as well as some supportive members of the public come out and celebrate this historic wāhi tapu (Significant/historic site).
Here we ask you to join us in celebrating our mothers. These priceless moments were captured at Orākei Marae 2017 for the annual Mother’s Day parakuihi (breakfast) and what a joyous occasion it was filled with good kai, whakawhanaungatanga and most all aroha.
Kei ngā mareikura o Whātua nuku, o whātua rangi otirā puta noa I te ao. Kaore e mimiti te puna aroha I a koutou e te whare tangata, ko kotou kei te tihi o whakāro I ngā wā katoa, aroha tino nui.
LOVE YOU MUM.
- The intention of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei street signs project is to inform and educate descendants of NWO, residents of Orākei and the wider eastern and central Auckland communities alike, of the stories and origins behind the street names in Orākei and across Auckland.
- Tuition and swimming subsidies open now for Term 1
- This downloadable AR book is the latest advancement within the digital innovation unit providing an interesting learning tool for our tamariki.
- We are now encouraging our 18 year olds to register! Check out the video.