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 "Future Is Yours" Education Summit

Nau mai, haere mai e ngā tini whānau o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.


The “Future Is Yours” Education Summit will be held Saturday 30th March, at Orākei Primary School (1 Grace St, Orākei). The Summit will excite you about the future and help plan your educational pathway. Our workshops will be interactive, fun and informative.  Kai will be provided on the day.


We need your help e te whānau

Calling for kaimahi volunteers to help make this the best Education Summit ever!

There will also be an entertainment stage and we want to showcase our talented whānau. We're after musicians, magicians, kapa haka stars, whatever talent you have, we want to see it!


Are you fundraising and keen for a catering gig? We are looking for a rōpū to provide some rolling kai on the day. 


If you are any or all of the above and keen to help manaaki this kaupapa, please get in touch asap.



Phone: 0508 NWORAKEI / 0508 69672534



Polyfest 2019

Polyfest, the Auckland Secondary School cultural competition, is just around the corner!


To celebrate and support te reo māori and the māori performing arts, we gave away a free NWO merch pack to all of our Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Kapa Haka cuzzies that performed at the Māori stage this year. Check out our Polyfest profile below  



Hakapaki ki Te Matatini 2019


Did you catch our Hakapaki ki Te Matatini Snapchat takeovers? We followed four of our Whātua cuzzies and their Kapa haka on the road to Te Matatini 2019 through our Snapchat takeover!  Our four whātua cuzzies performed in rōpū across the North Island and have been given the title ‘hakapaki’ taken from the word ‘atapaki’ which means Snapchat - See what we did there??


It was awesome to get a glimpse into their ‘haka’ world through our Snapchat takeover. Check out the highlights from our takeovers below.



Our Hakapaki and their rōpu will also create their own video that shows their rōpu’s journey to Te Matatini ki te Ao. You, the whānau will vote which video you like best and the rōpū with most votes will win a cash prize of $1000.

This competition will launch after Te Matatini 2019. So stay tuned!



 Waitangi Day Ki Okahu 2019





1 week since 2019 Waitangi Day Ki Okahu!


2019 Waitangi Day Ki Okahu was a huge success! We had over 12,000 people turn up to enjoy Tama-nui-te-rā , the yummy kai and good music! Shout out to everyone who came along and also a big thanks to all kaimahi who contributed to the day's success. We hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did!


Lastly, pīki mihi to all of our 2019 Waitangi Day ki Okahu sponsors. I ora te kaupapa i a koutou!

Auckland Council, Watercare, Mai FM, nib New Zealand, Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust

Mahuru Māori 2018

This year we jumped on the Mahuru Māori wagon and decided to celebrate te reo māori not only for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, but the entire marama of Mahuru (September). It was wonderful to see so many whānau engaging in the kaupapa. He koanga ngākau ki te kite i ngā tini whānau i tahuri mai ki te reo māori.



The four part bi-lingual cooking series shows you how to cook our favourite dishes. It is presented by our very own Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau (the real deal lol). 




Ngā Rau o te Kāhu 2018

Ngā Rau o te Kāhu 2018 was mīharo! Well done to all of the kura who performed. Check out the pikitia below.

 Matariki community planting day 2018

Pīki mihi to those who attended the 2018 Matariki Planting Day. 130 volunteers and 4000 trees planted! We have definitely started off our Matariki with a shovel and bang.  

Tāmaki Makaurau Kapa Haka regionals 2018

Kei whea mai i ngā kapa I tū i ngā rā okioki nei, he ātaahua, he pārekareka! Kātuarere ngā mahi, ngā mahi a te rēhia a tēnā kapa, a tēnā kapa, a, haramai tētahi āhua! He rawe te kitenga atu i ngā whanau e tū maia ana i ngā kapa rerekē. Ahakoa tēnā, ngā mihi ki ngā tuakana me ngā teina e tūtaki ana ki te whakataetae nā. Tūrou Hawaiki – Wyllis Maihi, Te Puru o Tāmaki rōpū


Watch the video below of our Te Puru o Tāmaki Kaumātua rōpū gearing up for their big performance at the competition! 

We hope to have the performance videos of both Te Puru o Tāmaki rōpū on our website soon.



Bastion Point 40th anniversary 

 Friday 25 May, marked the 40th anniversary of what has been called a defining moment in New Zealand history. More photos and videos of the day to come soon.


Mokopuna Day 2018

Despite the stink weather our Mokopuna Day 2018 celebration was choice! Ekore e oti ngā mihi ki a Fonterra and T&G for the delicious kai, we couldn't have done it without you. Check out the video below of how our Mokopuna Day 2018 went. 


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Powhiri for Barack Obama

Apihai Te Kawau Day 

On the 20th March 1840, Apihai Te Kawau signed the Treaty of Waitangi signalling the beginning of our relationship with the Crown. 
On the 20th March 2018 - we acknowledged this hononga by hosting a hapū breakfast. 


Waitangi Day 2018

Yes, It's been and gone but ae marika did we have a great day. E mihi ana ki te tini tangata i tae atu ki te hāpai i te kaupapa o te rā. Here's a little look back to what we got up to at this year’s Waitangi Day event at Okahu Bay.


Para Kore - Zero Waste

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 landfillOf 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. 




Our Snap story hosted by our very own hostess with the hostess Atakura Hunia (E mihi ana e Atakura,koia kei a koe)

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