Events and Activities
Matariki is a cluster of stars reappearing in the Southern Skies during winter, and signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. It’s a time to remember, reflect and plan for the upcoming year. To acknowledge Matariki, we have some special Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei events planned.
Matariki Community Planting Day
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.
Te rā: Sunday 29 July
Te wāhi: Selwyn College - 203-245 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071
Kore utu (FREE)
Confirmed schedule to come
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 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.
Our Snap story hosted by our very own hostess with the hostess Atakura Hunia (E mihi ana e Atakura,koia kei a koe)