Wear your favourite PJ’s and join us for a whānau ‘Read aloud’ session at Orākei Marae.
In June 2019 to acknowledge Puanga & Matariki we held some special Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei events at Orākei Marae.
It was awesome to see all the pūkenga and mātauranga amongst our whānau and to see how keen we were to share their learnings and observations of the taiao with each other. Here’s a sneak peek into this years Matariki celebrations.
E mihi ana to all who attended the 2019 Mothers Day Breakfast at Orākei Marae. A beautiful day celebrating the beautiful māreikura in our lives. And a very special mention to Ocean Blue , hosts extraordinaire – ko te manaaki tangata kei a koutou.
The Education Summit was a day to empower our tamariki, rangatahi and whānau – to let them know that the future is theirs! The day included live entertainment, stalls of partners and four awesome workshops run by Young Engineers, Young Animators, Code Avengers and StudyFit. We had a blast sharing the day with you all.
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.
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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!
Friday 25 May, marked the 40th anniversary of what has been called a defining moment in New Zealand history.
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 preparing for the pōwhiri for Barack Obama in 2018.
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.
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