Petera has returned home to his marae, Omāhu, after some 6 years living in Wellington.
He completed Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and a BA Honours in Māori at Victoria University. Petera has expertise in te reo Māori, tikanga Māori – whaikōrero, mau rākau and kapa haka.
Whare Isaac-Sharland and Hohepa Isaac-Sharland
Professional Learning Facilitators – Te Arareo Māori, CORE Education
Whare and Hohepa have developed an inquiry and learning programme for students which can also be used as a professional development experience for teachers as facilitators. Called HīAko and aimed at Māori medium whanau it is a three phase approach to solve real life problems that matter to students.
Whare describes how HīAko is the first hua or fruit from Te Tukutuku ā Maui which is the research and innovation Māori medium suite under CORE Education. She recalls that the skills that Maui is known for, disrupting, innovating and problem solving are integral in the way the HīAko is run. This programme is building on skills and knowledge already embedded in whakapapa and that it’s aimed at assisting teacher, student, whanau to approach real life problems as problem solvers together.
Principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Hou
Principal of Irongate School
“Te Ara Whakamana – Māori Enhancement” is a circular framework that uses colour, imagery, narrative and cultural metaphors as powerful tools to connect individuals to their MANA, their sources of strength and their word. It is a tool that develops rapport – a fundamental requirement for communication.
This team presentation will provide an introduction and insight into this programme being utilised in kura in Kahungunu and other rohe throughout the Motu.
Ngāti Kahungunu , Ngati Porou , Sāmoa
Chairman of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated since 1996, Ngahiwi is passionate about the rights of Māori and other indigenous peoples’ to their estates and fisheries, and represents indigenous peoples’ views on the global stage. Ngahiwi has been and continues to be involved in whānau, hapū and iwi development across all spectrums and sectors of the community.
Alongside his role with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, Ngahiwi holds a number of key strategic positions that include: Deputy Chair of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board; Chair of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Boards Māori Relationship Board (MRB); Executive Board Member for the New Zealand China Council and Forum Member of the NZ Police Commissioner’s Māori Focus Forum; Waipatu Marae Representative – He Toa Takitini; Member and Co-Chair of the Pou Tahua Working Group for the Iwi Chairs Forum.
Previous positions held include the role of Chair of the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board and Board Member for the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana.
More importantly, Ngahiwi is a husband to Mere , a father of six tamariki, grandfather to fifteen moko, and it is with his whānau in mind, that through all of these positions, responsibilities and vast experiences, he demonstrates his local, regional, national and international knowledge, pride and commitment to all things Māori, for the betterment of Māori katoa.
Te Kaihou Ngarotara and Koianaki Sharples
Te Kaihou Ngarotara
Ngāti Kahungunu , Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto
Ngāti Kahungunu , Muriwhenua
Koianaki is the latest of his family to reach the Pouwaru, or 8th stage of Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa, the Māori weaponry training school. He follows in the footsteps of his father Paora, and grandfather Sir Pita who founded the school 36 years ago.
He is a Raukura o TKKM O Hoani Waititi as well his partner Te Kaihou Ngarotata. Both are Beginning Teachers at TKKM o Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga.
Te Karohirohi Kira and Waipounamu Kara
Te Karohirohi Kira
Ngai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi ki Whangaroa
A graduate of Te Kohanga Reo, TKKM o Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Te Kohanga Reo, Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Southsea's Television School and recently Graduated from Massey University with her Post Graduate Diploma of Maori Teaching and Learning (Te Aho Paerewa) teaching degree. Te Karohirohi is a First Year Beginning Teacher.
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi
A graduate of Te Kohanga Reo, Kura Māori o Porirua, Te Wānanga o Raukawa and recently graduated from Massey University with her Post Graduate Diploma of Maori Teaching and Learning (Te Aho Paerewa) teaching degree. Waipounamu is a First Year Teacher at Terrace School in Waipukurau, Central Hawkes Bay
Ko Hikurangi, ko Puketapu ngā maunga
Ko Waiapu, ko Ngaruroro ngā awa
Ko Horouta, ko Takitimu ngā waka
Ko Te Horo, ko Runanga, ko Omahu ngā marae
Ko Ngāti Horowai, ko Ngāti Mahuika, ko Ngāi Te Upokoiri, ko Ngāti Hinemanu ngā hapū
Ko Ngāti Porou, ko Ngāti Kahungunu ngā iwi
I tipu au i roto tonu i Te Kohanga Reo o Heretaunga me Te Kohanga Reo o Te Ara Hou. I kuraina ahau ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Hou, ā, i kuraina hoki au i Te Kāreri o Te Aute.
Jorian Tangaere (cont.)
E rua ngā mea e tino kaingākau nui ana ki a au. Ko ngā āhuatanga o Te Ao Māori, ka tahi. Ka rua, ko ngā āhuatanga o te Hauora, te kori tinana, te hākinakina. Mā ēnei huarahi e rua e whakamōhio i te tangata ko wai tēnei.
I ēnei rā, he kaiako hākinakina ahau mō TKKM o Te Ara Hou, ā, he ākonga mō Te Whare Wānanga o Wikitoria (Tohu Kaiwhakaako Kura Tuarua).
Mereana Pitman MNZM
Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine , Ngati Porou
Born and raised in Wairoa, Mereana has been an “Activist, Campaigner for Māori and Women’s Issues, Musician and Composer and a staunch supporter of her Whanau“ amongst many other interests and passions.
Mereana was made a “Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit” in the 2019 Queens Birthday Honours for “Services to Māori and family Violence Prevention”
A teacher, a speaker for her iwi, hapū, and marae, a painter, a weaver of taniko, tukutuku, and kakahu.
The kaupapa of her presentation is “Mana Atua, Mana Atua o te wai, Mana Atua o te Hau”.
Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust
Piripr is a “Celestial Navigator” and Kaihautu of the Kahungunu waka ‘Te Matau a Maui’ The Te Matau a Maui Trust cares for the waka hourua (traditional double hulled voyaging waka) which is permanently berthed in the Ahuriri Harbour. The Trust works with whanau, cultural rōpū and Rangatahi by taking them on sea voyages on “Te Matau a Maui” teaching them the kaupapa on celestial navigation, water safety, local history, teamwork and responsibility.
“Te Matau a Maui” has also joined with other waka on longer sea voyages to islands in Polynesia.
Ngaio is currently employed at NKII in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources for the Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi from Te Wairoa to the Wairarapa.
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu
Iron Māori founder who has created a movement that is changing lives, a kaupapa about health and well-being. She’s encouraging her community to believe in themselves, and empowering her own family and others to live a long happy life.
Heather won a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2011, awarded a Queens Service Medal in 2014 for her commitment to improving Māori health. She was elected to the Hawkes Bay District Health Board in 2013. She has also represented New Zealand in the New Zealand Māori Women’s Rugby League team.
Mana Elizabeth Hunkin
Born and raised in Nuhaka, Whaea Liz has devoted many years to Matauranga and Te Reo Māori.
Whaea Liz trained as a Teacher/Kaiako and taught for many years before coming back to Wairoa where she established Te Kura Motuhake o Te Ataairangi, having been at the forefront of the Te Ataairangi Te Reo Revitalisation and teaching programme.
Whaea Liz has been the recipient of many local, regional and national awards. Among them, a Queens Service medal, Te Waka Toi Te Reo and the Wairoa Māori Film Festival award.
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