Ngāpuhi Wānanga

Ngāpuhi Stories, History and Traditions

13 Dec Ngāpuhi Wānanga

Take a break from the hustle and bustle on Saturday between 10am – 2pm and come and listen to the special voices of Ngāpuhi artists and kaikōrero.

Hariata Rongo

Learn about the history and stories of Hariata Rongo and her Blue Bonnet.

Hariata, wife of the formidable Hone Heke and daughter of the great Ngāpuhi chief, Hongi Hika, led many war troops through battle, often wearing a tartan skirt, red jacket and blue bonnet adorned with red feathers. Special guests Dr Angela Middleton (archaeologist and author), Maureen Lander and Heather Randerson (artists) will share stories about Hariata and others, and their artwork at the Toi Ngāpuhi Māori Art Exhibition.

Whai i te kōrero

Listen to the sweet delivery of whaikōrero by HineiraTipene-Komene and Ezekial Raui. Hineira won Senior Bilingual (Tā Himi Henare) and Ezekial won Senior Māori (Pei Te Hurunui Jones) at the Tai Tokerau Ngā Manu Kōrero Competitions. Both students represented Te Tai Tokerau at the 2015 National Ngā Manu Kōrero Competitions held in Porirua and will be delivering their competition winning speeches.

Ngāpuhi, moving ahead, together

An opportunity to be informed about discussions, decisions and progress of Ngāpuhi’s historical treaty settlement.

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