Kaumatua Days

Every Monday held at Te Mangungu Marae, Naenae and Wednesday at Wainuiomata Marae.

Wet, cold or windy kaumatua gather to have fun, learn kapahaka, do a bit of tai chi, exchange stories, guest speakers and reflect on what's happening in the world.

Between 50-80  kaumatua are provided with transport to attend the kaumatua day, mirimiri and acupuncture is provided free with the last part of the day ending with a shared kai.

Te Kōhanga Reo ANZAC Service 2017

As part of our annual kaupapa, we dedicate our month of April to our fallen heroes, our tipuna, our ANZAC.

Each year, we hold our own karakia service here at Kōkiri Marae to acknowledge our tipuna.  We start with a mihi, followed by a karakia and himene.  We then hold the Ode, a moment silence, followed by the last post. To complete our service we have our current mokopuna lay down their taonga that they have made such as poppies, wreaths, crosses, medals and some military hats.

Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou


Kiwi's released back to the Rimutaka Forest Park

Since the first birds were released in the Rimutaka Forest Park in 2006 and 2009 the population has slowly increased to an estimated 120 birds calling the Southern Rimutakas home.  These chicks are second generation Rimutaka birds, their parents having been born wild in the park.

Eggs were laid at Rimutaka Forest Park and taken to the predator free Kiwi Creche, north of Taupo, gaining weight the 3 Kiwis are returned to the Rimutaka Forest for release.

One of the 3 Kiwis had been given to Kōkiri Marae, Seaview to name. The name given is Te Kahu o Kōkiri Marae - meaning (The cloak of Kōkiri Marae).  

The Kaitiaki for the Kiwi was given to Keriana Kingi.  Keriana and Karen Tutaki were going to accompany the DOC people to release into the bush.  Unfortunately due to bad weather conditions, this was left for DOC to carry out. 

The blessings was held at Wainuiomata Marae on Saturday 28 April 2017.


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