Category: Te Nehenehenui

Hōhonu performances and content from the Tainui Secondary School’s Kapa Haka Competitions 2017

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! On Saturday, 6 May Te Kūiti High School hosted the Tainui Waka secondary schools kapa haka competition. Ngā Reo Irirangi o Tainui were fortunate to live-stream the event and share with those who were unable to make it. We watched ten teams compete for four spots, to represent our waka, on the national stage. We enjoyed a maturity of voices and killer performances. We watched and listened to the waiata, haka and whakaaro Māori right here in Te Nehenehenui. Visually and aurally, the standard was undoubtedly high but the depth of kupu and...

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Tainui Waka Regionals Kapa Haka 2017

Karanga rā Te Nehenehenui! Karanga rā Te Kūititanga-o-ngā-hiwi! Rūpeke mai rā e te iwi ki te Whakataetae Kapa Haka o ngā Kura Tuarua o Tainui Waka. Mā ngā Reo Irirangi o Tainui e pāho ā-mata atu i te Kura Tuarua o Te Kūiti. Te Nehenehenui welcomes you to the 2017 Tainui Secondary Kapa Haka Competition. Can’t make it to Te Kūiti, Saturday 6 May? No worries, Ngā Reo Irirangi o Tainui are proud to broadcast the event live from Te Kūiti College, right here at Details for the event are as follows – check out our haka page...

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Half-way through the Wānanga Reo!

We are at the mid-point of our wānanga reo – two done and two to go. So far, whānau are enjoying the challenge of broadening their knowledge of te reo o Maniapoto. The history, the language that is special to Maniapoto, the waiata and the people make up the experience that is wānanga reo. Here you have a chance to re-learn what you may have forgotten, to learn something new and to challenge, perhaps, what you thought you already knew. You have the opportunity to talk through this with pouako (teacher/exparts) and with other whānau from Maniapoto. The relaxed environment of the people and of Otorohanga college also make the experience less scary and more like home. Spaces are still available for those who wish to join the waka! You can catch the 21-23 April or 12-14 May session by clicking the link. Email if you have any pātai. Nau mai, haere...

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We have now launched Te

MFM and our partners are currently in the process of developing a new website, Te To support our iwi and Te Rautaki Reo a Te Nehenehenui, the website will bring our resources to the online space. Virtually, we are allowing a new type of accessibility to a variety of our resources. He kai kei ō mātou ringa! This site will attract all those interested in Maniapoto history, culture, art and our reo.  Our user-friendly, interactive design will also provide a range of texts; contemporary and historical, visual, audio and written. Watch the teaser by clicking the link below!...

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Wānanga Reo ki Te Nehenehehui

Register Now! Here E te iwi, Free up your calendars to catch these wānanga reo! The kaupapa is Iwi centric and sessions will be taught by some of our best specialists, covering topics including aroā, wetereo, whakatauki and kopurapura. Waiata and hītori sessions are also covered. Whānau over 18 years old are welcome to apply. Cost is $50 per person, per wānanga – refundable upon completion. Accommodation and kai are included. Click “Apply Now” to register for the first wānanga 17-19th March! Spaces are limited to the first 50 paid applicants. Contact us here, on FB or email

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