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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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The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne to visit Maniapoto

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne will be making a three day visit to Maniapoto next week, with events scheduled for Te Kūiti, Ōtorohanga, Waitomo, Piopio, Taumarunui and the Pureora National Park. The visit will focus on a number of areas of interest including Maori business, youth and environmental initiatives. The visit commences on Tuesday 4 April with a powhiri at Te Kūiti Pā. More information available...

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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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Site in Construction is currently in construction.  We hope you enjoy our site as much as we enjoy building it. Our site is not yet complete, as we have much more information to share with you. In the mean time, feel free to browse our current pages as you please. Listen to us live in Whakarongo Mai, check out our pānui page for any updates or get to know us in the Tātou page. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us on our Pā Mai page. Kei a koe te tikanga! Have you spotted our “In construction” icon yet? If you do, it simply means we are currently working on that page and welcome you to check out what’s available in the mean...

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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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