Karuwhā facilitates haerenga (journeys) to significant sites across Aotearoa New Zealand in relationship with tāngata whenua and assisted by qualified historical narrators.
These places include Waitangi (over Waitangi Day commemorations and He Whakaputanga), East Coast, Tauranga Moana, Chatham Islands, Waikato/New Zealand War sites and more. The selected locations are places in which the Trust has pre-existing relationships with tangata whenua and historical knowledge.
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This haerenga will immerse us in the stories of Mātaatua waka. We will walk on the lands of Ngāti Awa and the influence of Te Kooti. Despite the betrayal of the Crown, and the uneven response of the churches we shall sit in the visionary hope of Te Kooti who prophesied that the land will be called Beulah, for the Lord is well pleased. We will be staying at Te Maungārongo Marae.
As New Zealanders, Waitangi sits at the heart of our identity. It’s where the Treaty was first signed; and it’s home to the people who welcomed New Zealand’s first Christian missionaries. The stories of Waitangi are our stories; they are your stories.
Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā Maumahara, a national commemoration of the land wars seeks to increase awareness among all Aotearoa New Zealand citizens about our local history, significant landmarks and people.
It is also about building nationhood and pride and increasing mātauranga (knowledge) and value for local history. This year it will be hosted by Tainui and taking place across sites of significance around the Waikato over various days – Ōrākau, Rangiaowhia, Waiari, Pukeiahua and Rangiriri.
As we did in 2019 Karuwhā will facilitate a group to participate in these commemorations, to give you someone to hang out and debrief with. Details and dates coming soon.
Check out articles and images from previous years on the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TePutakeOTeRiri/
27-29 OCTOBER 2023 WAITANGI
Join Te Tii Marae for the annual commemorations of this important declaration signed in 1835. This will involve a dawn service ceremony, lots of time with hau kainga (local hosts) in the wharekai and engaging with kōrero in the wharenui. What better way to learn about this historical declaration than to be in the place where it all took place.
Registrations for 2023 will open in July.
Click here to read He Whakaputanga The Declaration of Independence text.
A very unique opportunity to go to this remote island. A five day haerenga staying at Kōpinga Marae, flying from Wellington or Auckland. This haerenga is still in planning phase.
"It was really significant to be surrounded by people who are committed to learning the story of Aotearoa."
A historical moment of reconciliation between the Anglican Church and Ngāti Tapu and Ngāti Tamarawaho, a public apology took place for the part played in the loss of land at Tauranga. Our rōpū were privileged to assist with the logistics.
We participated in the National Land Wars Commemorations at Owae Marae, Waitara. A great introduction for our rōpū to these important stories, via kōrero sessions and visits to sites of significance across Taranaki. Our noho was at Parihaka Pā, returning to a kaupapa of maungarongo each night.
We had an incredible weekend in Ruatoria at Rauru nui Marae hosted by Pane Kawhia, visiting also Tikitiki and Rangitukia. Our rōpū of 45 was gifted precious stories from hau kainga including Dr Monty Soutar.