Karuwhā facilitates haerenga (journeys) to significant sites across Aotearoa New Zealand in relationship with tangata 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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4-7 February 2021
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.
27-28 OCTOBER 2021 WAITANGI
Join Te Tii Marae for the annual commemorations of this important declaration signed in 1835. This will involve a dawn service, lots of time with hau kainga (local hosts) in the wharekai and engaging with kōrero in the wharenui. We have accommodation booked if you would like to join us. What better way to learn about this historical declaration than to be in the place where it all took place.
Click here to read He Whakaputanga The Declaration of Independence text.
XX-XX MONTH 2021, CHATHAM ISLANDS
A very unique opportunity to go to this remote island. A five day haerenga staying at Kōpinga Marae, flying from Wellington or Auckland.
XX OCTOBER 2021
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 is taking place across sites of significance in Waikato – hosted by Tainui. As we did in 2019 Karuwhā will facilitate a group to participate in the multi-day commemorations.
Check out articles and images from previous years on the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TePutakeOTeRiri/
"It was really significant to be surrounded by people who are committed to learning the story of Aotearoa."
Karuwhā Mission Trust (a registered charity) began in 2005. It was formed by a small group of young New Zealanders that began making journeys to Waitangi over Treaty commemorations in February.
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.