Kaea shared a moment

Kaea Williams | July 2021

Photo of Kaea | Matariki 2021
Ōpōtiki future leaders hosted 50+ rangatahi from all over Aotearoa for a Taonga Takaro Wananga to celebrate Matariki.

Ōpōtiki future leaders hosted 50+ rangatahi from all over Aotearoa for a Taonga Takaro Wananga to celebrate Matariki. We shared stories, hakari kai, activities like wakaAma, bike trails, competitive games, fun games, and learnt about our traditional maori sports. Wiremu Sarich the taonga takaro tohunga shared his knowledge with all of us and taught us some games that we had never heard of as well as one of our favourites which is ki o rahi. we opened the space to the public to learn and participate in these games at the Matariki festival closing ceremony where we had hunderds of tamariki involved. This gathering will be happening annually.