Lisa shared a moment

Lisa Yorke | July 2021

Photo of Lisa | Matariki 2021
Together our kura Bathgate Park School and community group, Whakaruruhau Ltd, hosted an amazing community event with the intent of sharing the beauty of Te Ao Māori with them.

Together our kura Bathgate Park School and community group, Whakaruruhau Ltd, hosted an amazing community event with the intent of sharing the beauty of Te Ao Māori with them.

Our aim was to give members of our extended community the opportunity to learn just some of our beautiful Māori practices.

We began with mihi whakatau and following that, provided all of our manuhiri with free hangi, free ice cream, free kawhe/hot chocolate and a free sausage sizzle.

We provided free workshops including: Manu aute (Raranga), Kawakawa balm (Rongoa), Mau Rākau, Mirimiri, Mahi Toi and Korikori Tinana.

To conclude our event, we had a beautiful concert with performances from kaumatua groups, our local kohanga, our kura and our neighbouring high school kapa haka group.

It was absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait for our next one!