Ngā Pakiaka Mōrehu o te Whenua
The name ‘Ngā Pakiaka Mōrehu o te whenua’ is a metaphor for the people of the land, whose roots, like the indigenous forest are still firmly embedded in the soil.
The primary goal of this project is to promote the unique status of Ahi Kaa who are the repositories of tribal history and knowledge of the ancestral lands within their Iwi .
Our project also seeks to ensure that the customary knowledge, traditions and values held by the existing Ahi Kaa are preserved and passed on to future generations.
Ultimately we aim to provide a setting in which people from all the hapu of the Wairau would feel at ease. We believe this is an appropriate way forward in a post-settlement environment.
When is our next wānanga or event?
NPMotW provide in educational wānanga and events to our local whānau and community.
These hui are designed to strengthen and enhance the knowledge of those who attend about local Māori history, whakapapa and purākau.
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Over the next year, we hope to build a growing collection of stories and kōrero about significant Māori sites, people and historical events from within our rohe.
Imagery and photo stock featuring some of our significant historical sites, people and events within the Wairau and surrounding rohe.
Check out our collection of online video content which includes short documentaries, lectures and compilations of the rich landscapes of our rohe.