Thursday, 6 August 2015

Tu'aro Maohi Tahiti

Ia orana!

Paora, Stevie and Hana were amongst a team of six from Aotearoa who travelled over to Tahiti to compete in the Tu'aro Maohi, Traditional Ancestral Games tournament in Tahiti in July.

There were events such as javelin, copra coconut preparing, coconut tree climbing, amora'a ofai rock lifting and much more as part of the festival and celebrations.  More importantly, there were opportunities for whanaungatanga, sharing stories and establishing whakapapa connections between us and our whanaunga from the Pacific; from Tahiti, Rarotonga, Rapanui, Hawaii, New Caledonia and Marquesas to name a few.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Winners from Te Arawa Awards 2014

Five weeks to go to get your nominations in for Te Arawa Awards 2015 e te iwi!! We've received a good number of nominations so far, keep them coming!!
Head over to our website to find all the information you'll need to fill out the nomination forms at or email

Thursday, 11 June 2015

T.A.I.O.H.I. end of week 5

T.A.I.O.H.I. has been going hard for five weeks now, only three left to go before our first ever taiohi training programme comes to an end!!

This week, we exposed Taiohi to various types of physical activity that increase our engagement with wai.  Today we were out on Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahu with Kelley Korau and her crew doing Waka Ama, while on Monday we thrashed the taiohi in the pools.

For more information about the T.A.I.O.H.I. progamme and other programmes we run at Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa, please contact Makuini at // 07 3483377

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Marae Expo coming in August!

more information coming soon! Keep an eye out on here, our website and Facebook page too!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Nominations for Te Arawa Awards 2015

The nominations for Te Arawa Awards 2015 will open on Monday June 15th.

More info coming soon! Watch the space on our website and Facebook page

Thursday, 14 May 2015


Taiohi at the end of session two, week one!
Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa's latest programme for rangatahi/taiohi = T.A.I.O.H.I

Te Arawa Iwi Oranga Hai Ipukarea

It means…Te Arawa, healthy Iwi, repository of knowledge

This programme has been designed to challenge Taiohi physically and mentally through Te Arawa specific training methods and Atuatanga. Encouraging Taiohi to engage with Atua to obtain optimal health and wellbeing through that connection. Taiohi range from 14-18 and are of all fitness levels.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Te Arawa Games | Koutu

Te Arawa Games have been relocated to Karenga Park, Rotorua on March 21st - 22nd 2015. Only 3 weeks away!! 
Updated activities, timetable and site maps coming soon