TARANAKI TŪ MAI 2017 KI NGĀRUAHINE
OCTOBER 20 – OCTOBER 22
Taranaki Tū Mai is a biennial event where iwi of Taranaki come together to celebrate Taranakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Whakapapa through Hākinakina (sport), Kapa Haka (cultural performances) and Wānanga (learning forums). This is the fifth Taranaki Tū Mai Festival to be held, following the hosting in 2009 by Te Ātiawa at Waitara, 2011 by Taranaki Iwi at Parihaka 2013 by Ngā Rauru Kītahi at Waverley & 2015 Ngāti Mutunga at Urenui.
The aim of Taranaki Tū Mai is to promote and celebrate Māori unity in Taranaki. Taranaki Tū Mai offers something for everyone, from our mokopuna to our kaumātua. It allows for whanaungatanga to be practised, valued and experienced inter-generationally, and with other whānau, hapū and iwi. In this respect, it helps us to foster our Ngāruahine connections with other iwi of Taranaki.
The Festival gives us, as Ngāruahine uri, a chance to come together, and to represent our people on the sports fields and courts, as well as on the marae and performing stage.
Taranaki Tū Mai will take place from Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October 2017 (Labour Weekend).
The pōwhiri for the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival will be on Friday 20th October 2017, 3pm at Waiokura Marae, Winks Road, Manaia.
There are many sports that will be played at the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival this year.
- League Nines
- Rugby Sevens
- Touch Rugby
- Outdoor Bowls
- Scavenger Hunt
- Kaumātua Games
- Tamariki Activities
There are limited numbers for sports, so you need to complete the online ‘Uri Registration Form’ located in the Registration section below.
Our Ngaruahine Iwi registrations for Taranaki Tū Mai are being coordinated through the Te Korowai o Ngaruahine Trust office. If you (or other whānau) would like to participate in one of the sports (as mentioned above), wānanga, kaumatua games, and tamariki activities, please complete the online Taranaki Tū Uri Registration Form. Each person (including tamariki) will need to complete a separate online Uri Registration Form.
TO COMPLETE THE ‘NGĀRUAHINE URI REGISTRATION’ PLEASE CLICK HERE
All registrations must be completed online before Monday 18 September 2017.
If you require any further information please contact Kyla at the office on (06) 278 7411.