Te wiki o te reo Māori tēnei. This is Māori Language Week. Ka tautoko Kōkako i te Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae tēnei wiki me ka tarai tātou i te kōrero Māori tēnei wiki. We are supporting Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae all week and will all be trying to use more of the te reo Māori we know - while challenging ourselves to learn more.
Te Herenga Waka o Orewa is an inclusive marae based in Silverdale, Tāmaki Makaurau. Since 2009 they have been passionately offering culturally unique educational opportunities to the wider community, namely through te reo Māori programmes, marae experiences, rongoā Māori and professional development, with the mission to help te ao Māori thrive and benefit future generations.
To ensure the financial sustainability of Te Herenga Waka the guardians of the marae came up with a fun way to learn your left (mauī) from your right (matau) which raising funds to keep their doors open - tōkena (socks)! And we've bundled them up with a bag of our beans. Grab a pair for yourself here.
'Te Herenga Waka o Orewa' means — 'The tying together of canoes of Orewa', in this, one joins their whānau (family), cultural heritage, ethnicity, hopes, aspirations and dreams. Regardless of if you live in the area, your canoe is still tied to Orewa until such time you may journey on.