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Sir Mason Harold Durie KNZM

Professor Sir Mason Harold Durie KNZM is a New Zealand professor of Māori Studies and research academic at Massey University. He is known for his contributions to Māori health, including Te Whare Tapa Wha. Durie has affiliations with the Rangitane, Ngāti Kauwhata and Ngāti Raukawa and grew up in Feilding, later attending Te Aute College. In...

Whare Tapa Wha

This health model was developed by Professor Mason Durrie. This Maori philosophy towards health is based on a wellness or holistic health model. Seeing health as a four-sided concept representing four basic beliefs of life: Te Taha Hinengaro (psychological health), Te Taha Wairua (spiritual health), Te Taha Tinana (physical health), Te Taha...

Te Hapuku

Te Hapuku ( 1797 - 1878) Whakapapa and Te Hapuku influence in Tamatea and Heretaunga, Hawke's Bay A painting of Te Hapuku by Gottfried Lindauer from the Partridge collection. Nga Pepeha O Ngati Rangikoianake These are the traditional sayings of Ngati Rangikoianake (my hapu or sub tribe) and of our marae...

Te Kotahitanga

The Kotahitanga movement was an autonomous Māori Parliament convened annually from 1892 until 1902. Though not recognised by the New Zealand government the Māori Parliament was an influential body while it lasted.  The 'Whare o Raro' or lower house of the Kotahitanga Parliament formed from the 1893 sitting at Waipatu, Hawke's...

Waiata Māori Music Awards

As per their Facebook page the Waiata Māori Music Awards seeks to develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances annually.This is the most prestigious music awards ever to acknowledge our Māori composers.THE AWARDSTHE MANDATE of the Waiata Māori Music Awards is to...

Papakainga Today

Papakāinga is a collective form of Māori living. Traditional papakāinga consist of multiple dwellings centred around a marae or other place of significance. Residents are connected to each other and the land through common whakapapa. A guide to whānau papakāinga housing is available to you, your whānau and community from Te...

Ngāti Kahungunu Maramataka nā Paraire Tomoana

Paraire Tomoana was an accomplished writer and translator, a commentator on ancient waiata, well versed in Maori history and lore. It is probable that much of the latter was learned from family papers; he was the keeper of his father's papers and those of his uncle Pene Te Uamairangi and his brother Te Rehunga. He used his father's notes...

Freshwater; a Taonga at Risk

Everyone knows the great value of freshwater.  It is what we all need to survive, what all creatures great and small need to survive, and what Papatūānuku needs to survive.  We are all linked through that one essential element and without we would not be.  Aotearoa has plenty of water but it has been abused , overused and...

All Drains Lead to Te Karamu

Whanau members can remember Te Karamu as an abundant mahinga kai and a place for recreational pastimes, swimming, rafting and even waka ama. It used to flow freely from its source as it wound through much of Heretaunga.   For a few decades now the Te Karamu stream has been so modified and mistreated it is a sluggish, weed-infested shadow of..

When Mana Whenua Stood as Tall as a Maunga

Rising towards the realms of Ranginui, maunga (mountains) loom over te Ao Māori. They are places of awe and spiritual presence and are linked to local tribal identity and mana.  They are the embodiment of tipuna, stories of their attributes and achievements are synonymous with maunga  and these depend on which side you see from your...

Ka Ora Te Wai, Ka Ora Te Hapū

Heretaunga Wai Māori is of utmost importance to the marae and hapū of Heretaunga. The health of our waterways is intrinsically linked to the health and wellbeing of Māori and the state of Heretaunga awa today is relative to the current health statistics of Heretaunga whānau.  There are many studies that have been done, many strategies,...

Bringing Science and Mātauranga Māori Together

Science Wānanga for rangatahi in the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga rohe have been delivered at noho marae for over seven years in partnership between Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga and Otago University, supported by Hawke’s Bay DHB under Tūruki, the Māori Health Workforce Strategy. Otago University supplies the lesson/ activity plans as...

Kia kaha ngā tohunga mahi toi-

Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga Hastings City Art Gallery provides arts experiences to the regional community; responds to the ever-developing local, national and global arts scenes; collaborates with other artistic institutions; provides opportunities through outreach and online programmes; and seeks a firmer partnership with mana whenua. Vital to...

Hohipera and more-

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) is the place no-one wants to have to go to but everyone is grateful is there when they need to!  Whāānau can find out about services and protocols for engaging with the HBDHB system via their website. It plays a huge part in most people’s life at one time or another and in recent...

Whanau-centric Support - Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is a leading Māori hauora and social services provider in the Hastings District.  Whānau can connect to services and the latest movements of the organisation by visiting their website. The organisation and staff are dedicated to the wellbeing of the whānau whānui of Heretaunga. 

 
 
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