Local Schools Celebrate Matauranga

“Tēnā ngā kanohi, kua tīkona e Matariki”  

“Here are eyes affected by Matariki”

Two local schools celebrated Matariki and the end of term by showcasing what they have learnt about the environment and its protection as well as making household products using natural local resources.

Takoha a 3 day workshop at Ngata College celebrated Matauranga Ngati Porou with a series of workshops.

“They (students) get to take home to mum, dad, koro or nanny, or their aunties or uncles – a cheap affordable little gift that the tamariki can make for their whanau”

-Kylie Higgins, Tutor Ngata College

“We Made Bath Salts, you can use it for your skin and it also gives your bath a nice scent”.

Freedom Walker – Student Ngata College

 Te Ra Whakaatu held at Te Waiu o Ngati Porou celebrating the culmination of the mahi completed during the last term of school.

“He kaupapa nui i whakahaeretia i tenei ra, a, e nga tauira o te kura, e pa ana ki te tiaki i te taiao”

Te Rina Aupouri – Kaiako Te Waiu o Ngati Porou

Students relished the opportunity to showcase their hard work to their peers, family and community.

“Ka Whakaatu au i tenei panekoti i roto i te horo”

-Kuingakau Rolleston, Tauira Te Waiu o Ngati Porou

“Ko nga mahi takai waki pii, a i te tiro hoki tetahi ropu ki nga puwai rakau, me te paanga o nga puwai rakau ki a tatou maara”

Marcia Pohatu –Kaiako Te Waiu o Ngati Porou

 

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