Te Arawa Kaumatua Games 2014: Matariki
The 2014 Te Arawa Kaumatua Games were hosted by Tuhourangi Ngāti Wahiao on 11 June - 13 June 2014. On the first day, our Kōeke were put through their paces with traditional Māori games such as Tapuae, Whai, Kia Tekau and a hīkoi into the valley. The second day of celebrations were held at the top of Maunga Tuturu where Anaha Heeni conducted karakia for Matariki, Ariki Matanui. On the third and final day our Kōeke enjoyed a day at Whakarewarewa walking around listening to and sharing personal stories about growing up in the village, listening to taonga pūoro and of course having some sweet corn cooked in Parekohuru! Tau kē koutou e hika mā.
He Kinaki Korero