|Te Rangihakahaka Part One 2017 & Part Three 2019:
Te Rangihakahaka is a professional development initiative set up by Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue with the express intent of educators implementing localised stories into their programmes. Underpinned by Ngāti Whakaue identity, language and culture the initiative links directly to the vision of Ngāti Whakaue – Ngāti Whakaue iho, Ngāti Whakaue ake. The link below is documentation to inform teachers of Tikanga and Kawa when visiting Marae.
Part Three: This part of the Te Rangihakahaka journey was really fascinating. It comprised of a bus tour around Rotorua, including Hamurana. Our guide pointed out many historical places, some of which are still visible, but many are gone. It was really interesting to find out how many Marae are or were actually situated around Lake Rotorua, and how they all interconnect with each other through migration and whanau. There was a lot of information given, most I tried to record down, but it would be nice if a book of all the iwi stories was printed as a teacher resource.
Part One: I really enjoyed this first wananga. It was a good introduction to Ngati Whakaue and the migration of the people to Maketu all the way to Tongariro. The whakapapa that was introduced was a real eye opener as to how all the marae started for Ngati Whakaue. It also lead questions about myself of my whakapapa as my whanau are not very knowledgeable of our whanau roots. There was some very good resources shared that can easily be taken back to classroom, especially as a lot of it pertained to our Rotorua area.