Facilitators: Hēmi Kelly and Jamie Cowell
Host: Te Aka Wāhine o Tāmaki, Auckland Government Women's Network
Venue: Papatuānuku Kōkiri Marae, Mangere
Date: Wednesday 10th February 2021
Attendance: approx. 50
We were extremely fortunate to have our first event of the year at this wonderful marae.
Papatuānuku Kōkiri is known for its commitment to self-sufficient Māori communities and mahinga kai /food production, using hua parakore, an indigenous system and framework for growing kai.
Te Aka Wāhine o Tāmaki members experienced heart-warming manaakitanga/hospitality, a powhiri and learnt how this and tikanga wāhine link back to creation stories.
- Guidence and information on the protocols for visiting and conducting oneself in a marae.
- The initiatives that the marae are undertaking to create and maintain sustainability.
- The link from Rangi and Papa, to the powhiri process and how the protocols link back to creation.
- Knowledge on whare tangata and the link to Hine Nui Te Po to explain the background concept of tikanga.
- Inspiration to make everyday an opportunity to practice te reo
"I couldn’t stop sharing what I learnt with my whanau last night."
"The experience was inspiring. The manaakitanga from the marae and kaiako made it such a special event to be a part of.
I feel humbled and grateful."
"I find AGWN events highly interesting and valuable as a woman working in the public sector."
"Such a lovely and inspiring group of women! I really enjoyed meeting with the AGWN wāhine and having a strong korero."