Welcome to our first publication in our blog series Te Kāhui which highlights the different services provided at Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence. First up: Uawanui Sustainability Project. Meet Alison Waru, Davina Walker and Bill Rangiwai who all work hard to secure the future of our natural environment and biodiversity in Uawanui-a-Ruamatua.
Excerpt 1 from Mangarara Pā:
“In August 2007 a portal in to the past was opened for Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti to step back in time and rediscover the origins and implications of dual-heritage and a shared future in Uawa-nui-a-Ruamatua.
Mangarara Pā was forgotten, this book is an opportunity for this story to be retold, and the final resting place of these ancestors to never be forgotten again.”
It is the intent of the Te Aitanga a Hauiti leadership and the Te Ahikā Committee to remember the ancestor Hingangaroa in a poupou whakairo (carved image) tribute. Hingangaroa will once again stand with his whānau and his children to inspire Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and visitors to the marae and Ūawa with the legacy of knowledge, artistic excellence, creativity and innovation. Ka tipu tonu te whaihanga ki Ūawa. The carved Hingangaroa tribute will be unveiled in 2019.