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  • Writer's pictureTheresa Reihana


The Art Exhibition 'Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori' opened tonight which celebrates Ngatihine artists to coincide with the Ahuareka Festival.

Curated by Te Hemoata Henare, Lorrainne King and Tash Nikora, 'Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori' is at Kings theatre in Kawakawa and the Ahuareka festival starts this weekend.

All artwork was capped at $250 which gives whanau an opportunity to purchase something...awesome kaupapa we should do this regularly.

Amongst the artists tonight were kids from Te Kāpehu Whetu who made these tukutuku panels with Raewyn Tipene and Maia Cooper.

The Ahuareka festival is an opportunity to celebrate our uniqueness, our reo, our kapa, our tamariki and kura, our whanaungatanga. I seriously need to make some ajustments in my life and make my reo a priority. Attending each festival fills my heart, the bubbling reo of our kuia and kaumatua sounds like a stream humming in the forset on a sunny day. Its like no other reo for me. Its so warming.

The komiti for the festival purchased a set of Pou waka on exhibit which I was selling on behalf the my Marae Miria

Te Ahuareka o Ngati Hine - Te Hui Ahurei mo Ngati Hine!

Otiria Marae, Moerewa 18 - 20 Oketopa.

This year hosting a 3 day kaupapa with the theme “Korerotia Te Reo o Ngati Hine”.For more information hit the link Ahuareka

See You there

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