Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! Mai i te kāinga o Te Kaponga, mai i te wānanga o Tamatea Ariki nui, kia rere ngā roimata o te maunga tūhāhā, arā ko Mauao ki a koutou mā, ka mihi, ka mihi, ka mihi ake rā. He mihi tēnei i raro i te mana ngatahi o Ngāti Ruahine me Ngai Tamarawaho, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Tutarawananga is the Māori name for our area. It is named for a wānanga founded by Tamatea Arikinui on the banks of the Waimapu river. Our area was a renowned school of learning, a navigation point, and a food gathering area. Merivale is a suburb located 5 kilometres from Tauranga’s downtown centre. It lies on the edge of the Waimapu Estuary.
April Holiday Programmes start Monday 22 April!
ValeFeast, 5.30pm, Thursday 18 April, at the Merivale Action Centre
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