Māori are intrinsically and inherently connected to the environment. This is represented in whakapapa (genealogy), Pūrākau (stories) and ātua (gods/ deities). Preserving and protecting ecology enhances the cultural and historical narratives of Aotearoa.
During the Owairoa Marae programme Te Ngāhere, students will take a guided or self-guided tour exploring our local forest and gardens. Students will learn about different lifeforms and the significance of our forest in local history and the wider context.
Years 3 - 9
Te Whare Taonga – The Museum
Memories of Emilia Maud Nixon and the Garden of Memories
Waiata and Poi
Purakau – Story telling