He Waka Eke Noa

"A canoe on which everyone may embark"

" Even if a canoe was constructed by one person working alone, it was claimed as the common property of the whanau or family.  Practically everything in a Maori village belonged to the family or sub tribe.  The only private possessions were garments, ornaments, tools and weapons"   Quote from "Maori Proverbs"

He Waka Eke Noa regularly run tikanga Maori based workshops alongside our Kaumatua.  Team members will come to individual Playcentre sessions to facilitate workshops such as te reo, weaving, poi, kowhaiwhai, carving, legends, waiata, Biculturalism & tikanga, all whanau are welcome.

We offer Harakeke Weaving in the Alisa Densem Library on every second Tuesday morning.

For the latest programme of He Waka Eke Noa Workshops & Matariki Events click here.

The hapu is suppported by the wider Maori community.  The hapu liaises with the Education Executive and assists with the running of workshops and discussions on biculturalism and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

For further information on Bicultural Values in Playcentre click here.

Please click here to view details of the Working Towards Biculturalism Strategic Planning - Working with Maori Values flyer.

To contact the He Waka Eke Noa hapu click here