Matariki Celebrations

Te  Hono ki Raukawa hosted its first Matariki celebration last week inviting over 60 kaumatua to a lun- cheon at Te  Wananga o Raukawa, Ōtaki. Sir Taihakurei  Durie, Professor  Whatarangi  Winiata and Professor Gary  Hook outlined the work being carried out by Te  Hono regarding the  Ngati Raukawa Treaty of  Waitangi claims. Tā  Taihakurei specifically spoke about the historical aspects of the claims.  Enjoying a catchup are from left Ted  Devonshire, Manurere  Devonshire and Racheal  Selby.
Enjoying a catchup are from left Ted Devonshire, Manurere Devonshire and Racheal Selby.

Te Hono ki Raukawa hosted its first Matariki celebration last week inviting over 60 kaumatua to a luncheon at Te Wananga o Raukawa, Ōtaki.

Sir Taihakurei Durie, Professor Whatarangi Winiata and Professor Gary Hook outlined the work being carried out by Te Hono regarding the Ngāti Raukawa Treaty of Waitangi claims. Tā Taihakurei specifically spoke about the historical aspects of the claims.

Members from Te Roopu Tūmeke, Kāpiti provided the entertainment singing all the old favourites.The kaumatua group come together on a weekly basis at Hora Te Pai in Paraparaumu.
Members from Te Roopu Tūmeke, Kāpiti provided the entertainment singing all the old favourites.The kaumatua group come together on a weekly basis at Hora Te Pai in Paraparaumu.

Te-Hono-logo_F_RTe Hono ki Raukawa Management Trust (Te Hono) is currently supporting a number of Ngāti Raukawa Treaty of Waitangi Claims. It is one of the major claimant groups representing three closely related iwi: Te Reureu, Ngāti Kauwhata and Ngāti Raukawa.

It was established in 2008 at a hui-a-iwi and is working with other claimant groups including Tūmatanui and Tū Te Manawaroa. The group represents 25 iwi and hapū of Ngāti Raukawa in the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Kāpiti region. There are some 30,000 tribal members.

For more information contact: Te Hono ki Raukawa Ph: 06 364 8598, Email: thkr.trust@gmail.com www.thkr.weebly.com Facebook: @tehonokiraukawa