Programmes and Activities
This is a programme within Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi, which aims to encourage pride, self esteem, and confidence in oneself in relation to things Maori.
Staff and Tangata Whaiora from Community and Residential meet weekly for two hours, and participate in karakia (prayer), waiata a ringa (action songs), waiata moteatea (chants), waiata tautoko (songs to accompany whaikorero – speeches), haka, and Oruorua Whakaoriori (Harmony In Motion – A Maori adaptation of Tai Chi). The programme ends with a shared lunch (“Na to rourou, na taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi”).
“Mauri Nui, Mauri Roa, Mauri Tau, Tihee Mauri Ora!”
This programme runs for two hours each week with approximately 30 residential and community Tangata Whaiora opting to attend. Initially the programme focussed on touch rugby but has now expanded to include netball, dance, aerobics and traditional Maori games.
The sports programme is facilitated internally by Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi staff and concludes each week with a light lunch for all to enjoy.