Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust are calling on its uri to start gearing up for our biennial festival this Labour Weekend October 22 to 23. The event, which will again be held at the TSB Hub in Hawera is a chance for Iwi, Hapu and whanau to reconnect and celebrate Ngati Ruanui.
We are hoping 16 hapu will participate in positive competitions with kapa haka, debating, Ruanui Idol and sports including a mini-tri with each team also required to perform a traditional Ngati Ruanui Waiata.
This year will see a new inclusion for Ngati Ruanui rangatahi 2NUiCode to display their innovation projects. Those interested in attending or helping out can contact us on 06 278 0148 or 0800 Ruanui.
The commencement of Te Ra o Ruaputahanga is close and the registrations are rolling in thick and fast whanau! You can register online here, through the office or at the event.
Please note that for catering and event draw purposes, registrations must close by Saturday 22 October 2016 at 10am.
The programme has been updated to include the following:
The Powhiri on Friday 21 October 2016 to open Te Ra o Ruaputahanga, receive kawe mate and taonga will be held at Taiporohenui Marae, Ohangai Road, Hawera at 5pm.
Whaikorero topics have been set as Wai Maori (Freshwater) and Wai Tai (Foreshore & Seabed). After the Powhiri at Taiporohenui Marae on Friday 21 October there will be a short wananga on the Whaikorero topics for those that are interested.