Waikato Paepae In Good Stead For Future

October 2020

Graduates of Rangapuu Tuarua, members of the first intake and teachers of Te Pae Kaakaa flank Kiingi Tuuheitia and Te Makau Ariki at the steps of Te Papa-o-Rotu Marae, Whatawhata

Despite interuptions to original graduation plans, the second cohort of Waikato-Tainui most advanced reo and tikanga programme Te Pae Kaakaa, still got to throw their hats up in 2020.

Te Pae Kaakaa aims to build the numbers and quality of speakers and protocol upholders on Waikato-Maniapoto marae. Sibling combination Rahui and Pania Papa, who have over 50 years of teaching experience between them, are second to none in their ability to both engage and develop the next generation of paepae exponents.

Attendees are selected based on their will to be a part of the programme, their base competency in te reo me ngaa tikanga – but ultimately, they must be endorsed by their marae as having commitment back to their own marae and hapuu in this area of knowledge and practice.

If you’d like to know more about what’s on offer by way of te reo and tikanga development, learn more here.

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