Kia Aroha College

Throughout Te Aö Mäori/the Mäori world, Mäori hold a special connection with the tohorä/whale.  In Te Tairäwhiti/East Coast Ngati Konohi of Whangarä mai Tawhiti know about the ancestor, Paikea who arrived at their tribal district on a whale. In Ngä Puhi, Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara and Ngati Wai, whales play a significant role in their tribal narratives.

We are excited to participate in this project enabling our rangatahi/young people to learn about the importance of whales to Te Aö Mäori and Te Aö Pasifika. Through generations, tribal waiata and haka have been composed for their learning.

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail