Ko Hauraki, He Aute, Te Awhea
Auckland: Mt Roskill
Ko Moehau te maunga
Ko Tīkapa te moana
Ko Ngāti Maru, ko Ngāti Tama Te Ra, ko Ngāti Whanaunga ngā iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Aute, ko Ngāti Matahau ko Ngāti Kuriuaua ngā hapū
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Mātai Whetu te marae
Ko Hauraki te whenua
Tīhei mauri ora!
There is a beauty in reconnecting generations of whanaunga to their whakapapa.
Descendants of Hauraki, distanced from their homeland, have been attending wānanga for ngā hononga ā-whānau, or to learn more about their interconnectedness through their extended whānau and their homelands.
Due to life circumstances, nearly all descendants from some Hauraki whānau whakapapa lines have been raised away from their whenua tūturu, from the lands they connect to. Being separated from their heritage, their roots and language, many whānau members have felt alienated from their marae, with a loss of identity and lack of belonging.
Through wānanga and learning within the kawa and tikanga of their own marae, Hauraki whānau are able to reclaim their identity, piecing together the fragments of their history and pioneer towards rebuilding their whānau, with an abundance of loving memories, experience, and knowledge.
*This whānau initiative is proudly supported by Te Au (and Te Rau Ora) through the Māori Suicide Prevention Fund (2020-2021).