Awa to Maunga Wananga and Hikoi


5th March 2017


Tena koutou katoa, Te Runanga o Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara Trust invite you to attend our Awa to Maunga wananga and hikoi, at Kearoa Marae, Horohoro, on the 5th March 2017. This is the second of two TARIT funded wananga where we explore our relationship with the Waikato River. This wananga will include a background of our physical relationship to the Waikato River and a hikoi from one of the sources of the Pokaitu awa, Waikarakia puna, up to the top of our maunga, Horohoro ringa a kahumatamoemoe.

This is the opportunity for iwi members to physically experience our pepeha, to stand on our maunga, see the source of our awa and be at our marae. Note the walk up Horohoro maunga is physically taxing so for those unable to undertake the hikoi, we will set up a base station at the foot of the maunga to enable people to wait for the walking roopu.  Those at base camp will also have the opportunity to visit Waikarakia while they are waiting.


  • 9:00 – Meet at Kearoa Marae
  • 9:30 – Travel to stock yards
  • 10:00 – Briefing (Eugene)
  • 10:30 – Travel to base station
  • 11:00 – Begin trek up Horohoro maunga
  • 12:00 – Those at base camp could visit Waikarakia Puna
  • 2:00 – Returning from Horohoro maunga trek
  • 3:00 – pack up base station and return to cars


Please bring suitable clothing and shoes for the day, we will provide lunch and water and hopefully afternoon tea, but if you want to bring snacks for your hikoi please do.  If the weather is not suitable we will postpone this event, so please keep an eye on the facebook page for any cancellations.

Registration is essential so please register by 27th February via Kataraina at the Runanga office on 07 343 7153, email

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