Cultural Trip 2018


Te Runanga o Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara Trust invites you to attend our waka trip for 2018.

Joining us will be the youth from the First Nations Lummi People who originate from Canada, specifically Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia.  Known as Lhaq’temish, the Lummi People celebrate life on the shores and waters of Puget Sound, and are known as the Canoe people.

A collaboration of both cultures where traditions and historical stories will be shared around the Waikato River.  Included will be a background of our physical relationship to the Waikato River, seeing where the Pokaitu Awa feeds into the Tahunaatara, to Lake Atiamuri and eventually the Waikato River.  Join us on a trip to share our journey!

Registrations are essential – Register by 02 February 2018

Send your registrations to:


Phone: 07 3437153

Write: Te Runanga or Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara Trust,

Po Box 716, Rotorua 3040.

These trips are an opportunity for Iwi members to experience our relationship with the Waikato River and Maunga. They have been very successful and received very positive feedback.



8.30am                                 Arrive and depart for Kearoa Marae, Apirana Road, Horohoro

9am                                       Arrive Kearoa Marae.  Whakatau for First Nations Lummi People, Horohoro

9.30am                                 Visit Micro Hydro Unit

10am                                     Depart Kearoa Marae for Lake Atiamuri

Korero on Pokaitu Awa and tributaries on way to Lake Atiamuri

10.30am-11am                 Morning tea and verbal history of our affiliation to the Awa

11am                                     Safety briefing and instruction by Aotearoa Waka Experiences (contracted provider)

11.30am-1.30pm              Waka paddle and fun events

1.30pm to 2pm                  Picnic lunch

2pm to 3pm                        Second Waka trip, if required

3pm to 3.30pm                  Clean up and debrief

3.30pm                                 Depart for Kearoa Marae

4pm                                       Depart for Tarewa Marae




                2-3 March 2018

  • KAPA HAKA REGIONALS Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara will be putting forward a Pakeke Roopu.

23-25 March 2018

  • TE ARAWA GAMES Hosting of some of the sports will be held at Kearoa Marae.  You are invited to enter teams for this event.

April 2018

  • MOKAIHAHA TRIP & WANANGA Date to be confirmed.  Don’t miss this trip! Check website for more info.

22 September 2018

  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Te Runanga o Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara AGM, Kearoa Marae.

08 December 2018

  • CHRISTMAS HUI Kearoa Marae, Hui and Kai and kids entertainment.

If you want more information for any of the events mentioned above, call the Runanga Office on 07 343 7153 or email:

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