Ko Rongowhakaata

29 September 2017

Explore the land, people, and stories of Rongowhakaata, an iwiiwitribe whose unique art reflects their innate creativity, rich history, and innovative spirit. 

Rongowhakaata and Te Papa have worked together to create Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow. In this dramatic exhibition, discover awe-inspiring taongataongatreasures, innovative contemporary art, and powerful stories of survival and tenacity.

Get to know this small, but enduring iwi from the East Coast of the North Island, whose leaders and creativity have made a big impact across Aotearoa New Zealand. See their renowned whare whakairo Te Hau ki Tūranga in a new light – a high point of Rongowhakaata creative expression.




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Tamararo 2018

30 April 2018

The Senior Tamararo Qualifier 2018 is being held at Houhoupiko (Showgrounds) over two days, May 26th and 27th.

Please contact the Tairawhiti Cultural Development Trust for more information.




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Ko Rongowhakaata

29 November 2016

This exhibition is the second part of a three-part exhibition series for Rongowhakaata. Part one was the successful Rongowhakaata marae based exhibition earlier this year and part three will be the iwi exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa in 2017. 

This exhibition is about Rongowhakaata reaffirming who they are as a people, and re-telling their stories in their homelands so that the next generation can hear, see, and feel Rongowhakaata history and the unique experiences that build the fabric of the Rongowhakaata people. It is an immersion into facets of the world of Rongowhakaata people, both old and new, as expressed through their historical and contemporary arts.

For more information contact Rongowhakaata Trust Oce on (06) 862 8086 OR Tairawhiti Museum on (06) 867 3832

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Rongowhakaata AGM

21 October 2016

Kia ora,

Feel free to click on the link below to view the documents that will be discussed at the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust AGM being held Saturday 19 November 2016, 10am at Manutūkē Marae.

*N.B - Printed hardcopies will be available on the day or you can pick up a copy at the Trust Office.

Click on "Read More" below to view the AGM via livestream

Nga mihi

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Situations Vacant

22 March 2019

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