Celebrate the Māori New Year at Taranaki's iconic home of peace: Parihaka!
Puanga Kai Rau Festival will once again be held at Parihaka Paa (Taranaki) this June!
9-10 June 2017 - please mark these dates in your diary. We will light a fire, do some gardening and also enjoy the rising stars performing on the stage! Please see below for the full program.
Puanga Kai Rau Festival Program 2017
The 2017 festival will take place on Friday, 9th and Saturday 10th June at Parihaka (South Taranaki). Please note, changes to the program might still occur.
Friday, 9th June 2017
4.30pm: Mihi Whakatau at Te Paepae o Te Raukura, Parihaka followed by Manu Kōrero:
Tonga Karena – Peace and conflict PhD research
Billy TK Senior – peace kōrero
Paul Moss – whetū kōrero
Jean Hikaka – Healing from trauma
6.30pm: Kai o te Pō (Dinner) -Te Raanui 7pm: Puanga Concert at Te Raanui
Billy TK Senior
10pm: Star gazing, hang out at the Puanga fire
Saturday, 10th June 2017
7am: Parakuihi (Breakfast) at Te Paepae 8.30am - 4.30pm: Mahi Ngīere kei te māra (Working be at the community garden)
preparing garden beds
building new cob garden edging
building pizza oven
10am - 12pm: Kids games and stalls at Toroanui 12pm: Lunch at Te Paepae, Coffees at Te Niho 1pm: Films at Te Paepae
Film: Ancient Futures - sustainable community in Ladakh
1 - 3pm: Wānanga at Te Niho o Te Atiawa
Rāranga with Leanne Hohaia and Ngāpera Moeahu (weaving)
Toi with Wharehoka Smith (Art)
Kahu whakatere with Maata Wharehoka
1 - 3pm: Rangatahi activites at Toroanui
Hip Hop Class
4pm: Closing ceremony at the māra
FAQ 1. Does this festival cost anything? Kao (No), but koha is always appreciated.
2. Can I come to the Saturday - the garden, the kids zone - if I didn't come to the pōwhiri on Friday night? Ae (Yes).
3. Can I stay the night at the marae? Just a couple of words on ACCOMMODATION and PARKING: Friday 9th June will be an extremely busy day at Parihaka with Crown representatives coming to the Paa in the morning to offer a formal apology as a part of a reconciliation process. Then in the evening, we have our festival starting at 4.30pm with manu kōrero (speakers) and then kai o te pō and the concert at 7pm with a great line-up of local talent, as well as Billy TK snr and Dave Dobbyn.
WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A BED FOR YOU AT THE MARAE especially since we have lots of whānau coming this year for the reconciliation event. Yes, the marae are open for you all but we don't take bookings and it is basically a first in first served basis. So in between the speakers and the start of the concert we will look at sleeping arrangements for those who have traveled from outside of Taranaki to participate. There is no accommodation on Saturday night. In terms of PARKING, please follow the signs and instructions of parking wardens. Drive carefully - our kids are running and biking around. Don't forget a torch if you're staying overnight as there are not many street lights. Also, be aware that Mid-Parihaka Rd will be closed temporarily for parts of Friday.
4. What about food? There will be a cafe operating at Te Niho o Te Atiawa for hot drinks and snacks. We are having a kai together on Friday night/Saturday lunch.
5. What about alcohol? This is a drug- and alcohol-free event, e hoa mā!
Any other questions, please contact us :-) Ngā mihi!