Promotion for the Puanga Kai Rau Festival are in full swing. Posters and flyers are being distributed, newspapers advert will appear soon and we had an article in the Taranaki Daily News a few days ago.
Radio interviews are lined up over the next couple of weeks. Please help us by getting the word out - still the best way to reach people. Nga mihi!
1. Does this festival cost anything?
Kao (No). However, please bring some kai to share (preferably in a woven kono) for the pōwhiri.
2. Can I come to the Saturday - the concert, the garden, the kids zone - if I didn't come to the pōwhiri on Friday night?
3. Can I stay the night at the marae?
Ae (Yes), please do!
4. What about food?
There will be a cafe operating at Te Niho o Te Atiawa all day Saturday where you can purchase food and hot drinks.
5. What about alcohol?
This is a drug- and alcohol-free event, e hoa mā!
Any other questions, please contact us :-) Ngā mihi!
The 2014 festival will take place from Friday, 13th to Sunday, 15th June at Parihaka (South Taranaki). Please note, changes to the program might still occur.
Friday, 13th June 2014
5pm - Pōwhiri at Te Paepae o Te Raukura followed by kai. Please bring a plate or a kono to share.
6.30pm - Lighting the Puanga fire and kōrero from kaumatua.
7.30pm - Documentaries at Te Niho o Te Atiawa.
Saturday, 14th June 2014
9 - 12am - Garden working bee at Te Tipunga (Community garden).
11am - 2.30pm - Kids Zone - Games, stories and the Puanga Amazing Race at Toroanui Marae.
1 - 5pm - Workshops at Te Paepae o Te Raukura.
3 - 5pm - Karaoke competition (aka Parihaka Idol!) at Toroanui Marae.
5 - 9pm - Concert featuring Te Kohikohinga Kohatu, Roger Rangitawa and friends, Shirleen Ngawhare and Rawiri Mahutonga, Ora and Wiremu Hohaia and the Kaumatua Kapa Haka team!
Sunday, 15th June 2014
Morning working bee - come help clean up Parihaka :-)
12pm - Poroaki and kai at Te Niho o Te Atiawa