This year we held our inaugural NRAIT wānanga, designed to instill a strong sense of hapū identity and to explore the genesis hapū we come from.

Watch the video of our first wānanga here to learn more about this event.

Now it's your turn! The 2020 wānanga, Manawaroa, will take place from Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February.

Apply to participate in Manawaroa 2020 here


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You will learn about your identity, and about Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust as an entity. 

The wānanga is marae-based and includes excursions into the Abel Tasman National Park by water and a bike hikoi. You will explore sites of significance to the Trust, in the Motueka area and hear the kōrero of our families in this area.

The wānanga includes: whakapapa workshop, NRAIT and traditional history and waiata.

Participants are encouraged to engage, take what they learn back to their whānau, and become ambassadors of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.

All costs associated with the wānanga, including travel and accommodation, are covered by NRAIT. All NRAIT owners over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on 31 October.

If you have any questions, please email Nichola Vessey on

Start your application now 


Owners' insights on our 2019 wānanga

See all testimonial videos here

Moana Wakefield


Anaru Luke


Elizabeth Chase


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