Manawaroa 2020, our first official wānanga saw whānau from around the globe come home to Motueka for a weekend of learning, history and self-discovery. Watch the video below to see what participants of Manawaroa 2020 took away with them and why you should be there next year.

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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 for Manawaroa 2020 are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email Nichola Vessey on


Owners' insights on our 2019 wānanga

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Moana Wakefield


Anaru Luke


Elizabeth Chase


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