From 27 - 29 April your whānau and the descendants of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust will gather to celebrate Ohu Maatu 2018, in your homelands in Motueka for a special weekend of reconnecting, learning and celebrating.

Join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the return of our homelands.

  • Reconnect with the whānau
  • Stay on the marae
  • Share your stories and ideas
  • Waiata for our tamariki and rangatahi
  • Honour our tūpuna
  • and enjoy great kai!

Download the invitation and full programme here.


Please register for Ohu Maatu by filling out the registration form below.
Please note, registration is not complete until the $10 per attendee for the gala dinner is received.



Friday 27th April

5pm                                     Pōwhiri at Te Āwhina Marae
6pm                                     Kai
7.30pm                               Whakawhanaungatanga in Turangapeke (Wharenui)

Saturday 28th April

6am                                      Blessing of Interpretation Panel
7.30am                                Parakuihi
9.00am                                Bus hikoi
9am - 4pm                          Kapa haka wananga
12.00pm                              Lunch
12.30pm-1.30pm              Registration for AGM
1.30pm-4pm                       Annual General Meeting
6.00pm                                 Hakari at Memorial Hall, Motueka 

Sunday 29th April 

7.30am                                Parakuihi in Wharekai 
9am-10am                          Te Āhurewa Church
10.30am-12pm                 Open Forum Discussion                       
12.00pm                              Lunch and poroporoaki