12 - 14 February 2021

Applications are now open for Manawaroa 2021, our annual wānanga held in February each year. Apply today to experience a weekend of learning, history and self-discovery.

Our 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.

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


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What you'll experience at Manawaroa 2021


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The owners selected to participate are encouraged to engage in the weekend, take what they learn back to their whānau, and become ambassadors of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.

The weekend is best suited to those with a reasonable level of fitness and can complete a 10km bike ride and also can get on and paddle the waka.

Costs associated with the weekend wānanga are covered by NRAIT, excluding travel costs to and from Motueka. All NRAIT owners over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply.

Applications for Manawaroa 2021 are open from 1 September to 31 October 2020.

If you have any questions, please email Nichola Vessey on info@nrait.co.nz.


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Previous wānanga participants

See what some our earlier participants had to say about Manawaroa.

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Moana Wakefield


Anaru Luke


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