11 - 13 February 2022

Applications are now open for Manawaroa 2022


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 2022

Learn about what's involved and some of the experiences for many of our whānau who participated in Manawaroa 2021. Click below to view.


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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.


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

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Previous wānanga

See what some of our earlier wānanga involved

Manawaroa 2021 


Manawaroa 2020

Check out previous testimonial videos here


Banner image: Photography by Melissa Banks