A 3 day wānanga for graduates of Manaaki Tāpoi – reunite with your Manaaki whānau, be inspired, get ready to fly!

This event was postponed from the original advertised dates due to Covid-19. It will be rescheduled for later this year. You can register your interest in attending and we will keep you updated.

Date:         To be confirmed

Duration:   3 days

Location:   Moutere Valley

Cost:          $50*

Open to:    All ages

*We are asking this as koha for kai


Wānanga 2020

He manu hau ahau, he pī ka rere

I am a fledgling ready to take flight

Te Kupenga Rangatahi Wānanga 2020 is an opportunity for graduates of Manaaki Tāpoi to reunite, re-connect and find inspiration for their future.

A team of Manaaki Tāpoi graduates, keen to continue their Manaaki journey, developed the idea for Te Kupenga Rangatahi Wānanga 2020. They successfully applied to Ruia for funding and  now invite you to join them for 3 days of Manaaki style fun and learning.

We’re excited to announce that Tanemahuta Gray from Taki Rua will be one of the many inspiring people running workshops. There will also be speakers, activities and outings to engage and motivate you in your journey in Te Ao Māori.

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Please note, this event is open to all Manaaki Tāpoi graduates. There will be over and under 18 year olds sharing workshops and participating in activities. Trusted adults will be in supervisory roles and as far as possible, sleeping areas will be separated. If you are at school, you will need permission from a parent/guardian.
manaaki tapoi secondary students abel tasman beach
manaaki tapoi circle group secondary flax weaving


All food for the duration of the wānanga will be provided.
There is a koha of $50 to contribute to food costs.*


Accommodation will be available noho marae style. Whenua Iti Outdoors will oversee the allocated accommodation and supervisors will be present at all times.

* There are limited scholarships available. If you are interested in applying please contact us.

Getting Here

Transport will be available from the West Coast and Marlborough. Please indicate that transport is required on your enrolment form.

Further Information

Please note that this event is smoke free, drug free & alcohol free, just the same as all Manaaki Tāpoi programmes we run.

Any questions? Please email us and our rangatahi leadership team will get back to you.


This youth-led event is supported by Ruia and Whenua Iti Outdoors.

Want to find out more about a programme or have a question for us? Talk to one of our friendly team - we're happy to help.

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