Ka nukunuku, Ka nekeneke

The third MAIHI Whare Wānanga was hosted by Te Taitokerau at the Waitangi National Trust in Waitangi on the 11th of March 2022.

The theme of this MAIHI Whare Wānanga was ‘Ka nukunuku, Ka nekeneke.’ These words mean to move forward in unison and symbolises leadership, deliberation, direction, action, acceleration, and achievement. It is a call to arms.

These words are synonymous with Te Taitokerau and were part of a haka performed by thousands, led by Ruatara when the first sermon was preached by Rev Samuel Marsden in 1814.

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‘Ngā pou o Te Taitokerau’ – Leaders from across Te Taitokerau stand with Andrew Crisp, Kararaina Calcott-Cribb and Minister Kelvin Davis in Waitangi.