Skip Content
Te Ati Awa and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa signed Kawenata

Te Ati Awa and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have signed a Kawenata that cements an enduring inter-generational relationship.

The signing of the Kawenata or accord between Te Ati Awa me ngā iwi o Taranaki whānui ki te upoko o Te Ika ā Maui and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa took place at Waiwhetu Marae in Wellington last Thursday after several months of discussions.

The Kawenata includes seven principles which lay the foundations for the relationship that will in time see cultural and educational collaboration that will benefit Te Ati Awa tribal members, tauira and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Te Taiurungi Dr Jim Mather and Te Ati Awa leader Kara Puketapu are pictured signing the Kawenata at Waiwhetu Marae.

 Back to news & events

Published On:

Article By:



Other Articles

  • 22 January, 2021

    New forestry course offered in Tokoroa

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Ashworth St, Tokoroa, is offering up to 20 places on a new NZ Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills (establishment and pruning).

  • 20 January, 2021

    Waka ama is about whānau, says Karmen

    The biggest buzz for Karmen Wallace at this year’s waka ama nationals is that a mokopuna has been competing in the midgets’ section, making them the third generation of her family to take part.

  • 20 January, 2021

    Be wise and sanitise at waka ama champs

    Combatting the potential spread of COVID-19 has been front and centre at this week’s Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Waka Ama Sprint Championships at Karapiro.

  • 19 January, 2021

    Sarah gets cooking in Kaitaia

    What started out as a simple idea to make a little extra cash selling donuts at the market has turned into a successful foodtruck venture for Kaitaia couple Sarah and Tokoa Aumata.