Purpose: For Aoraki Alternative Education Students to experience a Powhiri and learn a little bit about Arowhenua Marae's History in terms of its place as a Runaka of Kai Tahu
Name of Organiser: Leigh Milmine
Organisation: Aoraki Alternative Education
Arrival Date: 21st March 2018
Arrival Time: 10:30:0 AM
Departure Date: 21st March 2018
Departure Time: 12:0:0 PM
Phone Number: 0276895559
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of People: 15
Powhiri: Required as members of our group have not visited before
Billing Address: P.O.Box 59 Timaru 7910
Sponsor (Active Runanga Member): Gwen Bower
Meals: Morning Tea
Any specialty dietary requirements?:
Final Requests or Considerations: Kia ora
We are hoping that the Arowhenua Marae would be able to help us by supplying kaumatua and kuia who can Whaikorero and Karanga for us. Hendrix Brown worked with us last year while we practiced for a Marae visit. Unfortunately the Marae had to cancel. I'm not sure if Hendrix is still available but it would be great if he could be a part of the powhiri as he knows who we are, what we do and knows most of our students..
Our students have not had a chance to practice this year but I'm sure we can come up with a short Waiata or 2. The reason we are rushing this through is that I'm leaving Aoraki Alternative Education and I'd love to see our students have the opportunity to be officially welcomed onto the Marae.
I believe the value will be for them to understand the history, purpose and traditions of powihri to enable them to be more informed about what's happening in their local area.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss further.
Thank you so much.
Nga mihi nui, na
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