Each year we hold wānanga for our taiohi, with girls and boys wānanga held in alternate years. This year is the year for our young tamatane (boys) who whakapapa to a Wakatū shareholder, are currently in school, and are aged 13-18 years. The wānanga will take place from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October in the school holidays.

The wānanga is marae-based and includes excursions into the Abel Tasman National Park by water and track. The wānanga includes: waka ama, mau rākau, haka, waiata , tribal history, environmental responsibility, goal setting, career pathways and an overview of Wakatū and its associated businesses.

Costs associated with the wānanga are covered by Wakatū. All tamatane are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on 31 May. - apply online here

If you have any questions, please email Colleen Carew at: wananga@wakatu.org