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Manaaki Whenua - Working Bee

  • Manaaki whenua

Taking care of the land brings wellbeing to our communities.

Our wellbeing is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of our environment. This manaaki whenua working bee is an opportunity for us as a Unitec Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka whānau, to support our own wellbeing through connection to the whenua (land). By helping to take care of our wāhi tapu, our sacred spaces here on campus, you will learn about Te Waiunuroa o Wairaka (the natural spring named after Wairaka), rongoā Māori (medicinal plants including harakeke) and the biodiversity which the healing waters of Wairaka sustain.

This is your chance to connect with our beautiful campus and with others, and increase your knowledge of tikanga Māori (sustainable practices) while enjoying time outside.

Details of the day

We’ll begin with karakia at 9am, outside Ngākau Māhaki (the wharenui), Mt Albert campus, and we will provide kai at 12.00pm.

If you can’t make the morning session, you’re welcome to join the afternoon session at 12.30pm.

Whatever amount of time you have available to take part, we look forward to seeing you there – stay for a little or a long time. Please bring gloves and any small garden tools you have at home.
Nau mai, haere mai. All welcome.

Please register, for catering and equipment planning.

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