Image courtesy of Wharehoka Wano

Image courtesy of Wharehoka Wano

Wharehoka Wano: Te Kingitanga and Ngā Iwi o Taranaki

Tai Moana Tai Tangata: A Taranaki Tribal Perspective
  • Thu 18 Mar 2021
  • 6—8PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Free
  • Limited Tickets
  • Booking Essential
  • Refreshments provided

Founded in the Waikato in 1858, Kingitanga sought to unite Māori under a single sovereign. The connection between the second Māori king, Tawhiao, and Taranaki is strong, and based on principles of peace central to both Parihaka and the Pai Marire religion. As the King’s representative in Taranaki, Wharehoka Wano will discuss this past, and what it could mean for the future of Taranaki.

Wharehoka Wano (Taranaki, Te Atiawa and Ngāti Awa) is Tumuwhakarito (CEO) of Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust. He has more than 30 years’ experience working in the education sector, and is known for his leadership locally and nationally on behalf of both the tribal and wider community. Wharehoka has been a big supporter of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre’s and has led the establishment of Whiringa Toi the Māori Governance Board.

Tai Moana Tai Tangata – A Taranaki Tribal Perspective is a four-part speaker series extending on the themes of Tai Moana Tai Tangata, bringing a Taranaki lens to continue the exhibition’s narrative. This after hours speaker event offers an opportunity for the Taranaki community to come together to kōrero, and hear from local speakers on nationally significant topics. Other events in the series include; Dr Ruakere Hond on Kiwai Kete, Ngamata Skipper on waiata poi and Bishop Philip Richardson on the Cathedral Church of St Marys.

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Wharehoka Wano during the opening pōwhiri for Brett Graham's exhibition <i>Tai Moana Tai Tangata</i>.
Image: Neil Pardington.

Wharehoka Wano during the opening pōwhiri for Brett Graham's exhibition Tai Moana Tai Tangata.
Image: Neil Pardington.

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