Mana Rangatahi



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Mana Rangatahi is the iwi’s flagship cultural programme for youth. The key underlying aims of this programme are to connect rangatahi to their iwi, their culture and to each other, while simultaneously building capacity in the cultural space and ensuring succession.

Since the first wānanga in 2015, Mana Rangatahi continues to be a valuable and meaningful way of engaging with our younger generations and ensuring the tikanga of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō lives on.

The six-day wānanga are held twice a year, in January and July, and see rangatahi from throughout Aotearoa hikoi to various wāhi tapu in the Te Tauihu rohe.

Having scooped various language awards, Mana Rangatahi is nationally recognised as a leader in cultural development and revitalisation. But more than that, it’s a fun and rewarding way for rangatahi to connect and gain confidence. 

For expert Mana Rangatahi graduates, there is also the tutor training programme, 'Ngā Toki Pakohe a Tamahau', which further upskills participants and sees them taking a leading role in tutoring the younger ones attending wānanga.

Keep your eye on our pānui for your chance to register for the next Mana Rangatahi wānanga. Note, rangatahi must be registered members of the iwi to attend.