Upper Hutt Multicultural Council, Ōrongomai Marae and Multicultural New Zealand invite you to participate in a Noho Marae on 14 April 2018 in Upper Hutt. (A Noho is a sleepover on a Marae – a Māori communal meeting house). This NOHO is funded by the Ministry of Education for International Students. Transport can be organised with prior request on registration link. Register your interest with our online sign-up :
Or call: Pohswan +64 27 588 8805
This Noho sits within an initiative called Huarahi Hou that aims to connect International Students in New Zealand with Tangata Whenua through the Marae. The purpose of the Noho experience is to:
Raise awareness about Tikanga Marae (NZ Maori culture & practices) and the Treaty of Waitangi
To build relationships with local Tangata Whenua and local ethnic communities
Develop a sense of belonging in the local community.
This initiative has been developed in response to migrant interest in learning more about the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and received significant endorsement of community leaders who met at Waiwhetu Marae in May this year. Those who attended this hui include Maori leaders, local mayors, and other dignitaries including former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand.
This is a great opportunity for you to experience and participate in Tikanga Maori (Māori culture), engage with the indigenous peoples of New Zealand, discuss issues that are important to migrants and Tangata Whenua (indigenous New Zealanders), and grow your understanding of New Zealand history, culture and peoples.