Join the Kaupapa
Te Iwi Āio is building village, tribe and connection to reo, tikanga and whakapapa through wānanga with ourselves, our environment and our Atua.
One of our goals is to build a fully functional physical village, a place of aroha, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.
A diverse, multipurpose space to hold traditional wānanga, classes, networking functions or family gatherings.
A safe space to be unapologetically Māori.
Te Iwi Āio is the tribe. A tribe of ever-growing, young Māori, brought together by the divine guidance of our Atua Māori in the form of wānanga.
Supporting each other through the evolving dynamics of life, mahi and kaupapa.
A family striving to create and leave a legacy for the next generation, our Tama-Ariki, our Moko-Puna.
Connection to our reo, our tikanga, our whakapapa.
Connection to our communities, each other, ourselves.
Connection to our Whenua, our Taiao, our Atua.
Te Iwi Āio is calling those who feel aligned with this vision to join the kaupapa, join the wānanga.
We hold Twelve levels of wānanga.
Level 1 - 3: Ngā Kaitiaki
(The 70 Children of Rangi & Papa)
Level 4 - 6: Ngā Atua
(The generation of Rangi & Papa)
Level 7 - 10: Ngā Atua Tawhito
(The Ancient Atua)
Level 11 & 12: Ngā Kaihanga
The first level is a 20 week commitment to four weekend noho Marae led by Pā Shaquille Shortland.