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Join the Kaupapa

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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.

Building Village

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.

Building Tribe

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.

Building Connection

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 Creators)

The first level is a 20 week commitment to four weekend noho Marae led by Pā Shaquille Shortland.

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