“I like to use a simple karanga for a pōwhiri, one that will welcome all iwi. You can add to that, depending on the occasion, to make it deeper and more picturesque but as kaikaranga you should always be mindful of people waiting. It’s not about telling a whole story…”
To many of us who have been kaikaranga for years, Aunty Kiwa is the epitome of karanga. A gentle yet vibrant soul, Aunty Kiwa has the skill, the talent, the mātauranga and the presence to completely enrapture us with her karanga and kōrero. In the Te Karaka article, Karanga – A Call From The Heart, Aunty Kiwa then went on to say “a good karanga matches the occasion”. Do you have the tools to match your karanga to the occasion? Are you willing to share those tools with fellow kaikaranga?
This wānanga is the fourth in a series of wānanga karanga planned until June. In this particular wānanga we will share mātauranga, kōrero and experiences associated with pōwhiri, mihi whakatau and celebrations.
Bring some kai to share for lunch and a cuppa. And, come prepared to add your kōrero and mātauranga to the communal kete.
These wānanga are for those women who are currently active practitioners of karanga on our marae and those who are highly likely to step up to be the kaikaranga for their marae and hapū. It’s also for our wāhine who keep our paepae warm, those that sing the waiata, those that help prep the whare and marae, those who care for the tikanga a tāua mā, a pōua mā.
These wānanga are part of Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ruahikihiki, a project supported by Ngāi Tahu Fund.
For more information please contact Puamiria on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 021 233 1000.