Taranaki Tū Mai is a biennial event where iwi of Taranaki come together to celebrate Taranakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Whakapapa through Hākinakina (sport), Kapa Haka (cultural performances) and Wānanga (learning forums). This is the sixth Taranaki Tū Mai Festival to be held, following the hosting in 2009 by Te Ātiawa at Waitara, 2011 by Taranaki Iwi at Parihaka, 2013 by Ngā Rauru Kītahi at Waverley, 2015 by Ngāti Mutunga at Urenui, 2017 by Ngāruahine at Manaia and 2019 by Ngāti Maruwharanui at Tarata and Inglewood.
The aim of Taranaki Tū Mai is to promote and celebrate Māori unity in Taranaki. Taranaki Tū Mai offers something for everyone, from our mokopuna to our kaumātua. It allows for whanaungatanga to be practised, valued and experienced inter-generationally, and with other whānau, hapū and iwi. In this respect, it helps us to foster our Ngāti Mutunga connections with other iwi of Taranaki.
The Festival gives us, as Ngāti Mutunga uri, a chance to come together, and to represent our people on the sports fields and courts, as well as on the marae and performing stage.
Taranaki Tū Mai 2019 will be held from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019. The festival will be hosted by Ngāti Maru in Tarata and Inglewood.
The official pōwhiri will take place at Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae in Tarata at 11.00am.
If you and your whānau are planning to attend Taranaki Tū Mai 2019, each whānau member will need to register using our online registration form. Click here to access the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
Urenui Pā will be available for whānau who require accommodation on Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November 2019. Please indicate this when completing your online registration. There is a cost which will go towards the hire of the pā and kai. This will be collected at the pā on your arrival. Cost per persons are:
18 years and over: $20.00 per person
Under 18 year: $10.00 per person
There are many sports on offer. Refer to the below programme. Whānau who would like to participate in one of the below sports will need to indicate this through the online Ngāti Mutunga Registration Form.
|Rāmere 29 o Whiringa-ā-rangi
Friday 29 November 2019
|11.00am||Pōwhiri||Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae|
|1.00pm||Kai Hākari||Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae|
|2.00pm||Wānanga||Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae|
|3.00pm||Gumboot Throw||Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae|
|Tug-o-War||Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae|
|Golf||Inglewood Golf Club|
|5.00pm||Cross Country||Inglewood High School|
|Basketball||Inglewood High School|
|Rāhoronuku 30 o Whiringa-ā-rangi
Saturday 30th November 2019
|8.00am||Marching||Inglewood High School|
|March Past||Inglewood High School|
|9.30am||Basketball||Inglewood High School|
|Netball||Inglewood High School|
|Touch||Inglewood High School|
|Rugby 7’s||Inglewood High School|
|League 9’s||Inglewood High School|
|Darts||Inglewood High School|
|Softball||Inglewood Primary School|
|Outdoor Bowls||Inglewood Bowling Club|
|Tamariki Tū Mai||Inglewood High School|
|Sack Race||Inglewood High School|
|Taiohi Tū Mai||Inglewood High School|
|Kī-o-rahi||Inglewood High School|
|Kaumātua Tū Mai||Inglewood High School|
|Kaumātua Volleyball||Inglewood High School|
|1.00pm||Tautohetohe||Inglewood High School|
|Rāhororangi 1 o Hakihea
Sunday 1st December 2019
|9.00am||Kapa Haka||Inglewood High School|
|2.00pm||Tautohetohe||Inglewood High School|
|2.30pm||Prizegiving||Inglewood High School|
Wānanga for the Ngāti Mutunga Kapa Haka rōpū have begun. These wānanga are for whānau who want to be part of the performing rōpū at the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival in the Kapa Haka section for Ngāti Mutunga. If you would like to be apart of the performing rōpū please contact Symon Knuckey on 027 425 4846
If you require any further information please contact our Ngāti Mutunga coordinator Raymond Tuuta via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 081 87115.