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Culturally Strong

Retention of our cultural identity is paramount for it is the soul of the Iwi, what makes us unique. Through concentrated effort and celebration Ngāti Kahungunu traditional and contemporary culture and language will survive and achieve national recognition.


  •  Triennial Takitimu International Festivals

  •  Establishment of Whare Wānanga 

  •  Takitimu history taught in all schools

  •  Te reo taught at all levels in all schools

  •  Inventory of Whakairo, kōwhaiwhai, tukutuku, in all marae.

  •  Kahungunu publications; musical, theatrical and film productions.

  •  Kahungunu Cultural Center with archives and contemporary development in the arts

  •  Kahungunu Sports Academy with Kahungunu teams in World Cup events

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