Piritahi Marae was brimming with music from around the world last week as a talented group of 18 to 30-year-old musicians entertained a large crowd as part of Ethno New Zealand. Guests were welcomed on to the marae with...
A love of technology, nature and youth at risk is coming together for Eric Rangi Hillman as he develops computer games. A flurry of interest currently surrounds the Waiheke digital gaming and app development company, Her0tech, which island residents Eric...
For the first time in a decade Waiheke High’s Piringakau kapa haka group performed at Polyfest 2018. It had been so long, yet they blew everyone away with their outstanding performance and mana. With only six weeks to prepare their...
About 50 year seven and eight students of Waiheke High School dressed in fancy fluorescent clothes and colours for a disco at the school hall last Friday. The disco was put on by the Piringakau kapa haka group to fundraise...
The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of iwi from around the region, members of parliament, Waiheke residents and visitors attended the day...
One of Māoridom’s most spiritual objects has been brought to Waiheke where it will be hosted by Piritahi Marae. Having spent the past month at Mātaatua Marae ki Tāmaki, the mauri stone of Te Matatini kapa haka competition was brought...
“What’s good for Māori is good for everybody,” is the catch-cry adopted by Waiheke High School’s newly approved whānau form class. The board of trustees has given the green light to an all-ages vertical form class that will launch this...
Piritahi Hau Ora team produced another memorable Waitangi Day of manaakitanga at Piritahi marae in Blackpool on 6 February. Over 400 people took part in the welcoming pōwhiri, and after a cup of tea to complete the process, they...
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on tourism around the globe, and Waiheke’s tourism operators are feeling the full force of the tap being suddenly turned off on domestic and world travel. Owner and director of Potiki...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...