Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Clouds over Te Puna

                                  He tino rereke te rangi, ara nga kapua i tu ki runga o Te Puna.






Saturday, 5 December 2015

Te Kaha Noho Puni

Kia ora ra te whanau, ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa, nga tamariki, nga matua, nga kaiawhina i te kaupapa o te noho ki Te Kaha mo te wiki kua pahure ake nei. Kare e taea e nga pikitia te whakahua i nga kupu whakamihi o te manawa mo nga tautoko katoa. Heoi ano me waiho ma enei pikitia torutoru noa nei e whakaputa i te wairua o te noho tahi, o te mahi tahi, o te whakaaro kotahi, i rawe ai te wiki nei ki Te Kaha.

Anei nga whakaaro a nga tamariki, some thoughts from the students

Ihakara - I liked the water at the beach.
Palee - the thing I learnt was how to spear eels.
Haamiora - I liked the night when we went spotlighting for deer.
Akaroa - the thing I learnt was how to get on a waka properly.
Terrence - I learnt how to throw the line number eight style.
Miriama - I learnt how to paddle prioperly.
Waiwhakaata - I liked the karokaro on the rocks.
Parewai - I learnt about the Rata vine and how it chokes another tree, and then grows over it.
Awatea - I learnt how to light a fire.
Maraea - I learnt how to cook paua.
Paewhitu - I learnt how to walk properly in the bush.
Matekohi - I learnt how to take the katangata out of the shell.
Keisha - I learnt how to pick paua.
Waitarehu - I learnt how to paddle in time with the others.

rest time at Waikaukau


shot up the hill
Waikaukau, te waahi i kaukau ai nga manu.
shot down the hill
on the way home

paku whakata

Matua Dennis and his dogs


at Te Whareta, Taroa

our wheels, "The Beast"

at Maraetai

waiting for a paddle

next crew



he teitei te ara piki ki runga












he poupou te ara heke ki raro











penei me te noke e kopikopiko ana, e whakairoiro ana ki roto i te ngahere










he wa whakata, whakanga, okioki







Waikaukau shot before leaving











tena koe Matua Dennis, nahau i rangatira ai tenei hikoi











hari ana, koa ana, kua tutuki te kaupapa










ko Te Beast tenei, to matau waka, nana matau katoa i mau haere...









Hoea te waka, hoea ra












he tira kei uta, he tira kei tai











mutu ai he kai hoe, ara ake he kai hoe












nau mai haere mai ki Ngapukeriki, ko te Waikaukau tenei, he waahi marumaru i te hau, he waahi whiti ai e te ra...

Friday, 23 October 2015

Ag Day Preparation

colouring
painting

Kua tae mai ano taua wa o te tau, te wa o te kohanga, na reira nga tamariki nei i kaha ai te uru ki roto i te kaupapa o tenei wa...
AG DAY ....
E hika kei te hekeheke te werawera, kua pokia nei e nga taumahatanga o te kaupapa nei.
Penei taku karaehe me te whare popokorua, ahakoa huri ai koe ki hea, he mahi kei te haere...
cup art

plate art

the art room

family tree

decorating

working together

Hong Kong Students 2015 (Planting Seeds)

planting kowhai
the first hole

No tawahi enei tauira. No te iwi Hainamana te
this is how you do it
nuinga. No Inia etahi. He torutoru nga Pakeha.
turning the spade over

handing out the trees
Ahakoa ra he tino pai te rangi. I tino rarata nga tamariki o Te Puna ki a ratou.
getting stuck in

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Te Nekenekehanga ki Waipa

Kua kohia etahi pipi, kua hikina atu ki Waipa. No te ata nei i puta atu nga tauira o Te Puna Matauranga me Te Wharekura o Mauao ki Waipa. I reira a Matua Caine me tona ropu awhina.
heoi ano te mahi he ruirui haere i etahi pipi ki nga tahuna o waho o Waipa. I tae atu hoki a Tame Kuka, nana te karakia i whakarite me te kauhau mai i etahi korero mo te wa o mua. Kaore i roa kua oti te mahi ki roto i te wai, ara, te ruirui haere i nga pipi kua kohia mai i Paritaha.
He tino mihi na matau o te Puna Matauranga ki nga kaihautu o tenei kaupapa, ara a Whaea Waiaria raua ko Matua Caine. E ai ki te korero "Ka mate te iwi mehemea kaore he matakitetanga".

Friday, 11 September 2015

Waipa

No te Paraire kua taha ake nei, i haere matau o TPM ki Waipa. Ko te take, he tirotiro haere i nga tahuna o reira mehemea he pai, he kore pai ranei taua wahi ra mo te pipi. Ahakoa te korero he tahuna pipi o mua tata ake nei, kua ahua heke haere nga pipi o naianei. E ai ki etahi na te tino tata ki uta i pera ai, he ngawari hoki te tiki atu i nga pipi. Na reira, mehemea ka whakataua ko Waipa hei kainga noho, me kaha te tiaki, me te manaaki, kei raruraru te kaupapa nei. Waimarie te hanga nei i a Caine raua ko Waiaria, me o raua kaiawhina. Kua whai tikanga nga tamariki nei kia uru atu ki te ao putaiao o nga pakeke. Ngahau ana te ra nei, me te mihi nui rawa atu ki nga matua, whaea hoki i whai wa ki te piri mai ki o matau nei taha mo tenei ra.

the talk before the walk,
Caine explaining the day
Students from Te Wharekura
o Mauao helping out for the day 



Children lining up in groups
Introductions


the walk to the tahuna
Sifting, titaritari/tataritari


sorting, te whakaropu
sorting, te whakaropu


He aha tenei?

  

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Wananga Pipi - Tutereinga

I tera wiki i tu tetahi kaupapa ki te marae o Tutereinga, mo te pipi te take. Ataahua ana nga korero i puta, nga korero a nga kaumatua i tae atu ki te hui ra, nga korero o te ao putaiao, me nga korero i whangaia mai e nga matua. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou ra.
korero a nga kaumatua

Te Puna Matauranga have been given an opportunity to participate in the relocation of pipi from Te Paritaha, the place where dredging will take place soon. We want to see if we can successfully relocate some pipi into the Te Puna area. Follow us on our journey of discovery and experimentation over the next few weeks
Tutereinga 


prepping before stations
sieves and filters-anatomy



the biology of a pipi
exercise in counting and grouping






Monday, 7 September 2015

Te Wero - Kapahaka Challenge

                             kia kaha mai koutou ma... ko te taumata tenei o to tatau ao Maori

practise makes perfect

waiting in the wings

sussing out the opposition

ka tau ke koutou, all looking the same way,. maybe

tena i whiua

contemplation

kia rite mai poi ma

tena i ruia

"we couldnt decide on a winner today, hei aha, he ra ano apopo"