Haka at a baptism. Maungatapu


Its for the old :)


and the young


Waipapa marae in Kawhia


Hairini Marae in Tauranga


Aloha! in Hawaii


Chris Wiremu. Maurakau workshop


Steve Apirana. Guest speaker


Pane Kawhia. Guest speaker


Yep, gotta peel those spuds


Waka ama in Hawaii


Kapahaka in Hawaii


Jason Hotere. Guest speaker


Ma te Atua te putea hei tautoko








What is “Te Haerenga” – Beyond the Shores of Aotearoa?

Te Haerenga (the journey) is an innovative new venture that incorporates basic discipleship and tikanga (customs) Maori with an overseas cross-cultural mission opportunity. Designed with Maori in mind, Te Haerenga uses the concept of noho marae (marae stays) to facilitate weekend gatherings, every third weekend over a 4 month period, ending with a 2 week trip overseas.

Te Haerenga has been developed in response to the need Island Breeze has seen for culturally relevant discipleship specific to Maori. The aim of these gatherings is to provide teaching and understanding geared towards discovering the fullness of who God has called us to be as Maori and implementing that into everyday life. It is our desire that, together with this fresh understanding and the overseas trip, participants would:

(a) Be inspired to continue their journey in discovering a relationship with Jesus

(b) Recognise the contribution they have as Maori, within the nations

(c) Embrace God’s heart for missions

(d) Develop strong relationships that can support them in their journey

Our intention is to also provide a bridge for participants that creates pathways to church involvement, further discipleship and training as well as continued mission opportunities.

Who can join?

Te Haerenga has been designed to enable a wide variety of people to participate. The format of weekend Marae stays allow for families, those in full time employment etc to be involved.

Where & when is the next Te haerenga?

The next te Haerenga in 2013 is Motueka and later on in Te Puke.

Noho Marae

The noho marae run from Friday 5:30pm through to Sunday around lunch time and are held every three weeks. The overseas component will commence  after the 4th noho and Te Haerenga will conclude a couple of weeks after our return with a whanau hakari, evaluations, report back etc

What is included in the noho?

In general but not limited to we will have workshops on Mau rakau (taiaha drills), Raranga (weaving), waka ama (outrigger canoe), we'll have guest speakers at each noho and will encourage te reo (language) and kapahaka.

How much will Te Haerenga cost?

Each Noho

Every noho marae cost

  • $15 per adult (16yrs +)
  •  and a food koha.

NB: Children age 3yrs-15yrs is $5

People will be contacted prior to the noho as to what food item/s to bring. There will also be a family rate and we request that the noho's be paid up front.

Overseas cost: See below

Overseas Portion (Part 2 of Te haerenga)

The overseas portion (part 2 of Te Haerenga) will be in Hawaii. This is a continuation of Te Haerenga in a different context. Every year our time in Hawaii has been different but what has been consistent each time has been the linking in with Hawaiian communities, visiting total immersion schools, exchanging cultures, learning from the people of the land, having korero times etc. This time is certainly the 'icing on the cake'

The confirmed dates for Hawaii is: 14-24 Jan 2014

Cost? This figure is still to be confirmed as we process quotes with our travel agent  and contacts overseas. Airfares and the cost of living in Hawaii varies and ranges between $2500 - $3500 all inclusive (food, accommodation, transport, airfares etc) So its roughly a ball park figure to keep in mind.

Guest speakers:

 Sam Chapman, Steve Apirana, Frank Naea, Pane Kawhia, Jayson Hotere, David Moko, Brian Kawe and more...

Topics covered will be:

- Gods finger prints in Maori culture, Maori’s in far off places, Identity, Who is God and what is his heart toward us, Cross-cultural ministry, cultural context, etc


What are the dates for 2013?


  1. Friday, 5 July – Sunday, 7 July 2013
    • Marae, Te Awhina marae
    • Guest speaker: Steve Apirana Confirmed
  2. Friday, 26 July – Sunday, 28 July 2013
    • Marae, Te Awhina marae
    • Guest speaker: Frank Naea Confirmed
  3. Friday, 16 Aug – Sunday, 18 Aug 2013
    • Marae, Te Awhina marae
    • Guest speaker: Sam Chapman Confirmed
  4. Friday, 6 Sep - Sunday, 8 Sep 2013
    • Marae, Te Awhina marae
    • Guest speaker: Pane Kawhia Confirmed
  5. Friday, 4 Oct - Sunday, 6 Oct 2013
    • Marae, Te Awhina marae
    • Guest speaker: TBC

    Final gathering

    Friday 1st Nov - Sunday 3rd Nov 2013


    What does a noho schedule look like?


    5:30pm Pohiri/whakatau (welcome)

    7pm Evening Session


    7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast

    9 – 10:30am Session 1

    10:30 – 11am Morning Tea

    11 – 12:30pm Session 2

    12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch

    1:30 – 3pm Session 3

    3 – 3:30pm Afternoon Tea

    3:30 – 5:30pm Session 4

    5:30 – 7pm Dinner

    7pm onwards Evening session


    8 – 9am Breakfast

    9 – 10:30am Session 1

    10:30 – 11am Morning Tea

    11:30am Poroaki

    How can I be involved? >Download a registration form Click here

    We will be holding hui in different area’s around the motu. At these hui we will be communicating the heart and vision of Te Haerenga as well as discussing further details of the trip including confirmed speakers, cost and further details of the overseas portion of the trip.

    If you would like us to contact you directly with this information, where the next hui is or if you are unable to attend the hui but would like further information on joining Te Haerenga then please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at info@islandbreeze.org.nz. Please be sure to put in the subject line “Te Haerenga.”



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