Kurawaka Retreat Centre
Nau mai, haere mai!


Ka tangi te tītī, ke tangi te kākā, ke tangi hoki au!

The mutton bird speaks, the kākā speaks, so also do I stand to speak!

The paepae on many of our marae around the country are dwindling. Our tikanga and traditional practices are at risk of being lost. Learning the art of whaikōrero is one way to contribute to our whānau, hapū, iwi, and yet many men do not know how to access these learnings!

Just as Kurawaka is a place for women to learn their traditional practices, it is also a wānanga for men to learn about their traditional roles and obligations through the practice of whaikōrero.

If you wish to learn this dying art and in doing so, increase your language fluency, storytelling skills, and your own confidence, kōrero mai!