Taranaki Tū Mai Festival


 

 

Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen were pleased to be able to sponsor the water tanker for the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival held from 20 to 22 November 2016.

Taranaki Tū Mai is a biennial event where iwi of Taranaki come together to celebrate Taranakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Whakapapa through Hākinakina (sport), Kapa Haka (cultural performances) and Wānanga (learning forums).  This is the fourth Taranaki Tū Mai Festival to be held, following the hosting in 2009 by Te Ātiawa at Waitara, 2011 by Taranaki Iwi at Parihaka & 2013 by Ngā Rauru Kītahi at Waverley.

The aim of Taranaki Tū Mai is to promote and celebrate Māori unity in Taranaki.  Taranaki Tū Mai offers something for everyone, from our mokopuna to our kaumātua.  It allows for whanaungatanga to be practised, valued and experienced inter-generationally, and with other whānau, hapū and iwi. 

Although the weather was not very favourable on the Friday afternoon and Saturday the rain disappeared on the Sunday.  The inclement weather didn’t detract from the number of participants and a fun time was had by all.

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