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Aug 11

Unlocking the Power of Maramataka

August 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$45.00 – $90.00

Friday August 11th

Exploring the Maaori Lunar Calendar and how it can influence your communications and engagement



Following the last two annual events with Waikato-Tainui, we are delighted to bring you this very special session focused on the maramataka – the Maaori lunar calendar.

Led by the Waikato-Tainui Communications team, and supported by the Waikato PRINZ committee, this event will give you an insider’s guide to the role that the maramataka has on everyday life and business, and how this can share your communication and interactions.

The event will feature three talented local wāhine: Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke,Tangiora Raumati and Rangitamoana Wilson who will each share their experiences and insights. There will be kai and a chance for networking and asking questions.

Note that the location is at Hopuhopu, Waikato-Tainui’s offices near Ngaaruawaahia (free parking is available onsite).

Tickets to the previous two annual events sold out – don’t miss this one

The speakers are..

Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke  

Hana-Rāwhiti Maipi-Clarke (Waikato-Tainui, Ngā Puhi, Taranaki, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou) is an inspiring rangatahi from Raahui Pookeka (Huntly) who will share her knowledge on maramataka (the Maaori lunar calendar) and how that can shape the way we live, work and engage with others. 

In 2020, Hana launched her book Maahina, based around the maramataka. It was created during the Covid-19 lockdown to help rangatahi (young people) better understand the environment and how it can help us physically, mentally and emotionally. 

She is a passionate advocate for rangatahi mental health and education through maramataka, and has featured in several articles (in Re:News and The Spinoff) about her mahi (work). She is also standing for the Hauraki-Waikato seat for Te Pāti Māori in this year’s general election.

Hana will provide an introduction to the Maaori lunar calendar and how it can influence people’s behaviours and attitudes, and how it can guide the way we engage and communicate with people. Her maramataka flip chart (valued at $30) will be given as a gift to paid attendees.

Tangiroa Raumati 

Tangiora Raumati (Waikato and Te Atiawa) is the 2021 Waikato PRINZ Matariki Scholarship winner, and is a talented young wahine Maaori who is a leader and role model for other rangatahi. Over the past 12 months, she has been mentored by Waikato PRINZ members as part of her scholarship, and will be sharing some highlights of that during this event.

Tangiora is currently a Communications Advisor for Waikato-Tainui. She has been with the team for five years, providing support and managing campaigns such as Tainui Games, Waikato-Tainui’s Annual General Meeting and other tribal kaupapa. 

Born in the small town of Raahui Pookeka (Huntly) and raised down the road in Ngaaruawaahia, Tangiora moved to Sydney at seven, before returning to Hamilton to complete her schooling at Southwell School and Waikato Diocesan School for Girls. Now proud first home owners, Tangiora and her partner are also the proud parents of a two-year-old son, Tutahanga.

 Rangitamoana Wilson

As Regional Director (Waikato-Waiariki) at Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry for Māori Development), Rangitamoana Wilson is an innovative leader who is passionate about working with iwi and whaanau. She is also on the tribal executive at Waikato-Tainui (representing Te Awamaarahi Marae). Rangita will talk about how she and her team use the maramataka in their mahi.

Thanks to the Waikato-Tainui comms team for making this event happen.


August 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$45.00 – $90.00


Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Chambers
Waikato-Tainui offices at Hopuhopu Sports Park, 451 Old Taupiri Road,
Ngaaruawaahia, New Zealand
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Waikato PRINZ Regional Sub-Committee


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