Tūhuratea te taiao - explore nature at Waitangi

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Learning in a natural environment sparks students' imaginations and gives a sense of whakamanawa (reverence) for our history - who walked these grounds before us?

Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) is one of Waitangi’s core values. The Treaty Grounds are set in 16 hectares of native bush, cared for and conserved in a sustainable way. Boardwalks through Te Wao Nui o Tāne (The Realm of Tāne) provide the perfect platform to get right among the towering trees and bountiful birdlife. Students go back in time as they read the many information panels along the way sharing traditional Māori lore about our flora and fauna.

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The tōtara tree, one of Aotearoa's forest giants, was traditionally used by Māori in multiple ways and is still the most used native timber for carving

Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Tūroa 2021 runs from September 4-12. Check out Conservation Week 2021 for online quizzes, digital treasure hunts and activities for whānau to enjoy and celebrate nature together.

Read about the history of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and how it became the magnificent site it is today.

September 5 2021  I.Rider