Te Ohu Hiringa

Ngā Pūmamawa e Waru facilitates an iwi/hapū community of practice which is called Te Ohu Hiringa.  Te Ohu Hiringa is a collective of Te Arawa educational iwi/hapū representatives who meet regularly to share their respective educational initiatives and other activities that might be mutually beneficial for our uri whakatupuranga.

Te Arawa Iwi/Hapū Community of Practice

Ngāti Kea - Ngāti Tuarā

Ngāti Pikiao

Ngāti Rangitihi

Ngāti Rangiwewehi

(Ngāti Ngāraranui | Ngāti Te Ngākau - Ngāti Tura)

Ngāti Rongomai
Ngāti Tahu - Ngāti Whaoa

Ngāti Tarāwhai

Ngāti Te Roro-o-te-Rangi | Ngāti Uenukukōpako

Ngāti Whakaue

Tūhourangi | Ngāti Wāhiao

Mrs Erin Thompson-Pou

Mrs Pare Merito

Mr Leith Comer

Mr Anaru Bidois + Mrs Katerina Pihera-Ridge

Sir Toby Curtis
Mrs Sue Westbrook

Mr Cyrus Hingston + Mr Manu Malcolm

Mr Clark Pirika + Ralph Mosen

Ms Roana Bennett

Mr Ngarepo Eparaima | Mr Rangitihi Pene

Waha Kopito.png

Waharua Kopito: This design alludes to the position of the pito or navel. Its significance relates to the bravery of a warrior, indicating that a wound of the navel was a sign of their forward progress. 


Te Ohu Hiringa is a concept, an initiative that requires forward thinking with forward moving people.

Niho Taniwha.png

Niho Taniwha: This design is a symbol of the fabulous or the storytelling symbol. It is the sign of the historian or the chronologer. It is used to symbolise a person endowed with outstanding characteristics. 


This design has been used to symbolise the people of Te Ohu Hiringa and their collective vision for the education of their people.


Poutama: This design signifies growth and striving ever upwards. Its steps relate to levels of attainment and is strongly aligned with education. 


This design has been used to symbolise the collective educational vision and strategies of Te Ohu Hiringa. The primary goal is to create a Te Arawa education strategy.