A formal welcoming ceremony hosted by Ngai Te Rangi to welcome migrants to the Bay of Plenty. This event is being organised by Multicultural Tauranga and supported by Welcoming communities. Migrants who have not visited a Marae will have the opportunity of being formally welcomed to the area by the tangata whenua. This experience has been compared to 'breaking a pot plant and putting the roots of the plant into the ground.'
An opportunity for migrants to learn about the native forest plants and animals as well as how the habitat can be protected.
Mark your calendars for Saturday 12th November 2022 for our 2nd Annual Migrant Powhiri.
More details will be forthcoming closer to the date.
If your ethnic community would like to be involved in providing a song, dance or a special event to celebrate your groups culture we would appreciate to hear from you to see about including you in our planning. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 1st Annual Migrant Powhiri was an amazing success:
Hundreds of migrants gathered at the Whareroa Marae to officially welcome migrants to the Bay of Plenty . This ceremony ushers in a new era of inclusion. Race Relations commissioner Meng Foon attended this event which was lauded as the first powhiri of its' kind in Aotearoa.
The aspect of the tangata whenua welcoming the migrants to this land was the kaupapa of this event. Many
of the migrants present were deeply touched by this experience as it was one of a kind.
Its all done - the knitting the planning - all of it - we just need you to come out and have fun decorating our tree. Have fun with others and make our Multicultural Tauranga Tree look amazing.
And when it's all done - remember to VOTE: More details here: