Hīkoi Waewae is a walking/hiking/tramping rōpū based in Te Tai Poutini. Beginning with short, relatively easy walks and building up fitness over winter and spring. By summer we will be doing overnight tramps and culminating in April with the Heaphy Track (Whakapohai). During our hīkoi we will be learning mātauranga Māori including whakapapa, tikanga, karakia, te reo, ngā hua o te ngahere, and mihi pepiha. We have incorporated the following values into our kaupapa. Whanaungatanga, Kaitiakitanga, Kotahitanga and Whānau Ora. Our aim is to reconnect with our whenua by walking in the footsteps of our tupuna. To regain a sense of connection and belonging. Experience wellbeing through developing fitness and spending time in our natural environment, breathing clean fresh air and disconnecting from technology.
Arahura Tai Poutini Aotearoa
Take the step
Regain your well being by spending time in the extremely beautiful natural environment of Te Tai Poutini. Disconnect from technology and just be. Learn the History of Ngati Waewae mana whenua and mana Moana. Embrace the values of kaitiakitanga and whanaungatanga. There are a range of Hikoi to suit all fitness levels. I encourage you to take the first step.