Nau mai, haere mai,

For free fun and entertainment for the whole whanau


Whanau Fun Day


23rd March

Foreshore Rd, Ahipara

(coincides with the Te Houtaewa Beach Challenge, be there at the finish line)

With a focus on the tamariki and healthy whanau

Stage Entertainment ~ Bouncy Castles ~ Stalls ~ Ki o rahi ~ Hangi for sale ~ Kite and Sand Sculpture Competitions 
and much more

For More Information or stall bookings

phone Pare Nathan 09 409 4838 or 021 150 9900




Roma Marae will be hosting the 2015 National Raranga Hui…stay posted for updates and progress




Nau Mai, Haere Mai,

Te Whare Whiri Toi Gallery and Community Center welcome you to


An Exhibition of New Work by 

Theresa Reihana (Visual Artist)


Liza Henry (Raranga) 

21st August – 21st September


This exhibition is the launch of a new initiative by Te Whare Whiri Toi to profile established and emerging artists and their work.

This series is based on the threat of invasive mining practices and its effect upon the land.


Fracking involves extracting minerals through the fracturing of rock to capture pockets of deposits. Through this process layers of water, oil and gas cannot be safely contained and predictably contaminate each other. This leads to poisoned waterways and land. This work portrays the layers of Papatuanuku.

In the current situation with the scallops washing up in their thousands has anyone considered the possibility that they are moving because of mining contamination within their traditional grounds.


Liza Henry (Te Rarawa) graduated last year with a diploma in Raranga. She combines different media with natural resources of Pingao, Harakeke, kiekie and kuta. All of her resources are gathered and prepared locally.

Her beginnings can be traced to her sister teaching her how to weave a simple piece in Auckland which has led to her fulfilling a dream of attaining a higher level of excellence in raranga.

Liza has been taught by Hemoata Henare and continues to be mentored by many of the weavers based at Te Whare Whiri Toi. She is now supporting the process and helps to teach in local and national community workshops and wananga.

Past exhibitions include Atamira, Maori Market and Te Ara Toi. She has also participated in numerous Roopu exhibitions with Northtech, Taitokerau artists and Te Whare Whiri toi.

Theresa Reihana (Ngati Hine) is a contemporary Maori artist whose work reflects her cultural heritage and association to the natural elements.

She often combines realistic features with contemporary\abstract to portray reality and the present with spiritual aspects and the past.

She often uses female subject or form in the role of guardians, nurturers and sustainers and relates to her role as a mother and the influence of kuia on Marae and throughout her life.