Oranga Whenua, Oranga Tangata – speaks to the heart of Papatūānuku the atua (the guardian) and the marae. We hold onto the vision that has all our whānau who participate at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae – in relationship with the whenua that sustains and nurtures us, and with each other, as self-sustaining, self-determining healthy communities. This encompassing of taha tinana (physical health), taha wairua (spiritual health), taha whānau (family health), taha hinengaro (mental health)
“Kia mau ki tō Māoritanga”
– Mere Karaka Knight
We at Papatūānuku Kōkiri marae continue to honour and nurture the kakano the collective of Kaumatua and Kuia from the different tribal affiliations that supported the vision of whaea Mere. To foster and grow our whānau, bringing communities together through the maara kai.
This has been achieved with the intergenerational transference of tikanga, te reo that flourishes within our rangatahi, tamariki and mokopuna who lead our taumata and tikanga on the marae with confidence . We are a vibrant, accessible inner-city marae upholding our traditional values, tikanga and building strong community relationships.
Restore, maintain and protect mana whenua whakapapa relationship to tāngata, whenua and Atua.
Enable active guardianship of whakapapa in current management and planning practices and into the future. Develop and sustain marae, kainga, and wāhi tapu.
Develop a mātauranga Māori framework to safeguard taonga knowledge and achieve a balance with indigenous narratives, western science of our changing climate.
Sustainable circular Māori economic development and grow Māori business ecosystems.
Actively care for and protect whānau and communities in a way that raises their mana.
Rangatahi are facilitators of whakairo from ao Māori perspectives.