Piki ki te Ora – Kāhui Tautoko

The rōpū having their first hui at Elaine and Ross’s shed, across from the Marae at Tangoio

At the request of our kaumātua, a kāhui tautoko was established on Sunday 19 February.  Uncle Matiu gave the name Piki ki te Ora.  The kāhui had its first hui that day.  The members are:

  • Hōri Reti (Chair of Tangoio Marae and Piki ki te Ora)
  • Bevan Taylor (Kaumātua)
  • Matiu Eru (Kaumātua)
  • Joe Taylor (Kaumātua)
  • Hoani Taurima (Whānau and Tangoio resident)
  • Thursday Puna (Whānau and liaison with our weavers).


Their mahi is to:

  • work with Uncle Joe Taylor who is leading the recovery of taonga in the wharenui (whakairo, tukutuku and kōwhaiwhai).
  • work with the restoration team (carvers and weavers led by Uncle Joe Taylor and Aunty Liz Taurima) to clean and protect the taonga and store them in a safe location.

Below is a video clip of Uncle Bevan Taylor discussing the establishment of the kāhui tautoko:

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