Embracing our name - Whāraurau

13 September 2021

In memory and celebration of Kaumatua Rāwiri, it is time to completely embrace our name Whāraurau.

The name Whāraurau was gifted to us by the Northern Regional Iwi Leaders Forum.
‘Whāraurau’ is an early Māori term for small temporary transportable huts used to shelter gatherers of tītī - the muttonbird.

Whāraurau were constructed by using locally available resources, i.e. mānuka, nīkau, harakeke, etc. Whāraurau provided shelter and support for the workers, the hunters, and those plucking and preparing the birds.

In the same way, we at Whāraurau move about the country providing training and support to the workforce.

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