Growing Māori leadership in land-based industries


In light of the latest COVID19 developments – or to coin the Te Putahitanga phrase #Manaaki20, Whenua Kura wishes to advise that we will work with authorities and partners to stem the spread of this virus and manaaki our whanau by abiding by the governments requirements.

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The Ministry of Health dedicated Covid19 healthline number is: 0800 358 5453 for people who are unwell and are worried they may have COVID-19 and/or people who are registering for self-isolation after returning from overseas.

Helpful home remedies

Here’s some helpful home remedies for sanitising (offered by Whaea Linda Ngata of Te Rūnanga o ngā Maataa Waka which we have taken from Bronwyn King’s book – Surviving Bird Flu & other Disasters)

  • Household Bleach and water (125ml bleach to 1L water) – Spray onto surface and leave to dry.
  • Methylated Spirits- spray onto surfaces and leave to dry
  • Vinegar – use undiluted – can also use to sterilise hands
  • Salt water

Love is a great way to  build Immunity  and courage is the greatest rongoā against fear.  This public health emergency will come to an end and we will get through this.  Manaaki our kaumātua at this time, look after our babies and young ones.

It is vital that we stay strong, safe and well and keep our connections to our whānau – especially if we are not physically together. Kia kaha whānau, piki te marama, piki te ora, piki te kaha!

Please stay safe, be sensible and make sound decisions for you and your whānau – this is a very serious situation.

Mauriora whānau.

ora ako mahi

Whenua Kura

A movement to change the face and culture of the land based industries.

Our Mission

Growing the next generation of Māori leaders for the land based industries through education, employment and enterprise. Whenua Kura is a collective enterprise between Iwi and Industry based in Ōtautahi, operating across Aōtearōa for the collective benefit of growing Māori capabilty and capacity in the land based industries.

We work collaboratively with influencers including hapū, iwi, Māori land owners, the primary / productive sector, government and whanau. We are committed to a future of mana motuhake for our people where Māori succeed as rangatira (leaders) and kaitiaki (guardians) of our lands, and the environment – ngā tāonga tuku iho.

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