Ngā Tūmanako was establish to continue and fulfill the aspirations of our past community leaders who worked tirelessly to foster the Māori culture and language on Hoani Waititi Marae.
Our foundation members and leaders are graduates of Kōhanga reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi. Kōhanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori a Māori language immersion educational pathway established to ensure the survival of the Māori language and culture through from primary to secondary.
Our goal is to maintain a Māori language environment where we endeavor to uphold tikanga Māori, developing and nurturing our members in the pursuit of excellence in Māori contemporary performing arts.
Our greatest strength is our Māori language fluency. Māori language is intrinsic to expressing and sustaining our community, Māori identity and culture in Aotearoa.