Watch now: Te Kāhui o Ngā Hau e Whā

Published on 23 November 2020

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Last week Upper Hutt School launched this wonderful short film, Te Kāhui o Ngā Hau e Whā, made in place of the annual Upper Hutt Multicultural Festival, which was difficult to host this year due to COVID-19 impacts.

It’s an amazing description of Upper Hutt’s culture, the history behind the festival and it honours Koro Mohi Waihi and Matua Willie Wilson, two stalwarts of Kaupapa Māori, who made significant contributions to the culture of Upper Hutt for the young people in our community.

We were thrilled to be able to show our support by contributing financially towards this kaupapa, and with the creativity of the Collective Schools group (Te Kāhui) and the production artistry of ‘The Way Studios’, this tāonga was created. 

If you have 23 minutes, we recommend you give it a watch. It highlights beautifully the impacts of two great men and the significance of Ōrongomai Marae as the cultural centre for our great city.

WATCH NOW: Te Kāhui o Ngā Hau e Whā