Mana Services

Hono ki te Taiao

Connecting with Nature

Ngā Moana Me Ngā Roto

We focus on helping rangatahi reconnect with nature and the great outdoors. They will learn many of the skills that were used by their ancestors to survive in balance with nature as well as a genuine appreciation of and respect for the natural environment.


Outdoor Education that incorporates traditional cultural learning, life skills and vocational training.

The outcomes we want to achieve include:

Cultural literacy

Life Skills

Education and Vocational skills

Activities include

Hangi prep & cooking

Fishing; catch, prep, cook and eat

Hiking & Camping

Diving (Shallow water, snorkel and fins)


Rongoā Māori​

Plant identification​

Harvesting tikanga and Whakapapa of rongoā

Decoctions, infusions, soaps, creams etc production

Maramataka (Māori luna calendar) in relation to rongoā, fishing and mara kai​

Kai Moana gathering​

Traditional hāngi​

Food and meat prep (including killing and preparing animals), quantities

Wood and hāngi rock gathering

Hāngi for fundraising (200-500 people)

Life Skills


Smoking and preserving meats and fish

Water safety and surf/life-saving competency

Tramping/hiking and camping skills

Māra kai (gardening)

Fishing and eeling

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