Mana Services

Hono ki te Taiao

Connecting with Nature

Ngā Moana Me Ngā Roto

We help rangatahi reconnect with nature and the great outdoors.

They learn skills used by their ancestors to survive in balance with nature.

Through working with us, rangatahi develop a genuine

respect for the environment.


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

Outcomes we achieve include:

Cultural Literacy

Life Skills

Educational & Vocational Skills


Hangi Prep & Cooking

Fishing: Catch, Prep, Cook & Eat!

Hiking & Camping

Diving: Shallow water, Snorkel & 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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