Omaka Marae: Pa ora pa wānanga

Omaka Marae, Manaaki women

For the last ten years the people of Omaka Marae, in Marlborough, have been working to realise their strategic vision – Pa ora pa wānanga, Developing a centre of cultural excellence.

The core driver has been to reconnect whānau to Māori worlds through education and the sharing and creating of indigenous knowledge: formal education, informal education, children’s education, (including a recently opened primary and intermediate school), education to support a social enterprise – and of course intergenerational education.