Posts Tagged ‘Hui Aranga’

Glistening Taranaki greeted Māori gathered at Hui Aranga

Monday, April 29th, 2019
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About 1,800 people gathered at the TSB Hub in Hawera for the Hui Aranga over Easter. ‘Hui Aranga’ means ‘Gathering around the Rising of Jesus’. It is the Māori Catholic celebration of the Easter message. The Hui Aranga began at Ōtaki at Pukekaraka in 1946. This year the hosts were Taranaki, Ngā Pekanga (Waitara) and Read more

Hui to prepare for Easter 2019

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Members of the Central Council (Te Kaunihera Matua) of the Māori Catholic Easter Meeting (called the Hui Aranga) met in Taranaki on Friday 12th October. After the meeting, the rangatahi section took a walk around part of Mt Taranaki. Part of the purpose of the Easter Hui Aranga is to engage young Māori in embracing who Read more

700 gather in Ohakune for 72nd Hui Aranga

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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About 700 people gathered In Ohakune for this year’s Hui Aranga. Three-quarters of them were youth. The Hui Aranga, or Maori Easter Gathering, is a Maori Catholic celebration of Holy Week and Easter. Groups come to it from all over the North Island. This year they included Clubs from Tauranga (Tauranga Moana), Wairoa (Tawhiti a Read more

21 Baptisms at Hui Aranga

Friday, April 1st, 2016

There were 21 Baptisms at Easter Sunday Mass at the 2016 Hui Aranga gathering held in Whanganui. Several hundred people attended the event over Easter weekend this year. The occasion marked 70 years since Hui Aranga first started. Fr Phil Cody, SM, said the Baptisms were linked with Catholic Māori clubs from Whanganui and Hawkes Read more

Hui Aranga celebration of faith and whanaungatanga

Friday, April 10th, 2015

About 1200 people from a dozen Maori Catholic clubs from Opononi to Poneke have gathered at Flaxmere College in Hastings for the 69th Hui Aranga. It’s five days of singing, sports, speech and drama competitions, religious quizzes and prayer. Organising committee member Julie Tangaere says a highlight is always the choral and solo singing. She Read more

Video from Hui Aranga in Upper Hutt

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The  Hui Aranga, the annual Maori Catholic gathering, took place in in Upper Hutt near Wellington this year. The Hui Aranga celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and involves kapa haka and sports competitions as well as a religious procession. The chairperson of a Palmerston North Maori Catholic club, Rawiri Tinirau, says many non-religious Read more

Hui Aranga 2013. The Easter Māori Catholic Hui 2013

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Hui Aranga 2013 took place at Hawera using the TSB Hub sports centre and the Hawera High School College.  These proved ample space for the 1300 participants who came from Opononi in the North, Tauranga in the East and Whanganui, Manawatu and Wellington in the South.  In all about 12 Clubs participated.  The host Read more

Hui Aranga 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hundreds of people attended the Hui Aranga which took place this year at the Opononi Area School, on Northland’s Hokianga Harbour. The spiritual director for Te Waiora Catholic group in Palmerston North, Danny Karatia-Goddard, says many of the kapa haka compositions had a Tai Tokerau theme. He says Northland is well known among Katorika (Catholics) Read more

Hui Aranga -Having fun and catching up

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The Māori Catholic Easter celebration, the Hui Aranga (‘The Gathering of the Resurrection’) was held this year at Tauranga.  It proved to be a celebration of the spiritual, cultural, social and physical well-being of Māori who just enjoy being together having fun and catching up with one another again. The theme of the death and Read more