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Te Waiwaia – Maori Healing Program January 2015

This 21 day residential program is a unique opportunity to learn about a blend of Maori healing modalities including rongoa Maori, Romiromi/Mirimiri, raranga, whakairo, taonga puoro, and sacred journeys.  It will be delivered and supported by a range of respected Maori healers from throughout the country.

More information can be found at





Te Rongopae – 14 day Maori bodywork training Nov 23 – 7 Dec 2014

TE RONGOPAE: A Clear Bright Horizon

Join Atarangi Muru on a very unique Maori Bodywork Training Event through Aotearoa, New Zealand, featuring the ancient arts of Romi Romi and Miri Miri.

This 14 day training includes body work training, cultural immersion, time with Maori Elders, accommodation, most meals, and private tours through the surrounding area.

Date: November 23rd ‐ December 7th 2014

Venue: Kawai purapura, Auckland, New Zealand

Registration: Spaces are limited.

$3,500.00 NZD before September 1st, 2014

$4,200.00 NZD after September 1st, 2014

Price does not include airfare to New Zealand

A 15% Goods & Service Tax will be applied

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Bryophyte and Lichen Workshop Aongatete (28/29 November 2014)

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This 2 day workshop is open to anyone interested in bryophytes (mosses & liverworts), lichens and/or epiphytes from novices to professional botanists.  It will be held at Aongatete Lodge, Lower Kaimais.

For further information contact:

Shirley Kerr at or ph. 07 863 5353 or mob. 027 4635353

Thank you to Rob McGowan for providing this information.  If you have any information or workshops you think others in our rongoa group might be interested in please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will add them to our blog.


Flora of Aotearoa Course – University of Waikato (8-22 November 2014)

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The University of Waikato is hosting a 2 week full-time program in November learning about the flora of Aotearoa.  The course co-ordinator is Dr Chrissen Gemmill.  It is a great course and includes 3 field trips, lab work and lectures.  I did this course a few years ago and it was great with amazing lecturers supporting Chrissen.  The usual University fees apply and it costs about $1,000.

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Many thanks to Tania Wall for sending through the information about this years course.  Please let me know if there are any rongoa related programs around the country that you think might be of interest to others in our group.


Te Waiwaia – Traditional Maori Healing Program 2014

200 Hour course of 10 weekend modules throughout 2014

The program covers Rongoa Maori, Mirimiri/Romiromi, Taonga Puoro, Raranga, Whakairo, Sacred Journey.

Respected tutors include Atarangi Muru, Richard Nunns & Brian Flintoff, Ngaronoa Renata, Whetu-iti Silver, Kerry Strongman and Kauini Ruth Tai.

The full cost for the course is $3330 but the early bird price is $2995.  The majority of workshops will be held at Kawaipurapura, Albany, Auckland.

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Titoki Rongoa Weekend Courses Spring 2014

There is a growing interest in traditional Maori Medicine – Rongoa Maori.

The biggest obstacle that most people have when learnning  the medicine is that they don’t know enough about the bush to be able to find the plants they need, let alone know how to collect them properly in a way that will not damage the tree, and then prepare them for medicine.  This needs to be done within the context of the tikanga (customs) that apply to Rongoa Maori.

These are the areas that will be covered in these four workshops:  Rongoa Maori 1, Rongoa Maori 2, Rongoa Maori 3; and Medicine Manufacture.  The courses will be run in the bush, working with the plants and observing the practices that are important to traditional healers.  The aim is to give participants a good foundation towards developing an understanding of Maori Medicine.

Tutors for these courses are Rob McGowan & Donna Kerridge.


Rongoa 3 1/2 November 2014 at Te Kauri Lodge, Kawhia $350

Rongoa 1:  date to be confirmed (Feb/March 2015) at Aongatete Lodge, Tauranga $150

Rongoa 2: date to be confirmed  (March/ April 2015)  at Waitaia Lodge, Lower Kaimais $300

*Medicine Manufacturing:  22/23 November 2014 at Karanga Camp, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland $270 (please note:  to do this workshop you must have previously completed 2 out of 3 of the Rongoa workshops.

For further information please contact Karen Tindall at  or go to

Traditional Maori Healing – Romiromi-Mirimiri Waanaga

For mor information about this Lakeside Retreat-Rotorua June 22-23,2013 please see the link below