Haerenga Tapu

Haerenga Tapu

You’re invited to a sacred pilgrimage. Join us as we discover the story of God and explore what it means to be a missional wayfinder in Aotearoa New Zealand.

4pm Friday 24th May – 11.30am Sunday 26th May

Te Maungarongo Ōhope Marae

Wayfinders go beyond the known, and journey on voyages of
discovery to new horizons. Central to the wayfinding approach is seeing what is really going on – discerning the detail and seeing the whole. The wayfinder has a deep understanding of themselves, their crew, their waka and the environment.

FromWayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders” Spiller, Barclay-Kerr, and Panoho

Cost: $210 (incl GST)

Please note that while meals are provided transport to and from Ōhope is not included in this cost.

Keynote Speaker

John Huria

John Huria

John (Ngāi Tahu, Muaupoko, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Rangi) is part of the team at Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), where he is Kaiētita Matua, Senior Editor, producing research journals.

John has edited award-winning novels and works of non-fiction, and has been a member of Te Waka Toi, the Māori arts board of Creative New Zealand.

He’s a PhD candidate at Te Raupapa Waikato Management School, incorporating wayfinding in his research on Te Tiriti o Waitangi within tangata whenua and tangata Tiriti interpretive communities
alongside the central Crown–Māori relationship.

At NZCER, John says “We use whakatere tōmua – wayfinding – as a part of who we are.” He has a deep and spiritual connection with wayfinding, and will lead a conversation about the principles of wayfinding leadership and ways it may connect with our contexts today.

The Programme





The Story of Forge


Te Rongopai (The Good News)

How to Read the Bible


Storytelling: Hughes Garden and Community Development

Waiting on God

The Role of the Anamchara


Intro to Theological Reflection


Friday evening, Saturday meals and Sunday morning breakfast provided. Accommodation is provided on the marae, first come first served.

We encourage you to stay on the marae, especially if you have not had the opportunity to do so before. The gathering will start at 4pm on the Friday with a pōwhiri so it is important to arrive by then.

If you would love to come, but the cost to travel to the hui is an issue please let us know.