T2T Mātātoa provide training camps or holiday kaupapa which allow tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to grow holistically and test their whakapapa with opportunities to connect directly to the taiao. It’s not new to our culture, our tupuna were doing these things on a daily, from arriving here by waka, sailing and navigating their way from Hawaiki, hiking/walking to and from all different parts of Aotearoa, crossing rivers and seas, living off the land and so on.

Participants interact and explore our natural environment and learn through a kaupapa Māori lens.​​​​​​​

Combined with these known traditional practices of our tūpuna, our tamariki and rangatahi in turn will have a generational effect on their whānau, hapu, and iwi.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

It is our Whakapapa!


  1. ​​​​​​​Participants need to be at Te Mahia Village, 4 Cunningham Place, Conifer Grove Takaanini Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday by 9:30am. 
  2. TUESDAY participants need to be at Te Mahia Village no later than 8:15am for 8:30am karakia prior to departure or the Motutapu Ferry.
  3. Participants will need to provide their own kai, water bottle, hat, towel, change of clothes, appropriate foot wear and a backpack​​​​​​​
  4. Participants will need to be dropped off each morning and picked up each afternoon by parents or a delegated whānau member
  5. Please complete the Registration form below if you wish to participate in the kaupapa
  6. ​​​​​​​Included in the Registration are Parental Consent, Terms and Conditions & Waiver


COST - $20 per day, per person

DURATION - Monday to Friday

TIME - 9:30am to 2:30pm approx (Rāhina, Rāapa & Rāpare)

TIME - 8:30am - 4:00pm approx (Rātū)​​​​​​​

NB: Please note that an additional cost may be incurred for hangi kai. You will be informed prior to the activity.