Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre
Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre is a Māori museum, arts and learning centre that provides an insight in to the lives of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Piriharakeke has a strong focus on the stories, treasures, language and art of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and is operated by our local hapū and Māori community. We invite you to celebrate with us in a space that will inspire all ages and cultures.
At Piriharakeke you will gain an understanding of contemporary Māori culture, interacting with the values, beliefs, traditions and rituals of the past that have shaped our lives as the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
At Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre you will:
- learn about Ngāti Raukawa migrations and settlement histories
- learn about our relationship with the Manawatū River
- learn about our history and bold aspirations for the future
- explore our lands and significant sites in Horowhenua and Manawatū through a digital map interactive
- learn about your whakapapa and links to your hapū and marae
- interact with a Te Reo Māori audio-visual experience
- meet members of our Māori community
- learn how to weave
- see innovative, contemporary artworks created by Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga artists