Te Rangi Aniwaniwa is the name given to the range of hills above Awanui in the tribal territory of Ngai Takoto and two hapu of Ngati Kahu, Ngai Tohianga and Patu Koraha.
Hitori o Te Rangi Aniwaniwa Kura
Te Rangi Aniwaniwa is the name given to the range of hills above Awanui in the tribal territory of Ngai Takoto and two_hapu of Ngati Kahu, Ngai Tohianga and Patu Koraha. From Te Rangi Aniwaniwa one can see as far north as North Cape, Karirikura Moana of Ahipara to the west and the Rangaunu Harbour below the kura. It is also the site of the Kaitaia Airport.The Far North also encompasses a number of iwi- Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu- each with their own dreams and aspirations for the social, economic, political and spiritual advancement of their people.
Te Aupouri Ngati Kahu Te Rarawa Trust- kaumatua and kuia of Muriwhenua formed the Trust to provide training and employment opportunities for rangatahi and Maori and was situated in Kaitaia ofﬁces.
Aniwaniwa Kohanga Reo was formed by working mothers and was originally sited at Kaitaia Pirates Clubrooms.
Kokiri Aniwaniwa, the Trust established the Aniwaniwa Kokiri Centre with assistance from Maori Affairs. An old Bedford truck was used to secure the lease of at the former James Airport hangar. Kokiri hosted many educational and training courses such as carpentry, upholstery, pottery, ceramics, forestry,fabric design and Te Reo Maori. The courses closed 1993 as funding was no longer feasible. Trustees offered classroom space and $3000 loan for the kura establishment.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Rangi Aniwaniwa- 10 students began kura February 1993 under the tuition of Hohepa Delamere, who later went to Training College. Koro Meinata Wiki became the ﬁrst Tumuaki of the kura working for $40 per week to cover his petrol. The kura was in a small wing of the Kokiri and was self funded by parents for two years until the school gained status as a Kura Kaupapa.
Ko nga whare akoranga o te kura – our ﬁrst two classrooms were built on a new site. At the time the whanau thought the school may grow to 28 students.
Te Wharekura- three senior students were taught in the corridor of kura teina when parents decided to retain them at Te Rangi Aniwaniwa for secondary schooling. This unofﬁcial phase of Wharekura was unfunded for 2 years. 1999 the Associate Minister of Education, the Honourable Tau Henare, granted approval for the establishment of the ﬁrst Wharekura in Tai Tokerau. In 2000, the ﬁrst two classrooms were opened- refurbished rooms in the former Kokiri.
Te Puna Wai August 27, Te Puna Wai Olympic sized heated swimming pool was opened. During the day it is used by kura students . Pukemiro and Rangiawhia Kura Kaupapa. After hours the puna wai is used by private swim clubs and public .
Te Wananga 2002, Te Wananga commenced joint venture negotiation with tertiary institutions to deliver certiﬁcate and diploma courses. 2004, Te Wananga o Raukawa Diploma Matauranga Maori commenced with 9 wharekura and 9 adult students; of whom 3 wharekura gained Bachelor degrees 2006. Courses have been modified to shorter modules to cater for students who have a full school programme in sports and kapa haka.
Waitangi Tribunal Claim — Te Rangi Aniwaniwa ﬁle a claim although the Ministry of Education has provided funding to our Kura which appears to follow a common formula, we are not resourced fully to recover lost generations of Te Reo and simple knowledge about Te Ao Maori and Matauranga Maori. The kura does not seek compensation, but argues for more fair investment in our children’s future . Prisons are funded better than kura — investment needs to start early in education.
Te Puna Ora, August 2 a two court basketball gym is opened with bare frame and concrete ﬂoor. 2011 , the spring loaded ﬂoor is laid and acoustic: reduce the noise levels.
Homegrown Teachers Hohepa Delamere, Joanne Delamere, Kay Ratana, Otere Mare, Debra Halkyard, Eileen Rankin, Hori Chapman, Jo Chapman, Kathy Popata, Linda Heihei, Hiki Trethewey, Wikitoria Makiha, Ngaire Tauhara, Millie Matiu. In training Pene Tawhara, Waha Tauhara, Christian Seumanu, Ruruhi Hei Hei, Te Rira Hei Hei.