All interested whanau are invited to come to Tauranga to study Mau Rakau. Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust will be holding weekly Mau Rakau training at the Welcome bay Community Hall every Wednesday nights from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
All welcome and for further information please contact Maia Wharekura; 022 080 7159; [email protected]
- Venue: Welcome Bay Community Hall
- Day: Every Wednesday
- Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
- Cost: koha for venue
Te Puna i Rangiriri Trust
PO Box 13676 I Tauranga
The Village, 17th Avenue West, Trustpower House (Bldng 20) I Tauranga
Ph: 07 578 6888 I Email: [email protected]
Mau rakau is a general term referring to the skilled use of weapons. It is said that the use of weapons was taught in the Whare-tu-taua (House or school of war). The term Mau taiaha is used to refer to the use of the taiaha and does not necessarily include other weapons.
It is said weapons including the taiaha and patu were handed down by Tane, god of the forest and Tu, god of war, the two sons of Rangi-nui and Papatuanuku. The Whare-tu-taua (House of war) is a term which covers the basics of educating young toa (warriors) in the arts of war.