Waikarere Gregory

Northland, NZ - Earth connected mother and Early Childhood Teacher

Workshop title: "Whakarongo, Titiro, Korero"

Guided by constellations, moon phases, native flowers, trees, birds and insects, and highlighted by stories and taonga puoro, Waikarere and Anna will take you on a sensory journey through the seasons of their Maori world.

Personal Bio:
Ko Tinana te waka
Ko Tumoana te tangata
Ko Taumatamahoe te maunga
Ko Tangonge te wai
Ko Te Rarawa te iwi me te marae
Ko Ngati-Te-Ao te hapu
Ko Waikarere Gregory toku ingoa

I was born and raised in Pukepoto, on my ancestral lands, close to our marae in the Far North, where the stories of my father placed me on the whenua and in the world around me.

After years away, I find myself living back on my Nannies whenua, now a mama of two tamariki on a journey of exploring reo/languages....
Let's take some time to stop, listen, look, smell and feel, finding clues to the days ahead, tohu/signs for us on our journey.....

Anna Tripp is a registered Early Childhood teacher at Te Rito Te Kainga Reo. Over the last year, she has been developing a maara-taiao programme for the tamariki at her centre. She enjoys learning and discovering te ao Maori alongside tamariki and is open to sharing aspects of her journey with others.

Waikarere Gregory