Harvest Wananga with Jay Ruka
Date(s) - 14 August 2020 - 15 August 2020
Time: 5:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jay Ruka will be with us for our second wananga for the year 14-15 August. Jay is a gifted commmunicator and author of Huia Come Home – Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand’s native forests, the huia was a symbol of the land’s unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird’s tragic extinction in the early 1900s represents a shot to the heart of Aotearoa and is a potent metaphor for a country’s conflicted history. Jay uses the story of the untimely extinction of the huia to offer a fresh perspective on the narrative of Aotearoa; a tale of two cultures, warring worldviews, and the things we lost in translation. Revisiting the early missionaries, the transformative message of the gospel and the cultural missteps of the Treaty of Waitangi, Huia Come Home invites us to reconnect with the unique story offered by the indigenous Māori lens. In relearning the history that lies in the soil of Aotearoa, we might just find a shared hope for the future and a recovery of national treasures once thought to be extinct. Huia e huia, tangata kotahi! Huia, your destiny is to bring everyone together! Māori proverb
Our wananga will begin with a powhiri at 5.30pm on Friday 14 August with the first meeting beginning at 7pm. If people are unable to come for the powhiri they are welcome to join in whenever they can. The wananga will continue 9.30am on Saturday 15 August and will conclude at 3.30pm.
Registration is a koha of $10 to help with kai. Please preregister by phoning Harvest Church 07 347 0169 or Jackson Te Pairi 0276607839, or email your contact details and number attending to firstname.lastname@example.org . Registrations can be paid at the wananga. An offering will be received for the guest speaker.