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Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha Event

Rongoā Demonstrations

Roger Haenga

Saturday 19 August

10:30 - 11:30am

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Capacity 25 each session

Join Roger Haenga of Taniwha Noa in one of the following rongoā akomanga as he demonstrates creating some simple yet effective rongoā, and explains the processes he is using, and the taniwha that have provided inspiration for these taonga.


10:30am - Hinu rongoā a Whauwhaupaku - Healing oil infused with Whauwhaupaku


12:00pm - Hinu rongoā ā Kareao - Healing oil infused with Kareao and inspired by the taniwha Tunaroa


1:30pm - Hinu rongoā ā Tainui Gold - Healing oil infused with Tainui Gold and inspired by the taniwha Ngake


Audience members will be invited to take a small vial of rongoā oil away with them after each demonstration.

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1 - Whauwhaupaku - te tamaiti o Puanga raua ko Rehua
2 - Maramataka Launch 2022 - Te Papa Tongarewa - Rongoā Mocktails
3 - Ngāhere ki Fox Glacier

4 - Te Waewae Kāpiti o Tara raua ko Rangitane

Roger Haenga (Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu, and Manuel José) resides in the enchanting Kāpiti region.  He strives to honor and continue the legacy of Rongoā bestowed upon him through his whakapapa.  His passion lies in crafting hand-and-home-made Rongoā Māori balms, lotions, and potions, which he combines traditional practices with contemporary techniques to create remedies that nourish the tīnana, hinengaro me wairua (body, mind, and spirit).

Roger also facilitates occasional introductory Rongoā and Matauranga Māori workshops.  


As a natural educator, he finds joy in guiding participants on a transformative journey, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the ancient art of Rongoā, and Matauranga Māori.  In addition to all that, he sells a modest range of his Rongoā online via his Sole-Trader business website - Taniwha Noa.

Although Roger describes himself as a fledgling in rongoā practice, he possesses diplomas in Rongoā Māori and Mātauranga Māori, as well as a certificate in Māori Mental Health Support Work. These qualifications are supported by his extensive two-decade experience in the fields of community mental health, addictions, education, and homelessness.


Furthermore, Roger works as a Kaiako and Cultural Advisor for a Private Training Establishment, where Roger brings his cultural insight and passion to the forefront, striving to abridge gaps between traditional Māori wisdom and contemporary education.

Whatever Roger is doing, he constantly strives to weave a tapestry of tradition, and holistic wellbeing, through Rongoā in his own unique way.

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