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Hīkoi for hauora: making connections in the Haakarimata Ranges

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Explore the outdoors, get close to nature, connect with our whenua.

Enjoying and connecting with te taiao (the natural environment) can make us feel better and contribute to our well-being. Exploring and understanding te taiao can also help us to look after places like the Haakarimata Ranges as taonga - just like kaitiaki have for generations.

Join LEARNZ on a well-being hīkoi in the Haakarimata Ranges near Ngāruawāhia. Experience being in nature and connect with the whenua in this environmentally and culturally significant part of the motu.

Travel online to Waikato to:

    • follow in the footsteps of ancestors who traversed this place
    • explore what makes the Haakarimata Ranges environmentally and historically significant
    • meet people protecting taonga ecology in this natural heritage area
    • find walks near you to explore and enjoy, look after, and boost your hauora.

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Save the week of 13 March 2023 in your calendar: All the field trip material including video, a Google Earth for Web tour and online quizzes will be available then.


From a previous LEARNZ online field trip:

Testimony about LEARNZ.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations SDG 3This trip reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing: ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa Outdoor Access Commission and Sport New Zealand encourage people to enjoy the outdoors.

Herenga ā nuku logo.

Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa logo


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