Up and Coming Events

Coming soon for Kaumātua from Rauawaawa

Tuesday 31st July to the 28th August – Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust AGM

50 Colombo Street, Frankton, Hamilton

Watch this space – The first Crowdfunding Campaign for Rauawaawa – August

Friday 31st August – Kaumātua Father’s Day Celebration

Held on our Friday Kotahitanga Social Day. Limited seats

Monday 10th September – Health Expo

50 Colombo Street, Frankton, Hamilton
10am – 2pm. Guest speakers and Health Service Providers available to speak to. Limited numbers

Thursday 26th October to the 14th September – Rauawaawa Kaumātua Olympics

Venue to be confirmed. This is a tentative date

20th – 22nd November – National Kaumatua Service Providers Conference. More details coming soon.

New Plymouth

Wednesday 12th December – Rauawaawa Kaumātua Community Class Presentation

50 Colombo Street, Frankton, Hamilton
A time for those who have attended our Community Classes to show what they have learnt over the year and celebrate their successes.

Friday 14th December – Rauawaawa Kaumātua Community Class Presentation

Our last Kotahitanga Social program for the year.

Rauawaawa Kaumātua Events past

A few Rauawaawa events below


A wonderful group of 30 Kaumātua from Rauawaawa took part. An inspirational event led by Heather Skipworth and her team in Napier. Beautiful photos here.

October -Kaumātua Olympics

A day that continues to grow in numbers with challenging games, highly competitive teams, lots of whanaungatanga and fun!

A huge congratulations to:

  • Tuhoe (1st Place),
  • Tuwharetoa (2nd Place) and
  • Ngaruahine (3rd Place).

Thank you to all our generous major sponsors, our wonderful MC, fantastic volunteers, outstanding Kaumātua athletes and their tremendous support teams. Without you all this event would not be possible.

August – Kaumātua Country and Western Dance held at Hamilton Skycity

Delicious food, great music, stunning western costumes and impressive dance moves.


Graeme Dingle Foundation Fundraiser 2017. A few photos here. Happy to report we ALL did it! Rangimahora, Surinder, Kath and Donna.

April – Kaumātua ANZAC

A day to commemorate ANZAC with Kaumātua

March – Kaumatua flu vaccinations

A community approach for Kaumatua to flu vaccinations at Rauawaawa see here.

February – The Getting of Wisdom

February – Kaumātua perspectives on, “The Getting of Wisdom – Learning in Later Life”, Adult Learning Australia, International Exchange and Conference. The powerpoint is here . A video is available here.

February – Kaumātua Mana Motuhake research project

Launch of the Kaumātua Mana Motuhake research project see more here.