Roots Hui festiva is a community event that
re-connects people to practices of sustainability, natural healing,
food growing and wellbeing through art, storytelling, music &
We invite you to join us by donating something to make this
festival as awesome as possible.
A generation ago, whānau shared kai as a means of connection,
threading lives, whakapapa and community together through the
exchange of food and stories. These ways have become less common in
this day and age. Our hui aims to address this in some way through
the sharing of skills, fun, community and knowledge.
Our festival brings permaculture, lomilomi, rongoa, wild
parenting, Intentional Communities, organic gardening, raw foods,
composting, sustainability and alternative healing into our gardens
to share with our community.
Gardeners, healers, whānau and kaumātua will come together to
celebrate and strengthen our connection to Papatuanuku and each
other. There will be music, stories, creativity, film, workshops,
dance, rongoā, mirimiri, fire, hangi, and laughter in the spirit of
Hongoeka Marae is one of two Ngati Toa marae in
the Porirua area. Hongoeka Bay is the last remaining Maori land
reserve set aside for Ngati Toa after Governor Grey confiscated
vast tracts of land from the Kapiti Coast, through Porirua to
Wellington and across to the top of the south island.
Hongoeka Bay has been occupied by Ngati Toa since their
migration from Kawhia harbour in the early 1800's. A small
community of whanau continue to live there, upholding the
traditions of their tipuna and keeping the Ahi Kaa (home fires)
alive. As Kaitiaki, the whanau of Hongoeka care for the land, the
sea, the marae and the people to ensure that the taonga gifted to
them by their ancestors are handed down to future generations.
The Transitional Economic Zone of
Aotearoa (TEZA 2015) is a bi-annual event that highlights new
forms of exchange and economic wellbeing. This year it takes place
in Porirua. As part of this years TEZA week the gardens are running
the first Conscious Roots Festival on the 28th and 29th of
We have some support for our Festival from Creative NZ, Porirua
City Council and Te Runanga o Ngati Toa. What we need from our
Boosted supporters is a final helping hand. Conscious Roots now
wants to gather enough funding to pay for food, travel, and a hangi
for all the speakers, artists and musicians, helpers and whanau who
are volunteering their time and expertise to make this festival
possible. Are you able to help?
You are also warmly invited to come along to our festival. Koha
entry. For more information and a programme of events please visit