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Other Information

What to wear

Please dress in comfortable layers to enable moving around the small and large group sessions.

What to bring

We are asking each Future Search participant to bring an object that for you represents the coastal and marine environment of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe. You will be asked to describe this object in the introductions part of the wānanga.

Health & Safety:

You will be briefed on Health and Safety and emergency response procedures when you arrive at the event. Covid19 Hygiene protocols will be in place.

Sustainable Event

Ngā Puāwai o Te Oneroa a Tōhe is a sustainable event.  We do not use this word 'sustainable' lightly or to give you the warm and fuzzies. We want to uphold the values of sustainability and are dedicated in making Aotearoa a better place.  There is an expectation that participants have their own water containers.  There will be cups at the venue and the Eco-Centre will have Kai-taia kapu and Kai-taia wai - reusable cups and refillable drink bottles for sale. There will only be bins for recycling and composting onsite.


  • Do not bring any single-use non-recyclable plastic to the event.

  • We encourage you to car pool.

  • We encourage you to walk.

  • Bring your bike down and bike to the venue.  Explore the pou that surround our beautiful little town. 

  • There is an electric charging station at Te Ahu.

  • If you decide to bring any para (waste) destined for landfill to this event; you will be expected to take your para away with you. 

Enjoy the wānanga!.


Ngā Puāwai o Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Wānanga will be held at:


Te Ahu, Cnr State Highway One & Mathews Ave, Kaitaia


In the heart of Kaitaia, Te Ahu is a multi-functional community facility which houses the area’s library, museum, i-SITE visitor information centre and council customer services. The complex also houses a café, a variety of venues for hire including different sized meeting rooms, banquet room and a main hall, little theatre, art space and cinema. A great space for this wānanga for sure!


A map and instructions on where to gather by 9.30am for the 10.00am pōwhiri on Thursday 28th  September will be sent to you prior to the event. This will include suggestions for parking.


Kaitaia Motor Lodge

Kaitaia Motor Lodge offers well-located and convenient Motel Accommodation in the Far North of New Zealand, with competitive room rates and a wide range of guest facilities. Just two minutes away from the town centre, this Kaitaia Motel sits close to shops, the supermarket and restaurants while still granting you the warmth and beauty of the countryside.

  • 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or family units available.

  • Visit their website here

Wayfarer Motel

A popular choice of accommodation for both business and leisure travelers, Wayfarer Motel offers affordable, clean and comfortable motel style rooms. With individual units spread out around the property, each with a private entrance, free parking and cooking facilities. Perfectly positioned just 50 metres away from the town centre and within walking distance to all shops, restaurants and bars. 

  • Studio, 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom family units available

  • Visit their website here

Orana Motor Inn & Restaurant

Comfortable rooms encourage you to relax and enjoy your stay. Wonderful food in the restaurant is the signature of our chef and the heart of our hospitality.

  • Studio, access studio, 2 bedroom or family units available

  • Visit their website here



Barrier Air provides 21 flights weekly from Auckland to Kaitaia return.

  • Flights on Wednesday 27 September are at 11.10am and 6.15pm

  • There is one flight on Sunday 1 October is at 2.40pm

  • Visit their website here


Driving to the wānanga? Roads are a little better since Cyclone Gabrielle and the new motorway extension has reduced the time between Auckland and Whangarei.

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InterCity operates daily buses from Auckland to Kaitaia. Your journey to Kaitaia will take approximately six hours and 15 minutes, including one transfer in Kerikeri.  Buses to Kaitaia will depart from Auckland's Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland. Your arrival destination will be on the corner of South Road and Matthews Avenue, Kaitaia.

  • Visit their website here

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For wānanga support, email [email protected]

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