The Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club (Ngāti Rānana) is a London-based whanau (family) and community group that provides Māori residing in the United Kingdom, and others interested in Māori culture, an environment to teach, learn and participate in Te Ao Māori, the Māori world. Ngāti Rānana promotes and lives by the guiding principles of kotahitanga (unity), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (kindness/ generosity), whether this be through haka (dance), waiata (song), karakia (prayer) or sharing their ‘taonga tuku iho’, treasures and knowledge handed down by their ancestors.
Ngāti Rānana have been performing and sharing their culture since 1958 when a group of New Zealand travellers would meet in London to exchange their experiences, share news from home and speak Māori. Meeting people from other countries became the prime motivation; to embrace all people into the group regardless of race, creed or colour, something that continues to be paramount in Ngāti Rānana’s purpose today.
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