Aroora is a wellbeing philosophy

Drawing from traditional mātauranga Māori practise and principles Aroora is a holistic well being philosophy that is applicable to people of all backgrounds.

Aroora has tikanga

Tikanga are guiding principles which foster and nurture rangatiratanga and manaakitanga, key elements of Aroora. Aroora has seven tikanga or guiding principles.

  • Whakapapa/connection
  • Pono/perception
  • Aroha/love
  • Mana/energy
  • Tika/rightness or correctness
  • Āio/harmony
  • Ānāianei te wā/presence

AroORA and ira tangata

Aroora encourages people to be conscious of 5 components of the ira tangata which affect ORA.

  • Hinengaro/mind
  • Tinana/body
  • Wairua/spirit
  • Whanau/heart
  • Mauriora/life principle

AROora and fulfilment

Aroora teaches that to live a fulfilling life you need to have a focus, a purpose, and connect to more than just yourself. These are the 3 ‘ARO’s.

  • Arotahi/focus
  • Aronga/purpose
  • Arorangi/transcendence

Aroora programmes

Aroora programmes generally are designed to educate people in the philosophy in a practical fashion. Programmes are tailored to the needs of the clients but participants can generally expect an environment founded on rangatiratanga and manaakitanga, opportunities to engage with nature in a traditional manner, exposure to taonga puoro and or rongoa, and kai appropriate to both the activity and to general health and wellbeing.

Aroora in the community

Aroora has recently run a series of summer wānanga supported by Te Puni Kōkiri for the wider Whangārei community. This programme concluded at the end of March 2019. When new programmes or positions become available we will notify people via our facebook page and website. Additionally the Aroora team have worked with Kamo High School students to support their developing leadership journeys.

Aroora for corporates

Corporate packages/experiences can be tailored to facilitate leadership development or team building against the backdrop of Aroora. We currently run the programme internally for our parent company CLM for managers and senior staff nationwide.

Aroora for visitors to Northland

We can facilitate traditional and authentic experiences in locations off the beaten track which will ensure any visitor to our region appreciates the paradise we live in.

What does Aroora look like?

Follow our journey on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Expressions of interest are now closed for the next series of funded wananga. However, if you would like to be considered for future wananga, please complete our form by clicking the link below.

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