Thanks for visiting
Nau mai, Haere mai, Whakatau mai ra
Nei ra te reo karanga o Kurawaka ki a koe e kimi oranga ana!   
Welcome, Come in, be at Peace
Kurawaka calls and invites you who are seeking to enrich life.
Kurawaka Retreat Centre is designed for you to have a relaxed, stress-free break. A chance for you to unwind yourself and re-discover the inner you again. Todays lifestyle is so full of stress, expectation, pressure and constant challenges which often end up over-ruling your life.  So, if you want to go a tipihaere, why don't you pop out to Porangahau, its 30 miles off the beaten track, but its really worth it somehow. There's plenty kina and paua there, the crayfish walk into your hands, there's kahawai there and karengo too, its all there waiting for you, kia ora te manuhiri, thats what the Maori will say to you, haere mai ki runga Porangahau, ki Te Poho o Kahungunu.
Come to Kurawaka in Porangahau, where the longest place name in the world is situated.Visit Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronuku
pokaiwhenuakitanatahu and soak up the view of our precious bay, its breathless. Learn about the ancient history of the valley and meet the local Maori people who take care of the land and its marae.
Te Awaputahi maunga                                                           Te Poho o Kahungunu wharenui
                                                                     Rongomaraeroa marae
Let us help you re-awaken your inner spirit, through meditation, chanting, dancing, massage and pure quiet time. You can watch the sunrise every morning and revel in its glory of newness. Each new day offers a new beginning.
Ko Hineruhi koe te wahine nāna i tū te ata hāpara!
You are as Hineruhi, Goddess of new days,
she who caused the dawn to rise!
Sunrise at Te Paerahi on 21st Febuary, 2010
Your hosts:
Raina Atareta Ferris
  • Senior Lecturer/Pūkenga Matua at Te Wānanga o Raukawa
  • Self employed
  • Bachelor Degree in Mātauranga Māori
  • Diploma in Design & Art
  • Certificate in Computor Studies
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching
  • BeautyTherapist                                                                                   
  • Massage Therapist
  • Crystal Worker
  • Painter
  • Sewer
  • Artist
Romaine Cedric (Doc) Ferris
  • Bachelor Degree in Mātauranga Māori
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching
  • Community Project Manager
  • Artist
  • Painter
  • Kaiwhakairo (Carver)
  • Stone Carver
  • Guitarist
We hope you can find everything you need. Kurawaka Retreat Centre is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
Our Paua Rock sits at the entrance of the retreat, carved by Doc
With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
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