This term during Week 6 the entire Year 9 cohort of 346 students, new staff and the Year 9 Hauora teachers were officially welcomed onto Te Iti o Haua Marae, Tauwhare Pa.  Due to COVID, we have been unable to have these visits since 2021.  The trips aim to strengthen the relationship between Hillcrest High School and Ngati Haua, our school’s Mana Whenua. The trips took place over four days and involved powhiri, kai and various activities including harakeke, tititorea, rakau, orientation and haka.  A big mihi to everyone involved in making the trips a huge success!