Waiata o Waiheke

Weekly on Mondays 

6pm – 7pm

Starts 13 February 2023

A weekly group that meets to learn and practise the waiata of Waiheke.

Email office@wal.org.nz for more information

Course Details

This is a group who meet regularly to practise the waiata of Waiheke. Familiar waiata, learnt through WAL over the past two years will be practised and new waiata will be introduced and developed.

Newcomers are welcome and will be supported with the words and tunes.

The intention is to grow a group comfortable with singing the waiata who may be available to support school groups and community events.

A weekly koha is appreciated to cover expenses such as hot drinks, photocopying and administration.


Waiheke Adult Learning

2 Korora Rd
Waiheke Island
Auckland 1081
Phone: 09 372 9868



Jan Newton is a passionate advocate for the use of Te Reo by all members of society. He has been involved in kapa haka since 1993 and he has participated in a year long Te Atarangi course. Two years ago he returned school as a year 13 student to increase his knowledge of Te Reo me ngā tikanga Māori. He believes singing waiata is a way forward for all to engage with Te Reo and Tikanga Maori. He began learning waiata to support his children during their schooling and is keen to share this learning with a wider audience.