Where do our Roads cross?

Karapiro, Waikato

Start: 4:00PM Wed 22 November
End: 1:00PM Wed 24 November

Developing our Discipling Skills  

This year Raukura will be focused around building on the knowledge we have around discipling as well as strengthening our 3T relationships as we share together as a group, giving us an opportunity to learn a variety of different methods and tools to lead and support others in our own ministries.


This year we will adventure together kayaking our way down a truly beautiful section of the Waikato River, to the Pokaiwhenua stream. With stunning twilight lake views we head under the Pokaiwhenua Bridge and into the glow-worm canyon., on the Thursday evening.


Sessions will be led by Rochelle Grace with plenty of opportunity for everyone to share their knowledge and experiences.

Rochelle Grace is the Ringa Arataki - National Co-ordinator for Te Kāhui Rangatahi o Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa. She has been in this role for the last 18 months but has previously had 3 years in the national straNdZ role and 7 years working at diocesen level for Auckland Diocese. She has also been part of the 3DM movement in Wellington Diocese and been involved in training, mentoring and discipling youth and young leaders over the past 18 years. 

Mighty river domain, lake karapiro

Activities at Raukura will take place around Cambridge, with participants spending most of their time based at Mighty River Domain situated on the banks of Lake Karapiro in Waikato.

There'll be single accommodation provided (some people may have to share with one other). An email has been sent to those invited which gives more details on what you need to bring.



Click here to register now.

Raukura is for leaders in youth ministry at the Regional, Diocesan, Hui Amorangi, and Tikanga levels of our Church.

Raukura 2017 (22-24 November) will be held at the Mighty River Domain at Lake Karapiro outside of Cambridge.

Registrations close Friday 27 October.


Literally a red feather, raukura is a symbol of leadership in Maori culture, traditionally bestowed by consensus on a deserving individual indicating excellence.

With Raukura, the Tikanga Toru Youth Commission aims to explore contemporary concepts of leadership for youth ministry. Offered to young leaders involved in regional, diocesan, and/or Tikanga youth ministry it includes facilitators, presenters and experts from amongst Christian and community leaders.

Raukura is also an opportunity to learn about, know and respect our identities across our three Tikanga Church; to share our stories and struggles and own each other’s mission.