In 2019 we officially opened our fully self/Board of Trustees-funded Whare Ako. This is a space dedicated to enhancing identity, culture and te reo Māori for students, whānau and wider community.
It is named for the spring at Karikari, called Te Waiū o te Tohora, the milk of the whale. The spring is at the base of Mangatawa, near the shore of Rangataua. Sometimes the water flowing from it is quite white, like the milk from the whale, which rests there as a guardian of the people of Tauranga Moana.