Tātou Tātou - All about us

The Conscious Roots Festival is aimed at raising awareness, in ourselves, in our whānau and in our communities. Awareness that encourages, supports and promotes abundance that is sustainable, eco friendly and mindful of others.

What actions are we are taking in our lives to support resilient eco friendly communities?

We are all capable in some way of creating change, in ourselves, in our families and in the places we come from and connect to. We need only the courage and willingness to be the change we want to see in the world.


Our Mission

A generation ago, whānau shared kai as a means of connection and empowerment, threading lives, whakapapa and community together through the exchange of food, traditional practice and stories.

In this day and age, much of the old ways have been replaced with convenience, entertainment and consumerism. But things are changing...

On the fringes of our communities, there are small groups of whānau who are practicing the ways of their tīpuna. They are replanting the seeds of traditional practice, sustainability, hauora and self determination.

The Conscious Roots Festival brings gardeners, healers, whānau and kaumātua together to celebrate and strengthen our connection to Papatuanuku and each other. There will be music, stories, creativity, film, workshops, dance, rongoā, karetao, mirimiri, fire, hangi, and laughter in the spirit of community.

“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela