Moungaroa – Who wants to know?

Centuries plus of entrenched deceit, legalities of perpetual structual institutionalism over a whanau who hold dearly , respect and honor land – when and how is moral high ground to be found?

Justice is an action not an re-action so where does one go to find such nobility after generations plaguerism, antagonism and ignorance – in the endorsement of profit and wealth.

I say f@#k this is confronting. This obvious blatant blarzae ness is in obvious credit to the keepers.. how about those who are imprisoned, imprisioned by a vehicle of cultural disparity and mass dishonoring, a whisper so loud its deafening, a echo that haunts where very few survive, and the ability to suppress the next awaiting generation of innocence.

I say f@#k I’m blood, which means every and all the the bullets fired land and never miss their target. Wish I could run. Where? perhaps out of my skin , or out of my blood? , or.. do I just have to climb this mountain of torture and trauma and embrace it , why would I want to do this voluntary??!! That’s right the children are watching and listening awaiting their Jury.

Wheres the trigger? How do I fire back? Wait on i’ll undo a third of my life in the education system, , i’ll undo the other third of paralyzing myself with drugs and alcohol and addictions, then remove myself from the criminal/justice system, unread all the headlines of what a hineous, abusive, problematic people Maori are, will, and always be.

So Landless, languageless, powerless, speechless, useless… Pretty easy to see how one would carry depression and embarrassment from the past to its present and in such a manner that poverty in a soulful sense is a suicidal friend to nurture daily.

Please remind me Facebook, paper, radio that Moungaroa is that knife to my throat, that gag in my mouth, that voice of suppression.. and that lazer targeted at my children’s head – whilst everyone watches.

I better stop writing, as the ink is fading.

For now, I’m still here. Just.

Gareth Kahui 15/12/19

Rauemi – resources.

BNI meeting.

Ngaa mihi kau ana ki a Karepa Wall i homai eenei rauemi. I tae maha mai ki te kainga, na aku tamariki i rite ai..me te tukuna. He ataahua te kaunga o eenei pikitia, kupu hoki.

Ka whiuwhiu haere ki ngaa topito o Taranaki ki te norta, kei Whaitara, kei te taone, kei te Wananga hoki. Kei te tae tonu mai ahau ki Taranaki ki te tonga.

Haria hoki ki ngaa kapu koorero, ki ngaa hui kaumatua ma ngaa mokopuna.

Ngaa mihi nui mai teenei pito o Taranaki. Ka menemene te katoa o ngaa tangata.

Kei whea te pou e tu ana – Taranaki tu mai

Taranaki tu mai Powhiri 2019.

Kua rite ai te powhiri ki runga i te marae Te upoko o te whenua kia kotahi ai te kahui o ngaa iwi o te Maunga ki te whakeke ki runga i te reo karanga o te ra. Mahana te rangi, mahana te tangata ki taa te nohonga ki te Paa.

Te reo o te hau kainga – Ngati maru.

Na te Pae i whakawatea te ara i ngaa reo okawa me te kitenga atu o te pono o te tika me te whakhirahira kia ‘kotahi ai taatou ngaa iwi o Taranaki’.

Ko toona mutunga e kore te kupu e whati, te hokinga mahara, te poroporoaki me te aronga mo aapoopoo. Kua tau a Taranaki tu mai.

E Te iti e te rahi te katoa.

Hei te Rahoroi timata ai te ra ki ngaa Marching. Eetehi whakangahau eetehi whakataetae erangi ko tona painga kia korikori ai te katoa o te hunga i tae mai.

Ko te tiima o Ngaruahine e tu ana i te papa tu waewae.
Te tiima Manuhiakai e matara nei

I te karapu o Inglewood Bowling club i te mura me te ahi me te kii ‘maha rawa ngaa wrong biases’. Ma te nuinga o ratou he wa tuatahi ki te takaro. Hei te mutunga ko bowls te wiina me te reo e rere nei, a katakata, a aue.. Waiano te toa ko te hau kainga teera Ngati Maru, katahi Taranaki tuturu, te tuatoru ko Ngaruahine. Ko te wheako me te tae a tinana te mea painga.

Te tuatorutanga eenei
Eenei karangarua

Teenei te mihi kau atu ki a Ngati Maru i tiaki i manaaki, ki au manuhiri koutou ano te iwi toa mo te tau nei. Mihi ake hoki ki a Ngati Ruanui te kapa toa mo teenei tau waiano ratou ano te kaitiaki o te mauri mo ngaa tau kei te tu mai hei te 2021.

Taku nei pikitia pai mo te wikini.

Writer: Gareth kahui