kua tae te wa – Te puutake o te riri

Te Puutake o te riri. Ka Tu.

Ki runga i te Marae Owae kua tukuna te Karanga o te kaupapa i takato ki te Paa o Manukorihi Ko te Puutake o te riri. I te tekau i te ata tu ai te motu whanui ngaa iwi noo ngaa hau e wha, me te kanohitia e te Pirimia a Jacinda Arden me ona mangai. Kua eke ngaa roimata ki runga i te Poowhiri me te kii a Howie Tamati ‘I haven’t seen something like this since his early childhood when they use to have the Maaori Womens Welfare League days’.

Kua tutu te puehu no ngaa kairakau, ko te paopao o te taramu, ko te tawhiri o te purerehua , ko te ihi te wehi te tapu te mana o te iwi e haruru ana te whenua. 

Kua Aratakingia  me te takatoranga o te raukura  e ngaa kaiwero, ara naa Peeni Henare i hiki te raukura mo te ope manuhiri, karawhiua ai te karanga me te haka poowhiri, ka taea te ao te rangoa te maemae te pouri te riri me te maia o Waitara otinoa te iwi maaori whanui me te muru me te raupatu. 

Whakarongo mai nei ki a Haturini McGarvey me ngaa kairakau hoki o te ope taua me a raatou whakaaro o ‘Te Puutake o te riri’ , te powhiri me taa raatou whakaritenga ki teenei tau.

kua ea te wairua ki runga i te haka poowhiri , ngaa poi , ngaa waiata, ngaa takahi eera tu ahuatanga, ka whiti mai te ra ka kuhu ra ngaa manuhiri ki ro te whare Te ikaroa a Maui, ki roto ano ki ngaa koorero o Wiremu Kiingi Te rangitaake. 

Whakarongo mai ki ngaa koorero nei a New Zealands race relations commissioner Meng Foon waiano Journalist Mihingarangi Forbes. 

Me au maatou whakaaro noo eetehi o te hau kainga otinoa Mounga Taranaki.

Te ara whakamua

Kei te aro ki te  tau kei te tu mai me te mea ka tiakina e Waikato te mauri o Te Puutake o te riri . Kei te koorero nei te ope taua – Te Akaaka Rau Whero he aha ta raatou whakaaro me ngaa hua hoki o teenei kaupapa.

Kia rua ngaa patai

Kua hongi, kua mihimihi ,kua tangi, kua maumahara, kua wharikitia ngaa koorero mo te kaupapa. Ka karangatia a Rongo ki te hunga katoa kua whakarongo mai ki te pere ki runga i te marae. Kia rua ngaa patai ‘ko Te Puutake o te riri mo ngaai Maaori anahe?’ tuarua ‘he aha ngaa momo koorero akekake , whakaaro ranei maa ratou e aawangawanga ki te nohotahi , koorerotahi ki a matou te iwi maaori e pa ana ki Te Puutake o te riri. Teena whakarongo mai. 

Jubilee for Hawera High School.

Hawera High School 100th Jubilee.

At 2 pm Friday afternoon where the clouds were just enough to obscure the snow capped mountain Taranaki, a mass of ex students, teachers and the Hawera High School campus as the calls from the Tangata whenua echoed through out the entrance corridors in the ceremonial fashion of the Powhiri.

The Hub more formerly name as Te whare o Ruaputahanga – the house of Ruaputahanga hosted a packed house who packed a good half court of the manuhiri side. The karanaga – calls were performed by current students exampling excellent tutoring by Shay King.

Have a listen to see what some of the ex students and teachers thought of the afternoon.

Moving from 'The welcome'

With the formalities of mihimihi – speeches , waiata – singing and hongi – pressing of noses, The honourable Mayor Phil Nixon addresses the Community of past and present in this historic occasion of reflection, reminiscing and remembering. The accolades and efforts to the committee was echoed and with every Powhiri the use of food to connect everybody and uplift that intensity was also greeted with entertainment of locals singing waiata during the refreshments.

Here we have more koorero – conversations with present students and Principles as they share their preparations for Our weekend.

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Te Maunga Maaori Bowls

In preparations of the annual National Maaori Bowls Tournament hosted here in Taranaki 2020, here we are chatting with one of the tournament organisers Kevan Sellers – alongside operational chairman John Niwa sharing some of the behind the scenes undertakings in preparation for such a monumental occassion. 

To register your team click here for the 2020 Aoteroa entry form.

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