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

Kiko koorero

I runga i te reo irirangi kua tukuna te koorero kia haumaru i tau whanau i a koe ano.. Kaati ra ahakoa ngaa peehitanga o te kirihimete me whai oranga ano i a koe mo tau aroha me tau manaaki.

Ka whakarite ai ano te whare mo te mea ngahau ki te kopa te kunenga me te aupiki kia rite ano i te mea painga kua kii kii te whare ki ngaa kupu mahana ngaa kupu oranga mo teenei tau otinoa ko ngaa piki me ngaa heke kua utaina tonu ki runga i te waka matauranga. Miharo taatou

Kua haeretia ano ki ngaa wahi Tautoko hei mirimiri ai teenei ki te Subway ki te taone ki runga nei. Kaati ko Tamzyn teera. Kei te mihi maioha mo ngaa hanawiti hei koha ki te kaupapa Te reo in the Arvo. I puta teetehi o nga whakaaro ko te poto o te paipa.. Koianei te 2 miniti ka koorero ka tahi ka neke ki te tangata whai ake.. He wiina teera ki runga ki toona aronga ki te reo.

Kua haeretia ano ki ngaa kaunihera o Taranaki ki te raki, mo te awhi kei te kii mai anei te whare mou (chambers) .. Anei te maramataka kia hono ngaa kaupapa ki te maramataka otinoa kei konei hoki te wero kia whakamaoritia a Ngamotu nei a ture. Miharo te rongo ngaa whakaaro e ngakau nui nei a te kaunihera ki te ako, kia whakatangatawhenua te reo ki te tangata. Teena ra korua Morgan me Anaru kia whai wa ki te whakarongo ki te kaupapa ‘keeping it reo’.

Bizo

Picture of current business card at this point. 25/11/19

Otinoa te tapokapoka o teenei huarahi hei whakatau te wairua ki teenei mea o te putea. Ko ngaa piki me ngaa heke he aha eera? ko teetethi aronga maama noa te kitea ko te poharatanga. I kitea te reretanga ki ngaa whanau ki runga i te maraee taraiwa motaka rawe atu ki te tangata i te koretake.

He momo tukutuku teera ki taku nei tirohanga i te mea teera moomo tapa toru me kei te teitei koe kei reira hoki te moni me ka noho koe ki te papa kei reira te puhaehae, te hoha, te ngau kaati te poharatanga. Oku tirohanga noa iho i te wa i tupu ake au, kahore e kore ka areare oku taringa ki ngaa kupu i rangona e au na toku papa f dis f dem eera kangakanga.

Inaianei teetehi o ngaa kupu he uaua te horo ko te kupu greedy, kei reira ki te papa ki te kura tuatahi ka whiuwhiu haere teera kupu, erangi ka ngau tonu te aanini ki te warua, waiano te kororiatanga ano ki teera atu taha o te aniwaniwa ka whakaaro he moemoea noa atu. kaati ka ahua rite au kia whai oranga ano ki teenei mea hikoi ki runga ki te mata o te whenua me te mea ma te mohio ka matau ma te matau ka ora.

Taku nei mea tuatoru nei kei te hoki oku whakaaro ki teenei me te reo me oona tikanga me te aha ka pehea au kia torona taku ringa hei koha mai nei a putea mai na te akoranga, wheako me kii mo taku nei mahi. He mahi hei tautoko hei whaapakari te iwi hei whakapakari te tangata .. he mea nui teera . ki te whakaaro homai na mo te putea ka kuhu ki te po i te mea he wairua rereke ki taku nei ehara i te mea he .. ki a au he mea tauhou he momo waewae =tapu ki eenei takiwa o te putea, o te ka kaingie e te kuri i te kuri… eera ahuatanga . kaati ko te mea nui ka ako kia kaha kia maia kia manawanui ki teenei akoranga hou me te pai ka taea e koe te whai numa kia kii mai ki au hoa koia nei te waariu i a au.

Ke te kii teetehi o ngaa kuia i te ata nei ka whakapno au kahore i te waka e haere ma te wai kia kawea .. me te mea ki te tuwhera ngaa kuaha o ngaa pakihi, ko te putea tona wawata e kaha nei te toa. kaati he tohu pai teenei ka oull the trigger mete kii mai a Dan the billionaire.

Latest initiative Te reo in the Arvo with support from Graham from Manifold to ask for koha as we left a note we suggest $5 to $20. Was a great expirence. I wa alright didnt get a cent but its definately a good start. And the reality is monies will go directly to supporting me and my kids, resources and the continuation of communual events.

Hei te ahiahi

Ngaa tauira nei o Te wananga o Aotearoa e painaina i te ra.

From inside the Green door to outside after the finishing of Kapu koorero ka haere tonu te reo. I wananga matou e pa ana ki te tau e heke mai, ngaa hua o teenei tau, ngaa awangawanga otinoa ngaa rautaki pai kia ora ia teenei huarahi ma matou. Eetehi o ngaa koorero i areare oku Taringa ki teenei mea Aromatawai me te matapaki reo (conversational reo).

Its been quite an important aspect to come to grips on as years of dedication can seem like that fluency isnt coming as easy as one would like. Another aspect was writing, composing waiata/haka and some of the understanding on how to tune in to that mass potential of creativity. Although 3-4 years on the kaupapa at Green door there is still some question marks around how to facilitate such a vast range of levels, experience and yet find that sweet balance between formal and casual, academic and relaxed, learning and experientially learning. Its been a wonderful array of skills displayed in this mornings session. Definatly kind of see a working relationship and structure within main particapants and am sure that pool of knowledge would only get richer.

Before leaving Green door – 2 ladies were sitting in proximity and feeling quite at a home, I am quite relaxed and open around my peers 5 of us all having a discussion about all sorts we carried on with our topics. One which was proposed to set up a group to stay focused, excel and develop the reo. It would be full immersion, there will be a focal point as well as tasks to do then come back to share your whakaaro. As our friends from the other table left the 2 ladies sat a bit closer filling up that table, taking no notice carried out our convo.

As the two ladies I asked what it was like .. (around the language just being spoken) from their experience.. they said that was the reason they moved so they can hear and pick up on a few words .. obviously having no trouble with my waha nui – but expressed more jealousy. We forwarded them on to the morning sessions and it dawned that a couple of us are quite old heads to the kaupapa and it was a sense of woow time moves on.

I then went to Manifold to catch up with Graham from Manifold coworking space and really encouraged to nominate a price, its such a valuable advice and the timing is impeccable. This is the first gig really working alongside people outide the Kapu koorero space and its kul I kind of get to shape and influence Our Community to grow compassion empower through understanding and learning together.

To finish the afternoon I helped support the kura team not so much on the field but more so maintaining the language outside our comfort domains. Starting on the wrong field we ran to our correct field , lucky so because we didnt have a ball on that one. Wasa fairly relaxed environment but the wether was so hot. After a close half the team ran away a bit with two tries from our girls which equal 2 points per try and our player of the day going to Dylan. Ngaa mihi nui ki ngaa matua e tautoko a karanga a reo, tae mai a tinana ki te matakitaki me te akeake.

Kapu koorero

Monday 25th 2019 at the Green door cafe.

Katahi ra te ataahua o te rangi , te hihi o tama nui te ra e whakamahana te ruma nei o te Tatau Pounamu. Otinoa te mahana o te tangata i whakahaeretia te kapa nei. Teetehi o ngaa kaupapa ki runga i te tepu ko te Maungarongo, he aha teenei. Teera pea na te Putake reo i koorero nei te kupu waiano kia haeretia te wananga tae noa ki teenei ra. Tirotiro haere ki ngaa pukapuka i takoha mai na Karepa Wall i homai na ki au hei tohatoha. Whakahua ngaa kupu hei koakoa te tangata. He oopaki te kupu he oopaki te ahua he oopaki te katoa.

Katahi ano te miharo o ngaa papa mahi i whakarere a Hawaiki Tamati. Ka aronga matou ki te tatai whakapapa o Ranginui me Papatuanuku. Kua rongo te pito o te ruma ki ngaa atua , ngaa kaitiaki e manaaki ki eenei taonga. Ka koorero te papamahi i Te reo Maaori me ngaa whakamarama a-tii-whiri, a-ringa, a-mata hei akeake te mohio o ngaa koorero. Mai te timatanga ki te whakamutunga i kitea te manaaki, i rongo te manaaki, i paa te manaaki. Ka Aue ki teenei o ngaa kaiako nei.

Hei kinaki i te nohonga te kai na Tatau Pounamu hei oranga pai , hei whanaunga ano ko Rongo teera otinoa te manaaki.

November the 25th 2019.

This little precious kia puawai ki runga ki toona ra motuhake, ahakoa i whanau mai ia ki te hohipera ki Kerkeriroa ahakoa ngaa piki me ngaa heke kua tae mai teenei putiputi ki te whai ao ki te ao marama. Ka kawea e ia te ingoa ra o tona tupuna no te Tai tokerau i Mangamuka. Ka hari huri tau ki a Te ao Makaurau Stone Kahui ka whakahihi tau whanau i a koe me to mahi manaaki ahakoa te tangata ka koorerorero koe ki a ratou hei aha hei whakaatu ki te ao to ataahuatanga,waiano to humarie. E taku no Ka ngakau mahaki ki a koe. Ka aroha

Celebrating your Te reo

Pic: Matere Luke/Graham pictured here with Christine Ngaia holding some books which were gifted. Thank you to Karepa Wall for the awesome resources.

Sunday afternoon with pursuing cloud moving across the Mounga , people young and old ventured to the Tasman Club to attend the 10th monthly occasion. With the philosophy of sharing food, sharing stories and socializing as a way to normalize the language, with children’s games, origami and karaoke it was a splendid way to engage, relax and celebrate this journey of learning Te reo.

With the top 10 anthems mustering through maybe five of the waiata were a fun reminder of our unique Tarankitanga. (ness)

With holidays, summer ‘Celebrating your Te reo’ will still host on the last Sunday of the month at Tasman Club , December the 29th. Nau mai ra.

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.