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July 27, 2009 | by  | in Features | [ssba]

Kapa Haka Kaumātua ki Te Papa Tongarewa

I tērā atu wiki mutunga, i kitea ai te tini me te mano o ngā whānau e tautoko ana i a rātou kuia, koroua. Whakarauika ana ngā tira kaumaatua o te motu ki Te Papa Tongarewa, ki reira whakangahau ai. He wā e kitea ai ngā tohutohu a ngā kaitito waiata o mua pērā i a Kohine Pōnika me Kingi Tahiwi, i raro tonu i te āhuatanga o Matariki me te whanaungatanga.

I rongo au i te māhana o te wairua Māori i roto i te whare, ā, he miiharo te kite atu i ngā mahinga rerekē i whakaatu mai i te āhua o te tū ā tēra iwi, ā tēra iwi. I te mutunga o te ra, i riro i a tātou katoa, ko te taonga i whakarerea mai e ō tātou mātua tupuna, arā ko te Māoritanga. Kia kaha te mana o ōu tupuna. Hei whakamutu ake me te whakatauki;

‘Nei rā o puipui o tongararewa
Rauhitia, Maimoatia
Engari kei noho koe
Ka tuku kia mate…’

‘Yours is an illustrious heritage
Cherish it, nurture it
But never let it die…’

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