Sunday, 30 November 2008
30 Whiringa a Rangi (November) 2008
"Puritia tāwhia kia ita, Te Mana whenua, Te mana tīpuna, Te mana Tāngata, Tino Rangatiratanga, Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri āmuri ake nei."
Voiced by Ana Tapiata Te Arawa Ngati Porou
Explanation by Jason Te Kare Ngati Maniapoto
Otago Polytechnic has devised a number of strategies to adequately reflect and incorporate the Treaty of Waitangi within its organisation, including the creation of a Kaitohutohu, a position filled by Dr Khyla Russell. As she explains her role to Maraea Rakuraku, she also gives a lesson in Ngai Tahu dialect and terminology.
Filed in 1998 with the Waitangi Tribunal WAI 718 was a claim presented by Te Whare Wananga o Awauniarangi, Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Te Wananga o Raukawa,under the auspices of their representative body Te Tauihu o nga Wananga, alleging failure by the crown to provide capital funding for wananga, as guaranteed under the Education Act 1989, was tantamount to a breach of treaty rights. While Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi settled some years ago, Te Wananga o Raukawa was the only one who held out, signing their Deed of Settlement in October 2008 for $50,649 million. Maraea Rakuraku is with Te Wananga o Raukawa CEO MereanaSelby at parliament on the day of the signing.
What started as Pao! Pao! Pao! with the late Hirini Melbourne as a gathering of taonga puoro musicians at Waikato University in 2002, morphed into a week long celebration of Waiata Kaupapa Māori, where Māori, in all their musical diversity, were showcased. Moving from Ngāti Porou crooner Brannigan Kaa, who has re-worked standards Mona Lisa (Mona Riha), Somewhere over the Rainbow (Kei hea te Uenuku ) for his album Pūrua, to Katerina Pihema, aka Princess Atak, holding her own with the predominantly male lineup at a Hip Hop gig. Te Ahi Kaa was there taking it all in.
Coordinating an event of this size has, for the past few years, fallen to Ngahiwi Apanui who as a musician in his own right, is able to bring those sensibilities to the role. He describes to Maraea Rakuraku the organisation required and the importance of celebrating our hardworking musicians.
Tim Manawatu is hoping his return home to manage his marae Takahanga at Kaikoura, after 30 years will pay off for his hapū, whānau and surrounding community and Karen Starkey leads Maraea Rakuraku around the marae explaining how the geography and environment has shaped the modern day structures now housed on the Pa site.
Nga Kupu Hou / New words to learn
Runanga/ runaka - council
Komiti kawanataka - governing committee
Kaitohutohu - advisor
Hōhunu - deep
Mita/ te mita o te reo - enunciation, intonation of the language
Whakawātea - clear
Māku e whakawātea he wāhi mo to tāua tūnga whare
I will clear a section for our house site.
Kaore au te mohio
I don't know
Waiata featured include:
AEIOU by Moana Manaipoto from Rua
Rhyme by Princess Atak
Track 1 by DJ Kinetic from DJ Kinetic presents Kinetic Underground Aotearoa Hip Hop 2007
Kei Hea te Uenuku performedby Brannigan Kaa and Wairere Ropata Barnsley from Purua. Words by Esther Tamehana
'k' replaces 'ng' in Ngai Tahu dialect