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Te Karahipi Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Raaniera raaua ko Anihaka Higgins

I whaanau mai a Raaniera Terence Higgins i te 18 o Here-turi-kookaa 1974. Ko oona taatai whakapapa noo roto i ngaa hapuu o Te Urewera, Ngaati Rongo me Ngaati Koura o Ngaai Tuuhoe. Ko ia te pootiki a Te Ripowai raaua ko Daniel Higgins. Ahakoa i whaanau mai a Raaniera i Singapore, kaaore te whaanau i reira moo te waa roa ka hoki mai ki Aotearoa, ki Te Whanganui a Tara. Ka haere ia ki te Kura Tuatahi o Arakura i Wainuiomata, aa, i kuraina hoki ia i te Kura Tuarua o Hato Paora. Ka eke te waa, ka hau mai ia ki te Whare Waananga o Te UUpoko o Te Ika a Maaui ki te whai i tana Tohu Paetahi. He tauira i whai waahi ki ngaa whakahaere a Ngaai Tauira, aa, he manako nui hoki ki te tautoko i Te Herenga Waka Marae. Ko tana kupu nui ki a Grandma moo ngaa kai o te marae, ahakoa he aha aua kai: “Glorious Grannie!” Ko ana mahi pai ko te purei kirikiti, aa, ka uru hoki ia ki roto i te tiima tawhito o tana Paapaa i Waiwhetu, me te purei i te whutupooro riiki i te taha o ana paapaa i Upper Hutt moo ngaa Taika (Tigers). I a ia i te Whare Waananga ka noho ia i ngaa whare o Hinepuukohurangi ki Poomare, aa, i reira ka tuutaki ia i tana wahine. Ka moe a Raaniera i a Joanne Tioro, o Ngaa Rauru, ka puta ki waho ko tana tama a Te Ao O Te Rangi Tui Higgins i te 10 o Hakihea 1995. Ka huunuku raatou ki Wanganui ki te taha o ana hungarei, ka mutu ka mahi a Raaniera i te Koohanga Reo hai kaiaawhina. I te 6 o Kohitaatea 1997 ka whaanau mai tana tamaahine a Anihaka Rangimaarie Higgins. Ka uru tana mataamua ki roto i te hoohipera i Taamaki Makaurau kia whakatikahia tana manawa. Noo te putanga mai, ka rere a Te Ao O Te Rangi me tana maamaa ki Wanganui, aa, ka hoki mai a Raaniera, tana tamaahine me ana hungarei maa runga motokaa i te 27 o Whiringa-aa-rangi 1997. Kaaore i tino tawhiti atu i Meremere ka mate ika huirua raaua ko tana pepii. Muia ana te marae o Te Totara i Ruaatoki i ana hoa o Te Whare Waananga me Hato Paora ki te uuhunga moo raaua. I te tau o muri atu ka ara ake te kaupapa o te Karahipi whakamaumaharatanga i a raaua, aa, naa Ngaai Tauira i whakaaro nui kia tapaina ki oo raaua ingoa. Kua eke ki te tekau tau inaaianei te rirohanga atu o te tokorua nei; he tangata nui, ngaakau nui me tana puhi merito. Tangi tonu ana te ngaakau moo raaua kua ngaro atu nei ki te poo.


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Notice: In all articles we have changed the macron into double vowels.

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