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He Kohinga Wheako

Tēnei au, tēnei au
Te hōkai nei i aku tapuwae
Ko te hōkai nuku, ko te hōkai rangi, ko te
hōkai a tōku tūpuna a Tāne-nui-a-rangi
I pikitia ai, ki ngā rangitūhāhā ki te tihi o
manono
I rokohinga atu rā, ko Io Matua Kore anakē
I riro i a ia ngā Kete o te wānanga
Ko te Kete Tuauri, ko te Kete Tuatea, me te
Kete Aronui
Ka tiritiria, ka poupoua ki a Papatuanuku
Ka puta ko te ira tangata ki te whei ao, ki te
ao mārama.

Kotahi tonu te hiringa
i kake ai Tāne ki Tikitiki-o-rangi;
ko te hiringa i te mahara.
Ka kitea i reira ko Io-matua-te-kore anakē.
I a ia te Toi-ariki, te Toi-uru-tapu,
te Toi-uru-rangi, te Toi-uru-roa;
Ka whakaputa Tane i a ia ki te waitohi

a Puhao-rangi, na Oho-mai-rangi,
te wai whakaata na Hine-kau-orohia;
kauorohia nga Rangi-tuhaha.
Ka karangatia Tane ki te paepae tapu
i a Rehua i te hiku mutu o te rangi;
ka turuturu i konei te Tawhito-rangi
te Tawhito-uenuku, te Tawhito-atua;
ka rawe Tane i e hiringa matua,
i te hiringa taketake ki te ao marama;
ka waiho hei ara mo te tini e whakarauika nei,
E tama, e i!” – Dr Tāmati Reedy

Tērā te tini e noho pōhēhē ana i te huhua o ngā kōrero tauparapara e taki ana i te tuhinga nei. Waihoki, he aha rā ia te take kua kikī te kōrero nei i ngā purapura a kui mā, a koro mā. Mōkori anō mo tērā i te mea, ko te kaupapa kua whārikihia ko tētahi kohinga wheako, a tinana, a hinengaro, a wairua rānei, ā, ko ngā kōrero a te tangata e whai ana i ōna ake whainga, ahakoa te aha he mea e whakataurite ana ki te kakenga a Tāne ki Tikitiki-o-Rangi.

Kia whakatūria e au taku Whare Kōrero.

ko te tuāpapa ko taku whakatupuranga, ko te pou-tuarongo ko ngā tini kaupapa kua whakairo i taku waiaro, ko te poutokomanawa ko taku whānau, ko te pou-o-mua ko ngā whainga i whakaritea i au e tamaiti tonu ana, ko te tāhūhū ko ngā wheako kua tukua mai ki au.

I tipu ake tēnei maramara a Ruawāhia i te take o Tarawera. Ki te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe, ka pakeke mai ki Pare Hauraki, he aute te āwhea.

ō tōku ekenga ki te reanga wharekura ka hoki atu ki te Waiariki, ki reira pūrea ai e ngā hau, e te haunga pūtanetane o te ngāwha. Ko te take o tēnei hūnuku, ko te whai i te karanga o te Reo Māori, arā ia ko te Kaupapa o Te Aho Matua. Koia hei tūāpapa, hei pou-tuarongo e whakatangata-whenua ana i au ki tēnei ao.

Me he rākau o te whānau-a-Tane, e kore tēnei e tū ki te kore aku paiaka. Koia rā ngā pou e whakatū ana i tēnei whare, ko tōku whānau. Na ōku kaumātua au i manaaki, na ōku mātua au i poipoi, na ōku tuakana au i tārai, na ōku teina au i whakatangata, na aku irāmutu au i whakawā. ko tēnei te tino pou i whai pānga ki taku whakatupuranga, i whai pānga ki ngā pūmanawa e whakawehi ana i te ao. tērā tētahi wā i au e tamariki tonu ana, ka whakatakotoria e ōku mātua te wero ki au. Inā oti i au aku mahi kura katoa, tae noa ki te NCEA 3 me te UE, ka wātea au ki te whai i ngā tapuwae a Hori Nēpia mā me te whakarere atu i te pā tū watawata o te Kura Kaupapa, kia tahuri atu ki te kura auraki mō te whutupōro te take.

Nā wai, ka pupū ake ki roto i au tēnei āhuatanga mate kai, mea rawa ake, kia tae au ki te reanga tuaono, kua oti kē i au ngā mahi kura katoa i whakaritea mōku. i tutuki i au te wero, ā, i wātea au te rere atu ki te Kura Tama Tane o Kirikiriroa ki te tākoro whutupōro.

Mohoa nei, kua toa i au tētahi whakataetae whutupōro o te ao, kua tū au hei kanohi mō tēnei whenua i roto i te Waka Ama, i kāpene au i te tīma pā whutupōro o Aotearoa, i rere atu au ki Amerika, ki Hapani hei māngai mō te tīma whutupōro wharewānanga o Aotearoa, kua haere atu hoki au ki Ahitereiria mō te tīma whutupōro whare wānanga o te Ao, a, i tēnei wā hoki kei te whare wānanga au e whai ana i te Reo Māori, me te ture.

ō reira, ki hea tēnei waka tau ai? e kore ia e tau, ka rere tonu kia riro atu i a ia te ao.

hākinakina mai, mātauranga mai, ahakoa te aha, me whakapeto ngoi te tangata kia ora pai ngā tini āhuatanga o tōna ao. tērā te kōrero, “kia raka te maui, ka raka te matau”.

Heoi anō, hei kapinga kōrero, nā ngā pou katoa o tēnei whare ia i tū, nō reira tātou, whakanuia ngā pou o tō whare, whaia te iti kahurangi! mā reira tō whare e rangatira ai.

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