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Te Mana Ᾱkonga (National Māori Tertiary Students’ Association)

Kia tukua atu te kupu whakamihi ki ngā maunga whakahī o te rohe nei e whakaruruhau nei i a tātou.

Ko Te Ahumairangi mā, ko Motukairangi mā, ko Tangi te Keo mā – tūtū tonu!
Kei ngā wai māori, kei ngā wai moana e papaki mai rā
Ko Awakairangi mā, ko Te Moana o Raukawa mā, ko Wainui, ko Wairoa – e rere tonu rā!
E Ngake, kōrua ko Whātaitai e haruru mai rā – tēnei ka mihi!
Kei ngā tapuwae tūpuna, arā, Ngāi Tara, Ngāti Ira, Te Ati Awa – koutou katoa rā.
Ko te whakatau noa ake – ko ngā tini aituā ki a rātou.
Tātou o te ao ora – tēnā tātou katoa

Nāhau te Mātauranga – Nāhau te Ao
Ko tēnei te tau tuatoru i whakamana e te kawanatanga te ture (Freedom of Association Amendment Act 2011, VSM). I whānau mai tēnei ture nō te rōpū Act, arā I whakamana tēnei ture e te pāti Neihana me te pāti United Future arā ko te pāti Progressive hōki.

I whiwhi tautoko mātou mai i ngā Pāti i koa koa mai ki ngā whainga ō mātou. Wepua ake ki ngā Pāti Māori, Mana, Kākāriki, Reipa mō ngā tautoko. Kāore e mutu ai ngā mihi mō ngā tautoko ki a mātou ngā tauira Māori i ngā tau o te pire o VSM! Tau kē! E kaha ana rātou ki te tuku wero ki te whare katoa hei reo māngai mō ngā tauira māori.

Nā te Pāti Māori i tautoko mātou mai rā anō. Ko Te Ururoa Flavell, ko Papa Pita Sharples, ko Whaea Tariana Turia te korowai tautoko ki a mātou o TMA, i whakahikia e rātou te reo ā ngā rōpū tauira Māori hei kōkiri ki a mātou nei mahi mō ngā tauira. Pēnei ngā reo reka o rātou i tono atu he mōtini kei mua i te aroaro o te Whare Paremata ki te neke atu te Pire (VSM) ki te rōpū whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. He mihi maioha tēnei ki a koutou o te Pati Māori!

E rere anō hoki te mita o ngā rōpū tauira Māori ki roto i ngā whakapono o te Tiriti o Waitangi me te Whakaputanga o ngā Rangatira o Niu Tireni. Ngā mihi ki ēnei kaiwero ki te karauna! Me haere tonu ngā mahi, ka mau te wehi!

Ko ngā take whakahirahira ki a mātou ngā rōpū tauira katoa ngā take hoki o te whare paremata. Me tukuna atu ngā take ki ngā rōpū pāremata katoa. Mā rātou ēnei wāwata e kawe kei tua o te kōwhiritanga (2014). He mīharo ana mātou ki ngā pāti Māori, Kākariki, Mana mō o rātou kaha ki te whaia atu e ngā tapuwae o tātou tupuna pērā ki a rātou mā i hainatia i tohu mana ki te Tiriti o Waitangi. Ko te tūmanako, mā ngā Pāti katoa o te Whare Paremata i whakamana ngā wawata, ngā tikanga me ngā kawa o Te Tiriti o Waitangi mō ake ake ake. Ko te whanaungatanga te mea nui ki a mātou – kāore te whanaungatanga orite ai ki te whare pāremata. Me awhi atu koutou katoa hei mahitahi te taha a ngā māngai Māori kia kore e ngaro!! Kei a koutou te mana, me mahia!!

He aha ngā mahi ā ngā Rōpū Tauira Māori

Kei konei ngā rōpū Tauira Māori ki te whakamana mātou ki roto i ngā Whare Wānanga me ngā kura tini puta noa o te motu me te Whare Paremata me ōna mihingāre. Ka whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi ki roto i ngā kaupapa me ngā tātai o te kawanatanga.

He aha tenei ture e whakahoha ai ki a tātou a ngāi Māori?

Kei te tono mātou o Te Mana Ākonga i mua i te aroaro ō te Rōpū Whakamana o te Tiriti o Waitangi e pā ana ki ngā whakahē o te Karauna. He nui ake ngā whakahē!

He aha tēnei mea te Mana.Com?

Ko te whakaaro ngā turu Māori mō ngā wāwata me ngā uri Māori anake. Te whakakotahi pēnei te turu Māori (turu tipuna) o te Taitokerau ki tētahi nō tāwahi kāore he mea whakamana i a tātou te iwi māori. Te take, ko ngā turu katoa mai i ngā piki me ngā heke o ngā tipuna kua wehe ki te pō. Huri noa ki te rā nei ko rātou mā ngā māngai ngā kaitiaki noa iho – e hara te māngai te timatanga me te otinga. Kāti rā, kaua e whakararu ēra turu ahakoa ko wai. Mā ngā mokopuna ēnei turu e whakamana mēnā kei kōnei tonu ēra turu. Ināianei, kua whakararu ngā turu Māori katoa. Kia mataara koutou katoa!!

Te Huinga Tauira Ki Manawatahi 2014 – Māori Students’ Conference

“Hihi whakahītamo ngahae i te rangi” – “Let your influence stretch across the masses”

Te Huinga Tauira is the annual National Māori Students’ Conference where tertiary students gather to discuss and debate topical issues, participate in cultural and sporting activities, and raise awareness about some of the issues that impact on Māori students at tertiary institutions, and within the wider community.

Te Huinga Tauira is also an opportunity for Māori students to nurture and maintain their cultural identity, access social and support networks outside of their institutions, and participate in activities that enhance, and add value to, their experiences within the context of their learning.

 

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