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Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

Kua huri o tātou pona ki te mahanga o te ahi. Kua kaingahia o tātou taringa e te marea mo ngā kaupapa, ara a Hone Harawira e tutu ana i te puehu me ōna kōrero whakawhiu ki runga i a John Howard.

Koira te nanakia nei a John Howard me ana kaupapa here e pehi ana i ngā tangata whenua o Ahitereiria. Hei tā Hone Harawira, “he poriro, he kaikiri, he kakiiwhero ia”. Ahakoa ka whakaae au ki ngā korero a Hone, tera pea he ahua weriweri ana kupu (engari he pono).

Tena, ko te patai inaianei, he aha te tino raru o ana korero – ko te kaupapa i whakatakotohia e ia, ko nga kupu i korerohia ranei? Mehemea i ngawari ake ana kupu, ka rata pea te tokomaha ki ona whakaaro, ki tona take ranei? Ko te mea ke kua whanui ake te whakaaro a te iwi ki tenei kaupapa, kua timata te patapatai, “he aha ai i korero penei a Hone?”.

Kaore e kore i tu nga pihi a etahi ki nga korero whakatahe a Hone. Engari i whea taua riri i te wa i whakina mai a John Howard i ana kaupapa here ki nga tangata e noho ana ki te takiwa o te Northern Territory i Ahitereiria.

Kia whakaaro tahi tātou mo ngā kare a-roto o tāua kaupapa here:

  • He pai ki a koe te uru mai o te hunga tāua ki o whenua whakaataata ai?

  • He pai ki a koe te ki a te kawana pehea te tiaki i tō whanau, i au tamariki?

  • He pai ki a koe ma te kawana e whakatau i tetahi takuta hei tiro i au tamariki mehemea kua tukino, kua koerehia ranei?

  • He pai ki a koe mā te kawana e ki pehea to noho ki tēnei ao?

Anei ano he whakaaro mā tātou. Kotahi marama ki muri, e noho ana au ki tōku kainga. Ka haere mai tētahi o āku hoa Māori nei e noho ana ki Poihakena, me tāku kii atu ki a ia, “ka aroha hoki ngā tangata whenua o Ahiteiria.” Me tōna ki mai ki ahau, “Ea, na rātou te hē. Nā to rātou kore whaimahi, nā to rātou haurangi, nā to rātou ngoikore i pēnei ai te kawana ki a rātou.

Katahi ra tāku pukuriri ki a ia me taku ki ano, “Ko wai hoki koe te ki atu me pehea te noho a tētahi iwi, no rātou ake te whenua, ko koe te manuhiri? Kua rite ano koe ki nga tangata i haere mai ki Aotearoa nei me te pohehe ano he koretake tatou, he haurangi noa iho te mahi, he noho ki runga i nga penihana – te mutunga mai o te pai a te Māori!”

Me tōna whakamā ano kaore ia I whakaaro pena.

Kia hoki ano tātou ki ngā kare a-roto o te kaupapa here a John Howard. Mehemea e rata ana koe ki era, “where the bloody hell are ya?”

Mō ētahi atu kōrero, haere ki ēnei wharangi ipurangi: http://www.antar.org.au

Tuatahi ahuatanga: Tu Mai Magazine

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