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He aha te whakatinanatanga o te pūtea ki a tātou ngā tauira māori?

Nā Te Pō Hawaikirangi

Ki tēnā, ki tēnā o tātou he tikanga rereke tā te putea. Ka hoki aku mahara ki taku tau tuatahi i te whare wananga o Wikitoria. Nā, i hunuku au ki te taone nui, ki te taone o te Whanganui-ā-tara. Koinei te wahi i herea taku waka ki ngā pou matauranga.

E mohio kaha ana te hunga tauira ka uru mai te tangata ki te whare wananga ka pakaru katoa te pūkuro. Me tahuri atu au ki tēnei rerenga ‘ kua pakaru taku pūkoro’. He momo whakaahua e hangai atu ki te tangata rawa kore. E mōhiotia whānuitia ko te rā ka whiwhi pūtea mai i te kawanatanga ko te Wēnerei, aka te student loan. Tēnā ka kite te tauira i te uauatanga o te oranga i te whare wananga. He hatakirihi tēnei ahuatanga i te mea kāore e kore he pūtea mo te waipiro,a, ki te pati i te taone. I tērā wā ko tōku tirohanga mehemea ka pakaru aku pūkoro ināianei, ka hohonu rawa i te wā ka riro i taku tohu.

Ae, he tika me aro te tangata ki ngā rā kei te heke mai nēi. Me hoko whare, me hoko waka, me poipoi te whānau, me haere ki tā wahi engari me titiro ki te pikitia nui. Koira ngā whakaaro o nehe. Ka taka te wā ka tere huri tēnei ahuatanga. Kaua ko taku pūkoro anake, ēngari ko te kete o te iwi whanui. I ahau e raranga ana i te mātauranga o te ao māori, ā, o te ao pākehā i kite te tatau ki taku whatumanawa. Ka tipu ake te whakaaro, nā ko tēnei: kare mo te hohonu o te pūkoro ēngari te hohonu o te kete. Ka tū whakahihi au i runga i toku maunga a Otatara rāua ko Taumata ka tiro whakararo ki tōku papa kāinga. Ko tāku hei kikii ngā kete matauranga o tōku iwi,ā, tōku hapū. Ko te tumanoko o aku whāinga ki te whakautu i te karanga o te whānau, tēnā hiki te hapū ki te kōmata o te rangi.

Naku noa tēnei kōrero, mai ōku wheako, mai ōku whakaaro anake. Koinei tētahi whakatinanatanga o te pūtea ki te tauira māori. Ehara i te mea me whai tēnei huarahi e koe, ehara i te mea koinei te ara tika, ā, i te ara me tōna kotahi engari me kaha tirohia e te tangata he aha tēnei mea te pūtea.

Nā reira e te hunga kaipanui he aha te whakatinanatanga o te pūtea i tō oranga?

 

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