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Issue 13, 2016

Te Ao Mārama

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  • Te-Ao-Marama-22

    It’s never too late to learn

    My sister and I were raised bilingually and biculturally between Ruatoria and Wellington. We are as comfortable with a tea towel in hand at Hiruharama Pa as we are dropping kai off to Mum at the Beehive. This is testament to the upbringing my parents wanted and secured for us, modelled on the concepts of […]

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  • Travel

    La Fille Mai Tawhiti

    I lived in France for a year. Not your stereotypical cute-Parisian-apartment-with-a-wrought-iron-balcony-overlooking-the-Seine-and-La-Tour-Eiffel kind of France. I lived in the wops of northern France, chez les Ch’tis. Specifically in the Picardy region, in a small town called Doullens. Funnily enough, the town I landed in had a few traits that were reminiscent of my own hometown in […]

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  • Jamie

    Me kōrero Māori te tangata e kīia ai he Māori

    Hoki atu, hoki atu ka whakaaturia mai te noho tīrara a te Māori ki ngā take o te wā. Ka hia tau nei i tautohe ai te iwi Māori ki te hanga o te tuakiri Māori, otirā, ki ngā āhuatanga e uru atu ai te tangata ki te ahurea nei. Me pēhea te tangata e […]

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  • Te-Ao-Marama-24

    Ko te Reo te Paiaka, Ko te Tikanga te Rākau

    Kai Tahu (Kāti Huirapa), Ngāi Tenemāka, Ngāi Pākehā   “Ko te reo te paiaka, ko te tikanga te rākau”, he whakataukī tēnei nā tōku whaea, kua ū ki ahau mai i te wā e tamariki ana ahau i tāwāhi. Ko tana whakamāramatanga; ki te pirangi koe ki te tū rangatira i roto i ngā āhuatanga […]

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  • Te-Ao-Marama-22

    It’s never too late to learn

    My sister and I were raised bilingually and biculturally between Ruatoria and Wellington. We are as comfortable with a tea towel in hand at Hiruharama Pa as we are dropping kai off to Mum at the Beehive. This is testament to the upbringing my parents wanted and secured for us, modelled on the concepts of […]

    by

  • Travel

    La Fille Mai Tawhiti

    I lived in France for a year. Not your stereotypical cute-Parisian-apartment-with-a-wrought-iron-balcony-overlooking-the-Seine-and-La-Tour-Eiffel kind of France. I lived in the wops of northern France, chez les Ch’tis. Specifically in the Picardy region, in a small town called Doullens. Funnily enough, the town I landed in had a few traits that were reminiscent of my own hometown in […]

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  • Jamie

    Me kōrero Māori te tangata e kīia ai he Māori

    Hoki atu, hoki atu ka whakaaturia mai te noho tīrara a te Māori ki ngā take o te wā. Ka hia tau nei i tautohe ai te iwi Māori ki te hanga o te tuakiri Māori, otirā, ki ngā āhuatanga e uru atu ai te tangata ki te ahurea nei. Me pēhea te tangata e […]

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  • Te-Ao-Marama-24

    Ko te Reo te Paiaka, Ko te Tikanga te Rākau

    Kai Tahu (Kāti Huirapa), Ngāi Tenemāka, Ngāi Pākehā   “Ko te reo te paiaka, ko te tikanga te rākau”, he whakataukī tēnei nā tōku whaea, kua ū ki ahau mai i te wā e tamariki ana ahau i tāwāhi. Ko tana whakamāramatanga; ki te pirangi koe ki te tū rangatira i roto i ngā āhuatanga […]

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  • Arts and Science

  • Te Kemu o ngā Torōna

    HEI WHAKATŪPATO. KAUA E PĀNUI I TĒNEI TUHINGA INĀ KĀORE ANŌ KOE KIA MĀTAKI I TE WĀHANGA TUAONO O TE WHAKAATURANGA NEI.

     

    No te mutunga o te wahanga tuarima o te whakaaturanga whakamiharo, arā, te Kēmu o ngā Torōna, kotahi noa te patai e whakaaro nuitia ana e te marea. I ngā tini pito katoa o te ao, he tokomaha e āwangawanga ana mo te oranga o tētahi o ngā tino, koia ko Jon Snow!

    Haruru mai te whenua i te hari me te koa i te wā i hahū mai ano a Jon i ngā mahi mākutu a Melisandre, ā, mai i taua wā ki te mutunga o te wahanga tuaono, ki ahau, he nui atu ngā piki i ngā heke.

    Kua rongonui te Kēmu o ngā Torōna mo nui, mo te tini o te matenga o ngā tāngata e kaingākautia ana e te marea, ā, i pērā anō hoki i tēnei tau.  Ko Hodor tērā, i mate i te mate o te toa, kia ora a Bran Stark rāua ko Meera. I kōhurutia anō hoki a Rickon Stark e Ramsy Bolton hei whakatenatena i a Jon Snow.  Heoi, ka whakakapia te wāhanga tuaono ki te parekura o ngā parekura, arā, ka whakapakūtia te whare karakia i King’s Landing, ā, mate katoa te hunga i roto.  Ko te High Sparrow tērā me ngā pononga o te Hāhi o te Tokowhitu, ko te whānau Tyrell anō hoki tērā kua ngaro atu i tēnei o ngā whakaaturanga.  Nā te weriweri, rorirori rā a Cersei Lannister te parekura nei i aki, ā, ko te hua ko te whakamomori a tōna tama, a Tommen, te Kingi o Westros.  Ka tika, kua ū tonu a George Martin ki tōna rautaki, kia mate tonu ngā tangata.

    Heoi, ki au nei, ko tētahi āhuatanga i kaha kitea i te wahanga tuaono nei ko te nui atu o te pai, i te kino.  I tua atu i te hahūnga o Jon Snow ko tōna tūtakinga ki tōna tuahine, a Sansa Stark.  Kua roa te wā mātou e tatari ana kia whai hua pai te whanau Stark, ā, no te taenga o Sansa ki Castle Black ka hotuhotu te manawa i te awhinga tuatahi. Mai i reira ka whakaekea e rāua a Winterfell, me te ope o ngā Wildlings me ētahi o ngā Kainga o te Nōta.  I te Pakanga o ngā Tama Meamea, ka hono mai anō a Petyr Baelish me ngā toa o te Vale ki te tautoko i a Sansa, ā, ka hinga a Ramsy i a rātou.

    I te rāwhiti, ki tua o Westros ko Daenerys Targaryen.  Kua tipu, kua pakari ōna tarakona.  Kua rahi ake tāna ope, kikī ana ki ngā toa tauā Dothraki, Second Sons me ngā hoia Unsullied. Ka kōhurutia e ‘Khaleesi’ ngā rangatira taurekareka, ā, ka whakaae anō hoki a ia ki te tono a ngā Greyjoy, a Yara rāua ko Theon, kia haere tahi rātou ki te pakanga ki Westros.  Kei tōna taha ko te whito, a Tyrion Lannister hei kaiāwhina i a ia ki te taha tōrangapū o te karauna. Ka mutu, kua reri katoa tōna ope taua ki te whakawhiti i te Moana Whāiti, ki Westros kia whakaū i tōna Kuinitanga, kia tau tana noho i te Iron Throne.

    Kua whai utu a Arya Stark mo te parekura i puta i te Mārena Whero mā te kōhuru i a Walder Frey, te ariki nānā te matenga o Catelyn rāua ko Rob Stark i āta whakarite.  Ko wai ka mōhio ki hea haere ai a Arya inaianei.

    Ko Bran tērā i noho i ngā rekereke, pakiaka nei o te Three-eyed-Raven, heoi, ka tata hopukina e ngā White-Walkers.  Ka whakarerea te whakaruruhau rā, ā, kua timata tana ako i te hītori o tōna whanau. I konei ka kitea kō wai ngā mātua tūturu o Jon Snow, arā, ko Lyanna Stark (te tuahine o Eddard Stark) rāua ko Rhagar Targaryen (te tūngane mātāmua o Daenarys).  

    Ko te tino painga o te whitianga whakamutunga ko tana āta whakarite i te horopaki mo te pakanga nui e haere mai nei, arā, kua kitea ngā tini kīngi me ngā kuini e kuhu nei ki tēnei Kēmu.  Ko Daenarys me tōna ope tērā e whakatere ana me ngā Greyjoy.  Ko Cersei inaianei te kuini ki King’s Landing, ā, nā Lyanna Mormont te karanga i kōkiri kia whakaingoatia a Jon Snow te Kingi o te Nōta.  Kua whakaritea te atāmira mo te pakanga o ngā pakanga, ā, ko ngā White-Walkers tērā e patōtō nei i te Great Wall… Kua tae mai te hotokē!

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  • Ngā Mihi ki a Ihi

    Ingoa?

    Thomas James Rawiri.

    Iwi?

    Waikato, Ngati Paoa, Ngati Kahu, Te Aupouri.

    He aha i tapaina ai ko IHI te ingoa o to roopū?

    He kupu e piri nei ki te mana tangata, me ngaa hua e pupuu ake kei roto. Aa, kaati ra kia whakaputaina tou IHI (light) ki te ao maarama.

    He aha i whakatau ai ka reo Māori tā koutou EP?

    Ko te koopae tuatahi teenei a Ihi. He mea nui kia maatou ki a noho te reo Maaori hei tuuaapapa mo taa maatou roopu haere ake nei.

    He aha ngā ahuatanga whakaohooho i a koutou?

    Kia raangona ai te reo ki ngaa toopito o te motu, kaati raa, te Ao. Maaori mai, Paakeha mai, a wai atu raanei.

    He aha ngā kōrero matua o te EP?

    Kia whakahiihii ai taatou ki to taatou ahurea Maaori.

    Whakamāramahia mai a koutou tikanga tito waiata?

    Eetahi waa ka noho ko au anake, ka taka mai teetahi rangi me eetahi kupu ki taku aarero. Eetahi waa ka noho aa roopu maatou, whakatangitangi puuoro mo te kore noa iho (jam), ka tahi ka rere mai teetahi rangi, ka kapo ake ki teetahi kaupapa nui o te waa mo ngaa kupu ki a haere tahi ki te waiata hou.

    Ko wai ngā tino tauira mo koutou?

    O maatou tuupuna maatua e ngarongaro nei i teenei ao hurihuri. Ngaa rangatira kua whawhai kia noho motuhake to taatou reo. Me ngaa tamariki mokopuna e tipu ake nei ki roto i to taatou reo rangatira.

    He herenga āu waiata ki te ao haka?

    Ae maarika. I tipu ake ahau i roto i te ao kapa haka. Ko te kapa haka te waka wairua e kawe nei i te reo me oona tikanga, ka rua i ngaa oohaakii a o taatou maatua tiipuna. He nui nga hua o te kapa haka ka whakaputaina e au i aku mahi waiata.

    He aha atu o te ao Māori e whakaohohotia nei i a Ihi me o koutou waiata?

    Te kite atu i to taatou reo e hapai ake nei i ngaa tamariki/mokopuna. Ko te oranga oo too taatou reo te oranga o te iwi Maaori.

    He kupu āki ki te reanga e whanake nei ki te ao pūoro?

    Kia kaha ki te uu ki taau e tino kooingo ai. A kaati raa,

    “Whaia te Iti Kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he Maunga teitei.”

     

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  • Mahana Memories with Augie Keefe

    It is a wintery Monday afternoon in Tolaga Bay (Nastyville) when Akuhata Keefe strolls in telling us that he has just finished chopping up the rest of the deer he caught last weekend; he went hunting to celebrate his 16th birthday. One word that comes to mind when talking to Akuhata Keefe, otherwise known as Augie to his friends and family, is endearing. For someone who has travelled to Australia, Germany, and the UAE on press junkets, movie premieres, and photoshoots, he remains the same ol’ Ngati Porou boy who grew up at his mum’s side of the whanau in Tolaga Bay on the East Coast.

    His childhood was spent watching his sister, aunties, and uncles performing in some way—predominantly kapa haka. At ten years old Akuhata became enamoured with Māori plays. “I used to watch heaps of different Māori plays, because I used to buzz out at [Māori] people becoming famous.” He never once thought that his childhood dream would become a reality, “I thought it was impossible. I thought I wasn’t good enough.” He credits much of his inspiration to his older sister, “she was my role model,” having watched her juggle learning lines for the community plays, doing her school work, and working hard. “I thought it would be really hard for me because I’m lazy… and then stuff happened.”

    That ‘stuff’ meaning being cast as Simeon Mahana, in one of the starring roles for Mahana, the film adaptation of Witi Ihimaera’s book Bulibasha. Lee Tamahori, director of Mahana, can be accredited with blockbusters such as 007 Die Another Day, Along Came a Spider, and, of course, Once Were Warriors. He reflects about how he felt during the audition process, “I was doubting myself the whole time. Only because I was fresh, and I’d never done anything like that before.”

    Apart from that, Akuhata found his first experience of filming very fast-paced and very informative. “The director, he’s a really fast working director so we would get about five scenes done a day. I didn’t find it hard to do all the acting… having Temuera Morrison beside me. He just gave me a lot of tips, and things that might help the director. So with that, we just flew through the filming.”

    The number one tip he was given, Akuhata laughingly recalls, was “don’t look at the camera!” Most important, however, was Morrison’s parting advice to him, “he told me to be humble when the movie’s out.”

    Akuhata could sense where the next question was going before we could even ask it; the awkward giggling might’ve tipped him off. He groans, “this is the most common question!” Sorry Augie, but your fans want to know the scoop. When asked to describe the kissing scene in one word, there was no hesitation, “public.” He begins gesturing wildly. “There was a camera here, a crowd here, people behind the camera, another camera here, another camera there!” He also adds that, as opposed to the rest of filming, this particular scene took a long time. “We did 25 takes!”

    At one point during the interview a local Tolaga Bay resident swings by, who, upon seeing Akuhata, greets him with a quick, “Hi Augie,” then carries on. The next question asked is on his newfound fame—which clearly has had a huge effect on the Tolaga Bay locale. “I get a lot of weird looks now. I, like, check myself out to see what’s wrong with me, cause I forget I’m in a movie. There was this one time we went to the movies in Wellington and one of the workers who was doing the tickets told me that I looked like this character in this film. He showed me the poster, and I was just telling him ‘oh yeah bro, I could pass as his brother aye’ and he said ‘yeah, yeah bro!’ I didn’t even tell him it was me.”

    Although his fame has not affected him, he discloses that there were a few messages in the film that did. “I had this father in Germany, who came up to me and told me that he wanted his kids to watch the movie because he wants them to learn that they’re allowed to speak their mind. That made me feel like the man. I think the message for this [film] is to teach young people that they’re allowed to speak their mind, and that they’re allowed to talk when they want to, and they’re allowed to be heard.”

    The best line in the film, for Augie, was in a scene where he speaks in court. “I tell the judge, well I ask the judge, that if Māori people aren’t allowed to speak their language, then we have no way to defend ourselves. And I thought that line was the best in the film. That’s actually the scene where the most people come up to me and talk about. I’ve had a couple of nannies come up and hug me and cry.”

     

    Rapid Fire Round

    So, question one, what do your weekend’s look like now that you’re finished filming?

    Surfing. Hunting. Kapa haka wananga. Chur.

    What are the countries that you’ve been to as a part of this opportunity?

    Germany. Abu Dhabi. Australia. Possibly Canada and America.

    Is that an upcoming inside scoop?

    Yup.

    And what are some countries that you’d like to go to in the future?

    I’d like to go back to Germany. Yup, I’d like to go back to Germany, back to Abu Dhabi. I’d like to go to Hawaii. And America.

    Who’s one of your favourite actors?

    George Clooney.

    Why? 

    Cause he’s the man.

    Who’s someone in Mahana that you would like to work with again?

    Temuera Morrison

    Who is someone that you haven’t worked with that you’d like to work with in the future?

    Leonard Di Caprio. My bro.

    The kissing scene? In the future? Who would you like to..

    UUMMM *excitedly* Zendaya! My chick.

    What’s a role that you would really like to play?

    A hunter. A dirty hunter.

    Where do you see yourself in ten years?

    Hollywood. Hopefully.

    And last but not least, who is your pick for Te Matatini 2017.

    Hikurangi Pariha! Meanest way to end an interview!

    Any last things you’d like to impart?

    To all the students at Victoria University, *whispers* that’s where this is going to aye?

    Yup

    Follow your dreams! Cause that’s what I did.

     

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