Pipiwharauroa Here Turi Kōka 2014
Pukapuka: Rua Te Kau Ma Tahi
Rakaumangamanga Te Toa o Ngā Kura Tuarua Tū kau ana i runga i te ngākau māhaki me te ngākau iti. Nā Toa-Rākaumangamanga. Neke atu i te tekau ma rima rau ngā manuhiri i tau mai ki Tūranganui a Kiwa. Haruru ana te whenua i te whakaeketanga a ngā kapa haka o ngā kura tuarua o te motu ki konei. Mai i te hiku o te ika ki Te Waipounamu, i konei katoa. Kīkī katoa ngā marae mai i Tokomaru ki Nūhaka huri noa i Tūranganui me ngā hōtēra, mōtēra, me ngā whare o ngā uri. I takahia te ātea tapu o te Poho-ō-Rāwiri e te katoa ki te whakatau i te pōhiri. I reira Photo courtesy of Gisborne Herald hoki ka hoki whakamuri ngā whakaaro ki a rātou i kaha ki te tautoko i ēnei tūmomo mahi. I whakataungia, i mihia, i tangihia, ka ea. tēnei huihuinga. I whakamihia hoki ngā whakahaere i te taiwhanga e te nuinga o ngā manuhiri. Ko te I muri i te pōhiri ka tohaina ngā tōtō kai ki ō rātou āhuatanga tino rawe ki ngā manuhiri kaumātua arā, pahi hei kawe ki ō rātou nōhanga. Whā tekau ngā ko te ngā whakahaere i kitea i roto i te hōro arā te kapa i whakatū waewae i ēnei whakataetae i te manaaki i a rātou. Taiwhanga o Mākaraka. I whakatūngia hoki he maaki hei whakanoho i te mano tāngata. Mīharo katoa i I haeretia, i takahia e rātou ngā wāhanga katoa o te korenga e ua. Ahakoa anō rā te pōuriuri o ētahi Tūranganui, Ngāti Porou me ngā ngāwhā o Morere. Ia rā kore rawa i ua i te wā i konei ngā manuhiri. Nā rā ki te kore rātou i te whakataetae, i tirotiro haere whai anō ka puta te rongo mō te ātaahuatanga o rātou, i whakaharatau.
I te mutunga, toa atu ana ko Te Kura ō Rākaumangamanga. E ai ki te Kaiwhakahaere o taua kura, he hōnore nui tēnei. Ki ōna whakaaro hoki ehara ko te eke panuku engari ko te whakapuaki kē i ngā kupu me te kaupapa o te haka, arā i ngā whakawhiu i te iwi i ngā pakanga me te murunga i ngā whenua e raupatutia nei i naianei hoki. I whakahuatia hoki ngā hononga o Te Tairāwhiti ki Tainui. E ai ki a Mr Kihi, he hōnore tēnei mo te kapa engari e tū ana rātou i runga i te ngākau māhaki me te mihinui ki te katoa nō rātou te kaha ki te whakatinana i ngā mahi katoa i tutuki ai ēnei whakataetae 2014 . Nō te ata nei ka wehe atu rātou ki Kirikiriroa, ā e tatari mai ana ō rātou whānau ki te whakanui i te taonga ka tau. Ko Te Roopū Raukura he kapa nō ngā kura ō Rotorua Wahine, Rotorua Tāne i eke ki te kōwhiringa tuarua me te toa mō te poi. Ko Te Puna Waiorea nō Kāreti Hauaru o Tāmaki Makaurau i eke ki te kōwhiringa tuatoru. Ko te kura anake ō Rītana i uru atu ki ngā kōwhiringa whakamutunga. He mihinui tēnei ki te katoa i whai wāhanga. Kei Heretaunga a te tau 2016
Ko wai i hua, ko wai i toa?! He mihinui tēnei ki ngā roopu i whai wāhi, i pūrei, i whakataetae i ngā kemu katoa o te Hōtoke i ngā papa tākaro huri noa i te rohe o te Tairāwhiti. Nō koutou te kaha ki te whaiwhai haere i a koutou tamariki, mokopuna, wāhine, tāne ki a rātou hākinakina ahakoa te whiu ā Tāwhirimātea. Nō koutou te kaha ki te tautoko, ki te āwhina, ana nā whai anō te putanga ko tātou katoa i wikitōria. Kei te mihi hoki ki a rātou i uru atu ki ngā kōwhiringa whakamutunga, engari ahakoa anō ka tū kotahi, ko ngā toa, ko ngā toki.
Ngā Hau e Wha winners of the Pak’n Save Gisborne Premier 2014 Netball Championship Back row (from left): Rachael Spriggs, Stormy Merritt, Sandee Porter, Jonette Karaka, Panache Hale, Kirby Heath, Roimata Katipa and Trudi Ngawhare. Front: Saffron Eparaima, Heather Haenga, player-coach Wanita Tuwairua-Brown, Ripeka Poi and Hannah Ormond.
Ko ngā tīma i tuki i te papa whutupaoro o Tūranganui/ Rāwhiti, ko ngā Pirates i eke ki te taumata o te toa mō te taonga ‘Lee Brothers Shield’. Ko te tīma ō Hikurangi i toa i Ngāti Porou mō te East Coast Rugby Seniors Championship. Me mihi hoki ki te roopu wāhine ō Ngā Hau e Whā, te toa mō tēnei tau mō te poitarawhiti.
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Photo courtesy of Gisborne Herald
Photo courtesy of Gisborne Herald
Voting Don’t forget to vote! Saturday 20th September Make your vote count! Pooti Kaua e wareware ki te pooti Ā te Rāhoroi 20 ō Mahuru. Kei a koe te mana!
Piiiiiki pāti, whakanuia te wā
He Rau Mahara
Kevin Hollis Glass & Aluminium Pirates Rugby Team, winners of the Lee Brothers Shield Premier Grade Championship 2014
Hikurangi Rugby Football Club winners of the Rangiora Keelan Memorial Shield and Enterprise Cars Ngāti Porou East Coast Club Rugby Championships 2014 at Ruatoria Photo courtesy of East Coast Rugby Union
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Pipiwharauroa Pipiwharauroa Ngā Mahi o Te Wā
Founded October 1898 Pukapuka: Rua Te Kau Ma Tahi Pānui: Waru Te Marama: Here Turi Kōka Te Tau: 2014 ISSN: 1176-4228 (Print) ISSN: 2357-187X (Online)
Parties elected to the New Zealand House of Representatives (Parliament) in 2011
Pīpīwharauroa takes its name from ‘He Kupu Whakamārama Pīpīwharauroa’, which was printed in October, 1899 by Te Rau Print and edited by the late Reverend Reweti Kohere. Pīpīwharauroa was re-launched on 20 October, 1993. Produced and edited by: Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa Tūranga Ararau Printed by: The Gisborne Herald Email: email@example.com Phone: (06) 868 1081
Te Mana-Kura Whaitiri-Hingston 20 September 1924 – 12 August 2014 Loving and caring wife of St Elmo Selwyn Whaitiri-Hingston. Caring epitomized her whole life. He ringa wera atu te mahi atawhai, nana i raranga, nana i tukutuku hoki te whanau nei, ko tona hapu, ko tona whare, mai mua ki muri. Rū ana i te whenua Rū ana i te motu i rangona ia. Our matriarch who everyone looked to for direction. “Nā tana ringa ka mau i te kōpere”. Strong, determined, fierce and protective in her duty of care for whānau, mokopuna and whenua. Always providing aroha and kai for everyone. “Tōna kaha ki te manaaki tangata ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa ki hea.” Who would keep us in line, firm but fair and always with love and kindness. Loving us enough to growl us lots...she slapped us with her tongue. Always leading by example, quietly with her actions speaking louder than words. Leading from the front, while working at the back. “Kaua e whanga ma te waha hei korero, kia kite i te mahi, me mahia!” "Don’t wait to be told, if you see a job to be done, do it!” A beautiful person inside and out, humble, kind and wise. Devoted to upholding the traditions and pride of the church, marae and community. Karakia ā te Mana-Kura God God God God God
be be be be be
in my head and in my understanding in my eyes and in my looking in my mouth and in my speaking in my heart and in my thinking at my end and in my departing. AMEN
PARADE TO MARK C COMPANY OPENING MARAE PHOTOS INVITED In the last issue we formally announced 15 November 2015 as the date that the C Company Memorial House will open in Kelvin Park. The tentative programme is as follows: Friday 14th November venue: Te Poho o Rawiri Marae 5pm 8pm
Powhiri to C Company rohe (Torere to Muriwai) at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae Multi-media presentation about “Ngarimu VC 70th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Europe, May 2014
Saturday 15th November venue: C Company House, Stout Street 7am 8am 9am 11am 12.30pm 1pm
Parade gathers at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, marches to Stout Street Karakia and House Opening, plaque unveiling and flag raising Whaikorero, welcome to official party Book Launch – Ngā Tama Toa Māori Edition Hakari Concert and Festival, C Company House and in the Park
Sunday 16th November 9am Karakia, Te Poho o Rawiri The parade idea follows on from the successful one that was held at the time of the book launch of the English edition of Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship in October 2008 which commenced at the old Gisborne Railway Station and ended at Te Poho-o-Rawiri Marae. There were well over 2000 marchers on that day, including some 100 who had accompanied Papa Noel Raihania by steam train from Muriwai. Photos of men who had served in C Company of the 28th Māori Battalion were carried by the marchers.
Marae Photos Whether it be the First or Second World Wars or the later wars we are now inviting every marae that had a soldier go to war to provide a photo of your marae to be hung in the new building with the soldiers’
photos. Naturally every marae in the rohe between Torere and Muriwai would have had at least one of their own go to war. Indeed, many marae have memorial stones or honours boards listing those who did. These photos can be carried in the parade and we will put them up on the wall inside the whare where a place has been reserved for them once the parade arrives and the building opens. The marae photo should be framed and ready for hanging 10 x 8 (A4) in size, any bigger and they will not all fit.
World War One march out to be recreated The opening date of the building coincides with the centenary of the First World War. 100 years ago 60 Gisborne – East Coast boys marched out of Gisborne to camp in Auckland to become members of the Māori Contingent that fought at Gallipoli. They left from the Gisborne Army Hall which stood where the present Army Hall car park is now. To mark the centenary we are including a troop of between 30 to 60 soldiers in the parade who will be dressed in First World War uniforms, replicas of the ones that the Māori Contingent were wearing when they left New Zealand. These are generously being provided by Sir Peter Jackson who is also going to fit the troop out with World War One Lee Enfield rifles. Because weapons are being carried, the soldiers have to be enlisted men, either in the Regular Force or the Territorials. A request has made to the army for up to 60 men, if the army will provide the soldiers, the uniforms will be made to fit.
Soldiers photos required While the building is dedicated to the company that drew 10 per cent of the Māori population from this region to war, the exhibitions will commemorate all defence force personnel, Māori and Pākehā, who have seen active service since the Boer War in 1899 Continued on next page ...
Tairāwhiti Community Law Centre
I don’t know much about Politics The election is fast approaching and we need to get out there and vote on Saturday 20 September 2014. We also need to tell our whānau living abroad that many of them are entitled to vote as well and to check it out. Right and Left Wing - What Does it Mean? People are always going on about ‘left wing’ and ‘right wing’ - but what does it mean? Well it basically means what people believe a country should do for its citizens. Left wing beliefs are usually progressive in nature, they look to the future, aim to support those who cannot support themselves, are idealist and believe in equality. People who are left wing believe in taxation to redistribute opportunity and wealth such as health services and job seeker’s allowance that are fundamentally left wing ideas. They believe in equality over the freedom to fail. In New Zealand the main left wing parties are the Labour Party and the Green Party. They may believe in making laws that protect women, ethnic minorities, and gay people against discrimination. They believe that we should tax rich people more to support those less well off, and they believe we should regulate big businesses so they serve people’s interests. They believe that a good welfare system means people are healthier, more able to work, and will put more back into the economy. They also typically believe country-wide tax-funded action on climate change is necessary. Right wing beliefs value tradition, they are about equity, survival of the fittest, and they believe in economic freedom. They typically believe that business shouldn’t be regulated, and that we should all look after ourselves. Right wing people tend to believe they shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s education or health service. They believe in freedom to succeed over equality. In New Zealand the main right wing parties are National and Act that believe if you have more money, you should get to keep it, and buy better education and health services for yourself. They believe that businesses should be less regulated and that the more money they earn, they’ll bring more benefits to the country. They are more likely to focus on energy security and resources including oil and gas. In summary, right-wing refers to the side of the political spectrum that wants less government involvement in the economy and less welfare spending. The left-wing refers to the side of the political spectrum that supports more government involvement in the economy and protection for poor people. A Coalition Government is made up of two or more political parties. After the end of the last election none of the political parties had sufficient numbers of MPs to form a government which meant that the elections would have had to be rerun or a coalition government formed. The National Party negotiated with ACT, United Future and the Māori Party and formed the government that has governed us for the past three years. Nā Nikorima Thatcher Tairāwhiti Community Law
Us - Me and You My mokopuna believe just anything is possible. We can do it is their mantra. Anything! I believe them. I don’t want to burst their bubble just yet. Soon enough they will encounter adults, who restrict, define and sort them into taking life-limiting options. That’s why I’m going to make it my business to make certain that my mokopuna know their minds and know what values and behaviours really matter for themselves and the people who will come into their lives. That’s what politics is about. Politics starts with us – me and You. If we don’t care much what happens for us, we get to let, always let, a lifetime of letting, others define our lives. Generally speaking, the bottom line is about who we let manage the resources, money, taxes and policies in our whanau, community and the wider nation. We sometimes go into things because we like the actual person telling us stuff. I’m saying check out the actual stuff they are telling us – me and you. Let’s not be sucked in by the people talking big and making personal gains from our circumstances. By the time you read this, lots of us will be preparing to vote. I’m not allowed to tell you who to vote for but by crikey I am allowed to yell at you to VOTE. Actually, I really don’t care who you vote for but for everybody’s sake – just jolly well VOTE. MMP means if we really try, simply by voting, we can get the whole cross-section of New Zealand and Gisborne in particular properly employed in the House of Parliament and thinking about us – me and you. They can be helping to make policies and allocate public services that match our community
aspirations and needs. Voting and more of us voting keeps our community alert, alive and cared for. Truly it does. Believe me. All our mokopuna need people in Parliament who believe in them and their futures. Or we can leave that responsibility to the few who are voting and take what we get – maybe one in a million MPs who know us and relate to us – that’s me and you. Mostly politics is about beliefs. Groups of people who believe in certain policies get out and vote for the matching political beliefs. Leaving nothing to chance they get their families, neighbours and business interests on board and they all vote the same. We, on the other hand, take a more relaxed, some would say detached approach. Incredible really. We stay away from the voting booth in droves, huge numbers of us. Heck some of us don’t even know there’s an almighty election going on. That’s because we are letting others define how and where we sit in the nation. We have somehow forgotten that 10% of the Māori population from here went to a Second World War in far-off lands, while they may have been just teenagers or slightly past teenage years, and went to see the world, their leadership adults at the time, truly believed the overseas efforts was all about the Price of Citizenship. A sort of fight and die now approach for the future collective good. I think they would be even more mortified to learn we don’t even bother voting. I want our current crop of leadership adults – that’s all of us – to be seriously committed to my mokopuna who along with me currently believe there are no limitations on their ambitions and they can do absolutely anything. Step One people is getting out and voting for the people who want to be in Parliament and who are seriously committed to mine and your mokopuna who have ambitions to be great! Seriously GREAT.
Continued from previous page ... through to the more recent overseas conflicts. The public can submit framed photographs of these servicemen, by leaving them with staff at the Tairāwhiti Museum, to become part of the first exhibition. They will be hung in the new building on opening day and stay up for the first year that the building is open. The intention is to commemorate the commitment this region has made to the nation’s overseas service and by filling the walls inside the building the futility of war will be shown. Photos of relatives in uniform have been coming in steadily along with many great stories associated with the men in them but we need more, so please feel free to bring in yours. If you have war stories in your family that you think might be of interest to us please place it with the soldier’s framed photo when you drop it off at the Tairāwhiti Museum or contact us via:
The Chairman Ngā Taonga a Ngā Tama Toa Trust Box 399 Gisborne Or email: monty.soutar@mch. govt.nz By Monty Soutar For Ngā Taonga a Ngā Tama Toa Trust
Pipiwharauroa He Rau Mahara
Te Pito o te Ao Te Rori o Tuaraki
Tini whetu ki te rangi Ko Ngāti Maru ki raro Ngā tini kahawai ki te moana Ko Ngāti Mari ki uta Ko Puketapu te maunga Ko Te Ārai te awa Ko Rongowhakaata te iwi Ko Ngāti Maru te hapū Ko Te Pāhou te marae Ko Taharākau te tipuna.
Wiremu Kaimoana Wirihana Atareta Wairau-Toheriri
“Addy, kei whea koe?” Ka aua a Addy. Kua oma kē ahau ki taku kuia, ki a Addy. Ko taua āhua anō. Ka oma ahau ki taku kuia nā te mea kāre ahau i te pirangi mahi i roto i te whare. Ehara i au ēra mahi. Nā ōku tūākana kē. Ko te whakapai whare, te horoi taputapu me te horoi kākahu. Ka haramai aku tūākana ki te whakahoki i au ki te kāinga, ka akina e taku kuia,”Waiho mai a Addy ki konei. Ki te kore a ia e hiahia hoki atu, kei te pai.” Ko te mahi pai ki au ko te ngaki maara kai, kāri putiputi. Ā te wā ka hoki ahau ki te kāinga ki te mahi i aku mahi. Ko aku mahi ia ata, he haere ki te wharemiraka a John Hogan ki te tiki miraka katahi ka hoki ki te kāinga ki te ngaki i te mara kai. He huhua ngā kai o tēnei maara. He kūmara, he kamokamo, he paukena, he rīwai arā atu. Ko taku koroua a Matiu Smith i whai pānga ki tōku nā te mea ko ia i te tiaki i a mātou. Koira tana mahi ia rā he ngakingaki i te maara kai. Waimarie mātou i a ia. Ka whiwhi kai mātou i ngā wā katoa. Ka haere ahau ki a Nanny Addy, ka tonoa ahau e ia ki te hari kete kai ma ngā kaumātua o te rori o Tuaraki. I taua wā e mōhiotia ana ko ‘Roberts Road’ Nō nā tata tonu nei ka whakaingoatia ki te ingoa tika ki,’Tuaraki’ Nā tēnei mahi ka mōhio ahau ki te katoa o ngā kuia, koroua o te rori ō Tuaraki. Ahakoa kua matemate te nuinga e maumahara tonu ana ahau ki a rātou. Ka pātai ahau ki taku kuia,” He aha koe e tonotono nei i ahau ki te hari kai mā rātou?” Ko tana whakautu,”Ā te wā ka kite koe.” Ka hoki whakamuri aku whakaaro ka hoki mai te kōrero a taku kuia, āe, maumahara katoa ana ahau ki o rātou āhua, ki ō rātou ingoa. Ko tētahi āhuatanga tino kore i mārama ki au i taua wā, ko te whare tini. I roto tētahi tangata e noho ana nā te mea i te mate kohia-kiko. Nō muri kē ka whakamāramahia mai ki au te kaupapa i kore ai e whakaaetia taua tangata kia whai pānga ki te whānau. Ko te wāhanga nui rawa atu ki ahau ko te wā kaukau. Ka whakakiingia te whā tekau karani taramu ki te
Tieme Wirihana. Te Papa o Wiremu Wilson
David Reweti Wilson
Kehu Beauchamp (Wilson)
Ruihi (Lucy) Tawai Valetta Moeau (Wilson)
wai, ka paera hei whakakii i te tāpu kaukau. He tāpu tino nui hei kaukautanga mō mātou. Ka mutu te kaukau, ka whiua ō mātou kākahu ki roto ka horoi. Ko te mea pai rawa atu ki ahau ko te papu. Kāre e kitea tēra rite i ēnei rā, te papu wai. He mahi tino pārekareka. I au e tamariki tonu ana, tino kore ahau e rata ki te haere ki te kura. He tamaiti tino kōioio hoki ahau i taua wā. Ki te kore au e hiahia noho i te kura, ka oma ahau ki te awa huna ai. Ka waea ngā māhita ki taku māmā ki te whāki kua ngaro ahau. Ko aku tūākana, mōhio pai ana rātou kei whea ahau. Ka haere mai rātou ki te tō i au ki te kāinga. Koirā hoki tō mātou wāhi kaukau, ko raro iho i te piriti tāwēwē. Nō muri noa nei te piriti raima o Manutuke. Ko te kōrero a tōku pāpā, he whakatūpato i a mātou, kia kore mātou e hianga i roto i te wai. “He kaitiaki kei raro i te piriti nā” tana kii engari kāre mātou i mataku. He pēra anō hoki taku kuia a Addy. Ka hīkoi ia i te mata o te whenua kāre ia e māharahara. Ka kii atu ētahi ki a ia,”Eii, kia tūpato” Ko tana whakautu, “Kei konei aku kaitiaki, kei taku taha.” Ka haere ia ki te ētahi wāhi ki te tīkaro puku, ā ko tana wawata kia ako ahau ki te mahi i taua mahi. E kāo, Ehara koira taku hiahia. I a mātou ko aku tūākana e pakeke haere ana ka tīmata tā mātou haere ki te marae ki te mahi. Ahakoa he aha te hui ka kii mai tō mātou pāpā kia haere mātou ki te horoi taputapu, hora i ngā tēpu, whakapai i te whare engari kaua mātou e kai i reira. Me hoki mātou ki te kāinga kai ai. Nō tētahi tāima ka whakaae ia kia moe mātou i te marae. I tohua mai ki te rūma whakaputu mātou moe ai, engari i te kokonga o taua whare e tū mai ana he tekoteko. Āhua mātakutaku ana hoki, engari ka kii mai a matua Joss
Heni (Mata) Terahapati Wilson Ko ia anake kei te ora tonu
Stewart,’Kei te pai, ko tō koutou tipuna tēna ki te taha o ngā Wirihana”. Ka pai tā mātou moe ao ake. Inaianei ka hipa ana ahau i te marae, ka tino pai aku whakaaro nā te mea kei reira tō mātou kaitiaki e mātaki mai ana i a mātou. Tino kino mātou o te rori ki te whai haere i ngā kanikani. Koinei te mahi tino pai rawa ki a mātou. Ko te kanikani. Ka whai haere mātou i te pēne a Tom Keelan. He pō tino harikoa ki a mātou. Pārekareka rawa atu te haere ma runga i te taraka ki Ūawa ki te hōro ō Reynolds, ka kanikani, ka kanikani. Āe marika. Ka huri ki ngā marae katoa o te rohe, kāre he mutunga mai. Ko te whare pikitia o Manutuke tētahi wāhi, ‘Te Mayfair’ tētahi wāhi tino pai rawa atu. Ka huihui ngā kōtiro me ngā tama tāne ia pō o te pikitia. Rawe! Ko Aunty Effie rāua ko Uncle Ira Kirikiri ngā kaiako kapa haka i aua wā hoki. Ko tētahi mahi e titi tonu ana ki ōku whakaaro, ko te haere ki Browns beach i te taha o tō mātou pāpā. I reira ka tākaro, ka paopao pōro, ka kai tuangi, pipi, whitiko. I te pō ka tahuna he ahi ka noho mātou ki te māinaina ka tīmata tō mātou pāpā ki te kōrero paki. He pō tino ātaahua. Kāre e wareware i au. Ka mutu taku kura ka uru atu ahau ki ngā mahi kutikuti. Ko te whānau anō. Ko Tūkāwhena Maynard. I muri mai i te taha o Wallace rāua ko Sarah Smith. He aha ka whakaaro ake aku mātua me tuku ahau ki Whanganui a Tara ki reira mahi ai. Kāre ahau i rata ki tēra. Kāre ahau i pirangi haere, engari i haere au. Tae atu ana ki reira ka tīmata taku tangimeme ki te hoki mai. Ko te kōrero ā tōku pāpā,’Kao, kao, kao”. Ko taku mahi tuatahi he tuitui kākahu. Kāre i roa ka mutu, ka haere ahau ki te wheketere mahi rare. I mahi noa ahau mo tahi moni hei utu i taku tereina ki te kāinga ka mutu. Āe, ea ana taku tereina ka hoki mai ahau ki te kutikuti anō. I roto i ēnei hēte ka tūtaki ahau ki taku tāne ki a Rākai Tamihana. Tana waimarie! He kaiperehi ia. Tokowhitu ā māua tamariki i puta. Tokorima ngā tama, tokorua ngā kōtiro. Kua pakeke katoa. Rua tekau ma mea aku mokopuna. He māhanga wāhine tekau ma waru tau te pakeke, nā taku tamāhine nā Venus. Tekau ma toru tau mātou e noho ana i roto i tētahi whare tawhito i Muriwai engari nā te uru mai o te ua ki te whare ka hunuku mai mātou ki te taone noho ai. Ahakoa taku mokemoke ki te haukāinga, pai tonu taku nekenga mai ki te taone. Ko te kotahi nā Tūrahiri Ka ripo te moana
Pipiwharauroa He Rau Mahara
Growing up on Tuaraki Road “Addy where are you?”
As usual I would be dodging the dishes, in fact any form of inside work. “No, that’s not me, not my job,” would be my immediate response. I’d much rather be outside gardening with my grandfather, Matiu Smith or, better still, taking off to stay with my Nanny Addy for a few days. I must admit, I was a naughty girl. The other girls, my older sisters used to come over and demand that I come home but Nanny Addy would thwart them off saying, “No, no she wants to stay, she can. She’s alright here.” Those were great days for me as I could do what I liked doing most, gardening. Nanny Addy had the best veggie garden ever. She grew taro, kumara and kamokamo and when she harvested her gardens she would call me saying, “Take these for your Nanny …” It was not just for one nanny on Tuaraki Road but for all of them. I would always question, “Why me?” and her response would be always the same, “In time you will know.” Now I do. I still remember and can name all of those pakeke because I delivered kits and kits of kūmara, potatoes and whatever vegetable my Nanny Addy had plenty of. To name a few there were Su Taylor, Charlie Nepia, Puna and Dave, Ross and Sid Williams, Marie and Berky Halbert, Tom Dennis, Hiro Maynard, Joe Carter, Maioha Nukunuku, Pāpā Rangi Pātene and Wairukuruku. When I finally returned home my jobs included collecting the milk every morning from our neighbour John Hogan, the only Pākehā who lived at the end of our road and tending the flower beds and veggie gardens. I refused to do inside work, as far as I was concerned that was for my older sisters as there were enough of them. We used to have those huge bath tubs and heated the water for them in a forty four gallon drum over a fire. One thing that’s hardly seen nowadays is the old hand pump. That was fun, pumping water to fill the drum, heating it and then, after bathing, throwing our dirty clothes into the bath to wash them. Our water was never wasted. I was number six of twelve but the eldest and the youngest were stillborn so there were ten of us. Valetta was the eldest but sadly passed when she was very young, she was followed by Carol, Margy, and the twins, Venice and Vienna, then there was me followed by the boys David, Te Pirihi and Eru, another sister Della with Andre being the baby. My Dad and Lil Pomana, his second wife legally adopted another son, Tawa who belonged to Waka and Nika Nepe. For some time it was confusing as there were two
Wilson Family Homestead – Roberts Road, Manutuke
men in my Nanny’s life, I didn’t understand why she had one in the house and the other in what was called a “silver hut” made of corrugated iron. The man in the hut was rarely seen as he had tuberculosis. It took ages for me to understand what TB was and why he had to be kept isolated. Anyway I loved them both dearly. Our grandfather Matiu Smith played a big part in our lives. We were with him most of the time because he had a huge garden we helped tend of every vegetable that would grow around our area. Our job every morning before going to school was to weed it. My Nanny Addy, she was a great walker. She walked all over the place and people constantly reminded her to be careful where she went. Her response was that she was fine as her kaitiaki were always with her and to this day that is just how I feel. She and the others are always with me. Nan also travelled around the coast doctoring those with “puku” which is a build up of phlegm in a person’s throat. She wanted me to learn how to treat ‘puku' but I refused.
I had a problem with school and frequently ran away. The teachers would ring my mum but the girls always knew where I could be found, at the river in the trees where swimming was great. Our father constantly spoke of a taniwha that lived in the river but we were not scared as we were always aware of it and behaved while in the water. Anyway it was by the river where my sisters would find me and take me back to school. We used to take this huge leather bag with straps to school with ten packed lunches inside it for us all. During my time at school the free milk programme was introduced and our milk arrived in bottles stacked in steel crates, we were all given one each. Looking back I think about how lucky we were then. Down Tuaraki Road there lived the Moeau, the Beauchamps, the Ackroyds, the Waihape and us, the Wilsons to name a few. Every day we all trudged up Roberts Road as it was known then to school at Manutuke, just around the corner. I think the children from Tuaraki Road made the majority of the roll at school. We were very close and looked after one another. We were ‘Marae’ kids, Pāhou Marae that is. Any huihui at Pāhou and we were there. Our Dad would tell us to go to the Marae, work hard but always go home to eat and that is exactly what we did. We were very obedient and really didn’t mind. We set tables, swept the dirt floor, washed the dishes and packed them away. We enjoyed doing whatever we were asked to do at the Marae. Cooking was done in these massive pots that were hung over the open fire in a huge fireplace. I used to wonder how they could lift them on and off the fire to fill them with food then serve it out until I found out that the food was thrown into the pot while it was still over the fire and emptied the same way. The pots didn’t leave the fire until they were
David Wirihana and Adelaide Tamihana (Wilson)
empty and therefore light enough to be lifted and washed. The embers from the great fire were used to warm the legs of the kuia while they sat at the table playing cards. As it was a dirt floor the embers would slowly die to be rekindled by the adding of more, directly from the fire. While the kuia played cards the men played “Two up” outside. It was common practice at nearly all Marae and I used to wonder what the purpose of playing these games was but did take note of a little bowl on the side steadily filling up with money. I later came to understand that it was a “kitty” and the money was used to pay for the power and other everyday costs of running the Marae. It was indeed a common practice in those days to go from Marae to Marae to give a hand to whatever needed doing, watching our younger generation follow through is awesome. We all have links to the surrounding Marae through whakapapa, but most of all kindred spirit. But one night our father allowed us to stay at Pahou, we slept in a pokey little store room with a tekoteko propped up in the corner which was a bit scary. It had actually been removed from the top of the whare tipuna for repairs and there it was, right where my twin sisters and I were to sleep. However Uncle Joss Stewart told us it was alright as he was our tipuna on our Wirihana side. That made us feel much better and every time I go past the Marae I look up knowingly, feeling proud that our tipuna continues to watch over us and the generations to come. I still question, “Why me?” My older sisters whom I love dearly would always say, “You do it,” and I did. It is such an awesome privilege and one not taken lightly but with a lot of thought and respect
Pahou Marae - Roberts Road, Manutuke
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for my tūakana. I still think maybe because I’m the one with the big mouth but I did have information handed down to me by all the pakeke during my life time, so I’m expected to speak. I will only do things if no one else will. Most times I just want them to know that I will support the younger ones to step up. I feel that I am still too young for this role but because I can, I will. Age has nothing to do with it. It’s the knowledge left with you from your tipuna. Aunty Effie and Uncle Ira Kirikiri took us for haka practices and, best of all, were the dances. Oh yes, the dances, we always looked forward to them. We travelled to Ūawa on a cattle truck to dance until late at Reynolds Hall and never felt the cold there or on the way home. We also did the Marae thing at home in Manutuke and surrounding areas including Patutahi and Waituhi. Yes, those were the good times dancing to Tom Keelan’s band. We and the Beauchamp girls followed Tom Keelan wherever he went. Come to think of it, I don’t remember any bad times. Our picture theatre “The Mayfair” was the highlight of Manutuke. It was really exciting looking forward to those picture nights. Camping out at Browns Beach was another favourite whānau get together time, ‘roughing’ it and living on cockles, pipi, and whitiko. We played ball, log ball, cricket and tag (not graffiti) on the beach and at night we built a bonfire and our Dad would sit us down and tell us stories of the area. But now the gates are all locked at Browns Beach. When I found myself finally out of the school system I went straight into the work force starting off as a fleeso for Pāpā Tūkawhena Maynard’s shearing gang before joining up with Uncle Wallace and Aunty Sarah Smith’s gang. Unfortunately for me, that wasn’t for long as Mum and Dad decided to send me off to Wellington, bad move. I constantly wanted to come home, but, no, I was told to stay so I found a job sewing zippers but that didn’t last either. Still my pleas to come home went unheeded. Then I joined a lolly factory, a liquorice factory in fact. It should have sweetened my disposition but to no avail. I was still homesick and decided to work only long enough to earn my train fare home. That was me those days, no ears and there I was back in the shearing sheds again with the Smith gang where my dad was a ganger. Most of our sheds were down Waingake Road, Len Ben, Norman Shanks, Trevor White, Jex-Blake, Patemaru and our only ten shed stand and the last of the run at Pāparatū Station. That was where I met Rakai Tamihana, the love of my life. He was one of the pressers and sheepo and man, was he rugged and rough.
He Rau Mahara
Tuakana Teina Hakinakina – Leadership Programme
On Friday the 22nd of August 2014, students from the Ngā Uri a Maui Wharekura netball team hosted a special prize-giving for all girls who played netball this season through the Tūranga Ararau Tuakana Teina Hakinakina Leadership Programme. The team of young people planned the occasion which included designing certificates and purchasing greenstone pounamu for each participant, presenting new trophies for the most
Margaret Wilson (Smith), Eru Harawira Maynard, Paku Maynard, David Wilson Addy and Rakai – shearing at Paparatū Station
with holes in it. When it rained we’d get wet and hoha so I moved into a Housing Corp home in town. Even though where I live now is nice, nothing will ever be the same as living in Tuaraki Road but I believe in moving with the times and being positive about everything. Now I live for my mokopuna.
If any of the fleecos got cheeky he would tip them upside down and take them under the tap and soak them. Rakai and I had seven children, five boys and two girls and Venice, one of my daughters, also has a set of twin girls now aged eighteen years. Rakai and I lived in Muriwai for thirteen years in an old house
Vienna Moeke (Wilson), Veronica Doyle (Beauchamp), Adelaide Tamihana (Wilson)
consistent player and most improved players of the season from each of the four teams and presenting bouquets of flowers to the coaches. In finishing the formalities they introduced to both the netballers and parent/caregivers who attended the auspicious occasion, special guest speaker of the day, Mateora Poi, a positive role model and netball player who has had a lot of experience playing netball at a local, national and international level in Adelaide, Australia.
Manutuke School - Many familiar faces! There I am on the far right.
Pipiwharauroa Ngāi Tamanuhiri
A close member of the team, Helene (third from right) was farewelled last month.
Construction and progress continues to be made on the ablution block next to the hall in Muriwai. Plumbing is currently the focus, along with cutting lengths of timber for the roof. The facade on the front of the building has been shortened as seen in the photos above. Next door, Scotty continues to work on the restoration of the whāre. His current task is refitting and shaping wood to fit in gaps along the ceiling.
Kiwifruit Project Tukairangi Fruit representatives visited Muriwai this month. Following a general discussion at Muriwai Marae the group went to view the J2 Coolstore and then Pākowhai Incorporation Farm. There were also representatives from Hukapak and the Seeka Company Chief Executive Michael Franks. Seeka's business is founded on being an integrated kiwifruit orcharding and post-harvest company. Their strategy is to build on their kiwifruit foundation and extend their business into other produce sectors. The kiwifruit presentation was well received and in the next few weeks the visitors will provide expertise to enable both Ngai Tāmanuhiri and Pākowhai Incorporation to decide on the next steps.
Group photo of those who attended a July hui with Ngāti Tukairangi and Te Awanui Trust
Michael Franks, Peter Cross and Neil Te Kani were answering questions from the whānau.
Upcoming Events 19 Sept – Ngai Tāmanuhiri Whanui Trust/Tutu Poroporo Trustee’s Hui On tour at the J2 Coolstore are representatives of Pākowhai Incorporation, Ngai Tāmanuhiri Trust and their manuhiri
19 Sept – Sept Pakeke hui (Muriwai) Whānau listening intently to the kōrero being shared
6 Oct – Leadership Holiday Programme 13 Oct – School starts again 16 Oct - October Pakeke hui 27 Oct – Labour Day 1 Nov – Pākowhai/Maraetaha Hui a Tau 20 Nov – Wharerata Forest Limited AGM (Muriwai)
Pākowhai Incorporation Farm has been having many improvements lately including a new drain and boundary fences
Checking out Pākowhai Incorporation Farm
22 Nov – Tutu Poroporo/Ngai Tāmanuhiri Whanui Trust Hui a Tau
Kaumātua Temple Isaacs and Charlie Pera, Mayor Meng Foon, Tapunga Nepe, Moera Brown and Maude Brown opening the birthday celebrations with a karakia
Tūranga FM Manager Fred Maynard being presented with a certificate for the station from the Gisborne District Council by Mayor Meng Foon
Pipiwharauroa TŪranga FM Te Huringa Tau - 21st
Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui ā Kiwa Chair person Stan Pardoe with Mayor Meng Foon
Doug Hauraki, TMP board member wishing Tūranga FM a Happy Birthday from Te Māngai Pāho
Te Hāmua Nikora was the MC
Molly Pardoe, Tūranga programme presenter
Tūranga FM Board member Mini Westrupp talking about the early days of the station when she was manager
Marilyn Kingi & friends performing
Mike, Doug, Ron and Ollie - "The Team"
Hiwi Wilson in good form
Cushla Tangaere Manuel contemplating what to say next
Marie Tuahine entertaining the crowd
Sheryl and Mike Savage performing a fantastic duo
Ollie Martina on his saxaphone
Mayor Meng Foon passing on his words of wisdom
Pipiwharauroa TŪranga FM Te Huringa Tau - 21st
Chiquita Pohatu, Betty and Doug Hauraki, Tio Papa and Erena Nepe
Faith Northover, Linda Maynard, Auntie and Glenis Brown
Doris Nicholson being thoroughly entertained
Wendy Cosgrove and Mayoress Ying Foon
Enjoying the night and thinking about the entertainment
Lena and husband, "The Wizz" aka Walter Walsh
Bruce Burn and Charlie Pera catching up on old times
Tawini Rangihau and Gaylene Taitapanui Tūranga FM - Te Reo Irirangi o Tūranganui a Kiwa celebrated 21 years of broadcast last month at the Cosmopolitan Club Majority of the photos taken by Darrell Ahuriri
Russell Manuel, Darrell Ahuriri and Fred Maynard sharing quality time
Sarah and Ben Brown and friend
Mini Westrupp, Betty Hauraki and Charlie Pera being presented with gifts
Tūranga FM Board Members Charlie Pera, Mini Westrupp, Betty Hauraki with Tūranga FM Manager Fred Mayanrd taking a moment to admire the birthday cake before cutting
Pipiwharauroa Pānui - ā - Hapori
Honey urges women to get that smear the love of my life, for his wonderful support. My cancer prompted him to give up smoking. He hasn’t touched a smoke since.” “I am well now and encourage all my whanau to get regular smears. Once you have had one smear you will get reminders to have a follow up smear every three years. I also encourage anyone to go and see their doctor if they have any abnormal bleeding”.
Governor General meets the Sunshine Bus volunteers
Photo courtesy of Gisborne Herald
Help is available for any elderly or disabled people within our community who need assistance with a ride to any appointments, shopping, or getting out to social activities. The Sunshine Service is only a phone call away and offers a pre-booked door to door service. Forty five volunteer drivers and assistants are involved in running the service, operating 3 purpose built vans with wheel chair hoists. Just ring the manager on 867 2950 before 12.00 mid day the day before you wish to travel. The service operates by donation and whatever you can afford will be accepted in any chemist shop in Gisborne. The Sunshine Service Inc is a not for profit voluntary Community Trust set up in 1982 in response to findings by the Aged Peoples’ Welfare Council relating to the absence of appropriate transport for older and disabled persons living in Gisborne and needing to attend medical appointments, or participate in community activities etc. A part time Manager (funded through grants and donations) is employed five mornings each week to receive bookings, organise the driving rosters and maintain contact with clients and drivers. Statistics to the year ended 31.03.14 show the three vehicles: • Carried a total of 19,480 single passengers over a forty nine week period • These figures included 6250 wheelchair and walking frame passengers • Travelled a total of 80,900 kms • Current total client register shows 1500 persons using the vehicles on a regular basis • This service is unique to Gisborne, and with 450 – 500 passenger trips per week it enables up to 200 persons in any one week to go to their medical, dental, optician appointments, attend Day Care, recreational or social activities. Some use it daily, others two or three times a week and others once a week or fortnight or occasionally to get to appointments. For the majority of those persons, their disabilities and/or the cost would preclude them from leaving their homes if they were dependent on the other forms of transport available in the community. Voluntary Support groups such as Gisborne Hospital & clinics, Age Concern, Alzheimers Gisborne Inc, Arohaina Resource Centre, Foundation for the Blind, Crippled Children Society, Idea Services, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Parkinsonian Society, Presbyterian Support Group, St. Marys Catholic Church, Senior Citizens, The Gisborne Stewart Centre Trust, Stroke Support Group, Vanessa Lowndes Centre and the local Rest Homes i.e. Albert Park Home for the Elderly, Dunblane Elder Care, Leighton House, Te Wiremu House, Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village, Beetham Retirement Village, and various Day Cares, Care and Craft etc are dependent on the service to transport their members to and from meetings, activities. Without the service, participation in their activities would drop because no other appropriate form of transport is available.
Honey Te Rangi
Cancer of the cervix is one of the most preventable of all cancers. It is estimated that about 90 percent of cases of the most common form of cervical cancer are prevented if women have smear tests every three years. Any woman over 25 who has never had a smear will go in the draw to win a $100 grocery voucher if they come and have one at Community Health Clinic in September. Honey Te Rangi, a kaiako at Pakowhai Te Kōhanga in Patutahi, has had cervical cancer that was caught early. She encourages all women to have regular cervical smears and to see their doctor if they have unusual bleeding or discharge. “Nobody wants to have a stranger looking at you down there, but smears are important. We started having smears years ago. I would pick up my mum and aunty and then started taking my daughter with us too. I used to go to my doctor but when he retired we started going to the community health clinic. It’s free. Going together, we all felt more comfortable. When I was having my smear the others would stand at the side to support me and then we would swap around.” Honey, had abnormal bleeding for almost three years and was diagnosed with cervical cancer just before Christmas 2012. “The bleeding didn’t really stop. Sometimes it was spotting, other times it was light and then heavy. I now know this is not normal and needs to be checked out. At the time I thought this is menopause. I knew that meant there would be changes to my body but I didn’t really know what to expect. Because of the bleeding I missed going for my smear.” “I saw a lovely doctor at Three Rivers Medical Centre who referred me to a gynaecologist. I had a smear and a biopsy and it came back positive for cancer.” “The good news is that my treatment has been successful. The bad news is they had to remove my whare tangata, my uterus. I went to Auckland for the operation. I have had three caesarian births. They cut me in the same place to remove my whare tangata.” “They said I needed to rest afterwards, but I couldn’t. I was in a hurry to get up and get better. But it takes your body a long time to get over something like that. I felt a real sense of loss. It is hard to describe the feeling. I can only imagine it is a bit like when you have a miscarriage. After I recovered I went to Palmerston North for six weeks for further treatment. It was humbling to be alongside all the other people staying in Ozanam House on their cancer journey. It made me very grateful that my cancer had been caught early.” “The support from the local Cancer Society was marvellous and we really appreciated their assistance. Most of all I am thankful to my husband,
“I returned to work at the kōhanga soon after I finished treatment as two of our kaiako left. I have been there 19 years and many of my moko have been with us. My husband and I have 19 moko between us. They are who keep me going. I want to stay well for them.” See your doctor or nurse if you have: • bleeding between menstrual periods • bleeding after sexual intercourse • bleeding after menstrual periods have stopped (menopause) • unusual discharge from your vagina • persistent pain in your pelvis • pain during sexual intercourse These symptoms can occur for many reasons, but they should always be checked out. Tairāwhiti District Health www.tdh.org.nz For more information please contact: Missy Winiata • Cervical Screening Manager • 06 869 2094 • Missy.Winiata@tdh.org.nz Or Toni Lexmond • Communications Manager • 06 869 0500 ext 8115 • 021 223 7094 • toni.lexmond@ tdh.org.nz
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Art Exhibition Monday 8th Sept: 10am
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Pipiwharauroa Pooti - 20 o Mahuru
For this Election Special all Candidates were invited to answer the following Questions
One Law For All Policy Do you agree or disagree with recent claims that Māori are legally privileged through measures such as the Māori electoral roll and Māori seats guaranteeing parliamentary representation on the basis of race which is part of the call for a “one law for all” policy. Please provide reasons for your stance on this issue and what you would personally do to advance it should you be elected?
Iwi Hapū and Whānau Advancement In addition to your party policies what are you personally committed to doing to ensure the social, economic and cultural advancement of Iwi, Hapū and Whānau within the electorate in which you are standing?
East Coast Electorate Harry Alchin Smith Democrats For Social Credit Firstly, Social Credit strongly disagrees with the proponents of the One Law For All policy. Our party stands for freedom of association, provided no individual or group has an anti-social agenda. We detect underlying racial prejudice behind this ostensibly attractive idea. But, when challenged, these people make exceptions for their friends in corporate finance. A blatant example is when financial advisers embezzle millions of savings dollars, yet are lightly penalised, while a shoplifter or solo parent owing the state a few hundred is often severely punished. In Parliament I would oppose any legislation for abolishing the Maori roll and seats. When and if Maori no longer wish to retain them, then I would follow that wish, but not before. Few people understand why Maori electorates were established in the late 19th century. Their support by non-Maori parliamentarians was not altogether honest. Requiring Maori men to own property and cash was a cunning ploy to restrict voting powers - but eventually the universal franchise eliminated that problem. Of serious concern to Social Credit is the way the Treaty of Waitangi is being dishonoured by allowing a third party to gain kawanatanga over our economy namely the offshore banks and insurance companies. Our central aim is to restore to our sovereign Reserve Bank that sacred responsibility. Instead of borrowing on the money markets for financing our public services, including Whanau Ora, we know how funding can be arranged without the burden of compounding debt. It was okay for the One Law for All faction to allow the Australian banks to use our Reserve Bank for their own security, but they vanished when Social Credit called for nil-interest credits for our schools, hospitals, local bodies and conservation - policies which would no longer yield million of dollars a day from our public revenues for their friends. Tomorrow's children must be protected from such calculated theft of their heritage. This is what Social Credit is fully prepared to do. There is a very promising future for Maori small business - not just in tourism but in manufacturing and farming. Social Credit policies actually discriminate in favour of small-to-medium businesses (SMEs) - something the One Law for All exponents would condemn. Because we would abolish the GST and impose a small but significant Financial Transaction Tax on the money speculators, Kiwis would have the extra disposable income as both investors in and purchasers from locally owned producers. And, because basic infrastructures
and public services could be funded interest-free, rates, personal taxes and energy costs would decrease.
Lastly, as an MP I would insist on something that should have and could have been done two years ago - something which would benefit everyone in this region. This would be for our Reserve Bank to arrange a nil-interest credit-line of $5 million dollars to be made available immediately for the repair of the Gisborne-Wairoa-Napier rail-track. The law allows it - just need local candidates, beside myself, to be "first to see the light"!
_______________________________ Rick Drayson Conservative Party The Conservative Party Policy supports the shift to having one electoral roll and the abolishment of the Māori seats subject to a referendum on this issue. I personally do not believe that Māori need the extra help to get into parliament and believe that is actually disadvantaging them on the whole by having this system in place. Māori are more than able to make it into parliament on the general roll and we have had some excellent representatives for Māori come from the general roll, many go on to do exceptionally well. This notion that they need to get in through another method is simply untrue. We believe it is time that all New Zealanders; Pākehā, Māori or other ethnicity are all treated the same. In respect of Iwi, Hapū and Whānau advancement, this would be the same for all New Zealanders. I want to see all New Zealanders, including Māori, receive a world class education, this means we need to sort out the funding of Education in New Zealand, we need to put more money back into our pockets by making the first $20,000 tax free which will go a long way to helping many families as they struggle to make ends meet. Strengthening families, strong deterrents for crime, and good regional development will allow for better outcomes and advancement of all New Zealanders this will allow for the advancement of Māori socially, economically and culturally as more opportunities become available for all.
_______________________________ Moana Mackey Labour Party I strongly disagree that the existence of Māori seats and the Māori electoral roll option mean that Māori are legally privileged in any way. Regardless of what electoral roll you are on you get one electorate vote and one party vote. Labour are strongly committed to retaining the Māori seats. The Māori electorates are not just about guaranteed numbers in Parliament anymore they are also about culturally appropriate representation on the ground. In my experience those progressing a "one law for all" campaign usually mean "my law for all." I remain committed to engaging with Iwi, Hapū, and Whānau on issues including regional economic development, environmental protection, and social and cultural well-being. We need a government who will work alongside communities on these issues and not take a one size fits all approach which may be appropriate for the cities but doesn’t work in a small isolated region like Tairāwhiti. Every week I meet with people in my office, on the street, in our kōhanga and kura, in our supermarkets, and in workplaces and I know how tough it is for whānau in the Tairāwhiti district right now. We certainly aren't getting our fair share of the so called "rockstar economy" and that’s a message both Meka and I take to Wellington each week. However there are exciting opportunities. Māori will have an even more significant role to play in our regional economy in a post-settlement world. The potential for innovation and moving from 'volume to value' in our primary industries is very exciting. As a scientist I am
Voting Don’t forget to vote! Saturday 20th September Make your vote count!
Pooti Kaua e wareware ki te pooti Ā te Rāhoroi 20 ō Mahuru. Kei a koe te mana! particularly pleased to see local Iwi putting a focus on training and employing young scientists here at home to facilitate that transition to higher value products. I will continue to argue for policies that benefit our region and attempt to influence or oppose those that don’t. As an example Government decisions around climate change and forestry policy have disproportionately impacted Māori economic interests and I have worked closely with Ngāti Porou and other Iwi around the country to fight these changes.
_______________________________ Gavin Maclean Green Party The Green Party envisions a nation where Te Tiriti o Waitangi is accepted and celebrated as a founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, and the status of Māori as tangata whenua is recognised and respected. The many dynamic aspects of Māori life and culture are enhanced for the benefit of us all. The Green Party will support the entrenchment of the Māori seats so that there is guaranteed Māori representation in Parliament. While this form of monolithic representation is not a true reflection of Te Tiriti until Aotearoa New Zealand moves towards such a relationship, the Green Party believes it essential that Māori have representation in Parliament. I do not agree that M¬aori are legally privileged. Because the present system does not fully recognise partnership and tino rangatiratanga, in these terms they are legally underprivileged. The Green Party will promote and support an ongoing forum for dialogue on current Tiriti issues. The Green Party will promote and support Māori initiatives that recognise the rights of Māori in Te Tiriti, and that will improve the wellbeing of Māori. These include Māori justice processes, partnership in determining immigration policy, the capacity of Māori to manage their own health needs and provide Māori specific services, rangatiratanga in Māori education at all levels, guaranteed Tangata Whenua participation in local governance, and shared guardianship of our natural heritage. Our policies to reduce poverty and enhance wellbeing, through schools, free early childhood education, encouraging kohanga and kura and the teaching of Te Reo, through improvements in health, welfare, wages, job creation in a healthy environment, and housing for all—the Home for Life policy—are all of major significance for this region. My personal commitment to these areas is to fight, not for my own election, but for the party vote: for a change of government with a large component of Green MPs, who have outstanding parliamentary experience and a record of respect and integrity.
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The Treaty was a partnership between two peoples and promised self-governance for Māori and ownership of their assets. This has not happened and the Māori seats are a poor substitute for the true partnership that was promised. We therefore disagree that Māori are legally privileged. We will change the government and with that stop the policies which help to create and compound the appalling physical and mental health, education and poverty, to name a few statistics, for Māori. Unemployment is one of New Zealand’s biggest problems, affecting communities from the Far North to the Deep South. And our welfare system was not designed to bear the load of joblessness that we carry as a country. While other parties concentrate on managing an increasing welfare budget we are fully focused on the solution; jobs. As a result, we are committed to every New Zealander's right to work and for a living wage. We will invest in an economy that moves away from dairy, oil and raw logs, which have reached the end of their environmental sustainability as well as their economic viability. Instead we will resource job-rich, community economic development initiatives, short term job creation and a significant plan for the development of a world leading digital industry workforce. This investment will also apply to community service jobs. Investing in our people will ensure that we invest in our local communities and in turn invest in our country as a whole.
_______________________________ Mere Takoko New Zealand First Party It is important for Māori voters to realise that New Zealand First will not abolish the Māori seats nor introduce a Bill in the house to do so unless Māori decide to abolish the Māori seats themselves. When that day arrives we will support a public discussion that is fully resourced and a public referendum so that the entire country can engage in the debate. The idea that there are two laws currently operating in New Zealand is misleading. We actually do only have 'one law for all.' Māori do not have any special privileges under the law. Iwi, however, have common law rights which have been established after an extensive legal debate which has shaped the legislative environment for over 150 years. To deny these common law rights would actually be counter intuitive because in the end you would undermine New Zealand's legal system. My focus regarding Hapū and Iwi development will be on job creation and bringing prosperity back to the electorate. I will be supporting a $2 billion forestry proposal to generate 50,000 new jobs to this region as well as other initiatives. What we need is to refocus our national economy back to the regions by boosting our manufacturing and export sectors and also by recreating a thriving SME sector. New Zealand First has
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to plan to achieve this. I'm on a mission to bring our people in the cities and Australia home. We need to bring talent back to the East so I will also be advocating for a new multimillion-dollar fund for regional infrastructure to Power Up the East Coast and to Power Up the People.
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ensure the advancement of Iwi, Hapū and Whānau in the East Coast, we must ensure that this economic potential is fulfilled. That is why I have supported, and will continue to support, policies that will bring employment to the region. This includes roading and infrastructure investment, supporting the primary sector, and rolling out irrigation projects. I am also committed to improving education outcomes to give our youth the skills they need to thrive in a modern economy.
National is committed to building a strong and constructive relationship with Māori. We have demonstrated this through our strong relationship with the Māori Party over the past six years and our commitment to progressing the treaty settlement process. On a personal level I can say that as a Minister, I have found it extremely helpful in two National-led Governments to have Associate Ministers from the Māori Party, in both Education and Corrections who have strongly and constructively argued from a Māori perspective. While we have not always agreed on everything, we have shared a commitment to improve the lives of all New Zealanders and progressed policies that have delivered better results for both Māori and Pākehā.
Finally I am committed to completing the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process to allow iwi to have past wrongs recognised and to give them the economic resources and to provide a more secure future for their people.
National’s policy is not to remove the Māori electorate seats without first receiving the agreement of Māori. This is in line with the recent constitutional review. MMP does allow for greater diversity in Parliament, strengthening our democracy and allowing a wide range of views to be heard. National believes this is important if we are to fulfil our vision of an inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
The Māori seats came into being at a time of considerable unrest in NZ between Māori and the Settler Government. At that time Māori had no representation at a National Governance level and the Māori seats were a means by which those in control sought to placate Māori and bring peace to our then warring nation. 150 years later we still have huge discrepancies across a range of determinants identified in the “Closing the Gaps” rhetoric of the 90’s.
Over the last six years, the National-led Government has focussed on progressing Treaty claims to address historical grievances. A significant number of settlements have now been reached and I believe all but one iwi in our East Coast region have now settled. While these settlements can never adequately compensate for past wrongs, they do enable Iwi to take control of their own future, using the proceeds to invest in their economic development and provide a better tomorrow for their people. It is a tragic fact that Māori are over-represented in many areas of social depravation. National is determined to implement practical policies that actually make a difference and improve outcomes. For example, Police have launched the ‘Turning the Tide’ strategy – which see them working together with iwi to address the drivers of crime in Māori communities. Through the local Rangatahi Court system – we are recognising the strength in Hapū and Whānau to mentor and manage young people to keep them out of the court system. National believes education is the key to transforming lives. In 2013 we announced an $8 million investment over four years to implement Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013-17, and the Pasifika Education Plan. Ka Hikitia provides newly developed resources that give all Māori parents, families, and whānau practical advice on how to support their children’s success – at home and at school. We also put $3 million towards supporting children in their first year of school to develop literacy and numeracy skills through the Mutukaroa programme. And in 2013 we announced more than $31 million over three years to accelerate Māori secondary school student achievement under the new Building on Success programme. The better our rangatahi do in education, the better their employment opportunities will be, their wages will be, and their standard of living will be. Our Government leaders have met regularly with the Iwi Leaders group, which includes our local Iwi, on issues like social development, housing, economic development, justice, and the environment, seeking ways to work together to build successful Hapū and Whānau. I entered politics because I am committed to improving the lives of all New Zealanders. While the East Coast is an area of high social deprivation, it is also a region with huge economic potential. To
Ikaroa Rawhiti Electorate Cathryn Eden Independent
For myself, at this time, I support the Māori seats in Parliament as I see first- hand how that representation has uplifted the moemoeā of our people and take this opportunity to pay tribute to Tariana Turia in particular for the extensive contribution she has made to Māori Health policy and practice. As time has gone by and more ideas, whakaaro, tikanga are shared from te ao Māori we are finding the once only European models being modified to encompass tikanga throughout Health, Education and Conservation. This blend of cultural knowledge has only occurred because both cultures are together at the governance table. I do not accept that we operate under a one-law for all attitude in this country and the statistics concerning sentencing inconsistencies demonstrates this fact. Democracy is not about the majority forcing their kaupapa onto minority groups it is about recognising the diversity of our society and providing for that diversity. Sitting up at Maungapohatu and looking out over the ngahere, I do not see the Totara saying to the ferns “you should be big and strong like me” or the kahikatea saying to the Rata “put your flowers away you show off” each stands in its own mana and is a part of the one big beautiful forest. I have been an active member of our Marae Trust in Te Whaiti nui a Toi for 7 years now, and have recently been appointed to the Te Puawai o Ngati Whare Charitable Trust. In this regard I am experiencing first-hand the issues around advancing the moemoeā of our people through a European designed system and it is not easy. My hono to Kahungunu is through my father Te Hata Ohlson. His Mother, my Nan is from Nuhaka and our Marae is Tanenuiarangi. As my father was raised in Ngati Whare I am more familiar with that side of our whānau but now that I am living in Napier I am learning more about the specific issues facing Iwi in this rohe. I see this issue of advancement being one where as a Candidate I listen to the people, and then utilise my skills, experience and networks to make these things happen. The kaupapa on which I am standing in this election is one of banking and monetary reform as this issue, the money, is the fundamental issue affecting all others. We currently have a health system that contributes
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10.3% to GDP which is a huge contribution to the Nation’s wealth. However, when health services are privatised and profit becomes the bottom line there is a concern that unhealthy people are required to keep up the money, there is less incentive for wellness. The same can be said for the privatisation of our prisons. When it is about the profit those prisons need bums in beds to make a profit, we should all be concerned about these things. It is about People, not Money! As an Independent I have no backup to help write these things and I am a single mother of five children one of whom has a diagnosis of severe autism and Intellectual disability. I am standing because of the crucial and fundamental nature of this issue.
_______________________________ Marama Fox Māori Party We should not allow the Māori seats to be used for political expediency. We have already seen the calls from the Conservative and ACT Parties to scrap the Māori seats and need to remember that if it hadn’t been for the heroic intervention in 2008 with the Relationship Accord to protect the Māori seats they would have been gone already but for the resolute defense put up by the Māori Party. Many Māori see the Māori seats in Parliament as the only guarantee of Māori representation. As a political movement the Māori Party has always taken up the call from tangata whenua to ensure we save these seats in order to protect their voice. The Māori Party has fought too hard over these last ten years to get into a negotiating position with any government to now watch the power of the Māori electoral seats being eroded by parties with agendas other than Māori priorities. Actually it is for Māori to decide what should happen to the seats as opposed to others deciding for us. We call on all Māori to stand together to fight for our right to representation and to ensure our mokopuna will always have a party and electorate seats in their name I will continue to work hard to encourage a shift in thinking, both from government and providers, but also within our whānau ourselves. Whānau Ora is all about caring for our own, taking collective responsibility for the wellbeing of the group. Every opportunity should be pushed to support Whānau, Hapū and Iwi in their growth and development. We have seen some amazing whānau transformations and we will continue to see these are embedded as part of our expectation for the future. Budget 2014 promoted additional investment in the Navigator model in Whānau Ora which aims to work with whānau in establishing whānau plans driven by outcomes. Building on this success, the scope and direction of Whānau Ora has shifted to supporting whānau to build the capability and capacity to set goals, plan for their futures and deal with issues confronting them. The big difference here is that instead of asking whānau to place all their faith in the state, in NGOs, in providers, we are asking them to place faith in themselves. I am personally committed to doing everything that I can to support our whānau to be the best that they can be and that will go on pre and post 20 September. Naku iti nei
_______________________________ Henare Kani Green Party I disagree with ‘One Law For All Policy.’ The Māori roll and Māori seats guarantee representation for Māori who would otherwise have no formal way of representing themselves. Over the history of Aotearoa there has been an obsession by some governments and individuals to control how Māori think,
eat and sleep. Under the terms of Te Tiriti o Waitangi there is a guarantee that the government will protect our interests and that Māori are entitled to our taonga of which one is certainly the right to represent ourselves. I believe there is one law for all that includes the right to represent, it just seems that there is a continuous choice by some to remove any opportunity for Māori to have any equitable participation in this country. I also know it is not a race based issue, it is a tangata whenua/ Crown issue and needs to be dealt with at that level. Apart from Green Party policies I will personally commit to addressing Māori youth suicide, domestic violence and employment creation including working in a cross party way and with the Green Party economic initiatives and building Whānau, Hapū and Iwi resilience by supporting initiatives they create to enable real self sufficiency and tino rangatiratanga. Te Whare Tangata - Whānau, Hapū and community knowledge of Te Whare Tangata will be promoted as critical learning at all levels of education. Aumangea - helping our youth and communities understand tikanga Māori and how to support one another to uphold them. Whakapumau Mahi - leaving no stone unturned to create meaningful employment that is rewarded properly and encourage a change in thinking in how we rebuild our participation in the economy and how indigenous scales of measure can enrich the lives of Whānau, Hapū and Iwi.
_______________________________ Te Hāmua Nikora MANA Movement I couldn't disagree more with recent claims that Māori are legally privileged through measures such as the Māori electoral roll and Māori seats guaranteeing parliamentary representation. These were all put in to place to ensure that Māori, the tangata whenua o Aotearoa were afforded fair and reasonable representation in the governing of our home land, Aotearoa, New Zealand. If these measures were not in place Māori would have little to no chance of having a voice in the highest ruling areas of the nation. I think it is ill advised of anybody to think that way, or to have that attitude. I, being a member of the many Hapū, Whānau and Iwi of Ikaroa-Rāwhiti, have not only a political interest in our advancement but also a vested personal one. I will endeavour to attend hui, set up meetings, and consult mana whenua and hau kainga about what it is we can do as a people to assure all that we set our sights on can be achieved. To me this is of utmost importance as we need to leave a good taonga behind for our mokopuna as they come to the forefront of Whānau, Hapū and Iwi governance. Ko tā te kairapu he kite They that search shall find
_______________________________ Vicky Rose The Expats I personally don’t think the word ‘privilege’ should be used anywhere in reference to Māori when we are the Indigenous people of this country. The word ‘privilege’ suggests a benevolent act on behalf of the benefactor. It is not a ‘privilege’ but a right to have a voice in our own country. Once elected my personal views are not really relevant. My role is to represent the needs and views of the people in my electorate. So if anything is requiring action, I would go back to my electorate and ask the people what they want to do or which way they want to go and that’s the stance I would take. My personal commitment is to the people in my electorate and the best thing I can do - first and foremost - is to not make any assumptions. The people in this electorate
know what the issues are for them and what they need in order to better provide for their families. Who am I to come sweeping in with grandiose ideas!!! I will be coming in with a clean slate and not beholden to any special interest groups. My first job will be to get out to each of the areas. Talk to people. What I would actually like to do is get one of those coffee vans and travel up and down the electorate, park up and set up, so people can come and sit down and have a coffee with me and tell me what’s going on for them. On the side of the road, at marae, in mall car parks… You find the ‘real’ stories at a grass roots level. There are many awesome organizations, agencies and services that have been working with our people so I would like to talk to them too, find out what they’re seeing and what they think could/should be done. It is my experience that front line workers are the ones who know what is and isn’t working in their area, what the barriers are and where policies and legislation are letting people down. I am fully versed on the issues facing our Expats and those in Australia in particular. Our whānau in Australia are falling through cracks that neither government is taking responsibility for or addressing. I am steadfastly committed to ensuring our New Zealand government doesn't forget its citizens, regardless of where they live in the world, and any opportunities for advancement are made available to all. It is in New Zealand’s best interests to. I am a community worker and my job is to listen; then use all of my skills, knowledge and networks to advocate and find solutions. I see this role as an extension of the work I have been doing for years. I won’t promise anything I can’t deliver.
_______________________________ Meka Whaitiri Labour Party No! I do not agree. These claims are racist, offensive and out of touch. It is election year and this political race-based debate has re-emerged. The same racist rhetoric from the same political parties seeking media exposure to try and win votes and hopefully lose many too! I believe that as a Māori MP of one of the seven Māori electorates, I advance my stance by advocating for our people on a daily basis in Parliament and outside of the house. These claims are not even a consideration within the Labour Party, nor our Māori caucus. I and the Labour Party are focussed on the real issues for Māori that will advance our aspirations. Heoi ano whānau, let’s stay away from these claims as they don’t deserve the paper space. Let’s concentrate on the real issues that will make for a BetterNZ for us all. I will plan, facilitate and broker opportunities that will lead to Whānau, Hapū, Iwi positive change and overtime to self dependency and sufficiency. Encouraging people to control and manage the process is fundamental community development that is empowering and sustainable.
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Monday 1 September 2014
What’s Cooking at VLC today? ONCE a month Thomas Mokomoko Te Whakatōhea dons his apron, hat and disposable gloves to whip up a double-sized chocolate cake for koro and kuia who attend the popular Tūranga Health Kaumātua Day programme at local Marae. Words: Hayley Redpath. Images: Vanessa Lowndes Centre. Right: Thomas Mokomoko
WITH a careful methodical style Thomas mixes the ingredients assuring those around him “you don’t have to cream the butter for this recipe”. He should know. He’s been making the cake for five years using a recipe given to him by much loved former Vanessa Lowndes Centre Kaiāwhina Bernie Davies who passed away in 2009. “I know it off by heart,” says Thomas, who is in his late forties, lives independently, and works two days a week as a cleaner. Thomas is one of around 40 clients, or whānau as they are known at VLC, learning about cooking and meal preparation. Kaiāwhina Natasha Moke says there are some skills required in order to be independent throughout a person’s life. “For this reason teaching cooking to our whānau allows them to be more self-sufficient and also gives them an opportunity to put other skills like shopping, basic maths and reading to use in a functional way that will benefit them.” Every Wednesday a group of whānau help prepare a basic lunch for everyone. Sometimes groups are tasked with preparing picnic food for an upcoming day trip. Another group of whānau help prepare sumptuous platters for mothers attending nearby antenatal classes. VLC Manager Laura Biddle says having an onsite catering kitchen means whānau can learn new cooking skills in the context of real life situations. Food hygiene and safety complement each lesson. Whānau source fresh food from a community garden they help tend, and they are always learning about the importance of healthy food options. Thomas’s chocolate cake is the yummy monthly exception!
Chocolate Cake Recipe reproduced here by Thomas Mokomoko from a recipe given to him by Bernie Davies. “...whānau can learn new cooking skills in the context of real life situations.” Laura Biddle, VLC Manager.
Above: Wiremu Haturini takes his turn cooking lunch for the whānau. Left: VLC whānau Rita Cuthers, Charles Hislop , and Kaiāwhina Tracey Fogarty prepare a healthy platter in the VLC Catering Kitchen.
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FLEXIBLE LEARNING is the key to the success of this 3 year teaching degree programme delivered in partnership with Te Wānanga o Raukawa with the support of Iwi. Delivery methods include intensive wānanga, e-learning and school placements covering the core components of teaching practice, Te Reo Māori and Iwi and Hāpū studies. Once qualified you will be able to teach in a mainstream school where many of our graduates assist with teaching Te Reo Māori or kura kaupapa. Available throughout Tairāwhiti. A high level of literacy and mathematical skills is required for entry. For further information contact the Academic Coordinator on (06) 867 9869
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Te Rangakura graduate, Piata Waitai with her Te Rangakura student, Bayleigh Harrison on placement at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Horouta Wānanga at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae
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