Pukapuka: Rua Tekau Ma Whitu
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WHAKANUIA NGĀ TAUIRA Tūranga Ararau 2020 Katahi te rangi tino whakahirahira ko tēnei te rangi whakanui i ngā tauira kua puta ngā ihu, kua puea ake i te mahi whakangungu mo tēnei tau, te tau 2020. Karanga mai ana te reo o Ora Taukamo takahi atu ana te marea i te atea tapu o te marae o Rongopai. Waimarie, rangatira ana mātou ki te riro mā Rawiri Hawea te kaumātua o Waituhi mātou e whakatau. Ahakoa rā kua poroporoaki, kua mihia, kua tangihia o tātou mate, eke ana ki te marae kua araara ake anō rātou i te whatumanawa o maumahara, ko Willa Outten tēna, ko Selwyn Ruru tēna me Temple Isaacs hoki. Ko rātou i mahi, i tautoko, i āwhina i ngā tauira me Tūranga Ararau i a rātou e takahi ana i te mata o te whenua. Ka tangi tonu, kāre he mutunga mai. Pupū tonu ana ngā roimata, e kore e mimiti. Moe mai rā. Kua ea!
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Nā Whare Gilbert te ope whakaeke nō Kahungunu, nō Whakatōhea nō ngā mātā waka, nō ngā hau e whā, ngā waewae tapu me te wāhanga hoki ki Tūranga Ararau i whakarite. Mutu ana te harirū, huri kau ana ki te wāhanga tuku tohu. Ko ngā kaiako o ia akoranga me te Kaiwhakahaere Matua ngā kaituku i ngā tiwhikete.
Ko te nuinga o ngā tauira i whakangungua kua whai mah i ngā i ngahere o te rohe, nō reira kāre i puta kia whakawhiwhia. He tohu pai. Ka tau kē! Ko te tuku i ngā tohu te mahi whakamutunga. Āhua roa tonu e mahi ana ka tae ki ngā tohu whakamaumahara ki ngā kaimahi o Tūranga Ararau kua ngaro i te tirohanga kanohi arā ko Jackson Peneha, ko Barry Brown, ko Emma Koia me Tere Fitzgerald. Ko ngā taonga whakamaumahara i riro i a:
Tata ki kotahi rau ngā taiohi me o rātou whānau, kaiako hoki i whakaeke ki te marae o Rongopai kia whakawhiwhia ki o rātou tohu mai i ō rātou kaiako. Koiānei ngā tauira o Jackson Peneha Tūranga Ararau. He tauira ēnei i puta i ngā Barry Brown akoranga o ngā Pāmu mai i Kahunungū, Emma Koia i te pāmu i Tiniroto me Waingake. Hei Tere Fitzgerald whakamārama noa ake, he tūhononga kei raro i te maru o Tūranga Ararau, ki Tūranganui a Nā te hākari i whakakapi ngā mahi o te rā. Kiwa. Ko te pāmu whakangungu kei Tiniroto ko Ruapani. Kei Heretaunga me Waingake Ā tēra tau 2021 anō ētahi o ngā pāmu.
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HUNTING WITH TUI
Wash Your Hands 2020 as a date is almost over in our lives. We arrange ourselves around the 12 months. We plan our holidays. We count off the days. Some of us have days of our birth celebrated. We plan our whānau gatherings around the calendar. We decide our education around the 12 months. We do almost everything by hour, by day, by week, by month – sometimes by the minute. Now is the time. It is Time to wind back time. Recall with the whānau why we locked down. Remember how we loved being with the whānau, cooking, eating and keeping well together. Remember how going to the Supermarket was a treat and an adventure. Remember how we simply smiled and waved at one another. Remember how we looked after our pakeke. We shared our kai. We worried about our mokopuna who were locked down with crazies. We backed our iwi to collectivise and run protection strategies. Remember how we made sure that those of us who had less resilience, less resources and less capacity to house, feed and protect, well we made sure they had kai and good health including flu vaccinations. Remember we were all so focused on having supplies of hand sanitiser, cleaning products and keeping our distance from other humans and some of us were even being kind. We had so much organised in our daily lives, along with rituals of karakia and exercise, that we were all positively glowing.
The modern world has disconnected us from our food and our past. It is time to reconnect. Since time immemorial, Māori have been directed by an ancient set of customs: those of Tāne, Tangaroa, Rongo and Haumia. To get food from these four domains required a mastery of tools and ritual, knowledge of karakia, an understanding of nature’s lore and a commitment to hard work. This lifestyle had produced a people described by early observers as the most physically perfect race alive. In a world of disconnect, a return to these principles offers a pathway of wellbeing; to be sustained once again by these customs and Kai Māori. Tui Marama Keenan presenter of Māori TV show ‘Hunting with Tui’ has spent the last 3 years learning the art of Kai Māori. This opportunity has also allowed her to find her identity as a Ngāti Porou Māori Wāhine and connect with Te Ao Māori in a way that has impacted her life immensely.
And we washed our hands. All of the time. We even sanitised our TV remote controls, our light switches, our phones, our door handles. Every surface we touched was wiped. Deep cleaning became the new mantra. No, not just a spring clean, or once in a blue moon clean. We cleaned. Every day all day. We were so good at protection. Our iwi set up better border controls than the real properly resourced government mandated border controls. Pīpīwharauroa readers, we were so good collectively that not one sniff of COVID 19 came anywhere near us. We are so awesome. I want us all to know that the iwi collectives sitting at the table with the Authorities of Local Government, Emergency Management, Health, and other government agencies totally protected this region. We can apply that very same collective tenacity to all of our future plans to be well and vibrant. All we, as community citizens have to do, is take some of our own responsibilities as seriously as we did during Lock-down. Care for ourselves and others and share our stuff and help with others and, for goodness sake, wash your hands. So, read this and think. It’s not about the time of the year, it’s about the state of our thinking in relation to our seasonal environment. Whānau, keep our mokopuna safe, happy and cared for. Help others when you can. Be vigilant and notice if any of our mokopuna want some of your spare kind support and help. Wash your hands. It’s a good practice for your mind and thinking.
In 2019 Tui moved back to Gisborne with her husband and girls to take up a Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui ā-Kiwa position as Kairuruku - Iwi facilitator for the Iwi lead police & iwi family harm team, Whāngaia ngā pā harakeke.
(page 11, Transforming Whānau Violence - A conceptual Framework: Tamati Kruger Sept 2004) Recently Tui and another Ngāti Porou wāhine had the opportunity to skin a deer and cut it up together. The experience was able to uplift her mana and wairua. So much so that the following week she agreed to address her hinengaro and attend a counselling session.
During this time she has taken several wāhine who have experienced family harm into the ngahere. The ability to pass on all she has learnt has benefited not only their freezer but their wairua, hinegaro, tinana and whanaungatanga. The ability to prescribe our whānau with Kai Māori has shown that "If we address our whānau mana and wairua the ‘system’ is starting to recognise the value first the rest will naturally follow," says Tui. that Māori need Māori therapy, not only the western therapy they are often prescribed. Local hunters have heard of Tui's work and they donate wild poaka and tia to be Whakapapa, tikanga, kawa, Māori values, used for her Kai Māori programme with the constructs and practices can be used to wāhine. transform whānau from a state of violence and dysfunction to a state of wellbeing.
Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere Te Arikinui, te Kahurangi rongonui
E te aumangea, te māreikura, te kōpere o te ao Panekire maunga, te waikaukau Waikaremoana I takahia e koe te ao, te mata o te whenua. Te ruia ōu pukenga, ōu mātauranga hei whakatairanga i ngā iwi taketake. Ko āu taonga arā te Wheke tēnā, ko āu kīwaha, whakatauki mau tonu hei tauira whakamaumahara. Tō āhua, tō momo whakakākahu, kore tētahi ki tō rite. Kāore he kokona, he tōpito o te whenua i kore tō haere. Anā! Nā tō hinganga tūpāpahu ana te whenua Te tōtara o te wao tapu nui ā Tāne. E kore e taea te pēhea, Nāna te tono, Nāna te kii,“Haere mai ki Āu, whakatā, okioki” Haere e Kui, haere ki te tini, ki te mano e tatari mai rā ki a koe. Haere ki ō mātua, tīpuna, haere ki tō hoa rangatira. Te rangatira, arā noa atu. Haere i tō haere. Kua ea! Te Kotahi nā Tūhoe ka kata te pō
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Taku Ao, Taku Ora Shearing (continued)
The shearers were always first to shower. By the time the rousies finished, the presser and sheepo were lucky to have warm water. Toilets were long drops … and you had to bring your own paper. For a quick wash at smoko, most just had a tap over a trough outside the shed. Some provided a basic basin. By the mid-1970s, with the support of the Workers Union, many old shearers’ quarters were replaced or upgraded. Finally, there were proper mattresses, lined and painted rooms, electricity, electric stoves, hot showers and fridges. Other than crutching, we worked nine-hour days starting at 5am; breakfast 7am to 8am; 1 ¾ hours’ work; smoko, ½ hr; another 1 ¾ hours’ work; lunch, 1 hr; 1 ¾ hr; smoko, ½ hr; last run of day, bell rung 5pm.
drying wet and damp clothes. Most cooks had a younger relative as their assistant. They definitely needed one but most were never considered to being paid.
While the Māori boss or ganger had their roles, a good cook was the queen, the most important member who made or broke a gang. I had some incredible ones – Molly, until Kiri started to walk, Nanny Oke, Nanny Kui Te Ota, Aunty Rii, Meimei Jones, Rawinia Te Kani, Uncle Peter, the pommy cordon bleu chef who came as a rousie and others. Nanny Oke and Kui Te Ota were old school. Nothing was wasted, every meal was delicious. All meals were big. Before a 5am start, a mug of tea was available. Breakfast was porridge, three or four chops with gravy and onions plus bread; smoko, sandwiches, parāoa koroua (cartwheel bread); lunch, stew with plenty of potato, kumara, pumpkin; smoko, the same as morning and always filling; dinner, a big meal of roast mutton with veges, alternating with cook’s creations and sometimes a pudding.
If you enjoyed reading this extract from Stan's book, TAKU AO, TAKU ORA - MY WORLD, MY LIFE you can purchase a copy with many more interesting stories and photos by contacting Molly on 027 3652926.
Fridges were a godsend and later every shed supplied one. Lettuce and salads then replaced a lot of the boiled cabbage. Beer was also appreciated when chilled. The A great read and good idea for a cook’s permission to use the fridge was Christmas present. always sought with many koha of chocolates, We shore every day while the weather was smokes, bottles of wine etc. First aid kits didn’t make an appearance good, then tried to organise the move to until the late 1970s. Pop was one of the the next shed in the evenings to start again Cabbage, cauli, lettuce, carrots and onions few shearers who carried a bottle of iodine at 5am the next morning. were the staples. Pūha, watercress and fat for cuts etc. Black tape was preferred hen were delicacies. Most of us took a hinaki to bandages. There were accidents. One year, one of my gangs shore 23 and tuna was welcome. When available, fish Rudimentary dressings were applied then it consecutive days, every one of them heads were another treat. was back to the job. There was no insurance. nine-hour days. At Taimoti Station, the ACC came in several decades later. power was cut at 2pm. Five minutes later, Shearing is physically demanding and those everyone was asleep. Shearers rolled their involved, rightly so, expect good, hearty, Transport towels for a pillow and laid on the board; large meals. Part of a gang’s contract was rousies just collapsed in the fadges. When one mutton for every 1000 sheep shorn. A the power came on at 4.30pm, we agreed four-stand gang of 11 people would consume Trucks were the mode of transport. Older to complete a two-hour run to finish the a mutton a day. A six-stand gang of 15 would contractors Jimmy Taylor and Piki Smith day. Phew. consume at least one and a half mutton a hired Stan Atwood’s trucks to shift their gang to the various sheds in their runs. These day. were trucks with low sides principally used Feeding the troops Normally we would purchase enough stores to carry shingle for road works for the local to last a week. A normal list was two boxes of council. No cover, all the gang’s bedding Only a few sheds’ cookhouses had wood tea, four bags of potatoes, one bag of onions, and clothes, cooking gear and stores. The ranges. Most had big open fireplaces and pumpkins, carrots, parsnips, six dozen eggs, 15 or so gang members squeezed in or sat most of the cooks were used to this form of two 25lb bags of flour, a bag of sugar, a bag on bags. preparing meals – with two six-feet railway of milk powder, 20 lb of butter, salt, pepper, irons on concrete blocks, and a heavy pipe tins of tomato sauce, black sauce, curry, two Tukawhena Maynard and Tahi Niania at overhead that held a big kettle and hooks big tins of jam, one 1 tin of treacle, mixed Tiniroto used their own trucks, giving them for pots. The ashes were used and spread herbs, custard powder, raisins, cocoa, icing more flexibility. over the top and sides of the big metal sugar etc. camp ovens; huge black pots were used Contractors in my era used mainly Bedfords for cooking anything and everything. Food Thankfully most of my sheds were serviced with high sides and a canvas tied over the cooked in a camp oven always had a distinct by freight trucks (Te Reinga Transport) and top to keep out rain and dust. People used flavour that modern utensils have never we were able to get fresh bread, veges and their bedding or clothes bags as seats. ever been able to capture. With always stores at least twice a week. All the cooks a ready supply of wood, these fireplaces would bake bread, parāoa koroua and bugger Butch and I developed a canvas bag, made were always welcome in the winter during by Jeunes in Gisborne, to hold clothes, to float (fry bread) were always enjoyed. crutching … but you had to keep out of the bedding and shearing gear. It was a simple cook’s way. They were also most useful for canvas bag, oblong one metre by half a
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the time away with songs – country and western and the old favourites known to all. The new woolsheds had many three-point connections, long electric cords and bigger radios with tapes etc. became the norm. The noise from the so-called ghetto blasters was a step too far for older shearers. The noise of a shearing shed was drowned by music of Vans replaced trucks in the 1980s. These every description. This led to some shearers carried the shed hands and cook, with having their own fans. the ganger as principal driver. I bought a St John ambulance from the Gisborne This era and way of life had passed by the branch. It had a slanted Dodge V6 motor, 1990s. By then gangs travelled to sheds every twin petrol tanks and a well-cushioned, day and took their own lunch and smoko. lined back. Bubby Hokianga and Haupai Tea, milk and sugar would be provided. were a bit sceptical and wanted to know if anyone had died in the van. “Bloody hell,” The country’s sheep flock was 70 million in I exclaimed, “I have just got a dust-proof the 1970s but had more than halved to 32 van with good seats and you’re worried if million by 2020. Shearing will continue but it is completely changed from when gangs some poor bugger has died in it.” camped out. We worked hard, had a lot of “Don’t lose your temper, boss, but we fun and now share the stories. need to have it blessed first.” I asked my relation the Rev Huatahi Niania to do this. Gregg wrote this poem in 1985. He laughed but did it, noting their point. All the vans towed a covered trailer that Shearing held all the cooking gear, stores and some of the gang’s baggage. Most of these vans Shearing is a way of life that’s really hard were Bedfords too. for some. metre with big flaps either side and two big straps around the whole bag. With shearing pants on the outside, the bags made comfortable seats. In hindsight, we should have patented it. In time, shearers started to bring their own cars and would cart the rousies they had time for.
Clothing Typical shearers’ working clothes included black woollen singlets, saddle tweed trousers and sack moccasins. Army and Air Force trousers were cheaper and more readily available from Barwicks store in Gisborne. Younger guys started wearing corduroy then jeans. These were OK but could only be worn for a day’s work. Until the advent of proper shearing jeans, now most used, all shearers used bowyangs, string or light strap under the knees to keep trousers secure on your legs and more grip on the sheep. Younger shearers wore cotton singlets in hot summers but the older ones stuck with wool. Very few shearers shore without a singlet. At the start of every shed, the owner or manager had to supply a jute fadge or good sacks for the shearers’ footwear. Every shearer made his own moccasins, which usually lasted that shed’s shearing. Some of the older men asked for the short-wool sheepskins from the mutton killed for the gang and made their mocks from these. They were a bit smelly for a while but, with socks, were OK. The advent of properly made leather and felt moccasins were welcome changes for the overall wellbeing of shearers.
Shearers who shore in my gangs
These individuals were all good representatives of the industry that most of them spent the greater part of their working lives in. They represent a typical cross section of the industry during the 1960s through to the late 1990s. Six brothers, four cousins, a son and a nephew followed Pop; all of them were good shearers. Quite a few others included those Elbert de Konig sent up from the South Island for the main shear. *Pop: taught me and all my brothers, started me as a contractor. *Sam Hokianga: an uncle, very strong, a top shearer, joined Army 1966. Butch: patient, consistent, good ganger, a dog and horseman. Henry Beauchamp: a good shearer and nice person *Jack Edwards: a tough old bugger but clean shearer. *Rangi Akroyd: was just another job. *Rangi Brown: a mate, top Māori boss. Shearer, fencer, good people skills.
But for others who enjoy it, it’s quite a lot of fun. For those who don’t like dirtying their hands, this is not the job for you. Because you get pretty paru shearing rams, lambs and ewes. Jobs vary in the shearing shed from ganger to the sheepo. For the ganger gets everyone up in the morning, while the sheepo gets the smoko.
*Deedum Wharehinga: a tally man, took an adult carpenter appretaship.
But, don’t forget the cook and fleecos because they are important too for they sweep the fleeces And cook up spuds and stew.
Duke: a good one, went to UK with LeRoy.
But there’s one man I forgot and he’s important I think, For he does the job like pressing bales and sewing up cut sheep. But don’t forget the person who’s behind this bunch of workers. For without his help and contacts they would surely be no hopers.
For those who know what I’m talking about you’ve probably guessed his name. For those who are less familiar I will now and explain. His work is hard and strenuous, it seems he never sleeps Some are good, some are bad, and some are real characters, The transistor radio brought the biggest So I guess you’ve guessed his name, it’s impact to shearing sheds. For years, your local Shearing Contractor. gangs amused themselves by singing while they worked. In the evening, we all had some incredible singers who would pass
*Joss Stewart: my big uncle, a mighty shearer, first man to shear 600 sheep, HB 1957. John: best shearer in family, went to Australia, shore to 65, still there. *Ivan: another good shearer, also a ganger for me. *Geoff: moody bugger, a cack hand, top shed shearer. Robbie and Gary: both top shearers, product of Bowen technique. *Tommy: a weekend man, always willing to help out, with his big smile. Peter Huna: really tried hard to be like Pop and his brothers. Blacky: typical Pop’s son, always a clean job, no money for contractor. Taane: very determined, went to Whanganui. Joe Reihana: a thousand blows, a V8 motor, big heart, I was his father figure. LeRoy: went to shearing school while at Otago to get a stand. *Jim Raroa: typical Nati, good gang man also handy fencer. Phil Ryan: a tidy reliable shearer, always had a goal. *Frank Nepia: average tallies, one and only 300 at Woodgreen Station. Peter Maukau: a character.
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*Donald Uatuku: from Te Reinga, useful when on job.
Max Duncan: from South Island, a good shearer.
*Frank de Lacy: a bloody giant but a good shearer.
Rei Tipoki: moody, but tidy job.
Mike Gerrard: average shearer.
*Pom Pomare: Joe’s uncle, filled a stand.
Eddy Te Au: from Southland, top shearer.
*Dumpy &*Anzac Winitana: from Waimana, always handy.
Andy Wear: a Pom, took LeRoy back to UK.
Bill Enoka: ex Te Aute boy, tidy job. Bailey Edwards: his short leg never a problem. *Jim Tureia: steady but neat. Bottles Pohatu: his mate, always steady. Eddy Smith: top shearer and stockman. Smoky Reedy, part time kina diver, capable shearer. Sam Wanoa: very neat and tidy, shore mostly down south. Bob Rankin: tried hard. *Hector Karini: man from Mangatuna, still good tallies. Peter Merrillies: from south. *Allan Lewis: loved big sheep, top man. *Jack Biddle: a lot of go, great gang person.
Colin Kaaho: from Putere: a useful quiet man. Mike and John Kerekere: big Mike rough but fast; John just another man to fill a stand. Ken Christy: slight, but a good shearer, married Molly. John Guy: top man married Rosy. Doug Emslie: from south, top shed shearer. Peter Direen: from south, could shear, poor attitude.
Rob Gardner: another Pom, a bloody good shearer. Kirk ? : another Pom, filled a stand. *Ken Wano: filled a stand. John Foss: always a good job. Basil ? : a big man, good job, wife a top shedhand. Bill Donnelly: a very good shearer. Turi Banks: a tidy shearer. Dave King: never blew himself out.
Frank Bowmar: a legend, tough miserable bugger, made shearing hard work, always available.
Dave Brown: a top man, Nita a good shedhand.
Leroy Hiroti: ex-Te Aute boy, good shearer.
Graham Pulham: still shearing today, always does a top job.
Les White: ex-Te Aute boy, reliable and consistent.
Fred Bishop: big smile, willing to fill a gap.
Te Whare Taonga o te Tairāwhiti | Tairāwhiti Museum Whakairo Rākau and Pou Rākau Re-housing Project
Since October 2020 Tairāwhiti Museum has been working collaboratively with Kaitieki ā-Iwi Claudette Collis and Poutu Puketapu in a project to undertake specialised cleaning and re-housing of taonga cared for by the museum. A number of taonga including maihi-raparapa (bargeboards), paepaeroa (front horizontal board) from three different wharenui (meeting houses), three pou/pā tūwatawata (palisade posts) and a pou whakapapa (genealogical post). These architectural components or taonga have been identified as originating from Ngāti Porou wharenui, the pou/pā tūwatawata from a Te Aitanga ā Hauiti pā (fortified village) and the pou whakapapa from the Cook bi-centenary. The focus of this project has been about improving the storage conditions of these taonga which, because of their size, have been inadequately stored in the past.
Kaitieki ā-Iwi Claudette Collis and Poutu Puketapu
The taonga have been cleaned, fumigated and put on display within Natalie Robertson’s exhibition ‘Tātara e maru ana: The sacred rain cape of Waiapu’ providing respective whānau, hapū, marae, iwi and the wider community with the opportunity to engage with the taonga before transferring them into their new permanent home in the Taonga Māori Store.
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Main Round Winner Shannan Eyles
Male Singles Event First 180 Te Kotahi Kaio
Highest Finsh-106 Bailey Day
Consolation Runner Up Tao Matarau Junior Darts Academy has been Cameron Mihaka given an opportunity to be a part of Phoenix Darts NZ. This is game is similar to normal Consolation Winner darts, the difference being that soft tips Phoenix Darts left to right: Tobias Camobell-Ratapu, Hunter Brayden Pokai-Giddens are used instead of steel tips. Participants Eyles, Jarrod Waikawa-Nepe, Apanui Kaiwai and Tamati Irwin play against people from around the world Main Round 3rd Equal and New Zealand. We have two machines Ihaka Kaio-Wynyard and Bailey Day and two teams compromising our tamariki and their parents. Main Round Runner Up Tao Matarau Junior Darts Jack Sheppard We would like to thank Lorene Earnshaw, Academy Annual Invitational Phoenix Darts NZ and also the Phoenix Darts Tournament 2020 Main Round Winner whānau around Aotearoa New Zealand for Api Taukamo-Pohio the amazing support they give towards our We had an amazing turn out for our annual members. event with over 45 tamariki from around Day Two the country turning up to play the game JDC Virtual Team League they love. Included were whānau from Females Set Pairs Event Whakatane, Taupo, Hastings and even as far The Junior Corporation is growing, since as Taranaki. It was a two day event with day Covid-19 lock down they have been creating one being set aside for the singles event and Highest Finish – 66 Shivarna Lewis and Jadine Black opportunities for everyone around the world day two for set pairs event. to play the game virtually. Members of Tao Matarau Junior Darts Academy have been We would like to thank all our sponsors that Consolation Runners Up Shivarna Lewis and Chalet McKean lucky enough to be a part of this awesome made the even possible: team and entered into the league. They Consolation Winners play against different teams from around • Tūranga Ararau Shannan Eyles and Maia Black the world following the JDC Routine. • Tao Darts • Phoenix Darts Main Round Runners Up There are currently two teams in New • The Dart Depot Jorja Beeksman and Jadine Black Zealand, one is made up of parents from • Shot Darts different parts of the country and our local • Haupai.com Main Round Winners team made up with our kids and parents. • Patutahi Superette Destiny Babarich and Jonleigh CampbellThere is also an opportunity to unlock • Office Products Gisborne Ratapu a visa for the world virtual team league championship to be held in Gibraltar next Day One Males Set Pairs Event year.
Female Singles Event Highest finish 120 Chiarn Waikawa Consolation Runner Up Chalet McKean Consolation Winner Jenaya Lewis
1st 180 Te Kaotahi Kaio Consolation Runners Up Fabian Waihape and Tamati Irwin Consolation Winners Ihaka Kaio-Wynyard and Te Kotahi Kaio Main Round Runners Up Hunter Eyles and Jarrod Waikawa-Nepe
Main Round 3rd Equal Jadine Black and Shivarna Main Round Winners Lewis Apirana Taukamo-Pohio and Jack Sheppard Main Round Runner Up Destiny Barbarich
Tao Matarau Junior Darts Academy 2020 Prize Giving
Tao Matarau Most Valuable Player Girl Chiarn Waikawa
What a year this has been, as we all know 2020 has been up and down but through commitment and dedication, Tao Matarau Junior Darts Academy carried on and pulled out an amazing year. To everyone who had input making this year possible, we thank you very much.
Tao Matarau Most Valuable Player Boy Hunter Eyles and Jack Sheppard Tao Matarau Pitau Whakareia Award Jonleigh Campbell-Ratapu Tao Matarau Tao Toki Award Girl Amelia Campbell-Ratapu
SQUAD BATTLES Team Event Highest Start Overall 160 Hunter Reeves
Highest Finish Overall 130 Hunter Eyles and Apirana Taukamo-Pohio
Tao Matarau Rising Stars Lennox Leach, Joel Horua and Hunter Reeves
Most 180s (6) Hunter Eyles
Tao Matarau Developing Girl Mihimoana Waihape
Runners Up KEA – Mythias Reeves, Jarrod WaikawaNepe, Shivarna Lewis and Mereana Maxwell
Tao Matarau Developing Boy Fabian Waihape Tao Matarau Most Improved Girl Chalet McKean
Winners THE LEGENDS – Hunter Eyles, Apirana Tao Matarau Most Improved Boy Jarrod Waikawa-Nepe Taukamo-Pohio and Mihimoana Waihape
IN HOUSE TOURNAMENTS Tao Matarau Mixed Pairs Champ Jack Sheppard and Shannan Eyles Tao Matarau Set Pairs Girls Champs Amelia Campbell-Ratapu and Chiarn Waikawa Tao Matarau Set Pairs Boys Champs Tobias Campbell-Ratapu and Bailey Day Tao Matarau Singles Girls Champ Shannan Eyles Tao Matarau Singles Boys Champ Apirana Taukamo-Pohio
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Tao Matarau Emerging Girl Jadine Black Tao Matarau Emerging Boy Apirana Taukamo-Pohio
ACKNOWLDGEMENT AWARDS Shot Young Guns Representatives Jonleigh Campbell-Ratapu, Hunter Eyles, Bray Reeves, Brayden Pokai-Giddens DPNZ Harrows Junior NZ Team 2020 Hunter Eyles, Amelia Campbell-Ratapu, Irie Eyles, Renata Leach, Jack Sheppard and Bailey Day
Tao Matarau Tao Toki Award Boy Irie Eyles
Tao Matarau Junior Darts Academy Leadership Programme During the last four weeks we have been running a leadership programme to enhance the knowledge our tamariki have of their pepeha, whakapapa and Reo Māori as well as learning from leaders in other sporting codes. The Programme also focuses on developing leaders for the future in whichever sport they pursue and life in general. So far they have had the opportunity to participate in badminton, trampolining and softball. The next big event will be the final Dart Tournament of the Year in Hamilton where they will be going up against some of the big guns from across the country. We wish them all the best. From all the Tao Matarau Academy Whānau, we wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Bring on 2021.
Pipiwharauroa Tūranga Ararau Prospectus 2021
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR YOUTH PROGRAMMES YOU NEED TO BE 15½ (WITH A SCHOOL EXEMPTION) TO 19 YEARS OF AGE
ALL PROGRAMMES ARE FEE FREE AND OFFER NATIONAL AND NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS
TE AO MĀORI
FOUNDATION LEARNING • • • •
Literacy and Numeracy Employment Skills Career Planning Reo Māori
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TRANSPORT IS PROVIDED AND YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY TIME Tikanga ā Iwi Primary Industry Skills Sport and Recreation Hospitality and Tourism
QUALIFICATIONS National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 1 New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1 This programme will help you develop the foundation skills and knowledge you will need to progress to higher levels of study and employment. You will also be able to experience other learning opportunities such as horticulture, farming, forestry, sport and recreation, hospitality, tourism and Reo Maori to help you decide your future career pathway.
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM SPORT AND RECREATION • • • • • • • • • •
Karakia and Waiata Kaitiakitanga Whakawhanaungatanga Health Hygiene and Safety Pūkengatanga Cooking Manaakitanga Tikanga ā-Iwi Sport and Fitness Outdoor Experiences
QUALIFICATIONS NCEA Services Industries Vocational Pathways Level 2 New Zealand Certificate in Manaaki Marae Te Kāuta - Te Wharekai Kaupae 2 New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Level 2 On successfully completing this programme you will have the basic industry skills to progress to higher learning or sustainable employment in the industry of your choice including hospitality, Māori tourism, retailing, sport and outdoor recreation.
RURAL PEST CONTROL
Corner of Kahutia & Bright Streets PO Box 1342 GISBORNE - TŪRANGA Freephone 0508 38 38 38 Ph: +64-6-868 1081 Fax: +64-6-868 1061 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ta.org.nz
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Health and Safety / First Aid Communication Skills Tikanga ā iwi Agrichemicals / Biosecurity Plant Pest Control Toxins Trapping Shooting Monitoring Rural Pests
QUALIFICATIONS New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations with strands in Rural Pest Control and Rural Pest Monitoring Level 3 To be introduced in 2021 in response to growing employment opportunities in the rural pest control industry to achieve the goal of a Pest Free New Zealand 2050. Graduates of this programme can pathway to employment with whānau, hapū, iwi, local and regional bodies and agencies as rangers or similar roles and / or progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Pest Management Level 4. (Subject to NZQA Approval and Accreditation and TEC Funding)
TAIRĀWHITI FORESTRY CADETS
MARU A TĀNE
If you are highly motivated and committed to work and advance in the farming industry our Tairāwhiti Farm Cadet scheme will definitely help you get there.
On successfully completing your selected programme of study you will have the pre entry skills and qualifications required to work in the forest industry. Once employed you can continue to learn and gain advanced qualifications through a New Zealand forest industry apprenticeship. To join you will need to be physically fit and prepared to be drug free.
Hostel accommodation is available for Level 3+ students at our Ruapani Station, Tiniroto and Waingake bases at no cost to you.
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Safe Work Practices Farm Equipment Farm Vehicles Shearing
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TAIRĀWHITI FARM CADETS
Pipiwharauroa Tūranga Ararau Prospectus 2021
FORESTRY SKILLS - LEVEL 2
Fencing Animal Husbandry Stock Work Pest Control
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Our Level 2 programme, combined with NCEA with Primary Vocational Pathways will equip you with the foundation skills to progress to our higher level programmes covering a range of agriculture sectors. Available in Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay
Production and Environmental Requirements Basic Hazard Management Emergency Procedures Communication Systems Māori Cultural Interests Teamwork Breaking Out Forest Establishment Landing Operations Pruning
QUALIFICATIONS NCEA with Primary Industries (Farming) Vocational Pathways Level 2 New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industries Skills Level 2
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Safe Work Practices Farm Machinery and Equipment Farm Vehicles Fencing and Tracks Water Supply Farming Inputs
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Livestock Production Technology Risk and Harm Sustainable Practices
QUALIFICATIONS New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery & Infrastructure) Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) Level 3 By completing our range of Level 3 qualifications you will be better prepared to gain employment in the industry. Subject to your readiness, you will be helped to find work where you can continue to learn while you earn. • • • • • •
Feed Demands Feed Supply Mating Parturition Livestock Health Rearing Young Stock
QUALIFICATIONS NCEA Level 2 with Primary Industries (Forestry) Vocational Pathways New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industries Foundation Skills Level 2
FOREST HARVESTING LEVEL 3 • • • • • • • • •
Health and Safety Hazard Management Emergency Procedures Communication Systems Personal and Environmental Factors Historical and Cultural Sites Mensuration Pruning Thin to Waste
QUALIFICATION New Zealand Certificate in Forest Operations with Strands Level 3
QUALIFICATIONS New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock Production) Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry) (Meat & Fibre) Level 3 • • • • •
Technology and Communication Livestock Health Breeding and Parturition Feeding Livestock Production
All Level 3 programmes are available in Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay
Iti te matakahi, paoa atu anō, nā, potapota noa While a wedge is small, when struck repeatedly it makes for a clean break
Pipiwharauroa Tūranga Ararau Prospectus 2021
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Health and Safety New Zealand Aquaculture Industry Employment Skills Tikanga ā iwi Kaupapa Tangaroa Customary Fishing Paua Tio Hāmana and Kutai Farming Land Based Fish Farming Structures Water Quality and Testing Farmed Fish Harvesting
QUALIFICATIONS NCEA in Primary Industries (Aquaculture) Vocational Pathways Level 2 New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2 This programme provides an overview of the aquaculture industry in New Zealand, land based marine farming skills and knowledge, customary fish harvesting practices and much more. Graduates can progress to employment in the industry and / or the New Zealand Certificate in Aquaculture Level 3. Available in Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay.
TE REO MĀORI
TE REO O TE TAIRĀWHITI • • • • • •
Kōrero Pānui Tuhituhi Whakarongo Tikanga ā-Iwi Mōteatea
QUALIFICATIONS New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga Level 3 Te Pokaitahi Reo Maori (Rumaki, Reo Rua) Te Kaupae 3 Te Pokaitahi Reo Māori (Rumaki, Reo Rua) Te Kaupae 4 (Subject to NZQA Approval and Accreditation)
Whether you are a beginner or have some level of competency this programme will help you to extend your ability to speak conversational Reo Māori. Career pathways include teaching, Māori media, tourism, researching, social and health services and much more.
FORESTRY MANAGEMENT (Subject to Funding)
Join many of our past graduates who are now holding management roles in the forest industry, locally and nationally. Having NCEA Level 2 or equivalent and/or experience in the forest industry is an advantage to successfully complete this programme but not essential as additional learning support is provided. A bridging programme leading to the Diploma in Forestry Management is planned for 2021 with the full Diploma programme planned to commence in 2022. • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Workplace Relationships Forest Optimisation Communications Management Systems Botany Wood and Earth Science Production and Quality Forest Ecology Maths and Statistics Mapping Harvest Planning Forest Inventories and Operations Forest Health
QUALIFICATION New Zealand Diploma in Forestry Management Level 6 (1st Year)
POUTŪARONGO TE RANGAKURA KAIWHAKAAKO
BACHELOR OF TEACHING
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Teaching Practice Iwi and Hapū Studies Wānanga
Poutūarongo Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako is a three-year, bilingual teacher education degree that focuses on the uniqueness of respective Iwi, Hapū, Whānau with the ultimate goal of redesigning curriculum, pedagogy and evaluation processes relevant to culturally responsive education. Graduates can teach across all areas of the primary school curriculum, using Te Reo and/or English as mediums of instruction, whilst connecting a Māori World view, values, protocols and knowledge throughout. You will be required to attend residential Noho during the year, Hui Rumaki Reo wānanga and complete a Mahi Kura practicum. These residential Noho focus on teaching, research skills and Te Reo. The Programme Co-ordinator can be contacted on (06) 867 9869 or for further information for 2021 enrolments contact: Te Wānanga o Raukawa 0 800 WANANGA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TE ARA POUTAMA
YOUTH SERVICE: TŪRANGA
HE POUTAMA RANGATAHI • • • • •
Pipiwharauroa Tūranga Ararau Prospectus 2021
Pastoral Care Health and Safety Driver Licences Basic Training in Retail, Hospitality, Administration and other Industries In Work Support
Check out our supportive team of enthusiastic people here at Youth Service - Tūranga. They are here to help our young people find a programme that meets their needs and interests on their way to completing NCEA Level 2 and to help them move into higher learning or employment.
This is a 12 week part-time programme that focuses on preparing and placing 16-24 year old rangatahi into work and higher learning.
ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION ACE - Short Courses
For adults and youth 5-10 hours a week HE HUARAHI ADULT & YOUTH PATHWAYS - We can help you to gain the reading, writing, numeracy, communication or customer service skills you need to help towards either further study or the job you want. Trial a work placement to gain some work ready skills. TE REO O TŪRANGA - Whether you are a beginner or a basic speaker wanting to increase your level of competency, we have part time Reo Māori courses throughout the year.
EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT
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CVs and Cover Letters Profile Builder Interview Techniques Driver Licences Job Preparation
This programme is for people referred by Work and Income to help them identify jobs that match their interests and skills. Participants are supported to develop and apply strategies to prepare themselves and apply for work and educational opportunities. Included are interview techniques and applying online which is a process increasingly being used by employers and education providers.
DIGITAL LITERACY - Learn how to use your mobile phone, computer, social media, google products, the internet, email or a design programme. Our short literacy programmes include health and wellbeing, pathways to work and digital literacy. Groups or individuals welcome. Transport / light lunch available. Contact Melka by email on: Melka@ta.org. nz
SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
STAR - GATEWAY - WORK READY - TRADES ACADEMY • RADIO BROADCASTING • MĀORI TOURISM - HOSPITALITY • AQUACULTURE • PREP FOR POLICE & THE SERVICES • FARMING • FORESTRY • BEEKEEPING • QUAD BIKES • FENCING • PEST CONTROL
Rongowhakaata Iwi trust
Tēnā tātau, i ngā whakamātautau o te wā. Tēnā tātau i ngā mate o te wā, te pūkahu e hinga mai nei i ngā marae o te motu, o Te Rāwhiti, o Rongowhakaata hoki, pera i te Tipuna Kuia i a Heneriata Hokianga. Haere e te mōrehu kuia, haere ki te kāinga Tuturu o te tangata, haere ki a rātou mā kua mene atu ki te pō. Tātau ngā waihotanga iho a rātou me, tēnā tātau. As we wind down to Christmas and a welldeserved holiday break, it is timely to pause and reflect on the year that was. Our last contribution to the Pīpīwharauroa for 2020 is a summary of some of our key milestones for the year and an acknowledgement of all the many people that have contributed in various ways COVID-19, the global pandemic that shook us all to the core, posed unprecedented health and economic threats as well. As we go to print recently released World Health Organisation statistics make for some sobering reading.
lan Mulligan pleased to receive his pack
As are sisters Juju Ngarangione and Dinah Pohatu
staff, maintain core business and embrace new technologies to connect our people and maintain engagement. We recognised early the need to collectivise efforts and resources so we could provide immediate relief to whānau while local and central government coordinated their COVID-19 responses.
Our Chair and her colleagues shared the load of representing our iwi in weekly, often daily conversations, to maintain oversight and input into the regions COVID-19 response. Through our participation in Toitu Tairāwhiti, we were able to reassure our people that they would not be neglected, nor would Jurisdiction Number of Number of Number of newly they be the last people in the civil defence Confirmed Cases Deaths reported cases queue to receive Globally 70,461,926 1,599,704 649,425 emergency relief and Nationally 1,740 25 4 support, which, for Tairāwhiti 4 0 0 many, had been their previous experience. Our approach enabled us to remain active, There were three key drivers to our relevant and responsive. COVID-19 response. The first was the safety, health, and wellbeing of our people, 2020 is a watershed year for the Trust, especially our pakeke and most vulnerable recognising that even in the face of adversity whānau. Next was our ability to act early and uncertainty we were able to act on and decisively, to ensure our people were presenting opportunities and seamlessly vaccinated and able to access COVID-19 recalibrate our priorities and efforts. In May testing. The outreach efforts of Tūranga the Trust engaged BERL to develop an Interim Health, Ngāti Porou Hauora and Hauora COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience Tairāwhiti, moving quickly to mitigate Plan and reviewed and reset priorities for the the risk of community transmission, was remainder of the financial year out to 2022. commendable. “The secret to change is to focus energies The third element was our ability to adapt response and recovery efforts to meet the particular needs of our whānau and communities. Our adaptative response was most apparent in the establishment of hapū/community checkpoints, the mobilisation of mobile COVID-19 test units and streamlined access to ‘Hilux’- food packs, customised emergency food and household goods. The Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust, as a small and nimble organisation, was able to retain
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Performance Report Strategic
Rangatiratanga: We placed Pou whenua firmly in the ground across our expansive tribal estate, led conversations of inquiry to address treaty legacy matters and engaged in disruptive conversations that challenged uninformed and complacent attitudes. We reclaimed our right to write our histories, to tell our stories and initiate international conversations on ownership of taonga, loan protocols and bilateral trade discussions. The Trust invested in securing opportunities for Rongowhakaata representatives to take their seats in key regional decision-making forums while negotiating places for hapū representatives on committees and panels overseeing developments that directly impact them.
The development of a Rongowhakaata wellbeing framework informed by insights into the key drivers, and components of wellbeing for Rongowhakaata whānau, was our key priority for the year. COVID-19 put pay to this work and for the remainder on building the new not on fighting to retain of the year. We shifted emphasis to the the old.” containment and arrest of the most significant threat to the health and Although the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted wellbeing of our people since the Influenza some planned activities and forced us to pandemic of the early 20th Century. rethink the way we do business, we still were able to make progress across all the Pou although progress in some areas was Taiao: better than others. Our respectful and considered engagement with the Taiao is an important feature of the Trust’s Taiao mahi. We are deliberative in choosing the spaces we work in and selective in determining the people and organisations we partner with. We are
Snapshot of key achievements for the year: • 215 resource consent and permit applications potentially affecting Rongowhakaata lands, waters and whānau were assessed by the Taiao team this year. • 45 permits and applications resulted in cultural impact assessments, submissions and participation in mediation, negotiations, and Environment Court appeal proceedings • Becoming the Kaitiaki of the Rene Orchiston Flax collection, one of the most significant Flax Collections in New Zealand • Over 1,000 trap checks conducted at Rākaukākā
Rongowhakaatatanga: The outreach we achieved through online reo classes and wānanga led to increases in the numbers of our people accessing information, resources and kōrero to support their own Rongowhakaata journeys of cultural discovery and connection. Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere to anyone in the world from almost any device. The emphasis on engagement and participation is going to be critical to the success of major work streams such as the restoration and relocation of Te Hau ki Tūranga and rebuilding the cultural and physical infrastructure of our Marae.
Ōhanga: We started the year with a clear focus on understanding the state and potential of our assets and developing the necessary decision-making tools to assist the board to make informed decisions on best use, improved returns and improved asset management practices. The Trust’s Interim COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience Plan provides us with a timely assessment of the current financial state of the RIT/RST Group and financial and operational risks that we could be exposed to in the aftermath of COVID-19. It is pleasing to note that while we, and the rest of the country, are bracing for two to three years of uncertain economic times, we have managed to maintain operations, are liquid, have low to zero debt and have a plan to grow and
TE AWAPUNI MOANA TRUST
The trustees of Te Awapuni Moana Trust invite whānau to join them for a historical hikoi around the 10 blocks that make up Te Awapuni Farm Date: 13th February 2021. Time: 9.00am Meet at BDO carpark at the end of Bright Street past St Johns Transport available If interested contact Kehu Beauchamp at BDO, phone 06 869 1400 Ngā mihi Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Awapuni Moana Trust
seeing more and more visible signs across our landscape attesting to the breakthrough we are making in the restoration of our six sites of significance. They are small but significant steps, achieved through the hard work and commitment of our small Taiao team, iwi supporters, local schools, agencies and environment groups with whom we collaborate.
Pipiwharauroa Rongowhakaata Iwi trust
• The Trusts also pays Marae insurance premiums. • This year the Trust also provisioned up to $6,000 for audit fees per marae. • While COVID-19 was a disruptor, it created the space and opportunity to reset the country’s economic, social and environment dials and agenda. There are a number of presenting opportunities to accelerate devolution of central government decisionmaking power and, for Rongowhakaata along with other iwi, to come up with our own way of doing things and create a new ‘norm’ based on our values, principles and world view. We welcome the challenge. One of the finest examples of expressing our values, principles and world view is the new Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Logo.
Ngā mihi manage our assets. We look forward to the Monika Fraider ‘turning of the sod’ of the first of our major Email: email@example.com property developments before the end of Communications Assistant this financial year. Improved returns on assets will enable the Trust to increase its investment in priority work streams and reduce reliance on Government funding.
Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Ph: +64 6 862 8086 | +64 800 766 469 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.rongowhakaata.iwi.nz CMB 24 Manutūkē | 78 Whakato Road | Manutūkē | Gisborne 4053 | Aotearoa New Snapshot of key achievements: Zealand • High-Level Asset Development Proposal Facebook:@rongowhakaata.iwi completed nstagram: @rongowhakaata_iwi_trust • Targeted Business Case for the Old Police YouTube: The Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Station on track • Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Interim COVID-19 Priorities for Next Year Recovery Plan • Competitive returns we are now receiving 1. Restoration of Te Hau ki Tūranga on more of our properties 2. Completing the Rongowhakaata Oranga survey and framework. Financial 3. Working with hapū to mandate representatives for appointment to Group results relevant regional committees and panels. • The RIT Group made a surplus of just 4. Commencing work on the refit and over $5.2 million for the year ending refurbishment of the Old Police Station 30 June 2020. This was an increase 5. Securing targeted funding to sustain of approximately $3.8 million on the the organisations operations previous year. 6. Growing the Trust’s management • The primary contributor to the increase capability and capacity in the groups’ 2020 surplus was the 7. Implementing our bespoke revaluation of investment properties. information management system and • Total revenue for the year was $2,998,830, professional development for all staff. an increase of $993,341on the previous financial year. Finally, best wishes and thanks to you all • Total expenditure increased by just over for the various contributions that you $400,000 rising to $2,432,873 this year. made in what I would simply describe • Grants and Donations as extraordinary times. COVID-19 was • The Trust paid out $227,878 in grants and indisputably a major health threat which donations this year, a $66,538. increase has severely impacted social and economic on the previous year. orders across the globe. • The primary beneficiaries of our grants Meri Kirihimete me te were our marae. Hape Nuia ki a koutou, • The Trust annually budgets $100,000 for Nā ngā Kaitiaki me ngā Kaimahi o marae grants based on $20,000 each for Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust our five marae.
Pipiwharauroa Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2020
A splendid Tairāwhiti Arts festival day continued...
Reflecting on "Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea" - The Maisey Rika Concert during the Tairāwhiti Arts Festival Last month I wrote a piece about my day, Saturday 10 October, 2020. A day enjoying various Tairāwhiti Arts Festival events. The culmination of the piece was experiencing the amazing Witi's Wāhine. But that wasn't the end of the richness experienced that day, there was more because I had tickets to Maisey Rika's concert, "Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea" held that night at the War Memorial Theatre. I had been to see Maisey Rika in 2017 at the Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. She was one of several artists, all amazing. That was a stunning night. Three years later, at the Tairāwhiti Festival, was the first time I would be attending a concert dedicated to Maisey Rika on her own. I looked forward to soaking in the new songs she had written during the 'lockdown' paying tribute to new knowledge unearthed by Dr. Rangi Mātāmua in regard to Matariki. Going back to that concert night, I remember walking slowly into the expansive foyer of the War Memorial Theatre, much more deliberately this time, trying harder still to read the dynamic visual art of Erena Koopu, complementary visual stories to the songs I am about to hear, songs I've not heard before from Maisey Rika, songs brought to life here in the deep blues of ocean and sky, in shining whites, sky reds, deep blacks and more. Important Māori history is held here in suspended animation, here in midair, so we can walk with the god of the wind amongst his stars. Though imposssible to take more than an overall reflection in this prelude is an incredible doorway into the concert we are about to experience.
Karanga mai Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea!
It was an unexpected pleasure to be seated upstairs among equally excited whānau. And because this is Maisey singing, we sit in eager anticipation that all of Maisey's waiata are going to be in Te Reo Māori and nourishment for all our taringa! Soft stage lighting awakens to reveal a smooth as silk band and sweet soulful backing singers.
To me, for the duration of the concert, Maisey seems to floats as a goddess, a star herself shining in the deep tranquility of a peaceful evening sky. For me, each waiata presented is medicine for the soul of this world. Each has its drama and uniqueness and wows the crowd in the moment and yet they each feel as connected to others as the stars in the constellation itself. Each waiata a living and breathing aspect of Matariki including the waiata about Tāwhirimātea himself, the breathe of life and the winds within our life giving atmosphere. Safe to say these songs will be played on repeat over summer. I think also about Maisey's lament for the disaster at Whakaari, White Island, how bitterweet, how achingly beautiful. And just when you think your concert is over, Maisey shares the spotlight with her band members, a reminder that the spirit of tuakana-teina and whānaungatanga is an integral part of who she is. He toa takitini, this concert has been a multi-scholarship experience from the lead-up to the concert to now, setting this concert goer on a journey of deeper learning about Tāwhirimātea me ona Mata Ariki. At the end of the evening, while I can't pretend to have absorbed every lyric yet nor matched any of Maisey's songs to the artworks of Erena Koopu, what I can say as an educator is that I know now that these important knowledges about Matariki, having been experessed through the written word, through dynamic painting and exquisite singing, are therefore able to be revisited, like the stars themselves with learning deepening with each visit. These songs and associated books and artworks can be seen therefore as tauira and taonga for kura, wānanga and individual learners alike to
also absorb the learning and, then, if they feel inclined, to add their own creativity as these wāhine toa have done in amplifying the learning within Dr. Rangi Mātāmua's orginal scholarly seed. And so I, inspired, attempt poetics... Seed in midwinter sky as they, the seeking fronds, feel the sound of distant suns rising together in the north-east, in the pre-dawn, in the page turned, as each, unique solar song calls, to the lamenting wind blindly threshing to history reclaimed to heightened knowing, to Tawhirmāteai, the children upon the earth begin to see their stars anew... Because of this concert I bought a copy of Matariki: The Star of the Year by Doctor Rangi Matamua (2017) as a gift for my uncle to further inspire his journey in writing. It is now time to buy a copy of my own to read this summer, upon Papatuanuku, under Pōhutukawa while listening to Maisey Rika sing the stars.
Reasonably priced, I purchased the comics: Ōtea Part 1 (Waipara, 2015), Ōtea Part 2 (Waipara, 2020), Pepeha (Waipara, 2020) and so the creative process information is now more accessible for me to gain learning from them should I wish to try writing a comic, especially one based on my own pepeha. Seeing local places in a comic capturing my interest to know more about the work the artist does. I begin researching to see that Zac Waipara also illustrated the recently launched children’s book, 'The Stolen Stars of Matariki: Nga Whetu Matariki i Whanakotia' written by Miriama Kamo. Fantastic.
For me this exhibit showed that one person's artistic presentation can become another person’s whare ako, place of learning. I love making zines by hand, with glue, scissors, craft paper, old magazines, but 'Pepeha' as a zine is not only stylish and slick, it is invitingly authentic and modern. A way back E ngā kaiwhakahaere ki Te Whare Taonga to capturing one's own history and perhaps to o te Tairāwhiti tēnā koutou. E te Kaitito launch Pepeha based fiction; a relevant way Kaituhi, Te Kaiwhakaako hoki i ngā Toi Pakiwaituhi, Zak Waipara tēnā koe.
Reflecting on "Pepeha - Words and Pictures" - A multimedia exhibit by Zac Waipara on show at the Tairāwhiti Museum during Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2020.
During the week of Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival I took a walk up to the Tairāwhiti Museum. There I visited an exhibit that intrigued me. It was called 'Pepeha' and belonged to artist, illustrator and university lecturer, Zac Waipara. When I visit exhibitions in art galleries and museums, unless I have done some homework, I am sensing what is presented through 'not-knowing' eyes and interpeting fresh what I see. Here at this exhibit I have such eyes, I don't know Zac Waipara nor his work, so I don't know what to expect and I am delightfully surprised. What captured me first was that the artist is a rarity in Te Ao Māori, someone who makes comics and zines and reflects Te Ao Māori and his own Pepeha in each. As a nanny of preschool boys who, I think, would love to read comics derived from local whakapapa, from their own whakapa, and, as a community writing tutor, this immediately heightened my interest. Furthermore, recognising the swing bridge at Manutuke in the video presentation above and in the Pepeha Zine also peaked my curiosity. The Ōtea comics in the museum are amazing with cool characters. It is obvious that much work has been put in to their full creation. What fun it must be to build up characteristics, whakapapa, names, personalities, place, narrative arc and from Māori story and tradition. A feature of the comics for this teacher is the notes section featuring the creative process that invites and guides me not just to consume the material but also have a go at producing comics from stories.
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2020
to create and leave stories based on local people and place as a legacy for tamariki and mokopuna to come, to enjoy. The subtle expanding of the product range here to include trading cards and digital video and animations of the cards, further displays the modern artistic skills and explorations of Zac Waipara. I hold two sets of trading cards that came free with my koha and purchase and I think about buying future action figures for my mokopuna. A start to reading the comics to them this holiday season. I thank Tama Waipara for inviting me to write about the exhibits at the museum and therefore being able to connect to the work of his tuakana, both as a former digital technologies teacher and as a current writing tutor. I hold great respect for the Pepeha exhibition, a small but inspirational set of reading material for leisure for children or adults and the example it holds for how to create a legacy of stories from one's own pepeha in really cool ways.
Poetry Hour - Saturday 10 October Sleeping at dawn see the path of light saves her magic for the night 2020
by Katrina Reedy
A free write later developed to include rhyme. A short walk to Kelvin Park, To thrive? A morning cup from Cafe Crema 35. In the distance a man in blue coveralls Across the road the farmers market calls Tūranga ararau Tūranga i whiti I remain, this bird perched on branch, very low writing as stubborn leaves let go writing and sipping coffee, brewed strong near plush red magic carpet laid long A special place to observe and write words, as yet unknown, to ignite Te oranga i te oriori he rongoa a tuhi A workshop for two, just Kira and I We descend onto magic carpet nearby the sound medicine healer, across the way begins an incantation, si-a-na-we-iInvisible healing lines are flowing today Sound, circles and circles, and healing starts My own ink scribblings on page to impart he rongoā te kō, te ō, te ā he oranga i te wai puna The healer stirs and stirs and sings na-na-na-o- sound penetrating Into the dreaming our words mix and fall As stringy skirts of slender palms, sway I trust in the flow, an authentic display To be in my being in full testament For the Zens there is only this moment Hā ki roto, hā ki waho Hā ki uta, hā ki tai Off the Taruheru river a light mist is lifting the promise of tomorrow, afloat and drifting
Ara i Whiti, e moe i te ata, Oho ake ano hei te pō e The healer continues in tune with surrounds her transluscent bowl resonating with sound To sooth, the serenity of meditation The healer continues the incantation Festival-goers lay at the healers feet Upon soft grass an almost sleep Korimako rongonui E ko e ko ki a Ranginui Under Ranginui above, manu aute fly Karere carry, oversea, under sky Tethered low, stretching to the atmosphere Empty kite frames go to who knows where? Tell pohutukawa stories of summer fun Fly messages of love to everyone Pou matua e whiti Pou tangata e tū A flood of local art adorns the space Their sweat, tears and joy, a fine interface Across Peel Street bridge, Patiki in flight A rainbow of colours best seen in the night Pou that side of the river, on this side more A Wealth of Toi Māori like never seen before Rere atu, rere mai rere ki uta, rere ki tai The river whispers as life within it flows Moving quietly out to sea, as the tide goes Those healing as they lay, their breathing slows Time slows too, when there is poems to compose But with words laid down, phrases now conceived As the writing hour closes the healed rise and softly leave.
Pipiwharauroa Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2020
Reflecting on "The performed by acting and the Funky Friends Field Theatre during Arts Festival 2020.
Perfect Gift" trio Jandel J at the Lawson Te Tairāwhiti
troupe were great actors, they were funny, well practiced and fully inrhythm with each other on stage. With action abounding, these three showed tremendous by Katrina Reedy fitness and a whole heap of energy sustained Walking in, I hear an adult quietly call 'this throughout. way baby.' I see preschool children guided by their kaiako form a familiar line, holding There were also clever hands as they go carefully up and up but references to the familiar not too far, families file in, most here to hook in the audience. seating themselves toward the front. I take On the centrestage wall my own seat halfway up the theatre rows is a transformers poster, and turn to the stage set which is a lesson among toys lying around in simplicity. the place is the familiar Pikachu and one of the boys sported a Superhero T-shirt. Three free standing walls, one stage left, one centre stage and the other stage right Other hooks were well coordinated slapstick are each papered in a different coloured moves, coordinated dance sequences, wrapping paper, enhancing the idea of gift repeated lines and attributed superpowers giving and the idea of a happy home with one being 'captain freeze' with the ability bright rooms. The walls providing a simple to freeze the others while another is being backdrop to the red three-seater couch superstrong. that gives the central focus down stage. Ironically the three actors hardly ever sit on the couch using it instead to stand tall, launch from or fly on their adventures. This set reveals a home where the imaginations of children are nurtured. There are, however, chores pinned up for easy referral on the wall stage left and on the wall stage right hinting at a love for art, a floral portrait.
My mokopuna of three years and five years live in Upper Hutt. If they lived in Gisborne, I'd have taken them and they would have loved this play. I believe all the children who did attend and the adults accompanying them were thoroughly entertained throughout. From the teasing humour to the clever choreography, to the use of familiar children's toys, to the passionate acting and audience interaction, I observed happy, captured tamariki. Ngā mihi nui ki a Jandel J and The Funky Friends for creating such a riveting play, full of laughs, dancing and singing for young children to enjoy.
Four characters are involved in this play. The voice of mum, and three young brothers Justin, Tipua and Talia, all dressed in PJs seemingly just having gotten up and getting straight into playing with their toys. The play, part slapstick, part musical begins with Mum’s voice booming out, "boys, have you done your chores?" So begins the "clean up" scene of song and dance with the boys taunting and teasing each other while they sing and dance as they clean up causing the audience to laugh loudly at their antics. From this first musical scene it was easy to see that this
In the end they must work together to create their mother’s gift from their own talents that have their mother saying, "Thank you my beautiful boys." In case you get to see the play in the future, it is important the gift is not revealed.
After the clean up, the story elevated to urgency with the boys remembering at the last minute that one of their chores was to buy a gift for their mother's birthday which is TODAY! Fortunately they gather some coins to buy the gift and take off on an imaginary adventure. They discover in their room a magic portal to go through, a magic carpet ride, fortune and misfortune and monsters to conquer. Three gifts found against the odds and once secured they find their way back home, a journey during which, unfortunately, they lose the gifts.
ARENA HINEKURA SHERBURD WILLIAMS MP
Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Tuhoe, Kai Tahu, Rongowhakaata
“… and I grieve a little, as many working parents before me have and many after me will I give up some time with Waioeka and Te Mākahi, three tomorrow— happy birthday, baby. They will no longer have a mum who is at every playdate and rocks them to sleep. I hope when they're older that they'll understand that there were other kids in Manurewa, kids I met in schools whose eyes light up when they meet a politician who looks and talks like them.” “Doing my best for the future of my kids means fighting for all families in Aotearoa.”
Pene Brown, Tama Brown, Michael and Maringi Brown-Sadlier moved to the parliamentary gallery to witness the pomp and ceremonials of parliament, Thursday 26 November 2020. We held a collective breath when Arena rose. I comment, Rangatahi o Aotearoa stand up, your time has come; qualities of youth, grit, wit with empathy fit to take our nation on a new wave under new stars bound for 2040. Māori, Pākehā and other cultures comfortable in our founding cultures to sculpt a future from within Tikanga. I see Labour, this government in particular bristling with fresh talent, Māori youth, te rangatahi on a new voyage,’ … anei te tira hou te haere nei.
and Angela Roberts, Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer. In total, forty MPs will begin new careers in the capital, including New Zealand's first African, Latin American and Sri Lankan Members of Parliament. Shanan Halbert of Rongowhakaata was another. “Dad was my biggest supporter, and I dedicated my 2020 campaign to him,” he said. In return, he promised he'd fight the cancer to be with me until election day. I last spoke to Dad the night before the election and I was able to tell him again, ‘I love you, Dad. “Mum called me the next morning that he had passed away in the night but had kept that promise.”
With a victory behind her, Arena paid tribute in her speech to the female Labour MPs she looked to the most, including Ardern, “With whom I learnt so many lessons. When she was a list MP in Auckland Central I saw first-hand how hard she worked to advance progressive policy while I was the president of the Auckland University Students Association," she said. "She stood out back then as a leader capable of connecting so well with young people. I love that she explicitly talks about kindness. In New Zealand politics we've never been brave enough to talk about the need for kindness in policy making.” Ardern has long emphasised the need for more kindness in politics. She told the BBC in 2018, “It takes strength to be an empathetic leader." In her address to the United Nations General Assembly in 2018 she told the world that New Zealand, under her leadership, is committed to being pragmatic, empathetic, strong and kind. She suggested that kindness is lacking across the globe. “She's shifted the goal posts and now we expect our politicians not just to be kind in their interactions but to put the welfare of people at the heart of political decisions."
If I had one wish, I’d wish to bottle this one moment in history for a tapu-lifting ceremony somewhere. So many uplifting moments over past months never to be forgotten. Arena is just one on the cusp of change, despite the obstacles they are poised, waiting in the changing room Arena also praised Labour MP Nanaia with progressive, creative and positive Mahuta, who was recently appointed as New Zealand's first female Foreign Minister and leadership. Ko wai hoki ka mohio, nera? hailed Mahuta as a ‘trailblazer.’ “Since I was At the 2020 General Election, the New a teenager, I have been inspired by Nanaia's Zealand public gave Labour a strong work in her community and in Parliament," mandate to govern alone, the first Party to said Arena. “My Dad's grandmother was achieve this under the MMP system in New born around 1870. Women couldn't stand for Parliament until 1919 and it wasn't until 1933 Zealand. that the first woman entered Parliament. It Arena was given the distinction to step took until 1949 for the first Māori woman to up first with her maiden speech before a be elected. In the year 2020, we're much packed House at the 53rd State Opening closer to the equal participation of women of Parliament by the Governor General on in the exercise of power in this House." Thursday 26 November 2020. Ibrahim Omer followed her with the journey of a refugee She talked about her family roots and credited displaced and forced from his home country Labour for helping her Dad earn an education and loved ones. “My vision.” He told The thanks to the first Labour Government House, “Is for my story to give hope to the providing universal superannuation for all New Zealanders aged 65 years and over many like me.” through the 1938 Social Security Act. It meant Other new MPs lined up; Barbara Edmonds, her dad didn't have to spend his childhood Naisi Chen, Camilla Belich, Dr Anae Neru gathering kaimoana and caring for his kuia Leavasa, Terisa Ngobi, Tangi Utikere, because his grandparents had money. He Vanushi Walters, Steph Lewis, Helen White could go to school and learn to read English
Pipiwha'rauroa PĀNUI I TE WAKI
from the only book that his grandparents had, the Bible. "He was raised by his Māorispeaking grandparents on the shores of the Ōhiwa Harbour in a raupō whare with a dirt floor, in a place that is sacred to the Hāhi Ringatū and to Te Kooti.” “Dad’s grandmother knew just three English words well, Michael Joseph Savage. “These were people whose first touch-point with the State, after years of not being extended the rights of every other citizen, was the extension of the old age pension to Māori by Savage in the first Labour Government." “Every family in Aotearoa New Zealand,” she says, “Deserves a warm, dry home, bringing down barriers to healthcare, and combat domestic violence. “Anger, fear, and division, is no way to lead, gentleness can be expected of the strong and cruelty, fear and bullying from the weak. “Having courage and humility to do the job allows others to prosper is vital for me. “I believe in the politics that empowers ordinary people to come together, organise and build power in their communities and to shape our country and build a better life for themselves and their families. Labour has always been the political party that stands for progressive change and I've seen the power of this change in four generations of my own family.” Members of Parliament know, and we know or should know, that their work is strewn with hard work, harder still when you are Māori, even harder when you are a young Māori mum. But, Arena knows why she’s there, who she’s there for and who put her there. She knows her reward is often to be mocked, scrutinised and generally held in low esteem and other indignities of being an MP. I know too she will not be put down nor will she put down opponents as fools or liars. Democracy, the ballot box’ is the lifeblood that powers ordinary people in our communities, virtue and experience drawn together by hard work, discipline and reverence. I see in her a gentle spirit, te ngawari not lost on others, nor does she imply that her opponents are fools or liars those who disagree with her are opponents, hoa riri not enemies and recognises her own limitations and accepts that no one is perfect. I see the Māhaki trait of a gentle spirit of giving, ‘te ngawari’ not lost on others. We live in a time of uncertainty that may go on for a while, maybe years. She was asked, “How do we make life richer?” Her reply, “Think richness is a good start.” So, let’s make life richer by thinking smarter and richer. Let’s think about virtue as an experience drawn together by hardwork, discipline and reverence. Arena concludes, “My Uncle Charlie Wirangi Pera keeps me grounded by reminding me I am of Te Whānau ā Taupara and Ringatū,” she smiles. Nā Haare Williams
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COVID-19 RESPONSE 900 INFLUENZA
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during lockdown so hundreds of older people could enjoy nourishing homecooked food while in isolation.
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This is my personal thank you to the band of dedicated workers that kept Turanga Health’s heart beating this year. Early and deserved praise must go to the nurses and kaiāwhina working in the community during the lockdowns. But behind the scenes an army of Turanga Health staff also pulled together to help with the logistics of creating and distributing thousands of hygiene buckets and kai parcels to whānau around the rohe. Administrative staff also worked hard to keep Turanga Health running. I also want to personally thank all Turanga Health funders and governance kaitiaki for the part they played during this most extraordinary 2020 year. Reweti Ropiha | Turanga Health CEO
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AGAINST THE CANCER-CAUSING HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) were given to male and female students across 6 rural schools.
23 BOOSTRIX VACCINATIONS
REGISTERED WITH EKE TŪ
COMMUNITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SESSIONS FITTED AND EDUCATION GIVEN
14 KAUMĀTUA DAY
(DIPHTHERIA, TETANUS AND WHOOPING COUGH) were given to students across 9 rural schools.
WAIKOHU HEALTH CENTRE HAS
345 TAKARO TAWHITO
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RHEUMATIC FEVER PROGRAMME STAFF CARRIED OUT
97 HEALTHY HOME ASSESSMENTS
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FROM 15 WORKPLACES RECEIVED TŪ MAHI WELLNESS CHECKS
in disciplines including medicine, dentistry, nursing and paramedicine spent 5 weeks with Turanga Health working with real patients in real-life situations as part of the Interprofessional Programme. The Vanessa Lowndes Centre has
33 REGISTERED WHĀNAU
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4 TURANGA HEALTH staff recognised for 20 years with Turanga Health.
79 WHĀNAU RECEIVED EDUCATION 15 WHĀNAU WERE RELOCATED BEDDING FOR 34 HOMES CURTAINS FOR 30 HOMES UNDERFLOOR AND/OR CEILING INSULATION IN 10 HOMES BEDS FOR 25 HOMES HOUSE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE FOR 18 HOMES HEATING FOR 19 HOMES 51 MOULD KITS DISTRIBUTED
43% OF MĀORI BABIES WERE FULLY BREASTFED AT SIX WEEKS
MENTAL HEALTH KAIMAHI MET WITH 48 TANGATA WHAIORA
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WERE REFERRED TO THE WELL CHILD TAMARIKI ORA SERVICE
TRADITIONAL GAMES PROGRAMMES delivered in 22 schools (10 city and 12 rural).
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74 ACTIVITY SESSIONS HELD AT 7 KOHANGA REO
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1630 HYGIENE BUCKETS
AND PACKS DISTRIBUTED TO WHĀNAU AROUND THE ROHE.
TELEHEALTH CONSULTATIONS carried out at Waikohu Health Centre during level 4 and 3 lockdown.
ONLINE INFORMATION VIDEOS made during lockdown covering information, exercise options, mask making and more.
AGED OVER 65-YEARS AND/OR WITH A LONG-TERM CONDITION CONTACTED between one and three times a week by telephone during level 4 and 3 lockdown as part of Turanga Health's phone tree.
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