Pipiwharauroa - October 2020

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Pipiwharauroa Whiringa-ā-nuku 2020

Pukapuka: Rua Tekau Ma Whitu

Panui: TeKau

Ngā Kōwhiringa Whakamutunga Tau Kē! 2020

Meka Whaitiri Labour Party Member of Parliament for Ikāroa-Rawhiti Māori Electorate

Kiri Allan Labour Party Member of Parliament for East Coast Electorate

Tokotoru ngā wāhine taikaha, ū ki te kaupapa kei te tū mo te rohe mo te toru tau e heke mai nei. Ko te Mema mo te Paremata Ikaroa Rāwhiti mai i te tau 2013 i a Parekura e ora tonu ana ko Meka Whaitiri. E ai ki a ia i tana urunga tuatahi atu ki te Paremata i te kaha tauhou tonu a ia ki ngā whakahaere. I taua wā, ki ōna whakaaro e noho ana ia i taua tūranga mo te tekau tau engari kua whakatau kāore e taea te aha ki te taha whawhainga. Ko tāna, ko te tū motuhake mo te kāwanatanga mo te tekau tau.

Kei Kaiti a ia e noho ana, ā, e tino mōhiotia ana mō ana mahi i waenga i ngā takatāpui me ngā hāpori Kōpere, Āniwaniwa, ngā kaupapa e pā ana ki te Tiriti o Waitangai me te whakapakari taiohi.

Dr Elizabeth Kerekere Green Party List Member of Parliament

Me mihi ka tika ki ā koutou i whakapau kaha nei ki te tū, uru noa ki te Whare Paremata, koutou hei tiaki, hei whakapuaki, hei whakatinana i a mātou e hiahia ana, e wawata ana. Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawa nui. Mā te Runga Rawa koutou e manaaki, e tiaki, e ārahi.

Tino kaha a Kiri Allan ki tōna tūranga, te tūranga arā Rāwhiti Ikaroa, tūturu nō Nāhinara i mua, arā nō Anne Tolley. Ko te mihi kari koa ā Kiri i te huihuinga i te whare whakaruruhau i ana kaitautoko i te putanga o ngā kaute, arā,“Too much whānau.” E tautoko ana hoki rāua tahi, a Meka, a Kiri i te rangatira kaiārahi, arā i te Pirimia i a Jacinda Ardern mō tana kaha ārahi i te rahi, i te nui o Aotearoa i te wā mōrearea o Covid-19. Nā te kaha o Te Pāti Kākāriki ka uru, āe, nō Te Tairāwhiti ā Tākuta Elizabeth Kerekere ki te whare Paremata.

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Kōrero o Te Wā

Taka Mackey receiving his medal, a New Zealand Order of Merit, from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at the investiture ceremony in Wellington this month. Taka is a life member of Rangataua o Aotearoa, (ROA) and has been a mentor for 43 years in the Thai discipline which unites martial arts and alternative education through a Māori lens. Pages 4-6

Taku Ao, Taku Ora

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He Rau Aroha

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Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust

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TŪranga Ararau


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Founded October 1898 Pukapuka: Rua Te Kau Ma Whitu Pānui: Te Kau Te Marama: Whiringa-ā-nuku Te Tau: 2020 ISSN: 1176-4228 (Print) ISSN: 2357-187X (Online)

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Te Maungārongo Kia Orana koutou kātoatoa, COVID-19 brought about a lot of change in how we as a region operate, it was a pleasure to see evidence of whānau connecting with each other, a reduction in harm within the home and less vehicles travelling long distances on our highways resulting in a reduction in crashes. Checks on our shops ensured everyone was going about their business in a safe and caring way. We did well everyone, throughout Tairāwhiti we acknowledge the challenging times that certain whānau and businesses experienced post Covid-19, some people lost their jobs and some businesses closed. We are now rebuilding our region and employment is a key focus area for Tairāwhiti, jobs are popping up all over the place, there are families shifting back home, there are new families shifting into the region. This is all exciting because more jobs create more spending and more spending creates more business. Some of my team are working closely with youth, victims and perpetrators helping navigate systems, supporting them to achieve their goals. I see examples of brilliant connections being made every week.

for the 53rd Parliament, our rohe will be represented by 3 strong wahine and I look forward to working alongside them both. The Campaign trail during 2020 was met with challenges and lock downs due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. The sacrifice and push was admirable and it is important we acknowledge the mahi put in to make these campaigns happen. Awesome win for Another election under our belt and I the Labour party here in the East Coast wanted to take this time to thank you all and great campaigning from our fellow for your support during our campaign trail. candidates. The tautoko was tremendous and was felt amongst our Tarāwhiti whānau as well as the However there is still a lot of work to do wider Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate. A big mihi in our regions throughout Ikaroa-Rāwhiti, to those who came out to our community hui educating whānau on the importance of for a kōrero or showed their support in other voting. This general election we noticed the drop of votes in comparison with the 2017 ways. elections. As the Member of Parliament for As you may be aware the results and outcome Ikaroa-Rāwhiti I would like to see more of of the general elections this year, put the our registered voters vote and encourage Labour Party in the lead winning 64 seats in other whānau members to do the same. As the 53rd Parliament. A success right across a Māori electorate it is important the voices the country for the reds with 60% of the Party of our people are heard which can be done vote, I am very proud of the mahi put in right through voting. across the board for our Māori Seats. Let’s keep moving, let’s keep informed Specifically within our own region with for the next three years. I look forward to both myself and our general seat holder, representing you all in the 53rd Parliament Kiri Allan winning the election this year. and looking into ways our housing and I want to also take this time to mihi to Dr employment issues can get better. Elizabeth Kerekere as a new Green list MP Hoake tonu tātou

Meka Whaitiri

Police are working with Ngāti Porou in an initiative focused on reducing Māori going through the justice pipeline. Te Pae Oranga is a community/Iwi initiative alternative to prosecution. I was fortunate to attend some training alongside some of my Pirihimana team at Te Tini o Porou where Tom Irwin, Bobby Reedy and Sergeant Jon Paul Tremain did a session with us. It was great to have Sharyn Tuari, Restorative Justice coordinator also present at the hui. Ruatōria have just started their Te Pae Oranga panel recently which has been well received by the community, this mahi is growing which is a positive for all involved. Operation Crest is a back to school operation with police focusing on the speed of vehicles going past schools, seatbelts and using cell phones when driving. This week long operation in the first week of every term sees us outside a number of schools highly visible and focused on the safety of our tamariki. During the week we worked alongside Tūranga Health where we stopped about 60 cars on Rutene Road carrying Tamariki enabling our Tūranga Health car seat technicians to check all the cars. It was a great result with 57 of the 60 cars found to have the right equipment to keep our tamariki safe. The other three drivers got infringement notices but were supported to get a compliant car seat.

Some of our community continue to drink alcohol and drive cars intoxicated, this is a huge risk to themselves and other road users. We have had 17 deaths on our roads since July last year, from Waipukurau (south of Hastings) up to Potaka. Alcohol, speed and seatbelts were contributing factors to a number of these deaths with all having an extremely distressing impact on their whānau. We all want to be safe on our roads, if you see or hear that someone you know plans to drive after drinking, say something or do something, please. A huge congratulations to Sir Derek Lardelli for his knighthood and to Lady Rose Lardelli, I was extremely proud to be at a gathering hosted by Te Kaunihera to acknowledge them both. Derek has provided Pirihimana with huge support over the years and we are blessed to have them both in Tairāwhiti. Sir Derek told me that this acknowledgement is to be carried by us all in Tairāwhiti. Look after each other whānau, we live in paradise. Ngā mihi, Inspector Sam Aberahama Area Commander: Tairāwhiti Eastern District New Zealand Police


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He Tūnga Whakahirahira. Kei runga noa atu koe e hine!

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te pono o te whānau hei ārahi i a rātou, hei āwhina kia ū, Kia āhuru, kia mau, kia mārama ki tōna ahurei.”

“Ko rātou i mua i ngā mea katoa, arā i raro i ngā ture matua, kia whai pūtea, e tōtika ana ki ngā Tū whakahīhī ana Te Whānaui ā-Kai!. Ka tamariki me taku hiahia kia tere mau te wehi. Ahakoa rā, ko Ngāti Porou ki mārama ahau ki ngā tikanga Uepōhatu tētahi karangatanga, i pakeke me ngā kawa e pā ana ki ngā mai, i kurainga koe ki Pātutahi. tamariki.” I puta te pūrongo i Te Kōmihana Tamariki ara, a Andrew Becroft, e wātea ana tēnei tūnga ana, ko Glenis Phillip-Barbara te kaha, ka riro mai o te tūnga a-rohe mo te Kōmihana Kaiāwhina Tamariki Māori. Kātahi te mahi. E ai ki a ia,”He hōnore nui tēnei, te whakakii I tēnei tūnga me te mahi tahi ki te taha o Andrew Becroft”. “E whāki ana i te mananui o te Tiriti i roto i ngā tikanga, ki ngā āhuatanga katoa whakapakeke tamariki Māori me te whakakore hoki i ngā momo whakahāwea, kaikiri hoki.” “E tika ana kia kaha tātou ki te tuku i ngā ao papai ki a tātou tamariki, mokopuna hoki. Me kaha tātou ngā mātua ki te hoatu i taua ao ki ā tātou tamariki, te ao haumaru,

Ko te wawata o Ms Phillip- First Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children Glenis Philip Barbara with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft Barbara i tana tūnga hou, he hanga hononga tōtika ki Te Tiriti Waitangi ki ngā Tari o Te Kōmihana Tamariki, He tika tonu mā te wahine whāngai tamariki ana e kii ana a Judge Becroft,“He take nui e kōrero te kōrero. E kore hoki e piko ki te tēnei mo ngā tamariki Māori me te Tari te takoto te mānuka. Ka tū maro a ia i runga i haere tahi me Te Tiriti o Waitangi”.“Kotahi ōna anō mātauranga, i ōna pūkenga, me te tonu ō māua whakaaro ko Glenis mo ngā mōhio ko tana whānau ngā huruhuru o ōna tamariki katoa o Aotearoa, 1.23miriona, 25 waewae. ōrau he Māori.” He nui ngā pōtae. Mai i Tūranga ki Whanganui Ko te wawata kia pakeke pai, kia matomato a-Tara. Ko ia te ūpoko whakahaere o TRP. te tupu, kia haututū, kia mahi tahi, kia tū Kei a ia tonu taua tūnga. Ka haere tonu ngā mahi e pā ana ki taua hōtaka me Tūranga tangata i te hapori. Ararau me Ministry of Development. He ara Tika tonu kia riro i a ia taua tūnga, he whai mahi. māmā tokowhitu āna ake tamariki, he māmā whāngai tamariki tokotoru, he kaitaunaki i E mihi ana ki a koe. Nā manaakitanga ā te Wahi Ngaro ki a koe Glenis. te hapori, he kaiārahi matua mo te katoa.

Tairāwhiti Community Law Trust Trustee Wanted Tairāwhiti Community Law Trust seeks an East Coast Representative for its Board of Trustees

Te Hono Wai – Where Waters Meet – Jo Torr Exhibition/Whakaaturanga Dates: 12/09/20 - 06/12/20 Opening: 11/09/20 5:30 pm Five of the artworks highlight the experiences of Tuai and Tītere, two young Māori chiefs who travelled to England in 1818. These works draw attention to the way Māori travelled the world prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi seeking new knowledge, useful goods and technologies, while simultaneously sharing their own knowledge to assist in the formulation of a Māori/English grammar. It was thought both Māori and English peoples would benefit from the exchange. Tuai and Tītere were sponsored by Rev. Samuel Marsden to travel to England where they were hosted by members of the Church Missionary Society. Their visit was documented through portraits, by letters the pair sent home and from contemporary European eyewitness accounts, both before and after the visit. Samual Marsden was also instrumental in bringing missionaries to the Bay of Islands in 1814. The sixth work responds to an incident where textiles played an important part in cultural transactions.

If you live between Potaka and Tokomaru Bay: - Are community focused - Have a passion for access to justice - Wish to be involved in an independent not for profit organization, and - Have time to commit Then we would love to hear from you. Tairāwhiti Community Law Trust is tasked with delivering free legal services through its Community Law Centre offices in Gisborne and Wairoa – providing legal information, law related education and advice to all and in certain cases, legal assistance and representation to those who cannot afford to instruct a lawyer or who do not qualify for legal aid. Operating between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, we provide over the phone legal advice and where necessary face to face appointments to further our assistance. We have passionate managers, lawyers, educators, caseworkers and a legal executive on our staff. If what we do appeals to you and you wish to be part of our whanau, then please forward us your expression of interest together with your CV and the names and contact details of two referees, to: Gillian Creach, General Manager Tairāwhiti Community Law Centre Email: gillian@tairawhiticlc.co.nz Phone: 06 868-3392/0800 452 956


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Taku Ao, Taku Ora Shearing

My working life revolved around the shearing industry for 25 years, starting in 1962 with Pop at Kopua Station and around Manutuke. By 1970, I was shearing at all the sheds from Wharerata to Nuhaka – Hineroa, Tietjens, Paritu, Mangatoto and Reece Scammell’s; Kohekohe and Hines, Manutuke; and Craill Bros, Stan Smith and Hairs, Patutahi; and Lavenham. Later, Maori Affairs offered me Paroa Station at Mohaka and Tauwharetoi at Te Reinga; and John Clark offered me his Opou and Papatu sheds. My career started with Pop’s sheep at Kopua Station and his two-stand sheds around Manutuke; Jimmy Taylor’s four-stand shed at Kohekohe, 4500; and Toby Hine’s, 1000. In 1963, Hugh Bridge offered me his shed to start a shearing run. He had just taken over Kohekohe from his father Selwyn at the end of Taurau Valley Road, Manutuke. Molly and I were newly married. We sold our car and purchased a grey J Bedford truck (1.5 ton), put sides on and a canvas over the top to keep out the rain and dust. This truck carried the whole gang – all our bedding, clothes, stores, shearing gear and hinaki. I was even able to squeeze in my dog Storm, the best dog I ever owned. Pop got me Charlie Tietjen’s three-stand shed at Matawhero. He shore about 1000 hoggets; his son Jack, 1500; and Eric, 1500. We also picked up about 1500 hoggets at Langford’s big red shed at Matawhero, all of which were shorn in October. Charlie gave me his Wharerata shed, 3500, and I shore Puninga Station’s 3000 sheep. Man, they were tough. Wagners offered me their shed, 3000, another tough lot. Phil Creswell was up the Waimata Valley and offered his shed, 3500. The neighbour Hugh McNaughton used the same three-stand shed, with 4000.

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manager – no power and an open fireplace. Another was Kaitangata Station up the top of the Kanakanaia managed by Owen Horne.

The Manutuke/Wharerata run had four, five and sixstand sheds with bigger night pens. I gave up the Waimata Valley sheds as they were three and four-stand sheds with small night pens. Sam Hokianga, who I had known since I was a kid at Papatu Road, came to A team of dogs and helpers. shear for me. He had just From left are Gregg with Jake, Kiri with Boy, Stan with Boss, and Anne moved into his new home at with Abby. Justine in front with Buster Manutuke and I was able to keep him in full work. every year after droving. Mick was a top Both he and his wife Kaa fitted in so well. manager and farmer of that era; treated Butch gave up shepherding and came to live his staff well. and work with me. We had a good gang. More Mangatoto, another top-performing sheds were being offered. property, came on a couple of years later, At Hineroa, Max Mossman was the manager. and we shore 6000. Peter McKenzie became It had no power just candles, a wood stove manager, built a new six-stand shed and and a diesel motor for a four-stand shed. We purchased the adjoining properties. He shore 3500 mixed age wethers, 1800 hoggets, encouraged Gregg to go to Lincoln College, 5000 ewes plus their lambs. Hineroa was said if he did he would have a job for him owned by the Coop brothers who lived in the later. This all came to pass. South Island. Ross Craill and Gordon Hair came to me, Mick Allan came in as manager and really both with five-stand sheds, top farmers turned it around. Power was put in, the shed and good shearing sheep. Craill Bros, 6500; extended to a six-stand with covered yards D&W Hair, Paritu, 8500; Lavenham, 2000 and a night pen for over 2000 sheep. This was hoggets. Pop filled a stand if I was short, the top shed in my shearing career with all took a lot of interest with my cousins Geoff ewes shorn twice a year, and good shearing. and Gary going turn about sharing a stand We had some marvellous times as the staff to give them experience. Pop took the end were all great people including Toss Kopua, stand of the old Mangatoto five-stand shed. to whom Butch loaned at least four dogs We noticed he was ringing us when shearing lambs. When manager Tom Spence counted out, Pop had the best tally! As the lambs ran out of the yard they naturally jump. Tom yelled out “shut the gate,” caught a few and brought one into the shed. The belly wool was still on it. He threatened to sack us and picked on Boy Beauchamp as the culprit. Pop got up and said, “Hang on Tom, I shore those lambs. They are all long tailers.” Tom was speechless. He had known Pop for years and could not sack him. He left with a rejoinder, “Don’t you young buggers follow him”.

At the top of the Waimata, Brian Maxwell shore at PD Tombleson’s, and Hec Cameron had a three-stand shed. Tom Maxwell offered me the Kirkpatrick Estate to the right over the Kanakanaia Bridge. I had to cross the creek 23 times to get to the shed where Darky Houkamau was the Pop with mokopuna at farm woolshed. Back from left: Kiri, Pop, Duke. Front: Justine and Dean

Next door was G Shaw’s Moumoukai Station – a most unusual man but a top farmer. He ran horned Hereford cattle and strong Romney sheep, the rams coming from Southland. The shed and yards were on a slope, 1/4 down an incline. He sacked my gang twice, and rang twice asking if I could recommend another good gang. His son Garth got the job as junior shepherd


Pipiwharauroa Taku Ao, Taku Ora Being steep, Moumoukai went through a lot of pack horses. He only used concrete posts. Many still recall the way he used his axe to cut down the power poles put on his property without permission.

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through Gisborne as the clock struck midnight. Early next morning, I delivered all the gang their cheques for Christmas shopping. One year, we used the stock track through Norris to the Bowman farm – a bit rough but we did it. I had a gang shearing at Tauwharetoi and needed to drop off a shearer and rousies for Butch, my ganger there. A couple of years later, a road was pushed along this track. This is now James Brownlie’s Nga Tuhoe station, another top farming operation.

Mum was always there as leading shed hand then classer. Keita Gerrard, Aunty Rii and Doughy, Kaa, Bubby Hokianga and Haupai Hillman were some of the rousies. Sam, Butch, Rangi Brown came to shear for me and we Rangi Akroyd, Boy Beauchamp made an incredible team. One of the most and I were the shearers. honest, caring, trustworthy people I have ever met. He was my Maori boss and ran Kiri Pardoe rousing at H Bridge's Kohekohe Station, Taurau Valley I bought a new green J Bedford the gangs for years. I filled in the odd spot. truck from Ormond Motors, We also did a lot of fencing together and fitted it out with good sides and a custom- work on my farms. made canopy with vents to let the dust out. at Kohekohe. He was quiet with no dogs I have always been proud of this, my first My cousins started and quickly became but took an obvious liking to one I always brand-new vehicle, painted S J PARDOE on top shearers but complained that all our carried around the sheds – Black, a hairy the door. This gave a lot of mana to my rousies were aunties. Why couldn’t I get dog, good in the yards and a great shaking shearing business and with people in the some young spunky ones? My response dog. Garth was rapt and taken back when I farming community. Phil Creswell took a to the young horny shearers, “Aunties as refused payment. manager’s job at the Norris Estate, top of rousies is the best combination going. You the Ohuka. all go to bed early, shear all day and there’s My comment was a young fellow should no worries getting any girls hapu”. always start off with a good dog. Sometime Situated just below the ranges next to Lake in the future you will do the same for Waikaremoana, the property had a lot of By the late 1970s, we were having problems someone else. His response was, “Stan, high bracken fern and deer everywhere. It getting good shed hands. Watties Canneries dad dismissed your gangs twice and you was a hell of a long way but the shed had in Gisborne started a fish factory, most helped him get other gangs. I will soon 5000 sheep. One year we shore to 8pm on 23 of the employees of which were women. be taking over and the shed will be yours December to cut the shed out and go home. This took most of our good staff as they again”. Interestingly his father over the It was a long tough day, the only time Frank were attracted to better conditions and years bought about six hack and pack horses Nepia did over 300. were home every night. With a similar from me, and didn’t hesitate in paying top situation occurring nationally, a group of money. Nanny Oke was the cook and kept me awake the NZ Contractors Association advertised with stories from her early days, travelling in Australia for shed hands. We offered to pay a return airfare at the completion of the season. I took three hands, two English girls on holiday and one Aussie, Sandy. I explained to the two English rousies before they started that, if the job did not suit, I would need at least three days’ notice to get a replacement. Three weeks later this happened. As I took them to the railway station, they shared “we did not know there were so many sheep in New Zealand. We worked in the sheds nine hours a day, mutton at every meal, shearers eating three or four chops for breakfast, mutton sandwiches, stew for lunch and roast for dinner. Washed our clothes, went to bed with the baaing of sheep. We felt we even started to smell like wool and sheep.” I quietly smiled and wished them well for the future.

Docking time at Wharekaka woolshed and yards

Sandy was a stunner – blonde, beautiful and very sure of herself, all of which spelled trouble in a shearing gang. I could see why no other contractors took her. But she was a quick learner and could work. My aunty Rii and Doughy took a liking to her and she seamlessly fitted in.


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Many shearers tried their luck. When she said NO, she never wavered and earned their respect. When the season finished, she asked if I could get her a job in the South Island, which I did. Before she left, she told me her partner was a high roller, obsessive and demanding. “When he asked for something I was not in the mood for, I went for a walk. In the hotel foyer were all these young women excitedly talking about the adventure to New Zealand.

I inquired what it was about, seemed a good idea, so I quickly packed a bag and told the guy, see you, I’m off to New Zealand. I joined them and eventually ended up in Gisborne.” For several years she wrote to us sharing her many exploits, especially in Australia. Thankfully, the older shed hands started coming back after a couple of years.

Gang shearing at T J Harris's Taimoti Station, Hangaroa

In any gang, the shearers had priority. But they needed the rousies on their side and treated them accordingly. The ganger and wool classer generally colluded, one to get out as many sheep as possible in a day, the other that the quality of the farmer’s wool clip was not compromised. The pressers also worked closely with the classer, they had the other duty of keeping the shearers’ pens full. I was fortunate that Mum was classer at most of my sheds for 25 plus years then Uncle Peter Tupara. The sheepo was always busy. They had to collect and cut the mutton for the cook, light the copper fire for the showers, collect the smoko and cart the mugs etc back to the cookhouse, keep the shearers’ pens full, and help the pressman. Many a shearer started in this sheepo role including both of my sons, my numerous cousins and nephews. It made them appreciate hard work and I started bank accounts for most of them. The balances at season’s end surprised many. I had some very good pressers – Buster Huhu, Cousin Cannon, Joe Reihana who also became a gun shearer – some characters and useless ones (Whishy, Dennis Rewi) and awkward buggers, Tau Weke.

RONGOWHAKAATA IWI TRUST RONGOWHAKAATA SETTLEMENT TRUST Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given to all beneficiaries of Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust that the Annual General Meeting for the period ending 30 June 2020 will be held at Whakatō Marae, Manutūkē on Sunday 29 November 2020 commencing at 10.00am

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. A great read and good idea for a Christmas present.

Rest of this story will be printed next month

AGENDA 1. Mihimihi / Karakia 2. Apologies 3. Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting held 30 November 2019 4. Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust (RIT) / Rongowhakaata Settlement Trust (RST) Annual Report (a) RIT / RST Chairpersons Report (b) RIT / RST Management Report (c) Rongowhakaata Iwi Asset Holding Company Report (d) Tūranga Group Holdings Report 5. Audited Annual Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020 6. Appointment of Auditor General Reports 7. Future Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Structure 8. Property Development – Peel Street & Birrell Street 9. Annual Plan Performance Report 10. Remuneration Policy 11. General Business Copies of the Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2020 will be available from Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust office at Manutuke from 6 November 2020 – 78 Whakatō Road, Manutuke – Gisborne Email: trust@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz Phone: (06) 862 8086 Nau mai haere mai tatou katoa Moera Brown, Chairperson


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He Rau Aroha

Ko te ingoa Te Rau Aroha, he huruhuru rangatira nō te huia, te karere ā Nō tēnei marama, moata tonu i whakaritea Rehua. ngā mihi whakatau me ngā karakia mo te whakatuwheratanga o te whare Te Rau Waharoa-ka tuwhera te kuaha ki te Aroha, ara he wāhi mo te hapori Waharoa katoa ki te mātaki i ngā mahi toi e tauawhi i te hunga mate-pūwaiatatanga, iriiri ana i ngā pakitara o te whare mate-wairangi. Nō muri mai i ngā nā ngā tāngata o te rohe i hanga, ā whakaritenga, ka whakarewatia te kiriata ki te hiahia koe kia whakaaturia au motuhenga e pā ana ki te rua tekau mā mahi, whakapā atu ki te Waharoa. Ki whitu o ngā kaumātua o te rohe I te wā o te hiahia koe kia āwhinatia koe e ngā te mate mōrearea nei te Covid-19- arā te rata o te Waharoa. katinga o te keeti. Ko te whare nei, ko te whare tawhito Te Rau Press kei te ara o Peel. Kua whakaatahuatia ki ngā toi, ki ngā taonga e tika ana mo te kaupapa me te whakanui hoki i te tohu auahatanga o te Tairāwhiti, hei whakatau, hei whakahaumanu i te tangata. E mōhiotia ana te Waharoa i mua, arā ko Te Kūwatawata. He hononga i te hunga mate wairangi me te hunga mate pūwaiatanga. Ko Te Kupenga Net Trust me Te Hauora o Tairāwhiti ngā kaitautoko, āwhina hoki. Kua whakaingoatia ko Te Tau Aroha, ā, he wāhi hoki mō ngā tāngata e rapu āwhina ana.

Ko te roopu whakahaere he tāngata matatau ki ngā tūmomo mate o te wā, he kaitohutohu, he tohunga mahi toi. He roopu mahitahi mo te painga o te whānau me te kaha hoki ki te tūhonohono ki ētahi atu wāhi āwhina.

A view of the spacious upstairs area

Nā te kaha muia e te tangata ka hūnuku ki te ara o Peel. He whānui atu tēra whare hei whakahaere i te katoa o ā rātou mahi, te whakaora, te whakarongo, te opeope, te tohutohu, te whakatairanga i te katoa, te tinana, te hinengaro, te wairua, te oranga o te tangata. Kei reira hoki te papa moko.

On the deck

Nicola Ehau (General Manager Funding and Planning), Hine Moeke-Murray (CEO Te Kupenga Net Trust) and Nicola Barrington (Hau Ora Tairāwhiti Clinical Care Manager – Mental Health and Addictions)

The entrance to He Rau Aroha

Some of the Kuia at Te Keeti viewing

An inside view beautifully adorned in local artwork and taonga celebrating the creativity of Tairāwhiti and the therapeutic nature of art.


Places and Faces Exhibition/ whakaaturanga

Fred Foster found a way to make a dollar. Well pre-decimal pounds actually. His plan was to learn how to use a camera and make photographs. That accomplished he took his camera and his sale like charms to his neighbourhood. Knocking on the doors of homes, many newly built, he would talk the lady of the house into having her and her family photographed in front of their home then return days later with proofs to show and hopefully make a sale. The images in this exhibition are made from glass plate negatives taken by J. F. (Fred) Foster. The plates were ‘rescued’ during the demolition of 6 Wi Pere Street, Gisborne (an early Foster home) when found under the house.

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They were brought into the museum in The Museum Needs Your Help! rotting cardboard boxes with insect eaten newspaper and years and years of dust and They would love to hear from anyone who insect leavings. can help identify any of the places or faces in these and other photos they have The plates were exposed to dampness and on their website. If you can help please dryness and many had become stuck together. contact the museum or email Dudley on The emulsion around the edge of them was dudleymeadows@tairawhitimuseum.org. damaged in many of the plates giving a nz swirly dreamy look to the edge of the prints that somehow enhances the glimpse into the past. Fred Foster plied his trade through-out New Zealand and Australia during the 19001910s. Most of the images are unidentified, however logic would suggest that plates kept in Gisborne would depict the Gisborne area. Family photographs were not Foster’s only outlet. Images he took can be found in the Auckland Weekly News publication.


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This month staff, former staff, friends, colleagues and whānau of Tūranga Ararau gathered to remember the passing this year of two dear colleagues and friends, Willa Outten who dedicated so much of her life and time helping particularly our young people achieve and Selwyn Ruru who was always first to put up his hand to help others and was the life of our staff functions.

The day started with karakia followed by the planting of a whauwhaupaku or five finger tree for Willa in front of the office after which some took the opportunity to recount their fondest memories of her. Then it was off to Tolaga Bay Kohimārama Urupa to pay our respects to Selwyn and reminisce with great humour about his life and times with Win Ruru and Bub Taipana singing "Trees" as a tribute Tūranga Ararau. The day ended with a lovely lunch at Aunty’s Café at the Tolaga Bay Inn.

to Willa's newly planted tree. Photo: Luke Barbarich

Te wahine, te tāne hūmarie, manaaki, aroha.

Ruapani Holiday Farm Taster

anatomy with older rams being killed for dog tucker and the students required to identify the various organs and their purpose. The final event was a stint at fencing including replacing battens.

Over the last school holidays our Tūranga Ararau Ruapani Training Farm hosted 14 interested local students from schools throughout the Tairāwhiti including Gisborne, East Coast, Opotiki and Wairoa. Farm and Programme manager, Bill Toroa welcomed them to a two day action packed programme before providing a health and safety briefing then invited them to The Tairāwhiti cadets based on the training introduce themselves and speak of their farm took on a tuakana teina role teaching involvement with, and interest in, farming. and supporting the students and hosted them at the hostel introducing them to hostel Students were broken into groups and moved duties such as cooking under the watchful from one activity to the next that included eye of Auntie Mitch. Feedback was that they mustering sheep and cattle, setting up yards all enjoyed the experiences, are keen to join for, and docking, the lambs and weighing the programme in the future and wanted to cattle to work out their average weights stay longer. A great time was had. before drenching and returning them to their paddocks. A session was held on sheep Anyone interested in joining the Tairāwhiti Farm Cadet programme in 2021 please give us a call on 06 8681081.

Ross Gregory planting Willa's tree just as she would want it Photo: Ron Heemi


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Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust and Te Papa Board Relationship A, Agreement and Return of Taonga

1 October 2020, Whakatō Marae Earlier this month the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust signed a historic relationship agreement with the Te Papa Board at Whakatō Marae. The agreement recognises the longstanding relationship between Rongowhakaata and Te Papa, emanating from their respective responses to the changing fortunes of Te Hau ki Tūranga. The ancestral whare is acclaimed as the signature piece of, Rongowhakaata Master Carver, Raharuhi Rukupō and penultimate example of the Tūranga style of carving. Te Hau ki Tūranga is a cornerstone of the relationship between Rongowhakaata and Te Papa. The agreement signed in front of Te Mana o Tūranga, another outstanding example of Rukupō’s work, commits the Te Papa Board and the Rongowhakaata Trust to an enduring relationship that supports and enables Rongowhakaata to achieve their aspirations regarding taonga, identity, culture and heritage. “It’s significant for us, our board, management and staff to be here, this is the first time the Te Papa Board has been here for over 20 years. I think it acknowledges the significance of the occasion and the signing of the relationship agreement between the Rongowhakaata iwi Trust and Te Papa.” said Te Papa Kaihautu, Arapata Hakiwai. Mr Hakiwai also gave the apologies of Te Papa Chair, Dame Fran Wilde, who despite best efforts was unable to attend. The Trust Board did manage to catch up with Dame Wilde at a subsequent meeting held at Te Papa, later in the month.

Māori development by enabling the wider New Zealand society to benefit from Maori culture and co-facilitate cultural exchanges and symposiums. Last year, Rongowhakaata and Te Papa co-hosted the biannual national Tūhonohono i ngā taonga a iwi conference in Gisborne. Courtney Johnston has been a member of the Te Papa team that actively nurtured the relationship over the past two years and now in her new role as Tumu Whakarae, Chief Executive, she is able to consider, the practical ways that Te Papa can give effect to the relationship agreement. “Personally, that relationship has been so upholding and strengthening, particularly in this year of disruption”.

including, the Tairawhiti Museum and other national and international institutions that house Rongowhakaata taonga. Trust Board members led discussions on, correcting the description of the relationship of the taonga with iwi, hapū, whānau and Te Papa. Trust Board member, Te Aturangi Nepia-Clamp said, "the taonga belong to us and we are lending them to you, Te Papa, for the benefit of the public". He went on to say that all future loan agreements should reflect this understanding.

“Museums have an old history of controlling and taking away, we have a new history of bringing back, of bringing life back, warming up and partnering and that’s what’s so fulfilling for all of us and particularly “Having Rongowhakaata in the house fulfilling for me.” said Courtney Johnston. supporting us, so that we can support Rongowhakaata in their care of their taonga Along with agreement signing, six has been amazing. I think that is what this taonga were returned to Rongowhakaata relationship for me is primarily about. It’s whānau. These taonga were part of the about coming together around the taonga, Ko Rongowhakaata, Ruku i te Pō, Ruku i around the Mātauranga, inherent in the te Ao, Exhibition, which opened in 2017. Rongowhakaata Trust Chair, Moera Brown In pursuing their aspirations, taonga,” said Ms Johnstone. said, "the return of these six taonga marks Rongowhakaata will assist Te Papa support Post the signing of the agreement the two the beginning of te hokinga mai, the boards met to discuss priority return journey of the 100 plus taonga that actions to be included in an annual comprise the Ko Rongowhakaata exhibition work programme. Four priorities currently at Te Papa. were agreed; restoration and return of Te Hau ki Tūranga, Ms Brown said, “We will be working with digitising Rongowhakaata our whānau, hapū and marae to discuss taonga, intellectual property and design the process and programme and reframing the conversation for the return of all our taonga, when our regarding loaning taonga. On the exhibition closes, early October 2021. We matter of digitising taonga, the will be pulling together a working party to Trust will work with Te Papa to oversee this project, and will draw on the explore state of the art, digitising expertise and experience of iwi members technologies and processes and such as Tapunga Nepe, current Tairāwhiti facilitate access to museums Museum staff member and recipient of one


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of the inaugural Whaia te Matauranga, Tuia 250 Scholarship established by the British High Commissioner to Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Her Excellency Laura Clarke."

and the moving ceremony involving, karanga, karakia, waiata and kōrero was a great learning opportunity for the Board. Current, Te Papa Chair, Dame Fran Wilde is serving her second term on The taonga returned comprised a selection the board, while the rest of the board of potae, whariki and korowai, all fine are all first timers. examples of the toi, (arts), tradition and skill of Rongowhakaata weavers. The six Caren Rangi said it was a great honour taonga belong to the Ria, Pohatu, Maynard, for Board members to participate in a Nepe and Ratapu whānau. Whānau members ceremony welcoming returning taonga. were on hand to receive their taonga and Board members were able to see an acknowledgement and vote of thanks first-hand, the intimate and spiritual from Trust Chair, Moera Brown. connection that whānau, hapū and iwi have with their taonga. She believed Te Papa Kaihautū Arapata Hakiwai said the it was a good introduction to the later day marks the start of the journey to return discussion on proprietary rights and Ko Rongowhakaata taonga home. “Three interest and taonga provenance. years ago, when around 100 taonga, that comprise the Ko Rongowhakaata Exhibition, Trust Board member, Staci Hare said that were taken down to te papa we had never Rongowhakaata is presenting Te Papa with seen anything quite like it". a wonderful opportunity to lead, to develop innovative indigenous models of ‘ownership "The return of these taonga," said acting Te and stewardship of taonga,’ to explore Papa Board Chair, Caren Rangi “Is the right new digital technologies and to discuss the thing to do, it is part of what's important changing face and role of Museums in the 21st to us in terms of the principal of mana Century and in COVID-19 impacted times. taonga. We believe that taonga should be with the people that they are most related, "What is reassuring," said Trust General connected to, taonga should be returned to Manager, Amohaere Houkamau, "is both their home to the people they belong to". boards are committed to doing things that really matter, to doing “We are very happy to be able to do that them differently and to today.” In fact, the return of the taonga doing them together."

Te Papa Tongawera and Rongowhakaata trustees and senior staff


Four of the Rongowhakaata Marae, Manutuke, Whakatō, Te Pahou and Ōhako will receive a total of $1.96 million from the PGF Marae Improvement funding. This investment will be the largest single capital investment into Rongowhakaata marae. Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Chair and Whakatō Marae Chair, Moera Brown said “Our marae can really do with this capital funding as several them have had to defer much needed repairs and maintenance.” Earlier this year the Government announced a $230 million funding package for immediate worker redeployment as part of their COVID-19 economic response. $70 million was allocated for the renovation of Marae, Pasifika Churches, town halls and war memorials. The four Rongowhakaata Marae joined with fifty-five other Tairāwhiti Marae, under the banner, Mā Wai Ra E Taurima, an integrated Tairāwhiti Marae capital works, training, and employment initiative. Tairāwhiti Marae, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Te Aitanga ā-Māhaki and Ngāti Porou received a total of $14.6 million, just over twenty percent of the national allocation. The Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust will be the contracting entity for the four Rongowhakaata Marae and will be responsible for ensuring approved marae work programmes are managed in scope, on time, in budget and all reporting requirements are satisfied. The Trust will work with the Marae to develop an integrated Marae Improvement work schedule across the four marae, engage Project Leads, coordinate contractors and training programmes and negotiate best prices for services and supplies.

The Trust, General Manager, Amohaere Houkamau, said the Trust will also invest a percentage of the budget that they have set aside for the Marae Takawaenga role towards recruiting Marae Project Leads and additional financial and contract management backoffice support. This funding will be in addition to the annual Marae grants of $20,000 that the Trust pays along with marae insurance premiums and financial assistance to help Marae with their annual audits. In the last financial year, the Trust set aside approximately $200,000 of its own funding to invest in our Marae.

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We need to grow the workforce on each of our marae to ensure that we have sustained cultural capability on all our marae. We also wanted to support local businesses, by providing twelve months work, thereby giving them a level of work security in 2021 which, as we know, is going to be hard for a lot of businesses. Over the next year, Rongowhakaata and other Tairāwhiti iwi will be looking at housing developments. The local businesses, employees and trainees coming through Mā Wai Ra E Taurima will be well placed to assist with these developments.

The Trust recognises the leadership of Tūranga Ararau who, along with other Ako Tairāwhiti Training Providers, have developed a comprehensive marae training programme to support trainees recruited by marae. Every Marae that participates in Mā Wai Ra E Taurima can recruit a couple of trainees to work on marae improvement projects, while upskilling themselves for future employment prospects in construction and other trades.

Finally, acknowledgement needs to be given to the local PDU for their support and the previous Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Shane Jones, for his tenacity in securing the level of regional development funding that Tairāwhiti has received.

Trainees will also be able to access pastoral care support from Tūranga Ararau, an MSD approved Pastoral Care provider.

Mā wai ra e Taurima te marae e waho nei, Mā te tika, ma te pono me te aroha

Mā Wai Ra E Taurima is premised on rebuilding, improving and growing marae capital, cultural and people resources.

“The funding for Marae Improvement is the icing on the cake,” said Ms Brown.

TE RŪNANGA O TŪRANGANUI Ā-KIWA HUI Ā-TAU Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui ā-Kiwa Boardroom Level 3, Ngā Wai E Rua Building Lowe Street Gisborne

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Whare Rangahau ō Mātai

The Mātai Research Centre Opens

Mātai, the new Tairāwhiti Gisborne-based medical imaging research centre, went live on Monday 12 October, heralding a new era in health research in New Zealand. The opening pōhiri was attended by over 100 dignitaries and guests who were welcomed to the Mātai site within Hauora Tairāwhiti, and followed with a celebration at the Paul Nache Gallery, with a hangi provided by Tūranga Health. The Mātai team would like to extend thanks to all involved in the Pōhiri, including Kuini Moehau-Reedy, Mere Wawatai and Ruth Smith as our Kaikaranga, Whaimutu Dewes, Eru Wharehinga, Sir Derek Lardelli, Pita Paul and Matanuku Mahuika as our Kaikōrero, Tei Nohotima and Horouta Wananga for our Haka Pōhiri me ngā waiata, and Reverend Patsy Ngata-Hills for the blessing, Mātai Smith from Turanga FM for live-streaming the event, and many others from the community. Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko te hāpai ō ki muri. Without the collective support from; our kaumātua, kaikaranga, kaikōrero and our kaiwaiata upholding our tikanga, our kaupapa, and our amazing supporters working hard behind the scenes, especially Kaumatua ‘Papa’ Taina Ngarimu, the Mātai event would not have been possible.

and her team of multidisciplinary research and clinical experts, whose research will advance our understanding of the brain, heart and body with the goal of improving health and well-being outcomes for Kiwis. The research undertaken at Mātai will focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and cardiovascular disease, a unique child wellbeing study, alongside other health issues that greatly impact the TairāwhitiGisborne community. Paul Condron, Sir Richard Faull, Dr Samantha Holdsworth and Leigh Potter

Mātai Chief Operating Officer, Leigh Potter says, “We have had incredible support from GE Healthcare, Hauora Tairāwhiti, Tūranga Health, local iwi, and leading research institutions – as well as tremendous backing from the Provincial Growth Fund and Trust Tairāwhiti and many other committed groups and individuals. The collective efforts have enabled a world-class medical research institute to be positioned in the place it needs to be, and with the resources needed to achieve healthcare results for its community.”

Mātai Chief Executive Officer, Dr Samantha Holdsworth

Dr Robin Briant, Dr Samantha Holdsworth and Matanuku Mahuika

The innovative scanning technology will be used by founding Mātai CEO and director of research Dr Samantha Holdsworth,

Teepa Wawatai and Ingrid Collins

Members of Te Roopu o Matai

Horouta Wānanga supporting the opening with waiata (photo right) Nanny Mere Wawatai and Nanny Kuini Moehau Reedy

Mātai Chief Operating Officer Leigh Potter, Chair Ngāti Porou Hāuora Teepa Wawatai and Mātai Chief Executive Officer Dr Samantha Holdsworth

Hyrum Paea and Katerina

An impressive pae

Photos of the Mātai Opening Celebration on October 12 at Hauora Tairāwhiti and Paul Nache Gallery. The images were kindly provided by Sue Giddens, Centre for Brain Research


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Pipiwharauroa CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT TŪRANGA HEALTH Tūranga Health

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OCTOBER 2020

— GUY MOETARA

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā hau e whā. Tenā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Taku pepeha. Ki te taha o toku papa Ko Whiria te maunga Ko Hokianga te moana Ko Ngātokimatawhaoroa te waka Ko Rāhiri te tupuna Ko Pakanae te marae Ko Maraeroa te wharenui Ko Ngati Korokoro te hapu Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi

Ki te taha o toku whaea Ko Putahi te maunga Ko Wairoro te awa Ko Ngātokimatawhaoroa te waka Ko Nukutawhiti te ariki Ko Parahirahi te pa Ko Te Kiore te tupuna Ko Kohewhata te marae Ko Puhimoana ariki te whare Ko Te Takatoke te hapu Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi Haumi ē! Hui ē! Tāiki ē!

Tūranga Health chief executive Reweti Ropiha says Guy Moetara started at the Vanessa Lowndes Centre at a time when someone with outdoor experience and a passion for music and te ao Māori was the perfect fit.

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IGHLY respected Vanessa Lowndes Centre tutor Guy Moetara has spent the past 20 years sharing his love of building and the outdoors with people managing intellectual, physical, and mental health disabilities. Before arriving at Tūranga Health, Guy, Ngāpuhi, was a carpenter for over 30 years. He helped build the former Gisborne Post Office building on Grey St, and Tairāwhiti museum, as well as his own home and many other houses. By the time he was 50 he was due a break from scrambling up scaffolding and swinging a hammer in Gisborne’s heat. After a short stint at the freezing works he joined Tautoko Work Trust (as it was known back then) as a tutor. The trust was managed by Faye McMillan. Now known as Tautoko Support Services, the organisation helps people work towards a more fufulling life. It was a big change for Guy...and he loved it. “I enjoyed working with whānau. They make my life interesting and I love seeing how much they enjoy the opportunties we can offer.” Guy worked at the Trust for 10 years before the organisation had to reduce staff. Knowing he could probably find work again as a builder Guy stepped away from the Trust. But life has a funny way of working out and rather than becoming a tradesman again, he found himself at Tūranga Health. “I walked in off the road and met Reweti Ropiha and told him I was looking for a job. He said bring me your CV on Monday...so I quickly created my first CV and handed it in!” Initially Guy worked with staff helping secure respite homes for people with mental health issues. During this time he observed the work going on next door at the Vanessa Lowndes Centre (VLC) which had recently come under the wing of Tūranga Health. VLC programmes build confidence and prepare people with mental, physical or intellectual disabilities for employment. Programmes on offer include fitness and health, cooking and meal preparation, horticulture and gardening, numeracy and literacy. The centre has caring staff from a range of backgrounds and Guy was drawn to the work. He knew the satisfaction and pride that came from using your hands to build things and so very early on he wanted to share that passion with VLC whānau. Guy was supported to create a marae maintenance work programme. He and whānau carried out repair and maintenance work at marae around the rohe. Amid the speed and chaos of the modern world activities such as carpentry, farm work, and time spent outdoors “gave whānau a place where they could learn to do things for themselves”. “I could see that whānau felt a new sense of self worth, self-esteem, and a new-found confidence while doing this kind of work. They wanted to be out there and it opened their eyes up to their own abilities.” A highlight of Guy’s 20 years with VLC was teaching whānau how to save money for a special occasion. He helped whānau budget for an overseas holiday to Australia, set financial targets, and created

fundraising opportunities. A year later he and other staff took groups to see the Lion King musical in Sydney and then Melbourne. They were trips of a lifetime and over the next few years other trips followed. “The point of it was that they had to put together a savings plan for over a year. We wanted their learning to be about the figures and about them individually taking charge. We taught them how to make money last and how to save.” Guy says he’s always enjoyed passing on his life skills and experiences to whānau, and people should never underestimate how much they can learn in return. “They have taught me patience. They have taught me that anything is possible,” he says, citing VLC superstars Jury Houkamau, Rita Cuthers, Aaron Harding, Jessica Kirwan, and Stacey Hohapata, who between them have achieved many study credits through the Eastern Institute of Technology. Some now hold down jobs in the community. “There are many others, too many to name, who have also achieved their goals and whom I want to acknowledge. They are all superstars in my eyes. They have revealed more to me about the need for community than I could ever have imagined, that we all have something important to bring to the world.” Tūranga Health chief executive Reweti Ropiha has known Guy for years and remembers his leadership at Manutuke Marae running activities for kids. “We were lucky to have someone like him around.” Reweti says Guy started at VLC at a time when someone with outdoor experience and a passion for music and te ao Māori was the perfect fit. “He’s a deep thinker and a man of formidable patience. From fishing in the sea to the wise counsel he offers to those around him, Tūranga Health and Vanessa Lowndes Centre have been very priviliged to have him on board. Congratulations on your 20 years.” Guy’s world changed this year when New Zealand went into lockdown. Aged 70 he had to stand down from work. While he was disappointed not to be contributing to Tūranga Health’s mahi, he enjoyed the time at home with wife Raiha, his children and grandchildren. When asked what he will remember the most from lockdown, he becomes emotional, and searches for words to express his gratitude to those around him. “I want to particularly acknowledge Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust, Manutuke Marae and Tūranga Health for their support of food and health packs delivered over the lockdown period. And I especially want to acknowledge all those essential workers who continued to work during March and April including Tūranga Health staff who delivered so much help, health care and support to our whānau during that time.”

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