Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


He maimai aroha ki a Parekura Horomia


 
HE PĀNUI MATE – 30 April 2013
He maimai aroha ki a Parekura Horomia

Hikohiko te uira,
Papā ana te whatitiri i te rangi,
Ki runga i  ngā parikārangaranga,
He aituā! He aituā! He aituā!
Kua tau te pōkēao ki runga o Tākitimu waka,
Ki runga o Te Kupenga a Te Huki,
Ki runga o Te Tairāwhiti whānui,
Auē, he roimata ke heke, he hūpē ka whiua!
Parekura, tiraha ake rā!
 
Parekura, ka rongo mōu, ka ohorere te manawa. Nei ka noho, ka ketuketu i ngā mahara me kore noa e kitea he kupu hai tangi ki a koe ka riro nei ki Paerau. Kua tau iho rā te parekawakawa o te mate ki runga o Aotearoa whānui, ko tā te motu tāna mahi, he tangi, he auē, e hika mā e.
 
Tīraha mai koe i tō rahi o Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti, i Te Tairāwhiti nui tonu, hai whakaeketanga mā te motu, ki reira koe whakakākahungia ai ki ngā kupu whakatiketike, ki ngā kupu poroporoaki, ki ngā kupu whakarangatira. Kāre e kore, ka oioi ana ō whenua i ngā waka huhua ka pae mai ki ō takutai, ki te mihi rā ki a koe e takoto mai rā. Te matawhawhati hoki o tō matenga, e hika, kāre i matakitehia e wai ake nei, kātahi te hanga aroha!
 
Ko te aroha ake, ka riri ana te iwi Māori ki ngā mahi a te kāwanatanga, ko koe, otirā ko koutou tonu ngā kaitōrangapū Māori ēnā ka noho hai papa, ā, whiua ana koutou ki te riri, ki te tāwai, ki te whakatakē, ki te whakaparahako, ki te hahani, ki te whakahāwea i ōna wā. Ko te aroha kē ia, e Parekura, ki a koutou ngā kaitōrangapū Māori i te whare pāremata, ki a koutou tokoiti noa nei e waha ana i ngā tūmanako o te iwi Māori hai tohe i ngā whakatau a Ngāi Kiritea mā, hai whakatakoto i ngā nawe ki mua i ō rātau aroaro, me kore e tahuri mai rātau ki ngā hiahia o te iwi Māori. Ki reira koutou whakapau atu ai i ō koutou kaha katoa, ki konei ētahi whakatakē atu ai i ā koutou. Pokea ana ō koutou tuarā ki ngā wawata e hia manomano nei o te iwi Māori, ā, ka kore ana e tutuki i a koutou, nā wai i noho hoa, ka noho hoariri kē. Nā reira, ka pātai te ngākau, he aha oti tēnei mea te ‘whanaungatanga’ e kōrerotia nei e te motu? Korekore ana tērā āhua i roto i te ao tōrangapū, kāre he whanaungatanga, kāre he matemateāone, engari anō te ao Māori, kai reira tonu ā tātau tikanga, ahakoa parea ana e tātau ō tātau tuarā i ōna wā.
 
Kai te kanohi kitea, me uaua ka kore e rangona tō korenga i waenganui i ā tātau hui maha, huri noa i te motu. Ahakoa he aha te kaupapa, ka tautoko, ka tae atu. Rongonui mai, ariki mai, tūtūā mai, i reira koe. Ahakoa ko wai te tangata, ka mihia e koe. Kāre i hīkaka te ihu, kāre i parea te tuarā, mihia ana e koe te katoa. Koinei tō momo, Parekura. Ko te momo pēnā i a koe nā e kore e kitea āpōpō. Pōhara ana te ao Māori i tō ngarohanga atu, ā, mā wai oti e whai atu?
Ahakoa kāre ētahi i tino rata ki ētahi o ngā whakatau a te kāwanatanga i te wā i a koe nā, hai aha atu ērā, kia ahatia! I te mutunga iho, he Māori tāua, he whakapapa ō tāua, he tikanga ā tāua, he reo tō tāua, he ahurea tō tāua, he mana tō tāua, ko te matemateāone kai te paihere i a tāua. Waiho ake rā ko ēnei kupu itiiti noa rā hai kōpani ake i tēnei poroporoaki ki a koe, Parekura: “Kua whawhaitia e koe te whawhai pai, kua omakia e koe te oma pai”. Haere i tō tira mokemoke, e hika. Kia au te moe. 
 
Nā tō rahi o Ngāti Kahungunu.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Flyover Over: NZTA Not Appealing Flyover Decision

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

Developing Crown Land: Government, Auckland Iwi Reach Agreement

The government has reached agreement with Ngati Whatua and other Auckland iwi over developing 500 hectares of excess land in Auckland for private housing which had been under High Court challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Maurice Williamson

Maurice Williamson seems to have been granted an annual licence to embarrass the National Party, and its that time of year again. Also as per usual, Williamson’s recent exercise in sexism and homophobia has passed by with barely a murmur from his leader. More>>

ALSO:

Green Climate Plan: Shaw Launches 40% Emission Cut Target

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has announced an emissions target initiative for 40% reduction by 2030. He said agriculture has to long been used as a reason for inaction, a roadblock to action... He proposed a tax of 8 cents per kilo of milk. More>>

ALSO:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news