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Broadcaster To Seek Labour Party Candidacy

KUA TŪ TE RINGA O TĒTAHI KAIWHAKAPĀHO MŌ TE TŪNGA KAITONO O TE RŌPŪ REIPA
PĀNUI PĀPĀHO: HEI TE 4 KARAKA PUTA AI KI TE AO

Kua puta te kōrero i te kaiwhakapāho, a Shane Taurima, kei te tono ia mō te tūnga kaitono o te Rōpū Reipa mō te kōwhiringa pōti o Ikaroa Rāwhiti.

18 tau a Taurima e mahi ana i roto i ngā mahi whakapāho hei kaikawe kōrero i ngā take tōrangapū, hei kaitātaki hōtaka, hei māngai hoki mō ngā take Māori.

“I whānau mai ahau i Ahuriri, ka tipu ake i Maraenui, Ōtātara, Greenmeadows me Kaiiti, Tūranganui a Kiwa. Nō Ngāti Kahungunu me Rongomaiwahine, ā, he hononga ā ngākau ōku ki a Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri me Te Aitanga a Māhaki. He mōrehu au nā te hāhi Rātana,” e ai ki a Taurima.

“12 tau ahau e mahi ana i Te Whare Pāremata. E 5 ngā kōwhiringa pōti o te motu. Ko au te kaitātaki takirua o mua o te hōtaka tōrangapū o Q+A. E 8 aku tau e tātaki ana i te hōtaka o Marae.

"Nō te 2009 ka tū ahau hei kaiwhakahaere i Te Karere, te hōtaka kawe kōrero Māori o Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa. Nō te Maehe i tēnei tau, ka tohua au hei kaiwhakahaere i ngā hōtaka Māori, Moananui a Kiwa hoki.

"Tokomaha ngā tāngata i kōrerotia e Parekura Horomia mō tana tūnga. Nō te 2007, i kōrero mai ai ia ki ahau mō te kōwhiringa pōti o te motu i te tau 2008, ā, i te tau 2011 hoki.

“Tērā te wā e whakapā mai ai te tangata ki a koe, nō te mea, e kitea ana koe hei kaiarataki o tō whānau, hapū, iwi rānei. Ā, he mahi tā rātou māhau.

“Nō te mea, he kaikawe kōrero ahau, me tōkeke tō whakahaere i a koe anō, arā me kaua koe e tautoko i tētahi taha, me noho taiapa. Kāore au i aro, i rata rānei ki ngā īnoi a Parekura. Ā, ka mārama a ia, ka pai a ia ki tērā. Kāore anō au kia rite i taua wā, heoi, kua rite ahau ināianei.

“Mō te nuinga o te wā, i te rohe pōti o Ikaroa Rāwhiti ahau e noho ana, arā i Tūranganui a Kiwa, Ahuriri me Ōrongomai. E whā aku tau i Tāmakimakaurau.

“Nā ōku tīpuna au i tono kia haere ki te auaha nui, ki te rapa mātauranga, pūkenga, wheako hoki, ā, hei tōna wā au hoki mai ai ki te kāinga ki te whakamahi i aua pūmanawa mō te painga o te iwi. Koinei ahau, kua hoki mai ki te kāinga.

"Tokomaha ngā tāngata kua kōrero mai ki ahau i ngā wiki e 2 kua hipa. Kotahi tonu tā rātou kōrero.

“Ahakoa e kore e mutu te tangi ki a ia, he nui ngā mahi hei mahi, ā, ko tā Parekura i ngā wā katoa – mahia te mahi.
“Ehara au i a Parekura. He momo a ia e kore e kitea anō. He nui ōna hū. He hū anō ōku. Engari ko tāku, ko te whai atu i ōna tapuwae.

“Kei te tino tautoko ahau i te ōhākī a Parekura, “whāngaihia ngā tamariki, whāngaihia te iwi”.

“Hei tāna, mā te mātauranga, te mahi me te whanaketanga o te ohanga, ka tū rangatira te Māori. Kia whai ararau, tautoko hoki ngā whānau, ngā rangatahi me ngā pakeke.

“Me whai mahi te tangata, he pai ngā utu. Me pai, me tau hoki te noho a tōna whānau. Kia pakari te mātauranga me te hauora. Kia whai kāinga ō tātau whānau.

“Kia kaha tātau ki te manaaki i ngā whānau o ēnei rā, kia pai te noho a ā tātau tamariki mokopuna ā ngā rā e haere ake nei.

“Nō tētahi whānau ringa raupā ahau, e mōhio ana ki ngā uauatanga o te wā.

“E mātau ana ahau ki ngā take o te kāinga tae atu ki ngā take i te Whare Miere. He ngākau māhaki tōku, he whakaiti. He tangata ngākaunui ki te tangata, ahakoa ko wai. He tangata pono, he tangata pukumahi, he tangata aroha ki te tangata.

“Ki ōku whakaaro, nā aku mahi i roto i te ao tōrangapū, te tokomaha o ngā tāngata e mōhio ana ahau, taku mātau ki ngā take, me aku hononga ā iwi, ko au te tangata tika, kia tū hei kaitono mō te Rōpū Reipa ki roto i te kōwhiringa pōti o Ikaroa Rāwhiti.

“E tū whakaiti ana au i te nui o te tautoko i ahau. Taihoa ake kia puta rā ahau ki runga i te huarahi ki te kōrero ki ngā kaipōti o Ikaroa Rāwhiti, kanohi ki te kanohi.

PRESS RELEASE: BROADCASTER TO SEEK LABOUR PARTY CANDIDACY

Broadcaster Shane Taurima has confirmed that he will seek the Labour Party candidacy for the Ikaroa Rāwhiti by-election.

Mr Taurima has spent more than 18 years working in television and radio as a political reporter, current affairs presenter and Māori issues commentator.

"I was born in Napier and spent my early years growing up in Maraenui, Taradale, Greenmeadows and Kaiiti, Gisborne. I am proud to be of Ngāti Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine descent and cherish my connections with Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Te Aitanga a Māhaki. I am also a proud member of the Rātana church," said Taurima.

“I worked in the Parliamentary Press Gallery for 12 years and have covered 5 general elections. I am the former co-presenter of TVNZ's political programme, Q+A and hosted the Māori current affairs programme, Marae for 8 years.

"I left the press gallery in 2009 to take up the role of Executive Producer of TVNZ's Māori news programme, Te Karere. In March 2013 I was appointed General Manager of Māori and Pacific Programmes.

"The late Parekura Horomia spoke to a number of people about entering into politics. He first spoke to me in 2007 about the 2008 election, and then again in 2011.

“As emerging Māori leaders we are often approached to take on leadership roles within our whānau, hapū and iwi.

“Given my career choice and the absolute need to be impartial, apolitical and professional I would politely decline his approaches and he respected me for that. It wasn’t my time back then. I wasn’t ready. But I am ready now.

“I have lived in the Ikaroa Rāwhiti electorate for most of my life in Gisborne, Napier and Upper Hutt. I have spent the past four years in Auckland.

“My grandparents sent me off to the big smoke to get experience, skills and knowledge. They said the time will come when you return home and put it to good use for the betterment of the people. That time has come.

"I have spoken to many people over the past two weeks and there has been one clear message.

“While we will continue to mourn, there is a lot of work to be done, and as Parekura would say, “mahia te mahi - get on with it”.
“He has left big shoes to fill. But, I don’t want to try and fill them. Nobody will ever replace Parekura. I have my own jandals to wear and a clear foot print to follow.

“I am absolutely committed to Parekura’s legacy of "feed the children, feed the people" and his firm belief that Māori success comes down to education, employment and economic development.

“It’s about providing the best possible opportunity and security for our whānau, rangatahi and pakeke.

“It’s about good paying jobs and high family living standards. It’s about quality mātauranga and hauora. It’s about secure kāinga and affordable whare.

“It’s about looking after our whānau of today, to ensure a brighter future for our tamariki mokopuna of tomorrow.

“I come from a hard-working whānau who know first-hand the struggles of life, and what it means to make ends meet.

“I am in touch with grass roots and understand central government politics. I am an easy going person, who relates well to all people. I am honest, hard-working and I care about our people.

"Given my political experience, extensive networks, understanding of the issues and iwi connections, I believe I am the best person to represent Labour at the Ikaroa Rāwhiti by-election.

“I am heartened by the support that I have received from so many people and I look forward to getting out on the road and talking with Ikaroa Rāwhiti voters, kanohi ki te kanohi.

ENDS

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