Sunday, 25 November 2012
Kau ki te tai e kau ki te tai e kau ra e Tāne
Wahi atu ra te ngaru hukahuka o Marerei - ao
Aupiki atu te aurere kura o Taotaorangi
Tapataparuru ana te kakau o te hoe
E au heke ana, e tara tutu ana I te huka o Tangaroa
Ka titiro ahau ki te pae o uta, ki te pae o waho
Piki tu Rangi ana te kakau ote hoe
Kumea te uru o Taku waka
Ki runga ki te kiri waewae o Papatuanuku e takoto mai nei
Ki runga ki te uru Tapu a Tāne e tu nei
Whatiwhati rua ana te hoe a Poupoto
Tau ake ki te hoe na Kuru - he Ariki whatumanawa
To manawa e Kuru - ki toku manawa
Ka irihia - ka irihia ki Waionuku
Ka irihia - ka irihia ki Waiorangi
Ka whiti ahau ki te Whaiao ki te Ao marama
Tupu kerekere tupu Wanawana, e hara mai taku Toki
Haumi ee - Hui ee Taiki ee
The work ahead will see some turbulence and perhaps there will be whitewater - yet with powerful karakia we will conquer adversity.
This week’s whakatāuki is explained by Marama Davidson nō Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pōrou
After hearing the same stories of disempowerment at sessions at Manurewa Marae, Auckland human rights advocate Marama Davidson felt compelled to do something about it and she did, by writing a letter – to the Prime Minister John Key.
The Otaki Māori Racing Club has always been a whānau affair for Terese Fulford and Reg Winiata which started with their father Jim Winiata (1926 - 2012) in the 1950’s. Right up until his death this year, Jim remained involved in the Racing Club that he stewarded for over 50 years. Justine re-visits the club and chats with Reg and Terese about the legacy left by their father.
Reg Winiata and Terese Fulford, Otaki Maori Racing Club, November 2012.
Waiata featured: Te Oranga and Kei te pai ra (with Jason Kerrison) performed by Maitreya from the album Aio (2012),