Tirohanga Māori

He Mihi

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā rā koutou katoa. Nau mai, tomo mai ki te wāhi e noho tangata whenua ai te reo Māori. Kuhu mai rā kia kōrerohia ngā tini take e hāngai ana ki tō tātou nei piringa, Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui, ki āna taonga, ki ōna tangata anō hoki, heoi anō, ki ngā take a Ngāi Māori.

He tuatahi te whārangi reo Māori anake nei mō Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui, heoi, kua roa nei e wawatahia ana. Ko te tumanako, ka kitea āna hua, ka kāinga tana reka, ā, nā wai rā nā wai rā ka puawai haere hei painga mō tātou te hunga kōrero Māori! Kia kaha rā ki te whakapā mai kia whakamāramahia mai ōū whakaaro ake mō te taunga nei e rere ai te reo.

E rere taku manu,
taku kūao manu reo,
topa atu topa mai,
e tiu, tipitipi,
ki raro, ki runga,
ki wī, ki wā.
Kapakapa parirau,
hei kakawe i a koe,
ki te pae o te rangi,
ki te pae whenua.
Tau atu, tau iho,
ki taringa whakarongo,
tiotio, ketekete,korokī atu rā e…i!

 

FEATURED PHOTO

Dating from the 1920s, taken from Cooks Gardens looking towards Queens Park in Whanganui, the feature of this photograph is the Sarjeant Art Gallery. The Sarjeant was built with the bequest of Henry Sarjeant. When he died in 1912, he left property in Whanganui valued at 30,000 pounds ($4,697,800 in today's money) in a trust for the purposes of building and maintaining an art gallery in his memory. The Sarjeant was opened in September 1919 by the Prime Minister the Right Honourable William Massy.