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

On 26 May 1904, following four days of continuous heavy rain, the Whanganui River rose to flood level. At the height of the flood over four feet of water spilled into on Taupō Quay and most of the businesses in the area were abandoned. This photograph shows the river peaking just below the Town Bridge.