He Aitua | George Rangitutia
Kua hikohiko te uira i te rangi Kua hu te maunga i te puku o te Ika He tohu era ki te rangatira o Ngati Whakatere, o Ngati Takihiku kua mate E te rangatira e moe i te aiotanga nui. MP for Te Tai Hauauru and Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has expressed her great [...]Continue Reading...
Poroporoaki – Lt Col Eru Ihaka Manuera
Topatopa ana te manu, tau ana te titiro ki nga au moana, ki nga mau o te whenua, ki nga ara tawhito i ahu mai ai nga tupuna i Wawauatea. Ki nga takahanga i mahue iho i te hunga wairua.Ka ngaro ki Hawaiki-nui, Hawaiki-roa, Hawaiki-pamamao. E papa ana te whatitiri hikohiko te uira kua hinga [...]Continue Reading...
Nanny Hui Kahu passes, one of the longest standing kuia in Patea Maori club
(Stuff) The most memorable voice of New Zealand hit song Poi-E has lost her battle with cancer. “Nanny” Hui Kahu, 73, died this morning at her home in Hawera. Known best for her work as the vocalist and poi soloist for the Patea Maori Club, those close to her say her death has left ...Continue Reading...
He Aitua – Rata Pue
MP for Te Tai Hauauru, and Co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia, has spoken of her great distress in learning of the death of Taranaki entrepreneur and activist, Rata Pue. “Rata was totally committed to investing in ‘by Maori for Maori’ solutions. He brought his considerable skills to ...Continue Reading...
He aitua – Wally Tioriori Papa
Local MP for Te Tai Hauauru, Tariana Turia, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Ngati Koroki Kahukura kaumatua, and the Chair of Taumatawiwi Trust, Wally Tioriori Papa. “Wally was a humble leader of the people; a true gentle-man who always upheld the mana of his marae, Maungatautari ...Continue Reading...
Tangi preparations for Maori soldier killed in Afghanistan
(Northern Advocate) Preparations for the tangi of a soldier who died in Afghanistan have begun at a remote Northland marae. The body of Corporal Douglas Charles Hughes, 26, arrived at at Whenuapai on Saturday where a ceremony was held to pay respects, and was attended by senior military and ...Continue Reading...
Tributes flow for fallen patron
(SunLive) Tributes are flowing as the nation mourns the death of New Zealand’s first Maori Speaker of the House, Sir Peter Tapsell. Sir Peter died in his sleep at his Ruatoria Farm on Thursday, April 5. Sir Peter Tapsell died in his sleep on Thursday. Sir Peter, 82, entered Parliament as a ...Continue Reading...
He Aitua | Sir Peter Tapsell, the first Maori Speaker of Parliament, has died.
(NZ Post) New Zealand’s first Maori Speaker of the House, Rotorua’s Sir Peter Tapsell, has died. The 82-year-old died in his sleep at his Ruatoria farm on Thursday night. Sir Peter entered Parliament as a Labour MP in 1981 and remained until 1996. He was born and lived in Rotorua ...Continue Reading...
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