May 11, 2021

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Introducing: Hemi Wikiriwhi

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We would like to welcome this weeks special contributor HEMI WIKIRIWHI, who will share some of his thoughts on Te Whare Wananga O Te Pihopatanga O Aotearoa, te taha Wairua and matters of spirit and faith. Nau Mai, Titiro Mai >

Tena Koutou katoa I runga I nga ahuatanga e peehi nei I a tatau

My name is Hemi Wikiriwhi

Ko Tikirau te maunga

Whangaparaoa te awa

Kauaetangohia te Hapu

Uia Te Manuhiri Me Ko Wai

Ko te Kuti, Ko te wera, Ko te haua e

Ko Apanaui

Ko Ngongotaha te Maunga

Ko Te utuhina te awa

Ko Te Roro o Te Rangi te Tipuna

Te Arawa te waka

Ngati Whakauae te Iwi

Tena Koutou katoa

My name is Hemi Wikirihwi

Born in Rotorua raised in Whangaparaoa

I was educated at Kawaha Point Primary, and then I went on to Kaitao Intermediate and completed my schooling at both Western Heights High School and Ashburton College

Currently I am studying at Te Whare Wananga O Te Pihopatanga O Aotearoa, where I hope to one day be an ordained minister for the Anglican Church.

In this position I see a lot of grieving whanau, and it is my job to help them through their times of distress, it gives me great joy to know that when a whanau is going through a hard time I can help in a small way.

Our mission is to encourage high quality education, training and research activity, which maintains and advances Karaititanga through Matauranga Mori.

Te Whare Wananga o te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa is committed to offering, within Tikanga Maori, quality education programmes in Atuatanga, Minitatanga, Awhi Whanau, Tikanga Wairua, Iwi/Hapu Studies and other studies embraced by matauranga Maori.

Te Whare Wananga aims to ensure that programmes offered are highly regarded by students, compatible with the position of Te Iwi Maori in Aotearoa and consistent with the mission and needs of Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa and of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Kia Ora

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