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For those who are unable to farewell our whanuanga in person, his tangihanga screened live on Saturday 9th May and will resume today (Sunday 10th May), before concluding with his funeral tomorrow on Monday 11th May.
Anei te hononga.
Aue taukiri e! Haere ra e te whanaunga Erima Henare. Haere, haere, haere atu ra. Ko koe te rangatira e hoa. Haere hoki to wairua ki to kainga tuturu, ara hoki to tinana ki to kainga whenua. Ka aroha ki to whanau whanui o Ngati Hine a Hineamaru.
On the eve of our first annual cultural exchange to Shanghai, Ngati Kahu are watching with a great deal of interest the debate between those who support the development at Karikari by Shanghai CRED and those who oppose it.
There are pros and cons to both positions.
Kuia Kaumatua Sports Day run by Te Hauora o Te Hiku o Te Ika on Wednesday 20th May at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Rangianiwaniwa from 9am - 3pm. Haere tonu Ngati Kahu Te Iwi. Tautokotia.
Mihi mahana to all the graduands at this week's Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi capping ceremony. Especially to Te Ikanui Kingi-Waiaua (Te Paatu ki Peria, Ngati Kahu, Maniapoto), congratulations for graduating as Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi valedictorian 2015 - Te Tohu Paetahi Ako BEd (Tchg) Te Kura Tuatahi. Also to our whanaunga Kiri Paapu, Te Rira Heihei Howard, Lorina Ruruhi Heihei and all others who graduate this week. You have done yourselves and us proud.
He honore ki a koutou. Te kororia ki te Atua.
We are very pleased to hear from our Patu Koraha whanaunga of Ngai Takoto that they are reopening Waimanoni marae with a dawn ceremony on Saturday May 16th. Nga mihi nunui ki a tatou katoa.
After two decades of fighting to stop the previous fee simple title holder of Carrington (Paul Kelly of New York) from building on our burial cave (Te Ana o Taite), Ngati Kahu signed an agreement on 7th February this year with the new fee simple title holder (Guo Jie Gui of Shanghai).
Under the agreement the burial cave is protected for the next millennium. Also under the agreement, Ngati Kahu will make an annual cultural exchange trip to Shanghai to increase our mutual respect and understanding for each other's cultures.