15 NZ tradesmen set for World Skills Competition

Wepiha Te Kanawa

I whakaingoahia ngā tino kaimahi-ā-rehe o Aotearoa ka haere ki ngā whakataetae Mahi-ā-rehe nui o te ao a te marama o Hereturikōkā.

Kua whakapau kaha te nuinga o rātou kia tū hei māngai mō te motu,ā, he wheako tēnei kua panoni oranga o tētahi.

Ko rātou ngā whakaihuwaka o Aotearoa mō ngā mahi-ā-rehe i raro te rua tekau mā whā tau. Mai ngā mahi takapapa ki ngā mahi whakairoiro, e whakataetae ana rātou ki ngā tino toa o te ao.

Ā, hei tā Luke Tahurangi ehara i te mea he whiringa noa te mahi peita rehu, ēngari he pukenga tuku iho.

“My great grandfather was actually a spray painter I found out once i started in the trade, maybe it's always been in the blood,” says Luke.

E ai ki a Roger te kaitohutohu a Luke, e manawanui ana ia ki āna whanaketanga.  Hei te marama o Hereturikōka ka hāere rātou ki Parahī ki te whakataetae atu ki ngā kaitātāwhainga tahi mano toru rau nō ngā whenua whitu tekau mā rua.