Ngā kaupapa: Politics, Te Reo Māori

PM’s Baby: Meet Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford

Talisa Kupenga

Ka tapaina he ingoa māori tuarua ki te pēpi hou a Jacinda Ardern raua ko Clarke Gayford. Ko Te Aroha te ingoa. E hāngai ana taua ingoa ki te aroha kua tuku ki a ia i mua i tana putanga ki te ao mārama. Ko Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford te ingoa o te pepe hou.

E haeatatia i te wairua o tā raua tamahine, he momo pū ki tona ingoa, te wa i whanau mai hoki ia.

Ko tā te Pirimia a Jacinda Ardern “We chose Neve beacuse we like it and when we met her we thought she looked like she suited the name. Also it means in various forms it means bright and radiant and snow which seemed like a good combination for Matariki and for solstice."

I tīpako moata te ingoa 'Te Aroha', he tohu ki te turangawaewae o te whānau a Ardern, te aroha i tāwharautia hoki i a pepi Neve.

Ardern says "Te Aroha was our way of reflecting the amount of love that this baby has been shown before she even arrived and all of the names that we were gifted along the way I thought 'how do I reflect the generosity particularly from all of the iwi who gifted us names'."

Ko ētahi ingoa i tākohatia e ngā iwi ko Te Waru o Noema mai i Ratana, ko Waimirirangi mai i Ngapuhi. I tono hoki a Ngapuhi kia tanumia tana pito ki Waitangi.

Ko tā Ardern "The ones that were given to us by iwi, particularly when we visited certain marae were really special to us and in the end we really tried to find a way to capture all of that in one name which is why we chose Te Aroha. As for Ngapuhi I said at the time that I thought that gesture was incredible and we were really moved by it but we weren't really going to publicly comment any further."

Kua hoki te tokotoru nei ki te kainga i muri i te noho ki rō hōhipera mo nga pō e toru. Ā e noho whakatā ana a Ardern mo nga wiki e ono.