Ngā kaupapa: Arts, Tainui

E tangi apakura ana a Waikato-Tainui mō te rironga atu o tō rātou tohunga pouwhakaairo

Mānia Clarke
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

E tangi apakura ana ngā iwi o Waikato-Tainui i te rironga atu o tētehi ō tō rātou tohunga ringa whao a Herekotuku Leonard Muru, e waru tekau mā tahi te pakeke, nō Ngāti Whātua me Waikato. Nā Muru ngā kaupapa whakaairo nui o Te Kiingitanga i whakatutuki, pērā i te waihanga o te waka tauā Tāhere Tikitiki te Tuarua.

Ka kawea atu ngā pare kawekawe e Waikato-Tainui hei tohu whakamānawa i te tohunga whao i te waonui o Tāne kua hinga.

“He tangata māhaki, he tangata ngāwari, he tangata pūmau ki ngā tikanga o Te Kiingitanga me ngā ākoranga o Te Puea,” i kī atu te kuia a Mamae Takarei (Waikato, Hauraki, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Tūhoe).

He pou urungi, hei kaihoe, he toa tope rākau i tōna wā, ka kitea te tūāhua pāpaku me te rauangi nō Waikato, e te ringa rehe ki te marae o Tūrangawaewae, ki te hapori ki te taonga whakaairo o Tumu Kōrero i Waahi Pā anō hoki e pā ana ki te orokohanga mai o Te Kiingitanga.

“Ko ngā mahi katoa ki te taha o Te Kāhui Ariki kīhai Te Arikinui me āna tono katoa i tutuki tērā whakaaro nā Herekotuku mā e ngā taonga i tuku iho e Te Arikinui ki ngā manuwhiri tūārangi,” i mea atu a Takarei.

I ngā rerereke o te tohunga whakaairo a Piripi Poutapu a Muru i ako ai i te Wānanga Whakaairo o Te Ranga Poutapu. Koia tētehi o te ope i whao i te waka tauā o Tāhere Tikitiki II i tērā rau tau tekau mā tahi, nā Te Arikinui Te Ātairangi Kaahu i tono, i te tau whai muri atu i oti.

“Ka puta te whakaaro  a Piri kia whakatīnanatia tētehi waka tauā hei waihotiatanga ōna mōhio hei tauiratanga mō ngā tāne nei i reira ka mahi a Tāhere Tikitiki II.”

“Ko te tuatahi nā Ngāti Whātua i koha mai ki a Pōtatau Te Wherewhero i te tau 1892.”

E ora tonu nei te hoa rangatira o Muru, ko Panekuhukuhu rātou ko ā rāua tamariki tokowhā, ko ngā mokopuna.

Ka tanumia ia ki te maunga tūpuna o Taupiri āpōpō.