Ko te whai a ngā kaumātua o Taranaki ko te whakaora i to rātou mita

Dean Nathan
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Te iringa kōrero o ngā matua tupuna, e mea ana ngā kaihapai i te reo o Taranaki he mahinui ki te whakau i te kaupapa o te reo me te ako hoki i roto i enei rā.

Hei tā Huirangi Waikerepuru, “Ka uaua taku whakarongo I te nui o ngā kaumatua kei te kōrero I to tātou reo e hanga noa iho he pitopito kōrero noa iho nei ana ka mutu mai I reira ā koinei te raruraru kei runga ia matou o Taranaki engari me hoki ano ki taua kōrero rā kia maea kia manawanui kia toa.”

Ko enei matua kei te whai hāere I ngā mokopuna kia mau ki te kupu me te aki ano I ngā whanaunga e noho tawhiti ana I te wa kainga.

Haunga ano ngā mahi a ngā whānau me ngā hapu kei te aki ano i ngā kaiwhakahaere o Whakaata Māori ki te hanga hotaka e whakatauira mai ana I te reo o ngā mokopuna.

Hei tā Mererua Ruka, “Ka whakakorikori I te rangatira I roto I te pouaka whakaata whakakorengia ngā mahi kāre ite tika whakārahia ngā tamariki mokopuna kia kōrero mai I runga I te pouaka. 

“Ko rātou kē I tēnei wa.  Kahore he take o enei mahi ka kore ngā mokopuna e kōrero nei.”