Labour colleagues congratulate Mahuta on moko kauae

Heta Gardiner
  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

I te rā nei i hoki mai te whare pāremata i te whakatā kotahi marama te roa, a i hoki moko mai tētahi o ana ika a whiro.

He rā anō, a kei te rere tonu ngā mihi kia Nanaia Mahuta.

E ai ki tōna hoa mahi I te Pāti Reipa a Louisa Wall, “I think she's had her moko her whole life and now we all get to see it.”

Ko Nanaia Mahuta te kaitōrangapū tuatahi ki te whai moko i a ia i roto i te whare pāremata. I mokohia tana kauae i ngā rā whakatā i Tainui.  Me te aha he āhuatanga kua whaia e ia hai tohu maumahara ki a onamata, hai whakaara i a anamata

“Kua mahi au i tēnei mahi mō ngā whakatipuranga kei te heke mai,” hei tā Mahuta.

Ehara i te mea he mema noa a Nanaia. Ko tēnei tana tau 20 ki roto i te whare pāremata, He minita ia i tōna wā a ko ia hoki te mema Pāremata tūru Māori ika a whiro o te katoa.

“I am just so immensely proud,” hei tā Meka Whaitiri.

“When I look at her it just makes me want to well up,” hei tā Wall.

Noreira, ae rānei ka whaia rānei āna hoa tōrangapū?

“Haha well I won't be getting mine anytime soon,” hei tā Wall.

Te āhua nei mō naianei, mā Nanaia Mahuta noa, te mānuka e hiki.