Kaupapa: NZ Defence Force - Te Ope Kātua

New Zealand Defence Force praises efforts of Takahanga Marae

By Taroi Black
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Kua whakanuia ngā whakapau kaha mo ngā Māori i Kaikoura whai muri i te rū whenua - e whakarerea ai ētahi o te haukainga i ā rātou kainga. Hei tā te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa me mihi kā tika ki a Takahanga Marae mo ā rātou mahi whakahirahira. 

Ara noa atu ngā mahi whakamarumaru pēra i te kawe taputapu, hari tangata hoki.  

Heoi ano tāe rawa mai ki ngā Māori o te kainga, ka tuwhera te wāhanga whakaako mo tēnei hunga ope kātua.

Ko tā Colonel Glenn King, “When I got here I recognised the fantastic work of Takahanga....of their manaakitanga.

E ai ki te kānara ki a Glenn King, e tika ana kia mārama ai ngā ope kātua o Kānata, Amerika me Ahitereria ki ngā momo tikanga mō te mana whenua.

Hei tā Colonel King, “To be able to do that in this rohe ataahua....to many visitors to New Zealand and to Māori.”

Kua kitea e te hunga o Kaikoura tata ki te kotahi mano ngā ope kātua e āwhina i te taone mō ngā wiki e rua kua hipa me te tūpono kua eke te wā mō te hapori ki te whai i tētahi huarahi hou. 

“Most of our workers are around bringing in supplies through the Inland Route and distributing them within the Kaikoura region - so we can now reduce our footprint,” tā Colonel King.

Kua rere atu a Kānara King ki Te Whanganui a Tara ki te awhi i te tāone i ngau kinotia hoki i te rū. 

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