Tā Moko ki Te Puia

Mere McLean
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Ko te tā moko tetahi mahi hou e mahia ana ki Te Puia.

Hei ta Arekatera Maihi o Te Puia “Ko tenei mahi e mahi nei maua ko Jacky ko Te Ta Moko i tipu ai matou kei roto i te wananga whakaaro, ana, na tera ka tau mai ki roto i tenei ao ki roto i te Ta Moko, ehara i tera atu kupu ki etahi ko te kirituhi, a, ko au tetahi e whakaaro nei ko tenei mahi aku ko te Ta Moko”.

E ai ki a Maihi he moko tenei, a, ka ahei a tauiwi ki te mau moko. 

 I tēnei rā kei te whakawhiwhi a Maurice Gleeson o Airangi I tētahi Moko, “Kare au i te hiahia ki te whakaiti i te ahurea Maori ki te whakataunu i tenei taonga te Ta Moko engari i whakaae mai, a, he mea nui tera ki ahau”.

Ki roto i te tutohinga o Te Puia, me whakatairanga, whakarangatira me te tiaki ngā taonga toi ahurea Māori, hei ko tā Arekatera Maihi ko te tā Moko hoki tērā, ā, ka uru mai ki raro i a ratou.  

He taonga aroha tenei mea te ta moko, no reira ko tera te take ka tuhia tenei wahanga, tenei waahi. 

Ko noho tenei hei tuapapa mo te Kura Ta Moko ka hono ki nga kura katoa kei raro i a Te Puia.