Ngā kaupapa: Arts, Education

Tekau mā rua ngā toka kua whakaairohia hei maramataka hōu

Mānia Clarke
  • Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Ko Te Mata o Rehua te maramataka hōu e tū ana ki te tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau. Tekau mā rua ngā toka kua whakaairohia e ngā kaiwhao tekau me te hunga noho tiriti, hei whakamānawa i te tau hōu Māori o Matariki.

E manahau ana te hapori i te whakaairo maramataka ritenga kore.

“I think it's awesome that I see a resurgence in Māori taonga. Passion that people put into what they're doing here,” i kōrero atu a Lillian Tipene.

“And it's probably stronger than I've ever felt it and seen it since I've been away.”

“I haven't even seen anything like this so yeah I'm truly inspired by it,” i kī atu a Lisa Burke, “I really do want to learn more about why we're here.”

I ngā rā e rima kua hori, i tāraitia ngā toka e ngā kaiwhao, nā ngā tohunga nā Darryl Thompson nō Ngāti Kahungungu rāua ko Filipe Tohi nō Tonga rātou i arataki, hei whakaatu i ngā kōrero tukuiho e pā ana ki ngā whetū o Matariki me ngā wāhanga o te tau i te maramataka neke atu, neke mai.

“Kei ia kaiwhakaairo ō rātou ake whakaaro i roto i ngā toka mō ētahi o ngā tohu o te maramataka,” i mea atu a kaiwhakahaere a Rawiri Rameka.

Anei te pou a Uenuku Harawira (Waikato, Whanganui), arā ko Hine Raumati hei whakaatu i ngā whetū a Rehua mō te wāhanga o Raumati.

“I'm alone most of the time my conversations consist of dust and grinders and chainsaws,” ka kī atu ia.

“So to bounce off other artists that are doing the same thing, but right next to each other is a very rare occasion.”

Toko rima ngā kaiwhakaairo mana whenua, tokorima ngā kaiwhao i noho nei ki ngā tiriti kīhai rātou i hiahia ki te whakaatu i ō rātou kanohi ki te kāmera, i tārai ngā toka nei nō Ōamaru, kia pakari ai i ā rātou pukenga ki tēnei tūmomo mahi.

“I had Rākaunui, which is the energy moon,” i mea atu a kaiwhao, a Te Toka Goodgr Waikato nō Waikato.

“Put a manaia over half a moon and a wheku inside one of the half moon. The Manaia looking at the wheku for the energy from out of the moon.”

Ka mahia te maramataka hei rauemi whakaako, whakawhiti kōrero i ngā tikanga Māori o te maramataka ki te hapori.