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Kei te tākuta, Hana O'Regan, e mihi ana!

27/07/2017

E poho kererū ana a Te Ipukarea i te whakawhiwhinga o Hana O'Regan ki tana tohu kairangi i tēnei wiki. Ko Ahorangi Tānia Ka'ai tana kaiārahi.

Kua hau ngā rongo o Tākuta O'Regan ki te motu, ā, ki tāwāhi hoki, i āna mahi whakarauora reo. Ko ia hoki tētahi o ngā kaiurungi o te rautaki reo o Ngāi Tahu e kīia ana ko "Kotahi mano kāika, kotahi mano wawata". Ka mutu, kua eke ia hei Pou-whakahaere ā-oranga mō tōna iwi.

I te mutunga iho, nō Te Ipukarea te hōnore i tana kaha tautoko mai i ā mātou tini kaupapa i roto i ngā tau, mai i ngā kaupapa rangahau tae atu ki ā mātou kaupapa hapori, pēnei i tā mātou whakataetae tito kōrero ā-motu mō ngā tamariki, arā, He Huata Auaha (i noho ia hei kaiwhakawā). Ko Tākuta O'Regan hoki tētahi o ngā mātanga tautoko o Te Whare o Rongomaurikura.

Kua roa a Tākuta O'Regan e whakaheke werawera ana i te ao whakarauora reo, ā, ka herea tēnei tohu hei tikitiki mō tōna mahunga.

Kei te manawa tītī o te pūwharetāiko o Tahu, nei rā ngā whakamiha a ō hoa, a Te Ipukarea, e rere atu nei. Ko āu rangahau ka tiakina hei kuru pounamu mō tō iwi, otirā mō tātou, mō te iwi Māori whānui tonu.

Tiki ake te tuhinga kairangi a Tākuta Hana O'Regan ki raro iho nei:

"Te tīmataka mai o te waiatataka mai o te reo."