General News and Views – Original News Board 2000 – 2004

These are the postings from the orginal news board. Sadly we do not have all of the records, but these cover from 2000 – 2004

If you know who you are looking for the easiest way to find a name you are looking for is to use the CTRL+F and a search box will pop up. Type a name into the box then you can highlight all of the words that match and use the arrows to go up and down.


Thomas CASSIDY / Maraea Kuri dau. Chief MOKA/Hinewai
G'day, Kia Ora, Top of the mornin' to you.

I have created a group email for those who are researching or are descendants of Thomas CASSIDY and Maraea KURI approx date 1830's from the Te Mahurehure Tribe, come and share your thoughts, questions to a very knowledgeable group of 16 Cousins with years of research.

My line;
Thomas CASSIDY Maraea KURI
Mere Jane Cassidy / Moses Whittingham
Sarah Whittingham / John Owen
Edward Owen my grandfather

Also looking for any information (stories/tales) on Chief MOKA, Hine wai and Maraea, where did Moka, Hinewai come from, did Maraea have any other sisters, brothers. This is dating back to the early 1800's.

Kia Ora

Mike
Posted By: Mike McCarthy on 08/10/2000
KURA PO
All those people in and around Kaiapoi and Christchurch if you would like to learn Te Reo Maori through the Te Ataarangi method please get in touch with me as I will be starting night classes in Otautahi and Kaiapoi next year.
You can contact me on 021 1157990.
Kia ora
Posted By: Paora on 13/10/2000
Maori struggle for reason
I believe that if we as a people are looking for answers to
our present situated and status as an under underclass, look for those people who are leading us, in our communities, and politically as our elected leaders, note that these people have little or no influence on our lives, why, firstly we don't invite them to, secondly, 2/3rds of them are NOT leaders. Conclusion, who is influencing us and why are we not leading to influence or inviting leaders to do so? What is known and factual is that none are the wiser. Does the answer lie in the individual or is there are bigger force at play? either way, i'm not optimistic about my chances of founding a complete answer, for as a Maori I can only be complete within a vacuum.
Posted By: waina on 19/10/2000
response to waina
Good point, that is, who are our leaders? and why are we being lead by people who are either too overweight or dirty old men. Some leaders may have the gift of the gab and speak with eloquence, but lack the depth of someone with strong virtues and strong ties to their whanau, hapu and iwi. We are bombarded by negative stereotypes of Maori society, as portrayed by the media, EVERYDAY!!! I'm inclined to believe that we as Maori do indeed live in a vacuum, with many other indigenous peoples throughout the world, succumbed to the 'forces' which has labelled them as suckers. I'm actively doing something about this present situation for myself and my whanau, watch this space...
Posted By: hokianga on 21/10/2000
Kumeroa and Whakawae Winiata Reunion Taihape
Just a brief Korero about this Reunion that is taking place
Decemember 29-1 January at Winiata Marae in Taihape.
If you descend from Kumeroa and Whakawae Winiata and would like
More Info you can contact me at my e-mail or Phone me and i
will refer you back to someone from Taihape.
Posted By: Kiriana Winiata on 24/10/2000
Te mau raakau (Tat Mahuru)
Teenaa raa koutou katoa ngaa waahine aru atu i ngaa tikanga me ngaa mahi e paa ana ki te mau raakau. Whaaia atu teenei puipuiaki kaamehameha hei matapoporetanga maa koutou, hei kai hoki maa koutou otiraa taatou katoa teeraa ka whaangaihia ki teenei kai tino rangatira rawa atu aa toona waa. Koia teenei teetahi tino ara hei whakauu i te wairua Maaori ki roto i a taatou, hei whakatuu, whakaukauka hoki i te mana Maaori motuhake kia mau puumau tonu ai i a taatou, aa, kore noa atu te ao nei.
Posted By: Kiritoowha Anaru Mapa on 25/10/2000
Kia Ora PAPA PANUI
Tena koutou katoa kua tau mai ki runga i teenei wharangi o te PAPA PANUI. Too koutou waimarie hoki!
First of all I'd just like to say kia Ora to who ever came up with the idea of having a papapaanui. Its been awesome coming here and checking up with who wants to know what, who's having a Reunion, or even Tauiwi from all over the world wanting to know about Nga Tikanga Maori and all the other things that our rich culture has to offer.
I love this page mainly because it keeps me infromed of what is happening back home in Aotearoa seeing that Im all the way over here in Canada working for a Dance Company (Kapa-Haka Group) thats based here in Niagara Falls. I guess that internet as a whole has made Aotearoa seem alot more closer to me. Well I guess I have ranted on long enough, but keep the korero rolling and I'll be a happy little maori.

Aroha nui

Te-Arikirangi Barry (BAZZ) Mamaku

Feel free to visit my webpage :
www.tearikirangi.homestead.com/main.html

Posted By: Te-Arikirangi Mamaku on 01/11/2000
Aanei 'e mi'i ki aa koe e Kiritoowha Anaru Mapa (Waa'ine mau raakau waananga 2000
Kei te mi'i au ki aa koe moo taau pitopito koorero, 'ei tauaatoko i aa maatou Waananga. Nooreira ka 'iko'iko tooku ngaakau ki te paa atu ki ngaa waa'ine e tino 'ia'ia ki te mau raakau, a'akoa te a'a, a'akoa noo 'ea, a'akoa ko wai te mea nui 'e taa-o-nga mai raa ano, 'e tuu kano 'aa mai raatou tae noa ki aa taatou te ira-tangata. Koia nei te koorero i ngaa waa o mua "'e taaonga tuku i'o!" nooreira ko taatou teeraa 'oki, (te tino aa'uatanga o te waa'ine) kia w'ai mai, kia w'ai atu tae noa ki oo taatou mokopuna tuu atu, naa te mea, moo'io taatou, kei aa raatou te tiikanga mo aapopo, te kaa-raa-ngaa-tiira aa toona waa. Aue te MANA oo te WAA!!
E 'ika maa, ka roaroa tooku koorero inaianei, me kaati i teenei waa.
Teenaa koe, teenaa koe, teenaa koe,
Kua ea...

Posted By: Tat Mahuru on 01/11/2000
He Panui / Important Notice
Anei te karanga nui ki mema o Te whanau o Waipareira mai i te rohe o te tai hauauru ki Tamaki Makaurau. Anei te mihi nui aroha ki a koutou katoa. A, ka whakatu te hui-a-whanau a te tekau ma rima o nga ra o Noema i te marae o Hoani Waititi, ki te rori o West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Waitakere City. A, ko te tumanako ka tae mai koutou te ono karaka o te po kia timata ai nga mahi hohonu o the hui nei.

The Annual General Meeting of Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust has been postponed to Wednesday 15 November 2000. Registrations commence from 6pm at Hoani Waititi Marae, West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Waitakere City.

Na te hekeretari/Secretary
Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust
Posted By: Tammy Dehar / Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust on 04/11/2000
Amendment to "He Panui / Important Notice"
Please note a typo in the following notice "He Panui / Important Notice". The sentence should read "A, ko te tumanako ka tae mai koutou te ono karaka o te po kia timata ai nga mahi hohonu o te hui nei."

Kia ora
Posted By: Tammy Dehar / Waipareira Trust on 04/11/2000
Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust - Annual General Meeting
Please disregard previous panui "He Panui / Important Notice".

Let it be noted that the Annual General Meeting for Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust will continue to be held at Hoani Waititi Marae on 8 November 2000.

Notification of any changes to this date will again be advertised through this notice board.

Aku mihi nui ki a koe
Posted By: Tammy Dehar / Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust on 06/11/2000
Ngai Te Ahi Hui a Hapu
Kia ora te whanau o Ngai Te Ahi. A hui will be held on
18 November 2000 10am at Hairini Marae to look at the establishment of a 'Charitable Trust'. The agenda will include the ratification and confirmation of the draft mission statement and trust objectives,appointment of
trustees and election of officers.
Posted By: Pio Kawe on 06/11/2000
Vacancy - kaiako at Motu Kairangi te Kohanga Reo - Wellington
MOTU KAIRANGI TE KOHANGA REO
KAIAKO/KAIAWHINA

E kimi ana matou i tetahi kaiako/kaiawhina hei mahi i raro i to matou Te Kohanga Reo.

Kia tino matatau nga kaitono ki te korero Maori i nga wa katoa ki o matou mokopuna, te whakahaere i nga kaupapa ako i raro i te matauranga o Te Whariki o Te Kohanga Reo me te mahi tahi i te taha o nga kaimahi katoa me te whanau.

Ahakoa he pai rawa mehemea kei te kaiako/kaiawhina te Tohu o Te Whakapakari o Te Kohanga Reo, ko te mea nui ke, kia taea e ratou ki te mahi i nga mahi whakangungu o nga mahi ako a Te Poari Matua o Te Kohanga Reo.

Mehemea e hiahia ana koutou i etahi atu korero mo nga ahuatanga o enei turanga, me waea mai ki a
Nicky Karu - (04) 380-8636 or 460-0377,
Sandi Barr – (04) 386-2634 ranei.

Ka kati nga tono a te 12 o nga ra o Kohitatea 2001.


MOTU KAIRANGI TE KOHANGA REO
KAIAKO/KAIAWHINA

We are seeking an experienced kaiako/kaiawhina to work (part or full-time) in our Kohanga Reo.

All applicants must be fairly competent in the Maori language and able to conduct teaching programmes according to the Kohanga Reo curriculum of Te Whariki and be willing to work together with all staff and parents.

Although it is preferred that the kaiako (or kaiawhina) be a graduate of Te Kohanga Reo Whakapakari Tohu, applicants must be willing to undergo training in the National Te Kohanga Reo Trust Board’s learning programmes as part of upskilling themselves in this field.

For further information and a job description please contact:

Nicky Karu - (04) 380-8636 or 460-0377 or
Sandi Barr – (04) 386-2634

Applications close on 12 January 2001.

Posted By: Nicky Karu on 17/11/2000
Mere Balsom- Te Tari Tatauranga 2001
Teenaa koe e Mere moo taau naa whakamaumahara ake i oo taatou nei hinengaro teeraa e heke whakatata mai nei te waa tino nui e tatauria ai taatou katoa o Aotearoa nei, 'hakoa ko wai taatou, he aha raaini aa taatou mahi, kei hea raaini e noho ana, aa 'hakoa ka aha, hei hea raaini taatou noho ai a taua waa nui raa. Horekau he raruraru ki a au o te whakautu i ngaa urupounamu maaku e whakahoki atu hei whakaoti i te puka paatai tatauranga, hei whakatutuki raaini i ngaa hiahia moohio a te hunga maa raatou teenei mahi e taki, e hautuu moo te kaawanatanga, otiraa i te mutunga iho, moo taatou katoa nei kia moohio tuuturu ai taatou katoa peehana too too taatou nei whenua aahua.
Posted By: Kiritoowha Anaru Mapa on 24/11/2000
Te Koohao Tuu Taua...Mau Taiaha...senior gradings
Te Koohao Tuu Taua confirms that the senior gradings will be held this Saturday 2 December at Te Puna Matauranga Marae, Northland Polytechnic, Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei.

It is an open invitation for everybody to come along, nau mai 'aere mai ki te tauaatoko teenei kaupapa!!!

Meenaa 'e paatai, me karaw'iua mai...
Posted By: Tat Mahuru on 28/11/2000
Te Ahurea
Kia Ora Koutou katoa. Ko Nga Puhi te iwi ko ngati hau te hapu.
I would just like to ask why the Te Ahurea kapahaka is cancelled i was looking forward to entering.
Posted By: Kingi on 29/11/2000
Spiritual intentional Global Change Community/Eco Village
Nau Mai Ki Te Au Marama
I live in Sedona Arizona, am originally from New Zealand. I study the Urantia Book and the Cosmic Family Volumes and in a band called The Starseed Acoutic Ensemble. If anyone is interested in Global Chnage and is a truth seeker on this crazy world, I'd love to hear from you
Posted By: Aladi on 19/04/2002
Maori Cultural Tourism
To find out lots more try our web site. www.4wdwaka.com here you will find how we combine the special culture that is Ngati Maru Taranaki and what we offer.
Kia ora Eddie
Posted By: Eddie & Tina Ngeru on 25/04/2002
kapa haka kakahu
No time for stitching that new pari etc for the competitions, email me and I may be able to help. Can complete a pari in approximately 7-10 days, depending on depth of pattern. You send canvas, wool and pattern and I do the rest, NO MORE STRESS.
Posted By: bub on 01/05/2002
21st Birthday Celebration - Ra Whanau "rua tekau ma tahi"
Naumai Haeremai ki te whakanui te ra whanau o ta maua tama, a, ko Desmond Lee Harrison - Iritekura Marae - Waipiro Bay - Ngati Porou - Saturday 1st June 2002
Posted By: Te Aomihia Rangihuna & Ratu Harrison on 15/05/2002
Matariki Art Collective
Matariki Art Collective is a group of Maori artists based in Manukau City. Our kaupapa is to support and embrace all Manukau Maori artist in the development and promotion of their work both locally and internationally. We meet on the last Wednseday of each month from 9.30-12.30pm at the Massey Homestead, 351 Massey Road Mangere.

If you are interested in joining or require further information please contact:

Hira Hunapo 025-6253322 or hira@aotearoa.gen.nz
Chantelle Whaiapu (09) 263-7100 or chantelle.whaiapu@manukau.govt.nz




Posted By: Matariki Art Collective on 19/07/2002
Intention
I am 38 y.o. and live and work in Romania . Also , I am a very sociable man. I like very to have a lot of friends and I like too if I can to have a Maori girl friend from New Zealand.
My hobbies are music , art photo , windsurfing , extrem sports.
I wait impatiently an answer.
Posted By: Dan Dumitrescu on 22/07/2002
Whanaungatanga Maori Boys Hostel
Kia Ora,
Im looking around for anyone who was with My Father at this Hostel in 1956..His Name is Roger Wawatai and he has a Photo of the Boys who were with him during this time...please contact me if you were there..
Thanks, Joanie Wawatai
Posted By: Joanie Wawatai on 02/08/2002
World Indigenous Peoples Day
Human Rights Commissioner Merimeri Penfold on raising awareness of Te Reo on World Indigenous Peoples Day (09/08/02)
Posted By: Human Rights Commission on 09/08/2002
World Indigenous Peoples Day
Re: earlier email.... Please email this address for the Commissioner's words on this topic.
Posted By: Human Rights Commission on 09/08/2002
Searching for my dad Norman Te Kanawa
I am the eldest child of Norman Te Kanawa and the last time i had contact with him was in 1990. My Grandfathers name was Kumarawainui Te Kanawa and my Grandmother's name was Te Waipounamu Ngarotata. I would like to also meet both sides of my dads whanau dads as well as my brothers and sisters but i only know of 1 sister's name which is Melissa Odette. If you have any information for me i would be most thankful if you could e-mail me. Thanks, Marlene
Posted By: Marlene Porter on 17/08/2002
Searching for my dad Norman Te Kanawa
I am the eldest child of Norman Te Kanawa and the last time i had contact with him was in 1990. My Grandfathers name was Kumarawainui Te Kanawa and my Grandmother's name was Te Waipounamu Ngarotata. I would like to also meet both sides of my dads whanau dads as well as my brothers and sisters but i only know of 1 sister's name which is Melissa Odette. If you have any information for me i would be most thankful if you could e-mail me. Thanks, Marlene
Posted By: Marlene Porter on 17/08/2002
Does any body know a Mr Linkin Continental
Hi does any body know a Mr linkin Continental. If you do could you please ask him to contact me? Thanks.
Posted By: Stephen Porteous Lake on 19/08/2002
Maori Deisgned mink blankets
Kia ora

i have available many mink blankets with a maori kowhaiwhai deisgn in Black red and white and another style in purple with black, red and white kowhaiwhai. KING/QUEEN size $99
$10 courier north island $20 south island. $90 each for 2 or more! email me so i can send you a photo of them! primo for Xmas,21st or wedding prezzy!

great quality, FREE pair of Maori socks with each blanket!!
Posted By: Vicki on 21/08/2002
Te Waka Kai Ora Hui - Maori Organic Growers
Nau Mai Piki Mai Haere Mai Koutou Katoa.
This hui promises to be informative with dynamic guest speakers and wananga. The emphasis is on sustainable natural resource development and management from a traditional Maori perspective and approach.

Date: Saturday 7th September 2002
Powhiri: 9.30 am
Venue: Whakatuora Marae
19 McBurney Place
MANGERE

For More Information contact Hira (025-625-3322 )
Percy (021-289-5902) or email.
Posted By: Te Waka Kai Ora on 21/08/2002
Respecting language
I feel that there must be respect for ALL language - and that English needs equal respect to Maori. Therefore I am sad that there are so many errors in the English in the Maori language course introduction ; eg - mis-spelling (indicating mis-pronounciation?)of 'syllable' and 'allowed' for 'aloud'. It does not give me confidence in the course.
Posted By: Eliza Harris on 11/09/2002
Rikki Waiti Mixed Netball Tournament
Mixed netball tournament held on January 25th 2003 in Sydney Austraila $1000 first place & $500 runners up.This is a fundrasing event for a local Kapa Haka Group based in Sydney.Big day with markrt stalls etc and a big social that night.If anybody is interested please contact me.
Posted By: Lee Hemi on 12/09/2002
Amerika
Ete tua o ranga, kara paki mihi, kai hoea o to whenua mai, pui, (tengi ake au ake au ake au atu rae) tara kae para
o ai a kina whe ine apo, ko po ine au wha ,
ara tu hae (Tenei ki wa Kopuke) Ka mana patia
Posted By: Paul on 18/09/2002
TeTawa Complex
There is a working bee Labour weekend at TeTawa. We need as many members from the whanau to come along and give a helping hand at cleaning up the section, it will also be good to get together. Those who are planning on staying, bring your tent, blankets, knife&fork, cup, plate and something to put on it. Kia Ora.
Posted By: Hohapata Danny McGarvey on 19/09/2002
job opening
Maori driver with passenger license required to drive tourists in a mini bus around east-cape. Must be in touch with his/her maoritanga, know the area, be friendly, honest, reliable and down to earth. For a chance at this interesting and rewardable opportunity e-mail A.S.A.P
Posted By: Slim on 03/10/2002
TV documentary on papakainga - need Maori families building homes.
If you are building your own home, on family land or elsewhere we would love to talk with you. Ph 025 357 591 or 3600 686.
Posted By: Kim Meredith on 04/10/2002
OPEN DAY
Te Wananga Takiura is holding an "Open Day" Friday 11 October 2002 at 100 Pah Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Powhiri will begin at 10.00am. For more information please contact Te Wanihi Edwards or Alice Katu on 09 625 6226.
Posted By: Te Wanihi Edwards on 07/10/2002
OPEN DAY
Te Wananga Takiura is holding an "Open Day" Friday 11 October 2002 at 100 Pah Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Powhiri will begin at 10.00am. For more information please contact Te Wanihi Edwards or Alice Katu on 09 625 6226.
Posted By: Te Wanihi Edwards on 07/10/2002
OPEN DAY
Te Wananga Takiura o Nga Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa will be holding an 'OPEN DAY'" at 100 Pah Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Powhiri will be at 10:00 am on Friday 11 October 2002. We are a Private Tertiary Institution. For further information please contact Te Wanihi Edwards or Alice Katu on 09 625 6226. Kia ora ano koutou.
Posted By: TE WANIHI EDWARDS on 07/10/2002
KIA ORA EVERYONE
Kia Ora I have moved from New Zealand to Sweden and really miss all my whanau. Write to me!
Posted By: GENE on 10/10/2002
TE KAPUAMATOTORO
contact for the WAI 542 claim/ waikaremoana/kahungunu me rongomaiwahine.
Posted By: HURIANA LAWRENCE on 15/10/2002
te kapuamtotoro
learn about ancient maori who evolved from the whenua, before the coming on the modern waaka from the pacific
address:17 percyspiller ave, maraenui, napier,nz, tel:06-8420241.
Posted By: huriana lawrence on 15/10/2002
WAKA UMA
Kia Ora!

If you live in Wollongong or are moving here we have great news for you!The newly formed FIVE ISLANDS OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB INC is looking for members!Contact us at fiveislandsocc@hotmail.com
Posted By: Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club Inc on 27/10/2002
WAKA UMA
use this email for the message below
Posted By: PROPER EMAIL on 27/10/2002
Maori Women Gambling
Does any-one you know want to talk to another Maori(woman) about the impact of problem gambling?. Do you think that being able to talk to some-one that has been there, more comfortable?. If this sounds like any-one you know visit this website, otherwise e-mail me at jwanakore@hotmail.com.nz.
Posted By: Judy-Anne on 28/10/2002
Searching for father
Kia ora,

I have been searching for my father for many years, and seek the assistance of the many people that visit this site.

His name is Maurice Ian Solomon.

He has a brother named Alan & a sister named Shirley

The last known place of residence was 54 Lakeside Drv, Te Anau, South Island.

I do not know if my father is still alive but despretly hope so.

If you have any knowledge of my father, could you please email me.

Thankyou in advance for any help you maybe able to offer me.

Ka kite

Kawhia
Posted By: Kawhia on 28/10/2002
Job Vacancy-Programmer
Opportunity
A short term contract position is available for a Computer Programmer skilled in VBA, C++, and computer graphic design.
The applicant:
-should have recognized qualifications and work experience in VBA, C++, and computer graphic design.
-should be able to understand Maori e-learning needs and be able to work professionally with iwi.
-should be able to work professionally and comfortably with staff in the Economics Department and The Department of Development Studies, in the School of Maori and Pacific Development.

This position will be available for a a minimum of 2 months beginning ASAP (preferably immediately) and with possible further work.

For further information

Please contact

Dr Frank Scrimgeour
University of Waikato
Department of Economics
Ph 07 838 4415
email scrim@waikato.ac.nz
Posted By: C. Iremonger on 19/11/2002
Roro Rangimarie (peace of mind)
Kia Ora Tatou Katoa,

We have formed a whanau group here in Sydney our Kaupapa is to help people in need of equipment for Tangi's that is held at your Whare,we are trying to gather enough of this equipment so that we in time can lend out to people in need.If anyone has any of the equipment below that is just lying around at your home and would like to give to us - please email me as these things would be put to good use, or if their is anyone who would like more information on us please once again email me.We would eventually like to get a set that can basically cater for about 200.We have a few things already on hand but because we are building a shed to store our equipment these things are basically scattered around Sydney at the moment. So once we build our shed this will be the starting point for us to store everything.

Equipment Needed:

KITCHEN:

KNIVES/FORKS/SPOONS/TEA SPOONS
PLATES/DINNER/BOWLS
SERVING/TRAYS/BOWLS/SPOONS/TONGS
GLASSES/JUGS

TENTS:

URNS
POTS
BURNERS
MARQUEE'S
TABLES/CHAIRS

We also are asking anyone who has any WOOD as we are trying to finish building our shed, we have built the foundation we are just finding it hard to get some wood to finish the frame work off, any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Pare....




Equipment Needed:



Posted By: Pare Moeke on 20/11/2002
looking for anyone from NGATI TUKOREHE....
A group from New Zealand came down here to Hawaii for a cultural exchange and I had met them and became friends with some of them but I have no way of getting in contact with them, they are from the Tukorehe Marae by Levin so I believe, they came down in September and I would really like to get in touch with them. If anyone can help me I would much appreciate it. Much Mahalos!!!
Posted By: Jay or Lehua or "Nue's Cuzzin" on 26/11/2002
whakapapa: Stephens family, Koriniti
I am interested in early family members, ie Ngatara and Pakihiwi.....and history pertaining to Koriniti and Whanganui areas.
Posted By: mark berga on 11/12/2002
Painting of Maories
A rare watercolour of Maories by a late New Zealand-born artist will be up for auction in the New Year.
I shall be happy to send details to seriously interested potential purchasers.
Posted By: j croker on 22/12/2002
Foam mattresses
Can some one help us in directing us in where to purchase 20 foam mattresses for our Waitangi Marae? I can be contacted on (09) 402 5558 or via the above email
Posted By: Connie on 05/01/2003
A Photographic Journey into Contemporary Maori Community
I am working on a photographic book project ("photojournal") exploring the current experience of Maori communities, especially focused on life around Marae. I am a newcomer to this Country and know very little about "real" Maori - I think it's my duty to learn. The book is intended to be mainly photographic and a journal of my own voyage of discovery into the world of Maori - I hope it will ultimately be a worthy tribute to Maori (and a great learning experience for me). Right now I am looking for communities to indicate whether they are interested in being part of the book. There would be no costs involved - only a willingness to be photographed and interviewed, and to help me to learn more about your particular community. More details on request.
Chris
Posted By: Dr Chris Westinghouse on 05/01/2003
E kii raa!
Just a quick question to Doc C. W. If you think its your duty to learn about Maori, can you do it without making a mint from this book you're intending to produce?
"No cost involved"? I bet there'll be a cost for anyone who wants to buy it. There are always people out there wanting something for nothing aren't there.
E te iwi, kaua e tukuna te taurekareka na ki te tango i to whakaahua!
Posted By: amokura on 09/01/2003
Traditional Muka Korowai
Are there any Marae that would like to own their very own
Traditional Muka Korowai. I am in the process of initiating a programme that will introduce such a project. This project
will require from six to twelve weaver's directly connected to the Marae.
I recommend a booking be made for a 2-3hour Presentation, breifly demonstrating the skills and tedious methods that the dedicated weavers will be experiencing in their group
construction of the Korowai which will become the property of the Marae.
For further details/negotiation's please dont hesitate to contact me. Phone 07-3048214 e-mail ria_davis@hotmail.com
Posted By: Mrs Ria R.Davis on 16/01/2003
Golden Oldies Rugby Perth Western Australia
Kia Ora tatou katoa
we are Roaring 40s social Golden Oldies Rugby Club in Perth Western australia and invite any new arrivals to the city to join our club for the 2003 season,ages for this grade are 35yrs up, we play around 10-12 carnivals over the season, all iwi are welcome.
for more information; ph (08) 93433812
E-mail: ricnahi@wasp.net.au
Posted By: Rick on 17/01/2003
About my book proposal and Amokura's nasty comments
Actually the full book proposal indicates quite clearly that I would donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the book to a charity acceptable to Maori, in perpetuity. Yes, I do believe it is my duty to learn about Maori, but don't ask me to kiss your butt. I thought I had quite a decent and respectful attitude, so I'm not too impressed by your response.

Posted By: Dr Chris Westinghouse on 28/01/2003
Wedding documentary research
E nga iwi o te motu, tena koutou katoa. He paanui e whai ake nei.





Yes it’s true…I do, I do, I do, I do, I do….

Are you getting married next month or in March 2003?

I am looking for Maori couples who are tying the knot between late Feb and early April 2003 and don’t mind inviting the world to their wedding.

…Hold up…. run that by me again?

I am researching material and talent for a multi-cultural documentary on Weddings. The finished documentary will have a worldwide audience.

I am looking for a couple who not only deal with the challenges of everyday life (eg: work and whanau) but also the challenge of maintaining their connection with our language, culture, history and people.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If this sounds like you and your partner and your whanau, and your marae and the rest of your hapu, (you know they will all want to be involved in this, one way or another!), then I would love to hear from you ASAP

Please contact me with your name and details on the number/email below.


Nga mihi mahana o te tau hou ki runga i a tatou katoa.
Naku iti nei, na


Mina Mathieson
Producer/Director
021 864 881
minam@paradise.net.nz


Posted By: Mina Mathieson on 28/01/2003
Scouting 4 new/emerging Manu Waiata 4 TV Show!!
Kia ora e hoa ma!!!!

Do you speak Maori? Do you sing and write your own songs in the Reo??? Do you want the opportunity to appear on national TV???

If the answer is yes, then, you need to be on the funky, phat, meke TV2 music show 'He Wai'.

We are currently looking for singers/groups for the next series, due to start filming 24 Feb 2003!!!

If you're interested, please email me asap.......

wtekiri@tvnz.co.nz
whitegloves@whiteglovestv.co.nz
Posted By: Wiremu on 29/01/2003
Maori womans travel experiences abroad
kia ora, my name is Stacey Noel(Ngapuhi/Te Rarawa). I am compiling short stories on maori womans experiences overseas in the hope that it will empower and inspire those that read it. If you have an inspiring story and would like to be part of this mahi please email me. I am based in London so this is the cheapest way to contact me.
Kia ora...
Posted By: Stacey Noel on 10/02/2003
Looking for Lenny Hape
Kia ora
I am looking for Lenny Hape he is living somewhere in australia I would appreciate it anyone could help me out.

Tara
Posted By: Tara on 11/02/2003
Tahawai Marae (Webers Road, Pupuke) Kaeo, Far North
We would like to establish a email database of whanau and whanaunga who are interested in re-establishing ahi kaa and funding initiatives with the marae. If you have any marae history, skills, experience, trade, networks, contacts and initiatives that will benefit the marae. Email kaiwharoad@hotmail.com today and forward this panui onto your whanau contacts. Hazel & Tara Hape
Posted By: Hazel & Tara Hape on 12/02/2003
Ministry of Health Maori Health Scholarships
Kia ora

The Ministry of Health's Maori Health Scholarships are now available. To request information and or an application form - call (09) 580 9052 or email: MHadministrator@moh.govt.nz.

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2003.

na Cinnamon Whitlock
Posted By: Cinnamon Whitlock on 15/02/2003
To Dr Westinghouse re: book proposal
In response to your comments about the book proposal, I say good on you. However, what you must understand is that many many many a person has come before you with the 'best' of intentions to produce something about 'Maori' that has ended up reinforcing the current negative attitude that is prevalent in NZ about Maori. And I guess if your attitude was genuinely 'respectful', rather than presumptious that this project of yours would be welcomed with open arms, then you would understand that there is a process that needs to be followed first before assuming that you have the 'right' to undertake such a project. You are not requesting that you be allowed to document a precious, personal, spiritual experience. You have already decided that you are. While I believe that your intentions may be honourable, just remember that this is going to require, on the part of the Maori participants that you are looking for, a huge amount of trust. You know what they say about trust, it must be earnt. What are you prepared to do to earn that trust? Are you prepared to develope and foster a positive growing relationship with these Maori participants?
In the Maori world, it is not a persons title, level of education or even wealth that places a person in a position of respect, it is their humility. Quite frankly, this was not evident in your response to 'Amokura'. Are you prepared to kiss some 'butt'? If not, I strongly suggest that you consider another project.

Nga Waiata
Posted By: Nga Waiata on 20/02/2003
Dr Westinghouses book proposal
I welcome your idea. I welcome your journey to find out more about us. Kia ora e hoa.
Posted By: Wes on 21/02/2003
To Doctor Westinghouse
Not too impressed are we? Thats okay. I wasn't intending to impress. Basically its not really about money at all, or even about 'kissing butt' as you put it. Its about treating people as people, not as specimens to be examined, analysed, written about, photographed, portrayed to the world as such and such and so on. Its as simple as that. Have you ever thought that the best people to write about Maori are Maori. Why don't you go make a wonderful photographic history about your own people.
Posted By: Amokura on 04/03/2003
28th Maori Battalion
Kia ora koutou,
Im currently endevouring to put together information pertaining to the 28th maori battalion in Italy. My backround is Acting in Theatre, T.v and Film. What im aiming to do is collect info through any medium that is helpful. The end result a two man show which will bring fourth some of these stories to enlighten people and also heal in every sense of the word. Why Italy in particular? Well my fellow actor/writer is Italian and both us have connections through our tupuna. Our Director Rachel House is an accomplished actress herself, her ties are with Te Whanau Apanui. As for myself Ngapuhi and Tuhoe. The best stories are the ones told Kanohi ki te kanohi and those are some of the stories I would be honoured and humbled to hear. With such a sensitve subject to have brought up, we can only ask. We still have quite a bit of mahi to go before this show is ready. Apart from all the research that has to be completed here, myself and fellow cohort Paolo Rotondo eventually will head to Italy to his iwi Ngati Napoli. There we continue the other half of our stories. At least a year and a bit till we start putting the show on and then touring the country. Sorry for the novel, but thought Id better explain what the hell Im up to.

Kia ora for that.
Na Rob Mokaraka
Posted By: Rob Mokaraka on 10/03/2003
The Late: GAIL ETHEL ROBIN MAHIA Returns Home to Aotearoa
Kia Ora Te Whanau
This is to inform the Whanau of the Late: GAIL ETHEL ROBIN MAHIA gathered at Mataatua Marae in Rotorua that her Body will depart Sydney Tuesday 5 August, 07:25am, Thai Airways International, accompanied by her Whanau.
May the Lord Bless and Comfort you as you tangi her farewell.
Aroha nui, Kakite ano. Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 01/08/2003
Family Service for the Late: GAIL ETHEL ROBIN MAHIA - Sydney 2 August 2003
Kia Ora Te Whanau

There will be a Family Service held tonight Saturday 2 August 2003 at 7:00pm at The Hebersham Stake Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pringle Road, Hebersham, Sydney, Australia.
All are Welcome to attend.
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 01/08/2003
Maori Magna Carta
Tena Koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou,
Does anyone have a copy of the Maori Magna Carta and would like to sell it? I am interested in buying a copy.
Kia Ora.
Posted By: Katrina on 02/08/2003

Hi there, great site! Our site has a free service to students - run by students.
Buy and sell university and college text books free online at www.oneandten.com Also, find and chat with other students studying the same subjects!

Posted By: One and Ten on 11/08/2003
Scholarship Info
I was wondering if anyone could please send me any scholarship information for maori students who are beginning tertiary study in 2004, it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Posted By: Vanessa on 18/08/2003
KIA ORA I'M BACK IN KIRIKIRIROA
Kia ora all you happi people that have been looking for me
Rangihuia Fashions is now located back in Frankton, Hamilton
our new website is under construction, give us a buzz sometime Ka kite ano.
Posted By: CHRISTINE PANOHO on 18/08/2003
Mika HAKA!
Hi there,
Does anybody happen to know something about Mika HAKA and his dance/theatre company Torotoro? They are currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I was very impressed by their performance - the show is awesome, sometimes even slightly weird, but touching all the time! Mika is advertised as "Maori Queen of Scots", the show as "Tribal Culture with an Attitude" - "...Las Vegas Style"!
Who knows more?
Posted By: Kiri on 22/08/2003
Ricky
need help plz: met a maori guy named ricky about 9 years ago in sydney. his name is ricky and he used to work at alfreds pub next to alfreds hospitel in campertown. he had treadlocks. here you can view a picture of him: http://profiles.yahoo.com/matrix_elvira
i know this is not much information but would be very thankful for your help!!!
Posted By: elvira on 23/08/2003
TeMaringi Ruby Nahi
Kia Ora O te Whanau.
I am announcing the passing of Mum, TeMaringi Ruby Nahi at Taranaki Base Hospitals' I.C.U. on Wed 27th Aug. Beloved wife to Dad, Sonny Nahi, and much loved Mum to Sonnyboy, Rangipani,Pita karaka, Michael Tiki,Wayne Tureiti,and Eugene Shaun, Mother in law to Pirjo,Willie,Ollie,Fleur,and
Claire, and Nanny to all your Mokopuna.
Rest in Peace Mum, You will always remain in our hearts.
A service will be held at the Methodist church in Stratford on Fri 29th Aug at 10:00am
Ka Kite Ano:
Rick Nahi for all the Whanau
Posted By: Rick Nahi on 27/08/2003
Maori Language in NZ schools
Do you believe that Maori should be compulsory in New Zealand Schools? Any comments feel free to email me on : gcld.vazey@xtra.co.nz
Posted By: Lance Ranui on 28/08/2003
Toi Iho - Maorimade trademark
Tena Koutou, I am doing a University of Waikato paper called "Marketing the Arts", supervised by Dr Suzette Major. As part of an assessment, I am doing research on the Toi Iho - Maorimade trademark. It is a brand, similar to "New Zealand Made". The artist proves that they are of Maaori descent and puts their artwork to a panel of judges who assess its authenticity and integrity and if it passes, give it the Toi Iho mark. This may help prevent other people exploiting our heritage and art e.g. taiwanese people selling plastic tiki's. This mark will affect not only Maori Artists, but Maori people and New Zealanders. I would appreciate hearing peoples whakaaro on this trademark.
Posted By: Ebony Jury on 01/09/2003
Formation of National Whakairo Trust
National Whakairo Trust

Welcome
I am establishing a National Whakairo Trust to awhi our artists and our art form. Our newsletter has two objectives, introducing our work and to gain support in our unique fundraising venture. Please forward our e-newsletter onto any whanau, friends, work colleagues that may show any interest.

Who are we?
I represent a group of carvers, the majority are seniors having spent over 15 years perfecting their skill and have their toi iho™ accreditation with Creative NZ for authentic, quality work. Our mission is simple. To develop successful, profitable, sustainable livelihood from whakairo.

Services we aim to provide?
• e-marketing
• administration management
• compiling a database of whakairo artists
• organising national & world wide road shows, exhibitions
• offering advice in related business areas
• information brokering
• networking
• creating new services; specialised whakairo restoration, searching for “new” contract work, creating new customers & product lines; carved coffins for example
• negotiating discounts for professional services, supplies, carving & power tools, mould machines
• providing a retail & gallery venue for artists
• presenting short, plain English courses that compliment whakairo

We do have big vision plans but intend to perfect one thing at a time. See it come to fruition over the next few years. Our vision has a price but we do have a way to help fund ourselves & employ some of our artists.

How?
Our product conjures many fearful emotions but death is part of our natural life cycle. Our time of sorrow is also when our identity can be celebrated. Please select one of our hand-carved coffins from Funeral Directors when required.

Description
The coffins are MDF & stained. They have raised lids and measure 6’1 22x14, until demand allow other sizes. They should be in the affordable price range as we have kept our expenses minimal. These coffins are by the same artists that have carved major works and they have deep respect for what they now undertake. We do Pacific and Maori designs. Coffins from us will have our Taonga Matariki, Treasured Destiny logo & signed by the artist.

Suppliers
Funeral Directors are able to supply our coffins from their manufactures Windsor Industries (Pahiatua) or Western Caskets (Auckland). See samples at Pacific Rim Funeral Care (Porirua), Omega Funeral Home (Wainuiomata) and Cherie Knuckey owner of the Harley Davidson Hearse “Twilight Express” (Lower Hutt). Or, in the Waikato you are most welcome to 374 Kihikihi Road Te Awamutu.

Thank you
For allowing us to tell our story. We apologise if our request has offended, that was never our intention. I have only aroha & a need to see our whakairo artists succeed.

You will be able to keep up with the progress we make once our website www.authentic.maori.nz is completed in the next months. If you would like to know anything else please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Contact
Tepora Christine Kupe
Manager
374 Kihikihi Road
TE AWAMUTU 2400
New Zealand

Telephone 07 870 2901
Mobile 021 156 4541
Email destiny@xtra.co.nz



Posted By: Henare Mahuta Hughes/Christine Kupe on 20/10/2003
The Late: AROHANUI KEUNG (nee Edwards) Returns Home to Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Whanau in Hastings, Bridge Pa, Mangere, Auckland and throughout the world that the body of AROHANUI KEUNG will depart Sydney aboard Air NZ Flt NZ102 on Wednesday 29 October 2003 at 09:30am. Following a brief stopover at Kenmay Funeral Services, Mangere, AROHANUI will lay in state at 62 Mahunga Drive, Mangere.

Following a Service at the LDS Chapel, Robertson Road, Mangere on Friday 31 October 2003, at 11:00am, AROHANUI KEUNG will be buried at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, we extend to all of AROHA's Famiy and Whanau gathering in Mangere, our Aroha at this sad time.

It has been an honour and privilege to serve AROHANUI and her Whanau. May the Lord bless and comfort you all.

Arohanui, Kakite ano,
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services - Sydney) on 28/10/2003
Methamphetamine ; P HUI
PATUA TE NGANGARA HUI / METHAMPTETAMINE P HUI.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER the 6th 2003 @ NGA HAU E WHA maarae O PUKEKOHE. 88 BEATTYS RD PUKEKOHE. POWHIRI 9.30am

Dr Pita Sharples and team facilitating.

Everyone welcome; To register email tmkrt7@xtra.co.nz or call 092389792 / cell 0274471554.
Posted By: Makawe Taha on 31/10/2003
Foreshore and Seabed 400Mile HAPU SOVEREIGNTY TITLE

Posted By: John Wanoa on 31/10/2003
finding hapu
I am trying to find my hapu link. My grandfather,
Percival alexander Bailey seems to have no hapu links what-so-ever. He was born in Dunedin in 1889. I have researched, and have found nothing. He moved to Nelson where he married Joyce Moffit. If you have any information about him could you please email me. He also served in the war and gained a medal, None of this seems to have been documented and he died without a birth certificate or any record of who he was and where he came from. The only information we have, is the information he gave on his Marriage certificate! He died with only one child, my grandmother .Kia ora koutou.

Posted By: Traicy-lee cranston on 01/11/2003
closure of TPR Te Puna Roimata Soc Inc
My name is Margaret McInroy, Hon. Secretary.This is to inform everyone that as from 1st November 2003 the organisation known as TPR Te Puna Roimata Soc Inc will cease all operations and will be closed down. We thank everyone for their support over the past 18 years but circumstances have forced us to close. Margaret McInroy, Hon. Secretary
Posted By: Margaret McInroy on 04/11/2003
The Late: ROY TERA RIWAI-COUCH Returns Home To Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the friends and Whanau of the Late: ROY TERA RIWAI-COUCH, formerly of Masterton, Wairarapa, NZ, that his Body will depart Sydney for Wellington on Tuesday 11/11/2003 at 09:40am aboard Air NZ Flight NZ 142. ROY will be accompanied by his Whanau.

The Late: ROY TERA RIWAI-COUCH will travel from Wellington to Pirinoa where he will Lay-in-State on the Kohunui Marae until his internment at the Kohunui Urupa, Pirinoa, on Wednesday 12/11/2003.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, we extend and express our Aroha to all of ROY's Whanau at this sad time. May the Lord Bless and Comfort you all as you tangi his farewell.

It has been an honour and a priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui,
Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 07/11/2003
Te Tii Waitangi Marae
He karanga tenei ki nga hapu o Te Tii Waitangi. An A.G.M continuing hui will be held at Te Tii Waitangi Marae 29th November 2003, 10am. Kaupapa is to form a legal structure for Te Tii Waitangi marae under the hapu o Waitangi. Na reira nau mai haere mai kia whiriwhiri ai te kaupapa nei
Posted By: Connie on 13/11/2003
maori
Tena koutou katoa. My name is Maiki Jordan Nicholson and i am going to write a story about my school...Tena Koutou Katoa... Ka mihi au ki nga matua, ka mihi au kia koutou ko Maiki toku ingoa
and i am nine years old. I go to a school called Manaia View, it was built last year in the year 2002, and my teacher is Mrs Wright. My old teacher was Mr Thomson, i think he was teaching good maori. One of the teachers is a cousin from a place called Rawhiti and her name is Amber Withel and her teaching name is Miss Withel... I think that she is a cool teacher, she teaches room 10 and in that room is Daniel Stewart, he is one of the other cousins...
na reira tena koutou tena koutou tena ra tatou katoa....

Posted By: Maiki Jordan Nicholson on 02/12/2003
Te Reo Irirangi O Poihaakena
Teenaa Koutou e Te Iwi Whaanui,

We have a Maori programme on radio here in Sydney which has been on air for about 8 months and it goes to air every Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm on Koori radio - 93.7fm. The transmitter strength has been increased from 1 watt to 50 watts which means we have a potential listening audience of around 2million people. The areas that will pick us up are all the Northern beaches from Neutral Bay to Newport and also Manly and Dee Why; and south of Sydney to Wollongong and Mittagong including Berrima, up to the Blue Mountains and all the way up to the Central Coast which takes in places like WoyWoy and Budgewoi. Tune in and listen I'm sure we'll have something for everyone. There'll be waiata traditional and new - paanui - news and sport and interviews as well. Heoi anoo e hoa maa.

Maa te matua e manaaki koutou i ngaa waa katoa.Noho ora mai

Na Maaua ko Nellie

Posted By: Koro and Nellie Riki on 03/12/2003
Whanau Reunion
'MAU' Whanau Linkage Reunion
Jan 1st - 4th, 2004, Powhiri 6:00pm
TeIringa Marae, Kaikohe
Inquiries: Mate Poa, Tel 09 4059823
Nau mai, Haere mai!
Posted By: Mate Poa on 08/12/2003
Depression, Violence & Suicide Prevention: SUICIDE VACCINE
www.bev.net/users/homepages/JamesSorrell or (( http://jamessorrell.proboards19.com/. )) Have a real life where love makes a home in your family!
Posted By: James Sorrell on 11/12/2003
The Late: JEANETTE MARY BAKER RETURNS HOME TO AOTEAROA
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the friends and Whanau of the Late: JEANETTE MARY BAKER, that her Body will depart Sydney for Auckland on Friday 19/12/2003 at 07:55am aboard Thai Airways International Flight TG 991. JEANETTE will be accompanied by her Whanau.

The Late: JEANETTE MARY BAKER will travel from Auckland to the Tautehihi Marae, Hokianga, Northland where she will Lay-in-State until Monday 22/12/2003, when she will be interned in the Piki Paria Urupa.

On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, we extend and express our Aroha to all of JEANETTE's Whanau gathered at the Tautehihi Marae at this sad time. May the Lord Bless and Comfort you all as you tangi her farewell.

It has been an honour and a priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui,
Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 19/12/2003
A CHALLENGE FOR NGATI WHATUA KAUMATUA
Kia ora whanau, my name is Shannon White and I am Kaimahi Whakawahine for the New Zealand AIDS foundation head office based here in Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland.

For the last couple of months, I have been trying to locate a Kaumatua for the "Herne Bay House" a retreat/hospital where our loved ones suffering from HIV/AIDS can come from around the motu to rest and have time out in Auckland. Many Maori patients have no whanau support and are struggling on their own with this HIV/AIDS virus. We need to awhi and show aroha for the mauiui and support them emotionally as well.

This challenge is for Ngati Whatua Kaumatua to stand up and be counted. New statistics show that there is an increase of this disease around the world and you dont have to be a queer pakeha to catch this disease anymore. Many woman and babies have contracted this dreadful virus and it wont be long before this will be happening here in Aotearoa.

If you can assist, or know anyone who can help our Maori brothers and sisters living with this virus, please feel free to contact me. Your replies would be truely appreciated.
Meri Karihimiti
Nga mihi aroha

Shannon Anahera White

DDI: 09 300 6968
fax: 09 309 3149
ph: 09 303 3124
email:shannon.white@nzaf.org.nz
Posted By: Shannon Anahera White on 21/12/2003
Blessing of the Canoes - Melbourne Feb 7th & 8th
Shout Out
I am part of a new initiative to promote the sport of outriger canoeing in Victoria, Australia, and we are planning a mass blessing of the canoes followed by a Polynesian Festival. We need a kapahaka group for the evening celebrations including to tautoko the blessing. Does anyone have a contact number for a kapahaka group based in Melbourne please. The festival will either be held in Geelong (we need the big seas) or in Port Melbourne. Please email me at nomaia@bigpond.com Happy Celebrations to all back home.
Posted By: Serena Bailey on 23/12/2003
The Late: ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI Returns Home To Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Whanau and Friends of the Late: ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI that his body depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Thai Airways International Flight TG 991 on Wednesday 31 December 2003 at 07:55am accompanied by his wife and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services his body will be transferred to the Mururaupatu Marae in New Plymouth where he will lay-in-state until Saturday 3 January 2004. ERNEST CEDRIC WI PITI will then be interned in the Kaipakopako Urupa.

On behalf of all of Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Mururaupatu Marae to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been a priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Bruce Mita
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 30/12/2003
The Late: DENISE MUTU ARANGA GREY Returns Home To Aotearoa
Kia Ora Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: DENISE MUTU ARANGA GREY gathered at the Waikeri Marae in Tangirau, that her body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Thai Airways International Flight TG 991 on Wednesday 7 Janaury 2004 at 07:55am arriving in Auckland at 1:00pm (local time), accompanied by her children and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: DENISE MUTU ARANGA GREY will be transferred to the Waikeri Marae where she will lay-in-state until her internment in the Urupa at Taupiri.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Waikeri Marae to tangi her farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

This is a correction to my previous panui and apologise for the date error and for any trauma, and or inconvenience it might have caused the Whanau. Kia Ora!!

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 06/01/2004
The Late: HAILEY MAREE TE TAI Returns Home To Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: HAILEY MAREE TE TAI gathered at the Matawaia Marae in Matawaia, that her body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Emirate Airlines Flight EK411 on Thursday 15 Janaury 2004 at 08:40am arriving in Auckland at 1:40pm (local time), accompanied by her parents and whanau.

Following a brief stop at Liga Liga Funeral Services the Late: HAILEY MAREE TE TAI will be transferred to the Matawaia Marae where she will lay-in-state until her internment in the Rangimarie Urupa, Matawaia.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Matawaia Marae to tangi her farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 13/01/2004
The Late: GAVIN WILLIAM KING's Tangi in Sydney
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This panui is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: GAVIN WILLIAM KING, formerly of St John Street, Opotiki, that he passed away on Thursday 15th January 2004 in Sydney. Gavin is the son of William King and Lilian Moetu King (nee Hudson)and one of 10 children.

GAVIN was a loving husband to Kim Rosetta King (nee Fraser) of Christchurch, and father of James (9yrs) and Kieran (4yrs). He will be sadly missed by all of his family and by those who knew and loved him.

The Late: GAVIN WILLIAM KING will lay-in-state at his home in Cherrybrook, Sydney, until Tuesday 20 January 2004. The funeral service will be held at the Presbyterian Church, Mary Street, Beecroft, NSW at 10:30am Tuesday 20th Janaury 2004 afterwhich the cortege will travel to Catherine Hill Bay Cemetery on the Central Coast of NSW for his internment.

On behalf of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, I extend and express our Aroha to Kim and the children, and to all the Whanau in Sydney and back home in Aotearoa or where ever you might be in the world, at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to have known and served GAVIN and his Whanau. May the LORD bless and comfort you all as you Tangi his farewell.

Aroha nui
Ka Kite ano
Bruce Mita

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 16/01/2004
Waitangi Day Festival in Sydney, Australia?

Kia ora,

I am trying to find out where the Waitangi Day Festival will be held in Sydney, Australia in 2004?
If you have any information please email me.

Thankyou very much.

Ka kite

Posted By: maorigirl on 26/01/2004
The Late: GEORGE TERANGI Returns Home to Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: GEORGE TERANGI gathering at the Whanau Marae in Tautoro near Kaikohe, that his body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard an Air NZ Flight on Tuesday morning, 3 February 2004 accompanied by his wife and whanau.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: GEORGE TERANGI will then be transferred to the Whanau Marae in Tautoro where he will lay-in-state until his funeral service which will be held in the Kaikohe Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop GEORGE TERANGI will then be interned in the Whanau Urupa in Tautoro.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney, Australia, we extend and express our Aroha to Zdenka and the children, together with all of the Whanau gathered at the Whanau Marae in Tautoro to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

Bishop GEORGE TERANGI, it has been an honour and priviledge to have known you and to serve you and your Whanau. "GOD BE WITH YOU 'Til WE MEET AGAIN"

Aroha nui
Ka Kite ano
Bruce Mita

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 01/02/2004
THE NATIONAL CERVICAL SCREENING PROGRAMME
Kia Ora Wahine,
Im part of The Sisters For Health Project, promoting maori womens health.Regarding to information on The National Cervical Screening Programme.If there are any maori wahine wanting any information on Cervical Smear Test or Cervical Cancer.Please send me a email,ill be glad to send you information regarding answers to any questions.
Naku noa na
Ngawaiata Harris.
Posted By: Ngawaiata Harris on 17/02/2004
The Late: JEFFREY BRENT FRANKLIN Returns Home to Aotearoa
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the Late: JEFFREY BRENT FRANKLIN gathered at the Karangahape Marae in Matangirau, Kaeo, that his body will depart Sydney for Auckland aboard Emirate Airlines Flight EK412 on Wednesday 25 February 2004 at 08:40am arriving in Auckland at 1:40pm (local time). He is accompanied by his Mother, Brother and Sister.

Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services the Late: JEFFREY BRENT FRANKLIN will be transferred to the Karangahape Marae where he will lay-in-state until his internment in the Whanau Urupa.

On behalf of all of our Whanau at Mitacare Funeral Services in Sydney we extend and express our Aroha to all of the Whanau gathered at the Karangahape Marae to tangi his farewell.

May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

It has been an honour and priviledge to serve your Whanau.

Aroha nui
Ka kite ano

Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney
Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney) on 23/02/2004
Course information
Kia Ora Koutou Ma
hi my name is Jaime Fletcher and i am wondering if there are any youth people wanting to get on to any courses.
These are the courses as follows:
Computing And Business Administration,
Tutor: Scott Harrison
Age:16-18
Security,
Tutor Duncan Griffin
Age:18 and up
Te Ara Tinana,
Tutor, Sue Baker, Sarah
18 and up
Heavy Trade Truck Driving,
Tutor, Layne Malshinger
18 and up

You can also do you drivers licence if you don't already have one.

so for all you young people out there who don't have anything to do and a wanting to join a course or something please don't be shy,phone The Salvation Army Employment Plus on (09) 4384470 or 0800 4 eplus.

We also put you on work experience!!!

So don't be shy either give us a call or just drop in.
Course hours from 9.00 am to 3.30pm

Don't hesitate to call us toll free

Thank You for your time in reading this bit of information.

Kia Koutou Ma
Na Reira Tena Koutou Tena Koutou Tena Ra Tatou Katoa
bye bye for now guys





P.S DON'T SIT AROUND ALL YOUR LIFE AND BE BUMS LIKE MOST PEOPLE...
Posted By: Jaime Fletcher on 23/02/2004
The Salvation Army Employment Programmes
Kia Ora Koutou Ma.
Hi, how many of you are wnating to join course? Well have i got some news for you... We are in desperate need of more youth aid and adults to join the courses at The Salvation Army Employment Programmes. These are the courses that we have runniung down here:
Computing and Business Administration,
Tutor: Scott Harrison
Security,
Tutor: Duncan Griffin
Heavy Trade truck Driving,
Tutor: Layne Malshinger
Te Ara Tinana,
Tutor Sarah, Sue Baker
So if there are any youth aid or adults out there who are bored and don't have anything better to do give us a call on (09) 438-4470 or 0800 4 eplus
So don't hesitate to call us.

thank for your precious time you have spent reading this bit of news.

Na Reira Tena Koutou Tena Koutou Tena Ra Tatou Katoa
Bye Bye For Now
Posted By: Jaimee Lee Nicholson on 24/02/2004
Mixed Talents - Maori Shop Tauranga
For all your cultural needs, we make, cloaks, musical instruemnts (putatara,putirino,koauoau), kete,clothing from babies to adults,carvings,bone and greenstone, if you are interested, please don't hesitate to contact us
Posted By: Luana on 28/03/2004
Tribute to Thomas Kini
I performed with Bassist Thomas Kini before his passing in
Chicago,U.S.A. He introduced me,an Afican-American to his culture,inspiring an original tune,"Maori Winds", calling
ourselves "Brothers". May his family find happiness in their sorrow as they return him to his native land. Peace!!
Posted By: Corky McClerkin on 10/04/2004
diploma in te reo maori at unitec for 2005
I am looking for comments/suggestions on content for this coures so that we can get it started for the new year.As far as NQSA are concerned there is only 1 place to do this course in auckland and that is manukau tech, which seems strange. So any help in the processes of getting this started would be much appreciated. Nga mihi ki a koutou.
Posted By: mana curtis on 18/04/2004
The Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE Passes Away In Sydney
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE on Friday 23 April 2004 at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

The Funeral Service for the Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE will be held on Thursday 29 April 2004 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Corner of Doonside Road & Birdwood Avenue, Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Following the service the cortege will proceed to the Pinegrove Cemetery, Minchinbury where the Late: EDDIE HORACE RAKETE will be interned.

To his Wife Sharon and their six sons, Jeffrey, Eddie, Gregory, Daniel, Christopher and Jordan, and to all of EDDIE's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and throughout the world, we express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi his farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 26/04/2004
NGATI POROU FESTIVAL
i am curremtly living in Sydney Australia and i am wanting to co home for the Ngati Porou festival. I am havilng trouble getting the date and venue of the festival if any one knows this info please e mail me thank you
Posted By: Syd Girl on 27/04/2004
The Great Maori Battalion on feature film
I would like to ask why the extreme sacrifices of the Great Maori Battalion has never been adapted to a motion picture, which I believe is long over due. I am currently a maori student majoring in Film making and would like to see this kaupapa a reality. Even by making a noise in the hope that our current maori directors/producers make this movie, before the pakeha attempt too, which they will try...look at the foreshore (kia oraaa). Pls eme if you have any response, advice or any awhi you can offer in researching the battalions history.

no reira, KIA ORA TATOU KATOA
Posted By: Mikaere on 28/04/2004
Wananga
Kei te tu tonu tetahi wananga tikanga, korero hoki ia weekend i roto i te Marama o Haratua. Kei te tautoko e matou o te marae nga tauira tokoono ki te whai ta ratou tohu Matauranga Maori. No reira e kare ma nau mai haere mai ki te whakanui ki te whakaako nga tikanga o Kutarere me nga rereketanga o nga tikanga o Mataatua Rohe. Kei te watea te Marae mo nga tangata e hiahia ana te moe i konei mo nga weekends. Mehemea he patai he korero ranei tau tukuna mai to panui.
Posted By: Tania Taitapanui on 03/05/2004
Te Ati Awa
kia ora
I'm looking for someone that belongs to Te Ati Awa because i haven't anyone of my dad's side of the family so if you belong to Te Ati Awa please see us or something
Posted By: dt on 11/05/2004
The Late: ORIWA WHAREMATE (nee Poi Poi) Passes Away In Sydney
Tena Koe Te Whanau

This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the passing away of the Late: ORIWA (Olive) WHAREMATE (nee Poi Poi)on Tuesday 11 May 2004 at Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia.

ORIWA (Olive) will lay-in-state at her home at 3 Ross Smith Avenue, Meadowbank, NSW until Monday 17th May 2004.

The Funeral Service for the Late: ORIWA WHAREMATE will be held on Monday 17 May 2004 at 10:30am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Blaxland Road, Ryde, NSW, Australia. Following the service the cortege will proceed to the Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde where the Late: ORIWA WHAREMATE will be interned.

To her husband Ngawati and all of their children, mokopuna, and to all of Olive's Whanau in Australia, Aotearoa and throughout the world, we express our Aroha to you all at this sad time.

May the Lord bless and comfort you as you tangi her farewell.

Aroha nui, Ka kite ano,
Bruce Mita
Mitacare Funeral Services

Posted By: Bruce Mita (Mitacare Funeral Services) on 14/05/2004
Aotearoa Maori Performing Arts Festival
Kia to everyone,
Does anyone know the date of the 2004 Festival that is going to be held in Palmerston North??
Kia ora ano
Rachel
Posted By: Rachel on 16/05/2004
Maori Performers Urgently Needed For Canadian Festival !!!
Due to the cancellation of the scheduled Kapahaka group, I am looking for a group or individuals to perform at the worlds largest annual multicultural festival which is being held in Winnipeg, Canada this August.

Performers expenses (accommodation, meals and transport) will be provided while in Winnipeg. Performers will need to arrange own travel to and from Canada (approx cost $2,000 per person). You will be joined by an Australian Abroginal group from South Australia and will be part of the most popular and exciting show in North America.

If you are interested or want to know more please email Walter at waltnz2002@yahoo.com as soon as possible.
Posted By: Walter Nand on 18/05/2004
60th Birthday on 12th June Masterton
Happy burr-day cus
Posted By: Hine Rimene nee Pugh on 22/05/2004
koroneihana
congradulations to te kapunga for winning at the koros
Posted By: Te kapunga on 24/05/2004
Mirimiri
he tino pai te mahi nei
Posted By: Te Paeoteatua Winitana on 27/05/2004
DTT ASSESSMENT HANGARAU CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY
he tino pae te mahi nei
Posted By: Te Paeoteatua Winitana on 27/05/2004
Matariki 2004 celebrations schedule at Te Papa
Ka puta a Matariki, ka rere a Whänui, ko te tohu o te tau.

http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/matariki_summary.html
Posted By: Marama on 01/06/2004
Kerehi Whakapapa
KiaOra Pirihira, I havent an email to get back to you. My daughter's name is Mylia, her father is Heta kerehi, who also has a daughter Leiana. Please email me if you have any details that could help me put together a whakapapa for my girl.
Posted By: Ripeka on 10/06/2004
SPORT EDUCATION
Looking for full time sport students. We are delivering quality sport courses in Hamilton, Tauranga and Whangarei. Kia Ora come along and join us and learn. Phone 07 8392306
Posted By: Neil Warner on 12/07/2004
seeking anyone who could help
i am currently seeking anyone out there who would like to help with a maori land find in Taranaki we are setting up funds to help us with our long journey on finding my Fathers Journey as a long hard time woker in Patea,this is very important that we get help as time is running out.
Posted By: Pareake Broughton on 15/07/2004
Looking for a long lost friend!!
I have not heard from a friend from Wellington for eight years. If Helene Davis( DOB 1972), an exchange student in Newfoundland Canada in 1991, or family/friends of hers can contact me with an update, please do so.
Tam
Posted By: Tammy Drew on 18/07/2004
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU - MEDIA RELEASES
Kia Ora, Greetings

Each month our National Association in Wellington provides us with media releases that are useful for providing information to our communities. We are please to be able to share with you media releases for the month of July 2004.

Changing your name

There are many reasons why a person over the age of 18 might want to change their name, for example, marriage, divorce, a new start in life, or dislike of a given name.

To register a name change as an adult you’ll need to fill out a form called BDM120 “Change of name by statutory declaration” from the Department of Internal Affairs’ Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) Office.

You can download this form from www.bdm.govt.nz, request it by calling (toll free) 0800 22 52 22, collect it from a BDM district office if you live in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch (check the “Bluepages” section in your white pages for the address), or visit Otara Citizens Advice Bureau for assistance to obtain the form.

The declaration form must be properly signed and witnessed, then returned to a BDM office, along with your full birth certificate (or another document which shows your name, date and place of birth, such as a passport), and the fee of $125 if your birth is registered in New Zealand, or $80 if it is registered overseas.

Women or men who choose to take their spouse’s name in marriage can do so informally – they don’t have to legally change their own name.

There are other processes which apply for people under 18 and children under the age of 2. Otara Citizens Advice Bureau can give you information for these cases and help you to access the relevant forms.


Justice[s] of the Peace at Otara CAB

If you need to have your signature witnessed or documents verified a Justice of the Peace is a person who can do this for you.

At Otara Citizens Advice Bureau we have a visiting Justice of the Peace (or JP). Our JP is in the bureau on Thursday afternoons from 1pm-3pm. If you would like to see our JP, please ring the bureau first to confirm their availability.
We are also able to offer referrals to an alternative document witnessing service in the Town Centre on other days during the week except Saturdays.

As with all aspects of the Citizens Advice service there is no charge to see a JP, and the nature of your visit will be kept confidential.

Does your firewood measure up?

Winter is upon us and many residents in Otara will be assessing whether they have enough firewood to last until the weather warms up.

Those who decide to stock up should be aware that firewood can be sold by volume (for example, 2 cubic metres) or by description (for example, a trailer load). Firewood is sold as a “thrown measure”.

Otara Citizens Advice Bureau advises purchasers who buy by volume to check that the truck or trailer has been approved by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs’ Measurement and Product Safety Service (MAPSS). If it has, it will feature a stamped lead plug with a crown on it and a sign saying the size which has been approved.

When you receive your firewood you should receive a written invoice from the seller that shows the amount of firewood delivered.

Lin Kaiou from Otara Citizens Advice Bureau says, “If you think you’ve been delivered less than you paid for you should tell the seller and ask them to re-measure the firewood in front of you. If the seller doesn’t want to help you, keep your receipt and contact a MAPSS officer on freephone 0508 627 774 before you use any of the firewood.”

Otara Citizens Advice Bureau is located at Shop 1 & 2, 46 Fair Mall, Otara Town Centre, Bairds Rd, Otara. You can also phone us on (09) 274-6577 or toll free on 0800 367 222. Or you can email us at cab.otara@xtra.co.nz. We’re open Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm; Friday and Saturday 9am-12:30pm.

If you have any enquiries at all, please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop by during the hours we are open.

Posted By: Lin Kaiou, Manager on 19/07/2004
Te Reo Maori
Tena ra tatou katoa, kia kaha tatou te korero, te whakatairanga ake i to tatou reo rangatira i tenei wiki, otira kaua mo tenei wiki anahe, engari mo ake ake
Posted By: Hone on 27/07/2004
Wassup.... Talpfa and last of all KIA ORA!
Hey.. kia ora.. wassup?! Well i just been readn Sum of em panui's yall have been writing... AND WELL wotta suprie.. seen a few from Opononi.. Hokianga.. Whirinaki, im @ Omanaia... gee.... tatou tatou. Well i seen dis one bad panui.. really racist.. yuckie! well imma jet.. peace out.. oh yea im @ the kura kaupapa maori o Kaikohe/ wharekura o Kaikohe! yea! kaikohe ruleZ.. peace Out! ----1---- Risah 🙂
Posted By: Risah on 03/08/2004
Wedding
I come from Tauranga but am currently living in Sydney. My brother is getting married in Punikaiki in jan and has asked me to do a speech in Maori at the ceremony. I know a fair bit a moari from school and uni but would like any information about traditional speeches or anything on this subject would be greatly appreciated. And is there a marae in Sydney???? Thanks to anyone who can help.
Posted By: Shari Tutchen on 04/08/2004
Hapu Korero - Ignorant Girl Feedback
(Ko taku tau kuare kotiro);
My dear ignorant girl:;please do not belittle yourself at anything at all, espicially when it
involves
your Tikanga Maori. I have been at it longer than you haveand I am still learning
but I dont go around callin my self a dummy???...., oops!! sorry .Kotaku tau
kare kotiro, you and I will have to get down to some serious Maori,
what do think First if all , these ar all or part of a Te Arawa whaka papa starting
With Tamatkapuas father Homai tawhitidown to as far as I know or remmber
Ngati Whakau Homaitawhiti
!
Tamatekapua
l men and hapu !
Kahumoetahanga
!
Uenukumai rarotonga
!
Rangitihi
!
Tuhourangi
!
Ngati Whakaue


Rangiteaorere, Iam not to sure about, His dscendants go back to .., and I think he is
another son of Rangitihi, but he was brought up by his mother from another hapu
Rangitihi had four wives and eight sons. The sons were, and I am not to sure in what
order were Rotorua- Tauruao-Rangiwhakaekea- Rangiaohia-Rakeiao- Kawatapuarangi-
Apumoana-Tuhourangi
Rangitihissons are known as "Th e eight heart beats of Te Arawa Today whakapapa
usually only goes back to Rangitihi.
Rangiwewehi and Tunohopu are descendantsof Ngati Whakaue

Arohanui (lots of love)
PS _ Sorry if there are some spelling/grammer mistakes 🙂

Posted By: Ateremu on 08/08/2004
Hapu Korero - Ignorant Girl
(Ko taku tau kuare kotiro);
My dear ignorant girl:;please do not belittle yourself at anything at all, espicially when it
involves
your Tikanga Maori. I have been at it longer than you haveand I am still learning
but I dont go around callin my self a dummy???...., oops!! sorry .Kotaku tau
kare kotiro, you and I will have to get down to some serious Maori,
what do think First if all , these ar all or part of a Te Arawa whaka papa starting
With Tamatkapuas father Homai tawhitidown to as far as I know or remmber
Ngati Whakau Homaitawhiti
!
Tamatekapua
l men and hapu !
Kahumoetahanga
!
Uenukumai rarotonga
!
Rangitihi
!
Tuhourangi
!
Ngati Whakaue


Rangiteaorere, Iam not to sure about, His dscendants go back to .., and I think he is
another son of Rangitihi, but he was brought up by his mother from another hapu
Rangitihi had four wives and eight sons. The sons were, and I am not to sure in what
order were Rotorua- Tauruao-Rangiwhakaekea- Rangiaohia-Rakeiao- Kawatapuarangi-
Apumoana-Tuhourangi
Rangitihissons are known as "Th e eight heart beats of Te Arawa Today whakapapa
usually only goes back to Rangitihi.
Rangiwewehi and Tunohopu are descendantsof Ngati Whakaue

Arohanui (lots of love)
PS _ Sorry if there are some spelling/grammer mistakes 🙂

Posted By: Ateremu on 08/08/2004
Ignorant Maori Girl
Mauri ora ki a tatou
Ka nui nga mihi ki a koe e te hine, ko te whakaro nui kua hoki mahara e koe ki to tuāpapa ara ko to whanau. Kia kaha koe te whai i ou ake hiahia. Me ngakau nui ano e koe ki a koe ano. kei a koe nga pukenga ki rapu i nga korero o mua no te mea kua maumahara koe i nga ingoa o wo tupuna.

Kia kaha koe
Its up to you girl, you have made the start to look at who you are, and thats the important thing. Keep Going. The ones that keep you safe are the ones that share your blood. Everyone goes looking when they are ready!!

Piki Te Kaha
Posted By: N8V_SON on 09/08/2004