Kōrero: Ngā Reo Irirangi

Ko Whai Ngata

Ko te reo tēnei o Whai Ngata o Ngāti Porou i te noho whenua ki Takaparawhā, arā, i te tahinga o Ngāti Whātua me Joe Hawke mā i ō rātou papatipu whenua i te tau 1978. (I te whakaahua i te taha matau e tū ana ki mua i tōna wharenui o Porourangi i te tau 1988.) Neke atu i te 800 te ope taua pirihimana i whakawātea i a rātou. Nō muri mai ka maumahara a Ngata, ‘Ka tae mai te rongo ka whakatika wawe mātou ki te hopu i te āhuatanga o te 800 pirihimana e whakaeke ana ki runga o Takaparawhā. I roto i te 40 tau ōku i roto i te ao pāpaho, kore rawa au i kite i tētahi āhuatanga pērā te taikaha rawa, arā, o ngā mana o te kāwanatanga …Ka mau kē te wehi i te kite atu i ō tātou mātua e kāhakina atu ana i ō rātou whenua.’ I mahi a Ngata mō Irirangi Aotearoa i mua i tōna haerenga ki Te Reo Tātaki. 

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Piripi Walker, 'Ngā Reo Irirangi - Te pāho i ngā puoro me te reo kōrero, 1960 ki te tekau tau 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/42964/ko-whai-ngata (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by Piripi Walker, published 22 Oct 2014