He tūhonohono i ngā ahurea kia whanake ngātahi ai

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

Kei te karanga a Toi Aotearoa ki ngā ringatoi, ki ngā rangatahi anō hoki kia tono pūtea tautoko e whai wāhi ai rātou ki te Hui Ahurea o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. He tira haere kei te whakaritea kia haere ki te hui ka tū ki Honolulu hei te marama o Pipiri a tērā tau.

Ko tā Misty Kela'i o Te Hui Ahurei o Te Moananui a Kiwa 2020, “The driving force is Indigenous people are alive, you haven't killed us yet, we're coming together as a strong mana, unity, all the nations coming together and to a beautiful place Hawai'i.”

Kei te mahi tahi te kāhui nei o Hawaii ki a Toi Aotearoa, he akiaki i ngā ringatoi Māori kia tono atu, kia whai wāhi atu ki te hui ahurea.

“We need the beautiful artists to come to Hawai'i because as I heard this morning, culture and arts is the glue that keeps us all together”, te kī a Misty Kela'i.

Hei tā Jacob Aki o Te Hui Ahurei o Te Moananui a Kiwa 2020, “You know you have a lot of great performing arts, you have a lot of great art, and we're very excited to have you folks come and share with the rest of the Pacific.”

Ko te matū o te hui ahurea ka tū ki Hawaii a tērā tau ko ngā toi taketake, hei tūāpapa e wetewetehia ai ngā āhuatanga e pā atu nei ki ngā iwi katoa o Te Moananui a Kiwa.

“We're having ocean problems, climate problems, sustainability problems, so why not share and let's resolve some of these problems and issues”, te kī a Misty Kela'i.

Kei te karanga hoki a Toi Aotearoa ki ngā rangatahi Māori kia tono atu ki te hōtaka e whai wāhi atu ai rātau.

Ko tā Dee Sciascia o Toi Aotearoa, “Te whakaaro anō ki tēnei mea te rangatiratanga, he aha tēnei mea te rangatiratanga? Me panoni o tātau tikanga ki tēnei mea te rangatiratanga? Koina ngā kaupapa e pā ana ki ngā rangatahi.”

Hei whakakipakipa i ngā ringatoi o Hawaii, he taonga nā te tohunga Māori nā Rangi Kipa.

“If I never come back again I will take you with me forever, and very proud of this and I'm very thankful to my friends here I just met, but like I said we're cousins, but now aunty has this to take back home to Hawai'i and inspire Hawaiian artists too”, te kī a Misty Kela'i.

Hei te wiki e heke mai nei pau ai te wā ki ngā tono o Toi Aotearoa.