He whakapapa wāwāhi wūru

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

E whakatika ana te toa wāwāhi wūru a Joel Henare no Ngāti Porou mō tetahi whakataetae a rohe, he whakataetae whakaharatau i a ia tōmua i te whakataetae o te ao.  

Kei te whai i te taumata tiketike i mua i tana whakawātea i ngā mahi wāwāhi wūru.

But it's more about the bragging rights I think and a good pat on the back that you've done something right you've got it right to the best of your ability, it's always about winning, no one ever goes to a competition to get second”, te kī a Henare.

Rua tekau mā whitu ōna tau, i tipu ake a Joel Henare i ngā hēti kuti hipi ka mutu he mahi tuku iho te wāwāhi wūru.

My grandmother my mother they were all rouseys, my grandmother was a fleeco back then as they called themselves. I remember my Nan talking about Tuini (Ngāwai) saying they'd be on camp out staying at stations and everyone would be having tea and Tuini would be somewhere up in the paddock composing a song”, te kī a Henare.

Neke atu i te kotahi rau āna taitara ki ngā mahi kohi wūru, arā hei tā Joel Henare kei te rite te Māori ki ēnei momo mahi ā ringa.

We like to get in there and do things we're not talkers, we like to get in there and show what we can do rather than sit around the table and talk about it and I think hence the reason that your world champion shearer and woolhandler are Māori and just so happen to be from the East Coast”, tā Henare.

Hei tā Henare he huarahi pai tēnei te wāwāhi wūru mā ngā rangatahi Māori e āhei ai ki ngā huarahi i tua atu.

You don't need qualifications to walk in here and get paid and start doing it you can learn on the job and as you go along and progress you can get qualified at this job, get a tohu and understand what you're doing and get more knowledge of it”, tā Henare.

Hei te mutunga o tēnei marama ka uru anō ai a Henare ki te whakataetae Golden shears.