Kei te karanga te reo rāhiri a Hine i Tuhia o te Rangi ki ōna uri

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

Ko ngā whakahōutanga ki Te Poho o Hine i Tuhia, te wharekai i Te Poho o Rāwiri Marae ki Tūranga, e tō ana i te whare tawhito rā, e waru tekau mā waru tau te pakeke, ki te ao hōu. Hei tā Charlotte Gibson, te hea o te marae, mā ngā whakahōutanga e whakatū huarahi ki mua.

“Torutoru noa iho e mau ana i te mauri o te paepae, manaaki i te tangata o roto i te whare me wērā momo mahi, horoi i ngā paepae hamuti, koira te īnoi kia hoki mai ōna uri ki tōna whare”, te kī a Charlotte Gibson.

He paepae hamuti hou, he wharekai hou anō hoki e manaakitia ai te mano tāngata.

“Bells and whistles, pai ki waku cousins, nō te mea he tangata marae mātau katoa, tipu mai mātau i runga i te marae, ā, mai i tērā tipuranga, ā, tae noa atu ki te matetanga a te tangata i mahi mātau i te marae”, tā Charlotte Gibson.

Hei tā Temepara Isaacs, “Kei te mīharo ngā whakaaro, kua roa mātau e tatari ana tēnei āhuatanga ināianei kua taonga ināianei kei te whakahariru mātau”.

He kaiwero, he ringawera anō hoki a Tamati Tangohau Gibson, “He roa nei te wā kua tatari mātau ngā uri toto whakaheke o tēnei marae, otirā kua oho tō mātau tipua, tō mātau wahine rangatira a Hine i Tuhia o Te Rangi.

He toru ira whā miriona tāra te nama o Te Pā Eke Tū, arā, ko te tau tuatoru tēnei e whakahou ana i ngā whare o te marae.

Hei tā Charlotte Gibson, “Mehemea ka hanga he whare hou ko te tikanga me whakakī i te whare i te tangata ahakoa tana ataahua, ahakoa te nui o te pūtea, kāre tērā i te tino kaupapa, ko te kaupapa nui me whakakao nei i ngā tāngata katoa, koira te mea nui”.

Kei te tāepaepatanga o te rangi te aro a te reanga hou.

Hei tā Tamati Tangohau Gibson, “Ko te haria mai i ngā pōti ki runga i te maunga, ki reira kōrero tahi ki a rātau, haria mai ki konei ki te pā, kia pōhiri ai i a rātau me ngā mahi kapa haka anō hoki, nā reira koira kei tua”.

Hei te tau e heke mai nei whakatūwheratia anō te whare tipuna o Te Poho o Rawiri Marae.