Kei te pōwhiritia ngā iwi moutere o Te Moananui a Kiwa ki Aotearoa.

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

Kei te rongo ngā iwi moutere i te karanga o Te Matatini, e whai wāhi atu ai rātau ki te ahurea Māori.

“Kua roa te wā kāre i hoki mai ki konei, kei te mokemoke taku ngākau ki tōku whānau, kei te mokemoke tōku ngākau ki te reo Māori, ki te reo waiata, te reo haka me te reo whaikōrero, nō reira koira te take kua hoki mai ahau.”

Ko Malanai Kane Kohiwinui he tauira ō mua o TKKM o Hoani Waititi, ko Ngāti Porou tōna iwi whāngai, ka mutu he Kanaka Māoli o Hawai'i.

Kaore i rite te aroha o te tangata mai i ngā whenua kē atu, nō reira he wāhi tēnei kia tukuna ai tō tātau reo, o tātau tikanga, ngā kawa.”

He kai kawe kōrero a Matahi Tutavae ki te pouaka whakaata o Tahiti Nui, kua tae mai nei ki te hopu i ngā āhuatanga o te ahurea Māori.

One of the most important things I think the powhiri to me is something interesting because we lost that back home, you know welcoming people the traditional way, we do we still have traditions and ways to welcome people but I was always fascinated by the powhiri.”

Hei tāna he maha tonu ngā tauritenga i waenganui i ngā ahurea, iwi moutere e whanake ngātahi ai tātau.

What I want to see is how you guys tell your stories, storytelling is a big part of our culture and the ways you guys do it on stage through kapa haka through songs I just want to get more into to learn more of that.”

Hei tā Matahi Tutava ka whakahokia ngā kōrero hei whakatenatena i ōna iwi ki Tahiti.