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[image source: google online images archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.13~
Waitangi Day commemorates an important day in New Zealand’s history. February 6th celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between Maori and Europeans.
The beauty of Waitangi is that it is one of the most loved places in New Zealand that people enjoy going to.
I’ve spent quite a lot of time in Waitangi. It’s nice to jet there when you need a break in the off-tourist season. Locals are lovely people.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
Press Release – Tribal Affairs – The Crown & Ngati Whatua Iwi:
“The Crown today signed a deed to collectively settle the historical claims of iwi and hapū over shared interests in the Auckland area, including maunga (volcanic cones) and motu (islands), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced.
The deed was signed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In attendance were Mr Finlayson and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples representing the Crown, representatives of the iwi and hapū groups that have been negotiating as the Tāmaki Collective, a number of local Members of Parliament, and also Auckland City Mayor Len Brown.
“Today we have reached a critical step towards settling all historical Treaty grievances in the Auckland region,” Mr Finlayson said. “This deed of settlement resolves some of the most complex overlapping claims and shared interests in the country, and the relationships built here lay the foundations for a better future for iwi and hapū, the Crown, and the city of Auckland.”
The Collective Deed vests the ownership of 14 maunga (volcanic cones) in the Tāmaki Collective. The maunga will be co-governed by a body made up of representatives of Auckland Council, the Tāmaki Collective and a Crown representative.
“For generations the maunga have been intrinsically important to the iwi and hapū of Tāmaki Collective and the people of Auckland,” Mr Finlayson said. “This integrated management approach will bring benefit to everyone and ensure that our iconic symbols will remain long after we have gone.”
The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key says he owes it to the Waitangi Tribunal to consider its recommendation to hold off on the Government’s plan to partially sell state-owned assets until a claim over rights to water is resolved.
Broadcasting legend, Mr Peter Williams and Corin Dann serve the interview with the PM.
MP Hekia Parata also speaks for the PM’s government in Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs) on the issue as well.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
While high profile Maori leaders like Sir Eddie Drurie and also their own people, are battling to export their water products to the world from specific water sources (and fix their leaky taps situation), Charlotte Harrison and Sam Harrison are prepping for an Olympics show down.
The stunning Northland family of top athletes are Olympics fit for the New Zealand’s Black Sticks hockey team.
Sign us all up for the Harrison fan club of the Ngapuhi Iwi Maori tribe of NZ. And go Te Taitokerau and Kiwi athletes in London 2012 representing Aotearoa New Zealand with their fun team.
Harrison smart water on the hockey field? That would work in the USA.
The Harrisons are from Te Tai Tokerau Northland, their waka is Ngatokimatawhaorua. Their home is the birthplace of a nation, the place where New Zealand’s founding document was signed. Good ambassadors are these girls of that. Good luck! :)
News reel, Te Karere News team. Photo: The Black Sticks Women’s Hockey Team 2012, Photosport.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.7.12~
In Maori Cowboy Rangatira News: This morning I watched this story on TV: An in-depth look at the life of Rihari Dargaville, Ngapuhi elder was broadcasted on Te Waka Huia‘s program. Rihari Dargaville has done so much for his people, a man who is not afraid to speak his mind.
His gracious spirit and humble wisdom is a study. Mauri Ora.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.7.12~
In cheeky smiles from history downloads: TAMATI WAKA NENE – FOUNDING FATHER OF NEW ZEALAND – TOP OF THE NORTH. What a character!
Maori Chief, Warrior and Peace Maker Tamati Waka Nene has interest today online. A real character, click on his picture to discover who this fine man was.
[Photo - Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Author's own]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.6.12~
Today, Horiwoodblog has reached the 4.8 million summit as a blog. Thank you for reading worldwide. :)
May the joy found in Peace’s abundance increase in Te Ao and continue to be ours.
Blog Snapshot: 7th February 2012, Created at Waitangi, Bay of Islands Paihia.
~Top Photo – Mt Tai Shan China. Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.4.12~
To read the treaty of Waitangi, clickit on portrait above. Art via Te Ara Web.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
Some Waitangi Day News bites links are:
Key: Waitangi tradition to continue. PM tries to reassure over asset sales. Hundreds mark Waitangi at Wellington waterfront. Waitangi Day dawn service ‘peaceful’. TV 3 – Cannon fire and a sinking waka: a calmer day at Waitangi. TVNZ – Waitangi Day in full swing (5:42). TV3 - Queen celebrates 60 years on throne.
Photo – New Zealand Herald. More photos can be viewed here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.2.12~
Photograph: 2012 Fireworks over Waitangi and Paihia, New Zealand. Photo ref: January 2012.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearaoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.12~
We have been gifted so much in New Zealand to be thankful for.
It’s almost Waitangi day. What I love about Maori culture is that Maori are incredibly grateful people who have never fogotten what our founding fathers and mothers of New Zealand gifted us all as Kiwi citizens in a land of abundance and plenty.
Here’s Te Piringa Maori cultural group in full expression of this gracious spirit of gratitude singing a Waiata Tira (a Choral) in Te Reo Rangatira (the Maori language of New Zealand) with lyrics that translate to:
Give thanks with a grateful heart… Now let the weak say I am strong… because of what The Lord has done.
Mauri ‘Ola New Zealand. And happy Waitangi Day celebrations. It is the day where all New Zealanders celebrate our Kiwi dream of fairness, justice, joy in a land of abundance gifted to us for a purpose mightier than ourselves in a moment. Our Aotearoa New Zealand legacy stretches far into the future of prosperity because we have such wise leaders at the helm who seek and endeavor to be just respecting all that our founding fathers gave us from our rich heritage. That legacy must and will outlast us all for this is our story as citizens of New Zealand. For the potential in this dream of a strong New Zealand future, I give thanks today too. Peace!
And don’t Te Piringa all have such beautiful Kiwi smiles. :)
[This must be about the 6th time, I've played this waiata (song) on horiwood.com now. It's a beauty].
~Polynesia Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.12~
Waitangi Bay of Islands is so beautiful. It is the birthplace of Aotearoa New Zealand as a nation of the South Pacific. It is where our sense of trustworthy partnership first began. Click on pic of the historic marae at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, above to know more. Many school trips to this marae atea were a part of my own memories growing up as a Maori-Kiwi kid many years ago.
Changes of major economic institutions key leaders are upon is in New Zealand. Russia begins a flirtatious obsession with Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific as a future trading partner. And the future of Maori is looking bright in light of justice being honored and the role of Maori to help bolster the NZ economy ahead, as we journey towards Waitangi Day 2012.
Some New Zealand News Snippets We’re Reding Today are:
Global spotlight news – Russia: Russian minister Sergey Lavrov in NZ
International Spotlight News: Europe signs up to German-led fiscal pact
Aussie Banks made so much profit in NZ last year – However – bankers in NZ feeling fearful? Come on!
Global spotlight news – Austria: ”We are the new Jews’ – Far right leader
The rise of cosmetic surgery industry: More men going under the knife to improve looks
Global spotlight news – Australia: Woes pile up for unpopular Gillard
Sports pick: Golf Ko by TV3
Sports pick: Cricket: Flynn returns for Northern Knights
The waters of the Bay of Islands is where legendary Maori-Kiwi navigators like Kupe charted and navigated a way forward for all New Zealanders to enjoy today, over a thousand years ago now. Today, the Bay of Islands still provides too much fun. I just love it.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.1.12~
Paihia is home to Haruru Falls. Visit, in your lifetime. The running sounds of Haruru Falls can be found at Waitangi, the birthplace of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.11.11~
When the founding fathers of New Zealand signed the founding document of New Zealand, with British settlers, two mere pounamu were presented by Paramount chiefs to Governor Grey. The gifts were symbolic, symbolizng a fair parternship.
Here’s that moment of rare New Zealand history, for your viewing pleasuere today. The mere pounamu are on display at The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.6.11~
When I was being schooled in New Zealand, many starring Ngapuhi nights ago, I had a teacher named Eileen Paraore. She taught her class the Maori language, took us on fun school trips, encouraged Maori lads to leave their tribal regions and go to Maori boys boarding schools and once thought I should take up medicine “for our people.”
Most of all, I loved her love for kapa haka, Maori cultural performing arts. She died when I was in the USA, and she was buried with her husband Tom on his marae in Dargaville. On a recent outing, I heard her name mentioned by a lady who came to join the Maori Women’s Welfare League, through the work that Eileen did (voluntary) on weekends, helping Maori people who weren’t well off, in a suburb called Otangarei. This lady’s testimony, made me smile. Eileen used to take all of her class on trips to Waitangi, where we would stay at Te Tiriti o Waitangi marae and she would tell us of the founding New Zealand Maori fathers, such as Tamati Waka Nene, pictured.
In honor of her love for this man’s story, here’s seven things about a founding father of New Zealand history. I’m writing this blog post at a time, when Sir Roger Kerr has concurred and shared recently that “Keynesian economies (economy building based on nation’s ramping up a war effort) do not necessarily work, as America’s case is proving” to be so. Waka Nene also had the same view, about shunning war as much as one could, yet he was a great warrior too. I think perhaps Roger Kerr, had he of had the opportunity to have learned from people like Tamati Waka Nene, would have learned a lot from him and men of his ilk. They would have got on famously. Here’s seven facts about a strong Ngapuhi Chief, we all loved to hear about growing up.
From wars of acquisition to protecting peace making settlers: Tamati Waka “Nene was a veteran of the Musket Wars of the 1820s. After the death of Hongi Hika in 1828 he took responsibility for protecting the Wesleyan mission at Hokianga. During the 1830s he adhered to the Wesleyan denomination although he was not baptised until 1839. He took the baptismal name of Thomas Walker (Tamati Waka) after an English merchant patron of the Church Missionary Society. [NZ History.Net]
He favored Maori and Pakeha working together in fair patnership: He was a strong advocate of New Zealand’s founding document being relevant.”
He valued good governance: “In 1840, he argued that British intervention was necessary for peace and stability. Given the lawless Pakeha who were already in New Zealand the protection of the British was necessary” was his view.
He saw good leadership as fathering peace: “He believed that while the Governor should be a ‘father, judge and peacemaker’ Maori customs and lands should also be preserved. His speech was the turning point of the debate and influenced many of those present to sign the following day. Nene was among the first to sign” the Treaty of Waitangi.
His family were strong leaders: “Nene was the son of Tapua, a noted warrior of the Ngati-Hao hapu of the Ngapuhi tribe of North Auckland. He was also the brother of Patuone.” Sometimes, leadership traits do run strongly through families. Especially Maori-Kiwi families. :)
Queen Victoria was one of Tamati Waka Nene’s biggest fans: Governor Grey once gifted a chaste silver goblet from Queen Victoria on a return trip to New Zealand, for Waka Nene.
He bailed out the guy who wrote New Zealand’s famous rugby haka: After Te Rauparaha’s (author of New Zealand’s world loved sporting haka) arrest, Nene and Potatau Te Wherowhero stood surety for his good behaviour and, in January 1848, they accompanied Grey to Wellington to reassure themselves that the Ngati Toa chief had indeed been released. In December 1848 Grey appointed Nene to be one of his squires at his investiture as a Knight.
He showed that Peace required changed actions towards people once-rivals: “Nene’s services were recognised by the British authorities and he was granted an annual pension of £100. With his characteristic generosity Nene devoted his first year’s pension towards erecting a flour mill as a peace offering to his former enemies.”
There are many men of Ngapuhi descent, both here in New Zealand and abroad, who share the admirable traits of this man today. They are fine leaders. I won’t name their names, but they too were raised on stories of Tamati Waka Nene’s courage, bravery to embrace change and yet firmly ensure a place for Maori in the future of New Zealand’s unknown terrain.
New Zealand history has always been adventurously exciting.
[Photograph - courtesy of Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Birthplace of a nation. Photo 2, Ngatokimatawhaorua waka].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.7.11~