Kaitieki o Ngati Maru, Ngati Kaipoho, Ngai Tawhiri, Ngati Ruapani ki Turanga

Te Hau ki Turanga

Te Hau ki TurangaRongowhakaata Tipuna Whare “Te Hau ki Turanga” currently housed at Te Papa

Ko Horouta me Takitimu nga Waka

Ko te Arai te Uru te awa

Ko Manawaru te maunga

Ko Ngati Kaipoho te hapu

Ko Orakaiapu te Marae

Ko Te Hau ki Turanga te Whare Tipuna

Ko Raharuhi Rukupo te Rangatira

To Whare Whakairo History

Ko tō mātou taonga nui, ko tō mātou whare whakairo

Our prized possession, our valuable carved house

Kia mauria huhua koretia e te Kāwanatanga

Has been taken from us by the Government without just cause

Kīhae mātou i whakaae

We did not consent to its removal

(Raharuhi Rukupō, Petition, 8th July 1867)

Whakatauaki Nga Rukupo

E Ngaki Atu Ana a Mua

E Toto Mai Ana a Muri

The missionaries came to clear the path

For the soldiers who in turn cleared a

Path for the Land Grabbers.


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