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    Ahurea - Culture

    Our school curriculum is strongly focused on our community and its strong links to Kai Tahu Iwi and Kati Huirapa Hapu. Below is a video made by senior students of our haerenga to Kaikoura where we learnt about our links to Takahanga and Ngati Kuri and our shared history.

    We were also studying enterprise for education and found out about how members of Ngati Kuri had set up their own businesses and made careers sharing their taonga with tourists. We found out about the unique marine life and through this we gained a deeper understanding of kaitiakitanga and our links to Paikea. Staying at Takahanga Marae with our kaumatua and whanau from Arowhenua and spending time with the hau kainga was an amazing learning experience. True whanaungatanga!

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  • He karakia mō te at a
    A karakia to start the day

    Ko te reo o ngā manu tērā There is the voice of birds
    ka tangi nei i te ao heralding daylight
    kua uru ko te rā as the sun enters
    ki waenganui i a Ranginui between the Sky Father and
    i a Papatūānuku. the Earth Mother.
    Ka noho ko Ranginui ki runga, Ranginui above,
    ko Papatūānuku ki raro, Papatūānuku below,
    ka heke iho ko ngā roimata i a Ranginui, Rangi’s tears fall,
    ka hiki ake ko te kohu i a Papatūānuku, Papa’s mist rises,
    ko te tohu tērā thus being the sign
    ka ora tāua i te ao, i te pō. that we shall live, in light and darkness.
    Tūturu whakamaua kia tīna! Tīna! This is my commitment to them!
    Hui ē! Tāiki ē! Gather! Unite!

  • He karakia mō te ata
    A karakia for morning hui

    Whakataka te hau ki te uru. Get ready for the westerly.
    Whakataka te hau ki te tonga. Get ready for the southerly.
    Kia mākinakina ki uta, It will be icy cold inland and
    kia mātaratara ki tai. icy cold on the shore.
    Kia hī ake ana te atākura May the dawn rise red-tipped
    he tio, he huka, he hauhū. on ice, on snow and frost.
    Tihei mauri ora! Join! Gather! Intertwine

  • He karakia mō te kai
    A karakia for blessing food

    E te atua, whakapaingia ēnei kai Lord, bless this food
    hei oranga mō ō mātou tinana for the sustenance of our bodies.
    Whangaia hoki ō mātou wairua Feed also our souls
    ki te taro o te ora with thy spiritual food
    ko koe anō tō mātou kai whakaora, our Lord,
    Āmine. Amen.

  • He karakia mō te kai
    A karakia for blessing food

    Nau mai e ngā hua o te wao, I welcome the gifts of food from the forest,
    o te ngakinga, o te wai tai, from the cultivated gardens, from the sea,
    o te wai māori, from the fresh waters.
    Nā Tāne, The food of Tāne,
    nā Rongo, of Rongo,
    nā Tangaroa, of Tangaroa,
    nā Maru. of Maru.
    Ko Ranginui e tū nei Sky Father above
    ko Papatūānuku e takoto nei. and Papatūānuku who lies beneath me.
    Tūturu whakamaua kia tina! This is my commitment to them!
    Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē! Join! Gather! Unite!

  • He karakia whakakapi
    A karakia for ending hui

    Kia tau, ki a tātou katoa May the grace of
    te atawhai o tō tātou Ariki our Lord,
    a Ihu Karaiti Jesus Christ,
    me te aroha o te Atua the love of God
    me te whiwhinga tahitanga and the fellowship
    ki te Wairua Tapu of the Holy Spirit
    āke, ake, ake, be with us all evermore,
    Āmene. Amen.

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