Published: 25 October, 2023
Kōrero mai te ue ahurea
This year we have strengthened capacity in our cultural pou, with a newly created position, Pou Ahurea. We welcomed Sharlene Maniapoto as Pou Ahurea earlier this year to join Amai Thompson who is our Pou Tikanga.
Here's Sharlene to tell you more about her new role ...
Tēnā koutou e te whānau whānui ō Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui. He hōnore mōku ki te mihi ki a koutou, ki te mahi ki te taha o taku whānaunga ā Amai i roto I taku tūranga hou – ko te Pou Ahurea.
E tipu ana au I te rohe o Waikawa. Ko Karaitiana Poki rāua ko Amo Love ōku mātua. Kua hoki au ki taku ūkaipo, ki Waikawa I te tau 2016 mai Piripani. Ko Sharlene Maniapoto tōku ingoa.
I am excited to mihi to you from my newly appointed position of Pou Ahurea for Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui Trust. The Pou Ahurea role is largely focused on the implementation of Titia te Raukura 2022 – 2037, our Cultural Revitalisation Plan.
The three rau of Titia te Raukura are:
- Reo (language) - kia mātāmua anō te reo. This rau works towards a future-state that sees te reo Māori as the primary language of communication for the uri of Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui.
- Tikanga (custom) – kia ita anō te tikanga. This rau aims to build the proficiency of Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui people in customs.
- Kōrero tuku iho (histories) – kia mau anō ngā kōrero tuku iho. This rau will supports uri of Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui to become knowledgeable in their histories.
If you would like a copy of Tītia te Raukura 2022-2037, please contact the office. Or if you would like to get involved, please contact myself or Amai.
Nō rēira e te iwi, I look forward to working with Amai and alongside you all for the benefit of us all.