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Monday, July 31, 2006

Hato Pāora Vs Te Aute Rugby Programme

All games are being held at Te Aute College this Saturday the 5th of August.

Powhiri - 10.00 a.m.

Year 9 Game - 11.00 a.m. - No. 2 Field

Year 10 Game - 11. 00 a.m. - No. 3 Field

2nd XV - 12.30 p.m. - No. 2 Field

1st XV - 2.00 p.m. - No. 1 Field

Monday, July 24, 2006

Ngā Pātai mō te wiki 7

Ko Ruahine ngā pae maunga, Ko Oroua te awa, Ko Tama-nui-o-te-ao-katoa te wharenui, ko Paroro o te rangi te marae, Ko Pāora te whare karakia, Ko Hato Pāora te tangata, Ko Hato Pāora te kura, Tihei Mauriora!

Ānei ngā pātai o te wiki.

Whakamāoritia ēnei rerenga korero.

1. Do you have a book?

2. I am tired.

3. I don't have any pens

4. Can I go to the office?

5. I have a problem.

Whakapākehātia enei rerenga korero.

6. Kei te haere rātou ki te kura.

7. E kaukau ana māua i te punawai.

8. Kei waenganui te tama i ngā wāhine.

9. Kei mua te motokā i te whare karakia.
Ētahi atu pātai

10. Who is the founder of Te Whare Tutaua o Aotearoa, where does he work now?

11. E noho ana ia ki hea? Ko wai tōna iwi?

12. What are some of the reasons for doing Mau Rakau?

13. What do the parts of the taiaha represent and how should we place it on the ground?

14. Ko wai te Atua o te taumata - Poutahi?

Friday, July 21, 2006

NEWS - Pakeha Role In Reo Revival

Maori language commission chief executive Haami Piripi says Pakeha have a major role to play in normalising te reo Maori in New Zealand.Mr Piripi says he was encouraged by the fact many the 170 people who turned out for the official launch of Maori language in Wellington this morning were Pakeha.

He says many Pakeha are committed to the widespread acceptance of the language by supporting concepts such as bilingual signage, and encouraging the use of te reo in the workplace.Mr Piripi says Pakeha need to feel New Zealand's Indigenous language belongs to them too.

“The language is already become a signature of our nationhood through the haka and other events. Probably 20 percent of those there today were Pakeha people. That’s what will really make it a true language of the nation, when Maori and non-Maori start to speak it naturally and normally as and ordinary everyday language. We’re a long way from that really, but with the right kind of support we can achieve that,” Piripi said.

Haami Piripi says Maori Language Week is a time for everyone to have a go at using Maori words, even if their pronunciation isn't spot on.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Congratulations to Te Piringa - 3rd Place Overall

Placings for National Kapahaka Competitions 2006 held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton.

1. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Rākaumangamanga (Waikato)
2. Te Kura Kauapapa Māori o Ruātoki (Tūhoe)
3. Te Piringa (Manawatū)

Hato Pāora takes 12th place overall!

National Secondary Kapahaka Competitions 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hato Pāora Performance Time

This Thursday at 9.00 a.m. make sure you tune in to your local iwi radio station to hear our Senior A Kapahaka group live from Mystery Creek, Hamilton at the National Secondary Kapa Haka Competitions. Either tune in on your radios to Kia Ora FM 89.8 or listen on the net at www.irirangi.net.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Dress Rehearsal

The last day of Term 2.

Friday 30th June

I found myself sick on the last day of school, something very unfortunate to be on the verge of the holidays. To make things worse the staff together with the students had a big end of the term clean up on our hands. Cleaning windows, vacumming, moving furniture, all these things just aggravated my sickness and made me feel worse. But hey you know what they say, get hard or get out. The rest of the day proved to be eventful.

At lunchtime Napier Boys High's Under 15 Rugby team arrived and were welcomed with powhiri. Pā Doug was scratching for a team as the majority of his Under 15 sqaud were home sick. Drawing from the 5th and 3rd form he prepared a makeshift crew, which on paper looked very good.

The game kicked off at 1.15pm. The 1st half was tight as both teams tested the waters. Our boys were bigger but the Napier Boys had determination and composure. A couple of bruising runs were made by our larger lads from the 5th form, but at the same time they were making gains through their backs. The scores were neck and neck untill the last 15 minutes where they showed their true potential through brilliant draw and passes onto their speedsters.

Hato Pāora Under 15's VS Napier Boys High Under 15's - LOST 17 - 27

The other highlight of the day was later on that night at Queen Elizabeths College in Palmerston North. This event was to be a fundraiser and dress rehearsal for the two groups representing our region, Hato Pāora Senior A's & Te Piringa (combination of students from Te Kura o te Pouhoia Palmy Boys & Mana Tamariki). The hall was overloaded with people, so much so that all the children had to sit on a mat at the front of the stage to make room. Through door takings, the Te Piringa whānau selling hangi, sausage sizzle, steak sandwiches, and gentle persuasion from Pā Tihirau the crowd gave most generously and the funds will certainly aid the rōpū on their trip to the Nationals.

As for the performances themselves, both groups were great. I dont want to say anything more about each group but only that they will uphold the mana of our rohe with dignity. Hato Pāora - have a good weeks rest before you guys come back. We look forward to listening to you all on the radio during the 18-20 July, mauriora ki a koutou katoa! Pictures coming.