Te waiata ngaringari o te motu, me ngā raru e pā ana ki te mea nei

I tērā pō i noho au i mua i te ahi (ehara te mea i te Inch Bar) e whakarongo ana ki a Ngahiwi Apanui e kōrero ana mō te reo, me te waiata o te motu, ko “God defend New Zealand ” (ko Manako te hōtaka – anei te hononga). E ai ki a ia, nā tetahi i rangahau mena he pai ki ngā mea e whai wāhi ana ki tana rangahau ki te waiata i ngā kupu Māori me ngā kupu Pākehā o te ngaringari nei. Nā, e ai ki te kairangahau, ko te kī a 50% o rātou, kāore rātou i te rata ki tēnā. Ki ētahi atu, ehara i te raru, ki ētahi atu, he pai te waiata i ngā mea e rua (kua wareware ngā whika). He tauira tēnei pea o te uaua o te whai wāhi a ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa i te kōrero Māori, i te ‘tangata whenua’ ai o te reo Māori i Aotearoa. E ai ki te mea e uiui ana, he tohu tēnei o te whakaaro ‘kaikiri’ o te nuinga, otirā, i huri a Ngahiwi ki te kōrero mō te kaingākau o ētahi manene, ētahi tauiwi mai i Haina, mai i Inia hoki, kia ako ai i te reo Māori (otirā ki a rātou, he ‘uaua’). Ko tā Ngāhiwi kī, me ngāwari ai pea te whakaako i te reo Māori  mā rātou, ā, ki ōku nei whakaaro hoki, he maha kē ngā tāngata e rata ana ki te reo Māori i Aotearoa whānui. Ahakoa he aha, he huarahi roa te haerenga ki te wā ka tino māori ai, ka ‘tangata whenua’ ai te reo Māori i te hapori whānui o Aotearoa.

Anei a Hinewehi Mohi e tūtū ana te puehu i tana waiata i te ngaringari i te reo Māori anake!

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