Calling Wāhine in Hawke's Bay. A Mana Wāhine day is being held this Saturday 30th April from 10am - 3pm. Free breast screening and smear testing for Māori and Pacific wāhine between the ages of 25-69 years.
Wāhine, your reproductive health is so important. Take some time out of your day to show some awhi towards your tinana. <3 ... See MoreSee Less
Get yourselves to Flaxmere Park on April 30. We're celebrating Hastings with a free family fun day on Flaxmere Park: food stalls, sports, music, bouncy castles, party train, spot prizes and more! April 30; 10-2. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
Moe mai rā e te Rangatira 🕊HE MAIMAI AROHA NĀ NGĀTI KAHUNGUNU KI A DR. MOANA JACKSON (ME NGĀ WHAKAMĀRAMA O TANA UHUNGA)
Moana e! Nei koe e uhia nei ki ngā kupu whakaatua a te motu. Waiho mā ngā iwi koe e whakanui, heoi anō tā Kahungunu he whakamārama i ō mahi huhua me te whakamahuki ake i te āhua o tō takotoranga ki tō marae.
He uri a Dr. Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (Moana) Jackson nō Ngāti Kahungunu, nō Ngāti Porou me Rongomaiwahine. Kua nui tāna whakatauira ake i tēnei mea, i te rangatira, i roto i tōna ao mā tana āwhina i ngā whānau, i ngā hapū, i ngā iwi me ā rātau whakatau e pā ana ki tō rātau whanaketanga.
He mātanga ki ngā āhuatanga o te Tiriti, ki ngā tika o te tangata whenua, ki ngā tikanga ki te whenua me ngā hītori. Whakamahia ai e ia ōna pūkenga mātauranga hai akiaki, hai whakahaere, hai wawao anō hoki i ngā tāngata katoa kia mārama ai rātau ki te tāmitanga me tōna pānga ki a Aotearoa nei.
I whakaputaina rā tāna pūrongo, He Whaipaanga Hou, i te tau 1988 me te aha he tōmua. He urupare te pūrongo rā i āwhina ai i te whakairotanga o te ture e tōkeke ai, kaua anake ki te Māori, engari ki a Aotearoa whānui. He hua nā tana tū hai Kaitohu mō He Kaiwhakamārama i Ngā Ture me ngā rau uiui i te hunga e mōhio ana ki te pūnaha ture me tōna pānga ki ngā whānau. Nō nā tata nei i te arotaketia e ia taua whakaputanga rā.
Nā āna tuhinga i te wā o te panonitanga ā-ture ki Te Kōpaki Pūtea a te Kāwanatanga me te Takutaimoana, i mārama ai te iwi ki tā te Kāwanatanga here i te Māori. Nā te māramatanga rā i taea ai e Aotearoa te porotēhi me te kukume mai i te aronga o te ao ki ngā mahi tāmi o nāianei a te Kāwanatanga.
Nō te tau 2016, he mea ārahi e Moana te tīma nā rātau a Matike Mai Aotearoa i whakaputa. He mahere panoni i ngā whakahaere Kāwanatanga. Ā mohoa nei, he puka tūāpapa tēnei mā te hunga whai i te tohu i Aotearoa nei, ā, he mina nui kai te whakaputanga nei e tōkeke ai te āpōpō ki te Māori, otirā, ki a Aotearoa whānui.
He nui te wāhi ki a Moana i roto i te whakairotanga o te United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He wā tōna i arahina e ia te rōpū mahi nā rātau te pīkaunga nui kia tuhia te tuhinga hukihuki. He rite tonu te tonoa ōna hai kaikōrero matua ki ngā hui, ki ngā whakawātanga a te Taraipiunara o Waitangi me ērā kōti anō hoki i runga i tōna mōhio ki ngā tika tangata o te ao, ki te tino rangatiratanga me te tika ā-pāpori.
He tangata māhaki, he tangata hūmārie anō hoki a Moana. Kua whakanau atu ia i ngā whakahōnoretanga ōkawa tūmatanui. I kapohia tōna hūmārie i tētahi kōrero mōna i roto i tētahi whakaputanga “He pai ki a Moana te kōrero pūrākau ki āna mokopuna, mā āna mokopuna anō hoki, ā, e mina ana a ia kia pakeke mai rātau i tētahi whenua e noho tūāpapa ana te Tiriti ki te whakaute i ngā hononga tōrangapū. Ka whai mai ko ētahi atu pūrākau anō”. Imagining Decolonisation (2020).
Dr. Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (Moana) Jackson hails from Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou and Rongomaiwahine. Throughout his life, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership in helping whānau, hapū and iwi make decisions about their development. He was an expert in Te Tiriti, indigenous rights, tikanga, law and history and used his skills as an educator, motivator, facilitator and advocate to help all people understand colonisation and the impact it has had on Aotearoa.
His report, “He Whaipaanga Hou” published in 1988, was well ahead of its time, providing solutions to help shape the criminal justice system so that it works fairly not just for Māori, but for all New Zealanders. It was the product of his work as Director of He Kaiwhakamārama i Ngā Ture, and hundreds of interviews with people who knew the justice system and its impact particularly on whānau. He was recently completing a review of that publication.
His occasional papers during the “Fiscal Envelope” and “Capital Foreshore & Seabed” legislative changes helped people understand how governments were restricting the rights of Māori. This knowledge enabled New Zealanders to protest and bring international attention to the contemporary colonisation practices of our governments.
Since 2010 Moana led the team “Matike Mai Aotearoa” who produced a report in 2016 that is a blueprint for Constitutional Transformation. It is now a basic text for anyone studying law in Aotearoa and continues to provide hope for a fairer future for Māori and all New Zealanders.
Moana played a leading role in helping to shape the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. At one stage, he led the working group that was tasked with putting the draft together. He was in constant demand as a keynote speaker at conferences, Waitangi Tribunal and court hearings for his expertise in international human rights, tino rangatiratanga and social justice. Moana is a quiet and humble man who has turned down offers of honours and public recognition of achievements. His humility is well captured in a note about him in a recent publication “Moana likes telling stories to and for his mokopuna in hopes they grow up in a land where Te Tiriti is finally seen as the base for respectful political relationships. Then there will be other stories to tell”. Imagining Decolonisation (2020).
Dr. Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Jackson was the inaugural admission to the National Iwi Chairs Forum Whare Pūkenga. Moana served as a member on the Ngāti Kahungunu Taumata.
There are NO vaccination mandates in place. Safety measures include the encouragement of mask wearing and sanitisers. There will be no hongi or hariru. All proceedings will be held outside on the ātea to ensure there is no restriction on numbers of mourners at any one time. Ope have been allocated two hour sessions to allow as many manuhiri as possible the opportunity to come on to the marae to pay their respects.
Friday 1 April 2022 10am – Te taenga mai o Moana ki te marae o Matahiwi, ki Heretaunga. 1pm – Ope Tuatahi. 3pm – Ope Tuarua
Saturday 2 April 2022 9am – Ka tuwhera te marae. Ope Tuatahi. 11am – Ope Tuarua. 1pm – Ope Tuatoru 3pm – Ope Tuawhā
He mea tautoko ēnei whakamārama e te marae o Matahiwi me te iwi whānui o Ngāti Kahungunu.
Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is managing the koha for Moana's tangihanga arrangements on behalf of his whānau. Koha is being gratefully received through the iwi and can be deposited directly into the iwi bank account as follows:
Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated 02-0644-0117140-00. Use 'Moana' as the reference.