Te Awa o Taumārere

 Kaumatua Arapeta Hamilton me "Te Pou o Taumarere ki Hokianga" Opua, Bay of Islands 2002

 

“Te Awa o Taumarere”

Waiata  **  1977-85

Te Kaitito:

Kaumatua Arapeta Hamilton (Davis)

* Te Uri Karaka te hapu o Taumārere

*Kaupapa: Peeni Wynyard Sports Challenges, for Ngati Manu Rugby/Netball/Kapa Haka

 

E tuwhera atu nei

Te Awa o Taumarere

Taumarere herenga nga waka e

Turanga o oku tupuna e

Kua ngaro i te po

Kia mau e te Iwi e

Ki nga kupu ohaki

O tatou Matua e

E tuwhera atu nei

Te Awa o Taumarere

Taumarere herenga waka e

Taumarere herenga waka e

Hi ! Aue! Hi !

Photo: Kaumatua Arapeta Hamilton, Founder of Taumārere Runanga Scholarships.

Arapeta addresses the 2002 Degree Scholarship recipients and tells them the significant meanings of this area in Opua and how the Scholarships came about through land compensations in Opua. Also, the meaning of the Pouwhenua “Te Pou o Taumārere ki Hokianga”, this was made and erected by Arapeta Hamilton.  The location is on the Opua waterfront, beyond the Russell Vehicle Ferry and outside the Opua Town Hall. The occasion was the 2002 Annual Te Runanga o Taumārere ki Rakaumangamanga Bachelor Degree Scholarships Grants Ceremony.  Arapeta Hamilton was the founder member of these Scholarship Grants. They are unique to Taumārere Hapu of the Respective Runanga o Taumārere ki Rakaumangamanga.

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