Homai ngā ture kia wetewetea!
Homai ngā tauira kia whakanuia!
“Show me the obstacles so I may tear them down,
empower our children and praise them”
These very words are articulated by Ngāti Ranginui scholar and composer Maharaia WIniata in a haka he composed.
The significance of the words is expressed in the phrase:
“I te ngaro, i te ngaro a Ranginui, ka kitea, ka kitea, ka kitea”
The history of Ngāti Ranginui shows a time of respite and remission. I te ngaro corresponds to a place where Ngāti Ranginui had once been. Ka kitea reflects Ngāti Ranginui’s resolve at this time, where, from this respite and remission, Ngāti Ranginui established itself as the sole stakeholder in the area we cover in our COL.
‘Ka kitea’, as above, is the statement that we will embrace, for us to challenge ourselves, to be resolute in our pursuit, to lift the now stake holders, our tauira, to new heights.