Kōkiri 16 – Te Arawa: Te Ara o Tarawera

Published in Kōkiri 16, Mahuru - Whiringa ā Nuku 2009

Ko te hanga ara hīkoi ki ngā whenua Māori o Tarawera i Rotorua te kaupapa nui. He whakawhanake mahi mā ngā iwi mana whenua me te whakatairanga hoki i ngā mahi tāpoi ki te rohe o Te Arawa. He kaupapa mahi tahi tēnei a ngā iwi mana whenua, Te Papa Atawhai me te hapori whānui.

He 42 kiromita te roa o te ara hīkoi e hiahiatia ana mā Te Papa Atawhai e hanga, e tiaki hoki. E toru ngā wāhanga o ngā mahi hei hanga i te ara hīkoi nei. Ko te wāhanga tuatahi o te ara he 11 kiromita te roa e whakawhiti ana i ngā poraka whenua Māori e rima nō ngā iwi o Tūhourangi me Ngāti Hinemihi. Kei ia poraka whenua he taratihi whakahaere, ā, kua whakamanatia he whakaaetanga me Te Papa Atawhai kia whakawhiti ai te ara i ngā whenua Māori nei.

He tautoko, he awhi te mahi a Te Puni Kōkiri i tēnei kaupapa mō te oranga tonutanga o ngā iwi o te rohe o Tarawera.

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