Adi Elisapeci Samanunu shared a moment

Adi Elisapeci Samanunu Waqanivala MRSNZ | September 2021

Kia ora Tātou Katoa 🇳🇿.

Kia ora Tātou Katoa 🇳🇿

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka (in Fijian Language) 🇫🇯

Today, i wish to honour the First Nation Peoples of Aotearoa both Past & Present 'Mana Whenua Māori | Tangata Whenua Māori'.

I cite an excerpt from Jane McRae's book, quoting; 'Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikaheke of Ngāti Rangiwewehi tribal group of Te Arawa' (1853), who articulated;

"Ko te tangata Māori, mau tonu ngā kupu te pupuri i te ngākau, mate atu he whakatipuranga, mau tonu iho."