Kōrero: Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi

Ko Matiu Rata me te waiata a ‘Karanga rā’

Ko Matiu Rata me te waiata a ‘Karanga rā’

I te tau 1975 nōna e mahi ana hei Minita Māori, ko Matiu Rate te kaitōrangapū toa i whai wāhi nui ki te whakatūnga o te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. I te tau 1986 he kaitono matua a Rata (o Ngāti Kurī) mō te kerēme o Muriwhenua. Nō te tuwheratanga o ngā rongo kōrero ki Te Hāpua ka waiatatia ai tēnei waiata a ‘Karanga rā’:

Karanga ra, e Rata
Te hiku o te kika e
Whakaripo ake nei e

Tenei a Tai
Whakamana te Tiriti e
Te ope nei e

Tainui e
E tama Rawiri
Paora e
Whakaterehia ra

Maranga mai
Te iwi ohoake ra
Tauiwi tahuri mai e

Whatungarongaro
Toitu te whenua e

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-021374-F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi - Te hanga i te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi, tekau tau 1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32484/ko-matiu-rata-me-te-waiata-a-karanga-ra (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012