Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board is tasked with the role of Kaitiaki of Te Kōhanga Reo Movement

Patron: Kiingi Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero VII

 

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board Members

(from left to right rear) Hurimoana Nui Dennis, Te Wheoro Rangikotua, Te Waihoroi Shortland, Sue Tipene, Daniel Procter (Co-Chair), 

Front: Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi (Kings Representative)  Matua Hook, Dame Tariana Turia (Co-Chair).

Te Kōhanga Reo Board Members

Uepōhatu, Ngāti Rangiwaho, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Tairāwhiti Whānui

Ko Rāniera te manu pīrere tuatahi kua tohia ki te Pōari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo. Nā tōna whānau kōhanga reo a ia i tohu, ā, nō te tau 2016 i whakamanahia ai tōna tūranga.

He kaikōrero i te reo i ngā horopaki maha, ka mutu he ika-a-whiro nō Te Panekiretanga o te Reo. He pūkenga hoki wōna nō roto i āna mahi i te ao mātauranga me āna mahi toitū i te hapori.

 

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa, Ngā Rauru, Whanganui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Kua 30 tau neke atu te wā i hāpaitia ai e Kahurangi Tariana rāua ko tana hoa rangatira e George, kua riro nei, kia tū ko Tiehutia Te Kōhanga Reo ki te marae o Whangaehu. He kuia taunaki i ngā mahi a ana mokopuna i Te Kōhanga, ōtira, he kuia whakatinana i ana kupu.

Tekau mā waru tau a Kahurangi Tariana i Te Whare Pāremata, ka mutu, i whakatūria hoki e ia Te Paati Māori. Inā noa atu ngā pūkenga maha kei a Kahurangi Tariana Turia hei tautoko i tā tātou kaupapa.

Kei te aro nui tonutia e Kahurangi Tariana ngā kaupapa Hauora, ngā take Tōrangapu me nga Pōari a ōna Iwi. Ko rāua ko Raniera Procter ngā heamana takirua o Te Poari Matua o Te Kōhanga Reo ā-motu.

 

Te Aupouri, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Rangi o Taiamai, Ngāti Rāhiri, Ngāti Wai, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kurī

Neke atu i te 40 tau a Waihoroi e tohe ana kia ora te reo o te iwi Māori, kia hua ōna āhuatanga katoa ki ngā kaupapa whai kiko ki te reo, me te ahurea Māori.  Taketake ake ko te reo me ngā tikanga te tāhūhū, te manawa, te tūāpapa o ngā mahi katoa o tōna ao.  He tangata pūmau, whakaū tikanga reo, kaupapa Māori ahakoa te aha. 

Ko tōna poutokomanawa ko tana hoa rangatira ko Rāhera. Kua neke atu i te 30 tau rāua e whirinaki ana ki te kaupapa o Te Ataarangi.

Tata kore he wāhi e toe ana i roto i ngā mahi whakarauora i te reo Māori kahore a Waihoroi i whai wāhi atu. 

Taunga ana ia ki ngā mahi poari kaitiaki, arā, kua noho i te:  Te Taura Whiri; Tumuhere o Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine; Māori Television Services;  Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust.  I tēnei wā ko Waihoroi te Heamana o Te Mātāwai, ko ia hoki kei te kawe i te tūranga Kaumātua mō Te Poari Matua o Te Kōhanga Reo i mahue mai i te kaumātua i a Manuera Tohu.  E hari, e koa ana a Waihoroi i tohua a ia hei kairīwhi mō Mānuera i roto i te wairua mahaki me te ngākau nui ki te reo Māori, mei rā ia te ora mō ake tonu atu.

 

Ngāti Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahunungu

E whakapono rawa atu ana a Hurimoana ko Te Kōhanga Reo te tino tūāpapa e tipu tika ai te tamaiti, ka mutu hei tāna, ki te tika i Te Kōhanga Reo ka tika anō hoki ērā atu wāhanga o te ao o te tamaiti, ki Te Kōhanga Reo tīmata ai ngā mea katoa. 

He kākā wahanui ia mō ngā take kāingakore, waihoki ngā take e noho tuakoka ana te Māori me te hunga rawakore. I whakamānawatia ana mahi heamana ki Te Puea Marae ki te tohu Kiwi Bank Tautōhito o te tau, kātahi te hōnore ko tēnei, kaua mōna anake, engari mō te whānau whānui o Te Puea Marae.

Ka 30 tau a Hurimoana e mahi ana hei Pirihimana. Ko tana whāinga matua, kia iti ake te tokomaha o Ngāi Māori e taka ana ki te raru, otirā, he hāpai i te hunga kua tūkinotia, me te whakatutuki hoki i tā ngā hapori e matea ana. Kei te kauruki nui a Hurimoana e noho ana, koia hoki tana tirohanga ki te ao hei āpitihanga ki ana mahi i te Poari, ko tāna he whakarata i te rahi e noho tawhiti ana i ō rātou marae me ō rātou whānau, he whakanui ano hoki i te ahi kā roa o Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga, Tūhoe

Nō te tau 1984 i tīmata ai a Te Wheoro hei māmā i Te Kōhanga Reo i te taha o āna ake tamariki, ā nāwai rā ka kaiāwhina. Ko ana wheako whakatipu pā harakeke tana taituara i roto i ana mahi. 

He kaipupuri i Te Tohu Whakapakari, otirā, he kaiwhakamātau i roto tonu i tana purapura. I whāia tonutia e ia āna tamariki ki te Kura Kaupapa, ki konā noho ai hei heamana i te poari o te kura, waihoki ki ngā taratī whenua Māori, whānau hoki.

He kaikōkiri ia i te Kaupapa o Te Kōhanga Reo. “Ko tā Te Kōhanga reo he tūhono i ngā kokonga o te motu kia aro nuitia ā tātou mokopuna, hei tōna wā ka rere ngā manu pīrere nei ki te ao hei rōia, hei kaiwhakaari rongonui, hei ringa toi, hei tākuta rānei. He kākano nō Rangiātea, e kore e ngaro.”

 

Ngāti Kahungunu, McGhee

Ahu mai ngā kāwai whakaheke o Matua i te whānau Hook nō roto mai o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa, whiti atu ki te whānau McGhee i Te Waipounamu. 

I tipu ōna mātua i ngā ao e rua, mai anō rāua he kaha pukumahi, koia te kaiwhakaawe i a Matua kia pai hoki tana manaaki i te whenua, i te taiao, i te tāngata, otirā, i nga mea whai oranga katoa.

Katoa o āna tamariki, mokopuna hoki i whakauru ki Te Kōhanga Reo, ki te Kura Kaupapa Māori, ki te Whare Kura me te Whare Wānanga, koia tana whakatinana i tana whakapono ki te ara kaupapa Māori.

Nō te timatanga o ngā tau 1990 kuhu atu ai a Matua ki te āwhina, ki te kipakipa i ngā Kōhanga Reo ono tekau, kia whāia e rātou ngā koronga o Te Korowai me Te Ara Tūāpae hei tūāpapa whakapakari ake i ngā tikanga ōhanga, ngā tikanga ture me ngā tikanga whakahaere o ia rā.

Ko tana paetawhiti kia ukiuki tonu te whanaketanga o Te Kōhanga Reo. Nōna te hōnore nui kia whai wāhi atu ki te whakatairanga i te mana me te tapu o te mokopuna.

 

Ngāi Tahu

He kaimahi o mua a Sue Tīpene i te Kōhanga Reo. Tekau mā rua tau ia e tautoko ana i ngā Kōhanga Reo o Te Waipounamu me Wharekauri. Nā tōna kaha i tū ai Te Kōhanga Reo o Rangiora i te tau 1985. 

He kaipupuri i te Tohu Whakapakari, he kaiwhakamātau anō hoki.

He wahine mārama ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o Te Kōhanga Reo. He aumangea e taea ana te whakatau whakaaro ki te Poari mō ngā whānau o Te Waipounamu me Wharekauri.

 

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngā Puhi

Kātahi te kuia ko tēnei, he kōtuku rerenga tahi a Kahurangi Iritana Tāwhiwhirangi, nāna tonu te kaupapa nei i whakatangata mai i tōna ōrokohanganga ā mohoa noa nei. He toka tū moana i roto ngā takatū katoa a Te Kōhanga Reo, he kaitiaki i te kaupapa, he tumu whakarae i ōna wā, he pou herenga kōrero. 

Nō ngā tau ki muri he kura māhita tana mahi, ka mutu ko ia te wahine Māori tuatahi kia uru atu ki ngā mahi a Te Tari Māori, waihape nei ōna mahara ki ngā hui taumata i ngā tau waru tekau, hui katoa mai ngā kaumātua o te motu, rokohanga te whānautanga mai o te whakaaro kia tū Te Kōhanga Reo.

Ehara i ērā kaumātua te whakaaro kia noho Te Kōhanga Reo hei whare kōhungahunga noa, engari anō hei kaupapa taketake tēnei hei whakapakari i a tātou, te iwi Māori whānui.

Whakapono mārika ana te kuia nei ko te reo ehara i te mea whakaako, he mea whāngai kē, ko tā Te Kōhanga Reo he whakapakari i te whānau kia tutuki ai ō rātou anō hiahia. Ahakoa i heke mai te mareikura nei i tana tūranga hei taratī i te tau 2017, nā runga i te tono a Kīngi Tuheitia ka noho mai ia hei māngai mō te Kīngitanga.

E mōhiotia whānuitia ana ia ko Nanny Iri, he kuia kaingākau ki ngā mahi hau pōro, he kuia pānui pukapuka anō hoki ina whai wā wātea i roto i ana tini kaupapa.

 

History of the Board and its role

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust was set up and incorporated on  4 January 1984 under the Charitable Trust Act 1957. On the 14 September 1992 the name was changed by resolution to Te Kōhanga National Trust Board where the rules were amended to give better clarity and understanding for their responsibilities as Kaitiaki.

The board consisted of a Patron and Board Members

The Trust Board is responsible for the following principles

  • Tikanga Māori
  • Operating under the principles of good stewardship
  • Maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity (Trust Deed  26/08/2019)

And will continue to have the following focus:

  • To promote, support and encourage the use and retention of Te Reo
  • To Promote, support and encourage: The Kaupapa of Te Kōhanga Reo and in particular the goal of total immersion in Te Reo Māori.
  • The establishment and maintenance within New Zealand of Te Kōhanga Reo
  • Financial  and administrative advisory support
  • To Liase with the Crown and Government departments and other relevant bodies for the purposes of promoting the Kaupapa of Te Kōhanga Reo. 

Membership onto the board is open to all persons whom meet the criteria for nomination within their respective rohe and is for a term of 5 years.

The board consists of no more than 10 members and no less than 6.