I am a facilitator of holistic, meditative, healing experiences that encompass dance, creative movement, Read more… I think they only did it to test the younger ones. And to accept that death is part of life and that life will go on without us in it. Tena koe Moana, I reallyTena koe Moana, I really liked your article the stories got my Maori memory juices flowing I could relate to them all. Tangihanga is the ultimate Māori cultural expression, the most resilient of our traditions. District and Department Organizational Charts, Tangischools News Digital Newsletter Submission Form. What lay behind the hidden veil was uncertainty, verging on prejudice and intolerance.”. When we were taking him to the marae the next day, one of the uncles, turned about around and said to us, have you got a speaker for the whanau. Lish, I must admit that I”mLish, I must admit that I”m a bit old school myself and am not a fan of filming or even photographs at tangi. I would hate to think that cameras at a tangihanga would become the norm, that filming a tangi would be turned into a ‘pay-to-view’ option to use rather than physically attend. I never understood why we did it till now but I always knew that it helped me. It is the policy of Tangipahoa Parish School Board to allow photographs and video footage ofstudents to be used in district produced materials including but not limited to web sites, brochures,social media, posters, other printed materials, and news media. When I was growing up tangihanga was about catching up with all the uncles, aunties and cuzzies from all over the motu. Ka nui teTena koe Moana. The stroppy queens adjusted their wardrobe and emerged wearing … lavalavas. I always enjoy your perspective on kaupapa Maori issues. “They didn’t want to discuss it … he karanga mate,” he recalls. Copyright © 2002-var d = new Date();document.write(d.getFullYear()); Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. No idea.”, Selwyn Parata says the role of kuia was to “provide the ambience.”“We don’t know how to cry anymore. Like some of the other comments, my aunts ‘tangi attire’ and my uncles black suit, white shirt, black tie etc was laid out ready to go but first, there was bread to be made, cakes to ice, biscuits made the night before to be packed into tins. From being notified a whanau member had passed on to the last whanau member who leaves the marae after cleanup is a period filled with many dynamics unique and practiced continuously here in Aotearoa. Dad spent one night at home and then he went to the marae. I love this article we are using this for our research in our BN group and it helps those who have no idea of our Maori culture and those who get nervous when going on to Marae even some of my bothers and sisters are still learning. Tangi are talked about years after … stories of coffins spirited away in stealth, full-blown concerts, high drama and shared memories. Death also seems to bring out the worse in human nature…greed!!! We hosted a tangi there 2 weeks ago, but I did not find that they upheld the tikanga of tangi. Join Facebook to connect with Tang Tangi and others you may know. Ka pai nga mea katoa!!!!!!!!! He tino nui te aroha ki a koe me tou whanau hoki. Turangawaewae same with the exception of during koroneihana. “It was like Matatini,” says Hone. That wailing still vivid to me. The other thing I want to mention is I have lots of pakeha whanau and I have noticed the how well versed they are in Maori protocols and tikanga sometimes they put me to shame – I’ll never forget my pakeha daughter-n-law telling me how to dress when going to the Marae “you can’t go dressed like that, she said “You have to wear total black and a black skirt, they are not like other Iwi you can’t wear those red gloves yellow bag its total black” I’m so glad I listened I took my black trousers off put on a black skirt and left my red gloves and yellow bag behind. Twenty years after his cousin Witoria (Pussy Galore) Drake died, Hone recalls a clash of two cultures at the tangi – te ao Māori world and the explosive, flamboyant drag queens of K’Rd. “Now we have to adjust tikanga because younger generations don’t want to get wet,” says Selwyn Parata. So very true. Although our tupuna are with us always, practicing what they did during times of tangihanga is something unique as we grieve during a time of loss with whanau pani. We were privileged at tangihanga when we were young to have great orators who often regaled us with wonderful legendary lore which reflected the character of our deceased whanaunga. Naida Glavish isn’t opposed to filming. Hone said that for the three leaders whose tangi livestreamed, he got positive feedback from a lot of kaumatua that they weren’t healthy enough to travel. Great read Moana, thank you. It’s not just about cost either. At 5am, she threw the switch and ordered everyone up, helpfully rolling stunned children out of their slumber by pulling their blankets out from under them. That was a first.”. January 4th is scheduled as a virtual day for teachers and students. It honours the dead. “They couldn’t get their heads around it.”. He was buried in the whanau urupa among his tupuna. Jacinda’s choice: Transformative or timid? Gorgeous hearing about all the preparations, cooking etc in the lead up. Tangipahoa Parish School System, in partnership with families and community, will build a safe and innovative environment where each student will be career ready. Nga mihi Kia koe. Það er ókeypis skutluþjónustu á hótelinu. The top live-streaming platform for content creators to share their talents and monetize their supporters. Nowadays some whānau struggle to sing or even share stories.”, It used to be that on the final night, the singing and story-telling lasted until daybreak. The etiquette was beautiful. The Australian family did their best to understand band participate. Thanks you Moana, in bringing this into the light to shine on brightly into the future. My father passed away a couple of years now. I’m Ngati Pikiao too. What a fabulous andWhat a fabulous and empowering read. We provide wide range of services. Kia Ora having been raisedKia Ora having been raised Ngapuhi we attend many tangihanga at Ngapuhi Marae, Mangamuka. “Na toku ake mana e kawe koutou. I still cannot fathom how people can leave their loved one at a parlour by themself, it really horrifies me. The most natural the most kind and everyone grieves and loves and expresses themself openly. What about the time a calf trotted on to the marae behind an unsuspecting Temuera Morrison as he paid tribute to Wi Kuki Kaa? It also taught us to deal with loss. For some of them, it was first to go to a marae. Ka mau te wehi tēnā koe e teKa mau te wehi tēnā koe e te whae!!! Passed away 26th Sep. Tangi in kaikoura. Crew and Iwi agree on protocols, on how intrusive the cameras will be. It’s a time to balance the ledger of kinship responsibility. It’s healthy. Beautiful. Ka nui te aroha. They’ve seen dead bodies. I understand that some iwi agree for their local crew to film so they can capture reo and korero. I was 14 the Whanau flew in. Te Arikinui’s tangi was filmed daily, a highlights package broadcast each night and the actual burial day went live to air. “Everyone knew Anzac’s passion was haka, so Iti Kahurangi, Waka Huia, Te Arawa all turned up to perform on the last night.”. We are proud to say every grade level band, Prek - 8, will have its own mobile Science lab at RMS. “My elders were a tad confused. “So Aunty won’t drive her car anymore?” asked my son, as a concerned four-year-old peering into an open casket. Who can forget the five-hour wait in atrocious storms at the tangi of the three Stirling brothers? Wow, that’s sad to hear ofWow, that’s sad to hear of some Marae not putting a tangihanga first. It kept him busy. Yes you are so right to say that Te Puia was bought up around Ruato Bay Rotoiti with our Aunties and Uncles some still living. May it long last. An amazing article, alongAn amazing article, along with the comments…..emotional. Or men who were queens. 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