Whispers of Waitaha - Traditions of a Nation are the words of our Grandmothers, written in this time to spread the message of Peace & Hope.

About Whispers of Waitaha

‘ Greetings to you who have made contact with Waitaha in the past ’

Wharariki te maunga
Waikirikiri te awa
Ohaumatua te marae
Nukunuku te whare

Whispers of Waitaha - Traditions of a Nation

Within these pages are the words of our Grandmothers, written in this time to spread the message of Peace and Hope. The second book in the Waitaha Histories.

Ata whakarongo ake e moko, Ki enei korero o ou matua tupuna, I haere tawhiti mai ki tata.

Listen carefully moko to these the words of your parents and grandparents that have come here from afar.

 

With this waiata oriori, the Grandmother sets in motion the telling of the great pattern of journeys. Listen carefully Moko. These are journeys to and from the shores of these lands and to and from the shores of ancient lands where many memories of the Elder Grandmothers and Grandfathers are still walking in the minds of the Teachers of the Waitaha Wananga. These memories have always been the treasury of the families of Kura, Rakai and Pakau the hapu and whanau of Waitaha Whanui i te Ao.

These words of your parents and grandparents speak firstly to the decision and preparation for journeying. They then speak of much of the sacred knowledge guiding all decisions in travel, landing and living. Finally the words of your parents and grandparents speak of the laying down of trails and tikanga in a new land. This shall be then one circle of one great pattern of journeying by the Nation of Waitaha.

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