Buck supports teaching NZ history in schools

E kaha taunaki ana te kāpene ō-mua o te kapa ōpango, a Buck Shelford i te kaupapa hoko papi kohi pūtea ā tau a Te Mana Pou Hoia, ka tīmata i tēnei wiki.  He hekenga ia nō ōna tūpuna i whawhai ki roto i ngā pakanga o mua, ka haere anamata nei. 

E whā ngā whakatupuranga kei tēnei whānau kua pīkau i ngā mahi a tūmatauenga.  He wāhi e tino mohiotia nei e Buck Shelford.

“We go right back to my tupuna who first came from England, I think in 1858-59, and he fought in the Māori wars, he was fighting for the English obviously, so he was in the Taranaki wars and the Waikato wars as well. My dad was in the second war, he was in J-Force,” hei tā Buck Shelford nō Te Arawa.

He tauira tēnei o te kaipuke ope tauā moana o Aotearoa ara, Otākou, he kaipuhinga pū a Buck  i tenei kaipuke i nga tau tekau mā tahi neke atu.  I whai waahi hoki tana tama i te ope tauā moana, hei kaitunu.

Hei tāna, me mahara tātou katoa i te hunga kua whawhai ki roto i ngā pakanga, anō hoki ngā pakanga riri whenua.

“It's part of our history.  We should be teaching our history. We're an older country now, we are over 200 years old.”

Hei te ata o te Paraire, putu atu ai te ope Kātua o Aotearoa me ngā kaitūao, e mau nei i ā rātou pākete, ki runga i ngā tiriti hurinoa i te motu, kohikohi pūtea ai, tae noa ki te pō.

Ka tāea e te marea te tuku koha mā te pātuhi, ka hoki papi nui i ngā teihana Z hoki.