E whā wiki te hunga rangatahi o Hokianga e whakangungu ana i ngā mahi a ngā ratonga ohotata. He kaupapa ā-motu tēnei nā Te Rākau Whakamarumaru hei whakarata i ngā uri ki ēnei momo mahi. Nō ēnei rā okioki ka tukua rātou ki te mura o te ahi mā runga wakatopatopa ki te whakamātautau i ngā pūkenga i te wahapū o Hokianga.
He maha ngā tuatahitanga mō ngā rangatahi e rere ana ki te haratau aitua i te wahapu o Hokianga.
Ko tā Kauri Waipouri, (Pia), “Oh yeah it was my first time on a helicopter and I was pretty nervous at first. But I got excited afterwards.”
He tino whakamatautau i ngā pukenga hou mō te arotake, whakamaimoa turoro, whakaora tangata i te moana me te whenua me te patu ahi.
Hei tā Georgia Tilly (Pia), “Yeah it's actually a lot more realistic than I thought it would be.
I've learnt a lot more than I have on any first aid courses and everything. Yeah, more than I thought I would have.”
Ko tā Clinton Lyal, Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer, “It's great getting the kids involved in these things and making them more aware of the emergency services that we have around and trying to get them involved. It'd be good to see them as volunteers in the future.”
Mai i te rangi ki te whenua tae atu ki te moana ka hui mai ngā ratonga ohotata o te rohe ki te tautoko. Atu i konei ka tonoa atu enei hunga kia mahi tūao mō te rua marama ki te ratonga e hiahiatia ana e ratou.
Hei tā Tilly, “Just life skills probably, y'know being able to know what to do if you need to be in the situation. Yeah, I think I might join the fire brigade. Yeah, the Omapere Fire Brigade.”
“They were really good, and they listened to me. I was team leader. And they performed well doing their job,” ko tā Waipouri.
Ara mai ano he whakatupuranga hei hapai i nga mahi ohotata o te kainga.