Rangatahi drive Aotearoa Mōrehu festival

E whai waahi nui ana ngā rangatahi o Te Matau a Māui ki ngā whakahaere katoa o te Āhurei nui ā-iwi mō ngā Morehu o Aotearoa. E rima mano ngā tāngata ka tau atu ki taua rohe, kaiārahi hāhi mai, roopu ahurea mai, whānau mai anō hoki.

Kua upoko pakuru te whiu a ngā rangatahi ki te whakarite i te ahurei nui hei ēnei rangi okioki.

Hei tā tētahi Kaiwhakahaere a Marie Scott, “The weekend is like a hāhi based whānau day and it's important to me because most of our rangatahi are at home sitting on the couch wasting time on social media so it's a good day for them to come out with their whānau and enjoy the day.”

E ai ki Delaynie Henderson Kaiwhakahaere ano, “He rangi whakahirahira tēnei mō tātou hei āpōpō e tū ana tēnei kaupapa mō te iwi Māori te iwi Morehu ngā ahurea mō tātou katoa.”

Koinei te wā tuatahi i tū ai tēnei kaupapa ki Te Matau a Māui, he kaupapa e rangitāmiro ai ngā hāhi katoa kia whakanui i ngā momo katoa.

Hei tā tētahi Kaiwhakahaere a Hori Reti, “Ko ngā kaiārahi o ngā hāhi katoa kei te eke mai ki waeganui i a mātou pērā i te pou tikanga o te hāhi ringatū tumu te heuheu, te hahi mihingare, katorika, rātou katoa.”

Kua whakarite rātou i ngā kaupapa katoa, ngā mahi katoa kia tau ai hoki te whakahaerenga o te wīkene.

“I think it's important for New Zealanders and as Māori we need to be proud of who we are and express ourselves and make connections and get out there,” hei tā Scott.

“Whether you are Māori or Pākehā, we will all unite under the banner of unity as well all move forward for positive change shoulder-to-shoulder,” says Reti.

“Ahakoa Māori mai Pākehā mai ka noho ngātahi tātou katoa i raro i te maru o te kotahitanga kia taea e tātou te anga whakamua pokohiwhi ki te pokohiwi,” hei tā Reti.

Ka whakatūwhera tēnei kaupapa hei te 9am i te ata āpōpō ki Ahuriri i te Soundshell ki Marine Parade.