‘E kapo ki te whetū, e kapo ki te marama,
e kapo ki te ata o tō raukura, ka riro ki paerau ki tō te huinga o te kahurangi ka oti atu koutou e.’
E te tōtara haemata o te wao, e te kākā tarahae o te motu,
e te manu hononga o te pae e te Ahorangi e Ranginui,
kua tānuku te tihi o Tauwhare o Rangitoto,
e ka tānuku koā te toka i te moana i te tokatū moana
a ki ngā tai ki ngā ngaru, ā ki ngā hau,
haere, haere, haere atu rā.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 83 year old Dr Ranginui Walker.
A fearless advocate of Māori rights and the Treaty of Waitangi he challenged the status quo with clear and critical thinking.
He made Pākeha New Zealanders question themselves, their attitudes, their institutions and the government. But he also made Māori question their own acceptance and compliance with institutional racism.
From Whakatohea Ranginui Walker was an educator, a historian and a social commentator. His column in the NZ Listener were later published as part of the book Ka Whaiwhai Tonu Matou: Struggle Without End. This book should be required reading for all New Zealanders.
He was secretary and later chairman of the Auckland District Māori Council. In 2003 he was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal.
The Nga Tamatoa movement grew out of a young Māori leaders conference he organised.
In 2001, Ranginui Walker was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
He remained a commentator and keen critic throughout his life giving of his time freely, particularly to Māori reporters, providing insight and commentary on issues, events and politics which impacted on Māori society.
Moe mai e te Rangatira. Okioki i roto i te rangimarie.
|A must see and do for all in the screen industry. Māoriland Film Festival 23-27th March 2016 in Ōtaki with an impressive lineup of films and film-makers from all over the world.|
Hinewehi Mohi (Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngai Tūhoe) was named Te Puni Kōkiri Te Reo Māori Champion Award at WIFT NZ 2016.
The award honours a production company or individual whose work makes a significant contribution to the increased use and knowledge of Te Reo Maori.
Hinewehi Mohi has promoted te reo Māori in all her work – as a singer, a producer and presenter, and as an advocate for the disabled. With her husband George Bradfield (Ngāti Rangihui) she has produced through Raukatauri Productions te reo Māori and tīkanga television programmes from kapa haka, to traditional waiata, to documentaries, reality and youth programmes. Desray Armstrong won the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award at WIFT NZ 2016.
Desray Armstrong – Producer – for strategic transitioning from short films to features with a solid bedrock of experience and a high level of professionalism.