“Tipu ake te pono i te whenua, titiro iho te tika i te rangi”.

Today’s presentation by Matua Wiremu Huta Martin, Kahi Stevens and Professor Taiarahia Black centred on the discussion by Sir Monita Delamere in 1981 “Tipu ake te pono i te whenua, tititro iho te tika i te rangi” (Truth comes from the land and righteousness comes from Heaven).

The discussions connected the words of inspiration by Sir Montia Delamere to the prophetic song composed by Te Kooti  Ārikirangi Te Turuki, and all of the participants of Ngā Manu Kōrero held last week in Porirua, Wellington. Professor Black weaved and connected the aspirations, the words, the discussions of Pinepine Te Kura to Ngā Manu Kōrero, held in Wellington last week.

The key research message today was Te Kooti the prophet would have researched his waiata Pinepine Te Kura in much the same way as the mokopuna researched their presentation at Ngā Manu Kōrero last week.

The one central theme that connects “Tipu ake te pono i te whenua titiro iho te tika i te rangi”, Pinepine Te Kura and Ngā Manu Kōrero is experience, knowledge and scholarship. These are our evidence based research narratives that are customary and intellectual property rights.

Feature Pic top of page: Photo of Te Wharekura o Ruatoki students with awards from Ngā Manu Kōrero o Mātaatua: Iwarangi Hare, Akuira Tiakiwai,  Anarea Tawhai and Timi Hōhua . Source- Angel Davis. Photo of Tā Monita Delamere Source – Teara.govt.nz