Te Rā Maumahara o Anzac – interview with Henare Kingi

Kia ora koutou. In this Manako interview, Eruera Morgan talks with Henare Kingi, a kaumātua from Ngāpuhi, now living in the Hutt region, near Wellington. Kingi was a significant figure in Māori broadcasting in Wellington for many years, and is still regularly interviewed on Radio Waatea.

Here is the original interview (abbreviated somewhat – first 6 minutes only):

 

Here is my spoken summary:

 

Kia ora koutou. Ko te kaupapa o tēnei ‘Kōrero Poto’ ko te Rā o Anzac, otirā, ko te rā maumahara i ngā hoia o neherā. I tēnei uiuinga, ka kōrero a Eruera Moran me Henare Kingi mō tēnei rā whakahirahira. Ko Henare he kaumātua nō Ngāpuhi, otirā, kei Awakairangi, i te takiwā o Hutt Valley, tōna kainga ināianei.

 

I muri i ngā kupu whakataki a Eruera, ka mihi ia ki te koroua rā, ki a Henare, ā, ka pātai a Eruera mō ōna whakaaro mō ngā kupu whakatūpato a te Kāwanatanga, kia iti haere ngā hui maumahara, kei tūpono pea tētahi mea kino, kei puta mai pea te raru. Ka whakaae a Henare i te mahi whakatūpato a te Kāwanatanga, otirā, ki a ia, me hui tonu ngāi Māori ki te maumahara i ngā hōia i mate, i ngā mōrehu hoki, i a rātou i haere ki ngā pakanga katoa, ahakoa nō Aotearoa, nō Ahitereira rānei. E ai ki a Henare, ahakoa tōna korouatanga me tana noho ki te kāinga i te ata hāpara, i huri ōnā whakaaro whakamoemiti ki a rātou i mate, i whakaaro hoki ia mō rātou i hoki mai, otirā, i whara (he pēnā tōna ake tuakana). E ai ki a ia, kua riro mā rātou e pakanga te pakanga, nō reira, me maumahara kē ngā uri i ngā mahi pai a ngā mātua, a ō rātou tuākana, a o rātou tūpuna, ahakoa tāne, wāhine rānei.

 

rā maumahara day of remembrance
hōia soldier(s)
whakahirahira important
kupu whakataki introduction
whakatūpato warning, cautionary word
tūpono happen
mōrehu survivors
pakanga war / fight (verb)
korouatanga old age
ata hāpara dawn
whakamoemiti thankful
whara be wounded, damaged, affected badly
kua riro mā rātou

te pakanga e pakanga

It fell to their lot to go to war
nō reira therefore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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