Raniera McGrath

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine

I noho ko ia hei kaiuiui i ngā kaikōrero, ka mutu koia tēnei ko tētahi o ōna kaingākau te noho ki ngā kaumātua me te whakarongo ki o rātou kōrero tuku iho.
He kaitāmoko, he pāpā, he kaiwhakaaweawe hoki a Raniera e whakamārama ana i ōna wheako me ona anō akoranga kua hua mai i tana kawe i te kaupapa o ‘Anga Whakamua’

Raniera McGrath, a Tā Moko artists, pāpā and proud Te Tai Tokerau uri played a pivotal role in the Anga Whakamua kaupapa. As the researcher and Pou Tikanga, he was dedicated to gathering the kōrero and spent many hours interviewing the kaumatua and kaikōrero who shared their stories and experiences. 
Here he shares how he felt the mamae, and the pouri that has affected many whānau within Te Tai Tokerau. What also came of his time with the kaikōrero were the many gems and hidden stories that haven’t yet been told. The Kupu (words) and tikanga that were adapted as a result of past pandemics.
There were many golden moments for Raniera and he speaks of the power of this kaupapa, where we look back into the past to help us navigate into the future. 

Whakarongo mai ki a Raniera me ōna kōrero!

View More Stories