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Whare Taonga -Ōrākei

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2012

This episode of award-winning te reo series Whare Taonga is set in Tāmaki Makaurau. It traces the rebirth of ancestral house Tumutumu Whenua which belongs to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, one of the hapū of the Ngāti Whātua iwi. Kaumātua Hone Taumaunu discusses his iwi's turbulent history, including the traumatic confiscation of the original marae in 1951, and the 1990 fire that destroyed its replacement. The 1977 Bastion Point land occupation slowed iwi plans, but a 'new' Tumutumu Whenua was rebuilt and opened in 2006. Click the 'CC' symbol at the bottom of the screen for an English translation.

I have many desires for the marae and the iwi. Firstly, to maintain the mana of our ancestors. Don't trample over them. I hope our descendants preserve the mana of Ngāti Whātua on our marae. Secondly, our podium is filled with orators well versed in te reo and tikanga to welcome guests visiting the marae. Thirdly, to hear the language; to hear our noble language spoken on the marae...
– Kaumātua Hone Taumanu on his hopes for the Ngāti Whātua hapū and iwi

Key Cast & Crew

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Scotty Morrison

Kaitaunaki Reo Māori

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Piripi Taylor

Kaitiaki Korero

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Meg Douglas

Kaihautū Matua

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Ngatapa Black

Kaitohu Whakahiato, Kaihanga Hõtika

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Anahera Higgins

Kaihautū, Kairangahau

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Whatanui Flavell

Kaihopo Oro Taiaio, Kaiawhina Kaihopu Āhua

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