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BIBLE COLLEGE REPORT
TREATY UNIVERSITY REPORT
Friday nite 6th April 2007
Superceded by Saturday
Sunday 22nd April 2007
The whole front table of
Tumuaki responded early in the discussion; His statement was clear “No to the school”
Secretary said we failed
to report back to KMH over the last 12 months
Komiti member Tainui Pene asked what the resolution from Friday and Saturday Hui Whakapumau?
Reply: No reply to question
“So since the Tumuaki
has made it clear not to support recommendations from Uri Whakatupuranga-lets
get on to the next agenda 2.8 please.”
Chairman made it clear
Komiti Haahi asked if the
issue would come back on the table at KMH
Apotoro Hui must now decide
We had not slept as drove back at 3am from Auckland this morning for this meeting
Out of respect for the
Tumuaki; We were there to work with them from 2.30pm to 3.30pm
After we left Arahi Hagger laid his resignation
Reporting Calendar over 2006-07
15th April Mandate Whakapumau
9th May Hekeretari
22nd June Hekeretari
1st July Uri Presented report to Apotoro Hui
22nd August Hamuera requested Uri for Labour Weekend
1st October Reported to Piriwiritua
5th November Reported to Arepa
15th December Hekeretari
23rd January Reported to National Hui
2nd February Hekeretari
1st March Update report given to Hekeretari
5th April Printers finally finished report Hekeretari –
Our people have the ownership and always will. It was clearly stated after this mandate was passed that they wanted to resource the next 12months.
First step of 3 year strategy is the
establishment of a
Kaitiaki the long term Vision
Guide, find and keep the principals of the institutes on track
Uri Whakatupuranga must have ready for
Apotoro Hui July 2007 all submissions
1 Ture Wairua and 1 Ture Tangata Representative
A suggested proportional representation
Open to all with skill base – please send CV attached
BIBLE COLLEGE – TREATY UNIVERSITY_2010_______
Uri Whakatupuranga must hand into the Apotoro Hui July 2007 all submissions.
For these 12 positions
No age restrictions
So our people have the ownership
A suggested proportional representation
Open to all with the skill base – please send CV attached
Uri Whakatupuranga would like to lay our objection to the above decision and that KMH be held accountable to Hui Whakapumau.
The above attachment shows clear open dialogue did take place as requested by KMH between Uri Whakatupuranga representative Puawai Hagger and KMH Hekeretari Karaha Paama.
Regular updates were given through reports and placed on the website for transparency and accountability.
Arepa Omeka Piriwiritua and Hamuera were all given access to research and showed there support through signed kawenata – 765.
• 1st October 2006 Te Tii Marae Waitangi - Piriwiritua
I have sat pondering over words to evaluate these 4 major presentations when this independent review was emailed touching the very core of my spirit reaffirming why we as a small team “Uri Whakatupuranga” carry this light with such passion and dedication.
Kia Whai Kororia, Honore, Hareruia Kia Ihoa O Nga Mano
Tatu iho ki nga tuakana Wairua
Te Uri Whakatupuranga Presentation Sunday
5th November 2006
Whilst sitting in the conference room waiting for the presentation Te Uri Whakatupuranga had worked so hard preparing for, I sat with an open mind & reserved all judgment. After all formalities were completed and the word was given to begin the visual presentation I was suddenly strucked with the sound of thunder that immediately grabbed my attention to the screen.
While I sat and watched the first 15 minutes of the presentation I was moved with great emotion that reminded me of why my Nana & Koro left all they owned to follow the divinity and the wisdom of Jehovah who embedded his power & glory into T. W. Ratana. I was emotionally drawn to those who had passed away & died for this maramatanga, who sweated blood & sacrificed so much for their love & belief of this maramatanga.
While I sat and listened to the instructions Te Mangai & Piriwiritua left behind for our people to uphold, to teach, to continue & more than anything to embrace, it brought tears to my eyes to know that those who had passed away, and worked hard for this maramatanga are not here today to enjoy & see the fruits of their hard labor flourish.
Although their lives will never be forgotten, we the inherited will endeavor to continue their legacy through our lives. I am especially reminded of a time dated just over 10 years ago, when I distinctively remember Ruia always encouraging people to take a proactive stance and prepare themselves for the thousands who are seeking the enlightenment that Jehovah gives so freely.
It was during the presentation Te Uri Whakatupuranga produced did the coin drop for me, and all that was once clear like mud became ‘clear like crystal’. It’s not hard to understand that people are the missing link in order for this maramatanga to reach the multitude. This is clearly demonstrated when I think about the links of the chains that surrounds our Temple. This maramatanga needs people who are willing to take the responsibility and ownership to secure the survival of this maramatanga. I am sure that people all over New Zealand and the world will then be able to grasp & understand the teachings of Jehovah through the word and wisdom of T.W.Ratana – Mangai / Piriwiritua.
The presentation also
I would like to personally thank Te Uri Whakatupuranga for their time, patience, courage & strength for the hard work that they have produced within this presentation. I am aware that this is only the first window of opportunity that in my view will grow into the world’s greatest achievements yet. The presentation visually, orally & musically enhances the mind, body, soul & spirit of the individual. It also reaches deep inside and ignites the flame of the very existence of whom we are and why we call ourselves MOREHU.
Ma Ihoa hei tiaki, hei Manaaki I nga mahi me nga tumanakotanga katoa, Kia tuturu tuturu pumau, ko Ihoa te paa-kaha te paa-piringa e tino tata ana I nga waa katoa;
Matua, Tama, Wairua Tapu me nga Anahera Pono me te Mangai Te kai arahi, te kai tautoko aia nei ake nei Ae!
Thank you once again; these above presentations have been highly successful and support has been shown with the signing of our petition by over 600 supporters.
NOW we need to focus on pulling in those petition forms
handed out during each presentations. Each family member has the right
to sign in support for the Bible and Treaty College. Address and contact
number/email is essential for our database of supporters. Please hand
into your Komiti Haahi, so your parish representative can bring your
support to Hui Whakapumau on the 7th April 2007
LAST PRESENTATION - MARCH
A draft report for Komiti Matua ote Haahi for perusal will be prepared
Statement from Keith Newman regarding a financial contribution towards the Ratana Bible University and Treaty College.
I appreciate the opportunity to clarify some misunderstands that have arisen concerning the book Ratana Revisited. In the past 2 months advertisements have been placed in newspapers around the country by Komiti Haahi Matua disassociating it from the book. This has apparently given rise to rumors that the book is full of errors and that I am using the Ratana Church and Movement for my own personal financial gain.
The book Ratana Revisited was an independent work of research undertaken by myself over a period of 20yrs. I received invaluable assistance in completing that research from a number of people including Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan and the Uri Whakatupuranga group.
Kereama Pene, Ruia Aperahama, Arahi and Puawai Hagger have helped greatly in providing a wide range of material including translations from the Maori language and photographs from the Ratana archives. I would like to make it clear that I am making available 25% of the proceeds from all copies of Ratana Revisited sold through Uri Whakatupuranga to help towards establishing a Ratana Bible University and Treaty College. I fully support the work of Uri Whakatupuranga in this regard. So if you buy your copies of Ratana Revisited through them you can be assured you are helping to fund this important work.
A second printing of Ratana Revisited is currently being prepared following
discussion with a Uri and members of key families in the Movement. The
second edition will feature additional photographs, further new information
and some minor corrections and adjustment. To the best of my knowledge
Ratana Revisited is an accurate and up to date story of Ratana, the man,
the prophet, the political visionary and the movement and church he founded.
It is my great privilege to return your history and your great hope for
the future to you in this book.
As far as resourcing, this project is functioning through personal contribution and participation.
Ko te huarahi e rere ai te manu, kei te whakaro o tena o tena , o tena.
Thank you Keith for your contribution. We all need to start looking at
how we can contribute to this project:
No reira, nga manaakitanga tuturu o Te Matua Tama Wairua Tapu me o ratou Anahera Pono Te Kahui Ariki Wairua, Te Arepa, Te Omeka, Piriwiritua, Hamuera me Te Mangai, Ae
1. On the 24th January 2004 at the official opening of “Ratana Archives Centre” an initial working group Kereama Pene, Arahi Hagger, Puawai Hagger and Hareruia Aperahama, arranged a series of small meetings with interested groups and individuals in the early part of 2004.
No te 24 o Hanuere 2004, I te whakatuwheratanga ai o “Ratana Archives Centre” I ara ake te ope mahi nei, a Kereama Pene, Arahi Haggar, Puawai Haggar me Hareruia Aperahama, I konei ka whakaritea etahi huihuinga iti nei me etahi hunga whakaaro nui kit e kaupapa rangahau nei.
2. Following this meeting a steering group was formed including the four members of the original working party
No muri iho I tenei hui, ka ara ake teteahi roopu tataki I te kaupapa.
3. In March the steering group produced a draft Strategic Plan describing the rationale for the reinstatement of a Bible and Treaty College, its values and principles, goals and planning, structure, teaching and research.
No te marama o Maehe I oti nei I te Roopu Tataki nei tetahi kaupapa rautaki e whakamaarama ana I te whakaaranga ake ano I te Kareti Paipera, Tiriti o Waitangi hoki, me ona pumanawa, ona kaupapa matua, otira me nga whainga, nga whakakaupapatanga, nga akoranga me nga rangahau.
4. On 22nd October 2004 a draft proposal for the Bible and Treaty College was submitted at Omeka Pa, 50 people were present including representatives from Tai Tokerau, Akarana, Tai Rawhiti and Petone takiwa.
No te 22 o Oketopa ka takoto te tauira kaupapa mo te Kareti Paipera – Tiriti ki Te Omeka Pa, 50 te tokomaha I reira, etahi hunga no te Taitokerau, Akarana, Tairawhiti me Poneke.
5. On 20th November 2004 a public meeting was held at Omeka Pa Hareruia Aperahama presented the research supporting Treaty College, 150 people were present including representatives of the Maori Party With key morehu supporters
No te 20 o Noema 2004, ka tu tetahi hui nui ki Te Omeka Pa, Na Hareruia Aperahama I whakaatu I nga rangahautanga mo te Kareti Paipera-Tiriti. 150 te tokomaha I reira, otira, ko etahi o nga Mangai o Te Roopu Torangapu Maori I tatu ake me etahi Morehu.
6. On 8th of November 2005 a completed comprehensive index of historical references was submitted to the Hekeretari ote Haahi Ratana and Runanga members
No te 8 o Noema 2005, ka oti nei tetahi pukapuka rarangi rangahau, ka takoto ki mua I te aroaro o te Hekeretari o Te Haahi Ratana me nga mema o Te Runanga.
7. On 24th of January 2006 a public meeting was held at Ratana Pa 300 people were present a covenant of support was signed.
No te 24 o Hanuere 2006, ka tu tetahi hui nui ki Ratana Pa – Koni atu I te 300 o te hunga I tautoko aa Kawenata.
8. Following the public meeting representatives of supportive groups decided to submit a remit for discussion at the church congress Hui Whakapumau in April
No muri iho, ka tautokotia te kaupapa a Te Roopu Tataki hei rimiti, he mea tautoko na Te Taitokerau me Te Tairawhiti hei haere ki mua I te aroaro o Te Hui Whakapumau.
9. In April the mandate was whole heartedly supported by governing body of the church ‘Hui Whakapumau’
No te marama o Aperira, ka tautoko kahatia tenei rimiti e Te Hui Whakapumau, te whakaminenga whakamana o te Haahi Ratana.
10. Met with Patriarch (Kaumatua of Ratana Family) Juji Nakata Taiaroa for confirmation of his support towards this mandate
Ka hui tahi me te kaumatua o te whanau Ratana me Juji Nakata hei whakapumau I tona tautoko I tenei kaupapa.
11. The Auckland meeting on 24th April steering committee requests a written letter of approval from the governing body of the church ‘Hui Whakapumau’
No te 24 o Aperira, ka tono te Roopu Tataki kia tohua mai e te Komiti Haahi Matua he reta tautoko I nga mahi a te roopu nei, he mea whakahau na Te Hui Whakapumau.
12. 18th May approval letter received from Komiti Matua ote Haahi signed by the Secretary of the Church Karaha Paama.
No te 18 o Mei ka whiwhi ki te reta tautoko mai a Te Komiti Matua o Te Haahi, he mea haina na Te Hekeretari o Te Haahi, a Karaka Paama.
13. 24th May 2006 steering committee met to establish project scope and resource requirements
No te 24 o Mei, ka hui ano te roopu tataki he wananga I te huarahi e rere ai te manu.
14. Advisors that have graciously respond to our requests have been
Ko te hunga tautoko I te karanga o te kaupapa ina noa nei:-
15. 1st July Kereama Pene presented an update report at the Apotoro Hui Conference Room, Ratana Pa. 42 pou were represented.
No te 1 o Hurae, ka whakaatu ake a Kereama Pene I te ripoata kit e Hui Apotoro I Ratana Pa. 42 nga pou I tae ki taua hui.
16. 5th July Church office provided historical records of the certificates
• Independent Registry Office
Showing the Ratana Church and the Ratana Federation have their own
No te 5 o Hurae, ka tukua mai e te Tari nga pukapuka Tiwhikete- hei whakapumau I te whakapae, I oti nei I a TW Ratana etahi tikanga hei:-
• Tari Rehita
17. 13th July steering committee met to lay down a clear focus for the future founded on the kaupapa left by TWRatana Mangai - Piriwirtua
No te 13 o Hurae, ka hui ano te roopu tataki ki te wananga me te whiriwhiri I te huarahi e maranga ake ano ai nga kaupapa a TW Ratana – Piriwiritua.
18. 17th July Uri Whakatupuranga members Kereama Pene and Puawai Hagger attended the release of Jan Bieringa documentary on “Ans Westra” Magnificent photographic history of her years at Ratana Pa and her long time relationship with morehu families.
No te 17 o Hurae, ka tae a Kereama Pene me Puawai Haggar kit e hui whakatere I te hotaka pakipumeka mo “Ans Westra” me ona mahi ataahua rawa I tangi whakaahua haere nei a ia I nga huihuinga Ratana, Morehu hoki.
19. 19th July Kereama Pene and Arahi Hagger meet with Harerangi Meihana on behalf of Keith Newman (author) presenting a copy of the new book “Ratana Revisited” for prior inspection before book launch.
No te 19 o Hurae ka hui tahi e Kereama Pene, Arahi Hagger me Te Tumuaki o te Haahi a Harerangi Meihana, hei reo tautoko I a Keith Newman te kaituhi I te pukapuka “Ratana Revisited” e riro ai maana te panuitanga tuatahi I mua o te whakaterenga.
20. 26th July steering committee met and a letter was sent to Hekeretari ote Komiti Matua ote Haahi informing of our intended mataro, in order to consult and gauge response to remit. Hui Whakapumau informed our Pou but we need to inform and consult our Morehu katoa.
No te 26 o Hurae ka tonoa te reta a Te Roopu Tataki kit e Hekeretari o Te Komiti Matua o Te Haahi, hei whakamohio tera e maatorotoro ai I te motu, hei hao mai I nga whakaaro pu o nga Morehu mo tenei kaupapa.
21. Wananga Kia Maia Pariha: “Te Rongopai Hou” passed in 1951 Hui Whakapumau Ref: Te Whetu Marama ote Kotahitanga
Ka tu te wananga mo “Te Rongopai Hou” I paahitia I te hui whakapumau o te tau 1951.
22. 6th August Book Launch of “Ratana Revisited” by Keith
No te 6 o Akuhata ka whakatera te pukapuka nei “Ratana Revisited”
na Keith Newman.
23. 10th August Kereama Pene, Arahi Hagger and Puawai Hagger travelled
to Onerahi to sit with Fred Para, the official guardian of “Rongopai
Hou O Ihoa”
No te 10 o Akuhata ka hui tahi a Kereama Pene, Arahi Hagger, Puawai Hagger ki Onerahi me Fred Para, te kaitiaki I “Te Rongopai Hou o Ihoa” ka riro mai I te roopu Uri whakatipu te tuarua o aua pukapuka. Tera I kiia, “Taihoa ma te wa e mohio ai kit e whakawahina mai o te wairua tapu, kaua e wehi e mataku”
24. 15th August was the passing of Dame Te Atairangikaahu (1931-2006)
No te 15 o Akuhata ka okioki te Kuini Maori Te Atairangi Kaahu (1931-2006)
No te 23 o Akuhata ka hui ano te roopu tataki : Kingitanga – Te Ao Hou, Te Kiingi Hou, Te kaupapa hou. “Ko koe ano e Rata hei Kingi Maori, ko ahau ano hei Poropiti, hei tohu huarahi mo te Iwi e”
26. 26th August Hareruia Aperahama our Japanese translator
Uri Whakatupuranga presented them with an enlarged photo of Bishop Juji
These were all gifted to the Bible and Treaty College Library
No te 26 o Akuhata ka tu ko Hareruia Aperahama hei kaiwhakamaori reo
Ka takohatia ake e Te Uri whakatipuranga he whakaahua o Pihopa Nakada
me TW Ratana I Tokyo 1924 he mea haina n ate kaumatua nei a Nakata Taiaroa,
otira me tetahi pukapuka “Ratana Revisited” na Keith Newman
– Ka takohatia mai e nga Pihopa Hapanihi nei etahi taonga.
27. 30th August Kereama Pene, Arahi Hagger and Puawai Hagger took Kawenata
No te 30 o Akuhata ka takoto I a Kereama Pene, Arahi
Hagger,Puawai Hagger te Kawenata mo “Te Rongopai Hou” kua
riro mai nei, hei korowao manaaki, otira, ka hui tahi me Pene Hui, Kaiarahi
Hui Max Cochrane, ka rite te hui mo te 6 o Oketopa 2006 ki Te Tii Marae,
No te 1 o Hepetema ka hui ano te roopu tataki:- "Ko te tino otinga o enei mahi katoa, tera kua rite mai he waahi I a Ihoa mo tatou” Ko Hamuera te tatau
29. 3rd September laid the kawenata in Te Temepara Tapu, Ratana Pa
No te 3 o Hepetema ka takoto te kawenata ki roto I te Temepara Tapu, ki Ratana Pa
30. Omeka Pa confirmed it was not prepared to host consultation hui for Omeka rohe
Kua oti mai I Te Omeka Pa, kahore ona tautoko, awhina hoki I nga hui mo nga morehu e pa an ki te kaupapa nui nei.
31. October Consultation: the steering committee will go out for consultation with the people in the 4 Quarters Arepa, Omeka, Piriwiritua, Hamuera to provide a comprehensive presentation of research gathered for the feasibility. Attendance and feedback from you all would greatly enhance the final package that will be presented at Hui Whakapumau 2007.
Nga Hui o Oketopa: Kua rite he hui mo nga rohe katoa, tenei te roopu
tataki te matorotoro, hei kohikohi mai I nga whakaaro pu o nga Morehu,
hei whakatakoto ki mua o te Hui Whakapumau 2007
32. Bible University Treaty College web site is linked to the official
site www.theratanachurch.org.nz allowing you to monitor this project
Website www.theratanachurch.org.nz links to “Bible and Treaty College” web page for live updates and reviews
Email: Please contact Puawai