Message from Maggie - Cook Islands_Te Aupouri_Te Rarawa|
Kia Orana mama,
Just recently I had the pleasure of entering a marae and seeing your portrait on the wall over our beds took me back to the day you passed, I was still at school, I didn't know who you were but I was still overwhelmed with sadness. It wasn't 'til that recent encounter that I found myself wanting to know more about you, The lady with the captivating smile :) All the support and love you've given to our Maori people, all the work you did with grace and humility, really touched me. You're not only my inspiration but also one of my biggest role models<3 You make me so proud to be half Maori you've inspired me to learn more about our beautiful culture and appreciate both sides of my family, for that I am truly thankful <3
Rest in love dear lady, continue to watch over your family and friends, as well as the whole of your people, even though it has been a long while since your passing, know that you are still very much loved and missed, xoxo Maggie
Message from Tangiwai Raumati Teresa TuTuki Te Wharau - kotahi
arohanui kia tatou queeny me tona tama a tuheitia aroha whanau .ko wai ahau. I am the mokopuna to Whia ko ia te tuahine o te wahine o kingi Mahuta Te marae. Kia ora No Ihumatao Pa.Even though our grand fathers and mothers are gone kei te mohio matou ko wai tatou, engari kua warewaretia koutou katoa kei whea matou, heoi ano arohanui kia koutou ko toku ingoa ki tenei whanau ko tera te kirihaehae tangiwai Raumati Te OTI George.
Message from KIRKWOOD TE HAUWHENUA - NEPHEW
Moe mai taku whaea, Te Arikinui Te Ataiirangikaahu iraro ite tuanui o Te Atua. Naa Te Atua to piringa ka ora e koe. Paiimarire
Message from Moana Amuketi - Waikato kin
Kia ora our queen.. I hope you are sleeping well, despite all the raruraru going on lately. I never knew you personally but my grandparents have been very staunch supporters of the movement for the past few years and I have come to respect the kaupapa of the Kingitanga and appreciate all the hard mahi you, your son and our tipuna before us have done. Christmas day has just passed and very soon a new year will begin. There has been much chatter about our current Kingi, your son Tuheitia.. Many people are constantly comparing him to you and criticize him for his mistakes. People fail to see before your death, he was just an ordinary man, with a family, a career, a life outside of the world of Kingitanga. This was all changed in an instant, as it would have for you when you were made our Arikinui. I know he's not perfect but I want you to know I will always support your son, our Kingi and the Movement which many of our tipuna and people have bled and died for. I know you are watching over him and our people.. People of Waikato, Kingitanga and Maoritanga. Our kaupapa of Kotahitanga will endure any obstacles and continue on it's path to an everlasting legacy!! Rest easy my Queen.. Arohanui xOx.
Message from Kahukura Solomon - Great Grand daughter
Kia ora everyone,
i dont have much to say but i miss you my nan ♥ didnt really see you or get to know you much but ,aaunty and nan will always tell me that i have your smile and i look alot like you..when i get back to nz shall come and vist you with all the othur whanau from aussie.
Everytime we talk about you ,i always brought up that when i was born it was you that named me <3
Arohanui ;;Kahukura Keighlani Solomon ♥
Loveyou nana ♥
Message from Mikala Teinaki - Cookisland/maori
Kia ora koutou katoa te whanau katoa, Kia orana
Ko Mikala Bernadette Solomona Teinaki taku ingoa. 36yrs old
Ko Tonga Teinaki(Williams,Marsters) taku papa no Rarotonga. R.I.P
Ko Maraea Teinaki(Herewini) taku mama no Ruatahuna.R.I.P
Kei te Mahi taku Mama ki roto e Te Kohanga Reo (1984-2009)
Ko Manahiki,Saku me Tuhoe te iwi.
Ko Ngati Tawhaki te hapu.
Ko Mataatua te waka.
Ko Manawaru te Maunga.
Ko Papueru te Marae.
Ko Mahitahi te Wharekai.
Ko Waikaremoana te Awa.
Kei te mihinui atu ki Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu R.I.P
You will always be reminder in our hearts as our queen
Tino mihinui To Our Kingi Tuhetia.
E toru nga tamariki ahau. Tona iwi (Ngapuhi,Tuhoe,Cookisland)
Ko Hamiora Juniour Porter Taku Tamaiti . 16yrs old.
Ko Krystle Kaimra Porter Taku Kotiro Tuatahi. 15 yrs old.
Ko Shanee Shakaiya Porter taku kotiro Tuarua. 8yrs old.
Ko taku whanau he awhinatia nga kohanga reo e roto e te motu katoa
Kia ora Kia orana
Message from Marie Gadeyne - Good Friend
I never forget you my dearest.
I pray all days toe you in heaven.
Message from shaquille taylor-fitzpatrick - same tribe tainui
kia ora ,
my name is shaquille taylor-fitzpatrick we all had to pick a famous maori person and study them. I decided i would choose dame te atairangi kaahu as my person because we have the same tribe and shes buried on taupiri maunga like all my other whanu and i just wanted to write this as a rememberence of her.im so sorry for your loss and kia kaha to all her whanau ...arohanui to all her whanau aswell .....
Message from Dallas Watson - One of her people
ko taku nei w'akaaro.I te wa i w'akatupu
ngea a ia,i puta atu ona atuatanga,tona
ngakau nui,tona'umarie,tona ka'a ki te weronga korero o ona kaumatua engari kaua e taka'i te mana o ratou no te mea ka tino aro a ia ki te kaupapa o Tainui a'akoa ko te a'a ko te a'a.
tino atuahua tona w'akaro ki te tautoko te katoa o Aotearoa.
arohanui kia koe e taku kuini.
moe mai ra e hine ' moe mai ra
Message from chase Muraahi -
`Kua wharikihia nei he puna Roimata he hupe i te ihu kia tangi hia nga mate
kua riro atu ra ki tua o tawauwau kua tai ake koutou kia Ratau ma
Message from Mania Muraahi -
- moe mai ra e Te Ariki moe mai ra !!
Message from Tuhapo Tipene - whanau
E taku Ariki
I remeber asking you when you came to visit us at my nanas home what was your favourite song, and your reply was that my nana and yourself use to sing this following song
Lights out sweetheart
One more perfect day is through
Lights out, sweetheart
One more perfect dream come true
Were near the hour of parting
So kiss me tenderly
Lights our sweetheart
Close your eyes and dream of me
So i know for a fact that you and Nana are having stewed apples and cream up in heaven
Message from Te Tai o Rehua Cooper -
maringi nei nga roimata me nga hupe mou ra kua whetuatura Kua ngaro atu koe ki te tirohanga kanohi noreira haere e te kui e te poutoko manawa
Message from Vinnie Ngaruhe - loyal follower of the Kingitanga.
I have just read the book "Tawhiao: King or Prophet". The line of men of which you came are some of the greatest men to have ever walked the earth. You were yourself a great and amazing women. Go your way in peace e kui.... haere... heare... heare!
Message from MiSs MaNiaPoTo - Friend
Ko te mihi tuatahi
Ki too taatou matua nui i te rangi
Ko ia te timatatanga me te whakamutunga,
Tuarua ki too taatou Kingi Maori a Tuheitia
Enoho mai raa ki runga i te ahurewa tapu o toona whaea me oona maatua tupuna ka piki te kaha me te maramatanga o te runga rawa ki runga i aa raaua tamariki taee atu ki toona whare Kahui Ariki,
Rire Rire Pai Marie ...
Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikahu was an amazing Leader, she was a women that many others could look up to as a Female Roll Model.
She was a True Legend and is a women that will forever be in our Hearts! :-)
Message from NGAMONI TARAHAWAIKI - Servant to my Quuen
Kei taku Arikinui o te maungaungatanga o te haumarie o tou ake turanga
moe iho ake ai e koe ki runga i to kawae Maunga takotoranga
e kore koe e warewaretia, hakoa e rua tau tomuri i to matenga
kei roto tonu koe i roto i ngo matou ngakau.
nga mihi aroha kia koe e taku Kuini
moe mai ra moe mai ra moe mai ra
Message from Stayc Tehuia-Rehua - lOve
kO TAINUI te waka
kO WAIKATO te awa
kO MAUNGATAUTARI te maunga
kO MAUNGATAUTARI te marae
kO NGATI RAUKAWA KI WHAREPUHUNGA te hapu
kO NGATI KOROKI te iwi
Message from Stayc Tehuia-Rehua - Whanau
hae peOplez's. . .
wel ahm fwOm waiikatO & use tah gOo tah Turakiina Maori Girls College jus wOnted tah sae Te Arikinui wOz ah awsOme rOle mOdel & ah MEAN MAORI MEAN leader fOr aOw peOple!
she wiil neva b fOrgOtten! ! !
Tainui pwOud! ! !
Message from Form L.O.C - Follower
hayya yya tew all tha people out there thats put there tributes out to owr fallen totara much love to evryone now we must stand high an repersent our new king tuheitia but never forget all tha kings an owr queen that have all fallen lol peace Y.F.Y
Message from kuramihirangi rangiwewehi - my ariki
kei roto koe i nga whatumanawa o i a tangata e manaaki i te kingitanga! tenei ka whakamihi atu kia koe mo o mahinga ki te uwhia i te rangimarie ki runga i nga iwi o te motu
e moe ra! ko nga mahara kei pamamao
ON BEHALF OF OPOTIKI COLLEGE I WOULD JUST LIKE TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO YOU FOR YOUR UNFAILING EFFORTS IN HELPING AOTEAROA DEVELOP ITS OWN IDENTITY. YOU RESTORED THE SALVATION IN OUR NATION AND FOR THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART.
Message from POTO Potae - NGATI POROU
E TAKU ARIKI TAPAIRU MOE MAI RA I ROTO I TO MOENGA ROA KI TE TAHA O TATAU MATUA TIPUNGA, KUA NGARO KOE MAI I TE TIROHANGA KANOHI KI TUA O PAI RAU MOE MAI RA E TAKU ARIKI!!!!!!!!
MUCH LOVE AND AROHA DOITS DOITS DOITS HA!!!!!!!
Message from Johana Mate - ngatifakeland
Kia ora te whanau!
I love u dad
Message from Ma White - Comintator
Please Let Me I am lost for words. Even though it has been nearly two years, it is still hard to forget (well not forget but get passed) all those loving memories. Many have told me, that i look similar to this wonderful person. I miss you dearly.
Message from Kingi Matiu - Kuini
E taku Ariki,
Horokau ana te tangi o te nga kamo o te tini, o te mano o nga tangata i whakarerea e koe i konei
E kore e mutu ake te rere o te hupe i tou ngarohanga, e haehae ana e te matikara i te kiri e kaikini nei, kua tawharautia te korowai o te parekawkawa ki runga kia tatou te iwi maori
Kua whakangaro atu koe i te huanui,i te ara kua papaturia e te tapuwae kauika tangata
Kua whakangaro atu ki te ara e kore e nekehia, i te moenga e kore e hikitia, otira i te ara e kore e titiro whakamuri mai ano
Noreira e taku Ariki
moe mai ra koe ki runga i te maunga e tu rangatira nei, te takotoranga o te kahui ara a Taupiri e tiro whakararo ki te awa o Waikato
Message from Amyleigh Hopa - kuini
kia ora my kuini
rip Te Arikinui dame te Atairangi kaahu.
hei pupuru i te whenua, i te toto, i te mana maori motuhake. Hei whakakotahi te iwi maori.
Quote; Te Pou o mangatawhiri ; E Apahau ana
Kei mau te iro a te hunga tuu karetoa E porowhiua noa ki wiki ki wawa taku haka tuu tangatanga, tuu mataara e Kia puaawai ngaa koorero Tuku iho e No reira raa, Kia ora raa Taku ihi, taku ihi, taku wanawana hi
Message from Cameo Heta - Ngati Haua/Ngati Mahanga
This world seems less without you ,deserved are you of your rest, and as we wept and mourned your passing, the gates of heaven had opened and a celebration of your home coming had begun.
I know you are resting in peace in the company of Almighty God in the company of our Tipuna.
Message from Tuaine Elia - my mum is named after her aunty, Te Inuwai
ooh i forgot to tell you this but you spelt her name wrong ,Tuaine Elia.
Message from Tuaine Elia - My mum is named after her aunty, Te Inuwai
Ki to matou kuini maori ara Te Arikinui Te Atairangi kaahu kua wehe atu ki te po ka tangi ai au i toku aroha ki a koe. Kua aitua tetahi wahine tino atahua ka tangi matou te iwi maori ki to whanau toku aroha tino tino nui ,Tuaine Elia
Message from hush krew - our qween
hush will never forget you te atarangi kaahu love you always
Message from rickjoseph wynyard-matene - nana
i know that your name will ne4ver be lost ill make sure of it at the moment we are researching about you hope you are sleeping well love you always
Message from Kahlua Hape - My nan's cousin
Never shed a tear as she is in a greater place. She will always be remembered in all our hearts.
Moe mai ra e te kuini
Te Ataairangi Kaahu
Kua ngaro matou i tetahi rangatira tino whakahirahira
Mamae tonu ana o tatou ngakau.
Love you and miss you always
Message from Te Rina Toia - Maori Queen
kiaora e te kuini,
nga mihi nui kia koe i tenei wa,
ko Te Rina Toia toku ingoa,
Ko Ruahine toku maunga,
Ko Ngaruroro toku awa,
Ko Takitimu toku waka,
Ko Kohupatiki toku marae,
Ko Omahu toku hapu,
Ko Ngati Kahungungu me Nga Puhi toku iwi.
I am only 14 yearz of age and i am learning about my maori history. my deepest condolences go out to you. love you always
Message from Marilyn Ruatara (Te Wao) - Tainui Descendant
Kia ora Whaea
Moe mai, moe mai. To the lady who has brought so much for her people. It was a sad day to see your passing. Not only did your passing affect so many of your people it touched me very deeply. I still remember meeting you when I was only 12 maybe 13 years old. I went on a school wananga down in Kawhia in 1980 where my group stayed at Mokai kainga marae. There were quite a few of us kids attending both marae's held at Mokai kainga and at Maketu. Kids from auckland, huntly, ngaruawahia and hamilton. I can still remember to this day when I shook your hand and performed for you. That day will never leave me. You are a mighty leader whaea and to your honour I hope we all build from what you have given to your people. And that's courage, guidance, knowledge and commitment. Thank you Lady. Arohanui.
Message from iraia kokiri - kuini
ka tahi te kuia hu marie
Message from anahera tawhiao-heihei - nana
to nana i hope u r safe and sound from wer u r
Message from whiiina - dano
churR churR te atairangikaahu was da meanest maori queen ever...>
wel uhmzZ meh dnt know wot else ta sae soO uhmzZ..>
we misS yOo heaps..>
yOo waz jusS...........Mean Maorii Mean
Message from Mihi Ao Pearson - My Kuia
Moemoe ra e kuia ki ro moenga roa here ki hawaiki nui hawaiki roa Mwah xoxoxoxox.
Message from SEIG DAWG - FRIEND
HAERE ATU RA!!! MOEMOE RA HAERE KI HAWAIKI NUI HAWAIKI ROA HAWAIKI PAMAOMAO
CHUR THE MAORI QUEEN WAS THE MEANEST QUEEN OUT BIG UPZZ FOR HUR MAN MISS U HEAPS MWAH XXXOOO
Message from Annette Te Wehi-Takerei - Kuini to all
He mamae aroha - he mamae aroha!!!
I walk up Taupiri Maunga so I can sit with our Kingii and our Kuini & shed tears that she has passed and smile because she made a big difference in my life and my tamariki life. I believe in Kingiitanga and will always follow the path of up holding "what is good for all, Peace, Unity & Kotahitanga. To our nan "Rest now for you have upheld our Kingiitanga & shown me the truth.
Thank You Pikimeene!!!
Message from mckayla barriball - from waikato
he potopotonoiho tenei he waiata
aue aue aue te aroha mo te kuini e....
tena koe te atairangikahu e......
Message from Miriata Hepi - I te taha o toku koroua a Kahurangi Hepi
Haere ra e te Kahui Ariki ki to moenga roa haere haere haere atu ra.
Moe mai i te taha i o Matua Tipuna e haere i mua i a koe. Hei tikinga to arai hei tua i a koe ki to matou matua i te rangi rire rire hou
Message from Jeremy MacLeod - He mokai
Kei taku ariki, kia au te moe e
A woman who endlessly gave until her heart could give no more, a woman who has earned an eternity of peaceful rest.....Her legacy will shine through the years to come, there is no such thing as 12 months of mourning being officially over, ka tangi tonu kia to mai te ra!
Haere e taku ariki, takoto mai, moe mai, okioki atu ra
Message from Tatiana Gill - My Religion
Ko te mea tuatahi ka mihi ahau ki te atua i runga rawa,
Ko te mea tuarua ka mihi ahau ki Dame Teatairangikaahu moe mai ra moe mai ra
Ko Tatiana toku ingoa
I am from Waimarama and have whanau through out New Zealand...
Well I give my condolences to her whanau and to Te Atairangikaahu especially and send my love to her
Arohanui Tatiana XoXoXo
Message from HiNaH bAyBe - loV3
Te Arikinui has been a tower of strength for her paeople in the recent loss of her brother Te Kotahi, Sir Robert Mahuta, her representativ3s and the Principal Negotiator of waikato. w3 will alwaes remember her as our royal Qu33n and now we hav KInGii Tuheitia to finish what his mother has started
no reira me tu au ki konei.
e nga mana e nga waka e nga raurangatira ma
tena koutou katoa
Message from HopuhoPu hopuhopu - whanau
Haere ra nga kuini ote motu kei te mihi me ona whanau raua ko to tatou kingi tuheitia me tona hoa te atawhai...
moe mai ra
''LADY OF THE PEOPLE''
Message from zara kanuta - loving warm well known maori queen
kia ora im zara from Ngapuhi i just want to sae R.I.P whaea you were my favourite,you are my heart i loved you so much whaea.
Message from JoAnNa HaRrIs - Whanaunga
UArohanui to all the Whanau
of the "LADY"
Ma Love and AROHA goes out to our new KING who we all know will carry everything his mum had worked for, and will keep tha traditions going for many years to come.
Ko Joanna Harris toku ingoa
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Waikato te Awa
Ko Waikato Maniapoto te Iwi
Ko Ngati Hau te Pou
Ko Horahora raua ko Papaorotu (Whatawhata) te Marae
Ko Huturoa te Tangata
Ko Milly Amiriangareta Manukau raua ko Selwyn Harris toku Matua
Tena koutou katoa
KURA HARD 299
Message from Ngarimu Phillips - Kuini Ataahua
My Kura has been going to Ngaruawahia for a long time and we want 2 give a special message 2 her e te kuini maori tena koe mo to haerenga mai ki to matou kura kia maumahara matou tera wa Tuheitia u carry on wat ur kuini has tought u and carry on wat tupuna does through ot these years we are ging to keep supporting te marama o nga Koroneihana
may god be with u
Message from Ngarimu Phillips - He Kuia
E te Kuini Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Tena koe mo te tiakina i to matou iwi he mihi nui tenei mai i te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Tamarongo Tuheitia u keep up the good things and carry on wat ur tupuna as king does Ta te rangatira tanga kai he korero,ta te ware he muhukai may god be with u
Message from tee.aye wehi - wasnt related
R.I.P DA MAORi KWEEN
Message from Tuheitia Pihama - My Queen
CrY ThAt ShE HaS GoNe
BuT SmIlE ThAt She HaS BeEn
Message from Te roopu Haumihi o whangaparaoa college - Our queen
Moe mai ra te atairangikahu, haere koe ki to hawikitanga haere, haere haere ra.
R.I.P te arikinui te Atairangikahu..
From te roopu HAUMIHI xoxoxo
Message from Te Reo o Te Ariki Ngakete -
haere haere haere ra
moe mai ra e toku Ariki
Message from mahara haitana - random
awlL i gOtAh sAe iZ
mWAHh lUb u
MeAn mAoRi mEaN
U R My iNsPaRaTiOn
Message from -
I TO TATOU KUINI MAORI MOE MAI RA ,MOE MAI RA, MOE MAI RA...
HAERE KI TO MATUA TIPUNA, HAERA RA HAERE RA,
HAERE KI HAWAIIKI NUI, HAWAIKI ROA, HAWAIKI PAMAMAO,
KI TE WHANAU PANI AROHA NUI MAI, AROHA NUI MAI KIA KOTOU KATOA....
Message from henry pairama - grangchild
I think that piki paki was a loving lady to all kinds of people from black to white
Message from Hiko Tumata - farly related grandaughter
E te kuini maori, Te Arikinui, moe atu ra, haere atu ra,
Hoki atu ki to Whanau, ki o Tipuna, ki o Matua hoki.
Ko koe te toa rangatira, ko koe te ngakau, te mana, te wairua o tainui. Haere, haere, haere atu ra....
ki te whanau pani arohamai mo to mamae kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawa nui. tihei mauriora!!!! R.I.P Te Arikinui.
Mai i Te Whanau O George Tumata ki Rotorua.
Message from Kirikowhai Te-Rito - Toku Kuia
Ki Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
Ki to totau arikinui ko koe to matou kurupounamu. Nana koe i homai te manaakitanga ki a matou. Kua tae atu koe ki te tihi o te runga rawa ki to taumata. Noreira e te kuini moe mai moe mai ra. Ka hora te marino. Ka whakapapa pounamu te moana..... Ka rere te awa o waikato ka hoe te waka o Tainui tonu.
Ko Tainui te waka.
Ko Waipa te awa
Ko Hoturoa te tangata.
Ko Kahotea, Te Korapatu nga marae.
Ko Kakepuku te maunga.
Ko Rangiamoa raua ko Matua Te-Rito oku Tupuna i te taha o toku papa.
Ko Noko raua ko Regenal oku tupuna i twe taha o toku mama.
Ko Kirikowhai Te-Rito ahau.
Noreira Te Arikinui moe mai, moe mai ra.
Ki a koe hoki Tuheitia e tu e tu ra.
Message from LanCeY BoY - Kore (ki oku nei mohiotanga)
E to tatou kuini, moe mai ra,moe mai ra,moe mai ra.
Takato mai ra i roto i te uma o Taupiri.
Moe mai ra i roto i nga manaakitangi e manaaki a Matakorokoro raua ko Matakuikui.
takoto mai ra, takoto mai ra, takoto mai ra
Rire Rire Hau, Paimarire.
Message from Hineumu Neha - None
Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Taupiri te Maunga,
Ko Waikato te awa,
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi,
Ko Ngati Urunumia te hapu,
Ko Hukanui ko Te Kotahitanga me Taarewanga nga Marae,
Ko Wahanui te tangata,
Ko Eddie Noel Neha toku papa,
Ko Hingatu Darling Pompey toku mama,
Ko Hineumu Neha ahau,
No reira tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa.
Message from Ngahine Williams - Moko
HAERE ATU RA NGA KUINI OTE MOTU
MOE MAI RA....
Message from Shannel Fiaui - A distant mokopuna
Kiaora whaea mo to aroha me to manaaki ki nga take maori...haere ki te kainga tuturu o to tatou tipuna noreira, Kau mau te wehi!
Message from rubis makoyoza - da kuzzie
kaiora ki te whanau you are loved and missed
Message from Tumanako Haumaha - tumanako ki te atua,tumanako ki te kingitanga.
moe mai ra e Te arikinui i runga i nga parihau o Mahingarangi o Turongo
hikoi atu ra ki Taupiri,koro Waikato he piko he Taniwha
ko te kahu rere atu rere atu ki te tihi o Taupiri rere ake ra e Hine...i te ara
Message from kt tawhi - a friend
your nan and my nan are the same, a very special unique an beautiful careing jewel that will ever gleem in all our hearts stay strong yall, Kaytee, Perth
Message from Mekayla Wikaira - Queen
He mihi kau atu tenei ki a koe e te mokopuna o te Motu. Moe mai ra i roto i nga ringa manaaki o te atua. Hoki atu ra ki ou tupuna, kei tera taha o te arai. Moe mai ra e Kui, moe mai ra.
Message from Manaki Tumata - my father is from tainui area
Kia ora, just dropping a line to say how sorry and sad i was for my father and the rest of the country to hear that the Maori Queen had passed away, and at the same time hit with my own tragedy that my son Waiariki Te Wharau Tumata, 1mth old, died the day after the Maori Queen, I was only too glad that my son went to heaven with the most sophisticated, prestigous and honourable women like our own Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, all our love to the whanau. KIA ORA!!!From Rotorua
Message from Tuhapo Tipene - Mokopuna and Friend
Kei taku Arikinui
Kei te mamae tonu te ngakau moou kua ngaro atu nei i te tirohanga kanohi.
Kua ngaro te tiu o nga manu o Te Wao nui a Taane
Ngaro noa ana te parepare o nga ika o te uma o Tangaroa
Kua ngaro nga whetu tiramarama o te wao o Ranginui
Hei te wa tatau tutakitaki ai e taku Ariki
Heoi ano mo tenei wa, takoto mai i te uma o Papatuanuku, ara, i Taupiti Kuao
Hei konei mo tenei wa.
Message from Jo Harris - Whanau
Arohanui to all the Whanau
of the "LADY"
We have all lost someone special well known all round the world
Ma Love and AROHA goes out to our new KING who we all know will carry everything his mum had worked for, and will keep tha traditions going for years to come.
Ko Joanna Harris toku ingoa
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Waikato te Awa
Ko Waikato Maniapoto te Iwi
Ko Ngati Hau te Hapu
Ko Horahora raua ko Papaorotu (Whatawhata) te Marae
Ko Huturoa te Tangata
Ko Milly Amiriangareta Manukau raua ko Selwyn Harris toku Matua
Tena koutou katoa
KURA HARD 299
Message from Ani - My koro's her righthand man.
We love you heaps, we're sad you're away. But one day we'll hopefully see you, our queen, again up there in heaven.
Message from Tuirina Wehi - Te Whaea o te Motu
Kei taku ariki tapairu,
kua hoki atu nei koe ki te puutahitanga o taatau te tangata.
E maringi noa nei nga roimata.
He mamae ka nui, ka rangona e te iwi whaanui.
Moe mai ra i te moe te whita, te moe tee rea, tee whakaarahia anoo.
Haere e kui, okioki mai. Haere, haere, haere atu raa . . .
Message from Raymond Kaiki -
Kia koe e Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu
He mihi aroha teeneei kia koutou te whanau kahui ariki, naa te ahuatanga o te waa kua hipa nei te ora kia tau teeneei ahua te mate ki runga i te katoa. Heoi ano ra maa nga mana o te Ao me nga mana o te Rangi koutou e hapai i te waa nei.
Noho wairua tau koe e Te Arikinui Te Kuini Maori o Niu Tireni Te Atairangi kaahu...
Te Whanau Kaiki
Message from Pononga - Taranaki/Waikato
E te Mana, e te Tapu o te Ao Kohatu..Aue Taukiri e!
E te Kuia Rangatira o te Hunga Kaaika, moe mai raa, e oti. E kore e taea te pehea, e kore e taea te aha, heoi ano kua pania maatou te hunga ora ki te parekawakawa me te hupe, e kore mimiti nga tini roimata ki a koe, otiraa, ki a koutou e nga tauipooipoo.
Noreira e te kuia rangatira, i ropiropi ai koe e oo maatua tuupuna, naau te ara i whakatookia hei hikoitanga maa te hunga kaawitiwiti, kaawatawata o tenei aooturoa, noreira, kaati ake, e oti, taa te mea kua otia e te aoo whaanui , me kii te hunga whakaairo ana i te kupu te utaina ake i te hohonutanga o te ngako me te ngiko o nga raranga kooreeroo moou.
Heeti noa, mai i te urunga o te raa, ki te poutu o te raa, ko te raa ki toonaa toowenewenetanga, e kore koe e waikuratia.
Rire Rire Hau....PAIMAARIRE....HAI!
Message from Kahu Tahana -
This is a special tribute to Te Arikinui
Sadness and tears had overtaken my heart when she moved onto the glorious heavens. She was a brave, humbleness Queen who had a heart filled with love for her family and her people. She brought smiles to us all, when she showed her very attractive face at any function or gatherings. She was a great role model for many of her mokopuna, as she had influenced us all into being the best that we can be. She will always be in my heart, as i will never ever forget a beautiful women who was as peaceful as the fire, the ocean, the forest and the wind.
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
Message from ponga pompey - no relation
Rest in peace AND THANK YOU
Message from Chimmyma Williams (nee Kiriona) - A Maori
A Great Woman because of her great Humbleness.
She moved amongst her people as one of us and brought together many races and colours.
She listened to the cry of the silent and hushed the noise of turmoil and chaos with her very presence.
She, as did her ancestors before her, helped to forge our future ahead all maori and in doing this, also showed great strength to other nations.
She shall be missed, but much has been gained because of her life and because of this, we can say...
She served her people well!
Message from Tapihana Shelford - friend
Whakamoemiti kia Ihowa o nga Mano mo nga manaakitanga kua uhia mai ki runga ki a koe e te Ata e moe ki runga i to maunga whakamutunga mau...
Ko matou enei nga mema a te Runanga o te Morehu Youth Movement o te Haahi Ratana, e moe takoto ra...
Jamie Nepia - Perehitini
Tapihana Shelford - Tarahiiti
Message from Maungarongo Tito - She was our Maori Queen
Ma te arikinui hou koe e manaki, ma te atua koe e tiaki,
He piko he taniwha he piko he taniwha waikato taniwha rau.
Te Kuini Maori Te Atairangikaahu
Message from Ngaapera PAKI-RAHIRI - TAINUI-Ngati Whawhaakia/Kaimahi/Whanaunga
Moe mai ra i taku Ariki
Haere atu ra ki Taupiri Kuao
Ki te whare o Potatau
Moe mai, moe mai, moe mai ra...
My heart weeps for this beautiful woman who injected inspiration & drive into my life! She is MANA WAHINE in it's truest form and there will be no equal.
Like my tupuna before me, I am a product of KINGITANGA and throughout my 35years nothing has been more fulfilling than to have served my Ariki.
On Taupiri Kuao you sleep the infinte sleep but always know that you will never be forgotten! You are "the LADY" & in my heart thats where you will burn eternally.
Ko Ngati Mahuta taku iwi
Ko Ngati Whawhaakia tooku hapu
Ko Kaitumutumu tooku marae
E noho ana ahau ki Tauranga Moana inaianei engari e tuturu ana ahau he TAINUI
Mauri tu, Mauri ora
Message from Tia Peters - Nana
In Loving Memory Of Our Dearly Beloved Nan Te Atairangikaahu We Miss You So Much.
Message from tewairemana taipari - close friend
ki taku kuini ma0ri....te atairangikahu
much love to you from me and my whanau,all my blessings to y0u f0r up there with my whanau...!takoto mai takoto mai ra e te kuini ma0ri o aotearoa.....!mwah!
Message from Teddy Andrews - Ngati Paoa-Waikato
Tata ana ki te rua marama kua whakahoki atu ai koe e Te Arikinui ki to takotoranga whakamutunga i Taupiri, ki to matua ia Koroki, me o tupuna, tera ko Tawhiao te arawhata ki te hunga wairua e noho maina ite waahi ngaro.
Ma Tawhiao ano e tiaki nei i te aka, i piki ai to tupuna Tawhaki ki nga rangi tuangahuru, kia ahu atu mou ki te toi o ngarangi kia Io matua kore.
No reira Te Arikinui haere ki Potutanganui a Pipiri, te Putahitanganui a Rehua, ki te au tereina, te urunga, te taka, te moenga, te whakarahi. He kura tangihi, he maimai aroha ki koe ra e te mokopuna ote motu.
Ka mau tonu tou iwi i runga ano i tou nei kupu i heke iho mai i runga i nga ohaaki a o tupuna.
Ta matou nei aroha kia koe. I mahara tonu ana mo ake tonu atu tou tino tauiratanga i kite ai e nga toopito e wha ote ao katoa, ka matatau tatou nga pononga tane, pononga wahine, koira te mana motuhake o te iwi Maori.
Waiho te torona tapu ki to tama a Kingi Tuheitia e haere ana ki te nuku ote whenua hei mana mo te iwi Maori, paimarire.
Message from Moana-lee Holley - Tainui
You are still the best..........
Message from Honey Katipa - tainui
We Will Always remember you.........
Message from camira newport - tainui
Tenei te mihi tino nui ki toku whaea a Te Atairangikaahu.
moe mai ra e te whaea, ka tutaki taua ano.
Message from PONGA POMPEY - TAINUI
WE WILL MEET AGAIN SOMETIME BYE NANA!!!!!!
Message from WhakATihI pompEy - TAINUI
REST IN PEACE!!!! DAME TE ATA
Message from camira newport - tainui
...moe mai ra e te whaea...
Message from Anahera Hutana - "NATiiON"
MOE MAii RA E TE KUiiNii MAORii...
MiiSS MUCH LOVE
Message from M Mizuyo Tanaka - Touched and Inspired
I was only a secondary school girl at Samuel Marsden, accompanying my father, who was then the Ambassador to NZ from Japan.
I will never forget Te Arikinui's gracious kindness and genuine warmth and sincerity, which I have always thought of as a hallmark of her. She welcomed my father onto Turangawaewae Marae and gave me the opportunity to interpret for my father, allowing him to speak in his native tongue. Her faith in a young chit of a girl was absolute. Yet, her patience and warm tact when I faltered and could not complete the job adequately was unforgettable.
Of course, this is only a simple illustration of what an inspiring and natural leader, a source of inspiration to all peoples, she was. This was the humanity she endowed in her formal role, and which made her so great.
I have had many occasions to cross the Waikato and see Turangawaewae since then - I worked for several years as a junior doctor at Waikato Hospital - and only 2 months ago had the opportunity to point the Marae out to my 3 children, and shared the story with them. I hope I can pass on a little of her legacy to them - the grace, the dignity, the warm sincerity, the confidence in others.
May her spirit never be forgotten.
Message from Shona Brons - Tainui
The one thing that will always remind me of Te Arikinui DameTe Atairangikaahu will be her warm smile and humility above all else. You have just started your journey whaea. You are embraced by those who have gone before and will be remembered for your grace and kindness and the tikanga, wairua and aroha that you have given here on earth to those of us remaining.
Watch over us your people and guide us with your love.
The Brons Whanau - Gerard, Shona, Eden, Deacon and Kalani.
Message from Pirika Tame Hemopo - Whakapapa
E te Arikinui, he matua waka e taea te raupine mai; he matua whare, e taea te ropiropi e te ringaringa he matua tangata, ki te mate ana, e kore rawa a taea te raupine mai e te ringaringa.
Na to koroua tenei whakatauki ataahua, na Kingi Matutaera, ko tona ingoa e mohiotia nuitia ana ko Kingi Tawhiao. He whakahoki nana ki a Kawana Paraone mo te tono a te kawanatanga ki a ia, kia rangi-marie a ia mo te tono a te kawanatanga kia tukuna etahi o nga whenua o Waikato ki raro i te mana o te kawanatanga o taua wa.
I korerotia e Paora Te Muera tenei whakatauki i te matenga o to kuia Te Puea Herangi, a na te ataahua o tenei whakatauki, a he tika tonu hoki ki nga ahuatanga e pa ana ki nga mate, na reira ka tangia kei ngaro. He mea mama noa iho te tiki atu i te waka tere. He mea mama noa iho te whakatikatika i te whare, mehemea ka hinga tetahi paatu, tetahi atu waka ranei; engari ki te hinga te tangata e kore rawa e taea te rarau atu e te ringaringa.
Haere i runga te aroha, moe mai, moe mai, moe mai
Message from Ria Hall - Servant - Tauranga Moana
Kia koe taku Ariki,
Kei te tangi taku manawa mou, kua wehe atu koe ki tua o te arai, kia ratou ma kua wheturangitia. E noho mokemoke te iwi Maori inaianei. Engari, na runga i to mana, to wairua, to aroha, kia whakakotahi ai tatou nga iwi o te motu - mai Te Rerenga Wairua tae noa atu ki Rakiura, whakawhiti atu ki Rekohu. Kia kite te ao i to ataahua, to mana, me te aroha o nga iwi mohou ra. Ko koe ra te poutokomanawa on ngai tatou te iwi Maori. Moe mai ra i te taha o ou tupuna - kei te tatari ratou mou...xxx
To my Queen,
The day I found out you had passed on I just stopped in my tracks and burst into tears. Words cannot justify my love and admiration for you. I will always remember your strength that exuded from you, your humble and dignified manner, your grace and beauty that was silently obvious not only on the outside, but your inner beauty could outshine any supernova in the night sky. I LOVED the koroneihana - thankyou for letting us perform in front of you! My allegience always has and always will be to the Kingitanga. I'm looking forward to seeing our King lead our people!
Message from gabriel waikato - tainui
your love will always lead me in the right direction
Message from Alwyn Paterson - none
You brought great dignity to the Maori people in an age when Maori were searching for dignity. Your humility and graciousness shone brightly in a darkened world. Rest in peace
Message from Gul Zaman - subject
I wish to share my condolences and grief at the sad loss of the Maori Queen.
May her soul rest in peace and her loved ones have the courage and patience to bear this great and sad loss.
May the new king rule over us for decades.
Message from Ohlson whanau -
To our Maori Queen. May you rest in peace and we all love you with all our heart. You are now in a safe place. Arohatinonui.
Message from Te Rauaroha Tumai-Turinui - Humbled survent
E rangi kei taku Ariki
Hotuhotu ana te manawa i too wehenga, e kore rawa e warewaretia i a koe. Hoki atu ra ki ngou tupuna kua ngaro atu ki tua o te arai. Ma raatou koe e manaaki e tiaki e arataki i a koe. He ope e tatari ana moou ki te huinga o te kahurangi, te hunga naau i tiaki. E tatari ana raatou mou, whiti atu ki to matua a Kingi Koroki. Kaaore kore e noho mokemoke ana te iwi maaori engari naa nga whakamaaharatanga nou kua whakamahana te whatu manawa. e kore rawa nga mihi e mutu.
Message from Christine Low - National President, NCWNZ
The death of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu is mourned sincerely by members of the National Council of Women of Aotearoa New Zealand (NCWNZ).
NCWNZ particularly admired Dame Te Ata’s encouragement of our sister organisation, the Maori Women’s Welfare League, whose work parallels that of our own, being the betterment of women and children in New Zealand.
We stand alongside our sisters in their grief and pray that all in time, will experience peace in the knowledge that others will ensure her work will endure; that her legacy of raising the aspirations particularly of the younger generation will continue; that there will be unity among her people; that her successor may wear the mantle as she did – with pride yet humility, wisdom with youthfulness, leadership with honour.
NCWNZ also celebrates with you, the life of this role model, this inspiration to all New Zealanders, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
Whaia te kotahitanga o te wairua, ma te rangimarie me te aroha e paihere
Message from Teowaina,Jon-paul&Tamariki's Kepa-Terito - Maori Kuini
Haere ra te whaea kuini haere haere ki o tupuna ki runga. You were the apple of every Maori's eye even in many other races. You will be sadly missed but never forgotten as your memories will stay within our hearts.
Message from Barry Brickell - friend
Message of condolence to Whanau of the late Te Arikianui, Dame Atairangikahu
Tena koutou katoa, rau rangatira ma, e te rangatira: e te whanau. Kua ngaro atu to whaea i a koe
The late Dame Te Atairangikahu visited my "marae" here at least twice over the past 15 years, with her whanau. On their way to her holiday place north of Colville, I recall hurriedly making cups of tea and apologising for my lack of preparedness for the visit. At the time I was helping a group of young people based on Waahi Marae to make pottery using local clays fired in a kiln we helped to build at the marae. Dame Te Ata was keen to encourage this project, and I still recall her warmth, forgivingness and encouragement. Forgivingness because I was not familiar with the tikanga, a fact that she so gracefully accepted with kindness.
May the korowai worn by her predecessors and now bestowed upon her eldest son, Tuheitia Paki give him the spirit to carry on the work of cultural conciliation so much advanced and encouraged by his late matua wahine. Noho rangimarie. E noho ra, Haere ra.
Driving Creek Railway & Potteries, Coromandel
Message from Charlene Beddis - Whanau - Tainui Tribal Member
Aroha mai, for the loss of our great and beloved leader.
No words can express how me and my whanau may be feeling during this very sad occasion. Although I never knew her personally, we are whanau, through the Mahara-Pokaia whakapapa.
I have enclosed a poem I thought symbolises how me and my whanau feel to this day...
When you speak of her, speak not with tears
for thoughts of her should not be sad.
Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort
for her life was rich because of you.
And though for now she had to part,
though to part she did not choose;
she'll be with you along life's path,
Forever In Your Heart.
Haere raa, e kuini Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu.
Aroha nui, Charlene, Norm, Moanne, Richard & Bryan Beddis, Charlie Hopa, Bailey Clark & Pretoria Pirini. (Huntly)
Message from Alley Te Rito - NANA
From the day u started to the day u ended your time u were and still are an intelligent leader, we all love you and you will forever be a part of our lives..... aroha mai...xxoo
Message from Stacey Tehuia-Rehua - One of her tainui peoples
You were a special lady and always will be in all our eyes. You will never be forgotten, you will always be remembered as a generous, lovely, caring and positive person Forever will you remain in our thoughts also in our hearts. Rest in peace our lady as we will always think of you forever more...
Message from ross smith - he hoa
Wairua pamaomao kei tua o Hukateretere tau marire rere ana ki runga o kererurururu hoki wairua mai ki to amo whare whatu ngangahu ko te pou, tenei te mihi maioha ki te ahorangi kua ngaro nei i Matanuku, whakaoioi te whenua oioi te po oioi te ao i a koe ra e te whatu o te manawa e kanapa nei i tawauwau, e kore ra e mutu te koingo o ngakau i to ngarohanga atu, nau ano te hakatauaki o Tawhiao i hakatinanatia ' kotahi te kohao o te ngira e tuitui ai te miro ma, te miro pango, ara, nau ano nga kanohi o tupuna i whitikitia ki a Mahinarangi. Na reira, moe e te tira, moe e te tau.
Message from Moko Tauariki - Loyal Subject
Moe mai e te Arikinui. Hoki atu koe ki te kainga tuturu mou. Pouri tahi tonu te ngaku, engari kia ora tahi koe ki roto mo ngaku ngakau. Pai marire ki a koe. Moe tahi ki roto i te rangimarie o ngo tatou tuupuna.
Message from Graham (Kereama) PALLESEN - Admirer
Moe mai, moe mai. Ka haere koe ki nga ringa o tou tupuna, me to Kaiwhakaora. Arohanui.
Message from Erihapeti Gray - Admirer of the Lady
Our condolences to the family of a well loved and truly great Lady. I became one of her many admirers after moving to the Tanui area 35 years ago from Ngapuhi. A sad week for the whole country and Maoridom. The final day was a tribute to Tainui and te Kingitanga Arohanui!
Message from Ashleigh Nikau -
All my aroha to Whatumoana, his children & mokopuna...A wonderfull send off it was for such a beautiful lady...A lady with such character, such charisma & humility...You will always be in our hearts, thoughts & memories...Aroha tino, Nikau Whanau..!!
Message from Helen Brown -
I had the great pleasure and privilege of meeting this lovely Lady when she visited my country and hometown of Melbourne and gave great pleasure to the Maori children at their Deb ball.
I am not Maori or New Zealander, but through my association with the Victorian Maori Festival Committee and your wonderful people, I felt very close to this remarkable woman.
She will be greatly missed by her people and in turn myself.
I wish God's Blessings to her son your new King.
Message from Vance Kapene - Ngati Kahungunu
To the people of Tainui, my deepest condolences on the passing of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. My whanau and I weep for your, and our, loss.
Message from Kamanu Dennis - Rongo Whakaata servant
To my beautiful Queen,
Thank you for sharing your gifts of love through our people residing here in Melbourne Australia. For making our children's Deb ball an honourable and most unforgettable experience.
I felt mostly honoured my queen when I could stand and haka before you and then bow to you in finishing. I thank you and the people of Waikato for upholding the Kingitanga and representing unity for all Maori. We love you and will never forget you our true queen. Now and forever.
Our humble lady, I am from Te Tairawhiti and live in Melbourne and will always be true and willing to serve in your loving memory.
Kamanu Dennis and Gina Keti and kids
Message from Gina Keti -
To our beautiful Queen
Thank you for visiting our people here in Melbourne.
Message from TeRina Ormond - My Queen
To me you are an inspiration to all Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. You will be missed. Sincere heartfelt condolences to your family. May God bless your family with love, humility, and peace. Amen.
Message from Paul & Cherie Edwards - Kaitiaki o Tapuwaeouhunuku
It is with great honour we serve you in the guardianship of Papatuanuku.I stopped to talk to Our Lady to express this to her as she was travelling through Otorohanga one day.A humble beautiful Putiputi.Our whanau will continue to support the wonder of the journey and give thanks for this great time in History to be part of this precious Being and energy that we are part of.Te Arikinui, Rest in Peace. P.S.Can you give Tumate(Charlie) a hug for me.Ka Kite. Arohanui Te Edwards Whanau.
Message from Patti Wicksteed - none
Thank you so much for your tireless work in this, my adopted country. The world is so much richer for your life and your legacy. Go gently on the next stage of your journey.
Message from Tim Walker - Former staff member, Waikato Museum
Living in the Waikato in the mid 1980s, I was struck by the great respect Maori colleagues and friends had for Te Arikinui, Te Atairangikaahu. In an unmistakeable way (and a way I hadn't encountered so strongly anywhere previously) her mana was founded on her deep humility, love and grace. She was truly loved by her people - their 'Lady'. When I was fortunate enough to meet her on numerous occasions I was, again, struck by a quality of leadership, of authority, of mana based on a true sense of calm, confidence and care.
Message from Tokararangi Totoro - He uri no Ngati Porou
E te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikahu, kei te aroha ra kua hikoi atu koe ki te ara a o tatau mātua tīpuna kua wehe atu ki te po. Kua rongohia ngā kōrero rongonui mou, me te tino tautoko i ēna kōrero mai i te ao Māori, mai i te ao Pākeha puta noa ki te ao. A tata ake nei ka ara mai te Ariki ka whai atu ki roto i ō tapuwae, me ngā tapuwae a ōna mātua tīpuna. Ā muri i tēnā, ka tīmata tō hīkoi mutunga ki te awa tapu o Waikato, ma runga i te waka ki ngā waewae o Taupiri kātahi ka kake ai koe ki te tihi ki tō takotoranga mutunga. Na reira e Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikahu, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Haere hoki atu ki o mātua tīpuna. Haere ki Hawaikinui, Hawaikiroa, Hawaikipāmamao. Haere e moe, haere e okioki, haere, haere, haere. Aue, te aroha e.
Message from Beatrice Watene - niece
Your wairua flowed through my body. He tohu that I feared. Once it was known what, I came to see you and I wanted to place a photo of my Mum beside your coffin as she is your cousin. This was not meant to be.
You will be with her though, as Mum is the brightest star in the heavens above, just like you will be. You and my Mum will carry on with your teachings of humbleness in the heavens where you will be noticed.
Your smile is my Mum's smile, your humbleness is my Mum's too. Your aroha for all the people is the same as my Mum's for she was like you, so beautiful and caring and I will not forget.
To the whanau pani of our beautiful mother, nanna, auntie, great grand mother etc, hold her memories forever in your hearts for she loved you very much.
God is taking her to be beside him so he can watch over her.
Rest in peace Auntie. Love you very much.
Piaterihi, Juanita, Kingi and all mokopuna.
Message from Evelyn - he pononga
E te hou kura Te Ata-i-rangi-kāhu, e te taonga Arikinui, kua tara ā-motu te pare kawakawa, kua mōteatea ngā marae mōu kua wehe atu. Ahakoa e kotokoto ana a waikamo i te aroha komaingo ki a koe te kura pounamu kua riro, haere i roto i te rangimarie, haere, haere, haere, oti atu.
Heoi, ka mau tonu mātou ki ngā maharatanga mōu i tauira mai i ngā uaratanga Māori kia Māori ai. Ko te ao Māori i mahue mai ai koe, he ao Māori kaha ake, he ao Māori ora ake, tēnā rawa atu koe. Moe mai i tō moenga okioki, rire, rire, pai mārire, hau!
Message from Orongomai Orongomai Marae - He Iwi Kotahi katoa
Tera maunga e tu mai ra ra, ko Tararua
Nukunuku mai neke neke mai,
Ki taku tauaro kikini ai aha kekeke noa ha
Nukunuku mai, nekeneke mai
Ki taku tauaro kikini ai âha kekeke noa
kekeke noa ha.
Kia piki ake au ki te taumata o Tararua, ka titiro whakararo ki nga wairere o Awakairangi e piko râ ki Kaitoki, ki Te Mârua ki Pâ Whakataka, ko Te Haukâretu. Ka huri au ki Ôrongomai ko Rongomai, ko Kahukura e noho mokemoke atu nei e nga mâtâ waka o te motu.
E Te Arikinui, tenei matau no ngâ pito e whâ o te motu, i noho iwi kotahi, e tangi atu nei ki â koe, e te rangatira.
Tenei e mohiotia nei ko te pô mutunga hai poroporoaki atu ma matau ki â koe, na reira takoto mai e Te Arikinui i roto i to Tipuna whare, i to marae o Turangawaewae. Kai te kite atu matau i te tini i te mano o te tangata kua kukume ki runga i to marae. Ka tapiri atu te wairua o te aroha ki roto i nga korero ataahua i rongona e whârikitia ana ki runga i â koe, na nga tohunga pûkorero o te motu, o te ao.
I mâtakitaki, i whakarongo ki te pouaka, te reo irirangi, nga karere o te motu. Ka ngau i te mamae, te pôuri, te aroha, me te mokemoke mou kua ngaro atu nei i waenganui i to iwi kâti hoki atu e Te Arikinui, i runga i çnei korero mo koutou te hunga wairua, kua mene atu ki te po,
Tui noa, tui noa nga maunga whakahî i te riu o te whenua, kia koutou nga ngaro o te ao.
Ko nga manu whitua kua wehe i roto i nga iwi
Ko nga poutokomanawa o nga whare mâire o nga tipuna mâtua,
Nga whare kura nga marae kura i pûao ai te âta huakirangi i huakina ai nga tatau maha o Tikitiki-o-rangi,
I unuhia atu ai koutou te hunga mate ki te hunga mate e te tapu o tuawhakarere.
Tai aha hâ, tai aha ha,
Te tai e pari râ, ketekete mai, ketekete atu
Te tai ka pari ki hea, e pari ra ki tawhiti nui ki tawhiti roa ki tawhiti pâmamao,
E pari râ ki te haupûranga o te kauheke kaumâtua, he atua he tipua, e pari râ ki te ngaronga o te tangata,Auç Taukirie.
Na reira hoki atu râ Te Arikinui, Te Whaea o te motu, e te Rangatira Te Atairangkaahu, haere i runga i to waka, hoki atu ki te whenua i whaihangatia mo koutou mo te hunga wairua, takahia atu e koe te arawânui, ka mahue ake ko matau ki muri nei, haere atu râ e hika, haere, hoki atu ki te kainga tuturu mo te tangata, moe mai i roto i te ariki, Paimarie.
Message from Rana Adams - distant relation,same iwi
Nga mihi nui ki a koe,
You have finished your mahi here and now it is time for you to rest. You leave behind memories of a beautiful, humble, loving person who cared for and did all she could in her own quiet way to advance the Maori cause both here in Aotearoa and overseas. I knew that this would be your last Coronation and I am grieved that I didn't make it down there. When you see Te Puea you will see my nana Mere Pinepere Walker (they were related) give her big hugs and kisses from me. As with my nana you will always be remembered with love.
Message from Rota Nikora - He pononga
Kua moe to tatou Lady Diana, no reira e te kuini o nga manawa e moe, okioki hoki atu ki o matua, o tipuna.
Message from Claire - No Tainui Waka
E Te Ariki kua pouwarutia e tatou te Iwi Maori o te motu nei i tou matenga. Piki ake koe ki te taumata o te maunga tapu o Taupiri kei reira o matua tupuna e tatari ana mou. Moe mai ra, okioki ai.
Na Te Whanau Matena/Scanlon
Message from Pacific Underground - Admirers
Was a pleasure Dame Te Ata at the 9th Pacific Arts Festival in Koror Palau, in 2004 - especially after reading and hearing about her for many years. We've always admired her grace and mana, and her presence amongst the Pasifika Contingent of the NZ delegation was met with the upmost respect from us all. From Pacific Underground we are most thankful to have met yet another prestigious figure of our modern times through our work in Music, Theatre and Film. We hold you in the highest regard. "May your journey be one filled with love, respect, grace and mana, just like you". Pacific Underground, Tanya Muagututi'a, Pos Mavaega, Andrew Sione, Chris Searle.
Message from Ani Thocolich - whanaunga
Moe mai, e te whaea, i roto i nga ringa o te Atua!
Arohatinonui na te Whanau Thocolich no Te Paamu, Te Puke
Message from Chrissy Ward -
E taku Ariki
Nei rä te tangi mäpu ki a koe
Takahia atu rä te Ara Whänui a Täne, kia tae atu koe ki te Pütahitanga o Rehua, ki te huinga o te Kahurangi. Whakawhiti atu rä i te tatau pounamu ki öu mätua tüpuna okioki ai.
Kua tutuki katoa i a koe äu mahi huhua mö tö iwi, otirä, mö te iwi Mäori ki runga i te mata o tënei whenua.
E kore e taea te kupu te whakaatu i töku arohanui ki a koe. Heoi anö, moe mai rä, moe mai rä, takoto.
Haere atu rä e taku Ariki
Näku i roto i te ngau kino o te aroha.
Message from Brian Curle - None
Farewell, the work I have had the pleasure of doing amongst your Kaumatua and other followers has left me in no doubt of the respect and uplifting you have provided to them all. May your remaining journey be as rewarding as the effort you have put in over the previous 40 years or more.
Message from Tiki Koroheke - Heoi ano no te iwi Maori.
Ka nui ra te ohorere i te rongonga i tou hinganga mai. Aue ana te ngakau, maringiringi noa ana nga roimata.
Ko taaku e takariri nei, tee taea e au te tuku kupu kia rite ki a te pu korero e uhia nei koe ki nga korero hohonu, korero whakanikoniko e whakaataata mai nei i tou tino ataahua. Timoti e, tukua mai koa he kupu ma taua ki to taua arikinui, e taea ai toku wairua te noho tau.
Moe mai ra e taku ariki, moe mai ra. Kore, kore rawa nei koe e wareware i a au.
Message from Tommy & Taylah Roze Te Wao - Tainui Mokopuna
Te Arikinui Dame Teatairangikaahu
Thank You for everything you have done for ALL our Maori people.
May you rest in Peace for all Eternity Kuia
The Te Wao Whanau
(Wiremu,Tommy, Muriwhenua & Te Rongopai)
Message from Linda Archer - New Zealander
A fond farewell Te Arikinui, your place in the NZ family will be well remembered and sadly missed - sincerest condolences to your whanau, may everyone's thoughts help with their grief.
Message from Moana Puru - Best friend of Te Ariki's youngest daughter
To our beautiful queen.
Words cannot express what we are feeling as a people, you have left a hole in the hearts of all, but it is with happiness that we have been able to share your life with you.
To the whanau pani, it is with sincere sadness that you have lost a mother, a leader and a woman who was well regarded in all circles
To my friend Manawa, as the youngest of this special lady my heart goes out to you. To know that you are still in Australia and unable to be here for this sad time for your beloved mum, my love goes out to you and your whanau.
Arohanui my friend
Message from Lorraine Symons -
Moe mai ra e Kui
A humble woman who led her people with such grace and dignity.
A true woman of Royalty!!
Lorraine, Haki, Zhane, Te Aotaihi & Truth
Message from Whaiora Maangi -
E moe Whaea
Moea te moe roa
Ma te atua koe e tiaki, e manaaki i nga wa katoa.
Message from Maria Wilson - Preformed with our kapa haka roopu on 18 May 2006
Ka awhinatanga me aroha ki te whânau o kua mate o Dame Te Ata Atairangi Kahu. Our sincere sadness is expressed to the whânau in the sad loss of somebody so precious. It will be a sad time for those concerned and our thoughts are with you at this time.
It was truly an honour to have preformed with our kapa haka roopu on 18 May 2006 and share in your celebrations (even if I didn’t quite have all the skills). Morvin Simon wrote a beautiful waiata for you, it is a treasured memory that we sang it.
Message from mollie huriwai -
to the whanau, thanks 4 sharing her and 2 u whaea thanks 4 caring , twinkle twinkle little star..............
Message from Waiotatahi Raukau TeRire -
Haere te Whaea Haere. hoki atu ki o tatou na Tipuna me ihu karaiti. ka nui tona te takanga o nga roimata ia ra ia ra haere haere haere re. To Our most gracious Maori Queen rest in Peace you have gone but are not forgotten.
Message from Burhan Dayib - Working Maori Organization
Condolence to Great maori Leader
On behalf of Waikato Somali Friendship Society Inc. It's my pleasure to pass our aroha to our great special king. I suppose saying this, note as special from my heart and respect to the maori king is to afi and manaki all the good work she achieved at large to the Society.
We have lost a great Maori leader today! I know the celebrations of her life will be full of joy as well as sadness. Whaea for leading us with humility!
Waikato Somali Freindship Society Inc.
Whaimarama youth Connex
Youth Transition worker
Message from Tania Robin -
Tenei te mihi nunui ki te Arikinui, Te Atairangikahu, mo to hokinga. haere ki te huinga o te iti kahurangi, haere. What a humbling legacy this kuia has left us. May it continue to thrive.
Message from Tiaki Paora Tuhiwai - He hoa Tautoko
Moe mai e te Ukaipo i roto i te ringa o te Atua.Kua takahia e koe te ara whanui o Tane,otira i te whenua o Ranginui me Papatunuku.No reira,haere, takoto,moe mai i te moenga roa.Haere ki tua o te Arai,ki Hawaiki nui ,Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki Pamamao, ki te hono i wairua.Nga mamaetanga o nga mamaetanga,nga pouritanga o nga pouritanga.Kati te wahi ngaro atu,a tinana,engari,hei te wa, hoki wairua mai,hoki wairua mai, e te Arikinui.Nga tangi a ratou ma e tatari mai ana mou.Haere, haere, haere,oti atu.
Message from Bridgette Mikaere - he ringawera ke
Kua hinga te Kauri Poutokomanawa ki te rohe o Tainui, ae ki te Ao Maori hoki. Ka tu tonu to iwi whanui e mokemoke ana. He nui te mamae a roto i a tatou, a, ehara ano i pera ki a ia. Moe mai ra Te Ariki Tapairu, i raro i te maru o te korowai Aroha o to Aho Tupuna. Noho mo ake tonu ki ta matou maumaharatanga. Aue te Ngakau o ta matou te iwi Maori haere ki te po, takoto mai ra.
The depth of loss for our Tainui Whanau is great right now. Let us all as Maori, join them, awhi, tautoko and if possible manaaki them at this time. We shed tears today and our hearts will be mamae for a long time, but she will always live forever in our memories like a never ending bright light. Although she has left us, she has left us all a legacy to support, me kii, te kingitanga, to uphold if not for ourselves for the memory of the humble, strong beautiful leader she is.
Message from Rawiri Paratene - Great Admirer / Dance Partner
E te Arikinui, Te Ataia Rangi Kahu - takoto takoto takoto! Haere ki teao pouri, ki nga tupuna, ki hawaikinui, hawaiki roa... haere haere haere! I write this mihi aroha from Edinburgh where I am performing at the Edinburgh Festival. I felt too far from home when I heard this news last night. I had the pleasure of dancing with Te Kuini on two occasions, when I hosted the Inaugral Maori Sports Awards in 1990 & 91 at Turangawaewae! I have boasted about this often because I so admire Te Kuini for the work she did for her beloved Tainui people and for Maori and New Zealanders alike. My aroha to the Whanau Pani and to all the Tainui people who loved her dearly! We have lost a great Maori leader today! I know the celebrations of her life will be full of joy as well as sadness. Thankyou Whaea for leading us with humility!
Message from Te Kura Whakapumau I te reo Tuturu Ki Waitaha - hoa
E te Arikinui , te tapairu e te kuini! Nei ra nga tamariki mokopuna me nga whanau o te waipounamu e tangi atu nei ki a koe i tanei wa. Ko koe tatahi o nga totara haemata kua hinga atu ki tua o te arai, a , ki te ara whanui a Tane. Nareira e oki oki koe ki ta moenga roa, ka hoki atu ki te wao o nga tapuna kua wehe atu. Na reira haere, haere haere atu ra. Nga mihi hoki ki te whanau pani, ki te iwi o Tainui. Kia kaha tonu koutou i raro i nga manaakitanga o te runga rawa. Paimarie!
Message from Harataki Kahungunu Manihera - Admirer&Servant
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga, tena koutou katoa.
Ki te whanau pani, he mihi mahana, aroha, manaakitanga.
E Te Arikinui TeAtairangikahu, moe mai, moe mai, moe mai ra, Paimarire.
On behalf of our whanau here in Tamaki, Tauwhare and Heretaunga we say thank you for all that you have inspired us as Maori to be.
Without your example we would be worse off as Maori.
May your example be the guiding force behind our forward momentum as a people.
With much sadness we send this tribute to you e te Rangatira toa.
With sadness we send this tribute to the whanau.
No reira, kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui.
Message from The Murray Whanau Matakana Island - Whanau
We will all remember and cherish the work you have done for the people of Aotearoa.
Our prayers are with the whanau at this time.
Message from Glenys Papuni - na Matutaera Rewha
Ka tangi te ngakau ma koutou te whanau pani i raro i te kapua pouri i tenei wa. Taumaha e! Me mahara ki nga ra o mua ka tu kaha tonu te Kingitanga mo te Iwi Maori. Ka tu tonu, tu tonu!
He kotuku rerengatahi te Kuini Te Atairangikahu.
He mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa
Na te whanau Rewha i Te Waipounamu
Message from Elizabeth McKnight - loyal subject
Ma te hau mahana
o te kahui o te rangi
Me te wairua o nga tupuna
Tatou i manaaki
Tatou i tiaki i nga wa katoa
Na te whanau o Koukourarata
Aue Taukiri e
Message from Trei Crawford - Ngati Porou whanau
E te Arikinui Tapairu,
He mihi poroporoaki tenei kia koe e te Ariki
Nau nei matou i poipoia, kia tu rangatira ai too tatou nei Kingitanga, Mâoritanga, Tino Rangatiratanga.
Kei te hotuhotu te manawa môhou, haere haere atu ra ki âu nei maatua tuupuna..
Haere atu raa i runga i tôu waka tapu ki te atua, mana koe e manaaki e tiaki mo ake tonu atu e.
Moe mai raa e te Arikinui.
Trei & Tamai Te Amaru xox
Message from Hoana Hati - Whaea
Ki te Whaea o te motu, haere, haere, haere. Haere atu ki te tini o ratou ma kua wheturangitia. Ahakoa mamae, mokemoke, pouri te ahua o te ra, e kore rawa koe e warewaretia e to iwi.
Ki te whanau pani nga manaakitanga o te runga rawa ki runga i a koutou i tenei wa pouri. Ahakoa horekau koutou e mohio mai ana ki tenei e panui atu nei e hono ana tatou.
Ko te Waha o te Riri te Maunga
Ko Te Tii Mangonui te Moana
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua to Waka
Ko Ngati Rehia te Hapu
Ko Ngapuhi te Iwi.
Na nga tamariki, kaiako me nga matua o Te Kura o Te Tii.
Message from Josh Phillips - Whakapapa ki Tainui
You will be missed, your smile, your spirit, your tolerance, your humbleness that penetrated the hardest heart, your elegance and articulation of a pride and majestic heritage that is Tainui. My Iwi is Ngati Kahu, my hapu is Ngati Kaitangata, my maunga is Ohoutieke o-te-ra, my awa is Touwai, my tupuna is Marara Tupe, my wharehui is Karangahape, my Marae is Matangirau, my moana is Whangaroa, my connection to you is through Herangi...moemai ra te rangatira, moemai ra.
Message from Lynne Pearce - Local Government Politician
With your passing you leave behind a legacy than spans across New Zealand and beyond.
May you rest in peace, knowing that you have been a strong, inspirational leader and a gracious, highly respected and much admired lady who has reached out and touched the hearts and lives of countless people
Message from Moira Buchanan - admired from afar
To the Heart of New Zealand, "the people's rock "
We may have lost the "Rock" in body, but her Mana will always be with us.
Our hearts go out to the family left behind - gone from sight - never from mind.
On this day we will stand together as a Nation. May God Bless her and keep her Mana in the land from where Te Arikinui will lay.
Message from Hiwi Missy Jake Mourea Raroa Morgan - Raukawa Whakapapa
Ka tangi atu ko nga roimata o te motu ki te kuini e rere atu na ki te rerenga wairua, ki nga ringa a Hine-nui-i-te-Poo e manaaki mai ana i te ara ki te poo.
Moe mai ra e Te Ariki o Tainui ki to moenga roa, haere atu ra ki to rangatira e hanga ana ki tua o paerau, haere atu ra, moe mai.
Te Atairangikaahu was a great leader for all her people and one of the most influential and respected figures in Te Ao Maori. Te Arikinui also networked with some of the world's most influential people and managed to remain humble. Her focus was to develop and maintain educational goals for the betterment of her people which she achieved to some extent. Te Arikinui will be missed, let's hope that the iwi leaders select the right successor so that they too can lead with humility and strength and make the right choices for the future of our people. Mauriora Tainui ma!
Message from Robyn Fitzgerald - Friend of family
Moe mai ra e Quini. To the family my sincere condolences. Mihi - kia kaha kia manawanui e hoa.
A lovely lady, wonderful wife, mum, nana, aunty and most of all an incredible leader of our times.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Te Arikinui on several occasions and there has always been an aura of dignity, composure, serenity and happiness emanating from her.
Message from Heeni McClunie - our Māori Kuini
Moe mai rā e te Kuini Māori o te motu. Kore rawa koe e warewaretia. He mihi aroha hoki ki te whānau pani, a ki a koutou hoki te iwi o Tainui/Maniapoto, kia kaha rā koutou i raro i te kapua pouri. Pai Mārire.
Message from Henare Rawiri - Nephew
E Te Arikinui, kua tangohia koe irunga te ringa kaha o Aitua. E patu nei te mamae i o matou manawa, e maringi tonu nei i o matou roimata mou. Papaki tu ana nga tai i to wehewehenga atu, kua Tu mokemoke matou i tenei waa, e te Kuru Pounamu e takoto mai nei kei waenganui a tatou. Noreira e taku Whaea, e auntie, huri atu koe to kanohi ki te kainga, kaore koe he warewaretia mai kia matou. Mihi mai tangi mai piki tonu atu ki te Ao, haere i te Aratiatia kua whakangaro ai koutou katoa i te aroaro o te Atua, Koia ra te timatanga me te whakaotinga, moe mai ra koe iroto ite Moengaroa, ae rire rire hau Paimarire. Na Henare Rawiri-Qld Aust.
Message from Te Whakatipu Kakano Ranui Primary School - He Kura Reo Rua
He mihi pouri, he mihi aroha i tenei wā ki a koutou te whanau o tō tātou nei Kuini, ko Te Arikinui, Te Ataairangikāhu. Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki, e whakakaha ana hoki i tēnei wa mamae, pouri hoki! E heke iho ana nga roimata, tangi ana te ngakau i te hinga o to tatou nei Whaea. Ma te Atua hoki e tukuna te wairua tapu me ona Anahera pono hei rere i waenganui i a koutou, hei whakakaha hoki kia tu kotahi ai i nga ra kei mua i a koutou! No Tatou koutou te Aroha kia tukuna.
Moe mai i roto i nga ringa o to tatou nei Kaihanga e Whaea! Hoki atu ki o tatou tupuna kia whakaruruhau e ratou ma ki te korowai o te aroha hei whakamahana i a koe i tou haerenga!
No Te Whakatipu Kakano ki Ranui Primary School, Ranui, West Auckland.
Message from Carolynne Tahu-McNabb - Waikato te Iwi
Ka nui te pouri, ka nui te mamae i tenei wa, kua hinga to tatou nei Whaea, to tatou nei Kuini, Te Arikinui, Te Ataairangikaahu! He wahine humarie, he wahine e tiaki i ngā tāngata, he wahine i whakaarahi i nga iwi katoa ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa ki hea! Hikoi tou hikoi ki to wāhi okiokinga! Kia noho tahi ai ki o tatou tupuna. Kia tau te rangimarie ki runga i a koe. Moe mai, moe mai, moe mai i roto i to moenga roa.
Now it is your time to rest whaea and be cared for in the loving arms of your /our tupuna!
I remember the fond stories my father Mamaeroa Tahu would tell of you. My father told me of how he went to school with you and was named by your mother, Te Puea, when he was very sick as a baby. She named him Mamaeroa and gave him the medallion that was known as Pai Marire! He told me that the medallion would take his sickness and that it would turn black. He was lucky to live! And he did -although as an orphan! Last year I lost my Father to renal failure. It was this love and caring from Te Puea, not just for my father but for the many people that were touched by her. Her determinable strength to carry and care for her family and at the same time her nation. These were the same strengths I saw in you. I felt so proud to know that I was of Tainui descent. I know that your work will continue in te Rerenga Wairua and that your presence your love and your strength will continue to permeate for always amongst us - your people- He uri no te waka o TAINUI!! Thank you Te Ataairangikāhu!
Message from BUBU SEYMOUR - student
E TE WHAEA, KIA ORA E TO MANAAKI PAI RAWA ATU O NGA URI O TO WHENUA, ARA KO NGA IWI KATOA O TE MOTU. HEI AROHA KI O WHANAU E TE WA NEI. I TE WA I TUTAKI TAUA KI TE KORERO, HEI PUPUHI TE MAURI KI A AU NEI KI TE ORA. TAKOTO MAI E WHAEA, TAKOTO, TAKOTO.
Message from Julianna Wahitapu-Jerry - Tainui
Kiora Dear Whanau,
Ko Jack Jerry Toku papa
Ko Evelyn Jerry toku mama.
Across the sea your soul has touched us as we learn abroad in Australia at the most sad loss of our Maori Queen.
I send to you all the wishes of our people who you have touched through all the goodness in your heart and take with you on your next journey all the love that we have for you.
Rest in peace with with our forefathers and watch over us in your higher place.
Message from Denise Mathers - friend and supporter
Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu (Our 'Lady'), was a most warm, humble and gracious person. Her beauty exuded from inside to outside. I will always have warm memories of her welcome to coronation dinners and inclusion as whanau on such special occasions. I have felt much closer in spirit to her since working for the Waikato Museum and the special relationship we had with Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu's and Tainui through the museum. Forever in our hearts. Arohanui.
Message from He Whanau o Papaioea - Maori
E to tatou Kuini Maori,
Ka mihi ki nga mahara koe i homai.
We thankyou for being the kaitiaki and your contributions to our People. In your memory we are for ever in debted to your greatness.
E te Ariki-nui, moe mai ra!
Message from Leanne Kerehoma -
I have never met Te Atairangikahu in person, however, I have seen her from a distance many times. I often wondered, who on earth would want to be made a queen, and to make it more interesting, the queen of Maori people (They are the most difficult iwi to please and at times extremely challenging to control lol!) Did I mention that having to keep up appearances, formally, informally, meetings with media, with Maori and non-Maori, Politicians and the list goes on (by crickeys) Te Atairangikahu, you have served your people well, you have fought and supported many battles to elevate our people within Aotearoa. I acknowledge your devotion to Tainui, Maori and Tangata Pasifika. I am no one of great importance however I am compelled to say 'Thankyou for your humble leadership'
Message from Helen Locke -
The most beautiful voice I have ever had the privilege to record. Her grace, warmth, aroha all present in the tone of her voice, one I will never forget. On several occasions I had the honour of recording her annual Xmas message that went out to the motu via Te Reo Irirangi O Aotearoa. For a few short minutes every year I was blessed with her presence all to myself and I am so grateful for this gift. She was barely tall enough to see through the window of the vocal box but her voice so full and resonate, passionionate for the people, was all the height she needed. I was truly, truly humbled by such a presence and grace, and so proud. One day I will be able to tell my moko of a truly great mana wahine who once led our people with the Strength, Dignity and Aroha, only a true Ariki could possess. I will miss you greatly and on behalf of my whanau I thank you. Rest well in the arms of our ancestors. Paimarie
Message from Rana, Jim, James, Olivia & Georgia Katene-Moana - Tribal
Our deepest condolences and sorrow to the Family at this very sad time. May her spirit live on in all those that she touched emotionally, spiritually & physically.
Farewell & Arohanui
Rana, Jim, James, Olivia & Georgia Katene-Moana
Message from Department of Languages University of Hawaii - International
We all send our deepest aloha to the Maori people at the passing of the Maori Queen, Te Atairangikaahu.
We will be following the news here in Hawaii and I am sure there will be a lot of coverage because the the close ties
that have developed between the Maori and Hawaii people.
Message from Rhode Street School - Our Queen
The tamariki, staff and whanau of Rhode Street School in Hamilton extend our heart felt sorrow on the sad loss of "Our Queenie" and mourn her passing through karakia and celebrating her life time achievements.
Message from Alan Clarence - Admirer
Please accept our sincere condolences over the tragic loss of a wonderful and regal lady who held our respect through her long reign.
EPMU Nelson Office. Kia Kaha
Message from John Marks - Observer
There are many who mourn Dame Te Ata, and many who never had the privilege of knowing her, including myself, a descendant of another tribe. Now she's gone but her mana remains. I saw her once, as a journalist covering an event of national importance. Her bearing regal; her presence commanding. Aglow with respect of her people. I look forward to stories about her from those who walked her world.
Message from Bevan Allen -
To your Royal Highness may you rest in peace now and go to heaven to be with God forever kakite ano.
Message from Peter Barclay -
The death of Dame Te Ata reminds me of an important part of my own history. I vividly remember how Dame Te Ata was held in high regard by my own mother and how, in my youth, I made some flippant remark like "who cares about the Maori Queen!". My mother turned swiftly on me and said "mark my words, Peter, she will make her mark." How right she was. What a treasure. What a loss. Her death reminds me how in my youth I valued so little my Maori heritage and, over the years, how it has come to mean so much.