About the Region
Rohe Delegate/ Rohe Chairman:
Rangitāne Māori Cultural Arts Society Inc. (RMCA)
E ngā Kapa Haka o te motu tēna koutou. Ngā tāonga a Hine te rēhia, a Tāne rore, a wai atu i waihangatia mā tātou kia whakatumutumu, kia poipoi, mā tātou kia uru te hā o te matemateaone ki roto, whāia kia mau ka tika. Tēnei ka mihi maioha nunui kia koutou katoa mai te kōmiti whakahaere-a-rohe ki Rangitāne.
“Rangitāne Tangata Rau”
The many people (hundreads) of Rangitāne
Rangitāne (‘Rangi’ meaning sky or heaven, and ‘Tāne’ giving meaning against the prominent Māori God who ascended the heavens to retrieve the three sacred baskets of knowledge) is who the people of Rangitāne are ancestrally related to.
The Rangitāne Māori Cultural Arts Society represents the Senior arts forms of Māori culture and acknowledges the contributions of the people within this sector voluntarily to support this ever evolving kaupapa.
Responsibility to your Rohe:
He whakahihiko tōna mahi kia whakawhanake ngā wawata o te Iwi o Rangitāne. He mahi akiaki, he mahi ārahi, he mahi tautoko i te hunga e whakarite ana i tōna huarahi e taea ai ia ngā rōpu hou te uru, me ngā rōpu tāwhito te puāwai ake i āna tū, ki te hakahaka ngā kare a roto ōna. He whakangūngū anō ia, tēnei māhere mā tātou.
Kia mau ki tō tātou nei taonga rangatira, ngā mahi a kui mā, a koro mā.
It’s northern boundary line from East to West starts at the river mouth of Whangaehu River and then follows it’s path across the Ruahine forest range into the Tamaki-nui-a-rua (Dannevirke) township and then out to coastline of Porangahau. It’s southern boundary from the West back to East begins at Te anga o Muturangi (Castlepoint) and back over the Nga waewae e rua o Tara (Tararua) to the coastline of Taitoko (Levin) of Te Waewae Kapiti o Rangitāne raua ko Tara (Kāpiti Island), thus everything in between.
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