E te motu e! whakanuia te huringa tau motuhake 50 o te reo Māori me te mana whakaaweawe o te rōpū Tamatoa, tihei mouri ora.
The 50th anniversary commemoration
of Ngā Tamatoa and the revitalisation of te reo Māori
Nei te karanga o Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa , Ngāti Te Whiti , Puketapu, Te Kaunihera-ā-Rohe o Ngāmotu, me te whānau o Hana Te Hemara me Ngā Tamatoa nau mai, rarau mai ki I Am Hana ki Ngā Motu.
Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa, Ngāti Te Whiti, Puketapu, New Plymouth District Council, the whānau of Hana Te Hemara and Ngā Tamatoa invite you all to attend upcoming I am Hana events in Ngā Motu.
These events are to commemorate Hana Te Hemara, Ngā Tamatoa and the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition.
Renowned artist Mr G will be completing a five-storey mural of wahine Māori leader Hana Te Hemara (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu). This will be the largest mural Mr G has created to date.
I am Hana project sincerely thank Creative New Zealand who have funded this significant mural.
Watch Mr G create his work from a viewing platform behind Puke Ariki Library.
Learn more about Hana Te Hemara, her connection to Taranaki and the movement of Ngā Tamatoa.
Open weekdays 9.00am – 4.00pm
King Street, New Plymouth Central
Hana Te Hemara (1940 – 1999) was one of the founding members of Ngā Tamatoa.
She was a prominent Māori leader and activist who was passionate about the revival of the Māori language.
Her name and her embodiment as a person is the inspiration behind the I am Hana project.
Ngā Tamatoa was formed in the 1970’s and was a Māori activist group which promoted Māori rights, and highlighted issues relating to racial discrimination, the loss of te reo Māori and continued confiscation of land.
Through a series of high-profile protest actions, Ngā Tamatoa galvanised public discussion about the rights of Māori.
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