Te Ataahia Eraina Hurihanganui
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"Ko ō tātou reo, ō tātou kōrero, ko Wairarapa tēnei - Our voices, our stories, our place."
'Kahurangi' is a name given to something or someone highly prized, precious or treasured and is often attributed to taonga of significant beauty and importance or to distinguished people of great mana, high esteem and prominence. Kahurangi is also a play on words to acknowledge the place of mana whenua in Wairarapa - 'Kahu' for/from Kahungunu and 'Rangi' for/from Rangitāne. Kahurangi also happens to be Te Ataahia's favourite colour. Join her weekly as she explores the local language and culture; discovers kahurangi (new and old); shares important pānui; and connects the various 'kahurangi' in our community to the people.
Te Ataahia Eraina Hurihanganui - with iwi affiliations to Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Ira - also descends from Kahungunu and Rangitāne. She is a passionate linguist, educator and language teacher who has recently returned home to Whakaoriori with her Italian husband Davide to raise their small whānau on their whenua. Join her weekly as she explores the beautiful Māori world, language and culture; shares important pānui, and connects the various kahurangi in our community to the people.