Kura | School: Te Wharekura o Ruatoki
The winners of the 2022 Ngarimu Video Competition are Hinerangi Nicholas, Watarawi Te Moana, Paretaapua Tipene, Eru Harawira and Tanekaha Rangi from Te Wharekura o Ruatoki for their outstanding videos entitled: Anituatua Black and George Takurua.
The videos were brought to life with the help of their kaiako, Alanah Burney.
This is the first time the Ngarimu Video Competition Bilingual and Te Reo Māori categories have been won by ākonga from the same kura.
Te Wharekura o Ruatoki kaimahi and whānau are proud of the efforts the ākonga have put in to create these videos and the important part they play in remembering the history of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.
Te Reo Māori Stream
Video title: George Takurua
Created by: Watarawi Te Moana (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa), Paretaapua Tipene (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa), Eru Harawira (Tūhoe, Ngāi Te Rangi) and Tanekaha Rangi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
About the film:
The short film by the ākonga is a story about Lance Corporal George Takurua who served in the 28th (Māori) Battalion’s B-Company.
George was a Māori soldier from Ruatoki who died fighting in the battle for Cassino in Italy during World War II. He demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and did all he could to protect his fellow soldiers before succumbing to his own injuries.
The short film was made in remembrance of George’s bravery and sacrifice.
Video title: Anituatua Black
Created by: Hinerangi Nicholas (Tūhoe, Ngai te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui and Kuki Airani), Paretaapua Tipene (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa), Eru Harawira (Tūhoe, Ngāi Te Rangi) and Tanekaha Rangi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
About the film:
The short film by the ākonga illustrates the moving story of Hinerangi’s late kuia, Anituatua Black, and the life she shared with her husband Sergeant Tai Paraki, a war veteran of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.
Anituatua was an academic and author, a tohunga of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and was one of the last widows of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.
She was a loyal and supportive wife who was acknowledged for her part, as a widow, in the history of the formidable 28th (Māori) Battalion.
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