It was intended that I speak today, arriving by invitation as expressed by Tuheitia in TeHookioi to do so. In the strategy of the last week those who have done as I – have been suppressed. This is the challenge answered I speak it now for all. I place the green stone Te Tapu Manawanui down
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Potatau te whero whero the tunga te whenua
Ko Waikato te iwi
Ko Turangawaewae me waahi pa nga marae
Ko Ngati Mahuta te hapu
Ko Hotoroa te rangiteria
Ko TeManawa ahau.
Hear the song of the kotuku
as it lifts to greet the dawn
Hear the winds whisper as the
great eagle flies upon the heights
Watching over all
See the rebirth of the phoenix
Rising to meet the new day
Behold there is life.
Tihei mauri ora
E nga Rangi me papatuanuku Tena Koutou
God please bless my people
When a true heart lives There is life for all
Na mihi kia kotau nga kaumatua, nga kuia, a nga whanaue tena koutou
E nga Manuhiri Nau mai, haere mai, haere mai
E te paepae tapu Tena kotau, tena kotau, tena kotau
Iti te reo Maori ahau No reira Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa
I am here at Tuheitia’s invitation expressed in Te Hookioi. Those who shall speak after me in response to his challenge are but the tip of the ice burg just as my few words today hold a vast story beneath them.
It is known that in April 2006 our lady Te Arta called me to Turangawaewae on the succession as head of the kingitanga yet when the time came the decision to uphold the choice of the Tupuna, even our lady in her efforts, saw another placed.
I was notified by an elder of the council of elders of Nga puhi of this event he also gave me reason for the intervention 6 years ago as one of who could be controlled and who could not; my response then the same as today “you have failed the world, the people, the Tupuna, and God”. He further disclosed to me that Tuheitia had knowingly been placed without the spiritual authority of the office. I know this to be true as it was placed with me under the stars at Te Meringa Te Kakara on the 21 June 2002 in the presence of elders of Maniapoto. Without the spiritual authority of this office there is no covenant. It stands to reason then that some or all of those who signed off on Tuheitia’s selection did so knowing this. At some level the people knew this. Now they are conscious of it.
In 2007 Tuheitia wanted to do things his way since then he has been in conflict with the people, the Tupuna and the spiritual authority. It is not possible for him to be in charge. Recently I heard a statement that the people do not understand how the kingitanga works and need to be taught. I say that includes those at the top for I am the kingitanga, denied for being who I am in the forsaking of the spiritual document for political intent. Hence the last 6 years; and the Tupuna’s greatest lesson for all; that the kingitanga is upheld by God and the Tupuna. Those that have sought to control it diminish it and even finish it need to pay particular attention to this. For every action there is a reaction. 4th July 2007 I was asked to accept office as head of the Kingitanga which I did, it was then expressed to me Tuheitia does not want the job and we will be taking you through to place you. You will have advisors to help you. Nga puhi then offered their full support expressing their desire to work with my authority which in earlier years had been acknowledged as being beyond all.
As to sovereignty it is not of the vision to create a future driven by Control of the people based on fear and abuse intimidation and suppression nor what any of the people deserve. It is not upheld and can not last. We are at the beginning of a new dawn it is simply a choice of true liberation in non violation or continuance of the self-destructive measures displayed over the last 6 years and longer. I urge those who stand upon foundations of falsity to remove themselves from self-interest and take up true service to the people that the vision breathe the fullest potential of our future into being rather than the restrictions placed by the will of those who do not work in the best interests of the people or that potential.
I have walked many years and many trails to arrive. Those trails written in journals long before I walked them and where the vision for the people is held (and daily records entered). Now more than ever I realise that the events of 21 June 2002 was an occurrence that has held the Tapu Mana, vision and authority safe for the people and the future. Thus I return these things today to my people in tact. It is my duty to save my people and even though Tuheitia might not understand it, him. It is my birth right to hold what I hold, but it is my service to my people that brings me forward today in restoration along with a message delivered from the elders in October of last year where I was notified that I was to think of my placement as head of the kingitanga is with restoration.
What I have lived can not be unlived what is known can not be unknown. I ask that these things be put right for the sake of all, and ask you not to desert all that the Tupuna and God has done for our people.
A few weeks ago I spoke to the elders saying my love for them was not bound by this world. Currently flash mobs are breaking out all over the globe in the shape of the heart – let this be the sign now of what is already known that this authority is already global and has been for several years. Let it also stand as a reminder to all that Aotearoa is to be the heart center of the world.
It was Hone Hika’s mere that was laid at my feet in challenge to take up my land and my people, today I answer that challenge formally as I make formal lawful and lore full challenge on the selection of and placement of Tuheitia as head of the Kingitanga and on his authority to hold such office. In response to Tuheitia’s opening of the way for the restoration to take place I say well done.
I am returning trusteeship back to the rightful owner as defender of the faith, trustee of all mauri for the land of the Nations, and the spiritual people of the land is with guardianship of the people is with the responsibility.
I also invoke the full support and commitments given to me over the years. Maniapoto in 2002, Tuwharetoa in 2006 and Nga Puhi in 2007. To Nga Puhi I say let the restoration as committed by the council of elders and elders be the peace between us, yet I say to you from this day forth te iwi a Waikato Tainui is no longer yours and is with the restoration the vision shall be placed in its purist forms for the higher good of all. My people stand up speak up be counted. kia Kaha kia toa kia Manawanui God is with you. Tena Kotau tena kotau tena kotau katoa
ma wai ra, E taurima
Te marae , E waho nei
Ma te tika, ma te pono
Me te aroha e
UPDATE: 21 August 2013, 12 months have passed with no contesting of the challenge thus acceptance of lawful and lore full restoration has occurred – TeManawa