Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. C.B.E. C.M

On the 25th July, 1872 the great Maori prophet Te Kooti predicted that a very special wisdom keeper or Tohuna would be born. This person was Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. She was born at Oputao, Ruatahuna in 1937 on the exact day prophesised by Te Kooti.

Rose is a Tohuna and a teacher of the Kura Huna, the traditional mystery school of the Maori. She is the elder of several major tribes and a Guardian of Earth Mother.

Internationally sought after as a speaker and spiritual authority, Rose has spent her life as an educator of immense stature working in the world of Maori and non-Maori. She was the Young Maori Woman of the Year in 1972, awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration medal. C.M. and became a Commander of the British Empire receiving her C.B.E. in 1996.

Dr. Pere is also a highly respected conservationist. Adopted by the Cherokee nation of the United States, Dr. Pere is known as White Eagle Medicine Woman of Peace. In her role as a foremost educationalist, spiritual healer and philanthropist, she is recognised internationally and has interacted with nations throughout the world.

“AIO Wairua, ka nui te aroha mo koutou nga Atua Kotahi ke,
te arahi i ahau ki roto i aku hikoitanga.
Ko te Kuranui! Tihei mauriora!”

Dr. Rose Pere


 

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Barry Brailsford OBE

The Power of Place

Barry Brailsford says his love of the land and the mystery of the past is his birthright. Born in Cobden, Te Ake Ake o Poutini, the ancient anchorage of the great navigator Poutini, and nurtured by the wild coastlines and forested mountains of New Zealand, he knew a childhood where his spirit was free to soar.

He graduated MA (Hons) in History at Canterbury University, was a member of the NZ Archaeology Association Council and a Principal Lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education.

In 1990 he was awarded an MBE for his contribution to education and Maori scholarship.

 

Histories of a Nation

In 1989, Te Pani Manawatu, of the Rangitane tribe, a surviving remnant of the Waitaha Nation, asked Barry to bring their ancient lore to the world. Te Pani, was the Ariki [Chief] of the Tuahuriri Runanga [Council] of Ngai Tahu, a major South Island tribe.

This was an unprecedented event in the history of Maori, an amazing moment in the relationship of the indigenous people and the nation. The sacred knowledge shared had never left the Inner School of Learning before and now someone, whose European ancestors arrived four generations ago, became the custodian of their greatest treasure.

To this day some Maori wonder why the elders stepped beyond their own to find the voice to carry their message to the world. When setting the task, Te Pani Manawatu said…

‘You have been chosen to write the record of our ancestors and tell the story of Waitaha because of your skill and the awhi [support] you gave the people of Ngai Tahu during the Waitangi Tribunal hearings. This is not the easiest of tasks because of the things that have been hidden away from the majority of the people.

‘People will ridicule all the things you say and do in the name of Waitaha… it is a dangerous journey, it is a hard journey… you must walk it as a student… write what you learn and hear in peace and love… carry your cross well for it is a heavy one that you bear.’

A unique alignment of the stars, foretold centuries before, opened the way for the Waitaha wisdom keepers to share their sacred lore. It was time for the people of peace to stand tall once more.

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Manu Neho

Manu Neho, a Spiritual Educator is of Maori and Samoan descent. For the past 30 years Manu has worked in the community designing and delivering programs and services in the areas of Health, Social services, Education, NGO's, Dept of Justice and Corrections. Manu is passionate about every person standing in their own light and being sovereign in their thinking, speaking and action.

When an individual is developed personally it will inform their external reality and professional ability. Manu lives in the knowing; that the greatest desire of each person is to seek clarity of who they are, what their purpose is and how to BE. Each person has a yearning to BE; to be better, to be greater, to be successful, to be at the top of their game.

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