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‘ T he names of the ancestorskwtere rm given to new generations.
M The words of the beginning and the language of old
= sang no more within the houses of the people.
Children were born and they knew; not who they were.
. There was da1'kness’upon the land. h
kammenga, me ugh R a1&Wm utu,
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time, new leaders and warriors and wise Women and wise men arose.
tey Came from the mountains and forests, by the swift rivers, g
nn beside the vast inland waters and the shores of the great oceans.
me were young; some were old. i
me spoke the language of old; some did not.
: (-By fought with new weapons; newrwords, _ t L L L3
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ey were a newlgenerationiof thegpeople oftthej y
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As the seasons turned, some of the land was returned
to the people of the land.
Some of the things that were highly prized were retrieved
and again cared for by their rightful guardians.
The people of the land and the people of the treaty
worked to reclothe the land and clear the waters.
The Word of the beginning and the language of old
sang once more in the houses of the people.
The names of the ancestors
were given to new generations.
and staff from the
developed a plan to
replant the swamp
area north of the
town. The swamp
and surrounding area
of land was returned
to tangata whenua as
part of their recent
Treaty of Waitangi
The area was
once an important
source of eels and
other resources for the
local hapu. The plan
is to replant the
wetland area and also
the surrounding land
with native species
that will provide food
and nesting habitat for
native birds. Trees that
were valued for timber
for carving, and plants
that were used for
weaving and medicinal
purposes are also being
The people of the land and the people of the treaty spoke of:
1. Governance of all in the land
2. The rights of the people of the land to their lands,
forests, ﬁsheries and all things highly prized
3. Freedom, equality and justice
The new leaders and warriors and wise women and wise men
fashioned great pillars of words and knowledge.
New documents were crafted;
new agreements made;
old promises honoured.
2 and there, in this place and that,
he mountains, in the forests,
ne swift rivers,
ie the vast inland waters,
on the shores of the great oceans,
w forest began to grow.
word of the Treaty of Waitangi
heard in the gathering places,
1e halls of learning and governance,
in the courts of law.
There was a new dawning upon the land.