Opens Kura Auckland – 5.30pm Friday 7th December 2012
On 1 January 2011, TairÄwhiti Polytechnic officially merged with EIT Taradale becoming the off-site campus now known as EIT TairÄwhiti. On the new organisational structure, Toihoukura sits under the School of MÄori Studies – Te Manga MÄori, it continues to enjoy a high level of autonomy, creative license, and close links to hapÅ«, iwi and wider MÄori community groups.
Toihoukura Philosophy Statement
TÄ“nei ngÄ poumatua
Te kÄhui pou o tai whakarongo wÄnanga
Te pou ka toko, te pou ka hiki, te pou ka eke.
TÅ ake nei mÄtau I te tatau
O te whare o Te Toi-o-ngÄ-rangi
Te tatau o te umu tÄ«ramarama
Te umu tipu te whaihanga.
Whakatiria te hÄ« o Rua kia hihiri
Whakapoua te hÄ o Rua kia rarama.
Tohungia te hau o Rongo-tangi-te-wiwini
Rukuhia te wai o Rongo-tangi-te-wawana
Kia mÄ ngÄ pukenga, kia mÄ ngÄ wÄnanga
Kia mÄ hoki mÄtau Ä“nei pia, Ä“nei tauira
He toirangi, he toimatua, he toi tangata ki ahau e!
Ki te whai ao, ki te ao mÄrama
Whano, whana haramai te toki!
Haumi e, hui e, taiki e!
NÄ Derek Lardelli
Used to inspire, awaken the mind and quicken the thought processes no matter the subject being discussed. The reference to those who have passed on, and the processes and protocols they have left behind to guide in everyday life is acknowledged so that understanding and enlightenment are achieved. This finds its foundation in the story of how the three baskets of knowledge were acquired by Tane from the Twelfth Heaven and the sacred gods â€“ the knowledge to be shared amongst mankind. It is this thread that connects us with the power of higher learning and the pursuit of knowledge – so that we may find the world of light, and the world of living. It is a growing art, a veritable art, a living art!
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