Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 21, 2017 16:20:28 GMT 12
HAPU MEMBER THREATENS RAHUI FOR ENTIRE KAIKOHE INTERMEDIATE OVER CLASSSROOM'S NAME
A Northland principal will seek advice from the Education Ministry if a Kaikohe hapu member places a rahui on the entire school.
David Rankin, of hapu Te Matarahurahu, placed a rahui on a newly opened classroom block named Te Ahi Kaa Roa at Kaikohe Intermediate School and said if the name did not change by the end of the week he would extend the rahui to the entire school.
He said Te Ahi Kaa Roa was inappropriate as it was the name of a papakainga which was abandoned following a series of tragedies involving children in the 1940s and 1950s.
A rahui is a ritual restriction on access to, or use of, an area or resource......