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  • n. Alternative spelling of tupuna.


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  • Organiser Tracey Tawha says Southland's Te Koawa Turoa o Takitimu, also known as Blackmount Valley, was the way the tipuna got between Murihiku settlements like Riverton area to Piopiotahi, the Milford Sound.

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  • Kei te mihi atu ki o koutou maunga, ki o koutou awa, ki o koutou whenua, i takea mai ai o koutou tipuna, tae noa mai ki a koutou e huihui nei i tenei ra.

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  • Geneva over 22 years of drafting and negotiating the Declaration, have done our tipuna proud.

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  • Our tipuna foresaw a future in which tangata whenua and settlers would work together in a partnership based on mutual respect and understanding, co-operation and the utmost good faith

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  • "We uphold the claimants 'view, however, that since their tipuna knew nothing of the Treaty, it could not, in any real sense, take effect to bind them to its terms."


  • Kua kai tatou i nga kai o te mara, i tiria e o tatau tipuna.


  • The students recognised that their small community was changing and they wanted to promote a sense of belonging and pride in their past by finding out more about the lives of their ancestors and tipuna.


  • "The vision of our tipuna and a fundamental commitment to the care of our land for the welfare of future, as well as present, generations is at the heart of this success."



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