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Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi – Creating a model of well-being



Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi – The Holy House of Ngupuhi.

Tēnā Koutou e mātakiataki mai nā,

To Amber Smith ahau he does not matter.

We recently had the privilege of working with our Whanaunga at Te Hiku Media to produce a series of videos capturing local people with local kōrero.

This video talks about our sacred house on Ngapuhi.
As I say this, we pose the challenge: "Is our house really sacred?"

Often here, in the northern part, we will hear the Tauparapara They Wu Tapu o Ngupuhi at the beginning of the Miami where he still remains.

It should be more than just the "beginning of the Miami".

It is necessary to create and strengthen the sense of well-being in order to help the development of our different communities and which is based on a model of prosperity.

This video was, in particular, a personal project, as the orator was my father, Ross Smith, who is currently a Teacher at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

As a project leader, I created a shooting plan and had the task of editing it.
My kaiwahina on the project was Cayle Lock, she controlled the camera, the sound and the final editing.

It was new for all of us to work in different roles when it comes to video, camera work, different angles, lighting, sound and finally editing, but it was a big step and we all learned a lot,

Whakarongo May, Mayakita May.