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Morvin Simon - 25 Oct


Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.

Koia tera ko te whakatauaki i whakairohia ki te ngakau o nga uri o te awa o Whanganui, otiia he pepeha e mau tonu ana ki te ngakau o Morvin Te Anatipa Simon, he tangata pumau ki nga tikanga i whakarerea iho e nga matua tupuna hei taonga tuku iho ki te reanga kei te heke iho.

He tangata haere, he tangata kitea, engari tera tonu nga mahi kaore ano kia whakatutukiria e tenei o nga tino rangatira no roto o Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi, Ngati Apa me Tuwharetoa.

I am the river, the river is me.

This proverb has been embedded into the hearts of the Whanganui people and it depicts the spiritual significance of their river.

It is also significant to Whanganui elder, Morvin Te Anatipa Simon, whose wealth of Maori knowledge and willingness to share his experiences with others is endless.

This documentary portrays the life story of Morvin Simon, of Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi, Ngati Apa and Tuwharetoa descent, and his endeavours to achieving more in life.  


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