Ka rere te pūru i te pōrehurehu ki tua o te paerangi
Kaurukuhia te wai ki te hiringa angitu, ki te takutai moana
Parininihi ki WaitōtaraPā rara ki te uru
Piki whakarunga ki te tihi o te mounga tītōhea
Whātoro atu ki ngā iwi tokowaru kei ōna rekereke
Taranaki māunga, Taranaki whenua, Taranaki rangatira
Nukunuku mai, nekeneke mai ki taku tau aro kikini ai!
Rere kau ana ngā wai o Waitotoroa
Kaurea te awa ki Te Moana Nui Ā Rua
Kumea mai ki te urunga, takoto ai
E ngā mātāwaka o ngā mātua tūpuna
E Aotea Utanganui
Ko Turi Āriki
E Kurahaupo Whakapakaru
Ko Rutea rāua ko te Moungaroa
Rire rire hau paimārire!
He puawai au nō runga i te tikanga
He rau rengarenga nō roto i te raukura
Ko tōku raukura rā he manawanui ki te ao
Ko te kupu a Te Whiti O Rongomai
He tohu mahara kia tātou katoa
He hōnore he kororia ki te atua
He maungārongo ki te whenua
He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa
Ahakoa ko au
Tēna rā tātou katoa. My name is Morehu Tuuta Ransfield, I am a husband to a wahine of Cook Island Māori/Pākeha descent and a father of six tamariki. I whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga and Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, but my heart and foundation belong to my whakapapa links in Taranaki.
I am the current HOD Māori and Mātauranga Māori facilitator at Spotswood College in New Plymouth.
I completed secondary school at the end of Year 13 in 2005, with NCEA Level 2 and Bursary Māori. I entered into a Bachelor of Teaching Kura Kaupapa Māori degree at Te Wānanga Takiura O Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori O Aotearoa immediately after leaving school. It was my intention to return to Taranaki and give back to my iwi. This ambition was slightly delayed due to me starting my own little family in Tāmaki Makarau. With the acceptance of my whānau, I plan to fulfil this ambition in the near future.
After graduating from tertiary education my professional career began in January 2010. I was accepted by Te Whānau O Tupuranga under the supervision of Ann and Haley Milne who helped me to develop my teaching capabilities to a high standard. Since being involved with this kura, I have had experience in multiple professional development courses, curriculum integration, countless teaching and planning strategies, innovative teaching and learning, organising extra-curricular activities, critical pedagogy and teaching/moderating NCEA level 1 in different curriculum areas. I successfully fulfilled my role at Kia Aroha College and decided to broaden my experiences in a new town.
In February 2012, I was successful in applying for a job as a Kaiako Rangatahi under Te Wānanga O Aotearoa in Hamilton. I was part of a great team that facilitates alternative education for students who have difficulty fitting into our mainstream education system. I left Te Wānanga O Aotearoa to pursue further study and develop skills in other curriculum areas.
In 2013/2014 was employed by the Western Institute of Technology Taranaki as a Te Reo Māori teacher and facilitator for the tertiary foundations and diploma programmes.
In July 2014 I made my way back to Spotswood College as a teacher in charge of Te Reo Māori. I am currently half way through my 7th year teaching here. Since being in Spotswood College, I have delivered Te Reo Māori, Māori Performing Arts, Mātauranga Māori and teacher PLD in Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga. I am working towards developing a future focused learning model for students in a Māori digital space. My aspiration is to provide future generations with the opportunity to delve into new and unexplored future pathways while holding firm onto traditional cultural values and practices that define us as Māori.
Kei hopu tō ringa ki te aka taepa engari kia mau ki te aka matua.
Do not grasp the vine that hangs loose, but hold tight to the parent vine.