June 02, 2022
Ignorance and shame on BSA says international Māori sportscaster
IGNORANCE AND SHAME ON BSA says INTERNATIONAL MAORI SPORTSCASTER
I have been a Maori Sportscaster for 34 years now commencing with Aotearoa Radio ,1988 and eventually included Iwi Radio stations, Sky Sports TV, and still a Sports contributor for Iwi Radio .
I totally support my colleagues from Te Taura Whiri I te Reo as well as all Iwi Radio Broadcasters that it is our Reo and how we apply it is how we speak it Our Reo was created and are they assuming God created an offensive and rude language
As a Maori Sportscaster over many years on Iwi Radio, Sky TV and Radio Sports contributor, I am extremely upset with the insinuations by a Pakeha Agency who has no respect and probably no idea the depth and spiritual connotations of how simple our language. ie I te timatanga o te kupu ko te atua te kupu I te timatanga.
I have followed our National sports teams overseas to conduct Maori Commentaries from World Rugby League tournaments in 2000 held in England, Ireland, Scotland, Pacific Islands. and Australia. Rugby and Netball national games Maori tournaments including the Commonwealth games in Auckland and have had only 1 single complaint made during a Rugby Match at Eden Park. Brief explanation to Sky Sports next day was accepted and that’s it
I used my Tuhoe terminology for describing playing action on a rugby field on Netball courts and Maori Sports Commentary provides more humor than ordinary commentary.
BSA I believe is being ignorant to our Maori Vocabulary, Maori Kiwaha, sentence structures of how our words are spoken in humour and a more polite useage than English swear words
Is ringa koko hamuti…… an offensive sentence ? in my Tuhoe dialect it refers to being a LEFT HANDED writer, tennis player
Stay with your own language and leave our language alone