Maori disapproval for the Government’s actions for standing against Israel.

Guest post from Pacific Pearls which is a God Movement in a Christian Maori Movement.

With New Zealand Israeli Ambassador his Excellency Dr. Itzhak Gerberg.

Sunday 29th July 2018 will be a day that will be etched in eternity in the hearts of the Maori and Jewish nation. The Aotearoa Israel Powhiri drew Maori from “O Nga Hau e Wha” (the four winds) to gather in the heart of Waitakere City at Hoani Waititi Marae for a prophetic nation to nation exchange to bless and honour Israel, and the Israeli Ambassador, his Excellency Dr. Itzhak Gerberg.

This ceremony was spearheaded by Ngapuhi as a whakapaha(apology) to express Maori disapproval for the Government’s actions for standing against Israel at the UN and for co-sponsoring the 2016 anti-Israel UNSC Resolution 2334.

The Aotearoa-Israel ceremony was a culmination of the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the Maori nation passed down by Ngapuhi Tupuna (ancestors), and Kaumatua Matua Pat Ruka.

This historic event came with full honours of a Haka Powhiri, a Karanga (call)anda prophetic Korowai (feather cloak) made specifically to release the blessing over Israel and more importantly to connect our two nations, for such a time as this. To haka, to sing, to break bread, and exchange Mauri (life force) between our people was graciously given and received on both sides.

The event organiser, Stephanie Harawira is the National Director of social media campaign Kia Ora Israel and Pacific Pearls who are a pro-Israel New Zealand wide Christian Maori Movement.  Stephanie stated

“Our kaumatua knew the importance of the hour, the importance of our national stance, and the importance of our nations coming together.  It signals to NZ and to the world “Israel is not alone.

Israel needs friends who have courage to stand up, speak up and rise up.  Many people get apprehensive to align with Israel because of the BDS backlash, but we are in a season to not shrink back, but I say

“Kia Kaha (be strong), Maranga Mai (rise up), E TU (stand up) and hold the line alongside our Israeli brothers.”

Israel needs friends who are not afraid to hold the line and support them. Regardless what the governments are saying.

The scriptures tell us to “know the hour” and that Israel will head into perilous times.  We are believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that unity commands a blessing.  Together we are stronger”

I’ve been asked how can we further enhance our relationship between Maori and the Jewish community.  Pick up the phone, let’s korero, pretty simple really.

Contact:  Stephanie Harawira

Pacific Pearls is a God Movement in a Christian Maori Movement on a Hikoi (journey) inspired of the HOLY SPIRIT.


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One comment

  1. Perhaps the Maori leaders should formally ask the New Zealand government to be consistent with their principles. If the government of New Zealand takes the position that the Palestinian Arabs are entitled to an independent state, why are not the Maoris even more entitled?
    After all, the Maoris are the indigenous people of New Zealand whereas the Palestinian Arabs are the descendants of the 7th century imperial conquerors of the Land of Israel, and therefore by definition non-indigenous. Also, the Maoris have their distinctive language, customs and practices, whereas those of the Palestinian Arabs are indistinguishable from the Arabs in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan?
    So, as between the two people, wouldn’t the Maori claim for an independent be far stronger than that of the Palestinians Arabs?