02 Foreword

In: Iti Kahurangi

The descendants of Whatonga and his grandson Rangitāne have lived in the Wairarapa for centuries.
In order to maintain a constant tenure Rangitāne people had to listen to and observe the ways that nature communicated with them which we now recognise as the earliest form of education. In human terms older generations passed on all the useful things to know through te reo and more latterly educators have used several spoken languages, writing, other mediums and technology to educate.

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