Ko Panekire te maunga
Ko Waikaremoana te moana
Ko Waikaretaheke te awa
Ko Mataatua, ko Takitimu, ko Tainui nga waka
Ko Ngai Tuhoe raua ko Ngati Ruapani nga iwi
Ko Te Poho-o-Tuhoe raua ko Kuha nga marae
Ko Rangi Ahipene taku ingoa
AIO ki te aorangi, Ngā mihi ki nga huhua katoa o te atua, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
I have dedicated much of my life to learning te reo and other aspects of the Māori culture. I have been fortunate to learn from my elders and I credit my late Aunt, Dr. Rose Rangimarie Pere, as being a significant influence in my life.
This journey has enabled me over the last two decades to provide cultural advice to many organisations. I also operate Rangi’s Reo, a community te reo programme where I teach tauira how to speak te reo and to connect back to themselves.