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27 September 2009

Reception for the first members of the Base Team in New Zealand

KAMURANGI KI KAIPARA KAPAHAKA ROOPU, a maorí folklore group gave a warm welcome to the first members of the World March Base Team to arrive in Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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Maori music was the central theme of an emotional ceremony in which the people of Aotearoa received and welcomed the base team and became participants in the World March, opening a unique space to share cultura, experience and projects of peace.

The message given to the World March in the original words, in the languauge in which they were expressed is:

“Kia u, Kia Kaha, kia manawanmi. Ka puta, ka ora e”

“Be firm, be forthright, be hearty. You will emerge, you will achieve”

“You will succeed”

3 comments to Reception for the first members of the Base Team in New Zealand

  • Un fuerte y cálido abrazo para tod@s.

  • Juan Antonio Agostini (Pax Christi-Puerto Rico)

    La Justicia y la Libertad son las alas que de la paloma de la Paz. Y en medio de ambas palpita un corazón que es el Amor. Este viernes 2 de octubre –desde las 4 de la madrugada,hora local– los pacificadores puertorriqueños –de frente al mar– aguardaremos la aurora en una vigilia de alborada en saludo solidario con la Marcha Mundial por la Paz y la No Violencia al inicio de su peregrinación mundial desde Nueva Zelanda. Regocijémonos, ¡la Paz es alcanzable!

    Justice and Liberty are the wings of the Dove of Peace. And amidst them, Love is the throbbing heart. This Friday, October 2,from 4 o’clock in the morning Puerto Rican peacemakers will be awaiting Dawn in a vigil of salute and solidarity with the World March for Peace and Non Violence, as it departs on its world pilgrimage from New Zealand.Let us rejoice, Peace is attainable!