E hūrō ana te ihu puta o Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, a, Hoani Kaiwhata ki tētahi haerenga ki tāwāhi hei kaipānui ki tētahi reo irirangi reo Pākehā, teihana whakaata reo Pākehā hoki ki Kamapōtia
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa graduate Hoani Kaiwhata is enjoying another overseas adventure as the new announcer for an English speaking radio and television station in Cambodia.
E hia kē nei ngā mahinga mōrearea a Hoani Kaiwhata, ka mutu, kua tau ki Cambodia me te “noho hāneanea”.
Ko tētahi o ngā tino whakatutukinga āna i te tau kua taha ake nei, ko te putanga o te ihu i te rironga o te Tiwhikete Whakahaere Pūtea kōeke 3 ki Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ki Rotorua i te marama o Haratua.
He kaiwhakangahau, he kaiwaiata a Hoani nō Rotorua ,ā, i tōna wā rā he kaiako Toi Māori ki te wānanga i te tau 2009.
Nōku te waimarie ki te whāngai i aku pūkenga ki aku tauira pūmanawa nui. I rangatira au i a rātou.
Nō te kitenga o tētahi pōhi pukamata mō te puāwaitanga i te tīmatanga o te tau nei, i riro i a ia tētahi kirimana pāpāho ki tāwāhi.
Kua rua wiki ia e mahi ana ki tētahi reo irirangi, teihana whakaata reo Pākehā ki Cambodia, ka ngangaro!!
'Koinei tētahi mea i puta i tāwauwau. E tūmeke tonu ana au', hei tā te kaipāpāho o te teihana reo irirangi hou, Teihana Tahi Cambodia.
E rikarika ana a Hoani i āna tūhuratanga i te ao, te haere ki ngā whenua hou, te tūtaki ki ngā tāngata hou me te whai wāhi ki ngā ahurea rerekē.
'He mea hou tēnei ki a au, he tino rerekē, heoi he pai katoa ki a au ki te whakamātau i te ao.
Nō tēnei tau tonu i kitea ai ngā whakarewatanga titonga hou a Hoani ki te reo Pākehā, me te reo Māori, ngā whakangahautanga puta noa i te motu, ka mutu i uru atu hoki ki tētahi pakipūmeka mō te ako i te reo Māori me te whakatiki kia makere atu te 20 kirokaramu.
"I makere atu te 18 kirokaramu, ka mutu, ko te 10 kirokaramu tonu te hekenga…pūrari parirau heihei KFC", hei tāna.
Ko ētahi anō mahinga a Hoani he tūhura i te ao mō ngā tau e ono hei kaiwaiata mō tētahi pēne Rātini, ka mutu, i whakangahau ki te Whare Parakihana o te kuini o Ingarangi ki tō Che Fu taha.
E whāia haeretia ana te kaipuoro hira, kaiwhakawhakangahau hoki e kīia ana ko Hazaduz, e ōna hoa pukamata mā tana whārangi pukamata Haz Bro.
Wānanga graduate Hoani Kaiwhata has been on one amazing adventure after another and is now in Cambodia "living the dream".
A highlight of his many achievements over the past year and a half include graduating with a Certificate in Money Management level 3 from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Rotorua in May.
Hoani, an entertainer and musician from Rotorua, was a Māori Performing Arts kaiako at the wānanga in 2009.
"It was a great honour to be handing on my skills to my class of naturally gifted tauira. I was both humbled and proud to be their kaiako."
A Facebook post about his wānanga graduation success was spotted earlier this year and he was offered a contract working overseas in broadcasting.
For the past fortnight he has been working for an English speaking radio and television station in Cambodia and "having a blast".
"The opportunity to be here came out of the blue. I'm still buzzing hard out," the new Radio One Cambodia announcer says.
Hoani is thrilled to be seeing more of the world, engaging in a new land, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.
"It is a brand new challenge, out of my comfort zone, but it feels great to be taking on the world.
Over the past year, Hoani has compiled and released original songs in both English and te reo Māori, played a variety of gigs and shows throughout the country and filmed a pilot for a slice of life reality TV documentary where he took up a te reo Māori learning quest and tried to lose 20kgs.
"I was able to lose 18kgs and have managed to keep 10kgs off . . . damn you KFC wicked wings," he says.
Hoani travelled the world for six years when he fronted a 13-piece Latina band and performed with Che Fu at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth’s 75th birthday.
Facebook friends are keeping up with the popular musician and entertainer aka Hazaduz through his Haz Bro Facebook.