Nuku said Maori saw things "differently", connecting their current lives with tipuna
, and it was important to have culturally aware staff caring for them.
Tahuriwakanui also stands as a sentinel on top of the Tipuna
whare at Huria Marae in Judea.
15pm, live on BT Sport): 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Alex Tait, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Adam Powell, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Craig Willis, 9 Michael Young, 1 Rob Vickers, 2 George McGuigan, 3 Taione Vea, 4 Mouritz Botha, 5 Sean Robinson, 6 Will Welch (c), 7 Dan Temm, 8 Mark Wilson Replacements: 16 Rob Hawkins, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Andrew Foster, 19 Calum Green, 20 Richard Mayhew, 21 Ruki Tipuna
, 22 Tom Catterick, 23 Tom Penny
Richards has also brought in New Zealander Jamie Booth to shore up a crisis at scrum-half with Ruki Tipuna
crocked and out for three months.
Further tries, though, from scrum-half Ruki Tipuna
and hooker Rob Vickers saw the Falcons seemingly take control with a 21-7 lead at the break.
Newcastle battled hard throughout but could only manage a first-half try from lively scrum half, Ruki Tipuna
and a penalty try late on.
Falcons boss Dean Richards complained that the officials had missed Leicester hooker Tom Youngs standing five yards offside when replacement scrum-half Ruki Tipuna
tried to make a scoring pass.
BRISTOL: Wallace, Watkins, Hughes, Mosses (Eves 77), Short, N Robinson (Jarvis 57), Tipuna
(Baldwin 38); Traynor (Cortes 41), R Lawrence, Hobson, B Glynn, Sorenson, Koster, Rennie (Grieve 53), Eadie (Skirving 77).
Tries from Ruki Tipuna
, Nick Koster and Edinburgh man Ross Rennie secured the bonuspoint win, cementing our status at the top of the table.
Cardiff's Ellis Jenkins powers through the tackles of Bristol's Tom Channon (L) and Ruki Tipuna
whare runanga--carved meeting house; also known as whare whakairo or whare tipuna
Five members of the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre played the roles of tipuna
, or spirit helpers.