Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ko wai a Makereti?

Today during extended whānau time we looked at the life and great achievements of Makereti (Maggie Papakura). This was particularly important for those who are new to our whānau and who did not know about this inspirational woman.   

There are many life lessons that we can all learn from Makereti, including:
- It is important to know who you are and where you are from - You can embrace other cultures and still hold onto and stay true to your own - Travel broadens your mind and presents you with great opportunities - You are never too old to study and to embark on new adventures - Manaakitanga:  The importance of showing hospitality and kindness (in good times and bad) - Mana Wahine:  The great power and responsibilities of being a woman

As T.K. Penniman said of his friend Makereti "The secret of her own greatness of soul lay in knowing who she was."

He wahine whai mana a Makereti i roto i ngā ao e rua, otirā he whakaihi wairua mā tātou katoa.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tylahs Pepeha

Ko Tarawera toku maunga
Ko Tarawera toku awa
Ko Tarawera toku roto
Ko Te Arawa toku iwi
Ko Tuhourangi/Ngati Whakaue oku hapu
Ko Tylah toku ingoa

Bella

Ko Te Arawa raua ko Manunuiarangi nga waka.
Ko Paeroa, Maunga Kakaramea ratou ko Tongariro nga maunga.
Ko Waikato te awa.
Ko Ngati Tahu, Ngati Whaoa nga hapu.
Ko Tahumatua te whare tupuna.
Ko Amanda raua ko John oku matua.
Ko Marama toku teina.
Ko Bella Watling Forrest ahau.

Jiaxin

Ko Jiuhua te maunga

Ko Xihu te roto

Ko Haina (China) te whenua

No Anhui ahau

Ko Shi Hongzhi raua ko Liu Meijun oku matua

Ko Shi Kaiyuan toku tungane

Ko Shi Jiaxin toku ingoa

No reira, tena koutou katoa


Shaquias pepeha



Ko Ngongotaha toku maunga 
Ko Rotorua toku moana 
Ko Utuhina toku awa
Ko Te Arawa toku waka
Ko Te Arawa toku iwi
Ko Ngati Whakaue toku hapu 
Ko Te Kuri toku marae 
Ko Tania toku mama
Ko Shaquia toku ingoa 
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Ko te Pepeha o Whaea Hannah

Ko Takitimu te maunga
Ko Oreti te awa
Ko Phoebe Dunbar te waka
Ko Murihiku te whenua
Ko Ngati Pākehā te iwi
Ko Bonar Swale rāua ko Paula Maxwell ōku mātua
Ko Rose tōku teina
Ko Kanapu tōku hoa rangatira
Tokorua ā māua tamāhine, ko Te Matoha rāua ko Hinekura
Ko Hannah Swale ahau

He mihi nui tēnei ki a koutou katoa

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Neha's Pepeha


Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Anita raua ko Niren oku matua
He uri ahau no Fiji

Ko Fiji Airlines te waka
Ko Sleeping Giant te maunga
Ko Rewa te awa
Ko Fijian Indians te iwi
Ko Naag Mandir marae
Ko Neha Raj toku ingoa