Thursday, September 18, 2014

Matua: His Mandate with Destiny

November 14, 2010 by  
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Haami Moeke Snr QSM was a respected Maori kaumatua (Elder). He passed away recently. He was both my friend and my carving mentor. To me, he was Matua or simply Haami. The thing I loved most about him was

Roots and All

October 23, 2008 by  
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Does it ever seem to you that for most of your life you spend it looking for yourself? Even when you know you’re right there! Odd isn’t it! Tomorrow I’ll be travelling to Helensville. I’m attending the hura kohatu (unveiling) of my maternal great grandmother, a woman I hardly know