Monday, July 28, 2014

Waiata of the Heart

November 11, 2008 by  
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On my first day at Primary School I was chosen for the Infants Choir, I was five years old but I remember it as if it was yesterday. My teacher was Jean Millett who taught Primer 1 at Terrace School in my home town of Waipukurau in Central Hawkes Bay. I credit her (along with

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

The Treasure Box

October 18, 2008 by  
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Lately, my cousin Davina and me have been having chats with Kaumatua, Haami Moeke. A Kaumatua is a respected Māori elder. His birth place in the Bay of Plenty, bordering on Tuhoe country, Tuhoe Children of the Mist. I think of him latterly as a son of the Four Winds. He has that about him, an […]

Before The Dawn

June 28, 2007 by  
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Where do you go when pain becomes personal? I mean really personal. And not just any old pain, I mean gut-searing, heart-wrenching pain? The kind that threatens to unhinge the very thought of life or living? A moment might indeed seem such a long time. Do you