My first post. Identity at any meaningful level cannot be manufactured or manipulated; it is as much genetic imprint as formative experience. No matter what destructive processes we have gone through, eventually the taniwha stirs in all of us, and we can only be who we are. Merata Mita in Dennis & Bierenga, 1996, p.Continue reading “The Taniwha”
Tag Archives: Whānau
Our home birth
Initially home birth was not my first choice; I wanted to give birth in a birthing centre. I did not want the mess at home, worry about cleaning my whare, having to cook my own kai. I wanted to be looked after, thought of, wanted my baby and I to be safe. These ideas wereContinue reading “Our home birth”
No more butts whānau!
In celebration of World Smokefree Day 31st May 2020 our wee whānau put together this video. Ever since I was little I tried to get mum and dad to give up. I hated being stuck in the car with them the smoke used to sting my eyes. Then I ended up joining in for aContinue reading “No more butts whānau!”
In this moment our kurī Poki was injured so I put her in this pull cart and off we went to the beach. She was soooo happy that she could come with the whānau and wasn’t left out. This moment was perfect in every way. She was in pain but right here she was contentContinue reading “Whakaroau”
Kia haumaru te noho!
We wanted to share our whānau message of creating safe practices when our whānau arrive home from mahi – essential workers on the frontline. #nohokitekainga #kiahaumarutenoho #COVID #URUTA #COVID_19Indigenous_World We were inspired as pāpā comes home from mahi and follows these easy steps to keep us safe in our wee bubble. We had lots of fun making this video.Continue reading “Kia haumaru te noho!”