Mokopuna Reo recently visited Fale Pasifika Pre-school based at Waimātaitai School, to share culture, kai, waiata and laughter. All practiced together for ‘Te Korohi o te Pēpi’, and everyone enjoyed watching all the pre-schools participating at the event.

Also, we have been practising for the opening ceremony of Te Hapa o Niu Tireni. We are looking forward to being back in the whare. Our mokopuna reo babies were crying and sobbing asking us: ”Why are they breaking our marae?” Pātai tuarua? “Kai hea kā heihei?”

We went with the Tamariki Ora Holiday wānaka which included three fun-filled days.

Day one: We went to Te Ana Māori Rock Centre and the tamariki were so excited with matua Wetere and all his knowledge, kā mihi matua. We made whakapapa pukapuka and included some of the rock art drawings.

Day two: Visited the Tūhawaiki memorial at Jacks Point. Yes, some fell in the water. A tohorā rib was found and was whisked away for analysis with Tautau. Kā mihi me kā whakamoemiti mō te koha nā Takaroa mō te iwi o tēnā tohorā.

Day three: The mokopuna and tamariki woke Tarahaoa and Huatekerekere, kā manu shrieked as they flew out of the ngahere. Sounds of the tamariki laughing, shouting and singing echoed as they raced all the way up to the big tree. Once they were back, we headed for kai and games with matua Irai.

A big shout-out to the pakeke who came and supported the kaupapa, especially Tāua Gwennie.
Nā kā Mokopuna Reo o Arowhenua.