We recently held a “celebration of life” hui for Di Wilson (Solomon), who is unwell but wanted a chance for everyone to get together at her marae. Di is a Haast stalwart and local legend, as was attested to by the number of people who came to her hui. A mistress of many talents – food and cake decorating being just two of them – she is also a bit of a mischief by all accounts. A descendent of Te Naihi Kinihe, we were privileged to host such an event for one of our own. Nō reira, e te mareikura, mā te atua koe e manaaki. [Read more…]