In April our Puke whānau travelled up to Christchurch to attend Manawa Hou at Wairewa Marae. It was such an awesome experience being there catching up with old faces and meeting some new faces as well. It was great to spend a week with a group of rangatahi who have the same interests and intentions as my own. We were getting up at early hours of the morning to get our bodies warmed up and ready for what the day was going to bring us and our very first bonding experience was going for a hīkoi up the maunga Te Ūpoko o Tahumatā. [Read more…]