In October, 15 members of Ngāi Tahu ki Tauranga Moana travelled to Te Waipounamu on a journey of discovery. Our kaumātua, Uncle Joe Briggs, Aunty Jan and Uncle Brian Kawe came along to support us.

This hikoi had been in the making for a long time and we finally realised the dream. Vicki Ratana, someone considered very special by Tauranga Moana, met us at the airport and she was our tour guide for the weekend.
We were welcomed with a pōwhiri at Tuahiwi Marae and we stayed there during our time in Christchurch. We had the added bonus of being with an awesome group of wānanga students, who were also staying at Tuahiwi. [Read more…]