On 13 January, myself and four rangatahi – Liam Ellison, Te Anahera Parata, Te Anihana Anderson and Whaipono Herewini, started our trip up to Te Taitimu Camp, held at Camp David near Hastings.

The pōwhiri and the rangatahi on the Mōhaka River featured on the news. And you will be able to see it later in the year on a new TV series that Nigel Latta is making, as he was doing a story on Zack and Georgina Makaare.

The first day everyone went off to Waipukurau pools. It took four big buses to get everyone there. Water safety is a big part of these camps so they learn how to stay afloat and stay alive. [Read more…]