for Ngā Kuia o Tauranga Moana
Me hoki te tangata kite ükaipo,
ki reira pāngia ai te korokoro kite miere o te reo, whangahia ai te puku ki ngā kai a ngā tupuna, ki reira whakatipuria ai kite manaakitanga, kite aroha, ki te atawhai.
He puna whakaora, he wai tukukiri, he kainga taurikura.
Ukaipo is sustenance for the mind, body and soul.
A home that fills your heart with the vocabulary of you tūpuna, that provides you the ancient tools, used to shape our Maor world.
A home that teaches you about respect, love and care for one another.
A he created by our Mamā and Kuia.
- Komene, 39, Christchurch, New Zealand.