I taku tuatahitanga i taku whānaketanga e hoki wakāro ki Tohi rāua ko Kawa ngā Waitukukiri a Koro Kui maa ka puta tēnei uri ki waho ki te Aō Mārama.
Ripiripia te Parekawakawa ki Arapaoa ki Piripiri te tūrangawaewae o nehe
ki ngā kōhatu a ōku Tīpuna ko Hector Love rāua a Kath Rei
he ringa manāki ki te Ūkaipō ko Kahu Love (Tuppy/Tuppence) rāua a Alec Thompson ka puta mai au, ko Amai Thompson
Ko au te Pou Tīkanga (Cultural Advisor) mō tātou ki Te Ātiawa Manawhēnua ki te Tau Ihu Trust.
My Grandparents are Hector Love and Kath Rei, my parents are Tuppy and Alec Thompson
My role with the Trust is to ensure that Tīkanga o Te Ātiawa is embedded within the organisation and its people. I work with our many whānau associated with our four Marae of Te Tauihu (Waikawa, Whakatū, Te Āwhina and Onetahua)
We are based in the Waitohi Trust Office so if you live locally or just travelling through stop in for a coffee and chat. We would enjoy the company.
Heoi anō, ne i te pīrangi mai,
waea mai, īmēra mai, wakatau mai e