Tangi mai ana te kiwi
Tangi whakotokoto mai i te pūtake o Hikurangi
Me koe hoki e hika i runga o rau kumara
E runga, e runga
E raro, e raro
Ka ao, ka āo, ka awatea
He Ngāti Porou,
He Ngāti Raukawa/Ngāti Parewahawaha,
He Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura,
He Rangitāne hoki
Go-to fitness guy in the building since Day 1 @ Pūhoro (Nominated by the other kaimahi of course.)
When did you join Pūhoro?
What do you love about working for Pūhoro?
The ability to work with whānau to realise, see and guide our amazing young Māori leaders to a better tomorrow for whānau, community and Iwi.
Advice for your Rangatahi
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. Currently in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word ’struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. I am proud to be Māori!!
If you were an element, what element would
you be and why?
There are 4 elements I would like to choose from. 1. Hydrogen
4. Nitrogen = Ko au Te Tai Āo! Ko te Tai Āo ko au! I am The Universe & The Universe is me.
(However, if it must be a single element, I choose Steel. Because in my spare time I like to bend it)