Kia ora everyone,
I hope you are all having a fabulous day and enjoying being alive with the freedoms we have in our country at the moment. After my last blog I thought it would only be appropriate to show how lucky we are as a people of New Zealand and the access we still have to our traditions and culture.
The photos that follow are from a trip I took last year with my Museum n Heritage studies class at Te Puia in Rotorua. These are examples of the strength of our culture in todays world and how lucky we truly are to have this place – Te Puia which serves as a large foundation for the development of our culture and its traditions with both a Weaving and Carving School on site. Started by the influence of Sir Apirana Ngata and his efforts to keep these traditions alive.
I also share this too because I will be farewelling my cousin this weekend alongside the whanau who are so proud of his achievements and acceptance into this Carving School. Wishing you all the best my cuzz. Arohanui. xoxox
Hope you enjoy.