Tena koutou katoa, greetings all.
No Waitaha, ķati Mamoe, ķai Tahu me Tauiwi oku iwi.
I am a descendant of the first nations peoples from the southern lands of Aotearoa on my mother’s side with Dutch, English, Irish and Australian bloods on my Papa’s.
I grew up in a time where I was fortunate as the eldest daughter of my Mama and Papa to have both sides of my Taua, Poua and grandparents, aunties, uncles and many others. My parents were young parents, living between a city, a port and a papaķaika. I was raised between my parents and my Taua on my Mama’s side. When with my parents I visited my grandma/Pa consistantly on my father’s side. They owned land for market gardens and my Papa gave me a horse that grazed on their land.