Be like Maui

be like maui - whanau

Maui is well-known amongst our Māori people boys. Though he is also part of many Polynesian stories. One version is also popular since the movie Moana which you both love. However, I’m referring to the legend of Maui known within our culture. Legends tell that he pulled off some fairly amazing feats and it’s these […]

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Perspective changes everything

Koro awe perspective changes everything

It’s amazing how the way you think about a situation, totally changes the experience. As I get older, I realise more and more the power of our thoughts and how it’s not the situation that determines our happiness (or not), but our reaction to it. Perspective changes everything boys. There have been many instances lately […]

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Get back up

Driving out

It’s been a while since we have written to you both boys.  Life sort of turned on its head in January with the flood.  Oh my gosh another flood, we couldn’t believe it.  So now I’ll tell you the story, and the biggest lesson I have learnt from this – so far.  Get back up. […]

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Boys can be beautiful too

Prince Rakeiora

Rakeiora you are at the age where you are aware of gender – the differences between boys and girls, men and women.  You have been for a while but lately you have been speaking out lately when you have a strong opinion on this topic.  It’s really got me thinking and I feel it’s timely […]

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