Atea shared a moment

Atea Kahukoka | July 2021

Photo of Atea | Matariki 2021
Ko Koro George teenei.

Ko Koro George teenei.

One of the few kaumaatua we have left in our iwi. The master of waahi tapu, koorero tawhito, hiitori of our iwi, taonga tuturu.

He works tirelessly to protect our waahi tapu and taonga within our rohe.

This year I was fortunate enough to attend a waananga with him about some of our sites of significance, Matariki and Rehua, whakapapa and finally planting out one of our old paa sites with native trees to protect the neighbouring awa and re establish a flourishing ecological network connecting to our other nearby paa.