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Joanie Panting | September 2021

My husband, our oldest son and I sang some waiata.

My husband, our oldest son and I sang some waiata. I am a teacher so I had the words already written out for them and I played along on the guitar. We sang Pokarekare Ana with harmonies, which brought back memories of my daughter's wedding in London. Two of my sisters and their kids were there and a lot of the guests were Kiwis and they joined in too. Three part harmony and echo! It made everyone a bit teary-eyed actually. My son-in-law is in a band and the venue's sound mixing guy loved it. He was Jamaican and said it was like his family who all sing together too. Thanks for giving us inspiration to repeat our performance even in a Level 4 Lockdown. Some of the family in England are ill with Covid at the moment. Thank goodness they are vaccinated otherwise they would have been hospitalised. We really miss our whanau so far away.

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