Nathan shared a moment

Nathan Simon | November 2021

During Covid lockdown, we Tauira unable to get to our Wananga created our own little off site group so to keep up with & support each other in our own personal journey.

During Covid lockdown, we Tauira unable to get to our Wananga created our own little off site group so to keep up with & support each other in our own personal journey. We tried hard to meet each week on a regular time & location at each others homes when available & kept up to date with our learning that way. It is great to have so many Tauira around me with the same Wairua/Kaupapa & or korero, Most of us trying to fill this emptiness of not knowing our Te Reo Maori language or the feeling of having been left out or behind."KO MAORI AHAU"Iam Maori...but to be pono to myself & my other Tauira Iam still lost without my te reo maori .This year has been very frustrating with the Covid levels affecting our learning @ TWOA Huntly campus, not having the resources or technical devices available or working properly has probably been a good thing as it has made all of us in this small group more resourceful and committed to completing what we started. Our Kaiako...Matua Dan John Hiramana Rua has kept the ahi kaa alive & I can not think of a better way to thank him or appreciate him but to make him proud of having me as a student of te reo maori & completing my own personal journey & to take our language out there to those that are in that lost space to let them know TE REO MAORI is your light in the darkness.Kia Kaha,arohanui whanau. Nathan Simon.