Ray shared a moment

Ray Spence | May 2021

Photo of Ray | Dunedin
I'm a first generation NZer and proud to be part of this beautiful whenua with its rich and spiritual heritage.
I'm a first generation NZer and proud to be part of this beautiful whenua with its rich and spiritual heritage. I am also culturally Lithuanian and Lithuania had to endure many years of oppression, suppression of language and land confiscation before gaining freedom in 1991. When my Mother became very sick she moved to live with my sister in Masterton and was greatly respected by the Maori community. I would like to honour the manaakitanga and aroha shown to my Mother by learning Te Reo and Tikanga, especially since Lithuanian is not easily accessible to me