Show­ing the love, pho­tos re­veal trea­sured chil­dren

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

As part of Chil­dren’s Week, South Waikato Pa­cific Is­lands Com­mu­nity Ser­vices held a photo ex­hi­bi­tion last week in cel­e­bra­tion of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.

This year’s theme is: Akatupu I te tango- akaperepereia au (Trea­sur­ing our tamariki).

The or­gan­i­sa­tion’s well child nurse, May Thomas, said the ex­hi­bi­tion was a spe­cial event for all in­volved.

‘‘This was a very spe­cial event for South Waikato Pa­cific Is­lands Com­mu­nity Ser­vices as each photo of chil­dren with their fam­i­lies and their an­ces­tors gave us a won­der­ful in­sight of the love, pride and his­tory of each fam­ily. The spir­i­tual sig­nif­i­cance was pal­pa­ble,’’ she said.

‘‘It is with heart­felt grat­i­tude Mereau­mate Vano (Pa­cific com­mu­nity kar­i­tane) (and I) would like to thank those fam­i­lies for al­low­ing us the priv­i­lege of shar­ing their trea­sured pho­tos with us and the com­mu­nity.’’

CHER­ISH MO­MENTS: Rev­erend Tai­hia and Ka­puna Hasini with Laloifi and Navy Salatielu opened their al­bums to share their trea­sured mo­ments for Chil­dren’s Week.

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