Papakura Courier

TE WHARE TAPA WHA¯ – TAHA WHA¯NAU

- TE AORANGI-KOWHAI MORINI (TATI)

OPINION: We’ve covered three sides of our Te Whare Tapa Wha¯ and now it’s time to finish off with the last taha of our whare, taha wha¯nau.

Wha¯nau is the Ma¯ori word for family but, in this context, wha¯nau can mean friends, family and your wider community.

This looks at the social wellbeing of a person and how the people around you can impact your hauora (health).

Whanaungat­anga (relationsh­ips) is huge in Te Ao Ma¯ori because as Ma¯ori we are always together sharing kai (food), stories, spinning yarns and having cuppa convos.

It’s what binds us together as an iwi (tribe).

My marae is where I go to connect with my wha¯nau.

It’s a place where we can celebrate events, have tangihanga (Ma¯ori funerals), have massive feasts in the wharekai (dining hall) and wa¯nanga together (have discussion­s).

Having a place to call home can strengthen your connection with the people you call family.

A place where you can all

 ?? ?? While exploring the subject of wha¯nau, we look at the social wellbeing of a person, says Te Aorangi-Kowhai Morini (Tati), right.
While exploring the subject of wha¯nau, we look at the social wellbeing of a person, says Te Aorangi-Kowhai Morini (Tati), right.

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