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This reader’s photo was sent in by Pet­tah Har­ri­man. Nga¯ Ka¯kano o Apumoana cel­e­brated a year of Marae Kin­der­garten at Whakare­warewa Ther­mal Vil­lage re­cently. A steamed hangi they pre­pared was cooked in the nga¯ wha and sweet corn boiled in the min­eral pool. “We also spent time ex­plor­ing the vil­lage, lis­ten­ing to ko¯ rero about the his­tory of the area and the peo­ple who lived there. The day en­abled us to ap­pre­ci­ate the spe­cial place in which we live and was the per­fect way to end a year of authen­tic learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences at the pa¯ .”

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