Tēnā koutou e hika mā
The other weekend our Level 5 Te Reo Māori class had another noho marae at Invercargill. On the same weekend that we were in Invercargill, we were very fortunate that there was also a Raranga Harakeke (Flax weaving) exhibition on at the same time at the Mīharo gallery.
On display were the many taonga (treasures) weaved by Whaea Wini Solomon. Wini was there at the gallery with many of the other kai raranga (weavers) showcasing their exceptional talents. Our group was very humbled to mihi to Wini and the group, and to perform a number of action songs for them.
He kotuku rerenga tahi – A special occasion indeed