Enliven Waikato - Hamilton

We Day Programme Support Workers and our Kaumatua wanted to give back and share for the start of Maori week decided to sing a Maori waiata, one we all knew well, Pokarekare ana-they believed to be an anthem at one time.
We Day Programme Support Workers and our Kaumatua wanted to give back and share for the start of Maori week decided to sing a Maori waiata, one we all knew well, Pokarekare ana-they believed to be an anthem at one time. Anyway we had a couple of practices at 11.30am to the Prince Tui teka version then at 11.58am we were on the countdown to 12pm start time. It was marvelous. They were so proud of each other for being a part of history. The Day Programme kaumatua and none of them are Maori descent, have enjoyed Maori week so much it was an honour to be with them to share Maori week. Kia kaha tatou ki te korero Maori!