Junior - Invercargill

My 'why' is my tamariki.

My children are proud to be Kuki and Maori. They love their culture, language and heritage, especially performing on stage. My 'why' is my tamariki. Although I am not of Maori descent I too love their culture and have learned te reo from a young in an informal setting. I now teach te reo but have a long journey ahead with my level of reo and I love that I can share this journey with my whanau. 3/4 of our tamariki are over 16 and we have 1 mokopuna but our baby is 5 and is at Te Wharekura o Arowhenua. He is so happy and is learning so much. My 'why' is my tamariki. My tamariki are my heart.