I myself am from Ngāti rangitihi.
I myself am from Ngāti rangitihi. For me personally my culture is so important to me. I didn't grow up learning much about it because my māori side of the family were distant and confusing. Therefore I never gained the opportunity to see my marae, learn or be brought up amongst my culture. However I decided to do it for myself. I competed at competitive kapa haka in secondary schools. I planned a visit to my marae up north. I contacted possible whānau to help me learn. And I also study Māori at school and have been for the last 4 years.