Miria and Taroi are passionate about the tangata whenua of the area and enjoy sharing their knowledge. Over welcome drinks and nibbles, Miria and Taroi will share stories about the history of the area and their culture.
Miria and Taroi are descendants of the Ngati Awa and Tuhoe tribes. They also have links with Te Whanau a Apanui. Their ancestors have links to the coast, bush and lake areas.
Miria and Taroi are happy to introduce you to the histories of these places and of the local marae.
Moanarua is her name, The house between two seas. Where you can hear the Ocean’s song. And feel his cooling breeze. The blue surf pounding on the beach, The waves so great to ride, His changing moods at different times, The rise and fall of tides. And then the Harbour’s gentler scene
Where water comes and goes. More Quietly, but just as blue, It is as if she knows. We get a certain energy. Where waves crash on the sand. But sometimes need a softer way. To slip away from the land. Moanarua, here you stand. ‘Tween Horbour and the Sea. I thank you for the little while. You’ve shared your space with me.
22.01.05 Pat Clarke