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It is important for me that my tamariki appreciate life and their culture. It is therefore necessary that they have the knowledge that is required to understand the purpose and value of our customs.


The gap is created by the structure of today’s society where we are hindered by day to day time constraints and financial pressures. In many instances modern success contradicts appropriate Maori values.


To realize my goals, is to find the middle path and one that will add value to the future direction of life for my tamariki and mokopuna. Most of all. to appreciate things more. This painting depicts my son Porowini and waka at Waitangi.

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