This blog is for sharing wellness knowledge that supports and enhances a Māori worldview of health and wellbeing with an overarching aspiration of Achieving Wellness For All Māori Whānau through transformative practices. It is here in the transformative space that real solutions and pure creativity are allowed to emerge; an empowered space where traditional worldview and rongoā Māori of our tīpuna merge with modern understandings and capabilities of healthy living and high-level wellness. Through our whakapapa we have a direct channel to the mātauranga and mōhio of our ancestors.
I TE TAHA Ō TŌKU MATUA
Ko Tākitimu, Ko Kurahaupō, Ko Horouta ōku waka.
Ko Rākauwhakatangitangi, Ko Maungahaumi ōku maunga.
Ko Kōpuawhara, Ko Waipaoa ōku awa.
Ko Rotopounamu tōku roto
Ko Turanganui-a-kiwa te moana.
Ko Te Tai Rāwhiti, Ko Tākitimu ngā rohe.
Ko Turanganui-a-kiwa, Ko Te Māhia ōku turangawaewae.
Ko Te Atainga-a-Māhaki, Ko Ngāti Rongomaiwahine ōku iwi.
Ko Ngāi Tamatea, Ko Te Whānau-a-Taupara ōku hapū.
Ko Māhanga, Ko Mangatu ōku marae.
Ko Nopera Whiti, rātou Ko Nepia Tokitahi, Ko Takihere Tame ōku tīpuna tāne.
Ko Ben tōku matua koia tētahi kaumautua ō Mangatu.
Ko Joshua, rātou Ko Charlotte, Ko Emmanuelle āku tamariki.
Ko Locky tāku mokopuna.
Kia ora mai no tātou – Ko Rochelle tōku ingoa.
Where whakapapa provides the stabilising foundation in the building of our wellness it is elements such as whānau, wairua and whenua which bring structure and balance into our wellbeing. Whānau are the cornerstone of the elements of Māori wellness and with this in mind, …………………….WAIORA MĀORI blog and wordpress.com are dedicated to the three beautiful souls I am blessed to call Whānau: Joshua, Charlotte and Emmanuelle.