We are grateful to be located in beautiful Evans Bay – overlooked by Hataitai!
So, we have been excited to learn about Ngake and Whātaitai, taniwha from Wellington Harbour.
Over past few months with support and help from the wider community we have been creating a display in our center about Ngake and Whātaitai.
Nga mihi ki a whanau Ditchburn! Trent Ditchburn created the taniwha; Ngake and Whātaitai. Trent’s younger brothers Raiden and Nova also did some amazing mahi. Their parents Phil and Ahlun helped to assemble the display on the foyer wall. The Greta Point tamariki have painted backgrounds and shells and birds!
This has all been coordinated and pulled together by our wonderful kaiako Dana! and is on display in our foyer (come in and check it out!).
What a great way to finish the week. Have a safe and happy weekend Whànau.
The Greta point team.
Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
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