Monday, 12 November 2018

Nga Mihi Aroha ki nga whanau o #Rowandale

Last week I laid my mum Louie Katene to rest with my dad and my sister in Rotorua.

I was deeply moved with the presence of my school whanau #Rowandale and my past school Avondale Primary, who came to pay respect to my mum and support me in a journey that I know is hard for many people who lose anyone they love dearly.

I also missed a highlight in our students week with our 'Sharing Our Taonga' with our whanau on Wednesday 7th November. I was also blessed with short videos and photos sent to me, which I just finished looking through over the weekend.

I thank my class (who I will be seeing tomorrow) and my parents for your support through this time. I look forward to seeing my class - Nga Mihi Aroha,  me tou Manaaki ki a koutou katoa.

 Me at one of my home beaches - Taupo Bay, Northland
 #Rowandale shown the sights of Awahou
 Introduced to Pekehaua - Our Awa 
 Out the front of our wharekai - Te Aongahoro
My beautiful mum - Louie Katene

Whakapono 22, I will back with you all tomorrow... I can't wait... 

4 comments:

  1. Kia kaha e hoa. Nice to have you home with us. We are always here for you my friend. We have missed your smile.

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  2. My prayers are with you my friend ... from what I saw and heard your mums farewell was very special ... aroha nui

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