Staying in our lane
When I moved to Turanganui-a-Kiwa to live with my partner, he was working as an archaeologist with a range of iwi. This allowed me to follow him into a world I knew little about.
We were on the beach at Whareongaonga the day he and the mana whenua moved some kōiwi back from the eroding coastal urupā. We were wrapped in Ringatū karakia from before dawn and until after the ceremony. It was safe and beautiful, and I was beyond humbled to stand there behind the whānau.
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