is nzherald.co.nz's pepeha generator.
A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself in Māori. It tells people who you are by sharing your connections with the people and places that are important to you.
Using a set structure it identifies who you are, where you're from and where you belong.
For Māori, pepeha points to whakapapa (ancestry). Whakapapa speaks to relationships and links with the land, the sea, the environment, our world and the universe.
The idea of pepeha is universal. Everyone has a pepeha that links them to their ancestors.
Link to tool and article:Ko Wai Ahau? Try our pepeha interactive tool - NZ Herald