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Georgia's Kōrero - A Daughter's Story

Georgia Tiatia Fa'atoese Latu

Georgia's Kōrero - A Daughter's Story

In April 2019 my tumuaki (principal) from kura (school) told me about a wānanga (place of learning) in Matata that taught mau rākau (martial arts) and the ways of our ancestors for young Māori girls. The only problem was that she said I had to pay $600 dollars to attend this wānanga. So I went home and asked my mum and she told me I had to fund-raise myself, as we were off to Rarotonga in just three weeks. I knew I couldn’t get a part time job after school as I am only twelve. So mum suggested I make poi...

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