We arrived at the Wananga in time for the Powhiri to happen before dark. Maori Culture is really beautiful in terms of its hospitality. Kaumatua from the Wananga both welcomed us and spoke for us. Elder Arthur Black is very funny.
Everyone was very moved by the experience and the Kai (food) following was amazing thanks to the community.
We held the Whakawhanaungatanga (the establishing of relationships) which made me realise even more what an amazing group of people are here.
Now we are checking out our emails and FB status as we drift off to sleep in the meeting house room.
We are excited about the next few days of genuine sharing of spirits.
Everyone arrived safely today from all parts of Asia-Pacific. Thomas and Pi'ikea are driving the 12 of us, including them across two vans.
People are engaged in conversation and sharing. Everyone seems open and fun. Some napping in the van, but that is to be expected given everyone's long journeys.
We are making good time on the journey back to the Wananga where we will meet up with Rachel and Filemoni and have the Powhiri from the Wananga.
Feeling nervous and excited to have everyone here but confident that program will allow for strong connections.
We are testing out the interface to determine if this is going to work. Ken is doing a great job. I will work on the domain mapping.Read More
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