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Thursday, 05 October 2017 07:59

The Pou on its way to France

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Farewell ceremony for the pou.

On Friday at Shirley Boys' High School, Matua (“father” or “teacher”) gathered his leadership maori students come and do a “karakia” (blessing) and then do a haka with the French trip boys. Each took a few minutes to touch each panel, think of the men and women that inspired it, and all the people that worked to make it happen. A way to send their aroha (love) and mana (pride, sense of self, commitment etc) with it.
Here are a few pics, it is such a moving project to be leading - And if you have missed a bit you can read more about the whole project here.

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