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  1. Nichole Gully says:

    Tēnā koe e Manu, e te kaitārai o te kupu, mōu i tuku i ō whakaaro mō te noho i Parihaka i te tirohanga o te ure nō te Moananui-a-Kiwa. I could feel the presence of the Parihaka wairua in your words, something that only comes from the privilege of being there. Loving the links out and the pictures too. So few words with so much to say. Fa'afetai.  

    1. Manu Faaea-Semeatu says:

      Faafetai lava Nichole.  I had the privilege of returning to Parihaka this year in March.  The only other place I have felt at peace like that is back home in Samoa.  It was truly a moving experience for me.

  2.' Janelle Riki says:

    Tēnā koe e Manu. What a beautiful reflection of your experience in a beautiful place. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring and moving story. Ngā mihi aroha ki a koe e hoa.

  3.' Maria Tibble says:

    Fa'afetai, Manu.  I admire you so much for sharing this and staying staunch for your tane. Ka mihi a Te Arawa ki a Hamoa xxx

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  5.' Jimaya Te Rangi says:

    Kia Ora Manu,

    This post was interesting to me as our school are looking to embark on a journey of learning about Parihaka and we have recently seen the Children of Parihaka film. I like that you have been able to make connections to your own life in Samoa and also have a real sense of what happened there. This is where I think place-based learning, tangata whenuatanga, is important and has a place in schools.

    Following what you have thought about and experienced here I believe it could be beneficial for our year 7 and 8 students to be able to go on part of the same journey the men of Parihaka went on by visiting some of the important areas here in Christchurch. This could include a trip to the Historic Addington Jail or over to Ripapa Island.

    Thank you for sharing your blog posts.

    Ngā mihi nui

  6.' Senia Samuelu Eastmure says:

    I love Taranaki. The maunga itself has a special place in my heart. It stands tall like Mt Vaea in my island of Savaii in Samoa.
    I believe there are many similarities with Parihaka and Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa – whanau/aiga; iwi/nuu; but moreso the struggles. Parihaka fighting to keep their land, when Pasifika peoples arrived in NZ, some groups were fighting to stay here through the dark days of the Dawn Raids. Overcoming these challenges has established great connections and familiarity with both Iwi and Pasifika peoples. We feel the same wairua and mana as our fellow cousins here in Aotearoa

    1.' Senia says:

      *My bad. I meant Mt Silisili in Savaii

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