We had the privilege of visiting Mangere Bridge School last Friday to share our story & to bring the students & staff into our crazy world. They sang a beautiful waiata about the pepeha of their kura & had so many great questions to ask us about our careers.
We will be painting a mural on their famous concrete block handball court wall in July & will be getting a group of students together to think up some great ideas & to help us in the process.
We recently went to visit Tōia (Otāhuhu Recreational Precinct) for the blessing of the new carvings. We were reminded of the great privilege it was to paint the major art works for the facility but more importantly presenting this on behalf of Mana whenua.
Auckland has 19 official Mana whenua tribes, it was our responsibility to include their own tribal influences & desires & somehow create an image that included everyone. 'Rangatira', 'Kaitiaki', 'He Tangata', 'Putiputi' (our native/pacific fl...