I tēnei wā ka tukuna atu ngā mihi aroha ki ngā whānau katoa i a tātou e ahu atu ana ki te wā hararei o te Kirihimete. E maumahara ana ki te tini o rātou kua hinga i tēnei tau – takoto mārika mai, haere, haere, haere. E kore koutou e warewaretia.
Kia a tātou te hunga ora, kia pai, kia harikoa ngā hararei, ā, kia tau ngā manaakitanga o te Runga Rawa i runga i a tātou katoa.
My best wishes to us all for the holiday season. Traditionally this has been a time for whānau to come together so that the nannies can marvel at how precious and important all our tamariki and mokopuna are and can take time out to enjoy them and each other. Although this year, many of us will not be able to gather a tinana, we can and will still radiate our aroha to each other, whether it be by karakia and hakaaro or by phone, zoom and other technologies.
Mo tenei wa e noho haumaru tonu ana matou.
Arohanui ki a tātou katoa
Ahorangi Margaret Mutu