Kia ano te whanau,
We have arrived safely in Te Rarawa and have been very fortunate to have been welcomed with much aroha from the tangata whenua.
Koraukore Marae is situated right on the beach in Ahipara and is huge. We feel really spoilt to have such an awesome place to stay.
Today we spent the afternoon with Te Kaupapa o Pukemiro. Kai,korero, kai, takaro, kai korero - ka nui te pai. We are the first kura they have had in a long time that has been out of their rohe. They also think we are a Kura Kaupapa. How cool is that! We were also fortunate enough to receive letters and cards from some of the classes which we will respond to when we get home.
We are off to the beach shortly for our Scavengar Hunt.
All is well, tamariki, maatua and kaiako :-)
P.S. Postcards on their way today.