Sunday, 10 May 2015
A Makaawhio koha at Gallipoli
|Wayne Costello casts the aotea and waitai into the Aegean Sea at North Beach, Gallipoli. This is just around from Anzac Cove. Note the distinctive 'Sphinx' landmark in the background and the Anzac Day site infrastructure.|
A little of the mauri of our awa Makaawhio is now tumbling in the tides of the Aegean Sea at Gallipoli on the very beach where four of our WW1 soldiers from Makaawhio Pa fought in 1915.
Department of Conservation South Westland services manager Wayne Costello was part of the Gallipoli 100-year commemorations last month at Anzac Cove, and took up an invitation from Makaawhio deputy chair Kara Edwards to carry a memento of Makaawhio with him to remember our men - a small aotea from the awa, and waitai from Maori Beach at Mahitahi. We are grateful to Wayne for so generously honouring our war heroes.
The Makaawhio men who fought at Gallipoli were Pahikore te Koeti and three of his nephews, Kinihe Katau, James Bannister andTuhuru Bannister.
Friday, 24 April 2015
Our Gallipoli men
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Relay for Life 2015
|The Makaawhio tent, with 'sleeping quarters' behind.|
|The kai sales table did a brisk business.|
|Taua Marie Mahuika doing laps with Rohatai and Charlotte.|
Friday, 13 February 2015
Our own head guide