Nga mihi ki a koutou katoa (Greetings everyone!)
Ki te whai ao ki te ao marama, Tihei Mauriora!
(From the world of darkness to the world of Light!!! It is Life!)
This is a well known Maori whakatauki or proverb. It refers to the beginning of time, and the journey of the creation of the world.
Our journey with Ora, began four years ago and now what was just a vision has become reality and we can now share Ora with you.
Its been a great ride so far and one in which we are proud wahine (women) ‘just goin for it’ and an essential element of that is to acknowledge our unique Maori heritage.
Keep tuned in to Ora for monthly updates and ‘korero’ (chat) because we want to share lots of things ‘Maori’ and other korero with you all, so, you can see how we view our world and how we can ALL come together to keep Papatuanuku (our earth mother) Well and Healthy for our future generations to come. …
because …… ‘she’ (Papatuanuku) sees your Natural Beauty !!!
A special mention to our Whanau (family) who are…. in front of us, behind us, all around us… to tautoko (support) ….. to provide our rongoa (healing plants) … and guide us to a place of understanding and aroha (love)
Nga manaakitanga nga whanau katoa xox
Tessa, Karen, Adele and Patsy
the Ora girls!