Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au – I am the land and the land is me
It is our disconnection from Papatūānuku, our first mother, that is the cause of climate change. We need to slow down, observe and learn from our tamariki who will lead the way to a more hopeful future.
In this picture, TeRangimoeke and I are harvesting calendula to make a simple pani (ointment) to be used for small cuts & grazes. As I share the things I know about different plants and kai to grow, she is teaching me to slow down, be inquisitive and to find the beauty in all living things.”
Aroha Healion (Niwa, Taylor)Taranaki, Te Ātiawa, Ngāruahine, Ngāti RāruaLocation: Pungarehu, Taranaki