Te Arawa Pride Event Coordinator | Tuhourangi
He Kinaki Korero
Ko Tarawera te maunga
Ko Tarawera te awa
Ko Tuhourangi Ngāti Wahiao te hapu
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
Ko Te Arawa te waka
He honanga whakapapa ki Te Arawa whānui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa me Tainui hoki
Hana works as the Te Arawa Pride Event Coordinator, to provide a space to foster health and well being amongst whānau, hapu iwi and marae in the Te Arawa rohe. Hana believes health doesn't start and end with a gym session or going on a 'diet'. Our tupuna (ancestors) had the mental, spiritual and physical capacity to run maunga, navigate oceans, hoe waka, hunt and gather kai, fight and train as well as learn whakapapa, waiata and korero all in a day.
Nowadays our people would be lucky to make it halfway up the maunga before we get tired and want to go home.
Our tupuna were at the top of their game and excellence was the rule, not the exception. Hana hopes to manaaki Te Arawa whānau to realize the potential their tupuna intended for them and help whānau to be the best representation of Te Arawa whakapapa they can.
Hana has represented in sporting codes on a regional, national and international level and continues to pursue her athletic pursuits.