Issue 56 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Issue 56

Raumati/Summer 2012 | 56

Hei Mahi Māra
Māhi Māra Wairua

The tastes of summer from my māra are a welcome surprise as the limited diet I am on due to a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer ( the chook food diet I call it – mainly vegetables, seeds, nuts and fruits appropriate to my blood type) has invigorated my taste buds.

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It’s hard to believe it has been 40 years since Witi burst onto the writing scene with his first collection of short stories. Yet with me in the midst of child-rearing, it hardly registered till later.

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He Tangata
Ariana Tikao

What constitutes a good day? Good food, good company, a walk by the sea or in our beautiful ngahere, listening to the tūī sing.

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