Ko tōku wawata, hei tū he Wharekura mo to tātou Iwi o Te Whakatōhea, Kia whakaakohia ngā uri o Te Whakatōhea i tō tātou reo, tō tātou hitori me ō tātou pakiwaitara. Kia rangatira ai rātou ki roto i tenei ao, Kia kore hoki rātou e wareware ki tō tātou Ukaipo, ano hoki he uri rātou nō Te Whakatōhea.
Ko Hoani Terere Waipuke Temepara ahau (Temple) Ko Omarumutu te Marae, Ko Ngati-Rua te Hāpu and I grew up at Rahui.
I am currently a full-time Forklift driver at Ōpōtiki Packing and Coolstore Ltd or better known as OPAC
My Aspirations for our Iwi is to see the development of the Mussel Processing Factory here in Ōpōtiki that ensures a better future for our people here in Te Whakatōhea in terms of work opportunities.