Writing a Mihi
Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.
Manaakitanga is my Maori name given by the Ratana elders. While manaakitanga is but a singular word, it’s important to note that it does not have a singular meaning or application. Manaakitanga and its root word, manaaki, describes or manifests, in a Māori sense, more of a broader cultural concept around reciprocity of kindness, respect…