Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Ngāi Tamawhariua me Ngāi Tauwhao ngā Hapū
Ko Te Moutere o Matakana te Whakamarutai o Tauranga Moana.
Te Kahu Rolleston
Ngai Te Rangi
A descendant of Tauranga moana who uses creative language to convey my experiences and perspective to others. Spoken word poetry for me, like for many others has been an outlet to release maemae and works as a tool of healing among many other things.
I contributed some poetry and raps. The recording process was smooth and easy. The “ice pro” ensured everyone was comfortable which made it an environment conducive to creativity. The pieces I contributed all had a focus of overcoming adversity and a strong grounding in Te Ao Maori.