OPINION: A few weeks into another term for Ngati Kahungunu and things have been rocking, rolling, helter skelter.
Seven members of one Hawke's Bay whānau were wiped off the face of this earth including children and babies in a car crash near Taupō.
There's also been three or more suicides of young adolescents, and the irreplaceable loss of Kaumātua like Wharehuia Milroy and Hector Busby.
Aunties and uncles, cousins and a train load of our people heading to the heavens.
This is all in the last two weeks.
Add into the mix a stand-off at the Hawke's Bay District Health