If you live in your own tribal area you could be attending a tangi most weeks.

Such are tribal: whanau, hapu and iwi connections.

The past six months have seen Te Arawa in overdrive with tangi. This does occur from time to time.

All quiet for months then a flurry of tangi. Sometimes it appears that's the only time families and their relations get to catch up with each other.


These days the pace of life and juggling work commitments can be demanding on family time.

That's why celebrating happy family occasions are important. At any time, without warning, we