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Wanna play the name game? May 21

Well its about time some of that name game came out. Many of the readers of this will not be familiar it with Maori language – or perhaps my countries native language. I will confess I’m not a native speaker, nor even a good listener as I know from living in Japan.

There is something I do know very well. My home. Its a small little valley on the west side of the becoming famous Coromandel Peninsula. Its been so unworthy of notice that even today its just a small mention on the maps, well almost. Its beginning to get fame because its the beginning the prestine Pohutukawa Coast, and somewhere still untouched.

I know the valleys of it very well, not because of recent history where my family owns alot of it but rather because of its name. The name is Papa Aroha

Translation is (and this is very directly I dont’ need to look up and verify, since I grew up with these legend names)

Papa = Earth mother, her partner was Rangi sky (yes Papa in my real language means mother)
Aroha = Love (no different meaning for that either).

My home valley I live in is called Papa Aroha. Take the translations, it means the place that mother earth loves. Or a place where the ansectors felt her love and see it. When you see a picture of my valley you will understand. It really is where the mother earth created a place you will love. Come see, you are welcome!

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