Tekau mā whitu ngā tāne e hoe ana i te awa o Waikato i tēnei wiki i raro i te hōtaka o Te Ara Hou, hei rongoā i tā rātou waranga ki te tarutaru me te waipiro. Ki ētahi o rātou, he hīkoitanga ā-wairua kē tēnei, e aro whakaroto ai te titiro.
He roimata tohu aroha e heke mai ana ki runga i tēnei tira hoe waka ā tāne, mai i ō rātou mātua tūpuna. He wheako hou tēnei haerenga ā hoe waka mā runga te awa o Waikato mō Tyrone Peters rāua ko Ace Wikaira
“Being on the waka you know you got to, you got to draw within ourselves in the spiritual sense. You got to release a few things that we were holding. For me it's cleared my mind from some of the things we've come from, the outside, it's been a healing process, a spiritual journey, and it's been awesome”, hei tā Tyrone Peters nō Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara.
“Finding out who I really am and who I can be”, hei tā Ace Wikaira nō Ngā Puhi.
E hoea ana ngēnei tāne mō ngā rā e whā, i raro i te rātonga o Raukura Hauora, kua ono marama rātou e toro atu i te ringa āwhina ki a ratou hei kaupare atu i te warawara tarutaru, waipiro anō hoki.
Peters says, “Before I come here I was going through a bit of a dark patch in my life. I needed some help, so I've come here to Te Ara Hou to get back into my Māoritanga, tikanga, just try and help to rebuild myself.”
Hei tā Brad Totorewa, he Kaiwhakahaere ā rohe o Raukura Hauora, “Ko ngā karakia tawhito, ko te Paimārire, ko ngā papakainga, ko ngā pā tūwatawata, ko ngā wāhi noho a ngā taniwha, ngā āhuatanga whakarite i a rātou anō kia tau ai te wairua, koirā ngā mahi katoa. Tīmata rāno i Te Oko Horoi o ōku tūpuna ki Kēmureti, ka mutu ana ki Te Pūaha o Waikato.”
Ko ētehi o te tira nei, he mauhere kua tukuna i raro i te utu ture, mai i te hapori hoki, engari, he orite te whaakaro.
“I'm here for my whānau and myself”, hei tā Wikaira.
E ai ki a Peters, he whainga hei tautoko te tangata, “it’s about getting the help he needs, “Just reach out, don't be afraid to talk, and stay connected with your whānau!”